Holy Day Excuse Forms. If you would like to have a request for an excused absence from work or school for the upcoming holy days, please send me an email with your request. This year I will send you electronic files, which will be easier for you to forward. 

Day of Atonement – Wednesday, October 5, 2022. We will have one service on this holyday at 2:30 p.m. at our regular meeting hall in Austin.

Sabbath Service – October 8, 2022. On this Sabbath prior to the beginning of the Feast of Tabernacles, there will not be a Sabbath Service in Austin or Temple. A Sabbath Service on this date will be held at many Feast sites, including New Braunfels.

The Sabbath Service in New Braunfels will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Garden Rooms of the New Braunfels Convention Center. This service in New Braunfels will not be webcast. Webcasts of Sabbath Services from other congregations will be available on COGWA.TV.

Feast of Tabernacles & Last Great Day – October 9-17, 2022. These festivals will be held at various locations around the world. The closest site to us is New Braunfels, Texas. There will not be a Sabbath service in Austin or Temple on October 8 or October 15. Webcasts of services during this festival season will be available on COGWA.TV.

Snacks are back! With the relaxing of pandemic restrictions, feel free to bring snacks for before or after our services. This applies to services in both Temple and Austin.

Austin Teen Bible Studies – The next study for youth ages 12-18 (senior in high school) will be October 1. Future studies are scheduled for November 12 and December 17. The studies will take place during the first part of the service so youth can rejoin their families for the sermon.

Sabbath School – October 1; November 12; December 3, 2022. Lessons for our youth (Kindergarten – 5th grade) on these Sabbaths will take place during the first part of the service so youth can rejoin their families for the sermon.

Farewell to Eddie & Cara Mills & Family – October 1, 2022. Eddie and Cara Mills and their children will soon be relocating to Oregon. Please join us after services on October 1 in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy some snacks and say farewell to our friends. You can bring finger foods and your favorite drinks! If you want to help with the setup, please contact Ruth Chavez.

Volleyball Practices – October 22 & 29, 2022. We have practices scheduled on these dates from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Austin Sports Center, 425 Woodward Street, Austin, TX 78704. Prior to coming to practice, ASC asks everyone to fill out a waiver at ASC Waiver.

Regional Weekend and Volleyball Tournament in Austin – November 5-6, 2022. Our congregation will host the first of this season’s regional sports weekends. The Sabbath service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Norris Conference Center. Volleyball games will be at the Round Rock Sports Center on Saturday night and Sunday. Additional details to be announced.

Upcoming Regional Activities:

November 5-6, 2022 – Regional Volleyball Weekend in Austin

November 11-13, 2022 – Church Campouts in Ft. Worth & Houston

December 10-11 – Regional Volleyball Weekend in Houston

December 23-27, 2022 – Winter Family Weekend in Louisville

January 21-22, 2023 – Regional Basketball Weekend in East Texas

February 4, 2023 – Boot Scoot Fundraiser for COGWA Camps in Ft. Worth

February 17-19, 2023 – Presidents’ Day Family Weekend in Branson

March 3-5, 2023 – Corpus Christi Campout

March 4-5, 2023 – Teen Formal and Basketball in Dallas

April 28-30, 2023 – Church Campout in Ft. Worth