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Bahamian National Youth Choir

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Palmer Church was privileged on Sunday to welcome the Bahamas National Youth Choir to its campus. The choir performed two beautiful, lively concerts in the Nave, both before and after the 10:00 service, and then joined parishioners for lunch in Parish Hall. The idea for the choir visit began...

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Palmer Place Series: Chapter 2, The Placement Team Connects People to Palmer Place Apartments

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When a family has a serious diagnosis that requires travel to Houston for specialized medical care, one of the first things they have to do is find a place to stay. Many of them call the Houston Church Apartment Ministry, which is housed at South Main Baptist church and staffed by volunteers...

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It Was Good That We Were Here

Posted by The Reverend David Wantland and Kathy Herrin on

“It is a good thing that we are here.” Those words which surround the Transfiguration Window in Palmer’s Nave echoed as a Muslim electrical engineer named Ali reminded a gathering of Christians and Muslims of the place of fasting with the Biblical tradition. “It is good...

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Palmer Place Series: Chapter 1

Posted by Susan Howard on

The Palmer Place Apartments Ministry provides safe, affordable and convenient housing for people who travel to Houston for advanced medical care. Achieving their mission requires agile team work and first-rate communication. The tasks vary widely and require a myriad of skills. And for 17 years...

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25 Years of the Palmer Golf Tournament

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It may not be the pinnacle of golf play, but the Palmer Men’s Bible Study Golf Tournament is a champion to ministries at Palmer that provide compassion and valuable resources to people in need. For 25 years, it has raised crucial funds for outreach ministry while drawing in parishioners...

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A Love Letter to the Palmer Holy Spokes

Posted by Torie Ludwin on

Last spring, my then 11-year-old son, Theo, and I went to the local bike shop for a quick bike repair. He saw a sign for the MS 150 and said, “Hey Mom, can we do that?” I pointed out that the ride was a week away, 150 miles long, and we were, hiding my relief, too late to sign up. He...

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Meet The Holy Spokes!

Posted by Jenn Macia & Sue Howard on

It’s that time of year again when the Palmer Church Holy Spokes head out of town with a cast of thousands to join the MS150 race from Houston to Austin. We will be part of the largest charity bike ride in North America, with 13,000 cyclists, 3,500 volunteers and countless spectators along...

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Why Keep Watch?

Posted by Danna Kurtin on

At Easter during the Gethsemane Vigil there is an opportunity to sign-up to keep “watch” for one hour as Jesus’ disciples were asked to do while Jesus prayed in the garden. This has become a very important practice as part of my Easter discipline because I feel this is...

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Serve Sunday: New Hope Housing

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Multi-generational participation in formation and outreach is a longstanding tradition in the life of the Palmer Church community. Children and parents gather every December to assemble Advent wreaths for the season, teens and grown-ups alike travel to Costa Rica to make needed repairs to...

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God Moment 2/20/18

Posted by Sherry and Randy Byrd on

While checking out at the grocery store, I discovered that their debit card system was down. I didn't have one dime of cash with me. The young lady behind me in line picked up my tab (over $11.00), and at first REFUSED to allow me to reimburse her. I insisted, though, and got her address...

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