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Methodist Youth Director Denied Ordination
Denomination says sexuality bars her from ministry
"...of her seven-year investment into ordination with the United Methodist Church. She also knew that ordination would be complicated..."

June 28, 2013 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConaughey star in Richard Linklater's latest film – an East Texas true-crime story with a comic touch.
"...Black plays Bernie, a devout Methodist and even more dedicated mortician's assistant in the tiny..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jesus Camp
This film is not a freak show or exposé but rather a call to arms to pick sides in the deepening cultural, political, and spiritual schism between the two Americas of the 21st century.
" the film by Air America jock and practicing Methodist Mike Papantonio. Papantonio calls the campers “children soldiers for..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Member Congregations of Austin Interfaith
"...First United Methodist..."

July 21, 1995 News 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 that..."

Dec. 27, 1996 News Feature by Audrey Duff

Finding Community With Bread Church
Local parish comes together around baking
"...Memorial United Methodist Church is an unassuming house of worship on Berkman..."

July 22, 2016 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Rev. Frank Visits FUMC
Defrocked minister brings message of LGBT acceptance
"...and the best of that conversation. The Pennsylvania United Methodist pastor was defrocked in December for performing the 2007..."

April 25, 2014 News Post by Brandon Watson

Keeping the Faith
Lesbian couple seeks ordination
" By both seeking ordination – Kaiser as a Methodist minister, Barclay a Presbyterian – they aim to put..."

May 3, 2013 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Hyde Park Shuffle
Griffin School moves into a church, which moves into another church, and so on
" neighborhood institutions the Griffin School and Trinity United Methodist Church plan big moves. The arts-centric college prep high..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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.
"...In Central Austin, parishioners at Trinity United Methodist Church have also opened their hearts by means of..."

July 25, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Naked City
"...received word that participants in a recent international United Methodist bishops conference in Austin issued a statement expressing "concern"..."

May 12, 1995 News Feature

Free Thanksgiving Meals and Food Pantries This Holiday Season
Where to find Turkey dinners, volunteer opportunities, and more ways to help
"...Bethany United Methodist Church Thanks­giv­ing Meals Delivery At least 150 families are..."

Nov. 19, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Thanksgiving Meals and Volunteer Opportunities
A list of free turkey dinners, grocery relief, plus how you can give back this holiday season
"...Bethany United Methodist Church Thanksgiving Meals Delivery At least 80 volunteers are..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Feature by Kat McNevins

Where to Find Free Turkey Dinners and Grocery Relief in Austin
Plus volunteer opportunities to give back this season
"...Seventh St.): Sun., Nov. 22, 10am. Bethany United Methodist Church Thanksgiving Meals Delivery..."

Nov. 18, 2020 News Post by Katherine McNevins

How Austin Keeps Its Homeless Citizens Fed
“You want meals that feel like a hug"
"...organized by Foundation for the Homeless at First United Methodist Church. A line forms at the corner of 13th..."

March 24, 2017 Food Feature by Dan Gentile

Two Austin Churches Move Toward Inclusion
First United Methodist and St. David's Episcopal move towards LGBT inclusion
" atone for." For Wright and his First United Methodist Church, the first step is joining the Recon­ciling Ministries..."

March 8, 2013 News Feature by Brandon Watson

Res Publica
"...COALITION TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PEN­ALTY CONFERENCE First United Methodist Church, 1201 Lavaca, 441-1808. $50. Sunday22..."

Feb. 20, 2009 News Feature

That Would be an Ecumenical Issue
Methodists step up protest against new Bush presidential library
"...What Would John Wesley Do?, in which leading United Methodist theologians add their voice to ongoing opposition to the..."

July 14, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...development. Sponsored by Texas Impact, Austin Area Interreligious Ministries, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, the Baptist Christian Life..."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice
Check out ways to help the Houston flood victims, get a free HIV test, and find out what's up this week in Pride.
"...The United Methodist Committee on Relief, Texas Conference is pulling together Emergency..."

June 22, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Public Notice
Celebrate the emancipation of Texas slaves (albeit, two and a half years late) on Juneteenth!
" or 472-7343.Do They Take Flood Pants? The United Methodist Committee on Relief, Texas Conference is pulling together Emergency..."

June 15, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Requiem for the founder of the St. Edward's University theatre program and co-founder of Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage, Edward Magnum
" it turned out. Wandering into the Mt. Vernon Methodist Church on a December night in 1936, he found..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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.
"...6. University United Methodist Church 2409 Guadalupe, 478-9387 Lunch on Saturday at 11am..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature

Resources for Gays, Lesbians, Their Families, and Friends
"...* Affirmation: 451-2329. Methodist group. On October 1, St. Luke's United Methodist Church..."

Oct. 6, 1995 News Feature

PBS Doc Man on Fire Recounts a Modern Martyrdom
UT filmmakers find the story behind a Texas minister who set himself on fire
" which he returned following his retirement from the Methodist church. The wheels spin a little bit slower in..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Screens Feature by Britt Hayes

Categorically False
"...religious groups support abortion in some cases. The United Methodist Church considers it a matter on which to seek..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Postmarks

Setting the Table
How Thanksgiving meals make their way to Austinites in need
"...chair at his wife Mary Lou's church, Westlake United Methodist, offered him a seat. That was in 2001. Shortly..."

Nov. 27, 2015 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

The Racial Divide in Movies
The Austin Film Society unlocks The Sepia Screen with its new series on "race" movies
"...G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at Southern Methodist University...."

July 25, 2014 Screens Feature by Louis Black

" her effort to be ordained by the United Methodist Church, was denied recommendation by the Southwest Annual Texas..."

May 16, 2014 News Feature

The AggreGAYtor: May 5
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Episcopalians have a shock, Methodists race to the finish (last), and the Salvation Army..."

May 5, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

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