Upcoming Events


APRIL 10 – 16, 2016

Elder Dan Jones, Area Authority for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has encouraged members of the church to reach out and volunteer during Compassionate Houston Week April 10 – 16. Below are a few events still seeking volunteers in the Katy/nearby area. We invite you to volunteer for one of the events as we serve and help strengthen individuals and our community. Sign up is required. See link for each event.

Fri. Apr 15, 2pm- 4pm and Sat. Apr 16, 9 am-11am Sort food donations for Katy Christian Ministries, age 12 and older preferred, volunteers 12 – 13 years old need an adult to accompany them.
To sign up: https://www.justserve.org/project/details/?instanceId=75XZT4RF4R7G2WV7ZXV8

Sat. Apr 16, 1pm – 4 pm Walk and Bike at Brookwood Community. Family friendly!
Sign up to volunteer. Limited space.

Sat. Apr 16, 8am – Special Olympics Track and Field Meet hosted by Katy Stake YM/YW. See ward YM/YW leaders for details. Katy Stake YM/YW ages 12 –18.

Sat. Apr 16, 8am- 12:30pm – Tree Planting At Paul D. Rushing Park 9114 Katy Hockley Cut off at Hwy 290.
Must sign up in advance to help.
Call Stephen DuBois, Landscaper 713-295-8320 work, 713-459-3981 cell; sdubois@hctx.net.

Apr. 16-17 – BP MS 150 Bike Ride Houston to Austin. Volunteers needed along the route to support the riders.
Register at https://www.justserve.org/

Refugee Assistance
Help Interfaith Ministries as they assist refugees settling in the greater Houston area.

Check https://www.justserve.org/ for many other volunteer listings and Just Serve.

Questions??? Contact Steve or Sue Feil, Katy Stake Public Affairs Community Service Specialists at ssfeil@swbell.net or 281-578-5047.

World Wide Sing-Along!

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform Handel’s Messiah on Good Friday, March 25, 2016 as a way to celebrate the birth, life, death and resurrection of Christ during the Easter weekend. The choir will be joined by a full orchestra and four soloists from the Metropolitan Opera, This concert will be held in the Tabernacle on Temple Square and the last time they performed this sacred work in 2014, the tickets sold out in 7 minutes! This time the Mormon Tabernacle Choir chose to find a way that more can enjoy this beautiful concert and will be live streaming the concert on March 25, 2016 as a world-wide sing-along celebration of the life of our Savior.

You can watch the concert at home if you like, (http://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah.html), but it will also be available to watch live streaming at the Katy Stake Center that same evening. The pre-concert feed will begin at 8:00 pm and the full concert will follow at 8:30 pm and will last over 2 hours. Words to these sacred songs will be provided and the audience will be invited to sing along with the choir.

If you would like to learn more about the history of Handel’s Messiah, there is a great summary listed here:

Meet the Mormons

Last month we received a powerful message from Elder David A. Bednar imploring us to “sweep the earth” with authentic and uplifting messages through social media.
“I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth—messages that are authentic, edifying, and praiseworthy—and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood.”
—Elder David A. Bednar
He also announced the October 10th release of the documentary feature produced by the church“Meet the Mormons.” As he said, “This movie is one additional way members can share their beliefs with family and friends in a simple and effective way.”
October is quickly approaching and I wanted to share some information from the church about the movie so that you can use your own social media channels to get the word out to your friends and family members.
The new full-length feature film Meet the Mormons examines the diverse lives of six devout members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Filmed on location across the globe, Meet the Mormons takes viewers on a journey into the day-to-day realities of individuals living in the U.S., Costa Rica, Nepal and beyond. From their individual passions to their daily struggles, each story paints a picture as rich and unique as the next while challenging the stereotypes that surround the Mormon faith.
Meet the Mormons will hit theaters in the U.S. October 10, 2014. It is currently only coming to one theater in our area, but you can go HERE to request for the film to be shown even closer!
Meet the Mormons is a project created by the First Presidency. The primary purpose of this film is to show the diverse collection of people from around the world who make up the Church. We hope their stories will help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ brings joy and peace. We also hope viewers will gain a greater understanding of the richness and diversity of our faith.
The film will appear in more than 100 theaters across the United States beginning on October 10th, 2014 and all proceeds from the film will go to The American Red Cross.
When posting information about the movie on our own social media, it is a great opportunity for us to express how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has transformed our lives by bringing us closer to Christ. We can let friends know that not all Mormons are just like you or me, or common Mormon stereotypes. Members of the Church come from many different backgrounds, cultures and experiences.
The official trailer…

I will be posting the trailer again along with a simple message about the film that will be easy to share with others later today on Facebook and encourage everyone to help get the word out about the movie.
Visit http://meetthemormons.com/ for even more information and ideas!

Stake Conference Schedule, August 2014

Here is everything you need to know about this weekend’s conference…

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

A quick reminder from the Stake Presidency of the Katy Texas Stake that our stake conference, with a visiting authority Elder J. Romeo Villarreal, is this weekend.

Here are the details again:

Stake Conference begins on Saturday, Aug 9th with our priesthood leadership meeting from 3 to 5 PM at the Katy Stake Center. Those that should attend: Stake PEC members, Bishoprics/Branch Presidencies, Clerks and Assistant Clerks, Executive Secretaries and Assistants, HPGLs and Assistants, EQP and counselors, Ward Mission Leaders, YM Presidencies, and SS Presidencies.

The Saturday evening session will then be from 6 to 8 PM at the stake center. We have been asked again to have all adults and all youth ages 12 to 18 attend this session. We recognize that many families in our stake who have young children typically use the youth from our stake as their babysitters–and that those youth will not be available on Saturday since they’ll be attending stake conference. We are thus making some special arrangements so that babysitting concerns do not prevent anyone from attending. Here are the details:

We strongly encourage families with young children to identify a babysitter on their own so that they can attend the Saturday session and be able to focus fully on the important messages that will be shared.
For any who are unable to find a babysitter, we will have the Relief Society and Primary rooms at the Stake Center set up so that those with young children can still see and hear the Saturday evening session.
We will also broadcast the Sat evening session to the Longenbaugh and Drexel buildings. The session will be shown in the Chapel and the Relief Society and Primary Rooms, so that parents can be with their young children and still hear the messages. Again, wherever possible, we strongly encourage our members to join us in person at the Katy Stake Center for the Saturday evening session.

The visiting authority has asked for a special meeting for new or recently reactivated members. The meeting will be at the Katy Stake Center on Sunday from 8:30-9:30am and it is for new members or recently reactivated members over the past two years.

The Sunday morning general session of stake conference will take place on Aug 10th from 10am to Noon and will be broadcast from the stake center. We invite you to view stake conference as outlined below:
Longenbaugh Building: Copperfield
Bear Creek Building: Bear Creek and Westlake
Drexel Building: Katy 1 and Katy Mills
Sealy Building: Sealy 1 and Sealy 2
Katy Stake Center: Katy 2, Katy 3, Katy 4, and Nottingham Country [CHANGE we would like to ask for members that live in Cross Creek to attend at the stake center – this is a change from what had been announced previously).

We look forward to being with you at stake conference this weekend.

With Love, the Katy Texas Stake Presidency