Wichita Section

Painted Churches Tour with Lone Star Section

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 8:00am to Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 1:30pm
Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce
618 N. Main St.
Erroll Hines


On the weekend of September 25/26 the Houston section will join our friends from the Lone Star section (Austin) for a tour of the Painted Churches. The weekend will also include a tour of the Spoetz Brewery, an overnight stay at a nearby hotel and dinner at an award winning steakhouse.



The Lone Star Section will be touring four of the Painted Churches on Saturday, September 25, 2021.  This will be a one-day event, with the option to spend the night.  The cost for this event is $15 pp.    There is a block of rooms at a rate of $98.99 at the Best Western Plus310B E Hwy I-10, Flatonia, TX. 

You can make your reservations by calling 361-865-1989 and ask for the MBCA rate.

Please see schedule below:


08:00 a.m. - meet to caravan at the Buc-ees in Katy; 27700 Katy Fwy, Katy Texas 77494

09:15 a.m. – caravan arrives/meet for first tour at Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce, 618 N. Main St., Schulenburg TX 78956

12:00/12:30 – end of tour and lunch at  Sengelmann Hall  531 N Main Street, Schulenburg Texas 78956                   

After lunch, check into hotel/free time/tasting at Shiner Brewery (on your own). 

6:00 – Dinner at Kloesel’s Steakhouse101 E.W. Moore St., Moulton 77975 (on your own)

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP and CLICK HERE to pay for this event.


Contact Ginny Pitzen if you have any questions at  [email protected] or 512-925-4481.


The painted churches of Texas are a group of churches near Schulenburg built in the late 1800s by German and Czech immigrants. The immigrants painted their places of worship to remind them of the churches back home. The ceilings and walls inside the churches are painted bright vivid colors with biblical scenes and statues. Their painting techniques give the impression of depth and dimension. The frames around the doors and windows appear to have the intricate detail of wood work carvings but in fact are flat surfaces. Many of the wood columns are painted to look like ancient stone with mortar lines and cracks from withstanding the test of time. But again they are smooth flat surfaces. The high ceilings are painted to give the impression that the building has no roof and you were looking up into the heavens and gazing at the stars on a clear night. It is quite impressive.

These facilities are fully operational churches with a congregation, staff and pastor. Services are held on Sunday and therefore our tour is scheduled for Saturday.

See this link from FOX26 Houston News to get an overview of the Painted Churches. www.fox26houston.com/news/one-tank-trip-painted-churches-of-texas