Northern Hills Church is a United Methodist congregation located in the Northeast quadrant of San Antonio.
As San Antonio continues its growth northward, Northern Hills provides a welcoming and inclusive community for people who have been going to church their whole lives, for those investigating Christianity for the first time, and for everyone in between.
The mission of NHUMC is to be a community that:
- Reaches others for Jesus
- Teaches the ways of Jesus
- Loves the world for which Jesus died, so that God is glorified through His Son
A caregiver provides assistance in meeting the daily needs of another person.
Many people may find themselves caring for a family member or friend in some way or another, which can be rewarding but stressful.
In this meeting attendees can share and support each other with information, fellowship, and prayer.
Meetings are held via Zoom (occasional in-person meetings).
Email us for meeting information.
This ministry reaches out to the non-English speaking community in northeast San Antonio, helping them to adjust to the United States and in that process showing them the love of Christ by their actions.
Citizenship help on Zoom only.
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Speaking a second language opens doors of opportunity. If English isn't your first language, here's your chance to improve and practice your English in a positive, supportive group setting.
Click here for the latest class dates and registration.
The pantry provides food staples such as rice, beans, macaroni and cheese, tuna, juice, peanut butter and jelly, canned and frozen vegetables, canned fruit, cereal, soup, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, crackers, sugar and meat and fresh produce when available. We also have baby diapers and occasionally even baby formula.
The Northern Hills food pantry is operated in conjunction with the San Antonio Food Bank.
- Valid ID
- Application with household information and members
- Government Assistance, if any
- Income Verification
- Serving zip codes 78216, 78217, 78232, 78233, 78247, 78258, 78259, 78260, 78261, 78266
As many as 50 adults with special needs attend the weekly game night at the Ministry Center. If you have a special needs adult family member or friend, we would love to include them. Or if you would like to help with this ministry, we would truly appreciate your help.
Adults with Special Needs.
The Ministry Center builds relationships and strengthens the community through worship, prayer, and human services, working with other organizations to provide a holistic approach to health - body, mind and spirit. and ministry.
This ministry engages young adults in serving children grades K – 5 in high-need San Antonio neighborhoods.
Children participate in daily enrichment activities including homework assistance, art enrichment, science and math exploration, healthy decision-making, and nutrition education.
Daily activities aim to address any deficiencies, while building a love for reading and a desire to be life-long learners.
All volunteers are required to pass a background check.
The 2nd Grade Reading Buddy program-an initiative of San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL)-is an early intervention program focused on promoting the literacy skills of elementary school-aged children who are at-risk of school failure due to poor reading skills.
We train adult volunteers to become SAYL Reading Buddies. Our volunteers tutor students in over 65 elementary schools and program sites throughout San Antonio. Our curriculum focuses on strengthening and improving the literacy skills of students who are reading below their appropriate grade level.
Times and locations at area schools vary. Inquire in person or by phone during office hours or apply online here.
The Ministry Center offers an array of volunteer opportunities to use your gifts and experience to help better the lives of our neighbors. Inquire in person or by phone during the Center's regular business hours, or apply online here.
All volunteers are required to pass a background check.
A Wesley Nurse is a faith-based community nurse. The professional practice of the Wesley Nurse is not limited to the physical dimension of medical needs; rather, it includes a mind, body and spirit holistic approach.
Programs and services include:
- Health education
- Individualized diabetes education
- Diabetic supplies
- Referral assistance
- Facilitation of resources
- Exercise classes
While the Wesley Nurse program is a component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries' ecumenical outreach and located within churches, it does not teach a set of denominational beliefs.
All members of the community are welcome.
Mentor children at the Avistar Oaks apartment complex.
All volunteers are required to pass a background check.
The mission of Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. Troop 145 meets at Northern Hills for their scouting activities.
Our troop is sponsored by Northern Hills United Methodist Church 3703 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, Texas 78247.
Troup 145 meets on the east side of the parking lot.
Children’s Ministry at Northern Hills is for children birth through 5th grade. Our staff and volunteers are passionate about helping your child understand the love of Christ through age-appropriate lessons, play and music.
Children’s Ministry at Northern Hills includes everything from rocking babies in the nursery, to a mission week for 5th graders, VBS, and everything in between. It’s a busy but meaningful ministry, and we’d love to partner with you in raising your kids to know Christ!
Our English as a Second Language Ministry uses volunteers who speak English as their first language so students have the opportunity to practice in a more personalized way. Our class sessions run 6-8 weeks three times during the school year. There are four locations and three different times frames to match your schedule. We offer a two-hour training session and provide all your supplies before you begin.
This ministry is made up of a group of widows and widowers who have developed a strong relationship with each other. The members meet once a month at different restaurants for fellowship, devotion and a good meal.
Click https://www.nhumc.org/article/moving-on/ for more information.
We recognize the importance in providing your child with a loving, Christian environment in which to grow. We offer the opportunity to learn through developmentally appropriate materials and experiences enabling each child to develop physically, socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
We believe children learn best through hands-on learning experiences. We encourage curiosity, questions, and discovery of God’s world. Our planned activities foster a creative environment that results in independence and a sense of accomplishment. Northern Hills Day School understands that a child’s early experiences shape their future and last a lifetime.
Children from 12 months to 5 years.
Click here for the latest information on our Day School.
5 Days - Monday through Friday - Kinder: $550/month
5 Days - Monday through Friday: $500/month
3 Days - Mon/Wed/Fri: $375.00/month
2 Days - Tue/Thurs: $300/month
Early Bird hours are $5.00 per day.
Extended hours are $10.00 per day.
A non-refundable annual registration fee of $100 is required for the first child and $75 for each sibling when the registration form is returned. Supply fees are $100 per semester for the 2-day a week program, $125 for the 3-day a week program and $150 for the 5-day a week program. Fees are payable in August and January.
(210) 654-8406 x: 225
This group of women gather together to do crafts of all sorts. Quilts are made for numerous charities such as Quilts of Valor, chemo patients, and special needs children. The group also works on personal projects while enjoying fellowship, laughter, tears (sometimes), and a great sisterhood.
You don't have to be retired to enjoy the fellowship of this energetic group-Just have a desire to have a good time and participate in fun activities. Bring a brown bag lunch. We play dominoes and occasionally take trips together.
Trauma is not your fault, but healing is your responsibility.
The Silence Broken women's support group is facilitated by survivors and not by a licensed professional counselor or therapist.
This group supports women through prayer, fellowship, sharing of testimony and learned coping strategies.
This group meets monthly.
To inquire if this group fits your needs, please to email the pastor.
The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church. The course is wrapped in prayer and meditation, special times of worship and daily celebration of Holy Communion.
Emmaus ministries exist to inspire, challenge, and equip local faith communities for Christian action in their homes, churches, communities, and places of work.
The "Emmaus community," made up of those who have attended an Emmaus weekend, support the 72-hour experience with a prayer vigil, by preparing and serving meals, and other acts of love and self-giving. The Emmaus Walk usually begins Thursday evening and concludes Sunday evening. Men and women attend separate weekends.
Participants will deepen their faith and discipleship and rekindle – or perhaps ignite – their gifts as Christian leaders for their church and community. Once the weekend is completed, pilgrims participate in follow-up spiritual support groups and Emmaus Community fellowship opportunities, sponsorship, prayer, support of other Emmaus Ministry events, and service on support committees and teams.
Contact the church office for details on the next Emmaus Walk.
Wednesday night is church family night at NHUMC, with a full array of fellowship, worship, study, and activities for all ages. It begins with "Fellowship" from 5:30 PM-6:00 PM. Worship services follow from 6:15 PM-7:00 PM. Wednesday Worship is in the sanctuary and our pastors and worship leaders alternate leadership of this weekly service, which includes bilingual singing and prayer, a message and holy communion. Children’s choirs also practice during this time during the school year.
Following worship, various classes, Bible Studies, and children’s activities are available. During the summer, regular classes take a break and other classes are offered. Childcare is available during worship and classes.
The goal of youth ministry at Northern Hills is to help each individual youth connect through meaningful relationships with other youth, adults and ultimately Christ. A wide variety of opportunities allow youth to connect "where they are."
Youth ministry at Northern Hills is open to all 6-12th grade students.
Middle School (6-8th grades) and High School (9-12th grades) have both separate and joint activities throughout the year.
(210) 654-0881 x: 205