strangers become neighbors.
neighbors become friends.
friends become family.

The East End Missional Community commits to the rhythms of prayer, hospitality, and justice in Houston's East End neighborhood. We invest time and energy to plant the seeds of friendship, nurturing authentic connection among one another. It may sound simple, but the work is truly profound, sometimes exhausting, and absolutely worth it.

This emerging ministry is birthed out of the vision of St. Paul‘s United Methodist Church in Houston with additional financial support from the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Path 1, and other donors.

We prayerfully locate where God is moving among our neighbors and friends and we respond by joining in that work. Won’t you also join us?

What do we do?

We are cultivating a community of moral habits. 

Our habits are summed up through prayer, hospitality, and justice.



Through a life of prayer, we are reminded of who we are and we are shaped to be the people of God.

  • Daily prayer

  • Home worship

  • Building habits that transform our lives and the world



God welcomes us to the table weekly for a dinner party and Holy Communion, where we celebrate God’s self-giving love and respond to God‘s hospitality.

  • Block parties and community garden work days

  • Kinship among neighbors, including immigrants

  • Listening to our neighbors' stories



Beloved community: it’s God’s dream for a rightly ordered society where all people have life abundant.

  • Organizing to abate displacement and cultural erasure

  • Convening the leadership of the community to build on our collective power through the East End Collaborative.

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are you interested in learning more?

For more details, contact Rev. Paul Richards-Kuan by texting (preferably) or calling (if necessary) 713-461-1404 or emailing

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