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.
July 1 Praying the Psalms
Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann has enriched us through his book Praying the Psalms. Using insights from this book, John Grothues will offer ways to incorporate the psalms in your own prayer life.
July 8 - No Education Hour, Second Sunday Breakfast is served in the Parish Hall.
July 15 Sacred Music & Sunday Morning Singing
What is sacred music? Why do we sing on Sunday? Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis takes up these questions with a look at monastic chanting and the essential elements of sacred music.
July 22 Christian Hymns: 1500 Years of Sacred Pop Music!
Like pop music, hymns reflect popular music trends from the time periods in which they were composed. Their texts can set things from poetic verse to psalm paraphrases. John Kirk presents this class on the development of hymns along with how hymns are chosen for worship.
July 29 The Organ: The Metal Underbelly of the Church
Organs existed long before the Christian Church was instituted and have become inexorably linked with church music across the millennia. John Kirk presents this class on the organ: how it came to be, how it works, and how it is used. This class will take place in the chancel of our worship space. Participants will be welcomed to tour the organ chamber as well!
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. Bible Study will take a break during the summer and will resume Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
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. Bible Study is currently taking a summer break and will resume Wednesday, August 22, 2018.