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Symbols of the Spirit

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

A “Symbols of the Spirit” community art piece will be unveiled on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, in the new Open Heart Studio (S-300).

For the past two Sundays, parishioners have colored birds for inclusion in this work that will be constructed by staff visual artist Ibriam Santos. 

Open Heart Studio

The home of many healing art circles, S-300 is being renamed the Open Heart Studio and dedicated to all who seek hope, inspiration, healing, and community. 

All are invited to the open house dedication and art show throughout the morning.
In addition to the community art piece, the show will include art from the healing art circles and other artists in the St. Paul’s community.

New Banner

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A new processional banner for Pentecost  will be introduced next Sunday. Designed and constructed by Sari Frey, it includes each of the three primary symbols of the day: a dove, tongues of fire, and a mighty rushing wind.

It was made for the ordination service at the 2009 annual conference, when Frey was responsible for the altar. St. Paul’s Choir and acolytes also were in that service. 

The retiring 30-year-old Pentecost banner and most of the other banners are hung in the basement, near S-109.

Installation on the Green

Santos also will install a Pentecost-themed outdoor art piece that will be on the corner of Main and Binz through the end of June.

Earlier Event: May 30
Ordination Service
Later Event: June 4
Retirement Reception