A growing homeless population of over 6000 people resides in Austin. As believers, we know that it is our responsibility to show the love of Christ to all people, no matter who they are or what their background is.
We have two ongoing ministries for people on the street, Church Under the Bridge (CUB) and the relationships that continue “Beyond the Bridge” (a Tuesday Night Fellowship at the Mission: Possible! Austin Community Center where relationships formed at CUB can be further developed). “Church Under the Bridge” is a combined effort of churches from all over the Austin area serving the homeless. Volunteers at CUB tangibly demonstrate the love of God to the people living on our streets through the provision of hot meals, clothing, blankets and sleeping bags. CUB now meets every Sunday morning at 7th Street and IH-35 across from the police station. The service starts at 10 a.m.
Church Under the Bridge
Sundays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Under I-35 Between 7th & 8th Street
Church Under the Bridge (CUB) is a combined effort of the body of Christ throughout the Austin area. At CUB, those who attend will have the opportunity to be a part of worship, which includes live music, prayer, fellowship and a down-to-earth Gospel message. Twice monthly, host churches provide a meal to those who attend CUB. This meal provides a great opportunity to connect and share a meal with an individual who calls CUB their church home.
While many of those who attend are homeless, Church Under the Bridge is a place for all to come and worship God. Since 1993, CUB has existed to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to connect various individuals from the body of Christ with one another. It is through the Gospel, and through these connections, that we desire to see Christ-like transformation take place in the lives of all that attend.
Beyond the Bridge
Developing Relationships with the Street Community
Tuesday Nights from 6-8 p.m.
The Mission: Possible! Community Center
A weekly meeting that offers discipleship for those seeking a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a great time and place to build relationships and encourage each other in Christ.
Many bonds are formed at Church Under the Bridge, and the Beyond the Bridge program provides excellent opportunities for those bonds to strengthen. Mission: Possible! Austin strives to connect the Body of Christ to individuals in urban communities, that they might turn and impact others themselves. These relationships are an excellent and consistent way to achieve that goal.
Great Thanksgiving Banquet
Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless Community
Under I-35 at 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701
The Great Thanksgiving Banquet is held annually at Church Under the Bridge the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Those who attend are offered a hot meal, but, more importantly, are offered offered fellowship with other attendees and those who came to serve at the Banquet.
Holidays can be a lonely time for those living on the streets. Often times, our street friends are not in contact with loved ones. This becomes especially apparent during the holiday season. Our goal is to offer hope, compassion and a hot meal to those who attend the Great Thanksgiving Banquet.