Fall 2017 Gatherings. Find out what’s happening at St. Paul’s this fall and ways you can connect, serve, worship, and learn within this community of faith. www.stpaulshouston.org/gatherings
Many of our adults participate in various Sunday morning classes. Learn more about Sunday School options.
LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDIES
St. Paul's worship is very traditional with an emphasis on liturgy. The Lectionary forms the basis for planning our worship experience. Several weekday groups study the Bible following the Revised Common Lectionary for the coming Sunday. These groups are open for anyone to join at any time.
Tuesdays | Lectionary Bible Study led by Dr. Matt Russell, in J-211 at noon
Wednesdays | Men’s Lectionary Bible Study led by Rev. Tommy Williams, in Fondren Lounge at 7 am
Thursdays | Women’s Lectionary Bible Study led by Rev. Barbara Roberson in J-203 at 9 am
Disciple Bible Studies
These intensive Bible studies are offered once a year starting in September and lasting through May. It's an opportunity for deep growth in the company of others seeking the same.
Enjoys discussions and studies of historical religious figures such as John Wesley, John Calvin, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther. They meet on Tuesdays in J-203 at 1 pm.
The Living Room
Our Sunday class for young adults in their 20s and 30s aims to be an environment where newcomers and regulars all feel welcome (like a living room!) as we explore faith and living together. Topics are curated by the class and led by both clergy and fellow young adults. In the past, the class has studied the life & theology of St. Paul, faith and art, and spiritual disciplines. We meet 10–10:45 am in S-105 beneath the Sanctuary.
We go out to lunch after the 11:05 service twice a month.
St. Paul’s Moms
Facilitators: Jennifer West and others
Location: St. Paul’s, J-202
Dates: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays (9:30–11 am)
Fellowship, prayer, scripture study and relationship building for moms with children of all ages and stages. Breakfast and childcare provided. More details: email@example.com.
St. Paul's Primetimers
Primetimers is an activity-based group for adults age 60 and older. Check out the Primetimers newsletter - October 2017
Meetings. The group meets monthly on the second Thursday. Programs range from speakers to musical artists. Information about each of these meetings can be found in the Events section. The gathering usually begins in Fondren Hall at 10:30 am with light refreshments and the program begins at 11 am. (Exception: When the Primetimers' meeting is the same day as a 12:15 pm Lenten Recital, the schedule usually is moved up to begin at 10 am with the program at 10:30 and lunch at 11:30.)
An $8 lunch is served at noon to those who have made a reservation. To eat lunch with the group, please RSVP within two weekdays prior to the meeting via 713-528-0527 or firstname.lastname@example.org Anyone is welcome to attend the meetings, regardless of church membership or age.
Day Trips. The group periodically goes on on day trips to a variety of fun and interesting places. Information about these day trips can be found in the Events section.
Calendar. The meeting and day-trip schedule through the end of 2017 follows:
- October 12. John Lienhard, creator of Houston Public Media's "Engines of Our Ingenuity"
- November 9. Day Trip to tour Houston's East End (or "EaDo") and Trinity UMC
- December 14. Christmas Traditions
Gather with us at 9 am on the third Thursday of each month for a self-pay breakfast and fellowship time at the IHOP on U.S. 59 access road, near Kirby. (2515 Southwest Freeway 77098) All senior men are welcome and no reservations are required.
For more information about Senior Adult activities, contact the church office at 713-528-0527 or email Nina Hall, St. Paul's Primetimers assistant, at email@example.com.
United Methodist Women (UMW)
The purpose of United Methodist Women is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. For more information contact the church via 713-528-0527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group meets in Abraham Station on the third Tuesday of the month from 10:30 to 12:30 pm. All women (church members or not) are welcome to attend any or all meetings of UMW. Free baby-sitting/nursery service is available at the church. Reservations are required via email@example.com.
St. Paul's UMW holds a used book sale each year during the fall with the proceeds going to selected missions opportunities.