At the Table With
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

At the Table With

At the Table With is an imaginative + intimate dining experience where artists of various disciplines collaborate to host a table where each guest engages the arts in a new way, as well as cultivate new relationships with friends + strangers around good food, art + conversation.

Each dinner will be a different art experience curated by the Holy Family Artist-in-Resident, Lanecia Rouse Tinsley, This first one will debut 5 of the new abstract oil + cold wax paintings we commissioned from her. The evening will be a night rich with abstract forms, color + textures-- from the art on view, to the sounds by Antoine, to food prepared and plated by Chef Willet. Each course will feature an artist talk by collaborating artists and an opportunity for guests to engage in conversation with Lanecia about the art and creative process.

Our hope is that guests leave the table having created a shared memory of beauty, delight, creativity and meaningful connections with others in our city.

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Membership Interest Dinner
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Membership Interest Dinner

Have you been thinking about becoming a member of Holy Family HTX? You’re not alone! Come have an amazing dinner on us. We’ll talk about the church and give you a chance to ask anything you’ve been wondering about Holy Family. We do ask that you make a reservation since there are limited seats.

*This event is for adults only. If you need assistance with childcare, we can help offset childcare costs.

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Membership Interest Dinner
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Membership Interest Dinner

Have you been thinking about becoming a member of Holy Family HTX? You’re not alone! Come have an amazing dinner on us. We’ll talk about the church and give you a chance to ask anything you’ve been wondering about Holy Family. We do ask that you make a reservation since there are limited seats.

*This event is for adults only. If you need assistance with childcare, we can help offset childcare costs.

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Membership Interest Dinner
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Membership Interest Dinner

Have you been thinking about becoming a member of Holy Family HTX? You’re not alone! Come have an amazing dinner on us. We’ll talk about the church and give you a chance to ask anything you’ve been wondering about Holy Family. We do ask that you make a reservation since there are limited seats.

*This event is for adults only. If you need assistance with childcare, we can help offset childcare costs.

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Making the Invisible Known
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Making the Invisible Known

An Introduction to Abstract Expressionism
Painting Workshop with Lanecia Rouse Tinsley

In this workshop we will enter into a creative process of self expression to reveal what lies within us through introspection and directing the energies of our exploration upon the canvas. We will use acrylic paint, paper, found objects, and unconventional tools to create works that are emotive, unique, and alive. We will pull upon techniques and processes that bear some of the distinct characteristics of Abstract Expressionism.

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Art + City Meetup
Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Art + City Meetup

Join us for another season of Holy Family Art + City Meetups curated by Jeremy Hamilton-Arnold.
Jeremy has curated a new line up for us to engage with artists(re)claiming space.

Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors @ The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Meet at 6:30pm at the MFAH's Happy Hour for food truck food and drinks (non-alcoholic beverages in addition to alcoholic) and introduction before heading in to The Visitors around 7:30pm.

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Topos & Tacos
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Topos & Tacos

Join us at the Breeze Family home (5026 Stillbrooke Dr.) as we gather to support the students and staff of Yellowstone Academy with a school supply donation drive! We will also feast on delicious tacos and enjoy the bubbly goodness of Topo Chico. Bring your donations, a lawn chair/blanket, and a big appetite as we close out the summer together.

These are items on the Yellowstone wish list, but feel free to bring whatever items you can. Supplies are needed throughout the year, so all donations are welcomed.

  • Crayola 24 Count Crayons (6-Pack)

  • College Ruled Loose Leaf Filler Paper, 11 x 8.5 inch

  • BIC Brite Liner Highlighter, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors

  • 24 Pack Math Protractor Semicircle Plastic Protractors 180 Degrees for Angle Measurement Ruler Goniometer, 6 inches, Clear

  • 12 Inch Standard/Metric Rulers (Clear)

  • Five Star Reinforced Filler Paper, Graph Ruled, 11" x 8 1/2"

  • Wood Cased #2 Pencils

For questions or info about the event, please contact Zach McKenzie via e-mail. If you'd like to learn more about Yellowstone Academy, chat with Tommy Parker on Sunday or at the event!

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Film Screening: SANTUARIO a documentary short by Christine Delp & Pilar Timpane
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Film Screening: SANTUARIO a documentary short by Christine Delp & Pilar Timpane

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SANTUARIO is a documentary short that intimately follows Juana Luz Tobar Ortega as she takes sanctuary at a North Carolina church to evade a deportation sentence. 

LOCATION
The Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer
500 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002

FREE PARKING
Choose a non-reserved space in the parking garage at 511 San Jacinto, and bring your parking ticket with you for validation. We’re one block west at the corner of 500 Fannin. Our front door faces Praire.

In 2018, SANTUARIO won the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at New Orleans Film Festival 2018 and is now Academy-award qualified. We premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival 2018 in the Documentary Short Film Competition, 1 of 5 in the program. We will be announcing upcoming festivals and speaking engagements around the country. In Spring 2019, we will have a U.S. broadcast in the ReelSouth/PBS Season 4 lineup. The film was 1 of 4 Women in Film Finishing Fund/ Stella Artois 2019 grantees for films that focus on social change.

SANTUARIO was the winner of the Tribeca Film Institute IF/Then American South pitch at New Orleans Film Festival 2017 and has also received funding from Women in Film, Fledgling Fund, The Southern Documentary Fund, and Footcandle Film Society. Our fiscal sponsor is the Southern Documentary Fund. We have been invited to conferences, speaking engagements (Allied Media, Skidmore College MDOCS, SXSW '19, Women in Film x Stella Artois at Sundance), and work-in-progress screenings. SANTUARIO was also a part of the IDFA Docs For Sale Market. We are working now closely with Working Films and the Fledgling Fund to develop an action-oriented outreach strategy to accompany the film as a tool for social change. 

This film is a story of migration, but the main themes of family and home are universal. Our artistic direction is led by the power of Juana's prayers and her faith, and centers on her and her family's experience. There is no easy resolution or clear end in sight. Our short documentary features an ongoing and important story of community, family, and everyday resistance in a fraught immigration climate. 

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Coffee & Chow Fun
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Coffee & Chow Fun

Join us at the Greenway Coffee Roastery in East Downtown (1302 Telephone Rd. Houston, TX 77023) for this summer’s second service project as a church. We will be preparing health packs to donate to SEARCH Homeless Services. The packs will be distributed to clients via the SEARCH medical team. The organization pursues a mission of providing hope, creating opportunity and transforming lives.

We will start assembling health packs close to 6pm so be sure to be on time if you want to participate.


We will also enjoy a delicious meal catered by RiceBox, sipping on Greenway Coffee and more! Come to serve, stay to party. It's going to be a blast, so be sure to bring your friends and we'll see you there!

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As It Is In Heaven: a Holy Family Film Series curated by Bearden Coleman
Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

As It Is In Heaven: a Holy Family Film Series curated by Bearden Coleman

From Bearden:
Lately I’ve been thinking about films that reflect what it means to in live in (and through) the struggles of this world, this flesh—in other words, the Present, the Now—while holding onto hope of eternal promises. Each of these four films startle, comfort, and convict me in singular ways. I hope you find something here among the light and shadow to do the same for you.
Wings of Desire (1987) in German, French, and English with subtitles
Wim Wenders’s film about an angel longing to be human challenges us to see the goodness of the eternal in the current moment and the transient—in cups of coffee with cigarettes, in the color of graffitied walls, and even in the taste of one’s own blood in one’s mouth.
Stalker (1979) in Russian with subtitles
Director Andrei Tarkovsky is the film-school patron saint of spiritual and metaphysical heft (and “Serious,” capital S, cinema). Stalker raises the question: if you were offered a chance to go into room where your deepest desires would be met, would you go through that door? What would the things you most treasure reveal about your heart?
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999) in Persian with subtitles
Abbas Kiarostami’s poignant film considers how our rush to embrace technology and its promise of human advancement is often at odds with ritual and a slower way of life necessary for human and spiritual connection.
35 Shots of Rum (2008) in French and German with subtitles
Claire Denis’s graceful film finds a place where relationships (familial and otherwise) are sensuous, earthy, and ethereal. In other words, 35 Shots of Rum is a little bit of heaven and little bit of earth for 140 minutes. This also has the best use of Commodores’ “Night Shift” in any movie, ever.

Register for the event here.

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Why Episcopal?
Jul
6
9:30 AM09:30

Why Episcopal?

As we begin our new journey with the Episcopal Church in the The Episcopal Diocese of Texas we want to offer a workshop to help us explore the vision, values, gifts, and story of The Episcopal Church with some new friends from The Episcopal Family. Take 30 seconds and sign up now!
RSVP is a must (https://holyfamilyhtx.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/257802) and we are offering to help offset your childcare costs.

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Pride March
Jun
22
3:00 PM15:00

Pride March

We will join with other sisters, brothers, and siblings from the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement in the Diocese of Texas and march in this year’s Pride Parade!

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019!
We will start from Parade Position #109 on Allen Parkway. Float will be in position at 3:45 PM!

* Pride Committee may change exact location of our Float, so we will keep you up to date on Instagram stories & Facebook.
** For your convenience Park at Trinity Episcopal in Midtown (1015 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004) and ride free shuttle one way to Parade.
Float will drop you back at Trinity after Parade.
Last shuttle out to Parade 6:45 PM.
We will celebrate a Traditional Street Eucharist at 7:00 PM.
(Allen Parkway, exact location on Allen Pkwy TBA after the truck is in place)

Be hydrated and wear comfy clothes for the hot weather!

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Fajitas & Pops
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Fajitas & Pops

Join us on Saturday, June 8 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Breeze home for a service project where we will be writing letters of encouragement to the women and children served by the Star of Hope Mission, an organization that empowers, shelters and aids people experiencing homelessness. The organization's website explains that these letters do wonders in boosting the spirits of the recipients. 
Afterward, we will also enjoy fajitas catered by the amazing Little Kitchen HTX, popsicles, yard games and more! Come to serve, stay to party. It's going to be a blast, so be sure to bring your friends and we'll see you there!  Please RSVP here.

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Summer Course: Evolution of Theology
May
20
to Aug 26

Summer Course: Evolution of Theology

Theological ideas don’t fall out of the sky. Maybe you grew up being told that something about God was “just the way it is” only to later discover that other Christians thought something totally different. This course will chronologically track major theological discussions 100 years at a time in order to learn the context and development of the Church’s theological conversations. We’ll focus on the ideas, the players, the places, and the powers at work in the living discourse called Christian Theology.

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Intersection: Last Viewing
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Intersection: Last Viewing

Curated by Lanecia Rouse Tinsley, Holy Family HTX Artist-in-Residence and featuring ten works of art by the Holy Family Artists' Collective": Dana Caldera, Bearden Coleman, Sierra Estes, Jeremy Hamilton-Arnold, Jessi Lane, Deji Osinulu, Candice Robinson, Shannon Schaefer, Jessica Wilson, Astrid Yeager.

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Intersection: Artists' Talk
May
1
6:30 PM18:30

Intersection: Artists' Talk

Curated by Lanecia Rouse Tinsley, Holy Family HTX Artist-in-Residence and featuring ten works of art by the Holy Family Artists' Collective": Dana Caldera, Bearden Coleman, Sierra Estes, Jeremy Hamilton-Arnold, Jessi Lane, Deji Osinulu, Candice Robinson, Shannon Schaefer, Jessica Wilson, Astrid Yeager.

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Listening Session
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Listening Session

Let's gather at Melissa Cox Macklin's home on Saturday, March 30 at 6 pm. If you'd like to come and share your input and thoughts on how you'd like to see Holy Family move forward from the UMCGC2019, please come and share.

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Building Trust + Belonging: a Community Canvas Workshop
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Building Trust + Belonging: a Community Canvas Workshop

This workshop is designed for practitioners who are building communities in their daily life and to provide a space for an interactive conversation to meet peers and learn from each other. The workshop can also be valuable for people who are considering building communities and want to better understand the basics.

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Ash Wednesday
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday

A liturgy exploring the fragility of life, the inevitability of death, and the delicacy of humanity. We will receive ashes in the shape of a cross on our foreheads or hands–that can be removed at any time.

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