Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Primetimers Day Trip

 Fanthorp Inn State Historical Site

Fanthorp Inn State Historical Site

St. Paul’s Primetimers’ first day trip this fall will be on Tuesday, September 25, 9 am–4pm. The group of senior adults will tour the Fanthorp Inn State Historical Site, an early Texas stagecoach inn. Time permitting, a side trip to the restored Grimes County Courthouse may be added.

A $15 lunch will be at Classic Events Cafe in Hempstead, payable on the bus. RSVP to Nina Hall via nina@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527 by September 21, indicating your preference for King Ranch Casserole or “other.”

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Kids Night Out

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 September 28 theme:  Pet Show

September 28 theme: Pet Show

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
6
10:00 AM10:00

Encourage Retreat

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Breathe deeply with us during this day of peace and play for individuals and families of all ages and stages of life. Through a variety of practices, we will address our much-overlooked needs for discovery, curiosity, creativity, and play. Participate in workshops dealing with communication, longing, creativity, community, interdependence, and creative movement.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 am–3 pm
Facilitators: Brooke Summers-Perry & guest teachers
Location: Abraham Station
Cost: $25/person or $40/family; lunch included. Enriched programming for children ages 5 and younger.

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

10:00 am–noon Communication, Longing, Creativity
[ discovering our longings and how they can be expressed ]

Noon–12:45 pm Lunch

12:45–1:30 pm Communication, Community, Interdependence [ sharing our discoveries and creating something together ]

1:30–3 pm Creative Movement
[ embodying grace, being in the flow, receiving grace, led by Lydia Hance of Frame Dance Productions ]

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Oct
7
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. 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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Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Blessing of the Animals

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To celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Paul’s will pray for all God’s creatures, great and small. Bring your pets (on leashes or in carriers). Music will be provided by the Children’s Choirs, and pet food donations will be collected for aniMeals on Wheels.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 7, 4 pm
Location: Plaza

 

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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
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
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
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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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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Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Healing Circle for Grief and Loss

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This series offers opportunities for connection and healing for those experiencing grief due to the loss—or anticipated loss—of a loved one.

Dates: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, Sept. 19–Dec. 5; 6:30–8 pm
Facilitators: Kat Denton & Nanette Saha
Location: Fellers Room (S-312)
Cost: Free; childcare provided upon request to childcare@stpaulshouston.org

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Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

Caregiver Support

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Amazing Place, a day center for adults with mild-to-moderate dementia, is providing a free “Savvy Caregiver” class at St. Paul’s on Wednesdays from September 19 to October 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in J-204.

Caregiving, especially for those dealing with a loved one with dementia, is often a new role and requires special skills and knowledge. This class is to help caregivers learn practical skills for managing a loved one with dementia including:

  • Insights about the changes their loved ones are experiencing.

  • Coaching to identify solutions for individual issues.

  • Feedback to assess how things are working between sessions.

Research has demonstrated that caregivers who participated in this program improved their skill, knowledge, and confidence in dealing with their loved one’s behavior as well as reduced their own feelings of stress.

Register via rsvp@amazingplacehouston.org. For more about this or other Amazing Place offerings, please contact Susan Reeves at 713-552-0420 or see www.amazingplacehouston.org/caregiversupport_supportgroups.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Chapter One Book Group

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The book for discussion September 18 is Lost & Found by Brooke Davis.

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, October 16, will be Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

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

 

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Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

Choral Evensong

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During Evensong, the weaving of words, music, and silence evoke in us a reverent spirit of worship. The liturgy traces its origin to the daily rites of the medieval church. 

The September 16 order of worship for this service will feature the music of Richard Shepherd, Philip Moore, and Howard Goodall.

- Sung by: St. Paul’s Treble Choir and members of St. Paul’s Choir
- Directed by: Anna Teagarden, Director of Children's Music
- Organist: Ken Coleman

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Sep
16
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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Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Kids Night Out

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 September 14 theme:  Prehistoric Party

September 14 theme: Prehistoric Party

St. Paul’s 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 ($5/sibling). A light supper is served around 6:30.

Kids Night 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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Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

her | meneutics

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A group of women with all sorts of daily schedules and lifestyles who are committed to maturing spiritually and cultivating a network of support and belonging. We will hold space and conversation around a wide range of Bible study, theology, spiritual practice, and our lived experience in this world. 

Dates: Weekly on Thursdays, Sept. 13–Oct. 18, then 1st and 3rd Thursdays starting Nov. 1, 6:30-8 pm
Facilitator: Rev. Karyn Richards-Kuan & team
Location: TBA, rotating
Cost: Free; occasional books may be purchased

 

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Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

"Houston Architecture" program at St. Paul's Primetimers

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Lunch is available with an RSVP by Sept. 11 to nina@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527.

Parsons has co-authored four books about Texas architecture, including Houston Deco: Modernistic Architecture of the Texas Gulf CoastPreservation Houston is an advocacy organization dedicated to historic preservation and appreciation of Houston’s architectural and cultural resources.

The meeting begins with a gathering at 10:30 am in Fondren Hall, followed by the free program at 11. An $8 lunch will be served at noon to those who RSVP by September 11 to Nina Hall via nina@stpaulshouston.org or 713-528-0527 x113.

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Sep
12
9:30 AM09:30

St. Paul's Moms to study Jen Hatmaker's 7

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St. Paul’s Moms will kick off their fall schedule on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 9:30–11 am, in the Youth Center by studying the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. The book chronicles how the Hatmaker family took seven months examining and adjusting their habits around clothes, shopping, waste, food, possessions, and stress. 

The group is open for women to enjoy fellowship, prayer, study, and relationship building among moms with children of all ages. It's free, and breakfast and childcare are provided. St. Paul's Moms will continue to meet on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays until Thanksgiving.

 

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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
9
12:15 PM12:15

Grief and Loss Seminar

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If you have experienced or anticipate the loss of a loved one, you are invited to attend this seminar on the process of grief and healing. You may then choose to join the Grief and Loss Healing Circle series

Dates: Sunday, Sept. 9, 12:15–2 pm
Facilitators: Revs. Terry Thompson & Andrew Wolfe
Location: Fellers Room (S-312)
Cost: Free; lunch and childcare provided

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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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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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Aug
26
to Aug 29

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
24
6:00 PM18:00

Kids Night Out

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 August 24 theme:  Back-to-School Bash

August 24 theme: Back-to-School Bash

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
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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