St. Theresa’s Reading Group
Meets the second Monday in each month from September through May, locations vary
The group of literature loving parishioners known as St. Theresa’s Guild reads brilliant literature and meets in members’ homes. Copies of the current reading are available in the Cathedral Bookstore. For more information on participating in the group, contact Lisa Puccio at 713-590-3323.
Women’s Bible Study
Meets September through May in the Jeffers Conference Room from 9:30–11 a.m.
Led by the Rev. Jimmy Grace. Download the current lesson.
Education for Ministry (EFM)
Meets September through May in the Mellinger Room from 6:30–9 p.m.
All Christians need education to support their faith and prepare them to express that faith daily. Education For Ministry is the most comprehensive adult education offering in the Episcopal Church. Developed by the Theological School of the University of the South (Sewanee), EFM involves four years of study on the topics of Old and New Testament, Church History, and Christian Theology. Students commit to a year (September through May) of weekly reading and a weekly seminar for theological reflection. Annual cost of the program is $350. Reduced tuition is available if enough students enroll. Please contact Lucy Wagner at 713-253-4903 for more information or visit the EFM website.
Cathedral 20s & 30s
Meets September through May in the Mellinger Room from 6:30–8 p.m.
The 20s & 30s will delve into the book of Acts this semester. We will discover Luke’s writings on the acts of Peter and Paul along with the early church’s tensions, persecutions, frustrations, theological problems and neophytes. We will also venture out to a local Houston hotspot once a month, so don’t forget to sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up-to-date. Contact: Jeremy Bradley (713-217-1349).
The Story of Romans: A Narrative Defense of God’s Righteousness
Meets January 9 through February 6 in the Dean’s Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m.
It is unfortunate that Romans — arguably the apostle Paul’s most important letter contained within the New Testament — is so largely unfamiliar to many people today. This is all the more tragic considering the importance this letter in the history of the church: a passage from Romans was influential in the conversion of Augustine; commentaries by both Luther and Calvin on Romans had great influence upon the Protestant Reformation; John Wesley’s heart was “strangely warmed” upon hearing someone read Luther’s Preface to Romans; and one theologian described Karl Barth’s commentary on Romans by saying it felt like “a bombshell on the playground of theologians.” Beginning January 9, join the Rev. Jimmy Grace for a five-part series that will shed light upon Paul’s theology and defense of God’s righteousness. The cost for the class is $25 and includes one book and all materials. Contact: Jimmy Grace (713-590-3309).
In the Lion’s Country
Meets in the Jeffers Conference Room from 6:30–8 p.m.
The Rev. Ed Stein will help us take a look at the theology of C.S. Lewis as reflected in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, as well as the other Narnia books. Reading: Rowan Williams’ new book The Lion’s Country and The Chronicles of Narnia series. Contact: Ed Stein (713-590-3307).
City of God, City of Need: The Political, Religious, and Social Responsibility of the Urban Faith Community
This three-week Lenten series begins February 20 and concludes March 6. Dinner will be served. Learn more »
Buscando la Luz
Todos los jueves de 6:45–9 p.m. en el Salón Mellinger
Buscando la Luz se reúne con el propósito primordial de elevar en amorosa intercesión y petición a Dios, todas nuestras necesidades y las necesidades de nuestros seres queridos. Éste es además, un grupo de estudio para el crecimiento espiritual. En cada sesión, se expone un tema de interés general del grupo. Dicho tema siempre es sustentado con la reflexión de citas Bíblicas pertinentes y discutido bajo la luz de importantes vivencias de los miembros del grupo. Por ejemplo, entre el material ya cubierto, hemos tratado los temas de: El Perdón, Los Dones del Espíritu Santo, Las Virtudes, La Gratitud, La Honestidad, y otros más. Debido a que el enfoque principal de este grupo es la oración, este programa ofrecido aquí en la Catedral se ha convertido en un importante grupo de Apoyo Mutuo y de verdadero Cuidado Pastoral para los miembros de nuestra congregación Hispano-Parlante. Todas las sesiones son estrictamente en español. Si Ud. desea información adicional, por favor comuníquese con el Reverendo Jim McGill al 713-590-3328 ó envíele un correo electrónico al email@example.com.
Icon Workshop: The Annunciation to the Mother of God
April 25–27 and May 9–11 in the McGehee Conference Room
Returning this spring, the Religion and the Arts Council will sponsor an Icon Painting Workshop at the Cathedral. This workshop is for intermediate to advanced students. Students should have completed at least three previous workshops or have the permission of the coordinator. Sketch transfer, gilding and lines will be done at home before class begins. The workshop is scheduled for two extended weekends. Participants will receive hands-on instruction in the 15th-century Russian-Byzantine icon painting tradition. They will be rewarded by producing beautiful pieces of religious art, while being afforded a daily opportunity for prayer and reflection as they explore this tradition of visual scripture. To register, contact Wick Rowland.