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Children’s Choir Noted for Academic Improvement

Children’s Choir Noted for Academic Improvement

Written by Paulette E. Martin on

The children’s choir is fairly new. In August 2016, the Rev. Ed Gómez started to recruit students from nearby Park Place Elementary School. The church has a deep connection with the school as their first meeting place in 1923.

Enraizado en la comunidad

Enraizado en la comunidad

Written by Will Harrison on

El viaje a Manor desde Austin forma la ilusión de otra pequeña ciudad, ya que los campos abiertos y el cielo azul amenazan con acallar a los viajeros en un falso sentido de la verdadera identidad de Manor.

My Peace I Give You

My Peace I Give You

Written by Denise Treviño on

I’m going to tell you a story about loving the stranger among us. I was not prepared for what happened when I attended a conference called “Facing Race.” As I sorted through possible workshop topics, I decided on “Multiracial Movements for Black Lives.” Its purpose was to better ...

They All Come Home

They All Come Home

Written by The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart on

Anyone who has watched Ava DuVernay’s spirit-wrenching documentary on the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which is streaming on Netflix, has had to grasp the cruel reality that although the United States has a little less than 5 percent of the world’s population, we have behind the ...

All Hands on deck for Annual MS150

All Hands on deck for Annual MS150

Written by Carol E. Barnwell on

Twenty years ago, Pinky Wilson, a member of St. James’, LaGrange, began a ministry of hospitality to riders in the annual Houston-Austin MS150, through her position at the Jabboury Foundation, a Houston cancer research organization. Riders stop overnight in LaGrange during the two-day event, and ...

Choose Listening Over Echo Chamber

Choose Listening Over Echo Chamber

Written by The Very Rev. Barkley Thompson on

In the 1960s television sitcom “Get Smart,” at the most crucial moments of discernment and decision, Max, Agent 99, and the Chief would sit across a table and activate “the cone of silence.” The futuristic plexiglass cone would descend from the ceiling and envelop all the conversation ...

Veterans Move from Trauma to Hope

Veterans Move from Trauma to Hope

Written by The Rev. David Peters on

“I haven’t drawn anything—painted anything—since I was five,” said one of the men as he dipped his brush into the bright red paint. Around the table were veterans who had served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Desert Storm, Korea and Vietnam. They were there to create something from their ...

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