Student Ministries

St. Martin’s Student Ministry continually aims to go deeper in our conversations about the grace of Jesus Christ and welcome as many students as possible into those conversations. To learn about our Sunday morning classes, weekend retreats, conferences, annual mission trips and more that help bring our students to a better understanding of the Gospel, contact Student Ministries at 713-985-3843.

Episcopal Youth Community

10:15 – 11 a.m.
The Island
Come see how God works in your lives even when you don’t see it or feel it. Not only will we have lots of fun, but also more importantly we will learn about our awesome God.

EYC will not be offered on the following dates
November 11St. Martin’s Day
November 25Thanksgiving weekend
December 23Christmas Break
December 30New Year’s Break
February 24Outreach Sunday
March 10Spring Break
April 21Easter Day
May 26Memorial Day weekend
June 2Summer weekend
July 7Fourth of July weekend

BIG Sunday

Sundays, January 13, February 10, March 3, April 7 and May 5
5 – 7 p.m.
The Island
Join Student Ministries for a fun time of worship, prayer, conversations, small groups and more.

Life Groups

Sundays, November 18 (middle school only), December 2, January 20 and 27, February 17 and 24, March 17, 24 and 31, April 14 and 28, and May 19
4 – 5:30 p.m., Middle school girls
Mogas home
5 – 6:30 p.m., Middle school boys
Smythe home
5 – 7 p.m.,
High school boys and girls
Pierce home
This fellowship/study/discussion and dinner group offers great conversations, fun and encouragement to help students through the week. There are three Life Groups, one each for middle school boys and girls, and one for high school students.

8th Grade Confirmation Class

St. Martin’s 8th grade Confirmation class gives students the opportunity to learn about and think through the Christian message in a more intentional manner than ever before. Through classes, discussion, fellowship and retreat, these students will be led through the journey from childhood to adult faith.

Parent Information Meeting
Sunday, December 2
10:15 – 11 a.m.
Hope and Healing Center Auditorium

Confirmation Classes
Sundays, January 13 – April 28*
10:15 a.m.
The Island
*Classes will not be held January 20, February 17 and 24, March 10 and April 21

Confirmation Retreat
Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 3
Location to be announced

Confirmation Service
To be announced

High School Summer Mission Trip

Saturday, June 8 – Friday, June 14
Cost: $600 (deposit of $150 due at registration)
Registration open: Tuesday, January 1 – Wednesday, May 1
Our high school students can join us for a trip to New Orleans, where we will be staying at Molly’s House, a missions house owned by Trinity Episcopal Church. We will work with Jericho Road, an Episcopal urban development housing initiative for neighborhood rejuvenation, as well as Trinity’s Mobile Loaves & Fishes project, where we will assist with feeding the homeless population of that community. All students in grade 9 – 12 are encouraged to join us.
For more information, contact Florence Ritchie at 713-985-3843 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Middle School Summer Mission Trip

Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14
Cost: $320 (deposit of $75 due at registration)
Registration open: Tuesday, January 1 – Wednesday, May 1
Middle school students will travel to Austin with Student Ministries to primarily serve the homeless population by partnering with local organizations, such as Community First! Village. Students will stay at First United Methodist Church of Austin while learning and exploring parts of the city, and growing in understanding and compassion for the homeless. This is an excellent mission opportunity for students in 6th – 8th grade.
For more information, contact Florence Ritchie at 713-985-3843 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.

International Summer Mission Trip

Saturday, June 22 – Friday, June 28
El Salvador
Students will travel to El Salvador where they will partner with a missionary and his ministry, Sus Hijos/His Children. They will help build a home for a family in need and spend time at several government-run orphanages.


The order of acolytes is one of the most ancient ministries in the church. The word “acolyte” means “follower” or “one who helps.” In addition to carrying flags, banners, torches and crosses during the service, acolytes also assist the Clergy of St. Martin’s with preparing the altar for Holy Communion.  These are important and vital roles that are central to our worship at St. Martin’s, and help to develop a sense of reverence and understanding for the tradition of the Episcopal worship service.

The St. Martin’s Acolyte Ministry requires a one-year commitment. We try our best to schedule you to serve at the service time of your choice. Depending on the number of acolytes, you will serve one to two times per month.

Students in 4th – 6th grade are invited to serve at our Family Table Sunday worship service at 9:15 a.m. in the Old Church.

Students in 6th – 12th grade are invited to serve in The Church for Sunday worship services at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 6 p.m.

If you would like to serve as an acolyte, click the button below to sign up.
(must be filled out on a computer)

For more information about being an acolyte for:
Family Table service in the Old Church (4th – 6th graders), contact Beth Ollenburger at 713-830-4146 or email hidden; JavaScript is required
Worship services in The Church (6th – 12th graders), contact Barbara Piana at 713-830-4116 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

Cub Scout Pack 354 and Boy Scout Troop 354

Scouting with Cub Scout Pack 354 and Boy Scout Troop 354 at St. Martin’s is fun and a wonderful opportunity to teach life skills – leadership, ethics and more. The three promises of the Scout oath are: Duty to God and country; Duty to other people; and Duty to self. Based on this premise, the adult leadership works to bring the young men in the organization to independence and true self-reliance as they progress through the advancement program. This “boy-lead” concept enables young men to lead, make decisions, budget and plan for events. It is through these experiences they gain a greater understanding of themselves. Since 1957, 166 Scouts have earned the prestigious rank of Eagle from Boy Scout Troop 354. The troop meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Scout Center. Visitors are always welcome.

For more information about Boy Scout Troop 354, contact Kendal Miller, Scoutmaster, at email hidden; JavaScript is required, or visit
For more information about Cub Scout Pack 354, contact Daniel Lieberman, Cubmaster, at email hidden; JavaScript is required, or visit

Youth Choir

10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Payne Education Center, Room 207/209
The Youth Choir is for 6th – 12th grade girls. The Choir rehearses from 10:15 – 11 a.m. each week, and then takes part in  the 11:15 a.m. worship service procession and sings with the Parish Choir. The mission of the Youth Choir is to challenge older singers with more difficult music while preparing them to become active, contributing members of our Parish. This young choir focuses on developing youths’ voices and musicianship
through preparation of challenging, sacred repertoire, and also collaborates with the Parish Choir regularly.

For more information, contact Kellen Gray at email hidden; JavaScript is required.