January, February Sermon Series
“How to Be Here,” a sermon series drawing on the book of that name by Rob Bell. What are we doing here, on this earth, in this life? How can we stay present to God and to the purpose of life, rather than operating on auto-pilot or drowning in a sea of distractions?
Jan. 14 – “Called by God to Be Co-creators”
Jan. 21 – “Distractions”
Jan. 28 – “Calling and Craft
Feb. 4 – “Failure Is Overrated”
Feb. 11 – “Feeding Your Soul”
The Marriage Course is a series of seven “date nights” designed to help couples invest in their relationship. Each evening session begins with a catered dinner by candlelight, with couples seated at tables for two and soft music playing in the background. After a relaxed meal, you’ll watch video segments and discuss them privately at your table (no group discussion); topics include things like effective communication, conflict resolution, family dynamics, healing from past hurts, and more. Mary and Jim Hollifield will be your host couple.
This course is open to any committed couple regardless of marital status, sexual orientation or religious faith. Speakers on the DVDs sometimes talk about their own faith, but there is no expectation that participants will be part of a faith community.
The Marriage Course will be held in the Fellowship Center on Friday nights from 6 to 9 pm, starting Feb. 2 and ending Mar. 23, with one Friday off for Spring Break. Continuity is important, so couples should avoid missing more than one session! The cost is $160 per couple for the seven-week course with payment due at registration. There is a $20 discount for registering by Jan. 18; scholarship aid is available in cases of financial need. The minimum class size is 8 couples, the maximum is 12 couples. Access the registration form here: http://crestviewmethodist.org/wp-content/uploads/marriage-course-application-2018.pdf, print and mail to Crestview United Methodist Church, 1300 Morrow, Austin TX 78757, along with your payment. You may also pay via the church website www.crestviewmethodist.org by clicking on “Donate” and specify “Marriage Course” as the purpose for your payment.
Child care: We have kept the course fee low so that you can afford to hire a baby-sitter—and with the sessions ending at 9 pm, you can continue your date night for a few more hours! We will be able to offer child care at the church for a very limited number of children. If that’s an important consideration for you, please indicate that on your registration form.
Every couple can benefit from investing quality time in their relationship, so sign up today!