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Texas Book Festival Panel Picks
Can't-miss events at this weekend's festival
"...Dexter in one room? Yes, please. The Sanctuary at First United Methodist Church, 1:30-2:15pm..."

Oct. 23, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Ike Causing Cancellation
Texas AFT reschedules meeting over travel concerns.
"...News of the first confirmed Hurricane Ike-related cancellation in Austin: Education union Texas..."

Sept. 10, 2008 Emergency Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Pride 2008
The party goes on all month long ...
"...a parade! Sat., June 14, noon. Auditorium Shores, South First at Lady Bird Lake, 474-5475, 474-4422. $15 ($10, advance)...."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature

Toros Running Wild Over D-League
"...call-up to the Los Angeles Clippers, and Ian Mahinmi first to a bevy of fouls on Friday, and then..."

March 6, 2008 Sports Post by Matt Moore

Happenings
September 27-October 4
"...political-asylum hopefuls. (See Club Listings) 5-9pm. Jovita's, 1619 S. First, 447-7825. $20. www.main.org/papa. MONDAY 01..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Five Things to Enjoy Beyond Austin
Get out of town for some entertainment that's a bit less intense than SXSW
"...display his paintings as well. Sun., March 20, 4pm. First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Pecan, Pflugerville, 512/251-2575. Free...."

March 18, 2022 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...A Debt-Free Degree: A $450,000 gift from First United Methodist Church of Austin is being used to..."

Aug. 6, 2021 News Feature

Austin Arts Give Harvey Relief
Comedy and classical music benefits raise $280K for Houston
"...Stand-up comics and classical musicians aren't the first folks you turn to during a natural disaster, but..."

Sept. 14, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Razor Girl
by Carl Hiaasen
"...about Razor Girl on Sat., Nov. 5, 11:30am, at First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca...."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

Gay Place
Pride Week has arrived!
"...a shindig to follow. All are welcome here. 7pm. First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca. Free. www.fb.com/pridefaithatx...."

Aug. 26, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015: The Best Stories of the Year
The 20 stories here span cultures and time, and usually involve family and plenty of emotion
"...the Texas Book Festival Sat., Oct. 17, 2:15pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca...."

Oct. 16, 2015 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

Abortions in the Name of God
Dr. Willie Parker joins faith leaders to launch statewide campaign
"...be preceded by an advocacy training session at the First United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center (Lavaca & 13th),..."

March 7, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

The Hightower Report: Monsanto's World Food Farce
Montsanto's world food farce
"...one of more than 500 scruffy "outsiders" in the First United Methodist Church to protest the Monsanto absurdity. There,..."

Nov. 1, 2013 News Column by Jim Hightower

Headlines
"...may take part in a Satur­day session on homelessness (First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, 11am-noon), and there's a..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature

Off the Record
OTR goes country with Mike & the Moonpies and Fire Relief: The Concert for Central Texas
"...an interview with Chronicle Music Editor Raoul Hernandez at First United Methodist Church, Saturday, Oct. 22, 3:15pm. That's merely..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Pitts in Pursuit of 'the Big Lies'
Leonard Pitts Jr. speaks at Texas Freedom Network lobby day
"...to wryly remind the several hundred people packing the First United Methodist Church's Family Life Center of Mark Twain's..."

March 25, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History
For the Comanche history novice, this is an entertaining and easy-to-read starting point, but not a very intellectually strenuous one
"...of the frontier romance and uses original documents and firsthand accounts to assess the evolution of the various Comanche..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Books Review by Ed Baker

Res Publica
Good times for good citizens, March 26-April 3
"...Rep. Rafael Anchía (r) discusses voter ID legislation. 4-6pm. First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca. Free. www.davidhasissues.com. Monday30..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature

200th District Court Candidates
"...Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism; Texas Bar Foundation; First United Methodist Church..."

Feb. 6, 2004 News Feature

Naked City
Action Items
"...Pflugerville at 7pm on Monday, Jan. 10 at the First United Methodist Church, 500 E. Pecan St., in Pflugerville...."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature

Day Trips
"...its kind, Apr. 18. 830/625-2656. Across town at the First United Methodist Church, the Iris Society will be having..."

April 17, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Best Parent's Night Out
Trinity United Methodist Church
"...restaurant where you don't have to unwrap the food first. Heavens! These people are saints sent from above!..."

Oct. 2, 1992 Best of Austin Feature

Gay Friendly
St. Luke's: Should We Be a Reconciled Congregation?
"...Richard Bates believes St. Luke's United Methodist Church should become a Reconciled Congregation -- one..."

Dec. 27, 1996 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Austin Responds to the Refugees
As the Central American refugee crisis unfolds, an Austin movement to offer aid is playing out quietly, behind the scenes.
"...leapt into action. The 137 employees have collected toiletries, first aid kits, shoes, clothes, coloring books and toys. As..."

July 25, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Free Thanksgiving Meals and Food Pantries This Holiday Season
Where to find Turkey dinners, volunteer opportunities, and more ways to help
"...Thanksgiving Meal Boxes will be distributed to the first 100 people to arrive on a first-come, first-served basis...."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Naked City
"...native Ron Kirk made history by becoming that city's first black mayor. Kirk, who grew up in East Austin..."

May 12, 1995 News Feature

Emergency Groceries and Meals
In addition to the nearly 50 food pantries operated by local churches, neighborhood centers, and social-service agencies in the Austin metropolitan area, here's a list of soup kitchens that provide some meals for Austin's hungry and homeless citizens.
"...of local food pantries by area code, contact the United Way's First Call for Help (324-1899) or look online..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature

Spiritual Healing
God on Their Side: Open Doors for Austin's Gay and Lesbian Faithful
"...in their ears, as they were driven out from churches they attended since childhood, and sometimes, from their homes...."

Oct. 6, 1995 News Feature

Member Congregations of Austin Interfaith
"...Congregations Church of Austin..."

July 21, 1995 News Feature

Thanksgiving Meals and Volunteer Opportunities
A list of free turkey dinners, grocery relief, plus how you can give back this holiday season
"...and flu shots also offered. Mon., Nov. 23, 5:30pm. First Baptist Church of Austin, 901 Trinity. www.mlf.org...."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Katherine McNevins

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