Crestview United Methodist Church exists to love God, love others, and serve the world – and we believe that starts across the street and around the corner with our neighborhood friends! We welcome ALL people, whatever your story and wherever you are in your faith journey, and hope to follow Jesus’ example as we grow together toward lives of peace, justice, and joy. This church has been located in the heart of the Crestview neighborhood in north central Austin since its founding in 1953; we’re proud to have spent 60-plus years loving and serving our community — its schools, park, families, seniors and service organizations–as well as meeting needs in Austin and across the globe.
Parenting Series to Begin
A parenting series on Challenging Conversations with Our Kids will be offered for three Wednesdays in October:
- Oct. 12 – A New Baby in the Family (sibling rivalry, new roles for everyone) with Stephanie Spitzer-Hanks, a birthing coach and former early childhood educator
- Oct. 19 – Beyond the Birds and the Bees (how much information at what age, gender issues, and more) with Katie Malinski, parenting coach
- Oct. 26 – Coping with Loss (such as death or divorce) with Katie Malinski, along with some input from Pastor Linda Elford on “God talk” about death.At 5:15 we’ll start serving a pizza supper for anyone who would like to come early, then at 5:45 the children will go to the nursery/playground and the speaker will begin the presentation and discussion. We’ll conclude by 7:15. The cost is $20 per family for the three-session series and we’ll meet in the Conference Room (“Blue Room”). Please sign up in the foyer or email Sunny Castillo email@example.com by Oct. 10.
October Worship Services
October 16, A Celebration of Faithfulness. Music from the Hand Bell Choir and the Children’s Choir.
October 23, Laity Sunday with Jim Hollifield preaching and laypersons leading worship. Music from the CrossRoads Band
October 30, Confirmation Sunday with ceremony during worship, followed by a Fifth Sunday Luncheon honoring the confirmands.
Baking Class for Kids
A baking class designed specifically for kids will be held on Saturday, October 15, from 9:00-11:00. Kids ages 5-12, along with a parent, are invited to participate. The cost is $8.00 per child. The class will be led by Cathy and Megan Mullins. Sign up in the foyer.
BOPA Recycling will be offered in our parking lot on Saturday, November 12, starting at 9 am and closing at 11 am or when the trailer is full, whichever comes first. Bring Batteries (large, like car batteries, not motorcycle or other small batteries), Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (the last three in closed containers). No electronics this time.
Parking Available for Neighborhood Trick or Treaters
Our parking lots at 1300 Morrow will be available for free parking while you trick-or-treat. We WILL have a treat station with costumed helpers, so do stop by on October 31, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm.