There is an Ordinary Life Happy Hour on Saturday, October 20. Please come and take advantage of this time to meet and visit with other Ordinary Life attendees. Bring a food to share and a beverage of your choice. The location is the home of Sarah Pollack and Timothy
2653 Glen Haven Blvd
Houston, TX 77025
Folks - this is a “special presentation” happy hour for July 4th, hosted by Joe and Gail Adams. Their home is very close to Buffalo Bayou and within easy walking distance to see the July 4 fireworks.
Because the fireworks start late (about 9:30 - after dark), this happy hour party will begin at 8 PM, then folks will walk over the Buffalo Bayou to watch the fireworks.
As always please bring a beverage of your choice and an appetizer to share.
Joe and Gail Adams
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/KFasKvxgiK9tjnhu9
Michael Morwood, author of numerous books inclulding “In Memory of Jesus,” “It’s Time,” “God is Near” and “Is Jesus God?” will speak on Monday evening, June 3. He will be in Fondren Hall in the Jones Building on the Campus of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Morwood is at the forefront of spiritual teachers who are allowing their thinking and teaching to be reformed by insights from the area that is often referred to as “the new cosmology.”
We are very fortunate to be able to have him, even if for so brief a time. There is no charge for this event, which is sponsored by The Kerley Endowment. There is also no registration procress so we encourage those wishing to attend this event to arrive early.
A group will gather to look at the SPUMC children’s Sunday school curriculum, facilitated by Linda Renz. It will start at 1pm to accommodate the Lenten Recital.
Hosted by Congregation Emanu El and Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, this promises to be a great talk. it is free, but you must sign up via the EmanuEl website. His talk is titled “Working across Faiths to Develop Moral & Social Change.” He is a winner of a 2018 MacArthur Genius grant, founder of Moral Mondays Civil Rights Protest, Leads the National Poor People’s Campaign, and was the speaker for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
When immigrants arrived in Houston, one of the most diverse cities in the United States, their faith often offered solace in an unfamiliar land. New arrivals to the city on the bayou erected places of worship, not only to preserve belief, but to provide a sense of community and identity, and to share resources.
On this tour, journey to explore sacred spaces that maintain the ancient practices of Greek Orthodox Christians, the mysticism of Hare Krishna Hindus, and universal ideals of Daoists and Buddhists. All are a testimony to the incredible richness of belief in our city. YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:
Free parking in Cathedral garage
Tour guides at each site
Lunch at the Hare Krishna Temple
The opportunity to participate in ritual at the Buddhist temple
Tickets: $55. Prepaid Reservation only
Tickets available in the following ways:
Phone – 713.364.6344
Paypal – paypal.me/houstonarchaeology
Informational Brochure here.
The Beloved Community
Table for Six is an event organized by St. Paul’s Health Ministry to facilitate conversation around new community health initiatives in Houston. Table for Six takes place over lunch and creates space for in depth questions and answers with a variety of experts in the field of community health.
Learn more about each of our experts to choose which professional and table you would like to have lunch.
Carraba’s on Kirby
Cost: $40 per person
More information: http://www.stpaulshouston.org/health
Michael Dowd will be the next Kerley Endowment Speaker. His presentation is called:
“The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness”
Awakening to Grief, Gratitude, and Inspired Action
His Saturday morning lecture will focus on REALITY 101: The Great Story as Deep Time Wisdom, and the afternoon will be about LEGACY101: Honoring Reality and Living Purposefully. Sunday morning at 9:45 he plans to talk to us about ECO-THEISM: The Death and Resurrection of Religion. There are close to 50 spots left to attend. Please join us as this promises to be an engaging and thought provoking encounter.
To learn more about this amazing speaker, click here.
To watch a video on a TED Talk that summarizes what he will be talking about, click here.
Registration for this event now open. Like the event with Ilia Delio, this event will "sell out." To register, click here.
The "Ordinary Women of the Day" are hosting a special luncheon on November 8, titled "Family Reunion - Meeting Our Cousins 1,000 Times Removed". The group has invited a number of Jewish and Muslim friends to join our Ordinary Life members in a wide ranging discussion featuring Moses, Jesus, and Mohammad. Bring food to share and join in a large group discussion that will break into smaller facilitated discussion groups.
Rob Landes, always a popular performer and entertainer, has agreed to perform in concert at St. Paul's on Sunday, October 21 at 4 p.m. Rob has performed frequently at St. Paul's both as organist and pianist. This will be a benefit fund raiser for Michael Dowd's appearance in November.
Rob made his "debut" on the Art Linkletter "House Party" program at the age of four.
A native Houstonian, his playing has taken him from the United States and Canada, to Norway and many parts of Europe. Landes is widely known as a pianist, organist, harpist, arranger, conductor and published composer. He has done musical arrangements for Liza Minnelli and Marilyn Maye. He conducted the Count Basie Orchestra and the Buddy Rich Band in concert with Marilyn Maye in one of Rich's last concerts. His credits and accomplishments are extensive. You will want to plan to attend this performance.
Please mark a special spot on your calendar to hear Michael Lerner speak at Ordinary Life on Sunday, October 14.
Michael has titled his talk -
“KIND HEARTS, PEACEFUL MINDS, SKILLFUL HANDS”
Living lives of service in the Anthropocene, or Human Centered Age
Wind, rain and fire -- the earth is changing. How do we live lives of service in this new world? What does the perennial philosophy of the ancient traditions have to offer us?
God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water but the fire next time --
You better find a home in the rock, don't you see.
~From an African-American spiritual
Michael Lerner is the author of “Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional Therapies”, and the founder of Commonweal, a California based center for health and healing, art and education, and environment and justice.
Michael leads the Commonweal Cancer Help Program and is co-founder of Healing Circles, a learning community with the purpose of making deep intentional healing accessible around the world.
He formerly taught Psychology and politics at Yale University and received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship for contributions to public health.
To view the brochure about Michael Lerner’s talk, click here.
Brown Bag Lunch
Build Community Of Women Within Ordinary Life
To Have Meaningful Conversations About Topics Relevant to Our Spiritual Journey
Put Faith Into Action By Sponsoring/Implementing Community Service Projects
We will meet in Room 204 in the Jones Building
Conversation around a YouTube Video of Pema Chodron's book, "When Things Fall Apart." Led by Lynn Schroth.
Our class will gather for lunch together right after class in Fondren Hall. Please sign up if you plan to come so we make sure to get enough food!
There is no charge for this. It is a time for getting to know others who attend Ordinary Life and to build community.