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Today is our precious niece’s FIRST birthday!

Kindyl, you have been such a joy over the past year, and we love you so much!  We wish we could be closer to celebrate with you, but know that we are loving you from afar, and we are so excited to see you grow up!  Happy 1st birthday sweetheart!

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Join us on Saturday, May 16, for our church-wide Family Reunion + Baptism. The festivities will get started at 11am, with lunch at noon, baptisms at 2pm, and games and live music throughout the day. This is a great time to catch up with some old friends, meet some new friends and hear about what God is doing as we pursue being a church for the city.

Family

Family Reunion + Baptism is a chance for us to gather as an entire church family and celebrate what God’s been doing in individuals and communities in our city.

Live Music

We will have several talented individuals and groups from our Austin Stone family playing throughout the day, so bring your camping chairs or favorite blanket and enjoy some music in the sun. Lineup coming soon.

Food

In classic family reunion-style, we’ll have great food!

  • We’re having BBQ from Iron Works BBQ: Turkey and Brisket, Beans, Potato Salad and all the fixings, plus Iced Tea and Water
  • Cost: Individuals-$7, Families of 2 adults and 4 or less children- $17, Families of 2 adults and 5 or more children- $27. (Children 10 & under eat free.) We encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance online (No tickets needed for entry, just for food.)
  • Purchase food tickets

Fun

We’ll have a host of games and other fun activities for kids and adults alike. Here’s some of the stuff we’ll have out there:

  • Inflatables and Bounce Houses
  • Playground
  • Sport fields for running and playing
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Rockwall climbing
  • Basketball

Location

Family Reunion + Baptism will be at First Evangelical Free Church (EV Free) at 4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd., in Southwest Austin near the Mopac/290 interchange. Check out directions and location information here.

Baptism

Want to get baptized at Family Reunion on May 16th? Sign up for the class (Sign ups close on May 10th.)

Before May 16th: You need to sign up online and attend one of our baptism classes. The classes are offered on April 26th, May 3rd and May 12th.
Day Of:  On May 16th, please check in at the “Baptism Registration Table” in the Main Registration Area near the chapel. You and the person baptizing you will receive a free lunch. Lunch starts at noon.
At 1:30pm, everyone getting baptized and those baptizing them will gather in the chapel to pray together and go over these logistics.
All you need to bring is: your bathing suit with a dark shirt and shorts to wear over it, a towel, a dry set of clothes to change in to, your friends / family. We’ll have a time of fellowship and prayer before the baptism so be sure to get there by 1:30pm!

A photo from last year's baptism

We Suggest You Bring…

  • Your family, friends, neighbors, missional community
  • Sunblock
  • Bug Spray
  • Camping Chair or Blanket
  • Any sports equipment you may want to use (frisbee, soccer ball, etc.)
  • Extra Water
  • Camera/Video Camera

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Yesterday there was a four-alarm fire in the St. John’s neighborhood of Austin.  Thankfully, no one is facing life threatening injuries, but 300 people are at least temporarily displaced by the fire.  Please pray for these families…pray that they would know the hope and the joy of Jesus Christ during this time and that they would suffer well…pray that the Church would act as the Church to love and serve those who were and are affected by the fire.   If you are in Austin, there is a need for both volunteers and donations.

You can take donations (socks, underwear, shoes, hygiene products, canned goods, microwaveable foods, etc.) to Iglesia Ebenezer church (7000 Cameron Rd) tonight until 9pm, Wed 8am-10:30pm; or Thurs-Fri 9am-8pm.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer sorting donations, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/d2a4hy

If you would like to sign up to volunteer with families at the Gus Garcia Rec Center, please go to:  http://tinyurl.com/ddskar They are looking for volunteers to help with children, to translate Spanish, and to transport families.

To read and see more: 

http://tinyurl.com/stjohnspics

http://tinyurl.com/stjohnsfire




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