Weekday Offerings

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Mondays

Centering Prayer

11:15 a.m. until noon, Mellinger Room

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.

Bible Study “By the Glass”

6:30–8 p.m., OKRA Charity Saloon, 924 Congress

Canon Genevieve Razim will convene a group of Cathedral members, downtown residents, and passers-by for a weekly Bible study and fellowship evening. The group will utilize the Kaleidoscope process to engage scriptures of interest for those living and working in the urban context.

Tuesdays

Education for Ministry (EFM)

6:30–9 p.m., Mellinger Room

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

9:30–11 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room

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. Download the current lesson.

Christian Life in the Age of Faith

6:30–8 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room

The Rev. Ed Stein will lead this class on the medieval thoughts, practices, and personalities that still influence our own church life, looking in detail at the lives of Francis of Assisi and Thomas Aquinas. Contact the Rev. Stein to register. (Meets through Nov. 19.)

The Roots of Christian Community

6:30–8 p.m., Jeffers Conference Room

As the Cathedral seeks to deepen its sense of community both downtown and in the neighborhoods, Canon Art Callaham will offer a class that explores the nature, development, and future of Christian community.

The Dean’s Book Club

(Monthly) 6:30–8 p.m., McGehee Conference Room

Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month, the Book Club discusses novels, nonfiction, and books on spirituality and faith. Books are selected by the group. Books for Fall 2014 are available in the Cathedral Bookstore.

Buscando la Luz

6:30–8 p.m., Bride’s Room

The group “Buscando la Luz” (Seeking the Light) meets 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

6:30–8 p.m., Mellinger Room

In the fall, the group will watch and discuss the video series “For the Life of the World.” We will also venture out to various Houston hotspots and hear the life stories of a few members of the group. Starts Sept. 10.

Faith and Society Seminar

(Monthly) 6:30–8 p.m., McGehee Conference Room

Participants will engage in serious and lively conversation about Holy Scripture, faith and the society in which we live. We will follow the conversation style of the Aspen Institute, which ensures all voices are heard and respected. The first session on Sept. 10 is required. Other dates: Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 17.

Thursdays

Women’s Lunch Study Group

(Biweekly) 12:15–1:15 p.m., Jeffers Conference Room

This new offering, led by Canon Glenice Robinson-Como, will focus on topics chosen by the group during the first sessions. All women are welcome to attend. Starts Sept. 11.

Men’s Lunch Study Group

(Biweekly) 12:15–1:15 p.m., Jeffers Conference Room

Equal parts sharing and topical, this group is open to all men of the Cathedral interested in accountability and relational community. Starts Sept. 18.

Compassionate Cultivation Training

7–9 p.m., McGehee Conference Room

Compassion Cultivation Training was created by a team of scientists and scholars at the Stanford School of Medicine to bring the tools of psychology and neuroscience to the study of empathy, compassion, and altruism. Contact Canon Betty Adam to register. (Meets Oct. 2 to Nov. 20.)

Fridays

Men’s Early Morning Study Group

(First and third Fridays) 7–8 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room

The group will study books that form us spiritually as we grow in confidence and accountability with one another. In September, we will begin “Finding Darwin’s God” by Kenneth R. Miller.