Holy Dusters

Be a Holy Duster. Help deep clean Sanctuary pew cushions and Narthex woodwork Saturday, August 19. Start 8 a.m. All skill levels & agility, including children. (Childcare provided for younger children.) Even an hour will help. Supplies provided. Questions? jrcnac@att.net.

Sponsored by Altar Guild of Worship Committee.

Land Matters: Geography and the bible

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A Houston Lay School of Theology day-long course

Taught by Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Professor of New Testament, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Course Description.
Pricing and Registration. Online registration will be available June 1 through August 14, 2017.

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Sponsored by the Office of External Programs, Perkins School of Theology
214-768-2390, theoexternalprograms@smu.edu

 

Veterans Helping Veterans

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All military veterans are invited on Wednesdays at noon in the Youth Center. Refreshments will be provided. Veterans share their stories and support each other with hope and healing through community.

Questions? Contact Jennifer West via jwest@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.

Seminary Classes to Audit at St. Paul's

St. Paul’s members may audit two of the classes taught here through SMU Perkins School of Theology this fall. 

To register, contact Rev. Karyn Richards-Kuan, Associate Minister for Adult Faith Formation, via krichards-kuan@stpaulshouston.org or call 713-528-0527. The cost to audit either course is $20, payable to St. Paul’s UMC. Register up to the day prior to the first class day.

Introduction to New Testament
Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles will teach this graduate level survey of the entire New Testament. Dates and times:

  • August 24 & 31. 5:30-8:45 pm at St. Paul’s (Fellers Room/S-312)
  • September 1, 7, 14, & 15. 5:30-9:30 pm at St. Paul’s (Fellers Room/S-312)
  • September 2 & 16. 9 am-4:30 pm at Moody Memorial UMC in Galveston

Theory and Practice of Evangelism
Bishop Scott Jones, Ph.D., will discuss the history of the Wesleyan and United Methodist movements and the work of connecting others to Christ to which all people are called. Dates and times:

  • October 19 & November 2. 5:30-8:45 pm at St. Paul’s (S-301)
  • October 26 & 27 and November 9 & 10. 5:30-9:30 pm at St. Paul’s (S-301)
  • October 28. 9 am-4:30 pm at Moody Memorial UMC in Galveston

St. Paul's Choir Sings Evensong in Galveston

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St. Paul's Choir will sing an Evensong Service at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 26, at 4 pm. The church is located at 2813 53rd Street in Galveston.

The service will be a "thank you" to the church for allowing the choir to use their facilities for an end-of-the-summer retreat. The retreat marks the first time the choir will rehearse since the beginning of the summer. The Choir will rehearse music for the upcoming Sunday's services plus November's All Saints Evensong and December's Advent Lessons and Carols service.

For more information, contact Dawn Uebelhart, dawn@stpaulshouston.org, in the Music Department.  

Celebration Sunday!

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Summer can scatter us in all directions. But as fall approaches and families prepare for back-to-school routines, St. Paul’s also anticipates a new season together. In that spirit, all are invited to Celebration Sunday! on Sunday, August 27, where there is something for everyone. During worship at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:05 am, there will be prayers for new beginnings. Children will enjoy the tradition of Locomotion Promotion with train rides on the Plaza to signal moving up a grade in Sunday School. After the morning’s festivities, stay for lunch, starting at 11:45 am, with live music, face-painting, inflatables, and fellowship with new friends.

At Celebration Sunday!, you also will learn of fall small groups, special events, and opportunities for all ages and stages. These gatherings are offered to seek hope and healing; to learn and study scripture; to combat human trafficking; to collaborate in multicultural endeavors; to promote poetry, music, and the arts as reflections of God’s creative work in the world; to serve the community; to support the education of Houston’s young people; and to encourage one another as we encounter grace in everyday life. Newcomers are always welcome.

Senior pastor Rev. Tommy Williams says, “St. Paul’s is a community for all people, and Celebration Sunday! is a w­onderful chance to either renew your faith or explore faith for the first time.” 

Nursery Open House

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Parents and family members of infants to age 2 are invited to stop by and visit our nursery in J-002 to meet our experienced childcare staff and other families and to also register your children.

Repeats same time on Sunday, September 10.

More about our nursery and child care. Still have questions? Ellen Edwards via eedwards@stpaulshouston.org
 

Amazing Parents, Amazing Kids

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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. 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 or Jennifer West at jwest@stpaulshouston.org.

New Member Connection

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Connect with a group of St. Paul’s members, staff, and clergy to discover what it means to be a United Methodist and a member of St. Paul’s. This will be a time to explore how you can engage in mission, faith formation, worship, and hospitality in this cathedral for the city. New members, visitors, and all who seek to gain a deeper understanding of and (re)connect with the vision of St. Paul’s are invited. Meet in the Jones Building, room J-204.

For details, contact Rev. Karyn Richards-Kuan at krichards-kuan@stpaulshouston.org

EAC Donation Sunday for E3

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The sixth annual Emergency Aid Coalition Encore Event — E3 — is coming soon. So now’s the time to clean your closets and recycle your nicer clothes to the EAC for this event. Donations will be taken at any time, but September 10 will be dedicated as a special EAC Donation Sunday.

Then mark your calendar for October 12-14 and plan to shop for some super re-sale bargains at the E3 pop-up store within Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Blvd. 

A fashion show and preview sale will be on Thursday, October 12, from 6 to 9 pm. Tickets will be available soon via www.eachouston.org/E3. On October 13-14, from 10 am to 3 pm each day, entrance to the sale will be free and open to the public.

Primetimers day trip to Hindu Temple

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The Primetimers will visit the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a traditional Hindu temple in Stafford. RSVP to info@stpaulshouston.org or (713) 528-0527 by Friday, September 8.

The bus will begin boarding at 9:15 am, leaving promptly at 9:30. Lunch will be vegetarian fare at the temple, self-pay. For more details about the trip, please see the St. Paul's Primetimers September 2017 newsletter.

 

 

Exploring St. Paul's

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Choose a time (9:45 or 11:05 am) to attend Exploring St. Paul's. This gathering is for visitors and new members to learn about the St. Paul's community and ways to connect with each other and God. Questions? Jennifer West, Director of Hospitality and Community Life, at jwest@stpaulshouston.org

Chapter One Book Group

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Tonight's book for discussion will be Long Man by Amy Greene.

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 p.m. in J-202.

The book for October 17 will be Riding with the Blue Moth by Bill Hancock.

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

Fellowship Friday

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Choose a host home near you -- we have 10 neighborhood locations across the city of Houston. Your host will provide the main entree and you are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. Registration opens soon.

Parents, should you prefer, you have the option of dropping off your kids for Kids Night Out at St. Paul's from 6 to 10:30 pm. Save a spot by emailing childcare@stpaulshouston.org

New Member Connection

St. Paul's UMC (map)

Connect with a group of St. Paul’s members, staff, and clergy to discover what it means to be a United Methodist and a member of St. Paul’s. This will be a time to explore how you can engage in mission, faith formation, worship, and hospitality in this cathedral for the city. New members, visitors, and all who seek to gain a deeper understanding of and (re)connect with the vision of St. Paul’s are invited. Meet in the Sanctuary Building, Fellers Room (S-312).

For details, contact Rev. Karyn Richards-Kuan at krichards-kuan@stpaulshouston.org

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