Who We Are

Pastor Karen
MCC Austin is now upRising–a church without walls. In searching for our new name, we didn’t want a name that just described one piece of us—just our welcome, advocacy for lgbtq people, MCC roots, or passion for social justice. We wanted a name that said we are people who believe in the good news of the Gospel, that our human nature can be transformed to the nature of Jesus Christ, and that the truest expression of our faith is how we act in the world.

We are people in whom love, hope, joy, and peace rise up. Who will rise up for justice. Who will rise up for the least of these even when, and especially when, we are the least of these. Who inspire others to rise up with us.

We wanted a name that will inspire us never to become complacent. Even in the moments when we are still and know that God is God, our spirits are rising.

We believe our new name captures all of that. We would love for you to come and worship with us or join us for one of our many programs and outreach ministries and experience upRising for yourself.

Worship Service: 10 a.m. Sundays

8601 South 1st Street
Austin, Texas 78748
Hours: 9am-4pm M-Th


Main Tel: 512 291 8601
Care Line: 512 291 8819
Email: office@uprisingaustin.org