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One of the objectives and goals of the Swedish Club of Houston is to locate and join together people interested in Swedish heritage (Swedes, Swedish descendants, and others) in the Houston area, primarily through informal events and get-togethers, social as well as cultural.

The Club currently counts just under 120 members who meet at various events throughout the year, such as the annual Pea Soup and Pancakes supper, Kräftskiva (Crayfish Party), Valborgsmässoafton (Bonfire), Smörgåsbord, and Christmas Traditions/Lucia program, as well as special events centered around cultural happenings.

To become a member, click here to fill out an online membership form.

 
Traditional Christmas Craft Workshop and Fika Print

Every year, SCH members get together to make candy-filled Christmas tree decorations called julgranskarameller.  Some will hang on the Christmas tree at our Lucia celebration, and later the jultomte will give the rest out to all the children.  This year, we will include other traditional Christmas crafts to decorate with as well for our venue.  Bring the supplies for a craft you would like to share with others.

This year's workshop will be on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the home of Marie Teahen, 23114 San Salvador Pl (Katy), from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM (or come and go whenever!).

Please bring a dessert to share for our Swedish Coffee Table.  Optionally, bring craft material to teach others to do a Swedish Christmas craft or to learn how to do it together with others.  A pair of good scissors is also recommended!  RSVP to Marie at 978-239-4843 (call or text) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Christmas Market at the Norwegian Seaman’s Church Print

November 10 – 12, 2017

Hours:
Friday, November 10: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm
Saturday, November 11: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Sunday, November 12: 12.00 noon – 4.00 pm

Address:
Sjømannskirken i Houston
4309 Young Street, Pasedena

 
Mobile Passport Station Print

The Swedish Embassy in Washington, DC offers a special consular service by using a mobile photo station that enables Swedish citizens to apply for regular passports at a number of Swedish Consulates in the U.S.

The mobile passport station will be in Houston on March 20 - 22, 2018. To request an appointment please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (713) 953-1417

You need to provide the following information for your reservation:

  • Full name of all applicants
  • Personal Number (personnummer) or coordination number
  • Resident status in the U.S.
  • Swedish passport expiration date
  • Daytime phone number and email address
  • Preferred time and date
  • Deposit of $ 50 per applicant by check or credit card payment. This will be deducted from the total charge.

Bring the following to your appointment:

  • Your old Swedish Passport
  • Other ID such as US Driver’s license
  • Visa or Green Card
  • Certificate of Naturalization if you are a US citizen
  • Remaining payment of $ 125 by credit card, check or cash. Total charge is $ 175 including fedex fee.

For Children please bring:

 
Cards & Flowers Committee Print

Are you aware of any "life" events that a member or friend of the Club may be experiencing (i.e. illness, birth, marriage, death, etc.)? If so, be sure to send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it so that we can send an acknowledgement!

 
Sweden and America Magazine Print

Sweden & America is a joint quarterly publication of The Swedish American Center in Karlstad, Sweden, and the Swedish Council of America in Minneapolis, MN.  Since we are an SCA affiliate, our members can receive a one-year subscription to Sweden & America for only $10 – half the normal subscription price.  If you are interested, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Test your Knowledge of Literature Print

Question: What do the following all have in common?

  • I Was Prepared, by Justin Case
  • The Numbers Game, by Cal Q. Later
  • Deep in Debt, by Owen A. Lott
  • Favorite Swedish Recipes, by the Swedish Club of Houston

Answer: They are all books that were never written! Of course, there is ample reason why the first three were never written... but there's only one reason why the last one wasn't: we don't have enough of your favorite Swedish recipes!

Send your favorites to Karen Wolz
(be sure to substitute "@" for " (at) " and "." for " (dot) " before sending)!

 
Friends of Lucia Print

As everyone knows, Continental Airlines is no more (and, as a result, we have lost our sponsor of Lucia's airfare from Houston to Sweden). Thus, it becomes incumbent upon the members of the Club to step up and donate to support the long-standing tradition of the Club of sending its Lucia to Sweden. A number of sponsorship levels are available:

Sponsorship Level


 

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From here, click on the Sweden Today  link to sign up for a free weekly email newsletter based on Sweden Today  resources, xoxosweden and Nordstjernan - the Swedish Newspaper of America.

 

Be sure to add the e-mail address "Swedish Club of Houston" <web@swedishclub.org> to your address book, to ensure that you receive all communications sent directly from the web site!