Micah 6 is a cooperative program of coordinated social ministries with the purpose of advocating for social justice and of effectively and efficiently meeting the basic and spiritual needs of persons seeking assistance from these Faith Communities in the University of Texas area. Micah 6 operates the largest food pantry in central Austin. The pantry across the street from UBC at University Presbyterian Church 2203 San Antonio Street, is open 6 to 7 pm Thursdays and 10:30 to 11:30 Saturdays. Information on service opportunities can be found on the Micah 6 web site.
Micah 6 is in the process of expanding its services to street youth in the University area.
All Saint’s Episcopal Church (209 W. 27th)
The Congregational Church of Austin (408 W. 23rd)
First English Lutheran Church (3001 Whitis Ave.)
Highland Park Baptist Church (5206 Balcones Dr.)
St. Austin Catholic Parish (2026 Guadalupe St.)
University Avenue Church of Christ (1903 University Ave.)
University Baptist Church (2130 Guadalupe St.)
University Christian Church (2007 University Ave.)
University Presbyterian Church (2203 San Antonio St.)
University United Methodist Church (2409 Guadalupe St.)
UBC Austin participates in a variety of Austin area ministries and events such as Habitat for Humanity, Austin Pride Festival, freeze night shelters, and others. Through our association with the American Baptist Churches, The Alliance of Baptists, and others organizations, University Baptist Church contributes to international and North American Missions.
God’s Family Dinner
As part of University Baptist Church’s commitment to feeding the hungry every Thursday from 5 to 6 pm we provide a hot meal prepared with restaurant quality standards to all who come. UBC is helped by volunteers from Congregation Agudas Achim, University Presbyterian Church, Hope Presbyterian, Highland Park Baptist Church, members of Austin’s high tech and music communities and many dedicated individuals. Contact Carol Linder for information on volunteering at God’s Family Dinner.
University Baptist Church provides the facilities for food preparation for a weekly meal for the homeless youth around the church. Though the food is brought in and prepared by Project Phase, all volunteers are welcome to help in this Tuesday afternoon program.
This is a walk-a-thon sponsored by Open Circle to raise money for various non-profit organizations that care for people living with AIDS or that provide education in order to prevent the spread of the disease. It is the largest, single fundraising activity for many of these organizations. A few thousand individuals participate in this walk each year. Many people participate as part of a team from a church, business, social organization, etc. University Baptist Church has had a team participate for the last seven years.
Volunteers from 20 Baptist churches provide classes and fellowhsip for Austin Area international women interested in seeking new friends, developing their creative skills, and mastering the English language. Friendship meets every Thursday morning (during UT sessions) from 9:45am to noon at Hyde Park Baptist Church. To learn more, visit their website.