Christian Education for Adults
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.
August 26 - Ben Gibbs kicks off a series on the Episcopal Tradition using appreciative inquiry. Come to explore what we love about our tradition and what we think it has to offer the world beyond the church.
September 2 - Megan Gibbs leads an inquiry to identify what we want to know about our tradition or know more deeply. Music? Spirituality? History? Social Justice? The discussion will determine what is explored in the remaining weeks.
September 9 - Join us for 2nd Sunday Breakfast & Bishop’s visit at the 10:30 am service and 2:00 pm Rhythms of Grace service.
September 16, 23, 30 - The series on Episcopal tradition continues.
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.
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.
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.