River Oaks Campus

Address & Service Times 3471 Westheimer

Every Sunday at
8:45, 9:45, 11:05, and 4p

The Story Houston's River Oaks campus is located in a free-standing building behind St. Luke's United Methodist. We're centrally located inside the Loop near River Oaks, within blocks of West University, Montrose, and the Galleria, and just a couple of miles from The Heights, Briar Grove, Meyerland, Bellaire, and Midtown. Every Child is a guest of honor at The Story Kids of all ages are welcome in every service, and no one will judge you for having noisy kids! For our youngest kids, we have a professional nursery available during all services, as well as a cry/feeding room adjacent to the worship space so moms and babies don't have to miss the service.

We also offer Jesus-centric, age-appropriate kids programming for our pre-K, elementary and middle school students. Check-in for all kids programming is available at our kiosks in The Story's lobby, where volunteers are available to assist you. To allow for a smoother check-in process, you can also pre-register your kids or middle schoolers prior to visiting us on Sunday.
8:45

Nursery is available for kids ages 4 and under. Please check-in your child in The Story's lobby and drop them off at their classroom prior to service starting. If you're not sure where to go, that's okay! One of our friendly volunteers can escort you and your child to the nursery.

StoryKids is available for kids in grades Pre-K through 2nd. Please check-in your child in The Story's lobby. They will be dismissed from worship during announcements and brought back prior to the end of service.


9:45

Nursery is available for kids 2 and under. Please check-in your child in The Story's lobby and drop them off at their classroom prior to service starting.

Our kids up to 5th grade participate in St. Luke's Sunday School during this service. Please check-in your child in The Story's lobby or their classroom and drop them off prior to service starting.


11:05

Nursery is available for kids ages 4 and under. Please check-in your child in The Story's lobby and drop them off before the service starts.

StoryKids is available for kids in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade. Please check-in your child in The Story's lobby, and they will be dismissed from worship during announcements and brought back prior to the end of service.

The Story's Middle School Small Groups are available for kids in grades 4-8. They will be dismissed from worship during announcements and brought back prior to the end of service.


4:00

Nursery is available for kids ages 4 and under. Please check-in your child in The Story's lobby and drop them off prior to service starting. If you're not sure where to go, that's okay! One of our friendly volunteers can escort you and your child to the nursery.

Where can I park? Our main parking lot is located just outside the The Story Houston building, and there's an additional 4-level garage immediately east of our building (20 feet away). Parking is always plentiful and free. How should I dress? The Story Houston is a vibrant community of Houstonians, and just like our fair city, we're a diverse bunch - especially when it comes to style. For some at The Story, "Sunday Best" means jeans and sneakers, while others might sport a more business-casual look. Long story short, it's not important what you wear; what's in your heart is all that matters. How long are the services? Our services vary in length and style. The 8:45 service is simple and succinct (about 50 minutes long), with one or two instruments and one or two vocalists leading a few songs. The 9:45 and 11:05 services are a little louder (full band) and longer (about 60-70 minutes long). Our 4:00p "Conversation" includes some time for Q&A and dialogue with the preaching pastor, and lasts about 60-70 minutes. All services include Holy Communion (bread and juice) each week, and everyone is welcome to participate (gluten and dairy free options available). How's the coffee? We're a community full of coffee drinkers so you'll find great, free coffee and donuts in plentiful supply. Our coffee bar also sells lattes, iced coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks to raise money for local outreach partners, whose mission is to fight human trafficking. How can I meet new people my first time at The Story? Our volunteer greeters are always available at any of our entrances, to help you feel at home at The Story during your visit. Don't hesitate to ask them for anything you need, from the location of the restrooms to information about kids check-in! Also, volunteers at our "Connections" table in the lobby can help connect you to the community beyond Sunday morning through events, chapters, discipleship groups and Sunday teams.