Chapter One Book Group

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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

Holy Dusters

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Fellowship Friday


Fellowship Friday is September 21 at 6:30 pm. We hope you'll join St. Paul's across the city for an evening to gather over a meal with friends and neighbors.

Are you willing to host? Contact Nina Hall via to learn more about hosting. We are looking for people to host who live in or near these areas: 

  • Memorial/Spring Branch
  • River Oaks/Galleria
  • Montrose/Midtown
  • West University/Bellaire
  • Med Center/Rice
  • East End
  • Pearland
  • Sugar Land

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.