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.
November and December Worship Services
Nov. 27 – The season of Advent begins as we light the candle of peace on the Advent wreath. The message is “Bah Humbug,” the first in a series using Dickens’ story A Christmas Carol as a frame for looking at God’s offer of transformation; the text is Luke 1:46 -55. Special music from the Crossroads band.
Dec. 4 – We light the candle of hope and the message is “Hope in the Darkness”, based on Luke 2:8-14. We’ll share Communion and hear an anthem from the Choir. The Communion offering goes to the Salvation Army.
Dec. 11 – We light the candle of love, and Matthew 1:18-25 is the text for “Look Upon Your World”. Anthem from the Handbell Choir.
Dec. 18 – We light the candle of joy. The children will present a Christmas pageant, the choir will sing and the message will be “Future Shock”, based on Luke 4:18-19.
Christmas Eve worship will begin at 5:00 pm. We’ll hear special music and a message, sing carols, and share Holy Communion, concluding with candle lighting as we sing Silent Night. No child care will be provided but the service is child friendly.
Christmas Day worship will be at 11 am as usual, join Pastor Linda for carols and a message. No coffee time, Sunday School or child care this Sunday.
Beginning November 27, a 4-week Advent study using Pamela Hawkins’ book, “Prepare the Way: Cultivating a Heart for God in Advent” will meet at 9:45 in the Fellowship Center. All adults are welcome. Class will meet on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:45. Books are available on Amazon.com or Cokesbury, paperback or Kindle versions.