Dinner & Discussion


Dinner & Discussion


All are welcome! Dinner & Discussion on Friday, March 10, will feature Brian Greene, President and CEO of Houston Food Bank as our special guest. Mr. Greene came to the Houston Food Bank in 2005. Since that time, the Food Bank has grown to be the largest food bank in the world, providing hunger relief in 18 southeast Texas counties. In addition to food distribution, the Houston Food Bank also prepares nutritious hot meals for kids in their state-of-the-art kitchen. Please join us to learn more about Mr. Greene's journey and what the future looks like for our amazing food bank. This Dinner & Discussion event will be held at the home of Jeanine Baker and George Sayre. Come at 7 PM and bring a dish to share with about six people, plus $3 each to cover beverage costs. If you have any questions, contact Joan Baird Glover at 346-444-6096 or  .


Dinner & Discussion

For more than 40 years, Palmer parishioners have gathered together to build relationships, enjoy delicious potluck dinners, and learn about current thought-provoking topics.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dinner & Discussion moved from individuals' homes to an online format for two years. In May 2022 Dinner & Discussion was able to return to its original format.

Many stimulating and interesting issues, selected by parishioners, were presented in recent years. These included: U.S. Healthcare World Ranking, Texas Politics, Palmer's Fisk Organ & Organist, Buffalo Bayou Park, U.S. Immigration policy, and much more.

For additional information about upcoming events during 2022-2023, contact any member of the Dinner & Discussion planning committee: Don Tobin, Betty Key, Ken Alexander, Joan Baird Glover.

Dinner & Discussion – 2021-2022

Although restricted to Zoom gatherings during most of 2021-2022, Dinner & Discussion presented many engaging topics and speakers. Below is a list of the informative events that took place during the season –

September 2021 –
Introduction of Palmer’s Curate and Deacon:  Ryan Hawthorne and Jack Karn
Interviewed by the Reverend Neil Willard

October 2021 –
Precision Medicine: Enabling new cancer treatments
Speaker:  Dr. Peter Gascoyne / UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

November 2021 –
Palmer’s Property Development Task Force
Speakers:  The Rev. Neil Willard, Rector and David Robinson, Sr. Warden

January 2022 –
Prison Entrepreneurship Program
Speaker:  Al Massey, Executive Relations Manager

February 2022 –
2022 Politics & Elections in Texas and the U.S.
Speaker:  Professor Mark Jones, Rice University

March 2022 –
Ukraine & Russia: Historical relationship and overview of current conflict
Speaker:  Professor Ric Stoll, Rice University

May 2022 –
U.S. Immigration: Past and current policies, issues and challenges
Speaker:  Charles C. Foster, Immigration Attorney