Dec
1
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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Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Kids Day Out

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During December, our popular Friday-night program for children 4 months to 5th grade moves to Saturdays. It includes a full schedule of games, crafts, play, snacks, and supervised activities from 9 am to 2:30 pm while parents enjoy a day on their own. The cost is $25/child/night ($5/each additional sibling). A light lunch is served around noon.

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.

Please use this secure link to register and pay. For questions or special needs, please contact Ellen Edwards via eedwards@stpaulshouston.org.

 

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Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Missions Market

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Looking for unique, hand-crafted gifts for Christmas? Shop the Missions Market on the Plaza throughout the morning of Sunday, December 2.

Fe y Esperanza. Order handmade tamales—chicken, pork, and vegetable. They will be ready for pick up from the Jones Building second-floor kitchen on Sunday, December 16.

Women’s Sewing Ministries at our sister churches in Bolivia. Colorful, hand-crafted goods, such as aprons, pot holders, purses and bags of all sizes, and tablecloths.

St. Paul’s Prayers & Squares quilt ministry. Christmas-themed tea towels and hot pads, heart-shaped zippered coin purses, luggage tags, microwave bowl holders, and snap trays.

Nepantla Life. Hand-crafted Chicana soaps and poetry by Elizabeth Santos.

Manna Bags. Filled with water, socks, snack items, toiletries, and a resource guide, these have been assembled by St. Paul’s members for giving to homeless people, in lieu of cash.

For more details, contact Amy Taylor, Director of Missions, via ataylor@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.

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Dec
2
12:15 PM12:15

Holding Hope: Grieving Pregnancy and Infant Loss

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Holding Hope is a four-week Advent series, co-facilitated by Rev. Andrew Wolfe and Helen Spaw, intended for those who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss.

Each Sunday of Advent (Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 12:15-1:30 pm), we will gather in the Fellers Room, S-312, to reflect on scripture passages and an accompanying devotion. In the midst of grief, we will offer a safe space where you can find support and comfort and open ourselves to the possibility of hope.

Whether parent or grandparent, we invite adults grieving the loss of a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or other complications of premature births.

For more details, contact Helen Spaw via hspaw@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.

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Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Service of Advent Lessons and Carols

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Advent—the first season in the Christian calendar—is a time of expectation and preparation. This year, Advent begins on Sunday, December 2, and ends on Christmas Eve.

St. Paul’s annual Service of Advent Lessons and Carols takes us on a journey. We begin by recognizing the separation that we can sometimes feel from God (traditionally depicted as the expulsion from the Garden of Eden) but, as the service progresses, the scripture and music move us through words of encouragement and God’s promise of redemption to joyful anticipation of the coming of Christ into the world and into our hearts.

Interspersed between the beautiful and poetic scripture readings of the Advent season, St. Paul’s Choir and St. Paul’s Treble Choir will be singing music spanning five centuries of composition. Choral anthems will include:

  • Drop down, ye heavens – Richard Lloyd

  • Canite tuba – Francisco Guerrero

  • Never weather-beaten sail – Charles Wood

  • E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come – Paul Manz

  • Song of Peace – Charles Stanford

  • Angelus ad Virginem – Andrew Carter

Hymns sung by the whole congregation will include:

  • Prepare the way, O Zion

  • Come, thou long-expected Jesus

  • Hark, the glad sound

The service will end with Charles Wesley’s exuberant affirmation of the coming of Christ: “Lo, he comes with clouds descending.”

All are welcome. Following the service, St. Paul’s Youth and families are hosting a dessert reception in the Youth Center.

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Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Kids Day Out

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Our popular Friday-night program for children 4 months to 5th grade becomes Kids Day Out during December. It includes a full schedule of games, crafts, play, snacks, lunch, and supervised activities from 9 am to 2:30 pm while parents enjoy an day on their own. The cost is $25/child/day ($5/each additional sibling). A light supper is served around 6:30. 

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.

Please use this secure link to register and pay. For questions or special needs, please contact Ellen Edwards via eedwards@stpaulshouston.org.

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Dec
24
10:00 AM10:00

Worship on Christmas Eve

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Monday, December 24, 2018, is Christmas Eve. You’re invited to attend any of St. Paul’s worship services:

  • Noon. Service of Holy Communion | Sung by St. Paul’s Treble Choir with music including Malcolm Archer’s Christchurch Mass

  • 4 pm. Service of Lessons and Carols | Sung by St. Paul’s Choir with music by Mack Wilberg, William Dawson, Benjamin Britten and Arvo Pärt 

  • 6 pm. Service of Lessons and Carols | Sung by St. Paul’s Choir with music by Mack Wilberg, William Dawson, Benjamin Britten and Arvo Pärt 

  • 8 pm. Service of Holy Communion | Sung by St. Paul’s Chamber Choir with music by Herbert Howells and T. L. da Victoria    

  • 10 pm. Service of Las Posadas (dual language English/Spanish, starting on the outdoor labyrinth); Led by the Fe y Esperanza community

Nursery care and children's activities are provided in the Jones Building for all worship services. For those unable to attend in person, these services are live steamed.

Christmas Eve Parking. To help ensure parking spaces for our many Christmas Eve visitors, to the extent you are able, please park in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, garage across Binz from St. Paul's large lot. Thanks to the MFAH for making the garage available from 9 am to midnight for those services.

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Sep
16
to Sep 27

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2019

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Discover the Holy Land with a group from St. Paul’s who will be taking a pilgrimage September 16-27, 2019. This transformational experience will include visits to many of the places we’ve read about in the Bible and to understand them with greater depth and appreciation. Our group will walk in the footsteps of Jesus, touring the Galilee region (Nazareth, Tiberias, Capernaum, and Mount Hermon). We will travel south to the Dead Sea and visit Masada and Qumran (site of the Dead Sea scrolls). In Jerusalem, we will visit the Mount of Olives, walk the Palm Sunday Road, visit the Upper Room, as well as the House of Caiaphas, and the Via Dolorosa. We’ll spend time at the Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Pool of Bethesda in the City of David. On our last day, we will visit Bethlehem, the Herodian, and Yad Veshem (Israel’s Holocaust Museum).

Reserve your spot today as they will fill up quickly! If you would like to sign up or have questions about the trip, please contact Rev. Andrew Wolfe via awolfe@stpaulshouston.org.

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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 series presented by the Kerley Endowment for Spiritual Advancement and Understanding at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Fondren Hall. 

  • Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 am–3:30 pm: Advance registration for Saturday, Nov. 17 (tickets=$20/person) is now closed. Limited space will be available on first-come, first-served basis.

  • Sunday, Nov. 18, 9:45–11 am: Session is free; space is limited.

About the Speaker | 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.

Format for the Weekend | Dowd will present a series of eight dynamic 20-minute multi-media presentations, celebrating the convergence of science, inspiration, and sustainability. 

Saturday, Nov. 17 (morning): 

REALITY 101 — The Great Story as Deep Time Wisdom

  1. Un-trivializing God — Primary Reality as “Thou”, not “It”

  2. The Evolutionary Purpose of Religion and Necessity Science

  3. The Epic of Evolution — The Cosmic 101-Year Timeline

  4. Reality Says — What’s Inevitable? Futile? Urgent?

Saturday, Nov. 17 (afternoon): 

LEGACY 101 — Honoring Reality and Living Purposefully

  5. Why We Struggle — Un-trivializing (REAL-izing) Mythic Insights

  6. Impermanence & Death as Sacred — What Matters Most

  7. Staying Sane, Sober, and Inspired in Contracting Times

Sunday, Nov. 18 (9:45–11 am):

ECO-THEISM: The Death and Resurrection of Religion

  8. Anti-Future (Unnatural) vs. Pro-Future (Undeniable) Faith

Location and Parking
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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Nov
17
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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Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Technology and the Family: Finding a Healthy Balance between Screen Time and Family Time

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St. Paul’s School Parent Education Event 
Technology and the Family: Finding a Healthy Balance between Screen Time and Family Time

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Dr. Kimberley Swales will discuss the impact that technology, media and video games have on the development of the whole child and the motivation center of the brain in particular.  She will also discuss the effects of technology and media on interpersonal relationships and the family. She presents both the research and the real-life application of these topics and how to implement changes in your own family.

Dr. Swales earned her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Communication over 25 years ago. Dr. Swales was formerly a researcher and college professor but is now in private practice as a marriage, relationship, parenting and life coach. She has won a prestigious national award for her research on communication between men and women. She has been married for 22 years and has three children, so she brings a real life perspective to all of her talks and coaching on marriage, parenting and communication.

Cost: FREE | Parent Education Events are open to everyone. 

RVSP and reserve childcare

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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter One Book Group

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The book for discussion November 13 is Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.. Note that this is a date change from the usual third Tuesday. The meeting location also has changed for this month to J-203.

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

The book for discussion at the next meeting, December 18, will be Less: A Novel by Andrew Sean Greer.

Decisions about selections for the next several months will be made soon. To recommend books for the group to read and discuss, please contact Linda Harmes at hblinda@hibit.com

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

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Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Scott-West to speak to UMW about human trafficking

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Krystal Scott-West, Social Action Coordinator with the Texas Annual Conference United Methodist Women (UMW), will speak with the St. Paul’s UMW on Tuesday, November 13 at 10:30 am in J-204 (gather at 10 am).

Scott-West will talk about work with victims of human trafficking. She leads Bible studies and talks with the girls and women, many of whom are glad to tell their stories. She also gives them hygiene packets containing toiletries, a hand towel, and a wash cloth. 

Note the date change due to normal meeting date the same week as Thanksgiving.

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Nov
11
12:15 PM12:15

Churchwide Stewardship Luncheon

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You are invited to "All for the Common Good" Churchwide Stewardship Luncheon on Sunday, November 11, at 12:15 pm in Fondren Hall. 

Rev. Tommy Williams, senior pastor, will share about the milestones accomplished through St. Paul’s this year and where we anticipate God leading us in 2019. All are welcome to attend this informative and inspirational presentation while we enjoy lunch together.

Catered by Jim Benton of Houston, the meal will be family-style, serving your choice of:

  1. Pot roast with rich brown gravy, carrots and potatoes seasoned with fresh herbs, green salad, and rolls. Dessert: apple caramel bread pudding.

  2. Vegan/vegetarian: Kale pesto pasta with cherry tomatoes.

Tickets to the luncheon are $10/person. Make your reservation online (deadline extended!), or pay at the door.

While adults attend the luncheon, children (ages 3-5th grade) can participate in the Children’s Advent Art Festival in J-120 with a free lunch provided. Youth (6th-12th grade) have the option to attend the luncheon or assist the younger ones with their art projects. Nursery care will be available for babies and toddlers.

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Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Kids Night Out

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November 9 theme: Pajama Party

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.

Please use this secure link to register and pay. For questions or special needs, please contact Ellen Edwards via eedwards@stpaulshouston.org.

 

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Brazos Bookstore: Wil Haygood

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Join us at St. Paul’s in Fondren Hall for an event celebrating Wil Haygood’s new book, Tigerland. This event is free and open to the public.

Courtesy of Brazos Bookstore:
From the author of the best-selling The Butler—an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.

1968 and 1969: Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy are assassinated. Race relations are frayed like never before. Cities are aflame as demonstrations and riots proliferate. But in Columbus, Ohio, the Tigers of segregated East High School win the baseball and basketball championships, defeating bigger, richer, whiter teams across the state. Now, Wil Haygood gives us a spirited and stirring account of this improbable triumph and takes us deep into the personal lives of these local heroes: Robert Wright, power forward, whose father was a murderer; Kenny Mizelle, the Tigers’ second baseman, who grew up under the false impression that his father had died; Eddie “Rat” Ratleff, the star of both teams, who would play for the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball team. We meet Jack Gibbs, the first black principal at East High; Bob Hart, the white basketball coach, determined to fight against the injustices he saw inflicting his team; the hometown fans who followed the Tigers to stadiums across the state. And, just as important, Haygood puts the Tigers’ story in the context of the racially charged late 1960s. The result is both an inspiring sports story and a singularly illuminating social history.

WIL HAYGOOD is currently a Visiting Distinguished Professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Miami University, Ohio. For nearly three decades he was a journalist, serving as a national and foreign correspondent at The Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and then at The Washington Post. He is the author The Butler: A Witness to History; Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America; Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson; In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr; Two on the River; King of the Cats: The Life and Times of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.; and The Haygoods of Columbus: A Family MemoirThe Butlerwas later adapted into the critically acclaimed film directed by Lee Daniels, starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. He has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, and the 2017 Patrick Henry Fellowship Literary Award for his research on Tigerland. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

Cousins 1,000 Times Removed

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The Ordinary Life Women invite all women to lunch with them and their Muslim and Jewish women friends for a conversation about Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed.

This conversation is part of an intermittent series begun last fall with members of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom about what our faiths mean to us and sharing what makes us human.

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“Our Muslim friends shared with us how important non judgmental attitudes and sharing love are to them,” noted Barbara Bruckner, the organizer of this series. “Come join in the conversation,” she added. “You will find new understanding and appreciation for the many things we share in common.”

Bring a friend and food to share to Fondren Lounge on Thursday, November 8, at noon.

The organizer has suggested that those planning to attend read these meditations from Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation:

Judaism - Two Roles of Religion

Judaism - A Gracious God

Judaism - Prophetic Honesty

Judaism - Absolutes

Judaism - An Evolving Faith

Judaism - Hasidism

Judaism - Summary

Islam - A Way of Life

Islam - Walk Gently on the Earth

Islam - Holy, Nonviolent Struggle

Islam - Primordial Light

Islam - The Breath of God

Islam - Dying before We Die

Islam - Summary

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Nov
6
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch Lecture by Dr. Ted Campbell, Theologian-in-Residence

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From Catholic Missions to a Catalyst of the Pentecostal Movement: Four Key Moments in Houston-Galveston Christianity

Ted A. Campbell is a historian, an award-winning author, and an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He has served as pastor of United Methodist congregations, and has taught at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Duke Divinity School, and Wesley Theological Seminary. He served as president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary from 2001 through 2005, and now serves as Professor of Church History at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

His published works include John Wesley and Christian Antiquity (1991), The Religion of the Heart (1991), Christian Confessions (1996), Methodist Doctrine (Abingdon Press, 1999), Christian Mysteries (2005), Charles Wesley: Life, Literature and Legacy (2007) co-edited with Kenneth G. C. Newport, The Gospel in Christian Traditions (2009), and Wesleyan Beliefs: Formal and Popular Expressions of the Core Beliefs of Wesleyan Communities (2010). His edition of the letters of John Wesley between 1756 and 1765 was published in 2015 as was another work entitled The Sky Is Falling, The Church Is Dying, and Other False Alarms.

RSVP to Elisabet Cruz by November 2 via ecruz@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.

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Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Willing Friends Luncheon

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The annual Willing Friends luncheon honors individuals who have included St. Paul’s Foundation or St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in their estate plans. 

This year’s luncheon in Fondren Hall at noon on Monday, November 5, will feature special guest, Christopher Betts, Director of Music at St. Paul’s. He will be introducing himself, talking about St. Paul’s music program, and sharing plans for the future.

Current Willing Friends and those interested in learning more about the Willing Friends Society are invited to attend this special event. RSVP to Elisabet Cruz by October 31 at ecruz@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.

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Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Requiem for the Faithful Departed

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In recognition of All Saints Sunday, this service remembers the faithful departed through beautiful music, scripture, and prayer. John Rutter’s transcendent Requiem will be sung by St. Paul’s Choir, directed by Christopher Betts, and accompanied by chamber orchestra and organ. Free and open to the public. 


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Nov
4
12:15 PM12:15

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 in J-204. Childcare is provided, and attendees are encouraged to bring a brown-bag lunch. 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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Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Dia de los Muertos Block Party

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St. Paul’s East End Missional Community is one of the sponsors for this annual block party in the historic Houston community of Magnolia Park. The block party honors the neighborhood’s cultural heritage by hosting a family-friendly celebration all can enjoy for free, highlighting the holiday of Dia De Los Muertos and its traditions.

Enjoy these activities at the block party, and more:

  • LISTEN to live music from local artists

  • LEARN about the rich history of the Magnolia Park neighborhood

  • PARTICIPATE in traditional Dia de los Muertos altar-building

  • SHOP gifts, clothes, and more, from local vendors

  • EAT amazing food from local restaurants

  • CREATE collaborative art celebrating the people of Magnolia Park

  • TAKE PHOTOS with your friends in our photobooth to remember the day

Concessions available for sale by cash or card, and services for concessions offered in English and Spanish. Block party area is accessible to people with limited mobility.

For more details, contact Rev. Paul Richards-Kuan via prichards-kuan@stpaulshouston.org or (713) 528-0527.

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Oct
28
7:15 PM19:15

Candlelight Vigil

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Our hearts are heavy and our souls are saddened by the tragic news from Pittsburgh earlier today.

In order to lend our support and solidarity, in conjunction with the Houston Rabbinical Association and the entire Houston Jewish Community, we will be holding an outdoor candlelight vigil:

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7:15 pm
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC- back parking lot by the tennis courts
5601 S. Braeswood Blvd 
Houston, Texas 77096

Please help us spread the news to all of our friends and neighbors. All are welcome.

We pray for all the bereaved among us.

Street Parking may be necessary 

The Rev. Gregory Han
Director, Interfaith Relations
The Department of Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships
Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston | A United Way Agency
3303 Main St. | Houston, TX 77002
O: 713-533-4904 | F: 713-520-4663
I: www.imgh.org | E: ghan@imgh.org
The Strength of Shared Beliefs

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Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Fall Fiesta 2018

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St. Paul’s annual Fall Fiesta, a community festival for all ages, will be held on the Plaza and Playground. There will be dozens of great activities, including carnival games, moonwalks, pony rides, facepainting, pumpkin decorating, prizes, craft stations, food, and music. Activity and concessions tickets may be purchased at the door ($10 for 25 tickets, cash only).

Visit or decorate the beautiful altar set up by the Fe y Esperanza community to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. All ages are invited to wear costumes and join our Costume Parade!

The fall festival unites our community for fellowship and fun—all ages from St. Paul’s church, Fe y Esperanza, St. Paul’s School, the After-School Program, Fine Arts Academy, MacGregor Elementary, and the wider community. Invite your neighbors and friends! 

Questions? Email Ellen Edwards, Director of Children's Ministry, via eedwards@stpaulshouston.org.

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Oct
26
to Nov 18

All Saints Art Exhibition: "Ibraim in Santos"

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In commemoration of All Saints Day, Brazilian artist Ibraim Do Nascimento Santos will present a vibrant exhibition deeply rooted in his homeland's history and spiritual memory. Visitors to the gallery will be immersed in the cultural tradition of the Recôncavo region of Brazil—a place where the presence of saints infuses wisdom and whimsy into everyday life.

Inspired by his surname (Portuguese for saints), Santos depicts a series of halo-crested saints whose legendary lives and his community’s identity are intertwined. With exuberant brush strokes in vivid golds, blues, and reds, these portraits enliven the spiritual imagination so formative in Santos’ own experience.

View the exhibition anytime the church is open in the gallery on the first floor of the Sanctuary Building. The exhibition is sponsored by St. Paul’s Diversity Vision Team.

For more about the artist, find him on Instagram @ibraimnascimento or www.ibraimnascimento.com.

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Oct
26
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.

Please use this secure link to register and pay. For questions or special needs, please contact Ellen Edwards via eedwards@stpaulshouston.org.

 

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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), which also was a Caldecott Honor Book.

*The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996 in honor of the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking.

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Oct
21
5:30 PM17:30

Parents PRAY: Roundtable discussion

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Parents Roundtable

Due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict, Angela Koreth’s visit will be postponed. Instead, tonight will be a roundtable discussion about successes and failures in steering kids in the right direction while letting them find their own path. Parents of children and youth of all ages are invited. Fellers Room (S-312) at 5:30 pm.

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Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Rob Landes Concert

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Rob Landes, always a popular performer and entertainer, will perform in concert at St. Paul's on Sunday, October 21, at 4 pm. This will be a benefit fundraiser for the Michael Dowd lectures in November.

A native Houstonian, Rob Landes’ playing has taken him from the United States and Canada, to Norway and many parts of Europe. Landes is widely known as a pianist, organist, harpist, arranger, conductor, and published composer. He has done musical arrangements for Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Maye, as well as conducted the Count Basie Orchestra and the Buddy Rich Band in concert.

Admission is free; donations are gladly accepted.

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Brazos Bookstore: Anne Lamott

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Brazos Bookstore presents Anne Lamott, reading from her new book ALMOST EVERYTHING: NOTES ON HOPE. This event will take place on October 19 in the Sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The event starts at 7 pm.

Tickets are $20 plus tax to admit one person. Each ticket comes with a hardcover copy of ALMOST EVERYTHING. Lamott will be signing books after the event.

In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life’s essential truths, ALMOST EVERYTHING pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. 

Anne Lamott is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Hallelujah AnywaySmall VictoriesStitchesHelp, Thanks, WowSome Assembly RequiredGrace (Eventually)Plan BBird by Bird; and Traveling Mercies, as well as several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. She is a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame.

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Iconoclast Sessions

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Iconoclast Sessions are quarterly performance gatherings free and open to the public. This Session will feature Academic Poet Robin Davidson, former Houston Poet Poet Laureate and author of 'Luminous Other'. Our featured Community Poet will be Natasha Carrizosa, 2013 National Poetry Award for Multi-Cultural Poet of the Year and author of several projects – including heavy light, mejiafricana, and Of Fire and Rain (co-authored with Joaquin Zihuatanejo.)

In addition to introducing our students and community to a wide variety of literary expressions, Iconoclast Sessions create a context where communities that would not otherwise meet can begin to build relationships through the arts.

For more information visit www.IconoclastArtists.org

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