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?



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

  • Daily communal and private prayer
  • Time alone and away
  • Shared vulnerability and confession


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.

  • Kinship among neighbors, including immigrants
  • Dinner with neighbors
  • Listening to our neighbors' stories


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

  • Identity formation/sense of belonging
  • Peacemaking within the community
  • Space for lament

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are you interested in learning more?

For more details, contact Rev. Paul Richards-Kuan by calling 713-461-1404 or emailing

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