The Community Church Welcomes the Reverend Evelyn Cox
By Ann Mauze
The Community Church of San Miguel de Allende is pleased to announce the return of the Reverend Evelyn Cox to its pulpit on Sunday, June 7. She will be serving as minister-in-residence until the end of July.
The Community Church invites residents and visitors to attend one or both of the weekly worship services at its current site, The San Miguel Playhouse, Avenida Independencia 82, in Colonia Independencia across from Vista Antigua. The first service, from 9:30 to 10:30am, is wisdom-seeking through meditation, music, and discussion led by members of the congregation. The second service, from 11am to 12pm, led by the minister-in-residence, follows a traditional Protestant service that includes readings from scripture, a sermon, and communion,
The Reverend Cox was pastor of two United Methodist churches over a period of 17 years before she retired in 2013. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Perkins Theological Seminary at Southern Methodist University. A native Houstonian, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University. Her entire adult life has been dedicated to helping others develop their talents and skills, a source of joy and contentment that is evident in her thought-provoking sermons.
Before Evelyn Cox answered a call to the ministry she taught school for 10 years. Later she established a consulting firm that conducted seminars, workshops, and private lessons in developing communication skills with an emphasis on public speaking. In addition, she was public relations and marketing director of the YWCA, speech writer for Houston’s Mayor Kathy Whitmire, an events coordinator for the Epilepsy Association, and the first education director of AIDS Foundation Houston, culminating in being named executive director of that organization in 1992.
The Community Church has had a minister-in-residence program for over five years in which outstanding ministers are invited to come to San Miguel de Allende for a few months to preach, teach, and share. While all are associated with mainstream Protestant denominations, they bring a diversity of experiences, interests, and viewpoints. The Community Church believes strongly in the value of outreach and through its donations and personal efforts supports several non-profit organizations that help the less fortunate. This is a welcoming congregation extending an open invitation to join them in worship on Sunday mornings.