Adult Sunday School Classes

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

Parables, Prophecies and Perambulations

Basic Bible Study

Sundays,  June 4 – August 20
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall
The title of this year’s Adult Sunday School at St. Martin’s  is “Parables, Prophecies and Perambulations” (say what?!), and it promises to be exciting and challenging! In September, Advent and Lent, we will meet as one large group. Our Rector, the Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr., will kick off the year with a study of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In Advent, as we prepare for our Savior’s birth, we will be guided through Old Testament prophecies of his coming. In Lent, the most penitential of church seasons, we will reflect on Israel’s 40 years wandering (perambulating) in the desert after their liberation from slavery in Egypt. It’s going to be a great year of teaching and fellowship, and we look forward to having you along for the ride!  This class is for adults of all ages.

Peer Groups

Sundays, May 7, 14 and 21
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Peer groups provide an opportunity for fellowship with other people of your age and some great teaching. These medium-sized groups led by our Clergy will study Jesus’ parables – some of the most famous, most powerful, most puzzling stories ever told. We will study the Rev. Robert Farrar Capon’s classical book on the parables, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment. No matter how familiar we may (or may not) be with Jesus’ parables, come ready to be surprised.

Parents of Young Children
Payne Education Center, Room 210/212
Clergy Liaisons: The Rev. Alex Large and the Rev. Chad Martin
This group offers parents of young children (infants through 5th grade) a welcoming place to discuss the joys and challenges of being moms and dads.

40s and 50s
Hope and Healing Center, Room 203 (new location)
Clergy Liaison: The Rev. R-J Heijmen
This group is looking forward to another great year. We hope that you will join us for wonderful times of teaching, discussion and fellowship.

60s+
Activity Center, Upper Hall East
Clergy Liaisons: The Rev. Marty Bastian and the Rev. Mary Wilson
This class is for those 60 and above who are eager to grow deeper in their relationship with Christ. In-depth Bible and book studies promise to be both engaging and challenging as we apply what we learn to our everyday life. It will be a time of learning coupled with an opportunity for great fellowship and spiritual support.

Christian Book Study

Sundays
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Vestry Conference Room
Our Sunday School classes emphasize Christian education and fellowship while reading various Christian books, and provide a community in which you can develop your Christian understanding, a sense of belonging and lasting friendships.

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. Alex Large and the Rev. Suse McBay
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

March 5Outreach Sunday
April 16Easter
May 28Memorial Day 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.

Spring Classes
Sundays, January 15 – February 26
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Activity Center, Upper Hall

Spring Confirmation Service
With the Rt. Rev. Mike Hill, Bishop of the Diocese of Bristol
Saturday, March 25
10 a.m.

The Church

For more information or to RSVP, contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.