June 18-23, 2016. San Antonio, TX to Memphis, TN.
The Emmaus Singers Youth Choir is on its annual summer tour. Members include J.T. Anthony, Lynnea Gerecke, Abby Huie, Noah Luna, Violet Luna, Naomi Owsley, Clara Stallcup, Jacob Stallcup, Sarah Waits, The Support Team includes Gary L. Mabry (Director of Music), Patty Riggle Bonner (piano), Bethany Hirota Mabry (sponsor), Charles Stallcup (sponsor), Taylor Brown (Director of Youth Ministries), and Cyra Dumitru (poem selections). Their itinerary this week includes performances at San Pedro Manor, Morningside Manor (San Antonio, TX), The Village at Germantown, Kirby Pines Retirement Center, Apple Grove Alzheimer's, and Dementia Residence in Memphis, TN before returning to San Antonio.
Established in 1846, our church is grounded in history and vision.
Today, the people of Travis Park Church continue seeking to make the world a better place through transformation of self and community.
We serve and learn as brothers and sisters from all walks of life:
rich and poor,
housed and homeless,
gay and straight,
black and brown and white,
secular and sacred,
PhD and GED.
The people of Travis Park Church seek to live and love as God does: passionately and unconditionally.
God calls us on a journey forward, to break down the walls of prejudice, and to embrace all our brothers and sisters.
We believe the basic themes which run through the entire Biblical story and the core values of the Christian faith are God’s unconditional love and justice for all of us and the call for each of us to embody this in our own lives. Our mission at Travis Park is the practice of unconditional love and justice.
Travis Park is unconditional love and justice in action.
Our commitment to unconditional love means that we welcome and affirm without judgment ALL people. Yes, we mean all races, nationalities, ages, genders, marital states, and sexual orientations. We mean the rich, the poor, the brilliant, the ignorant, the irreverent, the powerful, the homeless, the disabled, the uneducated, the illiterate, the religious, the mentally ill, the beautiful, the ugly, the average and the merely above average. We could go on and on, but we really mean everybody, and that includes you, too.
Travis Park's commitment to justice means our congregation strives to remove political, cultural, and societal barriers both in the church and community that prevent people from being who God created them to be. This commitment is not based in anybody's idea of political correctness, but in the actions and teachings of Jesus. The closer our lives mirror his life, the more available we are to experience and become God's new creation.
Travis Park Church is affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network, a group of United Methodist congregations who have adopted statements welcoming people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.