Monthly Archives: January 2012

More Than Sunday-Go-To-Meeting, Part 2

Some of us don’t attend local churches. Still, they continue to be a vital part of our neighborhood’s history and sense of community. I first gathered information about the churches for exhibits when I coordinated the Community Tent early on at the Violet Crown Festival here in Austin. More recently, Rob and I discovered that many of the people we interviewed for our oral history project have longtime connections with churches here. They have been … Read more

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More Than Sunday-Go-To-Meeting, Part 1

If you’ve lived here any time at all, you’ve noticed all the churches in the Brentwood/Crestview area—more than a dozen of them. Many were established more than 60 years ago, as the two neighborhoods were being built. Crestview United Methodist, left, celebrated its 60th in November 2013. Faith Lutheran celebrated its 65th in September and October 2015. For longtime members John and Judy Carlson, Crestview Methodist was more than a place to attend Sunday service. … Read more

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