Christian Education for Adults

Faith Matters
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 meet during Sunday Education Hour from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
*No classes meet during Second Sunday Breakfasts.

  • February 18 - Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis and Jimmy Grace begin a two-week teaching on sabbath and sabbatical. This first week will focus on Biblical teachings related to the themes.
  • February 25 - The teaching on sabbath and sabbatical continues with a look at contemporary expressions of sabbath and sabbatical in Christian community and what to expect while Jimmy Grace is on sabbatical this summer.
  • March 4 - Carissa Baldwin-McGinnis and Jimmy Grace begin a three-week presentation of John Dominic Crossan's workshops on understanding the apostle Paul. The topic for this first week is "In Search of the Historical Paul."
  • March 11 - Second Sunday breakfast
  • March 18 - The presentation on the apostle Paul and his letters will focus on Dr. Crossan's answers for "How to Read a Pauline Letter."
  • March 25 - Palm Sunday (No Education Hour)

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

Adult Forum, The Gospel and Beyond
Associate Rector's Office

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.

All classes meet during the Sunday Education Hour from 9:30 – 10:30 AM.
*No classes 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 annually. The is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church or being confirmed or received by the Bishop. The upcoming series will be held from 9:30 – 10:20 AM in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd April 15, 2018 through May 13, 2018. To register, please email Trish Mehrkam, Parish Administrator, or call 713-861-5596. The class covers topics that include:

  • The Episcopal Church Q&A, Confirmation and Reception
  • The Hebrew Bible
  • The Second Testament
  • Church History
  • The Prayer Book

Spiritual Reading Group 

The St. Andrew’s 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.