Newsletter: Week of 6/12/17

Around the Corner:

Around the World in 80 Days – Penfold Theatre: Friday, 6/16, 8pm
Join the Thursday Group at a FREE, family friendly outdoor performance of Around the World in 80 Days at the Round Rock Amphitheater on Friday, 6/16. The show is presented by Penfold Theatre Company, run by Servant Church’s own Ryan Crowder & Nathan Jerkins. For more information, see: If you’d like to join us, contact Kristen Hillert ( or Sam Watkiss ( or look for them at the show. We will be arriving at the amphitheater early at 7pm to stake out good spots on the lawn.

NOTE: The date of this event has change from Thursday, June 15th to Friday, June 16th, due to some scheduling conflicts.

Going Away Parties for the Vogts: Saturday, June 17th and Thursday, June 22nd
We want to give Eric, Valerie, Caleb, and Jacob a memorable Austin goodbye, so we have two ways to celebrate.

  • Saturday, June 17th – 10am – 2pm: Kid-friendly party in the backyard of Jessie and Dave Rupert’s house.
  • Thursday, June 22nd – 8pm: A musical send-off with the Gentle Wolves & Good Field at “Barrel o’ Fun” at the Mueller Alamo Drafthouse: 1911 Aldrich St., Austin, TX 78723. Childcare will be provided at the church from 7-9:30pm. For more info: For childcare, please RSVP by Tuesday, June 20th at

Theology Pub – Spiritual Practices “Potluck”: Sunday, June 18th, 7:30-9:00pm
In times like these, when stress and anxiety are at a high ebb in our culture, how do we remain personally grounded and spiritually healthy? What practices have you found that help you regain your center and connect to what is most meaningful in your life? Is there a spiritual practice you engage in (e.g. prayer, fasting, yoga, meditation, journaling, centering, circling, dance, creativity, etc.) that you could share with others who might also benefit?

Join us at this month’s theology pub to discuss the concept of spiritual practice across various religious and spiritual traditions, and to share, potluck style, the practices that have been most meaningful to you personally. If it possible for you to share a taste of that practice with the group, perhaps leading us in a short exercise, that is eagerly encouraged as well. Come join the discussion and bring an insight or practice to share! More information on the Facebook event page here.


Servants Needed:

Meal Train for Kerri and Dan Humphries and Family
At Servant Church, we love to share hospitality, and meal trains are one of the tangible ways we do this. Kerri and Dan Humphreys, and big sister Ayana recently welcomed a new baby boy, Asa, to their family. Please sign up for the Humphreys family’s meal train here!

Meal Train for Stephanie Candrick and Taniyha
Stephanie Candrick and Taniyha have long been part of the Servant Church family. Recently, Stephanie was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has started chemotherapy through oral pills that are showing initial success. One way we can all support Stephanie and Taniyha during this time is by helping to provide healthy meals. Doctors need her overall health to improve so she can become a better candidate for surgery when the course of chemotherapy is completed. The doctors have encouraged a diet that is focused on fresh fruits and vegetables and lean meats (no red meat). Taniyha’s parents are often living with Stephanie, that’s why we’re requesting enough food for 3 adults.

Please sign up for their meal train here:

Community Connections – Play Dates at Kensington: Thursdays in July
Every Thursday in July, join Kristen Hillert and Meredith Mackey and all their kids for a time of fun, games, snacks, and books at the Kensington Apartments near Servant Church. We’ll knock on doors and invite kids and families to join us in the courtyard from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  We’ll bring things to make sandwiches and books to read and leave with the families at Kensington. Childcare at the church is available for kids of volunteers ages 4 & under.  Older kids are encouraged to join the fun! Contact Kristen Hillert.

*Interested in helping but not able to come?  Ask about supplies needed!

Save the Date:

Son Days Camp: Monday, 6/26 – Friday 6/30
Arts, crafts, sports, water balloons, water slide and worship, along with fellowship and activities using the many amenities of Cross Roads are sure to be a memorable and rewarding experience for your child. This year marks the 2nd year of Son Days Overnight Camp at Cross Roads Retreat Center and we are thrilled!

Servant Church Quarterly Work Day: Saturday, 7/15
Servant Church’s quarterly work day is back, with a brand new edition! Save the date to come out and help us spruce up and maintain our church building and premises. Due to the Austin summer heat, many of our activities this time will likely be indoors. And as always, there are plenty of ways that kids can help. More details coming soon.