Denise Liebl: Dwellings

Detail from artwork by Denise Liebl

The Cloister Gallery welcomes Houston artist Denise Liebl for a show, “Dwellings,” through September 28. An opening artist’s reception will be held Friday, September 12, from 6–8 p.m. In “Dwellings,” Liebl juxtaposes mass produced and natural objects in this series of large-scale still lifes. Some are rendered in oil on panel, while many are in [read more…]

Extended childcare available for Wednesday, Sunday evening classes

To allow families to more fully participate in Cathedral classes and events, we are now offering childcare on Wednesday and Sunday evenings and for special events, in addition to our regular Sunday-morning nursery hours. On Wednesday evenings, parents should drop off children at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Building and then proceed [read more…]

Popcorn Theology spawns a sequel

A man sits on an armchair holding flowers

Some movies make us laugh, others make us cry, but the best movies make us think. Join Dean Thompson and your fellow movie buffs as we once again turn Reynolds Hall into the most thoughtful movie house in Houston on Saturday, September 20, from 6–9 p.m. Our theme for the night will be “Imaginary Friends” [read more…]

New classes on Anglican faith, tradition

Beginning this fall, two new classes will invite both Cathedral newcomers and those of longer tenure into deeper relationship with our congregation and its faith. “Introductions” is the next evolution of the old Basics of the Faith course and will focus on the needs of those brand new to the Cathedral. The Sunday-morning class will [read more…]

Quarterly update from the Vestry

Your vestry is the legal representative of the parish, responsible for overseeing the fiscal and operational health of the parish, and supports the Cathedral’s mission by word and deed. The vestry meets monthly and consists of 15 parishioners serving three-year terms, with five elected each year. The vestry is instituting this column, which will appear [read more…]

“War and Faith” to mark WWI anniversary

A soldier and nurse depicted in stained glass

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 triggered a global conflict the scale and brutality of which the world had never seen. The First World War claimed more than 15 million lives by the time it ended in 1918, and it transformed the culture, politics, and faith of those who survived. Now, one [read more…]

Bring friends, loved ones to church Sept. 21

An envelope sealed with wax

Invitation Sunday is rooted in the conviction that the Holy Spirit is moving in the lives and hearts of the people you know, and that some of them are prepared to receive and accept an invitation to Christ Church Cathedral. To prepare for Invitation Sunday, be filled with wonder and awe at God’s activity in [read more…]

Survey to assess current spiritual practices

A brick labyrinth

The Church has an ancient tradition of utilizing diverse spiritual practices to reinforce our relationship with Jesus Christ. As the Vestry continues to explore a Spirituality Center as part of our Vision Plan (with a hoped-for launch in 2015), we want to know what regular practices you already incorporate into daily life that strengthen your [read more…]

Vision Action Plan begins to bear fruit

People study the Bible around a pub table

At the Cathedral’s 175th anniversary celebration on March 2, Dean Thompson launched Christ Church’s Vision Action Plan, “A Future Filled with Hope.” The plan was the result of a six-month visioning process involving hundreds of Cathedral parishioners. Since March, Cathedral staff and lay leaders have been hard at work furthering [read more…]

Unity in Mission Task Force commissioned by vestry, dean

In 2012, the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church authorized for provisional use the liturgy entitled, “The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant,” for the blessing of monogamous, same-sex relationships that intend to be lifelong. In anticipation of General Convention, Bishop of Texas Andy Doyle chaired a diocesan task force with former Secretary [read more…]