The Brookwood Community in Brookshire, TX, is a God-centered educational, residential, and entrepreneurial community for adults with disabilities. The community provides an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging, and demands dignity and respect for adults with disabilities.

St. Paul's Primetimers November 10 day trippers will tour community and lunch in the Cafe at Brookwood.

The campus consists of eight group homes, two single-family staff homes, a residential Inn, health and dental clinic, Worship Center, enterprise building, activities and administration building, 47 greenhouses, Gift and Garden Center and the Café at Brookwood, and several other support buildings.

Brookwood's programs serve: 110 resident adults (known as Brookwood “citizens”), who are functionally disabled and live at Brookwood 24/7. Another 80-plus adults participate in the day program. The range of needs helped includes people with autism spectrum disorders; intellectual disabilities; developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury; dual diagnosis; and/or aging care needs. The community also serves as a resource for families. Brookwood’s outreach program actively shares its innovative concepts and techniques with other professional caregivers across our nation and around the world.

Primetimers will leave St. Paul's by county bus at 8:30 am and return around 2:30 pm. Beginning at 9:45, a walking tour will last approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Those who do not want to take the walking tour may remain in the administrative building. The gift shop and a horticulture building are among those to be visited.

A $15 set-menu lunch will served at noon. Bring cash or check payable to St. Paul's UMC.

Reservations were required by October 20. To see if new spots have opened, please contact the church via 713-528-0527 or info@stpaulshouston.org.