Travis Park Church to reveal design of new downtown mural recognizing 175th anniversary and policy of inclusion
On September 21, Travis Park Church plans to unveil the design of a mural commemorating its 175th anniversary with the theme, “All Are Welcome, Love Conquers All.”The church is located downtown at 230 E. Travis Street adjacent to Travis Park. The Office of Historic Preservation has given Travis Park permission to locate the mural on the wall of the church’s Travis Street parking lot. Travis Park Church has long been a stalwart supporter of San Antonio’s LGBTQ community. “With hope and a prayer that our church would move forward in a truly inclusive way,” Billie Watts, Travis Park associate minister at the time, said in a prayer at Crockett Park, KENS-TV reported. The September 21 event will be a Mural Launch & Paint Party.outinsa.com
Broadway show ‘Come From Away’ brings Newfoundland to San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio is hosting a special donation drive at the Majestic Theatre along with the Broadway show “Come From Away” for the Corazon Ministries at Travis Park Church. The musical is about strangers coming together to help one another during a difficult time, so it’s fitting this donation drive is happening alongside this fantastic musical. The donation drive runs from Tuesday, Feb 25 to Sunday, March 1. Donation drops will be located at the entrances of the Majestic Theatre, and inside the box officeFor information on Broadway in San Antonio, visit BroadwayInSanAntonio.com.
Local pastor: Refugees are not asylum seekers
Greg Abbott announced Texas would be the first state to reject the resettlement of refugees, a federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order allowing state and local governments to do exactly that. Greg Abbott, a Catholic, draws criticism over new refugee ban from Texas’ Catholic BishopsGavin Rogers, associate pastor of Travis Park Church, said he’s hopeful, but it’s important the courts understand refugees are not asylum seekers. Then, Rogers said, the refugees are matched with nonprofits, many of them faith-based, that help them make the transition once they arrive. “The resettlement program is the best way you can possibly seek migration,” Rogers said. As a result, Rogers said many migrants who converged on the border last year had to apply for asylum because they couldn’t enter as refugees.
Travis Park Church Continues Worship, Homeless Ministry After Collapse
Eric Vogt, head pastor of Travis Park Church, bounced up to the front of the crowd after the band performed a few songs. Curry arrived at Travis Park Church at 1 a.m. Friday to the sight of water flowing down the stairs inside. In order to remove those, the church first had to address the asbestos in the building, according to Travis Park Church. It seems like whenever the city is in need, Travis Park Church has always stepped up, Nirenberg said. People who wish to donate toward Travis Park Churchs repair costs can do so online here.therivardreport.com
Parts of roof, fire escape collapse at downtown church, firefighters say
SAN ANTONIO - Parts of the roof and a fire escape collapsed at a local downtown church overnight, the San Antonio Fire Department said Friday. The incident occurred just after midnight at the Travis Park Church in the 200 block of East Travis Street, not far from Broadway Street. Firefighters said a pipe also broke on the third floor, causing much of the building to flood. The cause of the collapse is not currently known. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
San Antonios Migrant Resource Center to Close as Migration Numbers Drop
The Migrant Resource Center will close Friday, according to a press release sent Wednesday. In May, City Council unanimously approved $141,000 in emergency funding to help the San Antonio Food Bank and Catholic Charities, which were aiding the asylum seekers. Most are in San Antonio a day or so waiting for transportation to family members or host families across the country. At this time, the Citys nonprofit partners are equipped to provide resources to migrants arriving in San Antonio, the press release said. It has been humbling to directly serve nourishing meals to our brothers and sisters in need, said Eric Cooper, the president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank.therivardreport.com
Service club makes dolls for migrant children
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Rotary Club held a day of service with the Migrant Resource Center and Church Shelter at Travis Park Church with a focus on helping migrant children. Volunteers with the non-profit service organization spent the morning sewing "puente pals" - dolls made from refurbished t-shirts - to give to children who are passing through San Antonio. "The exciting thing is that the children get to pick their own little doll. So it is a very exciting time for them to have something that's really special that they can hold on to," said the club's past president Joan Kearl. Kearl said volunteers also did some painting, including a mural, for the day of service.