Weekday Offerings

Mondays

Centering Prayer

Meets weekly in the Mellinger Room from 11:15 a.m. until noon

Grounded in scripture and early church tradition, the Centering Prayer group offers contemporary seekers a heartful contemplative practice of openness to the divine mystery in daily life. This Brigid’s Place program is open to all.

Tuesdays

Education for Ministry (EFM)

Meets weekly in the Mellinger Room from 6:30–9 p.m.

Education for Ministry is the most comprehensive adult education offering in the Episcopal Church. EFM involves four years of study on the topics of Old and New Testament, church history and Christian theology. New students are accepted only in September. Visit www.texas-efm.org for more information.

Wednesdays

Women’s Bible Study

Meets weekly in the Jeffers Conference Room from 9:30–11 a.m.

Sincere and truthful conversation on the appointed scripture readings for the following Sunday. Journals are encouraged, as questions for reflection are handed out each week. Along with your journal, please bring a Bible. Begins Jan. 8. Download the current lesson.

St. Augustine’s “Confessions”

Meets Jan. 15 through Feb. 19 in the Jeffers Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m.

the Rev. Jimmy Grace will lead this study on the life of St. Augustine. Reading his masterpiece, Confessions, we will trace his rise and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage. We will also read Saint Augustine by historian and cultural critic Garry Wills. Course materials and books cost $50. Contact Canon Grace to register.

Readings in St. John’s Gospel

Meets Jan. 15 through March 5 in the Dean’s Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m.

The Rev. Ed Stein will lead an introduction to the Christ of John’s Gospel, reading with the help of William Temple and Raymond Brown — two magical names in the study of John. Contact Canon Stein to register.

The Dean’s Book Club

Meets Feb. 5, March 5 and May 7 in the McGehee Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m.

The Book Club will discuss a different book each month, including novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. Books for Spring 2014 are available in the Cathedral Bookstore.

Faith and Society Seminar

Meets Jan. 15, Feb. 19 and May 21 in Reynolds Hall from 6:30–8 p.m.

Seminar participants engage in serious and lively conversation about Holy Scripture, faith and the society in which we live. Spring semester topics will include immigration, abortion, and human sexuality. If you did not participate in the fall seminar, you must first meet with the dean to review and subscribe to the seminar’s conversation covenant.

Buscando la Luz

Meets weekly in the Bride’s Room from 6:30–8 p.m.

The group “Buscando la Luz” (Seeking the Light) meets every Wednesday evening to pray, study and talk about spiritual matters, seeking to find what God wishes to teach us. The meetings are conducted in Spanish, and all who wish to participate, regardless of their level of fluency with the language, are welcome.

Cathedral 20s & 30s

Meets weekly in the Mellinger Room from 6:30–8 p.m.

The group will delve into the Gospel of Matthew. The book is ordered thematically and holds the largest amount of Jesus’ teachings. Written mainly to reach those of Jewish backgrounds, the Gospel of Matthew contains a multitude of Old Testament citations and includes mysteries about the kingdom to come. We will also venture out to multiple Houston hotspots to build our community.

Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series

Meets during Lent in the Cathedral from 12–1 p.m. and in Latham Auditorium from 6:30–8 p.m.

This five-part Lenten series, “Grace and Forgiveness,” features author Brené Brown (March 12), theologian Andrew Thompson (March 19), musician Anita Kruse (March 26), biblical scholar Marcus Borg (April 2), and theologian Miroslav Volf (April 9). Each session offers two components — a noonday prayer service with a lecture and also an evening facilitated question-and-answer session.

Buscando la Luz

Meets weekly in the Bride’s Room from 6:45–8:30 p.m.

The group “Buscando la Luz” (Seeking the Light) meets every Wednesday evening to pray, study and talk about spiritual matters, seeking to find what God wishes to teach us. The meetings are conducted in Spanish, and all who wish to participate, regardless of their level of fluency with the language, are welcome.

Thursdays

Men’s Lunch Discussion Group

Meets biweekly in the Jeffers Conference Room from 12:45–1:45 p.m.

Equal parts sharing and topical, this group is open to all men of the Cathedral interested in accountability and relational community. Starts Jan. 16. Download the current lesson.

Fridays

Men’s Early Morning Study Group

Meets the first and third Friday of each month in the Jeffers Conference Room from 7–8 a.m.

Neil Giles will facilitate along with Dean Barkley Thompson. The group will study books that form us spiritually as we grow in confidence and accountability with one another. In January, we will begin reading Rob Bell’s Love Wins.