Online Videos and Resources

To watch on a Smart TV or device, use the YouTube app and search "University Avenue Church of Christ"

  • sunday worship

    Type content here...

  • bible class

    Type content here...

  • ua kids

    Type content here...

  • ua youth

    Type content here...

Statement from elders and ministers

March 14, 2020


The spread of the coronavirus around the world and its immediate effects on the Austin and UT campus communities is unprecedented. It is scary, much about it is unknown, and it is invisible. It has now arrived on our doorstep as UT campus-related cases have emerged.


The leadership of the University Avenue Church of Christ has made the decision to suspend gatherings, including worship on Sunday morning, March 15, to do our part in helping mitigate the risk that COVID-19 poses to our community.


We do this as an act of solidarity with our city, our nation, and our world. We do this in accordance with the second most important commandment from Jesus Christ himself - to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Right now, loving our neighbor actually means staying where we are.


Staying where we are, rather than gathering in groups, is the best defense we have against the encroachment of a worldwide pandemic. Staying where we are is the best thing we can do to serve an overwhelmed healthcare system. Staying where we are is how we protect the most vulnerable among us. Staying where we is not an act of fear, but a wise response to a uniquely challenging circumstance.


Staying where we are is hard. We don't want anyone to be isolated and we will not sacrifice the community that Christ calls us to love. We now have new opportunities to practice community, even if that is without physically being with each other. We have great opportunities to love, to be connected by alternative means, and to help each other "not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Philippians 4:6).

VIDEO UPDATES

LOADING PLAYER…

WHAT CAN I DO?

  • Check in with your friends and neighbors. Make sure the people close to you have what they need. Get in touch with those who don't have family, the elderly, or the otherwise vulnerable during this time of social distancing. Phones will actually be a gift at this time. Even though we're apart, we can always call our communities to make sure they're doing okay. For those with smartphones: text message groups, the GroupMe app, Google Hangouts, Facebook Groups, and others offer ways to connect multiple people in many ways.
  • Be proactive with spiritually-focused family time. Be intentional with your spouse and your kids by spending time in the word, in devotional times, and activities that help strengthen each others' faith. Pray and fast on behalf of our world, our city, and our church
  • Tune in. UA will be providing online worship on Sunday mornings, along with content from the youth ministry, children's ministry, and campus ministry
  • Reach out. If you're worried about isolation, economic concerns, or feeling anxious about this issue, please reach out to our elders and ministers. Our office email is office@uachurch.org and our office phone number is 512-476-6088.