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Elisabeth Dyer edyer@opendoorhouston.org; 713.921.7520

Recent Press

Foot Washing Maundy Thursday – April 2015


Open Door Mission celebrated Holy Week with a special Maundy Thursday service on April 2nd, including a traditional washing of the feet ceremony.
The ritual of washing of the feet recalls Jesus’ actions in John 13:1-17 just before the Last Supper. In Jesus’ time foot-washing was known as the lowest form of servant work and today is a reminder of humility and service to others.

Read the full press release here.

Open Door Mission’s Semi-Annual Field Day

Houston, TX – On Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Open Door Mission in conjunction with the Houston Parks Department will be hosting a luncheon and softball, basketball, horseshoes, bean bag toss and board games at Eastwood Park at 5000 Harrisburg Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77011.

Open Door residents will have an opportunity to engage in fellowship with family, staff and local community leaders. It is an opportunity for the men to engage in drug free activities and realize how drug free can be with family and friends.

Read the full press release here.

Opening of the Mayfield House

Houston, TX – For men who have battled and conquered addictions and are serious about making lasting changes in their lives, Open Door Mission is a gateway back into society that reunites them with family and returns them to the community.

For many, the path back to self-sufficiency will now go through The Mayfield House. Named for board member Jack Mayfield, this new center will provide a transitional living home for up to 16 men who have completed Open Door Mission’s Recovery Program for up to 6 months.

Read the full press release here.