7-1-7 Students strives to provide a friendly and welcoming environment where students can ask questions and learn more about the grace of Jesus. Through relationships with Student Ministries and their peers, students will develop a deep sense of community and connectedness to the Body of Christ.

To learn more about our weekly programs, annual mission trips and weekend retreats, keep scrolling down this page. You’ll find contact information for the Student Ministries Team on the right side of this page.

Middle School Retreat

Who Am I?

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 8-10
Camp Allen

COST: $165 | DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCT. 1

Students in grades 6-8 are welcome!

Son, sister, friend, good student, great athlete… These are just some of the words used to identify us and our place in the world. This weekend we will explore another identifier – who am I in Christ? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus? How do others see me? How do I see myself?

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10, NLT

Spring Student Confirmation

Confirmation is a chance for students to confirm their faith and the promises made over them at their baptism. Throughout the process, students will be encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussion that helps them claim their faith as their own. We are offering classes to students who started 8th grade or above this fall.

The cost of confirmation, including the retreat is $250.

IMPORTANT DATES

Dec. 12: Confirmation Parent Information Meeting at the Student Life Center Main Hall at 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 7: Deadline to register and submit necessary forms and payments

Jan. 21-23: Retreat at Camp Allen (mandatory for all Confirmands)

Jan. 30-March 6: Sunday classes at the Student Life Center st 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served in class.

TBA: Confirmation service at 11:15 a.m. in The Church for all students who have completed the course and their families.

To receive a complete list of all requirements and forms needed, please contact Florence Ritchie in Student Ministries at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 713-985-3843.

Student Leadership Team

This is an opportunity for students in high school to have a more active role in the life of St. Martin’s, both in the greater church community and in youth ministry.

We will ask students to commit to a year of serving, leading and working with by the student ministries’ team and a mentor. Students will have leadership responsibilities on Sundays and Wednesdays that go beyond showing up.

Application process:

  • Request and complete our application (contact Amanda at email below)
  • Interview with a student ministries staff member
  • Attend a one-day training

For more information, or to request an application, please contact Amanda LeCornu at email hidden; JavaScript is required

Acolytes

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 6th–12th grade are invited to serve for Sunday worship services in Christ Chapel at 8 a.m. or The Church at 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, contact Barbara Piana at 713-830-4116 or email hidden; JavaScript is required

Youth Choir

St. Martin’s Youth Choir for students in sixth through twelfth grade musically engages older singers while preparing them to become active, contributing members of our Parish. Click here for more information.