As we prepare for and expect the birth of Jesus, 
we gather in our homes to join the voices of the Holy Family in prayer and praise...

How to use this prayer guide

  1. Decide with whom you will pray. Like Mary, will you pray with your cousin from the hill country? Or will you pray with your children? Your neighbor? In solitude?

  2. Pick one day each week to set aside 20 minutes for this time of prayer.

Advent Calendar of Events

Saturday, Dec. 1 (9 am-2:30 pm)
Kids Day Out in the Jones Building.

Sunday, Dec. 2 (8:30 am-12:30 pm)
Missions Market on the Plaza.

Sunday, Dec. 2 (12:15-1:30 pm) 
Holding Hope 4-week series begins for those grieving infant or pregnancy loss. Fellers Room. 

Sunday, Dec. 2 (5–6 pm)
Service of Advent Lessons and Carols sung by St. Paul’s Choir and St. Paul’s Treble Choir. Dessert reception to follow, hosted by Youth and their families in Youth Center.

Saturday, Dec. 8 (9 am-2:30 pm)
Kids Day Out in the Jones Building.

Saturday, Dec. 8 (9 am-2 pm)
St. Paul’s Choir Gingerbread House & Bake Sale in Jones Building Lobby.

Sunday, Dec. 9 (4-6 pm)
Sights, Sounds, & Smells of Christmas, a St. Paul’s tradition for all ages in Fondren Hall.

Thursday, Dec. 13 (10:30 am-1 pm)
St. Paul’s Primetimers enjoy “Christmas Traditions, Tales, and Tunes.” Fondren Hall.

Saturday, Dec. 15-Saturday, Dec. 22 (5-6:30 pm)
Las Posadas. In neighborhoods.

Saturday, Dec. 15 (9 am-noon)
Children’s candlelight service practice. Come-and-go Journey to Bethlehem Labyrinth Walk.

Sunday, Dec. 16 (9:45-10 am)
St. Paul’s Youth Strings perform in Jones Building Lobby.

Sunday, Dec. 16 (4:30-5:30 pm)
Children’s Christmas Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary.

Sunday, Dec. 16 (6:30-7:30 pm)
Choral Scholars perform at MFAH.

Friday, Dec. 21 (noon)
Choral Scholars perform at Chase Bank downtown.

Friday, Dec. 21 (6-7 pm)
Service of the Longest Night in the Chapel.