everyone belongs

who we are

upRising is a church without walls! All are welcome and everyone belongs. We are committed to maintaining a sacred, spiritual space for worship that is diverse, inclusive, affirming, and safe for all people.

From our MCC roots and passion for social justice, to our specific advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community, we are a diverse community of people inspired by the nature of Jesus Christ to make a positive and lasting impact in our world. And we believe that the truest expression of our faith is how we behave toward one another, and how we live in this world.

We are a community in whom love, hope, joy, and peace rise up. Who rise up for justice. Who rise up for the least of these – even when, and especially when, we are the least of these. Our hope is to inspire others to rise up with us. Even in the moments when we must be still and know that God is God, our spirits continue to rise.

We would love for you to worship with us or join us for one of our many opportunities to experience the unique upRising community for yourself!

Worship with us Sundays at 10 am!

“when jesus said ‘love your neighbor’ he knew that your neighbor would look, act, believe, and love differently than you. that’s kind of the whole point.”

– toby mac

“the prophetic tasks of the church are to: tell the truth in a society that lives in an illusion, grieve in a society that practices denial, and express hope in a society that lives in despair.”

– walter brueggemann

“we draw people to christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, nor by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely they want, with all their hearts, to know the source of it.”

– madeleine l’engle


8601 south 1st street

austin, texas 78748

(512) 291-8601


office hours:

monday – thursday: 9a-4p

friday – sunday: closed