Weird Church Words series at St. Stephen’s
The November worship series, “Weird Church Words,” continues this Sunday, Nov. 18, at the 8:30 a.m. Celebration Service and the 11 a.m. Traditional Service. This series focuses on the history and reasons behind the elements of worship, and why they matter.
Following the 11 a.m. service on Nov. 18, “Feast!” will be held at Cottonwood, 3422 N Shepherd Dr. “Feast!” is a fun fellowship event held on the third Sunday of the month at a family-friendly restaurant in the area. All are welcome.
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.
Post-Thanksgiving dinner at St. Matthew’s
St. Matthew’s will host a Post-Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23 (or until food runs out). This is a great opportunity for those with no family or a way to come and be part of the St. Matthew’s family. The meal is free and will consist of turkey with all the trimmings, and plenty of desserts and drinks.
St. Matthew’s offers a wide variety of activities including Sunday School at 9:17 a.m., worship at 10:17 a.m. Other activities include the quilters, knitters and crochet group, exercise class, Weight Watchers, Boy and Girl Scouts, Youth Choir, a fabulous Chancel Choir and Pipe Organ.
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church is located at 4300 N. Shepherd Dr. Call 713-697-0671 or visit www.stmatthewsmethodist.org for information.
Christmas concert at St. James Lutheran
St. James Lutheran Church, 1602 W 43rd St., will hold a Christmas concert Dec. 1. Come and enjoy the sounds of the season with popular Christmas songs, hymns, and carols. Performances include Houston Symphony musicians. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. consisting of tamales, rice and beans for $10. The free concert begins at 7 p.m.
For information, call 713-686-1577.
Christmas program at First Church Heights
The senior event will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 27. The program is “Adult Protective Services.”
A Christmas program will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 7, in the sanctuary. The Donna Davis Talk Show, is a play written and performed by church members. The event is free and the community is welcome.
First Church Heights is located at 201 E. 9th St. Call 713-861-3102 for information.
Upcoming December events at Vineyard Church of Houston
The Vineyard Church of Houston, 1035 E. 11th St., announces three upcoming events in December. AD Players will perform two plays Dec. 16. They will present “Improv in a Pear Tree.” They will also perform “The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe,” at 6 p.m., followed by a Christmas party. There will be a 6 p.m. candlelight service on Christmas Eve.
For information, call 713-869-9070 or visit houstonvineyard.org.
Women’s Bible Study Group meets at the YMCA
The Women’s Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the Harriet and Joe Foster YMCA, 1234 W. 34th St.
The new Bible study will be the Parables of Jesus, six in depth studies connecting the Bible to life.
There will be Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Guests and new members are welcome to attend this non-denominational Bible study.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or call 713-516-4282.
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.
Faith-based community garden in need of volunteers
Beauty’s Community Garden, 3201 Airline, is a faith based community garden in need of volunteers. Work days are Mondays and Saturdays and in return volunteers get paid with vegetables from the garden.
Also featured are free gardening classes the first Saturday of every month. Volunteers are needed to teach the gardening class.
Call 832-910-8261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Visitors welcome at Heights Christian Church
Heights Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 1706 Heights Blvd., is a friendly, small congregation. If one is looking for a church home, it is recommended to come visit on the second Sunday of each month, which is fellowship Sunday. A meal is served in the fellowship hall, and is a good way to become acquainted.
For information, call 713-861-0016, or visit www.hcchouston.org.
Donations needed at Pathways Food Pantry
The Pathways Food Pantry is open from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Food donations are always welcome. Present needs are peanut butter and muffin mixes.
Pathways Presbyterian Church is located at 5900 Pinemont Dr. Call 281-300-5129 or visit www.pathwayshouston.org for information.
Free meal program for seniors at NAM
Northwest Assistance Ministries welcomes seniors for a free hot meal and fun. Meals are served on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 15555 Kuykendahl.
A two-day advance reservation is required for each meal. To qualify for the program, residents must be at least 60 years of age and live in Harris County.
Call 281-885-4619 for information.
Grace UMC accepting donations for food bank
The food bank at Grace United Methodist Church, 1245 Heights Blvd., feeds more than 3,000 families per year and is accepting non perishable food donations. The Grace UMC food bank works in conjunction with the Souper Bowl of Caring.
For information, call 713-862-8883 or visit www.graceintheheights.us.