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SENIOR MOBILE LOAVES & FISHES SERVING OPPORTUNITY
This is a great time for fellowship and an opportunity to serve the homeless in Austin.
Day: Every Third Tuesday of Each Month
Time: 2:00PM Kitchen Prep and 5:00PM Truck Run
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**Make sure you tag the Senior Adults run
SAN ANTONIO MISSION TRIPS
SEP 21 @ 9:00AM
The Old Spanish Missions of San Antonio are a chain of five colonial era compounds located in a southern line from the center of downtown San Antonio to the southern edgeof the city. They were established in the 18th Century as an outreach of the Spanish Government and the Catholic Church. The Franciscan Fathers founded each mission to evangelize the regional natives, teach them skills to help them adopt to Spanish ways, and minister to their needs. Additionally, the effort was to make them active citizens of the Spanish province of Tejas. Military forces were often located in the vicinity of each mission to offer protection.
Four of the five original missions still function as active Catholic parish Churches. They serve both a stable population of parish members as well as many visitors who attend worship services. These are Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan and Espada. They are operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio as the Old Spanish Missions, Inc., an umbrella non-profit organization to provide for their care. The Archbishop of San Antonio appoints the Director of the Old Spanish Missions, who is responsible for the maintenance and restoration of the mission churches.
San Antonio de Valero, known as the Alamo, is owned by the State of Texas and operated by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. It does not function as an active parish church and is not part of the Old Spanish Missions, Inc. and, therefore, we will not be visiting this site.
Meet: We will leave from Austin at 9:00AM and return at 4:00PM
Cost: $80 – includes the cost of the bus and lunch.
Deadline to sign-up: SEP 10 (need at least 15 people for the trip to make this price)
Bus Tour: Community First!, South/East Austin NCDs
OCT 4 @ 10:00AM
Community First is a homeless village in East Austin. It consists of tiny homes (150-200 square feet) with community kitchens and baths. It was started by Alan Graham of Mobil Loaves and Fishes. Riverbend has built 4 houses and a kitchen. While there we will see some of the homes, the garden, life-size chess set, chickens and goats, a community building will almost be finished when we go visit. We will also meet our Riverbend Chaplain, Mike Sculley and his wife, and sit on their deck to talk about the Village and eat a hamburger. We will then travel to East Austin to a new Mission site just started by Riverbend under the leadership of Pradeep Thorat. Then we move on to our Mission site in South Austin, Travis Heights Christian Outreach. This is being led by Brian and Carol Rawson. We hope to take around 45 people. You will be astounded at what you see and hear.
Meet: We will leave in front of the Quads at 10:00AM and return by 3:00PM
Cost: $25 – includes the cost of the bus and lunch.
Deadline to sign-up: SEP 26
"Annie" – Palace Theater, Georgetown, TX
OCT 22 @ 1:30PM
Leapin’ Lizards! Don't miss the family favorite, ANNIE, which includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” Leapin’ Lizards! Don't miss the family favorite, ANNIE, which includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”
Meet: We will meet at the Theater in Georgetown between 1:30-1:45PM
Cost: $30/senior adults. We will go eat after the Play at a place to be determined.
Deadline to sign-up: OCT 10
Gruene Gospel Brunch
NOV 12 @ 8:30AM
The Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style tunes and accompanies The Warrior Gospel Band, a Gospel group who’s special vocal style has pleased lovers of fold and Gospel music in and around Austin. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar. We will have an hour for shopping before leaving. Gruene Hall is the oldest dance hall in Texas. You will have a great time and the food is outstanding. If you’ve never been it’s time to go.
Meet: We will leave at 8:30AM SHARP from the front of the Quads (return around 2:30PM)
Cost: $65 - includes brunch and bus
Deadline to sign-up: OCT 29
Gonzales Historic Homes Tour
DEC 2 @ 11:30AM
Historic Homes Tour; just as rich in notable information from days of Texas beginnings as it is with memorable small town charm. Historic Homes are specially curated and decorated for the holiday season by their current owners with great pride.
Meet: We will leave from in front of the Quads at 11:30AM, eat lunch on the way, and be back by 6:30PM
Cost: $100 - includes the bus, the Tour and a meal, plus snacks and water
Deadline to sign-up: NOV 14
"A Christmas Carol" — Zach Theater
DEC 10 @ 12:30PM
Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with a new music to get the party started! ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a musical score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the HoHoHolidays in this family celebration, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Join the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a joyride to miraculous transformation, as he rediscovers his heart and love for human kindness.
Meet: We will meet for lunch at Schlotzky’s at 12:30PM. The play begins at 2:30PM
Deadline to sign-up: NOV 21