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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

Sunday mornings

Dean’s Hour
10–11 a.m., Reynolds Hall

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.

Gingerbread House Making (Dec. 29)
Make a house from a kit this year, or bring your own to share. No competition this year!

Bad Gift Bingo (Jan. 5)
Bring your wrapped "bad gifts"  to win as prizes in bingo.

Social Media and Evangelism (Jan. 12)
Join Canon Zartman and Minister for Communication Torie Ludwin for a short course in how you can help the Cathedral share the good news of Christ via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others. A Social Media Help Desk will be available in the cloister this morning for those who need help getting their accounts in working order.

The Rev. Dr. Jay Koyle and the Rev. Juan Oliver (Jan. 19)
Hear about the ways our Sunday morning liturgies both reflect and define our ethical posture in the world.

Annual Parish Meeting (Jan. 26)
Come hear the “State of the Cathedral,” elect new members of the vestry, and recognize one parish member for a lifetime of service.

Theophanies (Feb. 2–23)
In this four-part series, Dean Thompson “pulls back the veil” on the various times in Bible history that God has made a personal appearance on the earth.

Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series entitled “Heaven Cannot Wait” (March 1–29)
This fascinating series meets at the Dean’s Hour and also after The Well. This year’s series will gather prominent scholars, clerics, and speakers from across the country to address how Christians can live the Kingdom of God today. Each week will present two different sessions including a lecture in the morning at the Dean’s Hour and a facilitated discussion in the evening.

Gene Batiste (Apr. 19)
An Episcopalian and the Director of Community and Inclusion for St. John’s School in Houston, Batiste will speak on how a community’s inclusive posture can both heal and invigorate.

Immigration and the Kingdom (Apr. 26)
Renowned immigration lawyer and adviser to both the G.W. Bush and Obama White Houses Charles Foster will present on current, world-wide immigration challenges and the various roles that the community of faith can play in easing the plight of those, literally, in the margins.

2020 Vision/Action Plan Launch (May 17)
During the fall of 2019, the vestry and councils of the Cathedral cast a vision to take our community through the next five years of its ministry. Join Dean Thompson and other members of the church leadership as they unveil major new program initiatives and exciting new opportunities for participation.

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.

Parents' Playhouse
10–11 a.m., 2nd floor lobby of the McGehee Building
Parents gather weekly for good coffee and great conversation.

20s & 30s Second Sunday Socials
Second Sundays of the month, 10–11 a.m. and 4–4:45 p.m., meet at the Bishop’s Fountain
Cathedral 20s & 30s gather monthly for a quick coffee off campus in between services.

Sunday evenings

Tea and Toast
5:45–6:15 p.m., Latham Hall
Following The Well Celtic Contemplative Service, enjoy a warm cup of tea, a slice of toast, snacks, and fellowship.

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. For more information and reading list, email or check the Cathedral Bookstore. (Meets Jan. 12 and Feb. 9)

Signs of Life
6:15–8 p.m., Sanders Hall
Canon Zartman presents a course developed in partnership with the Society of St. John the Evangelist on five sacred signs drawn from scripture, the Christian tradition, and worship. Participants will consider the deeper meanings behind these signs as they relate to their own lives. (Jan. 19 to Feb. 16. Childcare is available.)

Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series entitled “Heaven Cannot Wait”
6:15–8 p.m., Sanders Hall
This year’s series will gather prominent scholars, clerics, and speakers from across the country to address how Christians can live the Kingdom of God today. Each week will present two different sessions including a lecture in the morning at the Dean’s Hour and a facilitated discussion in the evening. (March 1-29)

Sunday Night School
6:15–8 p.m., Mellinger Room
Join the Cathedral staff, special guest speakers, and a number of talented fellow parishioners for an eclectic series of lectures, seminars, and conversations on a variety of topics selected to help you better understand your faith. (Dates to be determined.)

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 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. The group also meets for First Friday Fellowship and Second Sunday Socials.

Buscando la Luz
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Mellinger Room
Buscando la luz will focus on the Sapiential books on this year. 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. (Meets Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, and May 6)

Amazing Women of Faith
First Thursdays 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. (Meets Feb. 6, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, and May 7)

Alzheimer’s Support Group
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., second Thursdays of the month, Jeffers Conference Room
Alzheimer’s Association® caregiver support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers/family/friends of those with dementia to develop a support system and learn more about community resources.

20s & 30s First Friday Fellowship
First Fridays of the month, off campus.
Cathedral 20s & 30s meet monthly at a different locale for fellowship and fun. Talk to Minister for Young Adults Christy Orman to learn more.

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.

The Corinthian Correspondence
Tuesdays, 7–8 a.m., Mellinger Room
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.

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 the first Wednesday of the month
This new group will study the wilderness this spring.

Spring 2020 Calendar of Special  Events

Spring 2020 Education Guide