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.

10/7 - In observance of Episcopal School Sunday, St. Andrew's Episcopal School teachers will present on the Montessori method for child formation followed by a tour of the school's classrooms.

10/14 - 2nd Sunday breakfast

10/21 - Stewardship: What is stewardship anyway?  Learn what stewardship means in the Episcopal church and enjoy time for personal reflection on the ways you already give of your time, your talent and your money.

10/28 - Stewardship: A map of our time.  The entire congregation is encouraged to participate in this activity in which we will map the time we are collectively investing in ministry.

11/4 - Stewardship: Community Investments.  This session will tell of St. Andrew's recent investment of time, talent and treasure in the community beyond our campus.  

11/11 - Second Sunday Breakfast, and in observance of Veteran’s day, Jimmy has invited a guest speaker.

11/18 - Hear about non-profit missions that St. Andrew's will support in its Christmas Giving Market and explore the history of social justice as a commitment of the Episcopal Church.

11/25 - Hear about non-profit missions that St. Andrew's will support in its Christmas Giving Market and explore current questions of social justice as a commitment of the Episcopal Church.

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.

Schedule for 2019:

September 22 - October 20, Sundays at 9:30 am - location TBD.

Bishop Monterroso visits October 27 for confirmations and receiving candidates.

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.


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.