Aug
19
12:15 PM12:15

Children’s LEGO© Healing Circle

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A Healing Circle for children using LEGO© bricks will meet from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in J-120. A light lunch will be served.

The children will use LEGO bricks to process life transitions and emotions while strengthening communication skills, creativity, self-awareness, and stress management skills in a supportive peer environment.

The Circle will be led by Helen Spaw, MPS, who holds a masters in art therapy and creativity from the Pratt Institute. Questions or RSVP: hspaw@stpaulshouston.org.

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Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter One Book Group

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The book for discussion August 21 is Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon.

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Chapter One Book Group is open to anyone who enjoys reading and discussing a wide variety of books. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in J-202.

The book for discussion at the next meeting, September 17, will be Lost & Found by Brooke Davis.

To be added to the email list for group notifications, please contact Linda Harmes at hblinda@hibit.com.

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Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Kids Night Out

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Our popular Friday-night program for children 4 months to 5th grade includes a full schedule of games, crafts, play, snacks and supervised activities from 6 to 10:30 pm while parents enjoy an evening on their own. The cost is $25/child/night ($5/each additional sibling).  A light supper is served around 6:30. During December, this activity becomes Kids Day Out.

Kids Night/Day Out is available for families of St. Paul’s Church and School. Reservations, which are required due to limited space and staff, are accepted for each date up to two weeks in advance.

For questions or special needs, please contact Ellen Edwards via eedwards@stpaulshouston.org.

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Aug
26
to Sep 8

One Year Later: Prayers & Support for People Affected by Harvey

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As the Houston community approaches the first anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, St. Paul’s recognizes the storm has affected and continues to affect many lives. In a spirit of solidarity, the church will offer support during dedicated times of prayer and community service. All are welcome to participate:

Sunday, August 26 | Do you need someone to pray with you? After worship at 8:30, 9:45, or 11:05 am, those seeking prayer may join St. Paul’s pastors in the Chapel.
  
Wednesday, August 29 | St. Paul’s mid-week communion service at 12:15 pm in the Chapel will center around prayers for those affected by Harvey and their process of healing. 

Saturday, September 8 | Volunteers are needed to help rebuild and repair homes impacted by Harvey. No prior experience is needed; volunteers will be trained on how to do these repairs. Shifts are available from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Sign up at www.stpaulshouston.org/harvey.

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Aug
26
8:30 AM08:30

Celebration Sunday!

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A note about special music for Celebration Sunday | by Christopher Betts, Director of Music

The offertory anthem at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:05 am services, ‘I was glad when they said unto me’ by Hubert Parry was written for the coronation of King Edward VII in 1902.  A setting of verses from Psalm 122, it is one of the best and most glorious pieces of sacred choral music ever composed. Still sung at every British coronation since 1902, it is enjoyed by choirs and congregation the world over and, at our services, it will include three fanfare trumpeters in the balcony.

Two of the trumpeters will also be featured in our special music at our lunch in Fondren Hall: ‘Sound the trumpet’ by Henry Purcell. Joining the trumpeters will be sopranos Anna Teagarden and Dawn Uebelhart and members of the St. Paul’s Treble Choir.

Celebration Sunday will also be the first time for our congregation to see our new Organ Scholar, Ben Kerswell, who will be playing the closing organ voluntary at all three services.

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Sep
8
8:30 AM08:30

Harvey Work Day

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In August 2017, the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey displaced many Houstonians, and many are still not back in their homes. You can help Houston families rebuild and repair their homes by serving on a weekend work team. No prior experience needed; volunteers will be trained on how to do these repairs. For details, contact Amy Taylor, Director of Missions, via ataylor@stpaulshouston.org

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Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Disciple: Invitation to John

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“Come and see, follow me.” This is our invitation from Christ in the first chapter of John. This study will take a deep look at the Gospel of John through the “I am” statements, stories told only in John’s gospel, and everything in-between. 

Dates: Mondays, Sept. 10–Dec. 3, 6:30–8:30 pm (excluding Thanksgiving week)
Facilitator: Sandra DeSobe
Location: J-203
Cost: $15

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Sep
16
5:30 PM17:30

Disciple Fast Track 1: Old Testament

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If you are not sure where to start with Disciple Bible Study, this is the first class in the series. An overview of the Old Testament lays the groundwork of the Hebrew Bible and of Bible study beyond the class. 

Dates: Sundays, Sept. 16–Dec. 9, 5:30–7 pm (excluding Thanksgiving weekend)
Facilitator: John Rodriguez
Location: J-203
Cost: $15

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Tour de TAC bike ride

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St. Paul’s is organizing a team of bike riders to participate in Tour de TAC. Throughout the fall, United Methodists will be joining in bike tours across the region as a means of camaraderie and to talk about ways the United Methodist Church can better reach our mission field. Join us Saturday, Oct. 13 for our local Tour de TAC ride. We will meet at Grace UMC in the Heights at 9 am for a 25-mile loop—we look forward to seeing you there!

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Brazos Bookstore: Yuyi Morales

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Courtesy of Brazos Bookstore:
This event is free! Please join us in Fondren Hall at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for a special off-site kids’ event.

In 1994, 25-year-old YUYI MORALES traveled from her home in Xalapa, Mexico, to the San Francisco Bay Area with her two-month-old son, Kelly, in order to secure permanent residency in this country. Her passage was not easy and she spoke no English whatsoever. But due in large measure to help and guidance provided by area children’s librarians, she learned English as her young son learned to read, through the picture books they shared together. In spare, lyrical verse and the vibrant images for which she has become legendary, Yuyi has created a lasting testament to the journeys, both physical and metaphorical, that she and Kelly have taken together in the intervening years. Beautiful and powerful at any time, but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain, this is a story that is both topical and timeless.

Born in Xalapa, Mexico, where she currently resides, YUYI MORALES lived for many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she still maintains close relations with booksellers and librarians. Professional storyteller, dancer, choreographer, puppeteer, and artist, she has won the prestigious Pura Belpré Award for Illustration five times, for Just a Minute (2003), Los Gatos Black on Halloween (2006), Just in Case (2008), Niño Wrestles the World (2013) and Viva Frida (2014), also a Caldecott Honor Book.

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

Michael Dowd: "The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness"

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Rev. Michael Dowd will be the guest speaker for "The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness," a weekend lecture presented by the Kerley Endowment for Spiritual Advancement and Understanding at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Rev. Dowd will speak on Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 am–2:30 pm, and again on Sunday, Nov. 18, 9:45–11 am, in Fondren Hall. 

Tickets for Saturday's event are $20, which includes a choice of box lunch, and the Sunday session is free, but space is limited. Childcare is also available upon request. Register online today!

Michael Dowd is an evolutionary theologian. He calls himself “an evidential mystic, a sacred realist, a Christian naturalist.” He graduated with honors from Palmer Seminary and has served as a United Church of Christ minister. Now he travels as an “evangelist for evolution,”  inspiring and empowering people of all ages and theological orientations to know real freedom, to live in deepest integrity, and to fulfill their evolutionary mission.

Dowd’s latest book, “Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World,” has been endorsed by six Nobel Prize winners and will be for sale at the event.

Free parking is available across from the church at the corner of Binz and Fannin. Fondren Hall on the second floor of the Jones Building at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

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Aug
5
12:15 PM12:15

Amazing Parents, Amazing Kids

Does your child have developmental, emotional, medical or learning differences? This parent group is designed to provide a time of connection and mutual support.  

First Sunday of every month 12:15-1:30 pm in J-204. Lunch and childcare provided. You do not have to be a member of St. Paul’s to attend.

The group is led by co-facilitators Helen Spaw, who holds a Masters in Art Therapy and Creativity from New York's Pratt Institute, and Jennifer West, who is working on a graduate degree in counseling.

RSVP and questions to Helen Spaw at hspaw@stpaulshouston.org

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Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter One Book Group

The book for discussion July 17 will be Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

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Chapter One Book Group is open to anyone who enjoys reading and discussing a wide variety of books. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in J-202.

The book for discussion at the next meeting, August 21, will be Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon.

To be added to the email list for group notifications, please contact Linda Harmes at hblinda@hibit.com.

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Jun
28
to Jul 1

RSCM Summer Course

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For the sixth consecutive summer, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston will host the Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) Gulf Coast Course. 

Young singers from across the United States will come together for one week to learn Anglican choral music and present songs in a variety of sacred services, as well as a public concert. The Gulf Coast Course is an all-girls course, fostering lasting friendships and instilling a mutual love of sacred music. About 45 young women (ages 10–18) are expected to participate this year.

The 2018 course will be directed by Jonathan Vaughn from Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. All of the week’s events are free and open to the public. Come hear the RSCM Gulf Coast Summer Course choristers sing! 

  • Thursday, June 28, 6 pm, RSCM presents Choral Evensong at South Main Baptist Church (4100 S. Main St.), featuring works by composer-in-residence, Philip Moore.
  • Friday, June 29, 1 pm, RSCM will give a concert at Houston Methodist Hospital (6565 Fannin St.) as part of the Margaret Alkek Williams Crain Garden Performance Series. 
  • Friday, June 29, 5:30 pm, Choral Evensong at St. Paul’s UMC (5501 Main St.), in celebration of Feast of St. Peter with works by Britten, Palestrina, and Gibbons. 
  • Saturday, June 30, 9 pm, Sung Compline service led by the trebles will be open to the public and held on the outdoor labyrinth at St. Paul’s UMC. 
  • Sunday, July 1, 11:05 am, Choral Eucharist at St. Paul’s UMC will feature the Houston premier of Philip Moore’s unpublished Missa por Ecclesia Cristus

“We are so excited for another great year, both musically and spiritually,” says Anna Teagarden, RSCM Course Manager and Director of Children’s Music at St. Paul’s UMC. “It is a privilege to continue the Anglican tradition with these young women.”

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

World Refugee Day Houston

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Panelists for the June 20 discussion include:

  • Dr. Stephen Klineberg – Rice University and Founder of Kinder Institute for Urban Research
  • Yuliya Labanouskaya – Starbucks Regional Manager
  • Alyssa Stebbing – Director of Outreach at Trinity Episcopal Church and Diocese of Texas Liaison for Episcopal Migration Ministries
  • Jonathan Trinh – Principal at Margaret Long Wisdom High School
  • Jeff Watkins –  VP for Global Initiatives, YMCA International Services – YMCA of Greater Houston

Moderator: Lomi Kriel – Houston Chronicle Reporter

For facts about and stories of refugees, the Restaurant Week participants, and to RSVP for the June 20 discussion panel, please see www.worldrefugeedayhouston.org

St. Paul's is a community sponsor.

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Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter One Book Group

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The book for discussion June 19 is Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck. This replaces the previously announced Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill.

Chapter One Book Group is open to anyone who enjoys reading and discussing a wide variety of books. The group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in J-202.

The book for discussion at the next meeting, July 17, will be Elinor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

To be added to the email list for group notifications, please contact Linda Harmes at hblinda@hibit.com.

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Jun
17
8:00 AM08:00

Write a Prayer for Santa Fe

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You are invited to write a prayer or message of support and encouragement to the Santa Fe community on a banner provided by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IMGH). Artwork and designs are welcome, too. The banner will be in the Jones Building lobby through June 17, possibly outside on Sunday mornings. Sharpie-style markers will be provided.

St. Paul’s is honored to serve in this city-wide initiative as a location for our church and community to offer love and support to our neighbors in Santa Fe. For more information, contact Amy Taylor, ataylor@stpaulshouston.org.

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Concert by National Cathedral Boy and Girl Choristers

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On Wednesday, June 13, at 7 pm, the National Cathedral’s boy and girl choristers will combine in a concert performance in St. Paul’s sanctuary, under the direction of Michael McCarthy, together with Cathedral organist Benjamin Straley.

The concert will feature music from the wide repertoire used in services and special events at the National Cathedral, including works by Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav Holst, Cesar Franck, Kenneth Leighton, Malcolm Archer, and Benjamin Britten’s Missa Brevis.

Thanks to the support of the St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society, this concert is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

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Jun
10
8:00 AM08:00

Write a Prayer for Santa Fe

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You are invited to write a prayer or message of support and encouragement to the Santa Fe community on a banner provided by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston (IMGH). Artwork and designs are welcome, too. The banner will be in the Jones Building lobby through June 17, possibly outside on Sunday mornings. Sharpie-style markers will be provided.

St. Paul’s is honored to serve in this city-wide initiative as a location for our church and community to offer love and support to our neighbors in Santa Fe. For more information, contact Amy Taylor, ataylor@stpaulshouston.org.

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May
27
7:00 PM19:00

Children's Choir to Sing at Annual Conference

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St. Paul’s Children’s Choirs have been honored with the invitation to sing at the Opening Worship Service for the Texas Annual Conference on Sunday, May 27, at 7 pm, at The Woodlands UMC. 

Parents, you are welcome to drive your children, if you prefer. Otherwise, please meet at St. Paul’s at 3 pm that afternoon to board buses to The Woodlands. There, we will rehearse, eat dinner provided for us, and then sing for the evening service. After the service, we will board buses back to St. Paul’s, with a tentative arrival time of 9 pm.  

We will rehearse our songs in advance on Sundays, May 20 & 27 during our 11:05 worship service. Please let Anna Teagarden know if your child will sing by emailing annateagarden@msn.com

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