Programs for All Adults

St. Martin’s Cooking Classes

St. Martin’s introduces Cooking Classes with professional chefs for $75 per person, including our own Chef Julio Flores. The series are designed for all skill levels, and perfect for those interested in sharpening their culinary skills and sharing in fellowship.

One Thursday a month
6-8 p.m.
Parish Life Center Kitchen

Sept. 23 – Greek cuisine with Chef Mary Cuclis

Oct. 21 – Italian cuisine with Chef Kate McLean

Nov. 11 – Central American cuisine with Chef Julio Flores

Jan. 20 – Greek cuisine with Chef Mary Cuclis

Feb. 17 – Chef Julio Flores

April 28 – Italian cuisine with Chef Kate McLean

Covenant Groups

Have you found yourself desiring a closer relationship with other parishioners while  deepening your personal spiritual life? Join one of our Covenant Groups, small groups of  10–12 people who meet bi-weekly from September to May in parishioners’ homes. Meeting for approximately two hours on a designated weeknight, each group discusses the week’s Bible study as they forge new friendships in a pleasant and welcoming setting.  Making a choice from a selection of study guides suggested by St. Martin’s Clergy, each  group will study and discuss their particular choice for the entire year. For more information and to participate, contact Kathy Johnson at 713-985-3834 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Education for Ministry

Tuesdays, August–May
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Education for Ministry (EfM) 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. Participants are guided by trained mentors through the study and discussion of scripture, church history, liturgy and theology. No more than 12 students can be enrolled in the program at one time. Tuition is $350 per year. Tuition assistance is available. For information about upcoming classes, please contact Lori Rivera at 713-621-3040 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Faith in Literature

Day Group (via Zoom)
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Second Wednesday of the month
Sept. 8–June 8

1–2:30 p.m.

Evening Group (via Zoom)
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Third Tuesday of the month
Sept. 21–June 21
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 Dania Lainez at 713-985-3845 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The Gathering

Fourth Monday of each month beginning Oct. 25
10 a.m.–1 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 713-301-4786 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

Senior Bible Study
Senior Bible Study 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 Lori Rivera at 713-621-3040 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

St. Martin’s Bell Choir

The St. Martin’s Bell Choir is welcoming new ringers. The ability to read music is encouraged. The love and enthusiasm for music is strongly nurtured in this group. The art of handbell ringing is an outgrowth of the ancient art of change ringing in English cathedrals.  For more information, contact Angel Romero at 713-830-4135 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

St. Martin’s Parish Choir
7–9 p.m., Rehearsals
The Music Center
St. Martin’s Choir is a rewarding place of service to the Lord and our congregation. Click here for more information.

OSL Healing Ministry Study Group

Wednesdays, September through July (except first Wednesday of each month)
–6 p.m. Chapel Reception Hall

For more information, contact Tracee Martin at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 713-985-3811.

St. Martin’s OSL Healing Community is part of an international organization that is dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. Guests are welcome to attend for prayer and study, or if they are simply interested in knowing more about OSL and its mission. Click here for more information.

Saintly Stitchers
10 a.m.

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.

St. Clare’s Needlepoint Guild
1–3 p.m.
Second Monday of the month
7-8 p.m.
Fourth Sunday of the month
1–2 p.m.

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.