When Bishop Ben Chamness was interred in Rehobeth Cemetery outside Carthage, Texas, it was a homecoming of sorts. There, in the "beautiful space surrounded by woods," he laid to rest with his parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and so many members of the small Texas community who shaped him into the man and leader he became.
One cannot experience the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Seasons without noticing the recurring themes of journey and migration. Mary and Joseph were uprooted from their home and forced to journey to another town when the Roman government demanded a census of its Jewish subjects.
Today, art is everywhere at St. Paul’s Houston. It dances in ballet slippers in the Fine Arts Program for preschoolers. It lifts its brushes in worship as local artist Ibraim Nascimento Santos creates art to the liturgical rhythms of worship, praise, the reading of the Word, and prayer.
TMF (formerly Heartspring Methodist Foundation) and the Texas Conference are co-sponsoring seminars for clergy and church staff or laity participating in the financial management of the local church. Register now for February seminars in Tyler and Houston.
The Department of Spiritual Care and Education at Houston Methodist Hospital will offer a five session training course for new lay ministers in March 2019. Lay Ministers are gifted men and women from many different faith communities in the metropolitan area who commit to serve a minimum of one day a week for 2-4hrs on a consistent basis.
Our Ignite retreats are designed to have something spiritually sparked! It could be through fervent worship, rekindled relationships, Christian community, or fun-filled fellowship. These weekends are for 7th-12th grade students and their adult chaperones.