Sunday School

Many of our adults participate in various Sunday School options.


Weekday Studies

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 Rev. 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 8:30 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. See Gatherings booklet for more details. 

 

Tuesday Friends

This co-ed group enjoys fellowship and study of various writers and theologians. Full participation welcomed; open to all. They meet on Tuesdays in J-203 at 1 pm.


Book Groups

Chapter One Book Group

Discuss a wide range of books, selected by group’s nomination and voting, emphasizing literary fiction. Members of this group also serve as the core of greeters for Brazos Bookstore author events at St. Paul's.

Dates: 3rd Tuesdays, 7 pm
Facilitator: Linda Harmes
Location: Jones Building (J-202)

Remaining 2018 Calendar

 

Ordinary Life Book Group

Explore books on spirituality, religious literacy, and social justice. 

Dates: 3rd Mondays, 6:30 pm
Location: Rotates among homes
Details: Contact George Sroka via gsroka@aol.com


Young Adults

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 theology, faith and art, and spiritual disciplines. We meet at 9:45 am on Sundays in A-104 (Abraham Station).  

LUNCH TOGETHER

We go out to lunch after the 11:05 service twice a month. 


Senior Adults

 St. Paul's Primetimers listen to Dr. John Lienhard, creator of Houston Public Media's  Engines of our Ingenuity

St. Paul's Primetimers listen to Dr. John Lienhard, creator of Houston Public Media's Engines of our Ingenuity

St. Paul's Primetimers

Primetimers is an activity-based group for senior adults who are interested in lifelong learning. 

Facilitators:

  • Rev. Andrew Wolfe, Associate Pastor (Congregational Care)

  • Nina Hall, Hospitality and Congregational Care Coordinator

  • Primetimers Steering Committee

Location: Fondren Hall, 2nd floor of the Jones Building
Dates: 2nd Thursdays, February-June and September-December (10:30 am-noon)

Program Meetings. Programs are presented on cultural, historical, social issues, and local topics of interest, featuring noted experts in these areas. The gathering usually begins in Fondren Hall at 10:30 am with light refreshments, and the program begins at 11 am. The programs are free of charge, and anyone is welcome to attend, regardless of church membership or age. Lunch is served at noon to those who have made a reservation within two weekdays prior to the meeting to Nina Hall via 713-528-0527 x113 or nina@stpaulshouston.org.

Day Trips. A variety of field trips to interesting places in the greater Houston area are offered periodically.

Check out the Primetimers latest newsletter or the Events section for the latest information on programs or day trips. If you would like to be mailed the newsletter, please contact Dorothy Conn at jlcdwcbrightstar@aol.com.

2018-19 Upcoming Programs and Day Trips

  • December 13. Christmas Traditions, Tales, and Tunes. Director of Music Christopher Betts, Director of Children’s Music Anna Teagarden, and a few special guests will share the history and sounds of some of our favorite carols. Special holiday decorations, including vintage Christmas ornaments, tress, and nativity scenes.

 

Senior Men 

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 nina@stpaulshouston.org.


Women at St. Paul's

United Methodist Women

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 info@stpaulshouston.org.

The group meets in the Jones Building (J-204) on the third Tuesday of the month from 10 am to noon. 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 childcare@stpaulshouston.org.

 

St. Paul’s Moms

Facilitators: Jennifer West and Judy Peterson
Location: St. Paul’s, Youth Center
Dates: 2nd & 4th Wednesdays (9:30–11 am) during school year
Fellowship, prayer, scripture study and relationship building for moms with children of all ages and stages. Breakfast and childcare provided. 

 

Sugar land sisters

Dates: 1st Thursdays, 8:30–10 am
Location: Home of Judy Leatherwood Smith
Breakfast, prayer, and friendship for women. To receive the location address, please email Judy via leatherwoodjl@aol.com .

 

Ordinary Life Women

Facilitator: Lynn Schroth
Location: J-204
Dates: 1st Thursdays (noon-2 pm)

This group began as a subsidiary of the Ordinary Life class, but all women are welcome. The purpose of the group is threefold:

  • to grow spiritually

  • to develop a sense of community among the members

  • to participate in charitable activities as a group

Remaining 2018 Calendar

  • December 6. Discuss On Being podcast of Krista Tippett's conversation with Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rabbi Sarah Bassin.