Neighborhood Ministry


Life Together During CoVid

SoCo offers midweek Zoom gatherings to keep our members and our neighbors growing in community during social isolation and distancing. Tuesday, 10-11 am: Bible Study; Wednesday, 4-5 pm: Wellness Circles; Friday, 4-5 pm: Neighborhood Novels Club. To join a group and get the Zoom link, email or call Deacon Mary Lenn ( or 512.522.0062). ALL are welcome. 

Weekly Wellness Tip for April 29


Travis Heights Elementary School

The Soco Episcopal Community provides volunteer staff and financial support for Travis Heights Elementary School events throughout the year. We also regularly support Travis Heights Elementary families who need assistance through our partnership with the school's parent support specialist.  SoCo rents the school cafeteria for our 11am Sunday worship services, and half of our rental payment stays to support the school.   


Stonebriar Nursing Center

Several SoCo folks visit residents of the Stonebriar Nursing Center every week. We also celebrate a weekly communion service at Stonebriar and participate in various resident activities throughout the year. Last Christmas, we wrote out and delivered personalized cards to all of the Stonebriar residents.


SoCo Neighborhood Potlucks

Our Community hosts a SoCo Neighborhood potluck once a month at Big Stacy Park next to the pool.  This is not a religious event, just a chance for everyone to get to know their neighbors better.  We make a particular effort to invite people living in the neighborhood, families with children at Travis Heights Elementary, our homeless neighbors living in Stacy Park, and the swimmers at lifeguards at Big Stacy Pool.


SoCo Community Cats Ministry

This creation care ministry involves capturing undomesticated cats in our SoCo neighborhood, bringing them to the Austin Animal Center to be spayed or neutered and immunized, and then releasing them back to a much higher quality of life.


Central Texas Interfaith

The SoCo Episcopal Community is a member of Central Texas Interfaith, which allows our community to engage in advocacy and justice work that we would not be able to do on our own.  Central Texas Interfaith is a non-partisan, multi-ethnic, multi-issue organization of 43 congregations, public schools, and workers organizations who work together to address public issues that affect the well being of families and neighborhoods in our community.  SoCo neighborhood members include Travis Heights Elementary, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, and Wildflower Unitarian Church.

Tiny Chapel
The Tiny Chapel is a modified Tiny House that provides a place of hospitality, prayer, or simply quiet rest at festivals and community events. Our mission is to be fully present with people, and we do not try to convince anyone of anything except that they are welcome.

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  • Paul Skeith
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