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Cathedral Offices
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Main phone number: 713-222-2593

For emergency after-hours pastoral care, call 713-826-5332

Mailing Address
1117 Texas Avenue
Houston, Texas 77002-3183

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Adult Classes

Sundays

Dean’s Hour
10–11 a.m., Reynolds Hall

Danielle Fanfair (Jan. 13)
Danielle Fanfair specializes in helping people move from confusion to clarity in their spiritual lives. She is well known in the Houston area for her enneagram and other workshops, and she is the new Executive Director of the Hines Center for Spirituality & Prayer. Come and hear her exciting vision for the Hines Center.

Forward Movement
(Jan. 20)
The Dean’s Hour welcomes Rachael Jones and Hugo Oliaz from the Forward Movement to speak on this organization.

Annual Parish Meeting
(Jan. 27)
Come hear the “State of the Cathedral,” elect new members of the vestry, and recognize one parish member for a lifetime of service.

So then what?: Religious Understanding of the Afterlife
(Feb. 3–Mar. 3)
What happens when we die? Dean Thompson will lead us through conceptions of the afterlife in Christianity and the world religions as we imagine what lies next when we enter what Episcopalians used to refer to as “larger life.”

Christian Meditation
10–11 a.m., Dean's Conference Room
Learn and practice a form of prayer taught by Jesus. This class, open to all, includes teaching, meditation, scripture, and prayer.

The Loricae — Ancient Celtic Spiritual Defense
6–7:30 p.m., McGehee Conference Room
Join Andrew and Christin Lazo, experts in Anglo- and Celtic-Christian traditions, for a closer look at the ancient art of poetry as spiritual defense. (Jan. 13, 20, and 27. Childcare is available.)

Christian Mysticism, A Primer
6–7:30 p.m., McGehee Conference Room
Have you ever wondered what God looks like? Or sounds like? Or smells like? What does it mean to seek and then seek to describe a real, visceral encounter with the Almighty? This is, in a word, “Mysticism.” Join Canon Callaham for the three-part discussion of the history of Christian Mysticism, its roots, its flourishing, and its current state. (Feb. 17, 24, Mar. 3. Childcare is available.)

Weekdays

Education for Ministry (EFM)
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 p.m., Mellinger Room

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. Visit texas-efm.org for more information.

The Vicar’s Road Show: "Why, that's Heresy!"
6:30–8 p.m. — meets monthly at a choice of locations:

1) Tuesdays in Tanglewood — Local Foods (2nd floor seating area) at 5740 San Felipe at Bering (Meets Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, and May 21)
2) Tuesdays in Montrose —The Vicarage (email for address) (Meets Jan. 15, Feb. 5, Mar. 19, Apr. 2, and May 7)
3) Wednesdays in the Heights — A 2nd Cup at 1111 East 11th St. (Meets Jan. 9, Feb. 14, Mar. 13, Apr. 3, and May 8)
4) Thursdays in Town and Country — La Madeleine at 770 West Sam Houston Parkway N (Corner of Kimberly and Beltway 8 Frontage) (Meets Jan. 17, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, and May 9)

This popular, five-part series meets once per month in several locations around the city. This spring, Canon Callaham explores just how easy it can be to say something wrong about God.

Faith and Society
Wednesdays once per month, 6:30–8 p.m., McGehee Conference Room
Participants engage in serious and lively conversation about Holy Scripture, faith, and society. The conversation style ensures all voices are heard and respected. Registration and attendance for all sessions required. (Wednesdays on Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, April 17. Childcare is available.) Register by contacting Louise Langford.

The Dean’s Book Club
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., McGehee Conference Room
The Book Club discusses a different book each month, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. (Meets Jan. 2, Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, and May 15)

Bible and Study Groups

Bible “By the Glass”
Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., OKRA Charity Saloon, 924 Congress
Christ Church Cathedral convenes a group for Bible study and fellowship using the Kaleidoscope Bible study process. All are welcome.

Bible “By the Glass” North
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Brix Wine Cellars Vintage Park, 110 Vintage Park Blvd. T, Houston TX 77070
This group is a north Houston version of the original Bible “By the Glass.”

The Revelation to St. John
Tuesdays, 7–8:15 a.m., Mellinger Room
Thursdays, 12–1 p.m., Mellinger Room
Join Canon Callaham for a fascinating exploration of the exciting piece of Christian Apocalyptic writing that brings the Bible to a close, the Revelation to St. John. This class presents the same material Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Women’s Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays, 9:30–11 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room
Gather for sincere and truthful conversation on the appointed scripture readings for the following Sunday. Journals are encouraged.

Men’s Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7–8 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room
Join Dean Thompson for continued Bible study.