Two women volunteering at May Fete

Here at the Cathedral we know that the fastest way to feel at home in a church is to know a few other people. No matter how beautiful the church, how stirring the preaching, how inspiring the liturgy, community truly happens only when people are brought together and share in one another’s lives

The Cathedral provides many opportunities for people to gather for fellowship, supporting one another and nurturing friendships. It could be around a table for a shared meal, at a picnic in the Bishop’s Courtyard, at Camp Allen during our annual parish retreat or while simply sipping coffee after worship service on Sunday.

However it happens, this is a place where you can feel connected to God and to each other.

Ongoing Fellowship Opportunities

Bridge at the Cathedral — Cathedral members and non-members alike play the card game bridge. No signup required. Bring a potluck dish. First Friday of each month, 6–9 p.m., McGehee Conference Room. For more information, contact Eileen O’Brien (713-590-3300).

Foyers Dinner Groups — six to eight people per social group who gather for a shared meal. Signup period: through Sunday, September 21, 2014. The Kickoff Potluck Dinner is Sunday, October 12, 2014, 6-7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. For more information, contact Eileen O’Brien (713-590-3300).

Integrity/Houston — organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Episcopalians and their straight friends. Eucharist in The Golding Chapel followed by Potluck Dinner and Chapter Meeting in the McGehee Conference Room. Third Friday of the month, 7–9 p.m. For more information, contact Wayne Mathis (832-630-0651).
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Refreshments of coffee, hot tea, lemonade and ice water are always available in Reynolds Hall on Sunday. Help yourself and catch up with fellow parishioners while you enjoy your refreshments.

Seasonal Fellowship Events

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper — Mardi-Gras-themed annual extravaganza of merriment and feasting on the day before the start of Lent. Event date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6–8 p.m., Reynolds Hall.
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Welcome Dinners — twice-annual gatherings welcoming those new or feeling new to the Cathedral. Next event date: Fall 2014 TBA. For more information, contact Genevieve Razim (713-220-9766).

May Fete — festival celebrating our future and welcoming spring. Event date: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To volunteer and for more information, contact KariAnn Lessner (713-590-3323).
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Episcopal Night at the Ballpark — Episcopalians turn out en masse to root for the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Cathedral special pricing and designated seating. Pre-game hotdog cookout starts at the church at 5 p.m. in the Bishop’s Courtyard, and the ballgame starts at 7:05 p.m. at Minute Maid Park. Event date: Friday, June 13, 2014, vs. Tampa Bay Rays. For more information, contact Eileen O’Brien (713-590-3300).
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Summer Place — snacks and other refreshments provided in the absence of Sunday School during the summer. Event date: Sunday, May 25, through Sunday, August 17, 2014, 10 o’clock hour, Reynolds Hall.
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Rally Day — Cathedral annual ministry fair. Our many ministry groups and associated organizations gather in one place to celebrate the start of the new program year with creative and engaging activities for parishioners of all ages. Ask questions, play games, mix and mingle. This year’s theme is “Rally Under the Big Top: Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth.” Event date: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 10–11 a.m., Reynolds Hall. For more information, contact Eileen O’Brien (713-590-3300).

Advent Wreath Making — All materials supplied. Event date: Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10 a.m., Reynolds Hall. For more information, contact KariAnn Lessner (713-590-3323).

Annual Parish Retreat — parishioners of all ages eat, play and pray together at Camp Allen. Event date: Friday, December 5, to Sunday, December 7, 2014. Signup period: through Sunday, November 16. For more information, contact Eileen O’Brien (713-590-3300).

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