Weekday Offerings

Download the Spring 2015 Education Offerings and Program Guide (PDF)


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. (Starts Jan. 12.)


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. It involves four years of study of the Old and New Testament, church history, and Christian theology. Though no new students will be enrolled in the spring, anyone interested in future classes can visit www.texas-efm.org for more information.

Compassionate Cultivation Training

6:45–8:45 p.m., McGehee Conference Room

Compassion Cultivation Training is a program created by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists and neuroscientists at the Stanford School of Medicine to help develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. Contact Canon Betty Adam to register. (Meets Jan. 6 to March 3.)


Childcare is available at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings for children three months through four years old (Jones Building Room 101) and age five through 10 (Lighthouse Classroom).

Women’s Bible Study

9:30–11 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room

Gather for sincere and truthful conversation on the appointed scripture readings for the following Sunday. With questions for reflection each week, journals are encouraged. Download the current lesson.

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 are welcome, regardless of their level of fluency with the language. (Starts Jan. 21.)

Cathedral 20s & 30s

6:30–8 p.m., Mellinger Room

In the spring, the group will read from and discuss the Book of Judges. We will also venture out to various Houston hotspots and hear the life stories of a few members of the group.

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 and are available in the Cathedral Bookstore. All are welcome. (Meets Feb. 4, April 1, and May 20.)

Miroslav Volf: A Spiritual Journey

6:30–8 p.m., Jeffers Conference Room

Miroslav Volf, a native Croatian writing in the wake of the Yugoslavian wars, is a celebrated theologian of God’s self-giving love. This class with Canon Betty Adam will focus on Volf’s spiritual journey and his reflections on how to live in harmony and peace. (Meets Jan. 21 through Feb. 11.)

Praying with Giants

6:30–8 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room

Lay a good foundation for a new discipline of prayer by exploring Gary Neal Hansen’s “Kneeling with Giants” with Canon Art Callaham. This short study will include conversation about and experimentation with several significant prayer practices. (Meets Jan. 21 through Feb. 11.)

Talkin’ ’bout a Resurrection

6:30–8 p.m., Jeffers Conference Room

Join the Rev. Ed Stein during the Great Fifty Days of Easter for a scripture-based study of the Resurrection. (Meets April 15 through May 20.)

Pilgrim’s Progress

6:30–8 p.m., Dean’s Conference Room

Canon Art Callaham will lead an in-depth study of John Bunyan’s masterwork — generally thought to be the second-most popular book (after the Bible) in English Christianity. (Meets April 15 through May 20.)

Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series

12–1 p.m., Cathedral; 6:30–8 p.m., Sanders Hall

This five-part Lenten series features the Rev. Juanita Rasmus (Feb. 25), Miroslav Volf (March 4), the Very Rev. Kate Moorehead (March 11), Brother Geoffrey Tristram (March 18), and the Rev. Will Willimon (March 25). Each session offers two components — a noonday prayer service with a lecture and also an evening conversation.


Women’s Lunch Study Group

12–1 p.m., Jeffers Conference Room

Led by Canon Glenice Robinson-Como, this offering will focus on topics chosen by the group during the first sessions. All women are welcome to attend. (Starts Jan. 13.)

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 Jan. 8.)


Men’s Early Morning Study Group

(Second and fourth Fridays) 7–8 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room

Beginning in January, we will read and discuss “Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life” by Philip Simmons. January would be a good time to join, since we are beginning a new book.