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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.

Fall 2020 Adult Education and Program Guide

Fall 2020 Youth Calendar

Fall 2020 Young Adult Calendar

Special Events

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, November 25, at 6:30 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral invites you to an in-person service of Holy Eucharist, as a pause to reflect and give thanks the day before Thanksgiving. Registration for this service will be required; register here.

Thanksgiving Virtual Coffee Hour

Nov. 26, 10 a.m.

Hop on Zoom for a Virtual Coffee Hour on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1011 a.m. Whether you're beginning meal prep for family or starting a Thanksgiving Day alone because of COVID, we hope to see you on Zoom to catch up and enjoy the holiday together. Register in advance to attend.

Cathedral College Connection

Nov. 20 & Dec. 11, 3 p.m.

Are you a college student looking for a community? Maybe you are a family member of a Cathedral college student hoping they can find a connection? Once a month this fall, Marcia Quintanilla, minister for youth, and Christy Orman, minister for young adults, will host Cathedral College Connection on Zoom. Register for the November meeting here.

Help us get to know you by filling out this form.

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.

Theology Roundtable

Meets monthly on Sundays from 6:30–8 p.m.
Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 20

Join the Rev. Betty Adam, Alan Jackson, and Canon Vicar Kathy Pfister as the Roundtable begins its adventure in ecological theology. We will look at the emergence of the ecological movement, it’s development across the Anglican Communion and dig into the theological underpinnings for our call to care for creation. 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. Register here.

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

Meets monthly on Sundays from 10–11 a.m.
Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 13

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 Nov. 1 or Dec. 13 event, brew a cup, and click the link in your confirmation email to join us on Zoom.

Weeknights

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., Sept. 2 to Dec. 2

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. 

  • Sept. 2: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

  • Oct. 7: Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War by S.C. Gwynne

  • Nov. 4: You're Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy

  • Dec. 2: Living into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America edited by Catherine Meeks

Amazing Women of Faith

First Thursday of the month, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Sept. 3 to Dec. 3

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. Register for the October 2 Zoom meeting. If you have any questions please contact Minister for Young Adults Christy Orman at .

Rising from the Ashes: Moving Through Grief Towards Peace

Mondays, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

2020 has been a year full of emotions and challenging experiences. For five weeks, we will use short podcast excerpts, videos, and journal prompts to inspire us to move through and beyond the difficult emotions attached to Covid-19. This event will be held on Zoom, beginning November 2 and concluding November 30. Register online to receive the link to attend. For more information, please contact Beth Anne Nelson at .

Bible & Study Groups

The Body & the New Testament (Men & Women)

Tuesdays, 7–8 a.m., Sept. 15 to Nov. 17 
Thursdays, 12–1 p.m., Sept. 17 to Nov. 19 

Spending time in the Gospels and Pauline letters, the study will focus on these questions: What were the underlying assumptions about the relationship of the body to the spirit in first century Palestine? What does the incarnation teach us about the nature of God? What does the Bible teach about bodily resurrection? What does it mean to belong to the Body of Christ? And finally, what does this mean for the treatment of our own bodies and the bodies of others? Curriculum created by Canon Becky Zartman, led by Canon Vicar Kathy Pfister.

Register for Tuesday morning here.

Register for Thursday at noon here.

Women’s Evening Bible Study: The Body & the New Testament

Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Sept. 15 to Nov. 24

Spending time in the Gospels and Pauline letters, the study will focus on these questions: What were the underlying assumptions about the relationship of the body to the spirit in first century Palestine? What does the incarnation teach us about the nature of God? What does the Bible teach about bodily resurrection? What does it mean to belong to the Body of Christ? And finally, what does this mean for the treatment of our own bodies and the bodies of others? Led by Canon Becky Zartman.

Register in advance for this meeting.

Women’s Morning Bible Study

Wednesdays, 9:30–11 a.m., Sept. 1 to Nov. 24

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., Sept. 2 to Dec. 30

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

November

11/24/2020 Women’s Evening Bible Study: The Body & the New Testament, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Spending time in the Gospels and Pauline letters, the study will focus on these questions: What were the underlying assumptions about the relationship of the body to the spirit in first century Palestine? What does the incarnation teach us about the nature of God? What does the Bible teach about bodily resurrection? What does it mean to belong to the Body of Christ? And finally, what does this mean for the treatment of our own bodies and the bodies of others? Led by Canon Becky Zartman.

Register in advance for this meeting.

11/25/2020 Thanksgiving Eve Service, 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, November 25, at 6:30 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral invites you to a service of Holy Eucharist, as a pause to reflect and give thanks the day before Thanksgiving. Registration for this service is required. Register for Thanksgiving eve in-person worship, 6:30 p.m. November 25.

11/26/2020 Thanksgiving Virtual Coffee Hour, 10-11 a.m. 

Hop on Zoom for a Virtual Coffee Hour on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1011 a.m. Whether you're beginning meal prep for family or starting a Thanksgiving Day alone because of COVID, we hope to see you on Zoom to catch up and enjoy the holiday together. Register in advance to attend.

11/26/2020 Misa de Vispera de Acción de Gracias, 7-8 p.m. 

The members of our Latino congregation are getting together vía Zoom to say prayers of thanksgiving. The event is going to take place at the time families are ready to share their Thanksgiving meals around their tables. There will be hymn singing, reading of Holy scriptures, and people sharing their thoughts about thanksgiving day. This event is scheduled from 7 to 8 PM. Email sgarcia@christchurchcathedral.org to request a link to attend.

11/29/2020 The Anglican Way, 6:30–8 p.m.

Led by Dean Thompson, this evening class is 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.

11/30/2020 Rising from the Ashes: Moving Through Grief Towards Peace, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

2020 has been a year full of emotions and challenging experiences. For five weeks, we will use short podcast excerpts, videos, and journal prompts to inspire us to move through and beyond the difficult emotions attached to Covid-19. This event will be held Mondays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom, beginning November 2 and concluding November 30. Register online to receive the link to attend. For more information, please contact Beth Anne Nelson at .

December

12/1/2020 Youth Seed Group, 6:30–8 p.m.

Middle school Seed Groups meet weekly for fun and small group discussion that takes a deep dive into questions about faith. Tuesdays for middle school. Register for Seed Groups.

12/2/2020 Cathedral 20s & 30s Wednesday Night: Monastic Living & Having a Rule of Life, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Contact Christy Orman, Minister for Young Adults at for registration information.

12/2/2020 Dean's Book Club, 6:30–8 p.m.

The Dean's Book Club discusses Living into God's Dream: Dismantling Racism in America, edited by Catherine Meeks. E-mail   to learn how to participate.

12/3/2020 Amazing Women of Faith, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

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. 

12/4/2020 Cathedral 20s & 30s First Friday Fellowship

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 .

12/6/2020 Advent Lessons & Carols

12/8/2020 Community of Hope International Monthly Gathering  "Circle of Care", 6–8 p.m.

Calling all who have completed the Community of Hope International training to come together for a monthly gathering called "Circle of Care". You may have completed your COHI training years ago or did it somewhere else, we would like to connect with all who are at the Cathedral. Come together virtually in the Benedict spirit for fellowship, and learn something new from a short program. All meetings will be virtual via Zoom and will start at 6 p.m. Visit the COHI website http://www.cohinternational.org to learn more. Register online.

12/9/2020 Cathedral 20s & 30s Wednesday Night: Meet a Monastic Community, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

12/10/2020 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.

12/11/20 Cathedral College Connection, 3 p.m.

Are you a college student looking for a community? Maybe you are a family member of a Cathedral college student hoping they can find a connection? Once a month this fall, Marcia Quintanilla, minister for youth, and Christy Orman, minister for young adults, will host Cathedral College Connection on Zoom. Register for the December meeting here.

Help us get to know you by filling out this form.

12/12/2020 Christmas at the Cathedral

12/13/2020 Virtual Coffee Hour, 10:00 a.m.

Do you miss that time before and after the service when you used to run into friends and meet new folks? 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 Zoom event, brew a cup, and click the link in your confirmation email to join us on Zoom. We hope to see you there!

12/16/2020 Cathedral 20s & 30s Christmas Party!

12/20/2020 Theology Roundtable

Join the Rev. Betty Adam, Alan Jackson, and Canon Vicar Kathy Pfister as the Roundtable begins its adventure in ecological theology. We will look at the emergence of the ecological movement, it’s development across the Anglican Communion and dig into the theological underpinnings for our call to care for creation. 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. Register here.

12/25/2020 Christmas Day Services

January

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

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.

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.

1/24/2021 Annual Parish Meeting

February

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

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.

March

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

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.

April

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

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.

May

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

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.