8:30 and 11 am | Worship
SPECIAL NOTE: In July we consolidate our services into one 11 am service
9:45 am | Sunday School
Our intimate, early-morning traditional service, with usually 50-75 in attendance, is an invigorating and rich worship experience. It includes congregational singing, an engaging sermon and the weekly celebration of Holy Communion. The service lasts about an hour.
Our dynamic, late-morning traditional service includes music led by the UUMC Choir, artful preaching, passionate congregational singing and meaningful prayer. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month, and on special feast days. This service, with usually 250-300 in attendance, is about an hour long.
What To Expect From Worship
We're pretty casual around here with how we dress so come as you are (shirts and shoes preferred).
We’ll say hello and greet you – but we won’t single you out, make you stand up or hound you.
We’ll invite you to share communion with us – and we will never turn you away.
We’ll sing and read prayers together – but we don’t care if you lip-sync or you’re off-key, or if you stay silent. Participate as you’d like.
We’ll invite children up front for a moment with the pastor – but there’s no expectation for your kids to come forward. If your babies or children become restless during worship, we’re okay with that too.
We’ll pass around an offering plate during worship – but we don’t expect visitors to make a contribution. You are our guest.
When worship is finished, we’d love for you to meet the pastors on your way out — but it’s okay if you’d rather not.
University UMC’s historic Sanctuary, built in 1909, is accessible to all people regardless of physical abilities. We have a wheelchair ramp at the south entrance of the Sanctuary on 24th Street. To access, please drive through the alley, from north to south, or from 25th Street to 24th Street, stop at the southeast corner of the church and let people in wheelchairs or walkers out of the car. The ramp is a few feet away from this corner. You will be entering through the south entrance of the Sanctuary on 24th Street. Also, an area of the church parking lot adjacent to Heinsohn Hall is reserved at all times for use by persons of limited mobility. An elevator serving all four floors of our Heinsohn Hall educational building is located to the right of the entrance from the parking lot.
University UMC wants Sunday mornings to be the best part of every child’s week. Our excellent team of caregivers provides a safe, warm and loving environment for babies through toddlers during our worship services and Sunday morning classes. We make every effort to promote positive feelings about church and being part of God’s family—not just for children in our care, but also for parents. Parents are required to sign their children into and out of the nursery to ensure security. Have a question we didn't answer?
We’ve got plenty of free Sunday parking in three designated lots, as well as in metered spaces on the street.
UUMC Parking Lot: Located on the southeast corner of 25th and Guadalupe street adjacent to Heinsohn Hall. On Sundays, these spaces are reserved for persons with limited mobility. You might see a "no parking" or "towing enforced" sign but trust us, if it's Sunday morning you'll be safe to park there. Also, please ignore any of the "U's" or "E's" in each parking spot. Those only mean something during the week.
Platinum Parking Lot: Located on the southwest corner of 25th Street and Guadalupe street. This lot is free to UUMC members and visitors during church services and special events, such as funerals.
UT San Antonio Garage: Located at the southwest corner of 25th and San Antonio street, directly behind the Platinum Parking Lot. Parking is free on Sunday mornings for UUMC members and visitors however, you'll need to pull a ticket and get it validated at our front office.
On Sunday mornings, UUMC provides a uniformed police officer to assist pedestrians. On weekdays, limited parking is available in the church lot adjacent to Heinsohn Hall. Towing is enforced on weekdays.