All are called

Rev. Chris Jimmerson
November 5, 2017
First UU Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave., Austin, TX 78756

We tend to think of ministers as answering a calling, but all of us are called in some way to make a difference in our world. How will we live out our mission next?

Call to worship

First UU Church of Austin is an intentionally hospitable community where:

  • All people are treated with respect and dignity
  • All people of goodwill are welcomed
  • People are supported in times of joy and need
  • People find connection with one another in fellowship
  • We are fully engaged and generous with time, treasure and talent
  • We invite people of goodwill to find a spiritual home with us
  • We engage as UUs in public life

First UU Church of Austin nourishes souls and transforms lives by:

  • Engaging and supporting one another in spiritual practice and growth
  • Providing worship, programs and activities that awaken meaning and transcendence
  • Providing a caring, supportive and safe place to rekindle the spirit

First UU Church of Austin witnesses to justice in our personal lives and beyond, by:

  • Practicing liberal religious values in the public arena
  • Empowering all people to access the richness of life
  • Providing leadership to the greater UUA community to expand the reach of our movement
  • Partnering with the interfaith community to live our shared values


-Dawna Markova

“I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which came to me as a seed goes to the next as a blossom and that which came to me as a blossom, goes on as fruit.”

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