Jun
11
to Jun 13

Kids Camp 2019

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Come join us for our annual Kids Camp! Pre-K (ages 3-5) and Elementary aged (Kinder- 5th grade) children are invited to join us at our beautiful West Side campus!

Our theme this year revolves around stars, galaxies, and constellations. We will be learning about why God made the stars and what He can teach us through space. Registration is free and includes a t-shirt! 

If you would like to make a donation to cover costs of kids camp and provide a free, positive, safe place for kids to make friends and experience the love of Jesus, use the link below.

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May
3
to May 5

2019 All Church Retreat

We invite you to join us for a weekend of rest and community at the Singing Hills campsite of the HEB Foundation Camp on the Frio River—one of the most beautiful and sacred spots in all of Texas! The five-hour drive is well worth the trip. The cost is $60 for adults (free for 12th grade and under), and will increase to $50 on April 1. Last year’s retreat was well attended, so act quickly to reserve your spot. Please fill out a registration form for each member of your family. 

For more information, check out our Retreat Packet!


Lifeguards needed for All Church Retreat 

Please reach out to paul@ecclesiahouston.org if you are available to help. 

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Apr
20
to Apr 21

Easter 2019

Join us for Easter Services! If you are interested in participating in Baptisms use the links below. 

West Side

325 Piney Point Rd

Saturday April 20 at 6 PM

Sunday April 21 at 8 AM & 10 AM

Downtown

1100 Elder St

Saturday April 20 at 5 PM

Sunday April 21 at 7 AM, 9 AM & 11 AM

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Apr
19
4:00 PM16:00

Good Friday

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On Good Friday we reflect upon the death of our Savior. We invite you into a unique and artful exploration of the road to Golgotha as we confront the suffering that Jesus bore on our behalf.

West Side

April 19 at 6 PM

Downtown

April 19 at 4 PM & 8 PM

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Maundy Thursday 

Join us for a time to gather in contemplation and remembrance of Jesus' last meal with His disciples. We will share in a brief liturgy, worship, and celebrate communion.

West Side

Thursday March 29 at 6 PM

Downtown

Thursday March 29 at 6 PM & 8 PM

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Apr
14
6:30 PM18:30

Open Door

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Join us Sunday, April 13th, from 6:30-8:00pm for Open Door, an opportunity for those who are new to the community to hear the story of Ecclesia, what we believe, and ways in which we feel God is leading us to participate in His movement of renewal.

This is a great chance to connect with others new to Ecclesia, to many of the Ecclesia Staff and discover ways to get involved. Dinner will be served, and childcare is provided. An RSVP is requested so we can plan for food and childcare needs. 

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Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Visio Divina at the Menil

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Join us at the Menil, for an afternoon of guided quiet and reflection. We will use the contemplative method of Visio Divina to engage with art. You are invited to take the space to notice how beauty draws you toward God and how you relate to God through beauty. There is also a lovely labyrinth within walking distance to enjoy.

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Mar
17
12:30 PM12:30

West Side St Patricks Day Potluck

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Join us for a St Patrick's Potluck at our West Side Campus after the 11 AM service!

Bring your best green (or spring) dish to share! We will also have fun some family activities planned!

Please select what food type you can bring during the registration process. 

Food types are Appetizers, Main Dish, Vegetable Dish, Fruit / Fruit Dish, Starch Side Dish, Dessert or Other.

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Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Harmony House BBQ

  • 1100 Elder Street Houston, TX, 77007 United States (map)
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On the third Saturday of each month, Ecclesia and our neighbors at Harmony House will be hosting our monthly BBQ at 1100 Elder beginning at 2pm. If you would like to show some love in the name of Jesus by contributing food, helping on the BBQ pit, or by organizing games, this is a perfect opportunity. Eat some brisket, have some fun, and stick around for the 5pm service. For more information and to serve please email: manuel@ecclesiahouston.org.

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Jan
19
to Jan 20

Baptisms

We believe that baptism is an important step in the life of all who follow Jesus. If you haven't been baptized and feel led to participate in this beautiful declaration of faith, we'd love to hear your story and answer any questions you may have.

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Jan
10
to Feb 8

Contemplative Experiential Prayer Group

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You are invited to join Spiritual Director Kate Houk for a 5-week journey to deepen your experience of prayer. This is an opportunity to: deepen your experience of God’s with-ness throughout the day; explore prayer practices that might be unfamiliar or new which you may integrate into your personal rhythm with God; find a safe space to explore and practice prayer; find a healthy, safe accountability in your prayer practice; and spend time in intentional reflection on your prayer practices, leading to growth of self- and God-awareness. Together we will explore contemplative rhythms and practices, including Recollection, Breath, Labyrinth, and Centering.

The group will meet in the Prayer Room at The Downtown Campus on Thursdays, Jan 10-Feb 7 from 6:30-8:30PM. Click below to get registered.

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Jan
8
to Feb 12

Ecclesia Premarital Course: Winter 2019

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As you prepare for marriage, we want to come alongside you to offer our support and guidance. Join us for a six-week series of classes facilitated by leaders and mentor couples in our community. Tuesday evenings, January 8 through February 12

We will be meeting in the Firefly Studio, which is where the elementary age students meet on the weekends. The course will meet from 6:30-8:00 pm and we will do our best to honor your time and end promptly at 8:00. Childcare is available.

We suggest a $40 donation per couple for course supplies. Register one person as "Suggested Donation" and the other as "Partner" to not be double-charged.

Scholarships are available if this creates a financial hardship

For all questions, and childcare needs, please contact Mike Yager: mike@ecclesiahouston.org

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Dec
24
2:00 PM14:00

Candle Light Services

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We're excited to gather as a family to celebrate the birth of Jesus! 

Join us on Monday December 24th at 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm, at our Downtown Campus for a Christmas message from Pastor Chris and worship by candlelight, or at our Westside Campus at 1pm, 3pm, and 7pm.

Come early for karaoke! 30 minutes prior to each service

The building will be closed both Christmas Day and the day after Christmas.

 

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Dec
21
9:00 AM09:00

HISD Coat Drive

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Ecclesia is partnering with HISD to bless homeless students with warmth and love. To do this well, we need donations and volunteers. Please bring new or gently used coats to Ecclesia by Sunday, December 16th.


Jackets Youth sizes 4T up to 16 are needed for girls and boys, neutral colors preferred. We need 100 volunteers on December 21st from 9-12 pm to help distribute the coats. Follow the link to sign up to volunteer at registration, serving food, or handing out coats.

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Turning Wine into Water 2018

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We hope you'll join us for Turning Wine Into Water, our yearly wine-tasting and auction, benefitting our efforts during the Advent season to join with the work that God is doing to bring clean water to our brothers and sisters around the globe. This is a beautiful opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors into that story, and help us raise a glass in gratitude and hope with great wine and great company. 

We are excited to tell you that our auction has gone mobile this year!
Ecclesia will be using HANDBID, a mobile silent auction platform
which allows you to bid from your smartphone.

If you have purchased a ticket for and are unable to attend on Friday December 14th please read through the following options:

1. Your ticket can be a part of your donation to Advent Conspiracy. 
2. You can gift your ticket to a friend and send them in your place.  
3. We are happy to refund your ticket. 

Please let us know what works best for you! You can email Kelly Sanchez

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Debt Free Dance Party

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Let’s Party!!!!

Join us for a party in celebration of Ecclesia being debt-free on our Elder campus. There will be live music (The Fab Five!), great bites, and terrific company. We’ll also be raising funds to bless our friends at Big Brothers Big Sisters to help them pay off their own building debt.

God continues to bless the life of our Ecclesia family, and all that happens at our downtown campus. After 6 years since our move from Taft Street, we are officially mortgage free! This means that your tithes and offerings will be doing even more to impact those in need in Houston, and around the world. We would not have reached this goal without the help of your prayers and generosity, and we want to celebrate this important milestone with a rocking dance party!

Details

Who: Anyone 21 and up - childcare not provided

When: Friday, October 19th, 7-10pm

Where: 1100 Elder

Ticket Price: Suggested donation of $20-50

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Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Weathering The Storm

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Weathering The Storm

Navigating Trauma in Community

 

One year ago, Hurricane Harvey met our region with unprecedented devastation, and trauma that for many still continues. The losses have been incalculable. However, we also have witnessed the resilience and compassion of our communities; the commitment to care for one another, to provide, and to rebuild all that has been lost. 

 

We know that this won’t be the last storm; literally or figuratively. Just as we have cared for one another in the midst of this assault from Mother Nature, how will we care for one another through the other storms that will inevitably arrive? 

 

Our friends, Dr. Dan Allender and Pastor Rachael Anne Clinton of The Allender Center at The Seattle School in Seattle, WA, will be offering a teaching and dialogue for all of those called into roles of care and leadership. We invite you to join us on Saturday, October 13th from 9am - 3pm (including an hour lunch-break). This event is an open invitation for you, your personal care networks, and your communities to gather with us. Dan and Rachael will offer vital language around the nature and ongoing effects of trauma, and our invitation into hope, transformation, and healing. Especially for those individuals and families directly affected by the storm, we believe that this content will be deeply beneficial and restorative. 

 

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Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Children Volunteer Training

  • 1100 Elder Street Houston, TX, 77007 United States (map)
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Calling all of our amazing Kid volunteers for a fun and informative Saturday Morning Training session. We will have delicious breakfast food, valuable information on how to care for our kids well, community, appreciation and we simply want to honor all of your hard work.

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Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Family Student Night

  • 1100 Elder Street Houston, TX, 77007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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A time for Families that have students to hear from our Ecclesia Student ministry. As well as having fun and eating great pizza, we will present our vision, events and goals for the rest of the year. We are excited to meet the families to pray and share this journey together.

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Sep
23
8:00 AM08:00

Blood Drive

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Ecclesia is hosting a blood drive through Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center on Sunday September 23rd from 8am - 2pm. Every 2 seconds someone needs a blood transfusion and in only 1 hour of your time you will save 3 lives. If you donate blood on Sunday at Elder you will get a pair of be a hero socks. Sign up for a time or if you have any questions feel free to reach out to kellysanchez@ecclesiahouston.org. 

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Sep
11
to Oct 16

Ecclesia Premarital Course: Fall 2018

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As you prepare for marriage, we want to come alongside you to offer our support and guidance. Join us for a six-week series of classes facilitated by leaders and mentor couples in our community. Tuesday evenings, September 11 through October 16

We will be meeting in the Firefly Studio, which is where the elementary age students meet on the weekends. The course will meet from 6:30-8:00 pm and we will do our best to honor your time and end promptly at 8:00. Childcare is available.

We suggest a $40 donation per couple for course supplies. Register one person as "Suggested Donation" and the other as "Partner" to not be double-charged.

Scholarships are available if this creates a financial hardship

For all questions, and childcare needs, please contact Mike Yager: mike@ecclesiahouston.org

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