Monthly pancake breakfast at St. Matthew’s
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church will host the monthly free pancake breakfast on Feb. 4, from 8:30-10 a.m., in the fellowship hall. Pancakes with all the trimmings will be served. The community is welcome to come and enjoy breakfast while meeting new friends and neighbors.
The Lydia Circle will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 4, in Room 107, before the 10 a.m. joint meeting with the Methodist Men.
St. Matthew’s welcomes anyone searching for a new church home. Young couples with children are especially encouraged to come and experience the Children’s Church during Sunday morning worship beginning at 9:30 a.m. A Wednesday evening prayer service offers an opportunity for those wishing to experience some quiet time, meditation and prayer from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the church parlor.
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church is located at 4300 N. Shepherd Dr. For information visit the website at www.stmatthewsmethodist.org or call 713-697-0671.
All Saints TALC spring semester begins
All Saints Third Age Learning Center (TALC), 215 E. 10th St., will begin its 2017 semester of classes Feb. 6. Late registration will take place the first week of the semester, Feb. 6-10.
TALC is celebrating its 30th anniversary of offering seniors in the community a variety of classes and activities. Some of the classes offered this semester will include Spanish, woodworking, stain glass, water color, computer, scrapbooking, Mah Jong, exercise and much more.
Seminars, birthday celebrations and special parties are held and all are welcome to attend the Valentine’s Day party on Feb. 14, with music by Big Ed and The Happy Band.
A full course hot lunch is available Monday through Friday at noon during the semester for a nominal fee of $2.
Call 713-248-1277 for information.
Dessert Extravaganza at St. Stephen’s
The annual Dessert Extravaganza will be held Feb. 11, beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for six sample-size dessert tastings, with additional “tastes” for $1 each. Bid on a favorite in the silent auction. Auction and tastings end at 3:30 p.m. Profits will benefit St. Stephen’s youth ministry.
A new GriefShare support group will meet weekly on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m., in Room 201. Each session includes a video teaching on grief recovery followed by small group discussion.
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church is located at 2003 W. 43rd St. For information, call 713-686-8241 or visit www.stsumc.org and the church’s Facebook page.
St. Rose Altar Guild to hold chocoholic games party
The St. Rose of Lima Altar Guild is hosting its annual Chocoholic Feast and Games night Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in the West Hall.
Tickets are $10 each and include a light dinner, door prize drawings, fun, games and desserts.
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Community is located at 3600 Brinkman. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-692-9123.
‘Alpha’ series at The Vineyard
For those interested in exploring the meaning of life, The Vineyard Church of Houston is hosting a series of 12 sessions titled “Alpha.” Alpha is a chance to find out more about the basics of Christian faith in a fun, relaxed setting. Food is provided, and there is no charge, no pressure and no follow-up. The series runs weekly from 7-9 p.m. through April 4. Three class times are available at two locations including the Heights and Medical Center areas. To register, visit www.houstonvineyard.org/alpha.
The Vineyard Church of Houston is located at 1035 E. 11th St., and is a multi-cultural Christian congregation. For information, visit www.houstonvineyard.org.
Men’s Scripture Sharing Group meets at the YMCA
The Men’s Scripture Sharing Group meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Harriet and Joe Foster YMCA, 1234 W. 34th St. There will be music, Bible study and fellowship. Guests and new members are welcome to attend this non-denominational Bible study. Email email@example.com for information.