On Tuesday, March 13 from 5 PM to midnight at the Faith United Methodist Church parking lot, located at 2701 South Lamar Blvd., Imagine No Malaria will host an event to raise funds and awareness about malaria and the plight of many sub- Saharan Africans affected by it.
The East Side King traveling food trailer, famed by Top Chef finalist Paul Qui, will be on site providing delectable dishes. Members of the Servant Church community will be contributing music throughout the evening.
Admission is free and proceeds from food sales will benefit Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of the United Methodist Churchʼs Austin District which aims to end malaria related deaths in Africa by 2015.
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Download: Imagine No Malaria Poster
This Saturday you’re invited to help with a community building project right in Servant Church’s own neighborhood. We’ll be partnering with the Blackland Community Development Corporation (BCDC), an organization that fights for preserve affordable housing to low-income families and senior citizens in the Blackland neighborhood of Austin, just south of Cherrywood across Manor Rd.
We’ll be helping to build raised beds and dig irrigation trenches for a small community garden on site at the Stewart House, just behind Red House Pizzeria. Followed by a lunch, prepared by BCDC.
Date: Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Time: 8am-1pm – Lunch BCDC.
Location: 1902 E. 22nd St. Austin, TX 78722
More information on Blackland
Every month with a 5th Sunday at Servant Church is an opportunity to “do” church a bit differently. In addition to preparing our monthly Community Meal, this month the Service Team has coordinated a special event at Austin State Hospital (ASH).
On Sunday the 29th, the Servant Church Community will be throwing a party at the Austin State Hospital. We’ll have music (an acoustic set by Good Field), food, games outside, and art with the patients of the APS West wing of the hospital. Please come celebrate life with us and help raise awareness about mental health issues in our community. Over 16 only, please, on account of state policy.
Our service team at Servant Church is focused on mental health issues this next month and will also be collecting clothes for the patients at ASH. If you are not able to attend, please consider donating clothes. When folks arrive and leave ASH, they often need clothing. Especially needed are XL and XXL items. PJs, socks, and shoes (of all adult varieties) are great items too.
- 11:11am: Worship Gathering
- 12:30pm: Community Meal
If you’d like to contribute food for the Community Meal, email Abby.
- 1:00-4:00pm: Party at ASH! Facebook Invite
- Please bring donations of clothing, stuffed animals, or toys to Servant Church by February 12, 2012.
If you’d like to join the team going to the ASH Party there are 5 spots left, please email Abby, you’ll need a confidentiality form (required by state law).
On January 14th 2012, Servant Church participated in the annual MLK Day of Service by volunteering at Urban Roots, a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture to transform the lives of young people and increase access to healthy food in Austin. 40% of all produce from the Urban Roots farm goes to local food pantries and soup kitchens. The rest is distributed and sold through farmer’s markets and the Urban Roots CSA.
Led by the youth at Urban Roots, we spent the morning planting food to feed Austinites and learning about Central Texas’ food crisis. At the Capital Area Food Bank, 1 in 5 families attending suffer the pains of hunger. It was humbling to “get our hands dirty” planting vegetables in an effort to help such a community-focused organization. We saw firsthand that Urban Roots raises up young leaders and invests in our city’s health and wellness, honoring the life and message of Dr. King.
On behalf of Servant Church, we’re looking forward to the next opportunity to visit the farm.
©Photography by Ashley Price
Wednesday, Decemeber 21st at 7:00pm, we’ll have our “Candlelight & Carols” Christmas service in the fellowship hall. We will also continue our “Christmas is not your birthday” offering for a water well in Ethiopia with h2oride.org. During Advent, we’ve been talking about doing Christmas more simply so we can give toward the kind of renewal and justice Jesus came to bring.
Finally, if you’re in town this Christmas weekend, you’re encouraged to join with Asbury UMC in the sanctuary for Christmas Eve worship at 5:30 on Saturday, and Christmas Day worship at 10:30 on Sunday. Servant Church will not have our Sunday worship gathering this Sunday; our next Servant Church worship gathering after tomorrow will be January 1 at 11:11.