Our Shared Mantle of Lament

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Our Shared Mantle of Lament is a prayer vigil intended for all those whose hearts are burdened. Personal and communal prayer and spiritual practice will be available. Come and go on Saturday, October 21, 10 am–1 pm; communal prayer at 11 am

For more details, contact Rev. Karyn Richards-Kuan via krichards-kuan@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.

EAC Sunday

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Stop by the EAC table in the Plaza this Sunday to learn how you can be involved in one of our church’s oldest outreach programs, the Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC). The EAC is an interfaith organization that collaborates to provide temporary assistance in the form of food and clothing to those in our community who are living on the edge of poverty. 


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You can be part of this mission. Currently, the EAC seeks volunteers to sort clothing, pack groceries, sack lunches, or drive to pick up food and clothing donations. Volunteers also are needed for special projects, such as stuffing the inserts in today’s worship bulletins. 

For information on volunteer opportunities, please email Marian Bryant at mbryant@eachouston.org. No matter how much time you have to share, the EAC needs you!


October 22 is EAC Donation Sunday at St. Paul’s. Contributions toward our congregational goal of $16,000 come only by direct donation from our members.

To donate, please make checks payable to the EAC with “St. Paul’s” on the memo line. You also may donate by credit card via www.eachouston.org/donations.

The EAC’s vision is that everyone in our community has the essentials they need to provide for themselves and their families. Please help us make this vision a reality! 

Less Stress=Family Success

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While it is impossible to reach out and touch stress with your hands, that does not mean it is not there — and Hurricane Harvey has added so much extra stress that it is almost palpable. Helping families minimize and/or cope with stress in their lives will be addressed at this presentation: 

  • October 22 at 5 pm in the Fellers Room (S-312) to Parents P.R.A.Y. for parents of teenagers.

Presenters will be Evan Weinberger, founder of Staying Ahead of the Game!; Matthew Estey, LCSW, director of The Menninger Clinic’s newest outpatient initiative, PA.C.T. (Psychiatric Assertive Community Treatment) ; and Angela A. Koreth, MS., LPC-S, program manager of The Menninger Clinic Outpatient Services of Bellaire.

Fall Fiesta

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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!

Volunteers are needed to help during the festival for 30-minute shifts at the game and craft booths. Sign up online

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.


Dia de los Muertos Poetry Night

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Join us for a special rendition of Iconoclast Sessions as we celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead/All Saints Day) on Thursday, November 2, at 7 pm. This bilingual poetry night will be held at The Branch on the campus of Chapelwood United Methodist Church (3911 Campbell Road). Featured poets for the evening are Lupe Mendez and Jasmine Mendez, who will be performing their pieces in English and Spanish with translations projected. DJ Ill Set will be in the house with her musical creativity.

As always, Iconoclast Sessions is free and open to the public. Childcare is provided. For more details, visit www.iconoclastartists.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 Sanctuary Building, Fellers Room (S-312).

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

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 6, will feature guest speaker Rev. Paul Richards-Kuan, one of St. Paul's newest additions to our clergy. He will share about the emerging East End Missional Community, an innovative ministry of St. Paul's that is centered around practices of prayer, hospitality, and justice embedded within the East End neighborhood.

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 at ecruz@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.

Churchwide Stewardship Luncheon

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Save the date for the Churchwide Stewardship Luncheon. Rev. Tommy Williams and others will share about the milestones accomplished this year at St. Paul's, our projected budget for 2018, and where we anticipate God leading us. We hope you’ll mark your calendar so we can see you there. 

Chapter One Book Group

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Tonight's book for discussion will be Becoming Madame Mao by Anchee Min.

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. But in November, the group will meet the second Tuesday of the month -- November 14 -- in J-211.

The book for December 19 will be The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict.

To be added to the group's email list, please contact LInda Harmes at hblinda@hibit.com


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

Walter Isaacson's Da Vinci

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At St. Paul's, Brazos Bookstore presents Walter Isaacson, author of the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, with his new book about another creative genius --  Leonardo da Vinci.


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To purchase tickets, please go to Brazos Bookstore at 2421 Bissonnet or the Brazos Bookstore webpage for the event.

PRAISE for this BOOK

  • "As always, [Isaacson] writes with a strongly synthesizing intelligence across a tremendous range; the result is a valuable introduction to a complex subject. . . . Beneath its diligent research, the book is a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it. . . . Most important, Isaacson tells a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life." —The New Yorker

  • “To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time and in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages." —David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Wright Brothers and 1776

  • “[Leonardo] comes to life in all his remarkable brilliance and oddity in Walter Isaacson’s ambitious new biography. . . . Isaacson’s purpose is a thorough synthesis, which he achieves with flair.” —The Washington Post

  • "Majestic . . . Isaacson takes on another complex, giant figure and transforms him into someone we can recognize. . . . Totally enthralling, masterful, and passionate.” Kirkus Reviews, starred review

  • "Illuminating . . . This is a monumental tribute to a titanic figure." Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • “Encompassing in its coverage, robust in its artistic explanations, yet written in a smart, conversational tone, this is both a solid introduction to the man and a sweeping saga of his genius.” Booklist, starred review

  • “A fresh and enthusiastic reading of the extraordinary da Vinci notebooks, written in a way that makes them both accessible and contemporary. Absorbing, enlightening and always engaging.” —Miranda Seymour, author of Mary Shelley

Mary and the Magnificat

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As we enter into the holy season of Advent, Professor of New Testament Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles will launch us into scholarship on the importance of the biblical Mary’s song of praise.