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Cathedral Events

Upcoming Events

Due to COVID-19, all programs are currently scheduled as virtual offerings unless otherwise noted. This may change as circumstances allow.

Spring 2021 Adult Education and Program Guide

Special Events

Grab your Passport: Quiet Day 

Jan. 9, 9 a.m. to noon

Join your Cathedral friends for an Epiphany Quiet Day led by Spiritual Director Kathleen Phillips. This workshop takes participants on a tour of the many types of ways to spend time with God, offering various stops to experience our Lord individually. At the end of the day's journey, travelers will have discovered new and memorable ways to revisit God on their own. Register to attend.

Justice & Peace Council Film Discussion of "Just Mercy"

Jan. 20, 6:30–8 p.m.

On January 20, the Justice & Peace Council will host a film discussion of the award-winning movie "Just Mercy." This event will serve as a lead-up to the February Symposium on Race. Register in advance to attend the discussion.

Walking the Mourner's Path

Mondays, Jan. 25 to Mar. 15, 6–7:30 p.m.

Walking the Mourner's Path is an eight week program designed for those who are working through the grief of a loved one who died more than a year ago. It is a Christ based, prayer centered, spiritually directed program that is carefully crafted to focus on one concept per week to allow the participants to work through their grief without feeling overwhelmed. A workbook for each individual provides the framework with prayers, reflections, and exercises for each week, and homework assignments designed to enhance the experience.

Enrollment requires registration and a brief conversation with the Minister for Pastoral Care to insure a good fit for the participant and the group. Contact Minister for Pastoral Care Jody Gillit at .

Sundays

Dean’s Hour Matinee

2 p.m. each Sunday, beginning Sept. 13

When things return to normal this should shift to an in-person event at 10 a.m.

Dean Barkley Thompson hosts “The Dean’s Hour,” a time for the dean and other parish leaders to speak on various subjects relating to faith, Christ Church, and the community. Online at 2 p.m. each Sunday. Learn more and register.

The Anglican Way

Meets Sundays from 6:30–8 p.m. from Oct. 11 to Nov. 29

Dean Thompson leads his evening class intended for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Church, its faith, and its mission. Those new to the congregation and those adults seeking to be baptized, confirmed, or received are especially encouraged to attend. Please contact Louise Langford for additional information at 713-590-3305.

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sundays, 10 a.m.
Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 14 & 28, Mar. 21, April 11 & 24, May 16 & 30,

Whether you're new to the Cathedral or you've been a member for decades, the Virtual Coffee Hour is for you. Just like Virtual Summer Place, we'll have time to say hi to everyone who shows up as well as break into smaller groups to chat. Register for the event, brew a cup, and click the link in your confirmation email to join us on Zoom.

Weeknights

Facilitating Firm Foundations

Thursdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 11, 7–8:30 p.m.

A six-week class led by Canon Becky Zartman. Conversation and listening are the foundation of relationships and authentic Christian community. This hybrid class-small group formation experience will focus on creating and sustaining conversations that matter, with a focus on general listening, caring, small group facilitation, and hospitality skills. Register for the weekly Zoom meeting here.

Education for Ministry (EfM)

Tuesdays, 6:30–9 p.m., beginning Sept. 8

The most comprehensive adult education offering in the Episcopal Church, EfM involves four years of study of the Old and New Testament, church history, and Christian theology. In a small group setting, participants deepen their understanding of faith as they grow in community with one another. For more information on tuition, registration, or about EfM in general, contact one of the mentors: Lucy Wagner, , or Marilyn Dyess,

20s & 30s Wednesday Night

Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 9

Join other 20s & 30s as we explore different topics each week together. Learn more about the Cathedral's Young Adult Ministry at http://www.christchurchcathedral.org/learn/young-adults/.

The Dean's Book Club

First Wednesday of the month, 6:30–8 p.m.

A different book is discussed each month. Everyone is welcome to attend and join the discussion. Everyone is encouraged to order books from the Cathedral Bookstore. Contact Dean Barkley Thompson at   to learn how to participate. 

  • Feb. 3: A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

  • Mar. 3: With Head and Heart: The Autobiography of Howard Thurman

  • Apr. 7: The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Philips

Amazing Women of Faith

First Thursday of the month, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Jan. 7 to May 6

Amazing women of faith gather to discuss Amazing Women of Faith! Each month we choose a female saint for a lively hagiography and discussion on Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting.

20s & 30s First Friday Fellowship

First Friday of the month, 7:30–8:30 p.m., Sept. 4 to Dec. 4

Each month on the First Friday we will have time for fellowship with other 20s & 30s from the Cathedral and around Houston. Friends are welcome. If you have any questions please contact Minister for Young Adults Christy Orman at .

Bible & Study Groups

Women's Evening Bible Study: The Psalms 

Tuesdays, Jan. 5 to Feb. 9, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Whether your heart is bursting with joy or breaking with sorrow, there is a psalm for you. Join Canon Becky Zartman and the intrepid Women’s Evening Bible Study for this foray into the first hymnal/prayer book combo; together we’ll discuss the history and context of the psalms and how they speak to the wide array of emotion in the human heart.

This course will meet January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9 from 6:307:30pm. Come join this community of learning and mutual support. Registration is required to attend. Register here.

Women’s Morning Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9:30–11 a.m.

Gather for sincere and truthful conversation on the appointed scripture reading for the following Sunday. Please contact Canon Becky Zartman at bzartman@christchurchcathedral.org for the Zoom link to attend. 

Men's Morning Bible Study

Wednesdays, 7–8 a.m.

Hosted by Dean Barkley Thompson, the Men’s Bible Study will study Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians this fall. No prior bible study is required for participation. Please email Dean Thompson at  for the Zoom link.

Children, Youth, & Families

Children’s Formation Hour (Sunday School)

Sundays, 10 a.m.

Formation Hour is an opportunity to explore the richness of our faith in a safe and fun context. Register online. Learn more about the Cathedral's Children's ministry at http://www.christchurchcathedral.org/learn/children/.

Youth Sunday School

Sundays, 10 a.m.

Youth come together via Zoom as a community and grow in our faith through teaching and discussion. Learn more about the Cathedral's Youth Ministry at http://www.christchurchcathedral.org/learn/youth/.

Register here.

Latino/Hispanic Ministry Children’s Sunday School

Sundays, 6 p.m.

Children (ages 3 through grade 5) come together via Zoom as a community and grow in our faith through teaching, and discussion. Learn more about the Cathedral's Latino/Hispanic Ministry at http://www.christchurchcathedral.org/learn/educacion-en-espanol/.

Latino/Hispanic Ministry Youth Sunday School

Sundays, 6 p.m.

Youth (grades 612) come together via Zoom as a community and grow in our faith through teaching, and discussion. Learn more about the Cathedral's Latino/Hispanic Ministry at http://www.christchurchcathedral.org/learn/educacion-en-espanol/.

Register here.

Making Our Home for Faith Podcast

New Episodes every Monday, beginning Sept. 14

Each week a different family will record themselves saying Compline together. Visit www.christchurchcathedral.org/hffpodcast for more information.

Youth Seed Groups

Alternating Tuesdays, 6:30–8 p.m.

Middle school groups meet alternating weeks for fun, and small group discussion that takes a deep dive into questions about faith. (every other Tuesday for middle school youth). Learn more about the Cathedral's Youth Ministry at http://www.christchurchcathedral.org/learn/youth/.

Register for Youth Seed Groups here.

Events by Date

 

January

1/3/2021 Dean's Hour Matinee: The Mystery of the Christmas Star, 2–3:30 p.m.

Join us on Sunday, January 3, at 2 p.m. for a presentation by the Houston Museum of Natural Science exploring the science behind the mysterious Christmas star. What kind of star was it? What do we know about it? Explore these questions and bring some of your own as there will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Email Bethany Podgorny ( ) for the Zoom link.

1/5/2021 Women's Evening Bible Study: The Psalms, 6:30–7:30 p.m.  

Whether your heart is bursting with joy or breaking with sorrow, there is a psalm for you. Join Canon Becky Zartman and the intrepid Women’s Evening Bible Study for this foray into the first hymnal/prayer book combo; together we’ll discuss the history and context of the psalms and how they speak to the wide array of emotion in the human heart.

This course will meet January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2, 9 from 6:307:30pm. Come join this community of learning and mutual support. Registration is required to attend. Register here.

1/6/2021 Epiphany

1/7/2021 Amazing Women of Faith, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Amazing Women of Faith is a monthly gathering of women, where the stories and lives of Amazing Women are shared and discussed. These women of faith are from all over the world and from various eras of Christianity. The lives of martyrs, mystics, abbesses, anchorites, reformers, writers and radicals (among other things) are discussed in an informal and fun setting. Each session ends with the question: What sort of holy mischief would this woman be up to if she were living in 2020? This gathering meets on Zoom, led by Canon Becky Zartman. Register in advance here.  

1/7/2021 20s & 30s will attend Bridge Night, 6:30 p.m.

1/9/2021 Grab your Passport: Quiet Day9 a.m. to noon

Join your Cathedral friends for an Epiphany Quiet Day. This workshop takes participants on a tour of the many types of ways to spend time with God, offering various stops to experience our Lord individually. At the end of the day's journey, travelers will have discovered new and memorable ways to revisit God on their own. Register to attend.

1/10/2021 Dean's Hour Matinee: Reading Mark  An Introduction to the First Gospel (Part 1), 2–3 p.m.

Although the first gospel to be written, the Gospel of Mark is the most enigmatic of the four gospels. To help you better understand the gospel we’ll be reading in church throughout 2021, Canon Becky Zartman presents historical background, literary themes, and how the Gospel might have been used by the early Church.

1/14/2020 Alzheimer's Association/Dementia Support Group, 11:30 a.m.

The second Thursday of each month Christ Church Cathedral hosts an Alzheimer/Dementia Support group. Who should attend: Anyone that has someone in their life with Alzheimer or dementia. Register online.

1/14/2020 Dr. Ilia Delio Book Discussion: Re-Enchanting the Earth: Why AI Needs Religion, 6 p.m.

Ilia Delio and Greg Hansell, Executive Director of the Center for Christogenesis, discuss the challenge of reconciling science and religion, with particular attention to the role of artificial intelligence or AI. Sponsored by the Episcopal Booksellers Association and Orbis Books. This event will be on Zoom. Please contact the Cathedral Bookstore at before noon on January 14 for the link.

1/17/2021 Dean's Hour Matinee: Reading Mark  An Introduction to the First Gospel (Part 2), 2–3 p.m.

Although the first gospel to be written, the Gospel of Mark is the most enigmatic of the four gospels. To help you better understand the gospel we’ll be reading in church throughout 2021, Canon Becky Zartman presents historical background, literary themes, and how the Gospel might have been used by the early Church.

1/17/2021 Theology Roundtable, 6:30 – 8 p.m

Join the Rev. Betty Adam, Alan Jackson, and Canon Vicar Kathy Pfister as the Roundtable continues its exploration of ecological theology. The purpose of the class is to call us back to a more authentic mode of being, as we reclaim our interdependence and deep connection to the natural world, as sacred creation. On Zoom. Register in advance to attend.

1/18/2021 - Exploring Racial Reconciliation, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in partnership with Christ Church Cathedral on Monday, January 18th for "Exploring Racial Reconciliation."

This event is for youth, grades 6-12. Register to attend.

1/20/2021 Justice & Peace Council Film Discussion of "Just Mercy" 6:30–8 p.m., Zoom

On January 20, the Justice & Peace Council will host a film discussion of the award-winning movie Just Mercy. This event will serve as a lead-up to the February Symposium on Race. Register in advance to attend the discussion.

 

1/24/2021 Annual Parish Meeting

Listen to the annual report of the vestry and exercise your right to help determine the future of the church. The parish meeting takes place each year. It includes the annual financial report of the church, the year-in-review of the parish and the election of new vestry members, officers of the parish and council delegates. Register in advance to attend.

February

2/4/2021 Amazing Women of Faith, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Amazing Women of Faith is a monthly gathering of women, where the stories and lives of Amazing Women are shared and discussed. These women of faith are from all over the world and from various eras of Christianity. The lives of martyrs, mystics, abbesses, anchorites, reformers, writers and radicals (among other things) are discussed in an informal and fun setting. Each session ends with the question: What sort of holy mischief would this woman be up to if she were living in 2020? This gathering meets on Zoom, led by Canon Becky Zartman. Register in advance here.

2/11/2021 Dr. Amy-Jill Levine Book Discussion: Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven, 6 p.m. 

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine introduces the major topics in the Sermon on the Mount, explains historical and theological contexts, and shows how the words of Jesus echo his Jewish tradition and speak forward to reach hearts and minds today. 

This event will be on Zoom. Please contact the Cathedral Bookstore at   before noon on February 11 for the link.

2/21/2021 Theology Roundtable, 6:30 – 8 p.m

Join the Rev. Betty Adam, Alan Jackson, and Canon Vicar Kathy Pfister as the Roundtable continues its exploration of ecological theology. The purpose of the class is to call us back to a more authentic mode of being, as we reclaim our interdependence and deep connection to the natural world, as sacred creation. On Zoom. Register in advance to attend.

March

3/4/2021 Amazing Women of Faith, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Amazing Women of Faith is a monthly gathering of women, where the stories and lives of Amazing Women are shared and discussed. These women of faith are from all over the world and from various eras of Christianity. The lives of martyrs, mystics, abbesses, anchorites, reformers, writers and radicals (among other things) are discussed in an informal and fun setting. Each session ends with the question: What sort of holy mischief would this woman be up to if she were living in 2020? This gathering meets on Zoom, led by Canon Becky Zartman. Register in advance here.

3/21/2021 Theology Roundtable, 6:30 – 8 p.m

Join the Rev. Betty Adam, Alan Jackson, and Canon Vicar Kathy Pfister as the Roundtable continues its exploration of ecological theology. The purpose of the class is to call us back to a more authentic mode of being, as we reclaim our interdependence and deep connection to the natural world, as sacred creation. On Zoom. Register in advance to attend.

3/28/2021 The Children's Road to Easter, 9:30-11 a.m., in-person at the Bishop’s Courtyard / Virtual TBD

Every year we strive to help children (and their adults) understand a little more about the depth of love God has for us through the sacrifice of Jesus. One of the ways we do this is through the retelling of the Stations of the Cross (15 stations reminding us of the road Jesus walked from his sentence to death - through the streets of Jerusalem - death on a cross - to his glorious resurrection.) We can't wait to share this journey with you and your family. Details pending.

April

4/1/2021 Amazing Women of Faith, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Amazing Women of Faith is a monthly gathering of women, where the stories and lives of Amazing Women are shared and discussed. These women of faith are from all over the world and from various eras of Christianity. The lives of martyrs, mystics, abbesses, anchorites, reformers, writers and radicals (among other things) are discussed in an informal and fun setting. Each session ends with the question: What sort of holy mischief would this woman be up to if she were living in 2020? This gathering meets on Zoom, led by Canon Becky Zartman. Register in advance here.

4/4/2021 Flowering of the Cross, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We invite you to participate in our time-honored and much beloved tradition of the Annual Flowering of the Cross, which dates back several decades at the Cathedral. Each year (including last year when we flowered a cross with digital images) folks prune their gardens, shop their local floral shops and festoon a cross in celebration of Christ's triumphant resurrection. This event will be held in person in the Bishop's Courtyard. Details pending.

4/18/2021 Theology Roundtable, 6:30 – 8 p.m

Join the Rev. Betty Adam, Alan Jackson, and Canon Vicar Kathy Pfister as the Roundtable continues its exploration of ecological theology. The purpose of the class is to call us back to a more authentic mode of being, as we reclaim our interdependence and deep connection to the natural world, as sacred creation. On Zoom. Register in advance to attend.

May

5/6/2021 Amazing Women of Faith, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Amazing Women of Faith is a monthly gathering of women, where the stories and lives of Amazing Women are shared and discussed. These women of faith are from all over the world and from various eras of Christianity. The lives of martyrs, mystics, abbesses, anchorites, reformers, writers and radicals (among other things) are discussed in an informal and fun setting. Each session ends with the question: What sort of holy mischief would this woman be up to if she were living in 2020? This gathering meets on Zoom, led by Canon Becky Zartman. Register in advance here.

5/9/2021 Mother's Day Craftea, 10–11 a.m.

We will honor our mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and mothers-in-the-faith with a time to slow down and with gratitude take stock of what these women have done in our lives. Details pending.