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July 2014
23 Wednesday Worship Services

7:00 AM - Holy Eucharist, Chapel

12:00 PM - Holy Eucharist followed by the Sacrament of Healing (Holy Unction), Chapel

6:00 PM - Holy Eucharist, Chapel (location changes to The Church during Lent)

With an emphasis on beautiful liturgy and excellence in music, worship at St. Martin's provides an opportunity to give thanks and praise to God. Rite I is the form regularly used. All Christians, baptized in the name of the Trinity, are welcome to receive Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal Church.

23 Cafe St. Martin's closed July 21 - 25
Cafe St. Martin's will be closed July 21 - 25 for Monday-Wednesday lunch and Wednesday breakfast due to renovations.
23 Blanket Ladies
The Blanket Ladies meet Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-noon, in the Activity Center Family Room. They make cotton flannel receiving blankets for newborn infants at local charity hospitals. It is estimated that over 45,000 blankets have been made by these hard-working, wonderful ladies. Come join this group and share some fun, fellowship and love.
Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
23 C.C.S.C.'s "Back to School" Drive - your donation will provide a child with a new school uniform, shoes, and school supplies
Mark your calendars - May through August are the months for Christian Community Service Center's "Back to School" Drive! Thousands of children in greater Houston will begin the 2014-2015 academic year without the basic school supplies needed to succeed. The children at Yellowstone Academy, as well as the children of Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church (LOTS), also will benefit from this program. You can help these students through CCSC's "Back to School" program!

Your $45 donation will provide one child with a new school uniform, shoes, and a grade-level appropriate package of new school supplies. To donate, you can enclose your cash or check in the "Clothes for Kids" envelopes located in the pew racks and place it in the offering. Or, send a check to St. Martin's Episcopal Church made payable to St. Martin's with the notation at the bottom, "CCSC BTS." Help a child to arrive at school on the first day of class feeling well prepared and ready to learn!
23 Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston (DBSA Houston) hosts a weekly support group on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM in room 104, The Hope and Healing Center . This is an open group for men and women who have mood disorders (including major depression, bipolar disorder and dysthymia) and their families. For further information about the group, call DBSA's main number at 713/600-1131.

For more information, please visit their Web site; click here.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
23 Family Movie Day - Finding Nemo
Join us from 2 - 4 pm in the auditorium as we watch Finding Nemo! www.hopeandhealingcenter.org
23 Greenlaw Lecture Series - Wednesdays
Scotland ~ Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw


Five hundred years ago last fall, England and Scotland fought perhaps the most decisive battle between the two neighboring countries. An invading Scottish army, under the leadership of King James IV, was soundly defeated by the English forces and the King was killed. England's dominance over its northern neighbor was secured; this was eventually confirmed by the Union of the two crowns in 1603, and by the stronger Act of Union of 1706, which resulted in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

This coming September 18th another significant battle will take place, not on the Field of Flodden, but at the polls when Scottish voters will signify their wishes in a referendum; to remain a part of the United Kingdom or to return to their long-ago status as an independent country.

This 4-week course will consider the last five hundred years of Scottish history and English-Scottish relations, and will take a look at Scotland today on the evening of the vote. How will this small country, to which so many Americans have a love affair and close affinity, change if the voters choose independence? How will the potential breakup affect the rest of the UK? What will be the impact on the economy, the military, defense, membership in NATO and the European Union?

Finally, this course will also take a look at Scotland today, to discover what is new and exciting, no matter which way the vote turns out.


Scotland ~ Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a 4-week course to be held July 8-30 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church Activity Center, 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056. The course will be presented three separate times each week - on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The fee for the course is $80 for the four sessions.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Barry Greenlaw at bagreenlaw@aol.com or 713-781-9028.


Confirmation of Registration will be sent out a week before the first session.

Make checks payable to Barry A. Greenlaw and enroll by returning this form and fee to Barry A. Greenlaw, P.O. Box 870, Columbus, TX 78934


Please fill out and sign Activity Center release form for this activity.


For more information call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 or Click here to download a pdf of the registration form and release form.
23 Men's Fellowship Group
The Men's Fellowship Group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 AM in Room 207-209, Payne Education Center. This small group gathers for reading, sharing, fellowship and coffee as we work our way through selected books.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
23 Men's Prayer and Bible Study
The Men's Prayer and Bible Study meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 AM, Room 203 Payne Education Center.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
23 Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery (PAiR)
Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery (PAiR) meets Wednesdays, from 7:30-8:30 PM, in room 203, The Hope and Healing Center .

For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
23 St. Clare's Needlepoint Guild
St. Clare's Needlepoint Guild meets:
* every Wednesday from noon - 3 p.m. in the Activity Center Upper Hall East
* the second Monday evening in a member's home from 6 - 9 p.m.
* the fourth Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m.in the Activity Center Upper Hall East

St. Clare's Needlepoint Guild is to glorify God by bringing together stitchers of all ages and skill levels to beautify our parish, support St. Martin's outreach programs and nurture the art of needlework in our members.

We welcome stitchers of any skill level. We teach needlepoint from basic stitches to detailed and advanced work. Stitchers skilled in basketweave are needed to help with Chancel Area projects.

We are needlepointers, we are stitching to beautify the nave, and we need help from experienced needlepointers.

We work year round stitching and finishing over 150 items to sell in St. Martin's Gift Shoppe and Joy of Giving Market while working on church projects and participating in outreach projects. We paint canvases, finish stitched canvases and take commissions. All sales are used to fund our church projects.

Visit us on Facebook or email stclaresguild@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
23 Wednesday Breakfast Bunch
Join the Wednesday Breakfast Bunch on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM in St. Elisabeth's Refectory for breakfast and fellowship. Most attend the 7:00 AM Eucharist in the Chapel before they meet for a delicious meal ($3) together. This is a great way to get to know your fellow parishioners in a small church atmosphere.
Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
23 Wednesday Morning Prayer Group
Please join us in the very special privilege that God has given each of us as His followers: participating in prayer in His plans for our Church. We meet each week in the Activity Center Family Room from 8:00-8:30 AM to pray specifically for wisdom for our Rector, the clergy and the staff as they direct our life here at St. Martin's. And we also include prayers for those who are sick and hurting in our Parish as well as specific needs for our own families and friends. It has been a joy to watch God at work as He answers our prayers. It's a great way to start the day.
Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
24 High School Summer Nights
Attention high school students! Are you going to be bored this summer? We have just the remedy! This summer, St. Martin's Student Ministry will be hosting High School Summer Nights. These nights will be packed with program, pool parties, and movie nights. Each night is $10 and includes dinner and activities. Click here to email Madeline Ligon if you have any questions.
24 Lydia's Guild
Lydia's Guild needs volunteers to help straighten and organize the pew racks in The Church. We work on a rotation basis. If you can give a couple of hours once every 4 weeks, please contact Justin Jacobson at 713/985-3838.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
24 Men's AA (Thursdays)
Men's AA meets Thursdays at 12:00 PM in the Activity Center Aerobics Room.

[Location updated 9/21/2009]

For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
24 St. Cecilia Guild
The St. Cecilia Guild assists the Music Ministry. The efforts include working with the extensive music library, preparing music files for the adult and children's choirs, and occasionally organizing refreshments for choir members. We also need help with the children's choir; those with organizational skills are sought to monitor attendance. For information, contact David Henning, D.M.A. at 713/985-3820.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
24 St. Martin's Bell Choir (rehearsal)
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 the English Cathedrals and is an art currently practiced by such groups as the Dorothy Shaw Handbell group who have appeared in years past at St. Martin's. We rehearse Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM in Founders' Hall. Call Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820 for more information.

Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
24 St. Martin's Choir (rehearsal)
St. Martin's Choir is a rewarding place of service to the Lord and our congregation. Singing for the 9:00 and 11:15 AM services, the Choir enjoys being accompanied by our terrific Gloria Dei Organ. A variety of classical music, renewal songs and traditional hymns give members opportunities to learn and appreciate the many different styles of sacred music composed for Christians and the Church. Part singing is a standard practice. New members find strong support from seasoned singers in the Choir who provide encouragement and support. Try us out! We're welcoming and pleased to see new faces. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:15 PM in the Choir Hall.

Contact Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820.

Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
24 The Beacon
St. Martin's volunteers will serve lunch at The Beacon, 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Please park in the Episcopal Diocese garage, which is at 500 San Jacinto Street between Texas and Prairie Streets. Bring your ticket for complimentary parking stamp. Take the elevator to the first floor, go through the iron gate, and turn left. Walk down the walkway to the glass door and ring the doorbell. Please wear your Outreach t-shirt, jeans or khakis, cap or hat, and rubber sole, close-toed shoes. There are no lockers available in which to put our things, so please travel light.
Please email outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org to let us know you'll join us.
The Beacon directions
24 Weekly Gathering at the Island for reVision/Youth Advocates
Please join us as we serve reVision/Youth Advocates for prayer, dinner, break dancing, Bible Study and tutoring each Thursday evening at the Island from 6:45-9:00 PM. Perfect family fun!

YA is an innovative youth development organization based in Houston, Texas. Since 1988, Youth Advocates has been building a positive youth community for young people in Texas. YA utilizes hip-hop as its central organizing principle, employing a vernacular that young people appreciate. The ethos of this community promotes autonomy, independent thinking, and creativity, and builds unconventional opportunities for growth and self-expression. Within this culture, YA establishes a norm of affection that connects disenfranchised young people to adults and to each other in constructive and discernable ways. Eliminating geographical and ethnic boundaries, YA creates a large circle of friends, joined by the common values of love, acceptance, and mutual respect. As our young people open themselves to new ways of thinking, their negative behavior patterns and their hopelessness fall away and are replaced by healthier, more proactive modes of activity.

For more information or to sign up, send an e-mail to outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
25 Debtor's Anonymous
Debtor's Anonymous meets Fridays, at 7:30 PM, in the Activity Center Community Room.

For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
25 Men's AA (Fridays)
Men's AA, Step Up Group, meets Fridays at 12:00 PM in room 103 at The Hope and Heaing Center. For more information, visit www.hopeandhealingcenter.org Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
25 Overeater's Anonymous H.O.W. Concept (Fridays)
Overeater's Anonymous H.O.W. Concept meets Fridays at 6:00 PM in the Activity Center Community Room.

For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
26 CCSC (Christian Community Service Center) Work Day
Once a month St. Martin's volunteers assist CCSC's Department of Emergency Services. We sort food and clothing donations, and staff the Food Pantry and clothing shop. No experience is needed. Your volunteer work here makes an immediate difference in people's lives. This community service is also suitable, with parental supervision, for young people aged 10 and older. We meet at CCSC, 3434 Branard (2 blocks south of West Alabama, east of Edloe Street) at 8:50 AM and work from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. Wear your outreach t-shirt. Send an e-mail to outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org to let us know you can come.
26 CCSC - Back to School
Saturday, July 26
7:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sort, set up and prepare packets for distribution

Faith Lutheran Church
4600 Bellaire Boulevard
Just show up for the Back to School Event to help 6,500 children receive new grade-appropriate school supplies, new uniforms/shoes, and a hygiene kit.
26 St. Martin's Saturday Fellowship Group
We meet every Saturday, 1:00-4:00 PM in the Activity Center Family Room. Come if you want to - come as you can - come and go. We meet to chat, stitch and enjoy each other's company!


Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
26 Young Adults AA
Young Adults AA meets Saturdays at 8:00 PM in the Activity Center Community Room.

For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
27 "Coffee and Fellowship"
Immediately following the 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM services, you are invited to take time for "Coffee and Fellowship." See and greet old and new friends in Bagby Parish Hall, Rooms A & B.

Note: This event will not happen on holidays, during special events, or during Church campus closings.
27 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 27 is the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.

8 a.m. - Holy Eucharist with sermon, The Church, spoken service

9 a.m. - Morning Prayer with sermon, The Church, family service with hymns and anthems, with full choir

9:15 a.m. - Family Table, Holy Eucharist with sermon, Old Church. This family-friendly service features a contemporary liturgy, a live band offering current Christian worship music in an "unplugged" style, and a sermon accessible to children and adults (casual attire).

11:15 a.m. - Holy Eucharist with sermon, The Church, traditional service with hymns and anthems, with full choir

6 p.m. - Holy Eucharist with sermon, The Church, traditional service with hymns, cantors and organist (casual attire)

Healing prayer, or prayer for any need, is offered after each service in The Church at the Altar rail.

Child care for newborns - pre-K is available during Sunday morning services.

With an emphasis on beautiful liturgy, thought-provoking messages and excellence in music, worship at St. Martin's provides an opportunity to give thanks and praise to God. The traditional language of The Book of Common Prayer (Rite I) is the form used at most services in The Church. All Christians who are baptized in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are welcome to receive Holy Eucharist at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
27 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) (Sundays)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meets Sundays at 8:00 PM in the Activity Center Community Room.

For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
27 Are you a musician?
ARE YOU A MUSICIAN??

If you are taking lessons, have taken lessons, or if you just like to play, we want you!

Performance opportunities for every age and experience levels are invited to be our special guest during Sunday lunch. You'll have the opportunity of scheduling your performance day, and the option of performing with one of the most sought-after pianists in Houston.

Come on and be the featured performer here at St. Martin's! For more information, contact Bruce Morgan, Creative Director for Ministries, at 713/985-3810.
27 Assisted Living Ministry
The Assisted Living Ministry is a group of Lay Pastoral Visitors that goes to nursing/retirement homes each Sunday morning and conducts a service for the residents. The service is over in time to get back to St. Martin's for the 11:15 AM service. Services are Morning Prayer on all but the first Sunday, which is a communion service. The Pastoral Care ministry will train all volunteers. This is an extremely rewarding ministry. We would love to have you join us! Contact Cyndy Ensign at 713/985-3808 or Gayle Ferguson at 713/985-3807.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
27 Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers needed
Bookstore & Gift Shoppe volunteers are needed. Join this fun and exciting opportunity for fellowship. Current needs are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday; flexible hours are available. Contact Lesley Hough at 713/985-3840.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
27 CD Ministry
Those who serve in the CD Ministry duplicate and label CDs of sermons on Sunday mornings, for sale in the Bookstore & Gift Shoppe after the Christian Education hour. This ministry also occurs during the week, as we make duplications of sermons, guest lecturers or special speakers.

For more information, contact the Rev. Tom S. Hotchkiss at 713/985-3832.
27 Library Volunteers needed
Our wonderful Library needs some help on Sundays. Please come help one Sunday per month, for a one and a half hour shift. There are many benefits! Call the Library at 713/830-4118 and leave a message.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
27 Serve as an Usher
Do you still remember when you visited St. Martin's for the very first time? Chances are you do, and you also probably remember that one of the first people to greet and assist you would have been one of our wonderful Ushers.

If you've ever thought about joining this team of friendly and engaging folks, now is the time to volunteer! Older teens and young adults are welcome to serve as Ushers, too. Our Ushers serve on rotating teams, according to their schedule and service time preferences. No one is expected to usher every Sunday. The work of the Usher ministry is not difficult, but it is highly visible and important. The Ushers are integral to making sure visitors feel welcome and that all aspects of our worship services flow smoothly.

Becoming an Usher is a terrific way to get to know others while providing valuable service to our Parish. Our Ushers enjoy a strong camaraderie with one another, and get together regularly for fellowship. Training is provided, and no prior experience is needed. Simply contact Kristin Early in the Vice-Rector's office to sign up today!

To volunteer or for more information, contact Kristin Early at 713/985-3848.
27 Serve in Children's Ministries
Please serve with us during the 10:15 AM Sunday School classes. We need leaders and helpers to assist with developing a sense of community and friendship while offering an example of what it means to serve God. Come be a part of our program as we help shape the spiritual lives of the children at our church.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Holli Kight at 713/985-3816.
27 Serve in our Family Table service
If your family would like to serve at the Family Table service we need help in the following areas:

  • Usher: Pass the baskets during the Offertory, a good job for Mom or Dad to do with their children. Also, help lead row-by-row to the altar for the Eucharist. Two families are needed every week.
  • Acolyte/Crucifer: Light candles, with supervision, or carry the Cross during the procession at beginning of the service.
  • Sacristan: Bring the elements to the altar; wafers, chalice, paten, water and wine at the appropriate time before the Eucharist. Full family participation is encouraged to stay after the service to clean and purify the vessels in the sacristy. Detailed instructions are provided and help as needed. Includes a credence table lesson.
  • Reading the Prayers: A job for those in 2nd grade or older reading the Prayers of the People into a microphone during the service. Copies of the prayers are made available early for those who want to practice.
  • Chalice Bearer: A job for two children at least ten years of age, offering the wine during the Eucharist. Instruction from Lay Minister required. New chalice bearers will be followed by existing chalice bearers for several weeks.


  • To volunteer or for more information, contact Mary Wilson, Senior Associate Rector for Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, at 713/985-3836.
    27 Serve on the Greeters' Guild
    The Greeters' Guild is a group of parishioners who volunteer to extend a warm welcome to our Sunday morning visitors. They do this by greeting their fellow parishioners and our guests before the morning services and by giving them helpful information and instructions as to how to find their way around our campus. Those who are interested in serving as a member of the Greeters' Guild before and after one of the Sunday morning services should contact Kris Johnson at 713/830-4126.
    27 Summer EYC
    For middle schoolers and high schoolers every Sunday at the Island from 10:15-11:00 AM. Join us for donuts, fellowship and a Bible Study!
    27 Sunday School Summer Days
    Sunday School Summer Days
    Payne Education Center, Room 203
    Sunday, June 15 through Sunday August 17, 2014
    10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
    For rising 1st Grade through rising 5th Grade, we'll meet in Payne Education Center, Room 203 each Sunday to learn about the gospel messages hidden in various Disney Pixar movies. We'll look at Cars, Monsters Inc., The Incredible's, all three Toy Story movies and others throughout the summer. Join us each week as we hear about God's story written inside some of our favorite movies of all time!

    Rising 6th graders are invited to attend the Student Ministry programs at The Island effective immediately.
    27 Welcome Center is Open!
    The Welcome Center is open -- please stop by and visit. We are located between the Bookstore & Gift Shoppe and the St. Martin's Library, near the east side of The Church.

    We are open:
  • Sunday, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

  • Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

  • Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • (Closed Thursdays, between 9:50-10:45 AM, September-May)
  • When we are closed, please visit the Reception Desk for information.
  • 28 CODA
    CODA meets Mondays, at 7:15 PM, in room 204, The Hope and Healing Center .

    For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    28 Flower Delivery Volunteers
    Flower Delivery Volunteers bring flowers from the Altar to parishioners who have been discharged from the hospital, have a birth in the family or who have had a death in the family. We deliver on Mondays. When we talk about uplifting people, this is one of those ministries. Contact Cyndy Ensign at 713/985-3808.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    28 Gam-Anon (Mondays)
    Gam-Anon meets Mondays, 7:00 PM, in room 104 at The Hope and Healing Center.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    28 Gambler's Anonymous (Mondays)
    Gambler's Anonymous meets Mondays at 7:00 PM, in room 104/103, The Hope and Healing Center

    For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    28 Global Prayer Group
    Current events can leave us overwhelmed and full of questions. We have found that when we gather each week to pray, we are participating in the plan that God has for our world rather than worrying about things out of our control. Although we will continue to focus on our soldiers in Afghanistan, we have felt the need to pray for many of the suffering and forgotten people all over the world. This gives us a chance to respond in prayer to the commission of Christ to reach the ends of the earth in His name.

    Please join the Global Prayer Group* any Monday from 3:00-4:00 PM in Room 207-209, Payne Education Center.

    * This group was formerly called Prayer for Iraq.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    28 Gymnastics Camp
    Gymnastics Camp

    Ages 5 yrs and up


    Come spend the week with us as we work on the balance beam, mini-trampoline and floor tumbling. We will mix in health, fitness and well-being information with fun, games and prizes.

    Steve Brown, owner of Brown's Gymnastics, will offer a week long version of his popular weekly gymnastics classes. It will almost be like squeezing a year's worth of gymnastics into one short week!

    Bring a snack and drink.


    July 28 - August 1, 2014 ~ 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. ~ Monday-Friday

    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $145 Non-Church Member - $165


    Call Brown's Gymnastics at 713-723-3362 for registration information!

    Advance registration is NEEDED!
    28 Mad Science - Water Works
    Mad Science Water Works

    Ages 4 - 5


    Water is more complicated than it looks and through this exciting camp preschoolers will learn all about the different properties of water. They will learn about sea life, density and buoyancy. Children will experiment with dry ice and water, create their very own water art and discover how water can be the most powerful force on earth. We will make our own wave motion modulators, bubble wands and pet tornados to take home! Preschoolers will be amazed at how much they can do with WATER!

    Bring a snack and drink.

    Minimum: 12


    July 28 - August 1, 2014 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. ~ Monday-Friday

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $225 Non-Church Member - $245


    Advance registration is NEEDED! Online registration is highly recommended.


    Please fill out and sign Activity Center release form for this activity.

    If you would like to pay by credit card, please use the credit card form. Make checks payable to St. Martin's Activity Center and enroll by returning this form and fee (check or credit card form) to St. Martin's Activity Center, 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056

    For more information call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 or Click here to download a pdf of the registration form, release form and credit card form.
    28 Men's AA (Mondays)
    Men's AA meets Mondays at 12:00 PM in Room 104, The Hope and Healing Center.

    For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    28 Saintly Stitchers
    The Saintly Stitchers meet each Monday, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Activity Center Upper Hall (east). Please join us for coffee, stitching and fellowship.

    We share techniques, equipment, ideas, cookies, and coffee. Our mission is to needlepoint cushions for the 300 kneelers in the pews. Each one is inscribed with Scripture from the Bible story in the nearest stained glass window. This needlepoint project is funded through donations from those wishing to honor loved ones by having their initials inconspicuously incorporated in the threads of a kneeler.

    Intermediate level and experienced stitchers gather to needlepoint pew kneelers for the nave as we share stitching techniques and fellowship. With 300 kneelers to cover we will welcome your talent.

    We are needlepointers, we are stitching to beautify the nave, and we need help from experienced needlepointers.


    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    28 The Gathering
    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. We will meet in Bagby Parish Hall from 10:00 AM-1:30 PM.
    28 Woodworking Camp - July
    Woodworking Camp

    with Linda Engelland


    BOYS AND GIRLS (4 1/2 - 10 years old)


    Monday-Thursday ~ July 28 - 31, 2014

    • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Woodworking I (4 1/2-6 years old)

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND CLOSED! Call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 to be put on the wait list.


    • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Woodworking II (5-10 years old ~ must have taken Woodworking I or be a 7-10 year old beginner)

    Click here for online registration.


    • 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.: Advanced Woodworking - Second Class (must have taken Woodworking II)


    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND CLOSED! Call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 to be put on the wait list.



    Monday-Thursday ~ August 4-7, 2014

    • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon: Woodworking I (4 1/2-6 years old)

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND CLOSED! Call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 to be put on the wait list.


    • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.: Advanced Woodworking(must have taken Woodworking II)

    THIS CAMP IS FULL AND CLOSED! Please call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 to be placed on the Wait List.


    • 2:15 - 3:45 p.m.: Woodworking II - Second Class (5-10 years old, must have taken Woodworking I or be a 7-10 year old beginner)

    Click here for online registration.



    FEE: All Levels ~ $140 - St. Martin's Member; $160 - Non-Church Member


    Advance registration is NEEDED! Online registration is highly recommended.


    Please fill out and sign Activity Center release form for this class.

    If you would like to pay by credit card, please use the credit card form. Make checks payable to St. Martin's Activity Center and enroll by returning this form and fee (check or credit card form) to St. Martin's Activity Center, 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056

    For more information call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 or Click here to download a pdf of the registration form, release form and credit card form.
    29 59 Diner Bible Study (off campus)
    The 59 Diner Bible Study is for men in their 20s, 30s and 40s -- single, married, and with or without children. This group meets most Tuesday mornings, 6:00-7:15 AM, at the 59 Diner - Shepherd location (3801 Farnham Street, 713/523-2333).

    Please contact Joyce Chun at 713/985-3812 for more information.


    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    29 Crisis Intervention Response Team: A Collaboration Between Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health
    CIRT is Houston's co-responder program partnering a Houston CIT officer with a masters-level licensed professional clinician from the Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority (MHMRA) of Harris County. The officer and clinician attend roll-call together and ride together in a patrol car. CIRT is our highest level response to individuals in serious mental health crises. The objectives of CIRT are to assist officers with CIT-related calls, conduct pro-active and follow-up CIT investigations, respond to SWAT calls as a resource when available, and handle the most serious CIT calls.

    The Hope and Healing Center Auditorium, Tuesday, July 29, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Register here: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org
    29 Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston Caregivers Group
    Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston (DBSA Houston) hosts a weekly support group for caregivers on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM in room 104, The Hope and Healing Center . For further information about the group, call DBSA's main number at 713/600-1131.

    For more information, please visit their Web site; click here.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    29 Education for Ministry (EfM) Information Meeting
    Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of theological education at St. Martins in which participants are guided by trained mentors through the study and discussion of scripture, church history, liturgy and theology.

    EfM Informational Meeting
    Tuesday, July 29
    6 7:30 p.m.
    Parlor

    For more information, please contact Deb Tisch at 713-985-3817 or dtisch@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

    29 Gambler's Anonymous (Tuesdays)
    Gambler's Anonymous meets Tuesdays, at 12:00 PM, in Room 104, The Hope and Healing Center.

    For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    29 Greenlaw Lecture Series - Tuesdays
    Scotland ~ Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


    Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw


    Five hundred years ago last fall, England and Scotland fought perhaps the most decisive battle between the two neighboring countries. An invading Scottish army, under the leadership of King James IV, was soundly defeated by the English forces and the King was killed. England's dominance over its northern neighbor was secured; this was eventually confirmed by the Union of the two crowns in 1603, and by the stronger Act of Union of 1706, which resulted in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

    This coming September 18th another significant battle will take place, not on the Field of Flodden, but at the polls when Scottish voters will signify their wishes in a referendum; to remain a part of the United Kingdom or to return to their long-ago status as an independent country.

    This 4-week course will consider the last five hundred years of Scottish history and English-Scottish relations, and will take a look at Scotland today on the evening of the vote. How will this small country, to which so many Americans have a love affair and close affinity, change if the voters choose independence? How will the potential breakup affect the rest of the UK? What will be the impact on the economy, the military, defense, membership in NATO and the European Union?

    Finally, this course will also take a look at Scotland today, to discover what is new and exciting, no matter which way the vote turns out.


    Scotland ~ Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a 4-week course to be held July 8-30 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church Activity Center, 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056. The course will be presented three separate times each week - on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The fee for the course is $80 for the four sessions.

    If you have questions or need further information, please contact Barry Greenlaw at bagreenlaw@aol.com or 713-781-9028.


    Confirmation of Registration will be sent out a week before the first session.

    Make checks payable to Barry A. Greenlaw and enroll by returning this form and fee to Barry A. Greenlaw, P.O. Box 870, Columbus, TX 78934


    Please fill out and sign Activity Center release form for this activity.


    For more information call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 or Click here to download a pdf of the registration form and release form.
    29 July Bridge Workshops - Tuesdays
    July Bridge Workshops


    St. Martin's Activity Center is once again offering July Bridge Workshops! The instructor is Joyce Ryan who has been teaching bridge for years. These workshops are always very popular. Choose the class that best fits your interest and playing level.


    "Bidding Review" Tuesdays, July 8 - 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

    Click here for online registration.


    "Judgement: Doubles" Tuesdays, July 8 - 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Click here for online registration.


    THE THURSDAY WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED BY THE INSTRUCTOR.

    ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE ACTIVITY CENTER You must register at the Activity Center Front Desk BEFORE going to class - please come a little early.

    FEE: $75 (Please talk with instructor about book)

    All workshops are 4 weeks in length.

    Instructor: Joyce Ryan jryan9620@sbcglobal.net or 713-977-3360

    Please fill out and sign Activity Center release form for this activity.

    Make checks payable to St. Martin's Activity Center and enroll by returning this form and fee (check or credit card form) to St. Martin's Activity Center, 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056


    For more information call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 or Click here to download a pdf of the registration form, release form and credit card form.


    Advance and online registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    29 Men's Tuesday Bible Study
    The Men's Tuesday Bible Study focuses on a weekly exploration of both the Bible and Christian literature. We start at 7:00 AM and normally close by 8:00 AM. To join us, show up any Tuesday in Room 201, Payne Education Center.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    29 Prayer Shawl Ministry
    The Prayer Shawl Ministry is open to everyone and is part of the Community of Hope outreach to our parishioners. Our purpose is to knit God's love, care and warmth into our shawls and have them blessed before giving them away. If you don't knit, we will help you learn how, or encourage you to start knitting again. We meet Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 AM, in the Activity Center Family Room. You may stay and knit in fellowship with others or knit on your own, but please consider being a part of our group.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    29 SA - Schizophrenics Anonymous
    Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Room 204 at The Hope and Healing Center. For more information, visit our website: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
    29 SLAA - Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
    Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Room 203, The Hope and Healing Center. Visit our website for more information: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
    29 Women's AA (Tuesdays)
    Women's AA meets Tuesdays at 12:00pm in the Community Room at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.

    For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    30 Wednesday Worship Services

    7:00 AM - Holy Eucharist, Chapel

    12:00 PM - Holy Eucharist followed by the Sacrament of Healing (Holy Unction), Chapel

    6:00 PM - Holy Eucharist, Chapel (location changes to The Church during Lent)

    With an emphasis on beautiful liturgy and excellence in music, worship at St. Martin's provides an opportunity to give thanks and praise to God. Rite I is the form regularly used. All Christians, baptized in the name of the Trinity, are welcome to receive Holy Eucharist in the Episcopal Church.

    30 Blanket Ladies
    The Blanket Ladies meet Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-noon, in the Activity Center Family Room. They make cotton flannel receiving blankets for newborn infants at local charity hospitals. It is estimated that over 45,000 blankets have been made by these hard-working, wonderful ladies. Come join this group and share some fun, fellowship and love.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    30 C.C.S.C.'s "Back to School" Drive - your donation will provide a child with a new school uniform, shoes, and school supplies
    Mark your calendars - May through August are the months for Christian Community Service Center's "Back to School" Drive! Thousands of children in greater Houston will begin the 2014-2015 academic year without the basic school supplies needed to succeed. The children at Yellowstone Academy, as well as the children of Lord of the Streets Episcopal Church (LOTS), also will benefit from this program. You can help these students through CCSC's "Back to School" program!

    Your $45 donation will provide one child with a new school uniform, shoes, and a grade-level appropriate package of new school supplies. To donate, you can enclose your cash or check in the "Clothes for Kids" envelopes located in the pew racks and place it in the offering. Or, send a check to St. Martin's Episcopal Church made payable to St. Martin's with the notation at the bottom, "CCSC BTS." Help a child to arrive at school on the first day of class feeling well prepared and ready to learn!
    30 Children and Meditation
    Come and learn with your children about beginning the practice of meditation. Wednesday, July 30th, 2:30-3:30pm. Register on our events page: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
    30 Deadline to RSVP for Cursillo at Camp Allen
    Cursillo is coming!
    Cursillo is a Spanish word meaning "short course." A Cursillo weekend is a short course in Christian living that offers great experience in "how" to live guided daily by Christ's love. Over 9,000 Episcopalians in the Diocese of Texas have found the weekend at Camp Allen to be a joy-filled experience, while learning the Cursillo method and meeting people from across the Diocese. You will return to join the Cursillo community at St. Martin's, now totaling over 100 parishioners, and meet regularly with members in a reunion group.

  • The upcoming Cursillo weekend date is August 7-10. The cost is $225.00/person, which includes room, meals and all materials.
  • Scholarships are available through St. Martin's.


  • Download applications at www.episcopalcursillotexas.org. The deadline for applications is always a week before. For more information, contact Deb Tisch at 713/985-3817.

    Keyword = Retreat
    30 Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston
    Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Houston (DBSA Houston) hosts a weekly support group on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM in room 104, The Hope and Healing Center . This is an open group for men and women who have mood disorders (including major depression, bipolar disorder and dysthymia) and their families. For further information about the group, call DBSA's main number at 713/600-1131.

    For more information, please visit their Web site; click here.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    30 Greenlaw Lecture Series - Wednesdays
    Scotland ~ Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


    Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw


    Five hundred years ago last fall, England and Scotland fought perhaps the most decisive battle between the two neighboring countries. An invading Scottish army, under the leadership of King James IV, was soundly defeated by the English forces and the King was killed. England's dominance over its northern neighbor was secured; this was eventually confirmed by the Union of the two crowns in 1603, and by the stronger Act of Union of 1706, which resulted in the United Kingdom of Great Britain.

    This coming September 18th another significant battle will take place, not on the Field of Flodden, but at the polls when Scottish voters will signify their wishes in a referendum; to remain a part of the United Kingdom or to return to their long-ago status as an independent country.

    This 4-week course will consider the last five hundred years of Scottish history and English-Scottish relations, and will take a look at Scotland today on the evening of the vote. How will this small country, to which so many Americans have a love affair and close affinity, change if the voters choose independence? How will the potential breakup affect the rest of the UK? What will be the impact on the economy, the military, defense, membership in NATO and the European Union?

    Finally, this course will also take a look at Scotland today, to discover what is new and exciting, no matter which way the vote turns out.


    Scotland ~ Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a 4-week course to be held July 8-30 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church Activity Center, 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056. The course will be presented three separate times each week - on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The fee for the course is $80 for the four sessions.

    If you have questions or need further information, please contact Barry Greenlaw at bagreenlaw@aol.com or 713-781-9028.


    Confirmation of Registration will be sent out a week before the first session.

    Make checks payable to Barry A. Greenlaw and enroll by returning this form and fee to Barry A. Greenlaw, P.O. Box 870, Columbus, TX 78934


    Please fill out and sign Activity Center release form for this activity.


    For more information call the Activity Center at 713-621-8625 or Click here to download a pdf of the registration form and release form.
    30 Men's Fellowship Group
    The Men's Fellowship Group meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 AM in Room 207-209, Payne Education Center. This small group gathers for reading, sharing, fellowship and coffee as we work our way through selected books.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    30 Men's Prayer and Bible Study
    The Men's Prayer and Bible Study meets Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 AM, Room 203 Payne Education Center.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    30 Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery (PAiR)
    Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts in Recovery (PAiR) meets Wednesdays, from 7:30-8:30 PM, in room 203, The Hope and Healing Center .

    For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    30 St. Clare's Needlepoint Guild
    St. Clare's Needlepoint Guild meets:
    * every Wednesday from noon - 3 p.m. in the Activity Center Upper Hall East
    * the second Monday evening in a member's home from 6 - 9 p.m.
    * the fourth Sunday from 1 - 4 p.m.in the Activity Center Upper Hall East

    St. Clare's Needlepoint Guild is to glorify God by bringing together stitchers of all ages and skill levels to beautify our parish, support St. Martin's outreach programs and nurture the art of needlework in our members.

    We welcome stitchers of any skill level. We teach needlepoint from basic stitches to detailed and advanced work. Stitchers skilled in basketweave are needed to help with Chancel Area projects.

    We are needlepointers, we are stitching to beautify the nave, and we need help from experienced needlepointers.

    We work year round stitching and finishing over 150 items to sell in St. Martin's Gift Shoppe and Joy of Giving Market while working on church projects and participating in outreach projects. We paint canvases, finish stitched canvases and take commissions. All sales are used to fund our church projects.

    Visit us on Facebook or email stclaresguild@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    30 Wednesday Breakfast Bunch
    Join the Wednesday Breakfast Bunch on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM in St. Elisabeth's Refectory for breakfast and fellowship. Most attend the 7:00 AM Eucharist in the Chapel before they meet for a delicious meal ($3) together. This is a great way to get to know your fellow parishioners in a small church atmosphere.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    30 Wednesday Morning Prayer Group
    Please join us in the very special privilege that God has given each of us as His followers: participating in prayer in His plans for our Church. We meet each week in the Activity Center Family Room from 8:00-8:30 AM to pray specifically for wisdom for our Rector, the clergy and the staff as they direct our life here at St. Martin's. And we also include prayers for those who are sick and hurting in our Parish as well as specific needs for our own families and friends. It has been a joy to watch God at work as He answers our prayers. It's a great way to start the day.
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    31 International Mission Trip to Honduras - Rural Water Well Project
    St. Martin's mission to Honduras will be a challenging adventure for the spiritually mature. Minimum age is high school junior and involves strenuous activity. You will work on a tightly knit team in the midst of deep poverty. Contact Eric Moen, Director of Urban Ministry and Mission, emoen@stmartinsepiscopal.org for more details. Please click here for the mission trip packet.
    31 Lydia's Guild
    Lydia's Guild needs volunteers to help straighten and organize the pew racks in The Church. We work on a rotation basis. If you can give a couple of hours once every 4 weeks, please contact Justin Jacobson at 713/985-3838.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    31 Men's AA (Thursdays)
    Men's AA meets Thursdays at 12:00 PM in the Activity Center Aerobics Room.

    [Location updated 9/21/2009]

    For more information, visit www.stmartinsepiscopal.org/prevention.php.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    31 St. Cecilia Guild
    The St. Cecilia Guild assists the Music Ministry. The efforts include working with the extensive music library, preparing music files for the adult and children's choirs, and occasionally organizing refreshments for choir members. We also need help with the children's choir; those with organizational skills are sought to monitor attendance. For information, contact David Henning, D.M.A. at 713/985-3820.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    31 St. Martin's Bell Choir (rehearsal)
    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 the English Cathedrals and is an art currently practiced by such groups as the Dorothy Shaw Handbell group who have appeared in years past at St. Martin's. We rehearse Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 PM in Founders' Hall. Call Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820 for more information.

    Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

    Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    31 St. Martin's Choir (rehearsal)
    St. Martin's Choir is a rewarding place of service to the Lord and our congregation. Singing for the 9:00 and 11:15 AM services, the Choir enjoys being accompanied by our terrific Gloria Dei Organ. A variety of classical music, renewal songs and traditional hymns give members opportunities to learn and appreciate the many different styles of sacred music composed for Christians and the Church. Part singing is a standard practice. New members find strong support from seasoned singers in the Choir who provide encouragement and support. Try us out! We're welcoming and pleased to see new faces. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:15 PM in the Choir Hall.

    Contact Dr. David Henning at 713/985-3820.

    Child care may be provided for age 0 - Pre-K, with advance reservation. Contact your event coordinator to reserve child care, or click here to read more about our policy.

    Note: This group sings for some holidays, but will not meet during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    31 Weekly Gathering at the Island for reVision/Youth Advocates
    Please join us as we serve reVision/Youth Advocates for prayer, dinner, break dancing, Bible Study and tutoring each Thursday evening at the Island from 6:45-9:00 PM. Perfect family fun!

    YA is an innovative youth development organization based in Houston, Texas. Since 1988, Youth Advocates has been building a positive youth community for young people in Texas. YA utilizes hip-hop as its central organizing principle, employing a vernacular that young people appreciate. The ethos of this community promotes autonomy, independent thinking, and creativity, and builds unconventional opportunities for growth and self-expression. Within this culture, YA establishes a norm of affection that connects disenfranchised young people to adults and to each other in constructive and discernable ways. Eliminating geographical and ethnic boundaries, YA creates a large circle of friends, joined by the common values of love, acceptance, and mutual respect. As our young people open themselves to new ways of thinking, their negative behavior patterns and their hopelessness fall away and are replaced by healthier, more proactive modes of activity.

    For more information or to sign up, send an e-mail to outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.