• St. Paul's United Methodist Church (map)
  • 5501 South Main Street
  • Houston, TX, 77004
  • United States

By now, you must have heard about Pokemon GO. It's an augmented reality game played on cell phones -- players move through real space, collecting characters in the game and meeting up in public spaces to play together.

Because different characters may be found in different parts of the city, people are leaving their neighborhoods to find Pokemon and are interacting with people from other neighborhoods who may have never otherwise come into contact with one another.

This game is cutting across racial, ethnic, age, gender, and geographic boundaries. The most active players are between the ages of 15-35.

This "pop-up" Pokemon GO ministry seeks to provide a space for hospitality near St. Paul's UMC's two Pokestops and adjacent Pokegym. 

Players can play the game while resting on Bankston Green/Labyrinth, charging their phones on provided power strips, or enjoying water, iced tea, and light snacks

St. Paul's member Kelley Burd-Huss will be facilitating conversation, answering questions about St. Paul's and how the church engages in ministry with the city and the world. Come on out as we build community with one another!