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.
September and October Worship Services
September 4, “Half-Truths: God Won’t Give You More than You Can Handle.” Holy Communion, music from the choir. Communion offering for St. Louis Food Pantry.
September 11, “Half-Truths: God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It.” Music from the Hand Bell Choir.
September 18, “Half-Truths: Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin.” Music from the Choir.
September 25, Mary Hollifield preaching. 2016 financial campaign, “Growing in Faith Through Generosity,” begins with a stewardship talk by Todd Jones. Music from the CrossRoads Band.
October 2, World Communion Sunday, including a children’s procession with communion elements. “Showing Gratitude,” II Samuel 9:1-13. Music from the Choir. Stewardship talk by Jane Farmer.
October 9, “Growing in Faith through Generosity.” Music from Choir. Stewardship talks by Barbara Curd and Larry Smith.
October 16, Celebration of our 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you, like most people, tend to put off making these important decisions, take advantage of this opportunity!
Small Groups to Enrich Your Faith
Covenant Bible Study—a new comprehensive Bible study that is thematic (that is, it explores Old and New Testament passages related to a topic, rather than working straight through the Bible) and includes daily Bible reading, a weekly meeting with video presentation and group interaction. Mari Wyle will offer this study for 8 weeks in October and November. See the sign-up sheet in the foyer or call 512-451-1741 to express your preference for day and time.
Sunday morning classes at 9:45 for adults (Sonrise, Crusaders and Friendship Classes) and children ages 4 to 8th grade, as well as extended Sunday School during worship following the children’s message. Child care is available starting at from 9:45 for children too young to attend Sunday School.
Parents’ Night Out
Parents’ Night Out resumes on Saturday, September 24, from 4:30—8:30. Children 9 months—12 years are invited to join in the pizza and fun! Email Sunny at
email@example.com to register.
BOPA Recycling will be offered in our parking lot on either Saturday, October 29 or Saturday, November 7, starting at 9 am and closing at 11 am or when the trailer is full, whichever comes first. Bring Batteries of all kinds, Oil, Paint and Antifreeze (the last three in closed containers). We are conducting this drive with the Crestview Neighborhood Association. Details to follow at a later date.
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.