Sunday, August 15, 2010


One thing I love the most about the Heights is the amazing sense of community. Of all the definitions Merriam-Webster gives for "community," this is the one I feel is most like the Heights:

c : an interacting population of various kinds of individuals in a common location

You see, we do more than just live around each other. We interact. You can see this definition of community every minute of every day- when strangers say "Good morning" walking Heights Boulevard, chatting with local business owners, random conversations while eating at a neighborhood restaurant. We are also "various kinds of individuals" and in our diverse neighborhood, some have more than others. Nothing is a bigger representation of "community" than people reaching out and helping others.

A small consortium of social service organizations wants to engage the community and see what we can do to continue to build it. Heights Interfaith Ministry, Wesley Community Center, San Jose Clinic, and All Saints Third Age Learning Center, all in the Heights, are having a panel on Wednesday, September 8 to discuss what they are doing to serve our neighborhood and how we, as community members, can help.

These organizations hope presenting what they are doing in the Heights will highlight where the need is and encourage community members to further strengthen our neighborhood by finding a way to help.

Dinner will be provided 5:30- 6:30 pm and Panelists will make a short presentation starting at 6:30 pm. Childcare will be available, with donations will be accepted for the meal and sitting services, going to the 4 community organizations.

This will be an amazing way to learn about the various avenues to help others within the Houston Heights from a panel of representatives from four organizations dedicated to serving this community.

  • Sponsored by the United Methodist Women of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 600 Pecore, Houston, Tx 77009.
  • Reservations please - 713-861-3104.

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