2409 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78705
UUMC’s Open Door Ministry began in 1991 as Saturday Outreach. It started as a Sunday School class project during Lent to serve sandwiches to homeless people in the University area. In response to the need in the community — as well as the transformation that occurred in the hearts of those serving — the program continued beyond Lent and a new ministry was born. Today, Open Door is a partnership between UUMC, a number of community and church organizations and more than a dozen homeless participant volunteers. On a typical Saturday morning, more than 200 brunch meals are served through Open Door. About 40 volunteers are needed each weekend to make this ministry possible. To volunteer at Open Door, please contact volunteer coordinator Judy Trejo.