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.
Lenten Sermon Series: Rivers of Living Water
March 5, Jesus and Integrity, based on Matthew 4:1-11
March 12, Nicodemus and the Search for Truth, based on John 3: 1-17
March 19, The Samaritan Woman and Love, based on John 4:5-30
March 26, Samuel and Discernment, based on I Samuel 16:1-13
April 2, Martha and Faithfulness, based on John 11:1-45
April 9, Peter and Self-Mastery, based on Mt. 26:30-35, 69-75
The season of Lent
… is a time for self-examination and reflection on our need for forgiveness and new life as well as a deeper appreciation for the gift God gave us in Jesus Christ. For six weeks, from Ash Wednesday on March 1 until Easter Sunday on April 16, we’ll have a number of opportunities for growth.
Lenten study – A six-week Lenten study based on Adam Hamilton’s book “24 Hours That Changed the World”.
Lenten Project – Gardeners and Donors are needed for our church wide Lenten project which is now underway. We’ll be raising money for plants and supplies for a Community Garden in an apartment complex where many refugee families live.
Holy Thursday – We’ll remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples on Holy Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 pm, with Holy Communion and music from the Choir.
Good Friday – On Good Friday at noon, a Service of Tenebrae will combine scripture, music and the extinguishing of candles as we recall Jesus’s crucifixion.
Easter Mornnig – Our Easter morning celebration will include a light breakfast (indoor and outdoor options) and a petting zoo of baby animals on the lawn starting at 9:30, abbreviated Children’s Sunday School at 10: 15
Celebration of the Resurrection – at 11 am with the Flowering of the Cross, special music, an Easter message, and a children’s presentation! This Easter all children are invited to participate in a very simple “pageant” about the meaning of Easter during 11 am worship.
For more details, please call the church office at 512-451-1741.
Parents’ Night Out, Next Saturday, Mar 25
Eat Smart, Live Strong Nutrition Classes
The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service is offering free nutrition classes for seniors here at Crestview during the month of April. Each one-hour class will consist of 20 minutes of exercise and 40 minutes of discussion on nutrition. Classes will meet in the Conference Room (Blue Room) each Tuesday in April from 10:00-11:00. A sign up sheet will be available soon or call the church office at 512-451-1741.
Yoga Classes to Begin
January 19 – Yoga classes will be starting Thursday, Jan. 19 from 9:20 to 10:20 am and possibly Monday morning too.
They’ll run for 10 weeks. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church at 512-451-1741 for more information.