"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength…love your neighbor as yourself."
Mark 12:30-31

Relational Care at University Heights

We know how difficult it can be to find that special place within a church body. Even though we’re surrounded by others in a church service, it can feel like a lonely place at times. Relational Care was created to foster encouragement and support so we can build long lasting relationships and feel more connected.  We want to know who you are…and how you are. We want to participate in your life and come alongside you as you strive to learn more about Jesus Christ and reflect His light to your community. Here are just a few of the resources we offer at University Heights:


When you visit University Heights, prepare to be greeted with a big smile as you walk through the door. We’re glad you’re with us. Our Connections center is available and staffed for any questions you may have. We’re here for you! Be sure to fill out a Connect Card so we can know who you are and reach out.

New Here?

If you’re new to our body, we’re so happy you’ve made the decision to join our community of believers. We love the idea of integrating solid biblical teaching with healthy relational and emotional practices. We believe that biblical knowledge and relational and emotional growth go together but are two different areas. A person can have a vast amount of biblical knowledge and still lack the relational skills needed to communicate and cultivate people who make Jesus known. At University Heights, we understand the value of being in close touch with each other. It’s more than just attending a church service – it’s that feeling of belonging to a family so we can have the support we need to serve others in our community and in the world. We hope you’ll make the decision to join a small group and become involved in some of the events and outreach programs we offer. Let’s get to know each other, learn, and serve together! 


A 6-week small group to encourage community held in January, April, and August. OnRamp's purpose is to help you experience community and connection. You will get to know others and study the Word. Come when you can. No preparation required. Get a taste of what community is like here at University Heights.

Current Care Opportunities


GriefShare typically meets as a 13-week support group on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7pm in the Fellowship Hall. This semester we will instead meet throughout the fall for four GriefShare seminars in the Student Building.  Park along Sycamore in front of the playground. The usual support group format will resume in the spring. For more information on the first GriefShare seminar, Loss of a Spouse, click the button below.

Mighty Oaks

Mighty Oaks is a support group for Veterans, Military members, and First Responders who have endured hardship in their service. Connect to a new life purpose in Christ through resiliency in this peer-to-peer recovery program. Mighty Oaks meets twice a month at 6 PM in B103. For more information contact Michael Hoyt at 936-355-9714.
Summer Dates: June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23, August 6 & 20. 

Widow's Support Group

A support group for widows. We meet weekly for fellowship and dominos in the Worship Arts room in the Worship Center on Thursdays at 10:00 am. For more information contact Edith Shirley at 936-662-6937.

University Heights Members

You matter to us! We want you to feel a strong connection to our church body – to know others well and be known. Have you recently been baptized and need encouragement and support? Are you grieving a lost loved one? Striving to make ends meet? We offer resources, classes, and support groups for lots of different life situations. Small groups and events are a great way to connect with others and share life’s moments - and there’s nothing like the feeling of serving alongside one another. We hope you’ll join us as we learn together, enjoy fellowship, and serve our community.