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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

Where religion, spirituality, justice, and outreach meet: Conversation with Emilee Whitehurst, MDiv. (Sept. 8)
The president and CEO of the Houston Area Women's Center, which helps victims of domestic abuse and rape, Whitehurst is also the former director of the Rothko Chapel and holds a master's from Harvard's School of Divinity. 

Reflections on the border (Sept. 15)
Canon Simón Bautista Betances has recently visited the border twice, and will report to the Cathedral about his experiences and what he learned.

Mentoring Children through Kids Hope (Sept. 22)
Come hear about the good work your Cathedral friends and neighbors are doing one-on-one with students as a part of Kids Hope mentoring and reading. 

Suicide Prevention (Sept. 29)
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. This talk will cover the signs of crisis and the questions to ask someone experiencing a crisis. Resources from local and national mental health organizations will be available.

We are the Cathedral (Oct. 6)
As we begin our Every Member Canvass, Dean Thompson offers reflections on why the Cathedral matters and how each of us can participate in its flourishing using the model of dues, needs, and faith.

Vanity of Vanities (Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3 and 10) 
The book of Ecclesiastes is a powerful critique for our contemporary world, encouraging an open-eyed acknowledgement of our transient existence. In addition to Ecclesiastes, Dean Thompson will draw from the Gospels, Shakespeare, the philosophy of the Roman Stoics, and Buddhism in this exploration of "Christian Non-attachment": how to be in the world but not cling to it.

Meditation for Skeptics with Dana Trent, MDiv (Nov. 24)
How does meditation fit into Christianity, and how does it differ from prayer? Nationally renowned writer Dana Trent reframes meditation for those who are skeptical about developing a meditation practice and gives practical advice for getting started.

Bishop Kai Ryan (Dec. 8)
Come and learn from our newest suffragan bishop, the Rt. Rev. Kai Ryan. Bishop Ryan will confirm and preach as well as offer words of wisdom during the Dean's Hour.

When the Holidays Hurt (Dec. 15)
Hear a candid conversation on how to cope with the pain of grief, loss, and trauma during the holiday season.

Charlie Brown Christmas (Dec. 22)
Come and watch this 1965 Christmas special and hear the story behind the story: how no television network wanted to produce it and Charles Shultz convinced the Coca-Cola Company to finance what has become a timeless classic.

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 Anglican Way
6:30-8 p.m., Sanders Hall
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. (Meets Sundays from Oct. 6 to Nov. 24. Childcare is available.)

Theology Round Table
6:30–8 p.m., Mellinger Room
Join the Rev. Betty Adam and Canon Art Callaham for a new focus on “Revelation, Christ, Joy, and Human Flourishing.” Each meeting is paired with a reading by a contemporary theologian. We meet Oct. 13 (reading former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams), Nov. 10  (Elizabeth Johnson) and Dec. 8 (H. Richard Niebuhr). For more information and reading list, email or check the Cathedral Bookstore.

More Holy Mysteries: The Clerical Heroine
6:30–8 p.m., Mellinger Room
Join your fellow murder mystery fans for another dive into the world of ordained sleuthing. This year, we focus on woman pastors. (Meets the third Sunday of the month from Oct. to May, except March.)

Creating Home
6:30–8 p.m., Sanders Room
Hear a discussion on the physical and spiritual components that create a sense of home in our mobile and fractured society. (Meets Dec. 1, 8, and 15.)

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.

Cathedral Road Show: The Prayer Ladder
6:30–8 p.m. — meets monthly at a choice of locations:
1) Tuesdays on your screen or call 646-876-9923, meeting ID 105 890 952 (Meets third Tuesdays from Oct. 15 to May 19)
2) Tuesdays in Montrose — at the vicarage (Meets second Tuesdays from Oct. 8 to May 12)
3) Thursdays in Town and Country — La Madeleine at 770 West Sam Houston Parkway N (Corner of Kimberly and Beltway 8 (Meets first Thursdays from Oct. 3 to May 7)

Join one of our monthly, off-campus gatherings for a deep-dive into the meaning and practice of prayer.

Cathedral 20s & 30s
Wednesdays, 6:30–8 p.m., Ballard Youth Center (Treehouse)
Cathedral 20s & 30s offers opportunities for young adults to explore ways to integrate their faith and life experiences in the context of a supportive community. This ministry strives to connect Episcopal young adults throughout the Houston area and to offer programs that equip them for ministry in their respective parishes through fellowship, faith formation, service, and fun.

Buscando la Luz
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Mellinger Room
Buscando la luz will focus on the Sapiential books on this fall. The classes will be offered in the form of interactive Bible studies of these books. These bible studies will include the book of Proverbs, Job, some psalms, Ecclesiastes, Sirack or Ecclesiasticus, and the book of Wisdom. The sapiential books are essential keys to understand wisdom literature in the Old Testament.

The Dean’s Book Club
First Wednesdays of the month, 6:30–8 p.m., McGehee Conference Room
This group discusses a different book each month, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. Titles are chosen by the group and published in the monthly Bulletin newsletter. (Sept. 4 (Sanders Hall) to Dec. 4)

Amazing Women of Faith
First Wednesdays of the month, 6:30–8 p.m., The Pearl Restaurant and Bar, 1117 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002
Cathedral women join in fellowship with other women to examine the life of amazing women of faith, ancient or modern, soft-spoken or firebrand. (Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4)

 

Bible and Study Groups

Bible “By the Glass”
Mondays, 6:30–8 p.m., Azuma Downtown, 909 Texas Avenue
Christ Church Cathedral convenes a group for Bible study and fellowship. All are welcome.

Bible “By the Glass” North
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Brixology in the Vintage, 110 Vintage Park Blvd., suite Q, Houston TX 77070
This group is a north Houston version of the original Bible “By the Glass.”

St. Paul's Letters to the Corinthians
Tuesdays, 7–8 a.m., Mellinger Room
Wednesdays, 12–1 p.m., on your screen via BibleZOOM
Thursdays, 12–1 p.m., Mellinger Room
Starting in October, join Canon Callaham for weekly, co-ed Bible study looking at St. Paul's Letters to the Corinthians, either in person or online. 

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

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

Women’s Evening Bible Study
Wednesdays, 6:30–7:30 p.m., McGehee Conference Room, except off campus on the first Wednesday of the month for a speaker.
This new group will study the parables of Jesus this fall.