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Worship at a Glance

Sunday, September 21
15th Sunday after Pentecost

♦ Traditional Worship, Sanctuary
8:15, 9:30 & 11am: Rev. Tony Vinson

♦ Contemporary Worship, Wesley Center
9:30 & 11:00am - Rev. Kevin Johnson

♦ Servicio en Español, Wesley Center
1:45pm - Rev. Alberto Williams

Adult Sunday School Classes - 9:30 & 11am
Children’s and Youth Sunday School – 11am only
Childcare for Pre-K and under will be offered during both 9:30 and 11am worship hours

Acolytes - Traditional Worship
Sunday, September 21
Avery Williams
Haley Buschhorn
Nicholas Glaze


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Alpha Course - Christian Basics for Everyone - New Class starts September 17

New Fall Alpha Class! 
Starts Wednesday, September 17
6:30pm, Wesley Center/Flanders 429

    Whether you grew up a Christian or never set foot in Church, whether you are eighteen or eighty, whether you raise kids or raise cattle... Alpha is for everyone. Running in every setting from church to pub, Alpha is an opportunity to explore life's big questions in a friendly, honest, and informal environment. It is ten sessions and includes food, a video, and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts.  No pressure. No charge. Is Alpha for you? Try it, Wednesday, September 17, Wesley Center (Dinner begins at 6:30pm).
Alpha en español - para información de contacto Rev. Alberto Williams al 832-240-4915.
    Alpha Course - Christian Basics for Everyone (Fall 2014); 6:30pm, Wednesdays, September 17 - November 18 (10 weeks); Wesley Center/Flanders 429; A $6 donation is requested for the delicious dinner to be served weekly. Make childcare requests on your reservation form.


Wednesday Night Dinner (Reservations Required) - Starts September 17

September 17 (reservations required)
Fall Schedule: September 17 until November 12
Dinner Served: 5:30-6:45pm, Wesley Center

Menu: Southern Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cornbread, Salad, PB& J and Banana Pudding!

Please place your reservation on the connect card or call the church office by
Monday, September 15. $7/adult (price change) and $3/child (12 & under); maximum $15/family.


Traditional Worship September Sermon Series

“Does the Bible Really Say That?”
Traditional Worship Sermon Series

September 21 - “Everything Happens For a Reason” (Romans 8:28-39)
more dates coming in October...

Texas-Style "Comfort Food" Cook-Off - Friday, September 19

Texas-Style “Comfort Food” Cook-off

Benefitting Family Promise of Clear Creek (FPCC)
Friday, September 19, 7-9pm, Wesley Center

$20/adults, $5/kids (5 & up)
[ website ]

    The 13 Host Churches of FPCC invite you to feast on a huge selection of “comfort foods” while enjoying the music and dancing to a live country band from Pearland. Sample foods from all the entries and vote for your favorite. A trophy will be awarded to the table with the most votes.
    Connect Groups are encouraged to sign up for a table. Volunteers are also needed, Call Donna Clark, 832-932-5291, to enter the contest or to volunteer.
    FPCC provides a safe environment that includes shelter, meals, hospitality and support services to aid in the search for employment and permanent housing.


Servant's Heart Appreciation and Interest Dinner - Sunday, September 21

Sunday, September 21
6:30pm, Wesley Center

Come fellowship and enjoy a meal as we gather around to celebrate the servant’s heart we practice together as a church family. For more information contact Laura Campbell at 832-240-4911 or


​Singles to the Alley Theatre – Sunday, October 5 (RSVP by 9/22)

Singles are Going to the Alley - Sunday, October 5
RSVP - Sunday, September 22

The Singles are going to the Alley Theatre (at UH’s Wortham) on Sunday, October 5, matinee to see  Dracula. Cost: $17. After the 11am service we’ll have lunch in Fellowship Hall and then get on the church bus to go. Last day to purchase tickets is Sunday, September 22. Call Charlotte Holmquest at 281-326-2736 if you have questions.


Encounter (Youth Group) - Sunday Nights, 6-8pm

Encounter (Youth Group)
6-8pm, Fellowship Hall & Great Hall
Food ($3), Fun & Faith

Snack Supper will be held in the Fellowship Hall, followed by Encounter (Youth Group) in the Great Hall.


Heritage Sunday - Rev. John Stephenson preaching, Sunday, September 28

“Heritage Sundays” 
Sunday, September 28
Rev. John Stephenson

preaching at 9:30am in Contemporary Worship
and 11am in Traditional Worship Services

Celebrating 50 Years
on the 4th Sunday of each month



Student Connect Groups

The purpose of Connect Groups is to live out our church’s vision of clearly demonstrating the love of Christ in a small group setting. The students will be building relationships with each other while engaging in creative activities, praying together and learning how scripture applies to their daily lives. Through these groups, our hope is that students become disciples who are clearly marked by prayer, presence, giving, service, witness and growth.

Sunday AM Connect Groups
Our Sunday AM Connect Groups meet together in the Great Hall at 11am. After a time together with icebreakers, announcements and a little craziness, Students split into their Connect Groups: 6th/7th/8th graders, 9th/10th graders and 11th/12th graders.

Midweek Connect Groups
Our Midweek Connect Groups are a place where students can grow in their faith surrounded by an intentional and consistent community. These communities delve deep into scripture and topics that are impacting student's daily lives.
Intermediate Mid-Week Connect Groups
Our Intermediate School Connect Group meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this Connect Group, please email for more information.
High School Mid-Week Connect Groups
Our High School Connect Group meets on Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this Connect Group, please email for more information.


The Pumpkin Patch Is Coming... Volunteers Needed!

The Pumpkins Are Coming! Volunteers Needed!
First delivery: Sunday, October 5
4pm; Hot Dog Supper afterwards
Second delivery: Sunday, October 19

     The Pumpkin Patch will soon appear, and we are in need of helpers of all ages and abilities. The pumpkins arrive Sunday, October 5 and Sunday, October 19. Both deliveries are scheduled for 4pm. Dinner will be served to all volunteers following both deliveries.
     The more volunteers, the faster the unloading. We have wagons for the heavier pumpkins and create “passing lines” for all other pumpkins. We will have “Sign-up” sheets in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays, September 14, 21, and 28 from 9am to 12:30pm.
     School-age students needing “service-hours” for school organizations are encouraged to assist with one or both unloadings, The Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18, and for daily work in “the patch”.
     For more information, please contact Ginger Frasier at 713-412-2104 or


God and Family - Sign Up Online! Starts Sunday, October 5

God and Family Sign Up
[ click to register ]

     All Fifth Grade boys and girls and a parent are invited to join us beginning Sunday, October 5, 6-7pm in Flanders 422 to begin the God and Family program.
     The God and Family program is designed to help youth understand the importance of family and God’s role in a healthy family. The cost of this program is $20, which covers the price of the student workbook.
     This program is officially recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, Camp Fire USA, and the Girl Scouts of the USA as the religious awards program for youth in our church. Youth in those organizations are particularly encouraged to attend. Questions? call Annette Johnson at 832-240-4716 or email for more information.


​Fall Studies and Connect Opportunities - Sign Up on Sundays!

Fall Studies and Connect Opportunities:
Find yourself going deeper in scriptural teaching this Fall. 

[ click to REGISTER for any classes below ]

Disciple: Invitation to the Old Testament 
Thursdays, 10am-12pm, Flanders 423
led by Rev. Tony Vinson
Start Date: September 4-October 23

When Christians Get it Wrong by Adam Hamilton
Mondays, 1-2pm, Flanders 422
led by Rev. Harold Travis
Start Date: September 8 - October 20

The Way by Adam Hamilton
Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Flanders 423
led by Darlene Biggers at
Start date: September 8

I Believe Something by Rev. Elizabeth Moreau
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Flanders 422
led by Rev. Tony Vinson
Start Date: September 17 - October 29

Beth Moore Women’s Bible Study
Mondays, 9:30-11:30am, Flanders 420/421
led by Joyce Snyder
Start date: September 29 - December 8

Other Weekly Connect Groups
There are several Connect groups that meet in homes. Please contact for individualized recommendations. 

More details on studies will be available at the sign up tables in the Fellowship Hall and Wesley Center on Sundays. If you miss sign-ups or are interested in a late joining date. Contact Laura with interest in joining or launching groups at
Disciple - Seeking Other Willing Teachers
Disciple is a good way to work your way through the Bible at a great depth and understanding, amongst others whom can help guide and discuss insight and historical grounding. Walk the story of God this Fall!

Other Opportunities:
You can find information on the following classes in the other areas of the church website (click below):

* Alpha Course (short-term Bible study) - Sept. 17-Nov. 18
    Led by Rev. Kevin Johnson


Blood Drive - Sunday, September 21

The next blood drive at Clear Lake UMC will be Sunday, September 21, 8:30am-1pm in the Donor Coach. Sign up online by visiting and using 4399 as the sponsor code.

Give the gift of life! 


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