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St. George Orthodox Christian Church
5311 Mercer Street | Houston, Texas 77005 | (713) 665-5252
Welcome

St. George Orthodox Christian Church is a community where the Holy Trinity - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - are worshiped and preached. We are the continuation of the Church founded by Jesus Christ.  We maintain the True Faith and Holy Tradition handed down from generation to generation from the time of the Apostles.

2019 Stewardship Drive

"Freely you have received, freely give." Matthew 10:8

THANK YOU to all those who have submitted their 2019 pledge forms.

Did you know?

  • We have only received 247 pledge forms year to date?
  • We have over 960 families/adults that call St. George their home?
  • It costs almost $2400 a day to operate St. George?
  • We are a vibrant community blessed with exceptional leadership?
  • We have around 30 ministries?
  • Stewardship dollars also go towards charitable giving in our community and beyond?
  • There is a place for everyone to get involved?
  • We have 2019 goals of receiving 400 pledge forms?
  • We have a 2019 stewardship financial goal of $1 million?
  • We need everyone to help reach this goal?
  • With everyone’s participation, we can grow our ministries and outreach?

 

STEP 1: COMPLETE A PLEDGE FORM: 
All Church members are asked to prayerfully complete their 2019 pledge as soon as possible. Please consider raising your pledge/stewardship so that we can continue to grow our ministries. NOTE: Pledges from 2018 will not automatically roll over. Kindly return your pledge by: mailing, handing it to the church office, placing in collection tray or put in the Pledge Box. The 2019 Pledge Form is also available on mySTGEORGE. Help us operate and build our Church Ministries and Programs. 
 
To read a letter mailed out to the St. George parish on November 1, please click here.
To learn more about Stewardship, please click here.
To complete your 2019 Pledge commitment online click here.
 
 
STEP 2: BEGIN PAYMENTS TOWARDS YOUR 2019 PLEDGE:
Payments towards fulfilling your 2019 pledge can be made any of the following ways: (1) mail (2) church tray (3) online one-time credit card/debit card or bank account payments or (4) online repeating gift credit card/debit card or bank account payment. If paying by check, please note "Pledge" in the memo line. Should you need help setting up your payment options, please call the church office for assistance. 
 
To make a payment towards your 2019 Pledge commitment online click here.

Calendar

Sunday Divine Liturgy Streamed Live

Click here to watch the Divine Liturgy Live Stream every Sunday morning at 10a via Facebook.

Previous Live Stream Services are saved on the St. George Houston Facebook page under the "Video" section.

Previous Gospel Readings & Sermons are saved on the St. George website here.

St. George Smartphone App

Download our "My Church by echurch" app from the app store (St. George keyword is “SGOCC APP”) or text “SGOCC APP” to 77977.  If you need sign up assistance, see Eddy in the Hall after Liturgy.

Click here to create your login to mySTGEORGE.

Click here for instructions.

Upcoming Events


CAMP ST. RAPHAEL REGISTRATION OPEN

Visit www.campstraphael.org to register. There will be groups going from Houston all three sessions, St. George will officially be attending 2nd Session (July 7-13).


OCF (COLLEGE) CAMPUS LUNCHES

12:30p Thursday (2/21) at St. Thomas’s Crooker Center.


FAMILY CAMP

February 15-18.  You have heard about your child’s wonderful experience at Camp St. Raphael in the summer, NOW it’s time for You to SHARE the experience!  Cost is $400/family; includes lodging and all meals at Kaiserhof Retreat Center (22610 Tuwa Road, Tomball, TX 77375).  To register, please contact St. Anthony Church Office (281-251-6000) or franthonybaba@gmail.com.  Registration form available here.


COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE & BBQ

Friday, February 22.  Doors open at 7p, dinner at 8p. Tickets are $20 for adults and $6 for children. Please contact Julia Mekdessi for questions or more info (jewelfmk@aol.com or 832-282-9322). Hosted by YAM.


ST. MICHAEL BEAUMONT 120TH ANNIVERSARY WITH METROPOLITAN JOSEPH

February 23, 2019.  5:00p Hierarchical Vespers followed by 6:30p Gala Banquet at Holiday Inn & Suites Beaumont Plaza (3950 I-10 S. Walden Road, Beaumont, TX).  Book your hotel before February 20 for special rates.  For more information please click here.  Please register with Ms. Tammy Haddad (tammyhaddad@sbcglobal.net or 409-790-1980).


MEDICARE BRIEFING

Are you approaching 65 years young or know someone who is? You may be facing major changes in your healthcare choices. Since we pass this way only once in our lifetime, some professional assistance is helpful to navigate the process. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall on February 27 after Vespers (approximately 7p) to discuss Transitioning to Medicare and other healthcare or insurance related issues. The meeting is for information only; there will be no product sales. Questions? Contact Al Nahas 281-565-6474.


ST. GEORGE TEA PARTY

1p Saturday, March 2.  Sold out.  For more information please call Basma Dwairy (281-731-0618).


TEEN SOYO & YAM SOCCER TOURNAMENT

March 29-31, first annual soccer tournament hosted in Dallas, TX. See Chris Al-Dehneh for more details and to create a teen team.


SCHOLARSHIP

Graduating high school seniors, Harry & Florence Khouri Scholarship application is available. DOWAMA will select one winner for this college scholarship. April 30th is the deadline, please see Chris if you would like an application.


FOOD PANTRY

Many thanks to the students, parents and teachers who brought food for “First Sunday.” Your participation in stocking the food pantry is deeply appreciated. The next “First Sunday” is March 3.


MOCK BIBLE BOWL

Sunday, May 5 after church, there will be a Bible Bowl competition for all church organizations.  A team consists of three members. Start studying Saint Paul's Letters now.  Please see Chris for any questions or to register your team.


THE WORD MAGAZINE

The Antiochian Archdiocese of North America issues a monthly magazine called The Word.  To receive this magazine in the mail, you must be current in your membership at St. George.  The Word Magazine is also available online at http://ww1.antiochian.org/theword. 

News


AXIOS! FR. GEORGE KATRIB

VIDEOS FEATURING AIDAN HART AND THE SANCTUARY MOSAIC ICONS

The St. George Communications Committee conducted (2) 5 minute interviews with world renowned Iconographer Aidan Hart, featuring and explaining the Crucifixion and Resurrection Mosaic Icons at St. George Orthodox Christian Church.

To listen to Aidan speak about the Crucifixion Mosaic Icon, please click here.

To listen to Aidan speak about the Resurrection Mosaic Icon, please click here.


ST. GEORGE IN THE NEWS

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

The St. George Mosaics and Artist Aidan Hart were recently featured in an article for the Houston Chronicle.  To read the article, click here.

FOX 26

The St. George Mosaics and Artist Aidan Hart were recently featured by Fox 26 Houston in a story about our Sanctuary Mosaics. To watch the video, click here.


NEW MOSAICS INSTALLED

Artist Aidan Hart has recently installed two new mosaics.

 

 


MINISTRY TEAM SIGNUP

We have 30 Ministry Teams/Organizations at St George.  Each of them would welcome your commitment of Time and Talent. For more information or to sign up for one or more of these ministries, please visit the table Sunday after Liturgy, fill out the form online, or call the Church Office. 

To see the list of St. George ministries, please click here.

To sign up for one or more of these ministries, please click here.

 


MARRIAGE CROWNS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE BOOKSTORE

Marriage is one of the 7 Holy Sacraments of the Church, and the Wedding Crowns, or Crowns of Martyrdom, signify a Groom and Bride being crowned as the king and queen of a new family in faith with Christ.  The bookstore is pleased to announce that we now carry Wedding Crowns.

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