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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. Players from beginner to advanced are welcome. Bring a potluck dish. First Friday of each month, 6–9 p.m., McGehee Conference Room. For more information, contact Melissa White (713-590-3302).

Foyers Dinner Groups — six to eight people per social group who gather for a shared meal. Signup period: through Sunday, September 29, 2013. The Kickoff Potluck Dinner is Sunday, October 13, 2013, 6-7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. For more information, contact Melissa White (713-590-3302).

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.
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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 12, 2013, 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: Tuesday, October 8. For more information, contact Melissa White (713-590-3302).

May Fete — festival celebrating our future and welcoming spring. Event date: Sunday, May 5, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To volunteer and for more information, contact Lisa Puccio (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 28, 2013, vs. Los Angeles Angels. For more information, contact Melissa White (713-590-3302).
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Summer Place — snacks and other refreshments provided in the absence of Sunday School during the summer. Event date: Sunday, May 26, through Sunday, August 18, 2013, 10 o’clock hour, Reynolds Hall.
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Rally Day — Cathedral ministry fair. Our many ministry groups and associated organizations gather in one place. Ask questions, find out how to get involved, mix and mingle. Event date: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reynolds Hall. For more information, contact Melissa White (713-590-3302).
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Advent Wreath Making — All materials supplied. Event date: Sunday, December 1, 2013, 10 a.m., Reynolds Hall. For more information, contact Lisa Puccio (713-590-3323).
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Cathedral Family Christmas Party — Event date: December 2013 date TBA. Potluck format and live band. For more information, contact Lisa Puccio (713-590-3323).

Annual Parish Retreat — parishioners of all ages eat, play and pray together at Camp Allen. Event date: Friday, December 6, to Sunday, December 8, 2013. Signup period: through Sunday, November 10. For more information, contact Melissa White (713-590-3302).
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