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.

April 28 – All About Judaism: Faith Matters Religion Series – Gathering Questions

During this session we will generate questions we wish to ask our speakers on the religion, tradition, and history of Judaism.

May 5 - All About Judaism: Faith Matters Religion Series – History of Judaism

Our speaker will offer a brief history of Judaism, it’s people, and its future.

May 12 - All About Judaism: Faith Matters Religion Series – The Hebrew Bible

Our speaker will walk us through the Hebrew Bible, learn a part of its history, and discover some of its meaning.

May 19 - All About Judaism: Faith Matters Religion Series – Judaism in the 21st Century

What does it mean to be Jewish in 2019?  Our speaker will discuss this topic, and more. 

May 26 – Faith Matters in the Fall

During our final class before the Summer break, we will brainstorm topics we would like addressed in the Fall, and beyond.  

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

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.