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.

January 6th - A learning series on Islam begins as we collect our questions and curiosities for the cadre of guest teachers to come.

January 13th - The Rev. Gregory Han, Director of Interfaith Relations at Interfaith Ministries, and Shariq Ghani, the Interfaith Director of the Minaret Foundation will speak on “Islam and Identity."

January 20th - Dr. Zahra Jamal, Associate Director, Boniuk Institute, Rice University. will speak on “Islam and Social Justice."

January 27th - Sheikh Joe Bradford, expert on Sharia Law will teach on “Islam & Spirituality."

February 10 Reflections on Islam offers a time for the Faith Matters community to discuss previous speakers on Islam and what we learned together. 

February 17 We begin a three part series on What is Communion? What do the words we say during Communion mean, and why do we say them?  

February 24 What is Communion? What is the significance of the objects used in Communion, and why do we use them?

March 3 What is Communion? How do we prepare for Communion, and who are the people who set up for it?  (With a tour of the church and sacristies)

March 10 – April 7 During Lent, Faith Matters will offer a five-part series entitled Who is My Neighbor?  In this offering the class will the explore the Christian imperative for outreach amongst these five groups: children, the homeless, the elderly, the hungry, and those who seek God. 

If you have any questions, please contact The Rev. Jimmy Grace.


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.


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, 2019 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.