Adult Sunday School Classes

We know that to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ there’s nothing better than scripture. Keep reading to learn about our Christian education classes, from lectionary classes to confirmation. There’s something for everyone at St. Martin’s.

Basic Bible Study

10:15 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall (except where otherwise noted)

Religion and Politics: Impolite Topics for a Dinner Party (but hopefully not for church!)
With the Rev. R-J. Heijmen
Sundays
May 6 –
New and Varied Approaches: The Reformation
May 13
– A New Idea: America, Church and State Divided
Activity Center, Upper Hall (new location)
We will take a Biblical, historical and theological look at various Christian approaches to civic engagement (or lack thereof). Join us for some (hopefully) thought-provoking teaching and discussion.

More…
With the Rt. Rev. Mike Hill
Sundays, May 6 and 13
You could say that the healthy aspiration of every believer would be to want more of God in their lives. It’s easy to forget that God also wants more of us. These four sessions will bring these two basic concepts together with the intent that your relationship with God will grow deeper. This really is soul food. Attendees may spiritually benefit from these  teachings so they can make steps toward becoming the person God wants them to be. The Rt. Rev. Hill, 56th Bishop of Bristol and Bishop in Residence, will discuss “More…of God, Grace, Growth and Holy Spirit” with classes focusing on verses from the first five chapters of Ephesians.

The Rt. Rev. Mike Hill spent time in the world of business before considering a call to ordained ministry. He served as curate of St. Mary Magdalene, Addiscomb, after which Bishop Mike was senior curate at St. Paul’s Slough. He then served as priest in charge and later rector of St. Leonard’s Chesham Bois. During this time Bishop Mike also became Rural Dean of Amersham and was appointed the Archdeacon of Berkshire. After serving as the Bishop of Buckingham, he was the 56th Bishop of Bristol for 14 years, retiring in September 2017.

Pentecost: A Conversation on the Holy Spirit
With St. Martin’s Clergy
Sunday, May 20
Join St. Martin’s Clergy this Pentecost for a roundtable discussion of perhaps the least well-understood member of the Trinity: the Holy Spirit. Come with your questions and we will (hope) to have some answers!

Seekers (60s and up)

Sundays
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Activity Center, Aerobics Room
Clergy Liaisons: The Rev. Nick Dyke and the Rev. Robert Wareing
Seekers is a great place for couples and singles to meet and study the Gospel and other readings, and then branch off into Church history, liturgy, sacraments and other related areas. We just have fun learning! Please come and join our group.

St. Martin’s 20s & 30s

Wednesdays
Clergy Liaisons: The Rev. R-J Heijmen
St. Martin’s 20s & 30s meet on Wednesdays throughout the year at various locations. You are always welcome to join one of the other Sunday morning peer groups.

Covenant Groups

In February 2015 the spiritual Faith Alive weekend attracted almost 1,000 parishioners, allowing them to connect with each other in large and small group settings. When the sessions ended on Sunday, attendees were asked for their feedback so that the feelings of fellowship, camaraderie and learning could continue. Overwhelmingly, attendees expressed a desire to continue the small group setting they experienced during Faith Alive. As a result of these  findings, St. Martin’s will launch Covenant Groups (small groups) beginning this fall. Comprised of 10 – 12 persons, the plan is for each of these groups to meet in a parishioner’s home, allowing the group to forge closer relationships with other members of the group while enriching their spiritual life. In the months ahead, more information will appear in The Star and on our website enabling you to sign up and participate. For more information, contact Kathy Johnson at 713-985-3834 or kjohnson@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

Sunday School for Adults Will Not Be Offered on the Following Dates

April 1Easter Day
May 27Memorial Day weekend
July 1Fourth of July weekend

Adult Confirmation Classes

Join the Rev. Chad Martin and the Rev. R-J Heijmen to learn how the Episcopal Church is like other Christian churches and what makes our Anglican heritage unique. Time will be spent discussing The Book of Common Prayer, the Sacraments, and the Church’s history and polity. Adults have the opportunity to be prepared for confirmation or reception into the Episcopal Church by attending confirmation class.

Upcoming Classes
Sundays, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30*
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Activity Center, Upper Hall
* Make-up classes will be held Sundays, October 7 and 14, 12:30 – 2 p.m. in Bagby Parish Hall

Fall Confirmation
Sunday, October 21
6 p.m.
The Church

For more information, contact Kristin Early at 713-985-3848 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.