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.
May & June Worship Services
May 1, Hearing God’s Call (Acts 16:9-15); Holy Communion, music from the Sanctuary Choir
May 8, Someone to Watch Over Me (John 13: 31-35); Mother’s Day, music from the Handbell Choir
May 15, Pentecost Sunday (Acts 2:1-21, dramatized); New Sermon Series: Love Languages, beginning with Words of Love. Music from the CrossRoads Band.
May 22, The Love Language of Quality Time; music from the Santuary Choir
May 29, The Love Language of Giving and Receiving Gifts; Memorial Day; solo from Nick Phelps
June 5, The Love Language of Touch; Holy Communion, special music from the Choir
June 12, Rev. Mary Hollifield preaching, while Pastor Linda attends Annual Conference
June 19, A Share of His Spirit (II Kings 2:1-2, 6-14); Father’s Day
June 26, How Do We Talk to Others about Faith? (Luke 10:1-11, 16-20); VBS children sing
Memorial Day Picnic
Memorial Day Picnic (aka: 5th Sunday Lunch) is next Sunday, May 29th. Sign-up in the foyer to help or bring one of the recommended side items. We will also have a short visit on Skype with our new missionary Calley Piland. Calley is a member of St. John’s UMC-Austin and is serving in Guatemala.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is just four weeks away on June 20-23, 5:00-7:30 pm and our theme is Deep Sea Discovery. Registration will begin next week! More to come…
A card-making class for Father’s Day and birthday cards will be taught by Holley Barnhart on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 am AND 6:30 pm in the Blue Room (Room 15). The cost is $5 to cover supplies. Sign-up sheet is in the foyer along with sample cards you will be making or call the church office at 512-451-1741.
Health & Wellness Classes
Pam Castles, RN, is a Wesley Nurse (that is, a nurse working for Methodist Healthcare Ministries to bring faith-based health and wellness programs to communities).
Single Servings – Eating Out or Cooking In
“Single Servings: Cooking In or Eating Out” has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 14 at 6 pm. Taught by Pam Castles, RN, this class helps with the challenges of cooking for one and making healthy choices when you do eat out.
Sessions are free and open to the community.
Small Group Options:
Parenting Class, An informal conversation about parenting is going on Sunday mornings in the Conference Room (Room 15). Gathering time at 9:45, start at 10. Contact the church office 512-451-1741 for more information.
Need to recycle your old printer cartridges? Our Preschool is accepting used printer cartridges that they recycle for cash to be used for Preschool projects. The recycling receptacle is in the lobby area in the Education wing. Call 512-451-9665 for more information.