San Antonio Community Resource Directory
University United Methodist Church (Christian / Methodist / United )

We make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by building bridges to Christ, compassion and community.

As disciples we love God with all of our heart, soul and mind, and love our neighbor as our self.

Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ben Trammell - Lead Pastor Send email
(210) 696-1033
Denise Barker - Pastor Send email
Hotlines and Virtual Assistance

If you're struggling with things like addiction, alcoholism, anxiety, depression, and marriage/relationship issues, we recommend affordable online counseling with a professional counselor as a good supplement to working the 12 Steps.

BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited addiction counselors, psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC). It's OK to seek a little extra help!

Click here to get started.

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger, don't use this service. Click here for immediate help.

Adult Basketball Open Gym.

Join us for basketball in the North Gym. All skill levels welcome!

Adults.

Contact Laura Ames for more information at [email protected].

Free.

Sunday: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Albert Aguilar - Director of Recreation Send email
(210) 696-1033
Laura Ames - Director of Campus Operations Send email

University seeks to provide support to those serving in the military and their loved ones through various areas.

 For more information, contact Jessica Caccamese by email at [email protected].

Free.

Jessica Caccamese Send email
(210) 696-1033
Holly Wilson - Care & Community Pastor Send email

Steve Welch brings more than 25 years of experience to the counseling ministry at University. His clinical training includes family systems, solution-focused and cognitive-behavioral models of treatment. He has experience working with adult men and women, couples and families, as well as adolescents. He also works out of a deep faith in Christ and the perspective that God loves each of us and desires to meet us in the midst of whatever struggles we are experiencing. Examples of issues that Steve can offer help in addressing are depression, anxiety, relational conflict, parenting struggles, life transitions, addictions, job or school stress and vocational decisions.

Adults, couples, families and adolescents.

Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment or obtaining more information may email Steve here, or you may call him at (210) 690-7345.

University’s financial support of the counseling ministry allows Steve to conduct sessions at a reduced fee. Although he does not accept any insurance payments, sessions only cost $50, and if there is financial need can be reduced to as low as $25. You do not have to be a member of University UMC to access counseling services.

Steve Welch MDiv, MS, LPC - Counselor Send email
(210) 690-7345

Our NAEYC accredited program is carefully planned to meet the developmental needs and learning styles of each child by using hands-on learning experiences. We provide a loving, Christian environment that offers developmentally appropriate materials and experiences, enabling each child to grow physically, socially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

Classes for:

  • 12-35 months
  • 3-4 years
  • Kindergarten

For enrollment information call 210-691-2704 or e-mail Lari Marshall.

Monday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Amanda Nunneley - Day School Director Send email
(210) 691-2704

University has a network of support for foster and adoptive families, no matter where they are in that process.

Support group that meets each Sunday morning at 9:30 AM in Room S105. Childcare is available.
Sarah Reiter - Director of Care & Community Send email
(210) 696-1033

Join us the for support and conversations of hope for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

Fourth Sunday of Month: 12:15 PM In the Loft (Third floor, south side of campus)
Melissa Supak Send email

Helping Hands is a pre-vocational day habilitation program that serves higher functioning adults with special needs who need a place to grow, develop skills, and establish life-long friendships. Helping Hands offers daily tasks and activities to adults who have intellectual and developmental challenges. Together, we serve our church, our community, and one another.

Helping Hands provides opportunities that bring purpose and dignity to youth and adults who have intellectual and developmental challenges. These opportunities encompass spiritual growth, education, fellowship, service to God and our community.

Each day at Helping Hands is filled with service, fun, and fellowship! Our tasks are geared toward serving others and many of them promote independent livings skills. In addition to our tasks and activities, we eat out at area restaurants and go bowling regularly. Physical activity is also a part of our day.

This program is for higher functioning adults with special needs.

Call during office hours for more information. Monday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: CLOSED Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Susan Galindo - Director of Special Needs Ministry Send email
(210) 696-1033

All levels of fitness are invited, including members and non-members, to this Christ-centered yoga class in the Student Worship Center (SWC). If you are looking to increase flexibility, gain strength, balance, and more importantly put yourself in a place of stillness and quiet, please join us.

Free to all, and childcare is available by emailing Abigail Black at [email protected].

For any other questions, contact Cathe Skinner.  

Monday: 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM
Cathe Skinner - North Campus Ministries Coordinator Send email

Justice For Our Neighbors is a ministry of hospitality that welcomes immigrants by providing affordable (and sometimes free) high-quality immigration legal service to low-income immigrants, engaging in advocacy for immigrant rights, and offering education to communities of faith and the public.

Fees are based on proof of income.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED *Closed for lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Suzanne Isaacs - Executive Director Send email
(210) 847-7249

Here at MOPS, we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face. That’s why we rally women to come together in their own neighborhoods and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.

All MOPS groups aim to provide mothers of young children with a support team of other women from the same geographic location through which they can develop friendships, openly and honestly discuss parenting challenges and techniques, gain insight and inspiration from guest speakers, strengthen their faith as Christians, and frankly, catch a break from motherhood, at least for a few hours each month.

What can you gain from joining MOPS?

  • Develop friendships.
  • Compare experiences.
  • Learn new parenting skills.
  • Take a break.
  • Get involved through service.
  • Strengthen faith.

All moms of children ages newborn through Kindergarten can join MOPS. While MOPS welcomes mothers of all faiths, it is a Christian organization, so it wouldn’t be ideal for those who might feel uncomfortable around prayer and related themes. It is intended for those looking to find a support system of other moms while strengthening their faith in Christ. According to the Web site, “MOPS International exists to equip and develop every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother, and leader in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Membership fees vary depending on the group. However, as a basic guideline, the annual dues for MOPS typically range from about $75-$130.

Monday: 9:30 AM –12:00 PM Wednesday: 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Steve Ryan - Director of Outreach Send email
(210) 696-1033

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby. We often serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families. Find out more here.

Share’s mission is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. We strive to set a standard of personalized perinatal bereavement care through a lifetime of support, hope and healing - one family at a time.

The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life.

The primary purpose is to provide support toward positive resolution of grief experienced at the time of, or following the death of a baby. This support encompasses emotional, physical, spiritual and social healing, as well as sustaining the family unit.

The secondary purpose is to provide information, education, and resources on the needs and rights of bereaved parents and siblings. The objective is to aid those in the community, including family, friends, employers, members of the congregation, caregivers, professionals, and others in a supportive role.

ABOUT SHARE
Share’s mission is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. We strive to set a standard of personalized perinatal bereavement care through a lifetime of support, hope and healing - one family at a time.

National Share Office
402 Jackson Street
Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-3468
Phone: 800-821-6819
Fax: 636-947-7486
Email: [email protected]

We often serve parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families.

Free.

Second Monday of the Month: 6:30 PM (Room S103)
Holly Wilson - Pastor of Community & Formation Send email
(210) 696-1033

The Special Needs Ministry's mission is to provide a culture of belonging, dignity and purpose to everyone who has cognitive and developmental challenges. Our ministry strategically delivers teaching methods that are designed for children, youth and adults with special needs. We identify resources and opportunities that intentionally integrate people and families into the ministry of the church.

We do this through:

  • Education
  • Equipping
  • Engaging
  • Expressions of service to God and our community.
Heather Sheese-Rubio - Special Needs Ministry Coordinator Send email
(210) 696-1033

Join us in person or watch live online here.

Click here for our special needs service streamed online.

Click here to learn more about our ministries.

Click here for times and other details of upcoming services and events.

Sunday Service: 8:00 AM (Traditional), 9:30 AM (Traditional), 11:00 AM (Modern), 11:00 AM (Special Needs Service - Online Only)
Ben Trammell - Lead Pastor Send email
Denise Barker - Pastor Send email

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry. University equips and empowers lay caregivers-called Stephen Ministers-to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Find out more information on their website here.

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system.

Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers-called Stephen Ministers-to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

How Stephen Ministry Works:

The best way to understand how Stephen Ministry works is to learn about three groups of people involved in this ministry: Stephen Leaders, Stephen Ministers, and care receivers.

Free.

Kally Moyer - Stephen Ministry Leader Send email
(210) 696-1033
Jason Morgan - Stephen Ministry Leader Send email

Middle and High School Student Basketball.

All middle and high school students are invited to the North Gym to play basketball. All skill levels welcome!

Contact Albert Aguilar for more information at  [email protected].

Free.

Tuesday: 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Albert Aguilar - Director of Recreation Send email
(210) 696-1033

HS Students and adults are invited to join us for volleyball in the North Gym.

HS Students and Adults. All skill levels welcome!

Contact Laura Ames for more information at  [email protected].

Free.

Thursday: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Albert Aguilar - Director of Recreation Send email
(210) 696-1033
Laura Ames - Director of Campus Operations Send email

Helping Hands is a pre-vocational day habilitation program that serves higher functioning adults with special needs who need a place to grow, develop skills, and establish life-long friendships. Helping Hands offers daily tasks and activities to adults who have intellectual and developmental challenges. Together, we serve our church, our community, and one another.

Helping Hands provides opportunities that bring purpose and dignity to youth and adults who have intellectual and developmental challenges. These opportunities encompass spiritual growth, education, fellowship, service to God and our community.

Each day at Helping Hands is filled with service, fun, and fellowship! Our tasks are geared toward serving others and many of them promote independent livings skills. In addition to our tasks and activities, we eat out at area restaurants and go bowling regularly. Physical activity is also a part of our day.

This program is for higher functioning adults with special needs.

Call during office hours for more information. Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Susan Galindo - Director of Special Needs Ministry Send email
(210) 696-1033