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.


Upcoming Events


August Worship Services

Aug. 14, “If Your Heart Is as My Heart, Give Me Your Hand”
Aug. 21, New sermon series begins, based on Adam Hamilton’s book “Half Truths: Things the Bible Doesn’t Say” beginning with “Everything Happens for a Reason.”   Blessing of the Backpacks as a new school year begins.
Aug. 28, “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

Back to School Sunday

August 21st is Back to School Sunday with a Blessing of the Backpacks in worship and a Splash Party (water slide, wading pools, water toys) and pizza at 5:00 pm.

Book Study

A book study of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson will be offered Wednesdays, September 7, 14 and 21 with two meeting options: 10-11 am in the Conference Room at the church and 7-8 pm at Genuine Joe’s Coffee, 2001 Anderson Lane. The study will be led by Pastor Linda Elford and Mari Wylie. The book is a young attorney’s first-person account of his work for equality in the criminal justice system. It was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post and Time Magazine, and is on this year’s reading list for United Methodist Women. Sign up by emailing and get your book online or in bookstores. If you want a preview, check out Bryan Stevenson’s TED Talk online.

Do You Have A Plan For Your Loved Ones?

A informative seminar for all adults, young and old, on giving the gift of preparedness to those you love.

On Saturday, September 24, Crestview United Methodist Church will host a two-hour seminar, open to the public, on “Putting Your House in Order.” Topics include making a will, setting up guardianship for dependents, inheritance planning, living wills and other documents that will allow you to plan in advance instead of leaving difficult decisions for others to make.

The seminar will be offered from 9 to 11 am at Crestview UMC, 1300 Morrow. It will be led by guest presenter Tom Stanton, General Counsel of the Texas Methodist Foundation. A registration fee of $10 provides participants with a 32-page workbook including samples of legal documents.

For more information, contact: Larry Smith, 512-345-6717. To register and reserve your place, email

If you, like most people, tend to put off making these important decisions, take advantage of this opportunity!

Recycle Anyone?

Need to recycle your old printer cartridges? Our Preschool is accepting used printer cartridges that they recycle for cash to be used for Preschool projects. The recycling receptacle is in the lobby area in the Education wing. Call 512-451-9665 for more information.

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