Christian Education for Adults


Faith Matters in the Parish Hall

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.  This class meets at 9:30am in the Parish Hall.

All classes will meet during the education hour on Sunday mornings, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
*No classes will meet during Second Sunday Breakfasts.

Faith Matters: Adults Explore the Book Of Acts

During the 9:30 am Education Hour, join with other adults in the Parish Hall for Faith Matters. 

  • March 26 - In this fifth session on the Book of Acts, The Rev. Greg Han of Interfaith Ministries will focus on the theme of sending and being sent.
  • April 2 - Jimmy Grace concludes the series on the Book of Acts and what it has to say to the church today.

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    April 9 - Second Sunday Breakfast

    April 16 – Easter Day Brunch hosted by the Vestry

    April 23 - What Are You Reading? - All are invited to bring a title or copy of a book they are currently reading. Jimmy Grace will discuss his own read, and everyone will have time to share.

    April 30 - Favorite Books - You are encouraged to come with the title of your favorite book and how it might relate to your spirituality and faith. Come ready for conversation and sharing!

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


    The Gospel and Beyond in the Associate Rector's office

    An informal discussion group that 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.  The class meets at 9:30 am in the Associate Rector's Office.   All are welcome to bring their thoughts and questions to this gathering.

    All classes will meet during the education hour on Sunday mornings, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
    *No classes will meet during Second Sunday Breakfasts.


    Inquirer's Class - Join St. Andrew’s through Confirmation

    An Inquirer’s Class series for adults is scheduled for Sunday mornings in the Fall. The class will cover the topics listed below, and is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church or being confirmed or received by the Bishop.


    Spiritual Reading Group 

    The St. Andrew’s Spirituality 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 6:30pm to 8:00pm at St. Andrew’s House.

    Spiritual Reading Group Focuses on Lent

    The Spiritual Reading Group invites you to read City of God, Faith in the Streets, along with us. Written by Sara Miles, this book describes Sara's reflections and experiences distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday in the crowded streets of San Francisco. Sara writes from a specifically Episcopalian perspective and, throughout the book, she describes her experiences with The Rev. Paul Fromberg, former rector of St. Andrews and current rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco.

    We will discuss this book (page 95 to the end) on Monday, April 10, at 6:30 pm, in St. Andrew's House. 

    If you are unable to attend, you can participate by joining the SAEC Spiritual Reading Group Facebook page, where John Grothues and/or John Ibanez monitor the online discussion.

    For the newest reading selection, contact John Grothues or John Ibanez if you are interested in participating in this ministry.


    Thursday morning Bible Study

    This group explores the upcoming Sunday readings with a brief explanation for each text and shared reflection on how the readings impact participants' lives.  The study takes place Thursday mornings from 10:30am to 11:30am at St. Andrew’s House.