Serving

Crestview Methodist is glad to serve our Austin neighbors. The love of Jesus compels us to provide for the needs of those in our community and in the world, so it is our pleasure to offer a number opportunities to give time and resources to provide for the needs of our neighbors.

To get involved with any of the opportunities listed below, give us a call at (512) 451-1741 or an email: cumc@austin.rr.com.

 

Reconciling Ministries Team

Crestview United Methodist Church is a scripture-based church and believes that scripture should be interpreted through tradition, reason, and experience.  Any single scriptural passage should be interpreted in the context of the overarching story of God’s grace revealed in Jesus Christ.

We, the Reconciling Ministries Team at Crestview UMC, believing that God’s grace is extended to all persons and that the Gospel, as well as this church, should be open to all, have affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network.  Weo penly welcome full participation by people of any age, gender identity, race, ethnic origin, economic reality, family status, sexual orientation, diverse ability, and social standing.  We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

The team meets monthly for support, education and community involvement to work for full inclusion of LGBT persons in the United Methodist Church and in our community. All are welcome.

 

Brentwood & Wooten Elementary Circle of Friends

Our volunteers provide support to students and teachers at Wooten and Brentwood Elementary schools. We assist with mentoring, tutoring, story-telling, school supplies, and special projects for our neighbors in the Crestview neighborhood. Investing in the future of Crestview is a top priority!

 

Drive-a-Senior/North-Central

Through the North-Central Caregivers, we provide transportation to local seniors who have few affordable or reliable options. We drive these awesome seniors to medical appointments, the grocery store, or a number of other errands. More info on this great program can be found at driveasenior.org.

 

Rachel Project

Our volunteers partnering with the Rachel Project sew cloth tote bags stuffed with blankets and other necessities for children who are being transported to CPS or other agencies. This is a fantastic opportunity to provide in a small way to the “least of these” in our community.

 

Doug’s House

Doug’s House is an Austin-based hospice care facility for patience in the final stages of AIDS-related illness. We are able to provide meals for those living in the residence. Additional info about Doug’s House can be found here.