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St. Luke's United Methodist Church Gethsemane At 6856 Bellaire Blvd.


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Does anybody here attend the church in reference? It is now United, but when I was baptised there it was pretty basic. I noticed a building in the area of the former playground where we played. I was baptised in 1970. Was in MYF and sang in the chior. I have so many memories connected to this church.

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Does anybody here attend the church in reference? It is now United, but when I was baptised there it was pretty basic. I noticed a building in the area of the former playground where we played. I was baptised in 1970. Was in MYF and sang in the chior. I have so many memories connected to this church.

My only experience in this church is attending regular Boy Scout meetings in the Activity Building behind the church and also doing an over-night camp out on the lot behind the church with the Boy Scouts. All in the late 70's. A good friend of mine also was married in that church in the mid-80's. I had always attended the nearby Sharpstown Baptsit Church.

Have you seen the "large" mosque that is behind the Gethsemane church now? You can see maybe 50 to 100 or so men outside attending their daily prayers.

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My only experience in this church is attending regular Boy Scout meetings in the Activity Building behind the church and also doing an over-night camp out on the lot behind the church with the Boy Scouts. All in the late 70's. A good friend of mine also was married in that church in the mid-80's. I had always attended the nearby Sharpstown Baptsit Church.

Have you seen the "large" mosque that is behind the Gethsemane church now? You can see maybe 50 to 100 or so men outside attending their daily prayers.

I haven't been by there in years. Need to check out the additions.

If you went to scout meetings there in the 70's, you probably knew my brother and my father (one of the old crabs). My brother and I went to Sutton, Jane Long, & Sharpstown High so we were right there in that area.

Been to the Baptist Church there too. It's been years though.

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Does anybody here attend the church in reference? It is now United, but when I was baptised there it was pretty basic. I noticed a building in the area of the former playground where we played. I was baptised in 1970. Was in MYF and sang in the chior. I have so many memories connected to this church.

Oh man - my memory IS failing me! Gethsemane IS where I knew you from! I went there from - well I don't know - since before I have memories until I left for college. But I'm still very connected because of my Mom and Dad...now just Dad. If you take time to look at it (this being an architectural forum!) - it really is a beautiful church too. All of us girls dreaded the thought of trying to decorate the place when we got married because we thought it was ugly. But fortunately by the time I DID get married I came to appreciate it's style. Kind of Frank Lloyd Wright...ish? I was glad that the organist suggested I use the original candlesticks on the altar. The architect designed them specifically to go with the church. I love that turquoise, orange and brown church!

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Gethsemane IS where I knew you from! I went there from - well I don't know - since before I have memories until I left for college.

It's funny now, but it wasn't then: Paul Hernandez and I went to Astroworld with the MYF. While we were there, something struck us to begin spitting over the side of cable car that crossed over the park. When we landed, we were surrounded by security and escorted to the main office. They called our moms and they had to come pick us up from the park. We were literally kicked out of Astroworld on an MYF outing! Oh man! Dumb things that kids do......

I didn't get too much involved with MYF after that. I was embarrassed about what we did. Funny!

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Does anybody here attend the church in reference? It is now United, but when I was baptised there it was pretty basic. I noticed a building in the area of the former playground where we played. I was baptised in 1970. Was in MYF and sang in the chior. I have so many memories connected to this church.

Isn't that right down from St. Paul Presbyterian? Used to play basketball there after they rebuilt the courts.

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We were literally kicked out of Astroworld on an MYF outing! Oh man! Dumb things that kids do......

There were plenty of MYFers that did dumber! I wish that hadn't kept you away. I remember one time we were having a "lock-in" and a few of us sneaked away to the church sanctuary and decided to have "Disco Church." So we flashed the lights off and on really fast to look like a strobe...how sacrilegious could we get?! The church has those huge windows that face Bellaire and the Fire Dept guys saw the flashing lights and called the cops. The MYF leader awoke to find 3 of us with our arms spread against the church wall and a cop pointing a gun at us! Dumb at the time - but funny to remember. :)

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There were plenty of MYFers that did dumber! I wish that hadn't kept you away. I

Well, first of all my brother and Dad were doing Scouts there in the Activities Center. Then again, I was a Campfire Girl from 1972-1983, and the church knew us all. Again, stupid things that kids do......I must have been a teenager because my son is acting just like I used to back then, lol.

Hey, do you remember Shed, Shay? My mind is going first. Shadrack? :blush:

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Well, first of all my brother and Dad were doing Scouts there in the Activities Center. Then again, I was a Campfire Girl from 1972-1983, and the church knew us all. Again, stupid things that kids do......I must have been a teenager because my son is acting just like I used to back then, lol.

Hey, do you remember Shed, Shay? My mind is going first. Shadrack? :blush:

Ha! Shed was correct. I remember him well. I just emailed him tonight because I heard a familiar voice on Channel 2 News and came into the room and re-wound the DVR - sure enough it was his Dad doing one of those "man on the street" interviews. He's one of those people I'll always be friends with.

Hey have you heard this! It's my favorite Public Service Announcement!

http://www.enviromedia.com/MP3/TCEQ_stormdrain.mp3

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Ha! Shed was correct. I remember him well. I just emailed him tonight because I heard a familiar voice on Channel 2 News and came into the room and re-wound the DVR - sure enough it was his Dad doing one of those "man on the street" interviews. He's one of those people I'll always be friends with.

Hey have you heard this! It's my favorite Public Service Announcement!

http://www.enviromedia.com/MP3/TCEQ_stormdrain.mp3

Call me crazy, but I don't remember who Shed's dad is. That's cool that you both keep in touch. I am still in touch with Julie Murphy as well. Do you remember her? I got her involved in MYF in junior high I think.

Also, cool Public Service Announcement. No I haven't heard that until now. Thanks, that's great !

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It's funny now, but it wasn't then: Paul Hernandez and I went to Astroworld with the MYF. While we were there, something struck us to begin spitting over the side of cable car that crossed over the park. When we landed, we were surrounded by security and escorted to the main office. They called our moms and they had to come pick us up from the park. We were literally kicked out of Astroworld on an MYF outing! Oh man! Dumb things that kids do......

I didn't get too much involved with MYF after that. I was embarrassed about what we did. Funny!

Okay, I've had to come out of lurkerdom for this. I stumbled on all of these Sharpstown threads after my brother sent me links to them since we both wax a bit nostalgic for the old days in Sharpstown. Now I'm reading this thread and had to post since I graduated in '83 from SHS, went to Long and even attended MYF at Gethsemane during the Jr. high years. I remember Paul and the Astroworld incident, the funky sanctuary and even Shed, although the memories are pretty foggy in this 41 year old brain. Just wanted to say "hi" and tell you guys how much I've enjoyed reading all of your posts. You've brought back a lot of great memories!

Oh and I wouldn't worry too much about the Astroworld incident. Like Apollopride said, way stupider things were done in MYF/church youth groups. My cousin and I would take turns attending each others youth groups when we spent the night at each other's houses and her youth group at her Baptist church out in Alief was way wilder than I remember MYF. Kids will be kids, I guess. :rolleyes:

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