Programs for All Adults

Cursillo
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Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning “short course.” A Cursillo weekend is a short course in Christian living that offers great experience in “how” to live guided daily by Christ’s love. More than 9,000 Episcopalians in the Diocese of Texas have found the weekend at Camp Allen to be a joy-filled experience, while learning the Cursillo method and meeting people from across the Diocese. You will return to join the Cursillo community at St. Martin’s, now totaling more than 100 parishioners, and meet regularly with members in a reunion group. For information and/or an application, contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Education for Ministry
Tuesdays, August 26 – May 19
Class 1 – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Parlor
Class II – 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Payne Education Center, Room 207/209
This is a program of theological education at St. Martin’s that has been developed and administered throughout the Episcopal Church by the University of the South School of Theology. Click here for more information.

Faith in Literature
Day Group
September 10 through June 10
Second Wednesday of the month, 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Evening Group
September 16 through June 16
Third Tuesday of the month, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
The Faith in Literature group explores, discusses and makes relevant connections between faith and works of fiction, past and present. While operating within the framework of Christian theology, we seek to ascertain in our reading how all good literature, if even by its omission, deals with and reflects themes of faith. For more information, contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The Gathering
Fourth Monday of each month, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Bagby Parish Hall
The Gathering endeavors to use its time and gifts to serve Church members and others in our community who suffer with memory loss. The program provides a safe and loving environment filled with creative and stimulating activities for care partners, and allows their care givers respite from the day-to-day care and often difficult support required by care partners. The Gathering’s activities are centered around the timeless connection of music – singing favorite songs together, enjoying the camaraderie of games, reminiscing with friends who can relate to their experiences, making new friends while participating in fun craft projects and sharing the fellowship of a good meal. For more information, contact Kathy Tellepsen at 713-621-6485 or email hidden; JavaScript is required, or the Rev. Suse McBay at 713-985-3823 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

O.P.U.S. (Older/Outstanding People Up to Something)
O.P.U.S. is a thriving group of senior citizens who meet weekly for Bible study and lunch. They have an active program of travel to special events and locations throughout the year. The group is led by the Rev. Nick Dyke and the Rev. Robert Wareing. For more information, contact Cyndy Ensign at 713-985-3808 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Order of St. Luke the Physician
osl-logo-largestcircleWednesdays, September through May, 5 – 6 p.m.
Payne Education Center, Room 207/209
The St. Martin’s chapter of the Order of St. Luke (OSL) the Physician is part of an international organization that is dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. The group studies Holy Scriptures with the purpose of being equipped for the ministry of healing. OSL invites those interested in know more about Jesus’ healing today to “come and see” the Wednesday class. For more information, email email hidden; JavaScript is required or contact the Rev. Suse McBay at 713-985-3823 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Saintly Stitchers
Mondays, 10 a.m.
Activity Center, Upper Hall East
The men and women of Saintly Stitchers are filling St. Martin’s with beautiful needlepointed pew kneelers, prie-dieu cushion for the Patron’s Chapel, and acolyte pew kneelers. Click here for more information.

Spirituality Saturday
Third Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. – noon
Vestry Conference Room
Spirituality Saturday is a group spiritual direction experience designed to help one find the Holy not only in the extraordinary moments of life but also in ordinary, mundane, everyday chores, work, community, church and family life. Our intent is to provide an opportunity to grow in the Spirit through Christ to the Father. Scripture and prayer are central to the discussion. For more information, contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

St. Clare’s Needlepoint Guild
Wednesdays, noon – 3 p.m.
Fourth Sunday of the month, 1 – 4 p.m.
Activity Center, Upper Hall East
St. Clare’s Needlepoint Guild has undertaken an ambitious project to the Chancel area that is designed as a lasting gift of seat cushions and kneelers for clergy, lay Eucharist ministers, chalice bearers, and lay readers to enjoy during services. Click here for more information.

St. Martin’s Bell Choir
Thursdays rehearsals, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Founders’ Hall
The St. Martin’s Bell Choir is welcoming new ringers. Click here for more information.

St. Martin’s Choir
Thursdays rehearsals, 7 – 9:15 p.m.
Choir Hall

St. Martin’s Choir is a rewarding place of service to the Lord and our congregation. Click here for more information.