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Laurel Heights United Methodist Church

227 West Woodlawn Avenue In Historic Monte Vista, San Antonio, TX 78212

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Service Times

Sunday 8:30 am Traditional Worship Service

Sunday 10:00 am Sunday School

Sunday 11:00 am Traditional Worship Service

Wednesday 6:15 pm Informal with communion

Congregation

260

Languages

English

Ministries

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We are a classical United Methodist Church whose hearts, minds, and doors have always been open - since 1909 to be exact. We strive to provide a welcoming environment to all persons, we have evolved and adapted to changing times and technology, we offer a traditional worship service yet reach out through Twitter, Facebook, and of course, fellowship. We invite you to join us in this journey and to grow our future in Christ together.

The Sunday services (8:30 and 11:00) are held in the main sanctuary with Holy Communion served on First Sundays. Both services are traditional with choir accompaniment at the 11:00 am service. For all services, come casual or in coat and tie.

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We are a classical United Methodist Church whose hearts, minds, and doors have always been open - since 1909 to be exact. We strive to provide a welcoming environment to all persons, we have evolved and adapted to changing times and technology, we offer a traditional worship service yet reach out through Twitter, Facebook, and of course, fellowship. We invite you to join us in this journey and to grow our future in Christ together.

The Sunday services (8:30 and 11:00) are held in the main sanctuary with Holy Communion served on First Sundays. Both services are traditional with choir accompaniment at the 11:00 am service. For all services, come casual or in coat and tie.

We encourage children to be in worship. Worship activity bags are provided to help your child connect with what they experience in worship. During children’s time all children are invited to come to the chancel steps. We provide a loving, professionally-staffed nursery for children under 6 years in room 116.

The Wednesday evening service is casual and held in Scott Chapel (1st floor). Holy Communion is served every week.

Handicap parking spaces are reserved near the building as well as additional spaces for "Seniors."

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Laurel Heights United Methodist Church
227 West Woodlawn Avenue In Historic Monte Vista
San Antonio, TX 78212

Sunday 8:30 am
Traditional Worship Service
Sunday 10:00 am
Sunday School
Sunday 11:00 am
Traditional Worship Service
Wednesday 6:15 pm
Informal with communion

What We Offer

Laurel Heights offers many opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

We have:
* Sunday School for all ages at 10:00 am.
* 2 Sunday services at 8:30 am and 11:00 am with refreshments served between the services at 9:30 in the Dining Room.
* Mid-week worship with communion on Wednesday evening at 6:15 in Scott Chapel. Dinner is served in the Dining Room at 5:30.
* Chancel Choir, Joyful Noise Children's Choir, Laurel (children's) Choir and Musica Bella Handbell Choir rehearse on Wednesday evenings.
* Student Ministry (Gr. 6-12) meets on Sunday afternoons at 12:30 in the Youth Lounge (Room 319) and includes a light lunch. * For more information visit www.LaurelHeights.org

Today

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Notewriters to Shutins
Overview

Members of the congregation send notes of encouragement throughout the year to church members on our "Shut in List". If you're interested in becoming a notewriter, contact the church office, 733-7156.

Lay-led Worship Service at Chandler Center
Overview

Members of the congregation (clergy and laypersons) rotate to lead worship at this nearby convelescent home.

Stephen Ministry at Laurel Heights
Overview

For information about becoming a Stephen Minister or if you're in need of the listening ear of a Stephen Minister, contact the church office, 733-7156.

Care and Concern
Overview

This committee is organized into several groups of volunteers. Some visit shut-ins on a rotating basis. Others provide food to members in the congregations with a new baby or at the loss of a loved one.

Knitpickers
Date

Every Monday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Overview

This group of volunteers meet to create shawls, blankets and similar items for use in the sanctuary during worship and as an outreach for other projects.

Youth Mission Trip
Overview

An annual event. Contact the Youth Director for details at (210) 733-7156.

Vacation Bible School
Overview

For one week each summer, kids experience God's love through music, art, science, games, drama, missions, and sharing with peers and youth and adult volunteers. There's a place for every age at VBS from 4 year olds to adults.

Reading Buddies
Overview

Adults read one-on-one with elementary-age children. Contact the Youth Director for information, (210) 733-7156.

Kairos Prison Ministry
Overview

Several hundred dozens of cookies are baked by volunteers and delivered to Kairos for an annual event each year. Contact the church office for information at (210) 733-7156.

Parents' Night Out
Overview

Certified Childcare for ages 3 months to fifth Grade. PNO is held Friday evenings throughout the year beginning in 2019. Call the church office, (210) 733-7156 for dates and fees.

Church under the Bridge
Overview

Volunteers meet at the church and then travel to the site where homeless are served a meal. Volunteers can help serve or donate fresh fruit, cookies or sandwiches.

Flu Immunizations and Adult Health Screening Clinics are conducted throughout the year.
Wesley Nurse
Overview

The Wesley Nurse is available at the church to help answer your health questions. The Wesley Nurse facilitates ministries promoting a holistic approach to health and wellness; that is, mind, body and spirit.

Traditional Worship Service
Date

Every Sunday from 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Overview

Held weekly in the main Sanctuary. Holy Communion is offered on first Sundays. Nursery is available.

Sunday School
Date

Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Overview

We offer a variety of topics and class styles for all ages. During the summer months we offer Summer in the Story for children and youth.

Traditional Worship Service
Date

Every Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Overview

Held weekly in the main Sanctuary. Holy Communion is offered on first Sundays. Nursery is available.

Informal with communion
Date

Every Wednesday from 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm

Overview

A small, informal gathering meets in Scott Chapel on Wednesday evenings at 6:15. Communion is offered.

Moving On
Date

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Overview

Gentle exercise and movement to give your body a workout without wearing it out. Suitable for all ages, but especially geared for seniors. This class is led by a Wesley Nurse.

The Knitpickers
Date

Every Monday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Overview

We meet to make baby blankets, lap covers, and knitted caps. Our ministry seeks to share God's love in tangible ways by providing carefully and prayerfully knit articles to those in need.

Walk to Health
Date

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Overview

Walking indoors to a video or music.

Wednesday Night Supper
Date

Every Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Overview

Acadiana Cafe Catering is fellowship host most Wednesdays. Fellowship hosts vary in the summer as classes and church groups provide meals as a fundraiser. Cost: $6 adults; $3 children.

Children's Choirs
Date

Every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Overview

Children’s choirs meet for a half-hour on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 and 6:30. Joyful Noise, for 3- to 5-year-olds meets at 6:00 pm and Laurel Choir, for kindergarten to second grade meet at 6:30 pm. Each choir meets in Room 313-A.

Bella Musica Handbells Choir
Date

Every Wednesday from 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm

Overview

Laurel Heights is blessed to have a 5 octave set of Schulmerich handbells, along with a long tradition of the joyful peal of bells on a regular basis in worship. The Bella Musica choir season runs September through May, and the choir plays in worship 2-3 times a semester. For this ensemble a complement of 11 players is full capacity. (Currently there are openings for subs only.) Basic music reading skills is a must for this group as well.

Music Director Geoffrey Waite directs the Bella Musica Handbells Choir. The Choir rehearses in the Sanctuary Balcony at 6:00 on Wednesday evenings.

Chancel Choir
Date

Every Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Overview

The Chancel Choir, an ensemble of mixed voices, provides the regular choral leadership for the 11:00 service at Laurel Heights, occasionally singing at the 8:30 service, as well as at special worship events throughout the church year.

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The Chancel Choir, an ensemble of mixed voices, provides the regular choral leadership for the 11:00 service at Laurel Heights, occasionally singing at the 8:30 service, as well as at special worship events throughout the church year.

Except for the month of July, which is taken off, their season runs the entire year. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the choir room, audition is not required, and membership is open to High School age and up.

Our repertoire is predominantly traditional sacred anthems, but frequently includes spirituals and folk hymn based compositions. The Chancel Choir typically enjoys prayer and refreshments together at the close of each rehearsal.

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Paul L Escamilla

Senior Pastor

Jim Carr

Minister of Pastoral Care

Within the UMC Connection

Driving Directions

From North: IH-10 to Mulberry. Turn W. (right) to McCullough Ave. Turn S. (left) to light at Woodlawn Ave. Turn W.(right) Take Woodlawn to corner of Belknap Place

From South: Take San Pedro Ave. to Woodlawn. Turn East (right), go 1 block to corner of Belknap.

Parking lots are located off Woodlawn Ave and at the corner of Belknap and Mistletoe.

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