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Unread 10-04-2010, 12:25 PM
 
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Default Progressive church? heard about All Saints Episcopal, others?

Hi there, we are looking for a progressive church. Some of you might find that an oxymoron but what I mean is this: on the liberal side, encourages thinking not just blind faith, not big on evangelizing, community charity and involvement very important, friendly to everyone including gays, people of different races, different religions, etc. A few people have mentioned Episcopal churches, and All Saints Episcopal close to the UT campus in particular. Apparantly, it fits the bill but is still "old -school" in that it is in a beautiful, cathedral-like building and conducts a regular church service with a traditional choir (so I guess not a lot of new age'y or weird stuff). Any other ideas based on these criteria? Oh, and such a church with childcare options/daycare would be a plus.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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Yes, All Saints is progressive, St. David's downtown even more so.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Parkside
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...not big on evangelizing...
If a church isn't big on evangelizing, it should close the doors.
Matthew 28:19
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Unread 10-05-2010, 05:44 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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University Methodist and University Baptist both fit the bill.
University United Methodist Church
University Baptist Church

And then there are the Unitarians, First Unitarian is big, progressive, with programs for folks at every stage of life.
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
The Quakers, Friends Meeting House, in Austin is smaller but a great progressive community.
Friends Meeting of Austin
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Unread 10-05-2010, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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The Rock United Methodist up in Cedar Park is very "earthy" and helps out the community a lot. Course almost all United Methodist Church's do.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I guess what I meant about not wanting a church that is big into evangelizing is that I don't want the Joel Osteen kind of church. more power to him, but I don't want the big church on TV, massive buildings where people spend all of their time, they make a big deal about converting people...
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