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

 

December Sermon Series

Dec. 17 – Third Sunday of Advent, “Everlasting Father”
(Matthew 1:18-25). Children’s Christmas Pageant; music from the choir.
Dec. 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent/Christmas Eve Worship at 11 am and 5 pm with candles, carols, special music and Holy Communion. Message: “A Baby Named Peace”. Child care in the morning but not in the evening; different music but same worship order and sermon at both services.
Dec. 31 – Certified Lay Minister Arlene Smith will preach; no children’s Sunday School or child care.

Marriage Course

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. 6; 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: 

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. 6; 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 MAY 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!