Many of our adults participate in various 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 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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Location: Jones Building (J-203)
Schedule though May 2020:
May 21. Greet for Brazos Bookstore event presenting Celeste Ng with the paperback release of her best-selling Little Fires Everywhere.
June 18. Discuss Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
July 16. Discuss Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelet Waldman.
August 20. Discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.
September 17. Discuss Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larsen.
October 15. Discuss Washington Black: A Novel by Esi Edugyan.
November 19. Discuss East Wind, Rain by Caroline Paul.
December 17. Discuss The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
January 21, 2020. All the Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy.
February 18. Discuss Lulu in Marrakech by Diane Johnson.
March 17. Discuss The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson.
April 21. Discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.
May 19. Discuss There There by Tony Orange.
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 email@example.com
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).
We go out to lunch after the 11:05 service twice a month.
St. Paul's Primetimers
Primetimers is an activity-based group for senior adults who are interested in lifelong learning.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
2019 Upcoming Programs and Day Trips
May 9. Asian-American Immigration to Houston by Dr. Anne Chao, Adjunct Lecturer in Humanities at Rice University and Program Manager, Houston Asian American Archive
June 20. Concert by choristers of the Royal School of Church Music Gulf Coast Course.
September 12. TBD
October 10. Day Trip to George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, Texas A&M University, College Station
November 14. TBD
December 12. Rob Landes
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com .
Ordinary Life Women
Facilitator: Lynn Schroth
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
Upcoming 2019 Meeting Topics/Activities
May 2. Continuing series with our Jewish and Muslim friends.
June 6. Discuss "Ten Empowering Questions."
July 11. Experiences of prejudice by minorities in Houston.