the holiday season is sometimes joyful and sometimes painful. We’re joining together with neighboring faith communities on the longest night of the year, the winter solstice, for a beautiful service of light in the midst of darkness. It’s a time when we can honestly express our grief, our struggle, and be reminded of hope in community. It’s a night of prayer, music, blessing, and healing.
come as you are, to marvel at the wonder of God born among us. It’s an evening of sacred story, told through a no-fuss, no-rehearsal, come-and-jump-in “pageant.” It’s candles and singing and community. You can dress your kids up if you want, or come in your holiday PJ’s. You can bring your grandparents, or your buddy from the bar. We’ll have light snacks and drinks to enjoy during worship.
We're supporting our partners with Montrose Grace Place by participating in an afternoon of fun!
Saturday, Dec. 8th
Compete as a team to decorate the best Gingerbread House or come as spectator. There will be celebrity judges, prizes, festive food and drink, and a great silent auction. Earlybird rates have tickets for a team of three at only $30, additional team members (2 per team only) are $15 each! Our goal is to have two teams from +KINDRED competing.
Gather a team and register at montrosegraceplace.org
Since the early 1980s, an estimated 36 million people have died
from AIDS-related illnesses. Houston has the most people living
with HIV/AIDS in Texas, a reality with vast consequences.
Join us for a World AIDS Day Observance at Legacy's Montrose location. Pastor Ashley will offer the invocation and there will be a brief program with guest speakers, followed by a walking candlelight vigil.
Join us Saturday afternoon as we hang the greens, decorate the tree, and deck the halls to prepare our sacred space for the anticipatory season of Advent. Enjoy seasonal snacks and treats, festive music, and make your own Advent calendar for your home.
Get your tickets HERE.
Don't miss the childcare add-on option.
Maybe you're a Game of Thrones super-fan, maybe you know nothing about Jon Snow, maybe you just love a party where the theme is just so extra...
You're sure to have a great time for a great cause.
You can count on delicious dining, riveting entertainment and games, a performance by the Mother of DRAG(ons) and costumes galore. Come join us in our medieval banquet hall for a chance to claim the Iron Throne!
All God’s critters got a place in the choir…even the creepy crawly ones. Our animals are important to us and they are a source of blessing in our lives. It is an ancient tradition to offer prayers of thanks and care for them. Bring your precious critter (or a picture of them…or come dressed up as one) to practice this ritual of blessing.
Every once in a while we need the chance as a community to just hang out and share something fun. This is true especially before the hustle of fall begins to takeover again.
Join us on:
August 18th, 2-4 PM
at Emancipation Park
End of Summer Pool Party
Entrance to the pool is free!
There's a great shallow end and beach entry for young kids and an awesome water slide for the bigger kids.
Bring a towel and sunscreen.
RSVP on Facebook, and/or use the event page to invite friends!
As a church, we have something to say about the dignity of people.
Our national church body gathers leaders together to respond to the timely concerns of our culture. These teams engage in deep study and communal listening to author a document that would serve as a guide to our faithful reflection and action as a whole church. Often, this takes place over an evolution of several years! Recently, such a team has worked diligently and drafted a statement on Women and Justice. They are seeking feedback on this work as it will be voted on at our National ELCA Assembly next summer.
We're hosting a forum to reflect on these words and take note of the suggestions and edits that the Spirit has given our community to offer. Join us for a thoughtful discussion of how God calls the church to care for and advocate with all women.
People of all genders are welcome to participate.
Please RSVP on our Facebook Event so we can be sure to have sufficient resources available.
While pre-reading isn't REQUIRED, it will certainly enhance our time together. You can read the full draft statement here.
If you have to limit your reading, we suggest you focus on the first 10 pages which serve as a highlight to the rest of the document.
Let's have fun together! Join KINDRED for a relaxed evening out at Miller Outdoor Theater as we enjoy the show for free from the lawn. The show that night is called "All Shook Up," featuring popular tunes from the 50's. The Show starts at 8:15, but come early to make sure you find our spot and have time to enjoy a little picnic-ing. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic dinner/snacks, blankets.
WE ARE TAKING SPACE. WE ARE TAKING TIME. WE ARE TAKING CARE OF OURSELVES.
Join dynamic leaders, Rozella Haydee White, Jeneé 'Jai' Pierre Raven, Jennifer Deleon, and Pastor Ashley Dellagiacoma for an evening of refreshing conversation with other young women that will inspire you to love yourself better. Enjoy refreshments and time to relax. Bring a friend.
Good Friday is a day mysteriously called “good” in the midst of pain and injustice. For centuries, pilgrims have followed the physical and spiritual path of a wandering Jew named Jesus that reaches its tipping point on this day.
A special exhibition of local artists will present their own renditions of the moments along the journey. Poets will express the depths of this juxtaposition. Enjoy light fare and a cash bar during this limited showing.
This event is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 6:30PM
Every Wednesday - engage the season of Lent through prayer, motion, and reflection. Registration is required for Yoga, but the conversation afterwards is free and anyone is welcome whether or not you attend the yoga session.
Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, Mar. 21
Trained Yoga Instructor and Priest, Rev. Gena Davis will connect you with the promise Jesus made, "The Kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:21)
Register by e-mail to YogaMassAwakening@gmail.com
Immediately following, we'll walk over to Campesino Coffeehouse for conversation. We’ll discuss the larger theme of the evening so you don’t have to attend the yoga session to be a part. The conversation is free, but register early for the best deal on Yoga.
DINNER CHURCH does MARDI GRAS for a celebration of our 2nd Year as a community.
We're having gumbo, king cake, beads, and blessings! This isn't just a chance to pat ourselves on the back, but is just as much about celebrating our neighbors and neighborhood. Think of it as a block party! All are welcome to come and enjoy!
Bring your parade shoes....just in case.
Create your new year intention and create the NEW YOU!
Yoga Nidra is an ancient, sleep-based guided meditation that effortlessly quiets the mind and allows the body deep restoration while using intention to consciously choose the direction you want your life to go.
Space is limited
Reserve your space! by e-mail at YogaMassAwakening@gmail.com
We will be led by GENA DAVIS
Amrit Yoga Nidra certified
YTT 500 hour, spiritual director, author
and Episcopal priest
Join Rozella Haydée White, the owner of RHW Consulting and KINDRED for an evening of reflection and creation! Crafting vision boards is a popular way to set your intentions for the upcoming year. This is not about making resolutions. We will help you focus on what you want to feel and then lead your through a process of creating a vision that brings your feelings to life!
Tickets start at $10 per person for Early Bird registration through December 27, 2017. Tickets then go up to $15 per person until registration ends on January 7, 2018. We are also offering great deals on four pack ticket purchases!
Childcare is provided by KINDRED.
Our first annual gingerbread house competition was such a hit, we've decided to do it again this year! With the incomparable Duckie DuJour MCing the event, a panel of guest judges will select a first, second, and third prize winner! Create a team to build a house, participate in our baked goods auction, or just come enjoy the fun!
Gingerbread Houses and accouterments will be provided. Bring your favorite decorations or purchase additional decorations the day of the event from our elves!
Get Your Tickets at http://www.montrosegraceplace.org/events.html
Taize is a meditative style of worship that comes to us from a beautiful monastery in France. We're joining together with Canvas and others to offer a night of hope and healing.
This Saturday Service will be an evening of peace, meditation, candles, and simple songs for a weary city.
We bake bread each week to sell at market and support the work of the church. In this special evening edition of baking you get to learn our secrets without that 6AM alarm clock.
The whole community is welcome to come and learn to bake a simple bread recipe with just 4 ingredients.
We'll get to taste test with local jams and goodies, and the loaves we make will go to support the community.
Our animal companions hold a special place in our hearts and in God’s creation. We celebrate the holy relationship between people and pets as we gather at the park for a brief order of blessing. Neighbors and friends are welcome!
All kinds of animals are welcome. That’s right, we’re talking gerbils, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and fur babies…just make sure their safe on a leash or in a carrier. If your animal isn't a traveler, you can bring a picture!
What is truth? Where does it come from? Is your truth the same as mine? How can we even know what is true in a world full of alternative facts and fake news? Are there any absolutes?
Join young adults from all over Houston as we sip free craft beer, eat free food, and listen to a panel of pastors from several area churches tackle this issue, followed by a large-format discussion where you text in questions for them to answer!
For your Free Ticket, register here.
Theology on Tap is a bi-monthly gathering of Houston young adults (20's & 30's) who discuss theological concepts over free craft beer. Our leadership is comprised of pastors and lay leaders from 6 different churches and multiple denominations. For more information, check us out here: https://www.facebook.com/TheologyonTapHouston/
+KINDRED and CANVAS are joining forces to put on a concert featuring several local bands in a show that will help provide services for sex workers and victims of human trafficking.
JULY 29TH @ 6 PM
Enjoy a night of good music, engaging speakers, yummy food as our sanctuary turn concert venue. This event is totally open to the public, so bring a friend. Learn more at http://www.thelanding.org/
Want to help provide food or serve as a host for the evening? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP and INVITE OTHERS via Facebook
it's a little taste of the weekend on a Wednesday night.
On May 31 AT 6:30PM, we'll set up tables on the front porch of the church building, pull out a few yard games and enjoy an evening together al fresco. We'll use our KINDRED Kitchen bread and pick up some deli meat and spreads to and make some sandwiches. You can add some fruit or chips or bring a game to share. Oh, and friends are welcome too. Yay for patio weather!
Houston resettles more refugees than any other American city. You're invited for a meal with local leaders to learn about refugees and to raise awareness and funding to support their welcome. Enjoy Syrian cuisine and experienced insight that can connect headlines and statistics with human stories. You'll also get to hear about ways you can directly get involved with as little as an allen wrench or that rusty bicycle in your garage...
Register at https://salaamsupper.eventbrite.com/
It's time to partay. We've had an amazing first year and are loving life in the Montrose, so we just have to celebrate. This is for all our incredible neighbors, friends from far and wide, and everyone else who needs a good excuse to revel (but this is Montrose, do we even really need an excuse?).
There's gonna be delicious gumbo, authentic king cake, bayou music, crafts for the kids and beads galore.
We're hosting the TransTastic art show comprised of artists on the trans/gnc/genderfluid spectrum. (As anything other than cisgender.)
This will be a fundraiser for the Trans LACH, TransForm Houston and Montrose Grace Place.
We are asking for a $5 donation from each attendee.
If you want to show your art fill out this form! https://goo.gl/forms/utkhwo8uWbXoZWm63
Join #ResistHouston folks as we create signs to use for upcoming protests, marches and rallies! We know that this will be a long journey and we want to have some fun while we resist!
Please bring a poster board and any arts and crafts materials that you can. We will have limited supplies available. There is parking on site and for those who are interested in keeping the party going, we will head to Axelrad afterwards.
We look forward to connecting!
MLK Day of Service is on January 16, 2017. We hope you all will join us once again in transforming this national holiday into a “day on, not a day off” meant to turn Dr. King’s teachings into a day of action across the country, and to deepen our commitment and connection to those in our community who are too often at its margins.
One such challenge is homelessness among LGBTQ youth as well as non-LGBTQ, at-risk youth. HRC along with Tony’s Place, Montrose Grace Place, and Open Gate invite you to partner with us on a service project benefiting homeless and at-risk youth in your community, including LGBTQ youth.
How can YOU make a difference?
By donating items and volunteering your time.
Follow the link to learn more.