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Last Week's Sermon

The Pits

The Reverend Matt Gaventa
Genesis 37:1-11, 18-28

A Reading from the Book of Genesis Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding …

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COVID-19 Response – Getting and Giving Help

UPC has been working with many agencies in our area to coordinate community ministry. Under the guidance of Pastor Krystal Leedy, we have been seeking opportunities for us to assist our neighbors during such unusual times and in such unusual circumstances. The public health wisdom around restraining from even small gatherings requires us to think unconventionally about how we might serve those around us — it means that normal operations of the Micah 6 food pantry or the UPC UPLift Outreach Ministry would be counterproductive to the health of clients and volunteers both. But we are still seeking new ideas and new opportunities for community engagement, and Pastor Krystal Leedy is actively listening to community voices and working with our own Mission & Service Committee to look for imaginative solutions.

If you need help, click here to find resources.

Click here if you are seeking ways to help
from home or, if you’re healthy and not in a high risk category, ways to help in as safe a manner as possible. We strongly urge you to volunteer only through an agency that has been trained to minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

We will update this information frequently. For more information or questions about how to help, please email Pastor Krystal at

Getting Help updated April 14, 2020

Austin Energy Plus 1 Assistance

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, UPLift is CLOSED until further notice. Limited assistance is available online.

Click HERE for instructions on applying for help with your Austin Energy bill.

Rent or Other Utility Bill Assistance

UPLift is partnering with St. Austin’s Catholic Church for assistance with rent and utility bills. Please email and provide a photo ID, and a copy of your lease agreement or utility bill.

We will be restoring our regular UPLift program when the crisis has passed. The volunteer UPLift staff hopes that you are well, and we look forward to the time when we will be able to open our doors again. Please stay safe and know that you are in our prayers.

Emergency Food Pantry for Seniors, Drive a Senior West Austin
Call  512-472-6339. Our drivers will be trained on health protocols to ensure the safety of the clients.

Micah 6 of Austin Food Pantry
Pre-packaged staples pick-up, once per week
Thursdays @ 6 pm, Saturdays @ 10:30 am
Do not come if you are sick.

Giving Help updated March 26, 2020

Micah 6 Food Pantry needs Volunteers
For regular volunteer shifts, please go here:

Donate to “The Other Ones”
An Amazon wishlist for helping persons experiencing homelessness:

Make Mask Covers for Hospice Austin
Contact Brita Hansen, Hospice Chaplain, to arrange for pick up.

Donate / Volunteer at the Emergency Food Pantry for Seniors with West Austin Drive a Senior
Healthy volunteers needed in 2-hour shifts. Donations of food and paper goods. Volunteer drivers. Please email our office (DO NOT CALL) at