Christian Education for Adults


Faith Matters
Parish Hall - Sundays at 9:30 AM

Faith Matters is an ongoing adult formation class facilitated by clergy and guest speakers on a variety of topics, including book studies, Bible study, theology, contemporary society and more. St. Andrew's is committed to lifelong formation, and this class encourages adults to search for answers to their questions of faith in a context of diversity of opinion. Classes are held weekly with the exception of second Sundays when we gather for fellowship and breakfast.

  • April 29 - Continuing with material from John Dominic Crossan, Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis and Jimmy Grace introduce "The Challenge of Jesus." Week one looks at "The World of Jesus."
  • May 6 -   Week two of "The Challenge of Jesus" features "The Life of Jesus."
  • May 13 - 2nd Sunday Breakfast (No Education Hour)
  • May 20 - Week three of "The Challenge of Jesus" features "The Death of Jesus."
  • May 27 - Week four of "The Challenge of Jesus" concludes with "The Resurrection of Jesus."

If you have any questions, please contact The Rev Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis.


Adult Forum, The Gospel and Beyond
Associate Rector's Office - Sundays at 9:30 AM

This informal discussion group meets to reflect on the Gospel lesson and other current topics. With the help of scholarly resources prepared for lay people, the group discusses and learns while growing in God's Word. All are welcome to bring their thoughts and questions to this gathering. Classes are held weekly with the exception of second Sundays when we gather for fellowship and breakfast.


Inquirer's Class

An Inquirers' Class for adults is scheduled annually. This six-week series is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church or being confirmed or received by the Bishop. The class covers topics that include the Episcopal Church, confirmation and reception, the Hebrew Bible, the Second Testament, church history and the Prayer Book. To learn more, please email Trish Mehrkam, Parish Administrator, or call 713-861-5596.


Spiritual Reading Group 

The Spiritual Reading Group explores thought-provoking books on Christian spirituality, offering stimulating discussion. The intent of the class is to broaden understanding of Christian spirituality and to deepen commitment to Christian living as we reflect on our faith and spiritual journey.  This small group meets on the second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Andrew’s House. If you are unable to attend, you can participate by joining the SAEC Spiritual Reading Group Facebook group for a monitored discussion. For the newest reading selection, contact John Grothues or John Ibanez.


Men's Bible Study

All men are invited to join our weekly Bible Study led by Rev. Jimmy Grace on Wednesday mornings at St. Andrew's House. Bible Study begins at 6 AM and concludes by 7 AM. Coffee and light breakfast will be provided. Bible Study is a time for fellowship, study, prayer and accountability. Bible Study will take a break during the summer and will resume Wednesday, August 22, 2018.


Women's Bible Study

All women are invited to join our weekly Bible study led by Rev. Jimmy Grace on Wednesday mornings at St. Andrew's House. Bible Study begins at 8:30 AM and is a time for fellowship, study, prayer and fellowship. Bible Study is currently taking a summer break and will resume Wednesday, August 22, 2018.