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September 2014
02 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.
02 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.
02 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.
02 Kids' Meals Sandwich Making
Join us to make sandwiches for Houston's hungry children on Tuesday, September 2 from 4:00-5:00 PM in the Activity Center Community Room. Enjoy fun and fellowship for all ages. Kids' Meals delivers lunch to pre-school children living in poverty. Sign-up by contacting outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org.
02 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.
02 SA - Schizophrenics Anonymous
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Room 204 at The Hope and Healing Center. For more information, visit our website: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
02 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.
02 St. Martins Softball Team- St. Martins Saints vs. the ReVision youth
You're invited to join us for a fun and casual softball game the first Tuesday each month. It's the St. Martin's Saints vs. the reVision youth! 6:45 batting cages, 7 game. Spring Spirit Baseball, 8526 Pitner Road, Houston, TX 77080. Wear your Outreach t-shirt. Ages 13 and up. To volunteer and more information, please contact outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org
02 The Arts of Spiritual Conversations
The Arts of Spiritual Conversations

Sundays, September 7 - October 19
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Bagby Parish Hall

The Rev. Alex Large and the Rev. Chad Martin will facilitate this new seven-week class designed to help you practice everyday activities that open a gateway for talking about God naturally with anyone, including those who have a different faith perspective. These practices reflect the way that Jesus interacted with people around him. Getting started is as simple as noticing, praying and listening.

September 7 - Introduction to the Arts
September 14 - The Art of Noticing
September 21 - The Art of Praying
September 28 - The art of Listening
October 5 - The Art of Asking Questions
October 12 - The Art of Loving
October 19 - The Art of Welcoming

02 Tuesday Dance Classes
Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz


Our dance program continues to be a tremendous success and Ms. Crista Reuss Glover will be back at the St. Martin's Activity Center this fall with an even better program. Basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz will be offered. You may choose from Monday or Tuesday classes. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in one of these outstanding classes.


MONDAY CLASSES: September 8 - December 15, 2014

12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

Click here for online registration.


1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

Click here for online registration.


2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

Click here for online registration.


3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

Click here for online registration.


TUESDAY CLASSES: September 2 - December 9, 2014


2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

Click here for online registration.


3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/”Hip Hop”/Classical Jazz (1st-2nd grades)

Click here for online registration.


4:35 - 5:20 p.m. Hip Hop & Classical Jazz (3rd-5th grades)

Click here for online registration.



Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014.


Ballet & Tap Dance Attire Dress Code: Black Leotard - any style, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes - replace ribbon with elastic {for Ballet/Tap classes}

Ballet & Jazz - Ballet attire and black jazz shoes - No Tap

Jazz Dance Attire/Dress Code: Leotard - any style or color, Black Jazz Pants, Black Jazz Shoes


Attire available at Costumes & Dancewear as well as Academy Sports & Outdoors


Seventeenth Annual Dance Recital ~ May, 2015


Any Questions? Call Miss Crista at 713-807-7569 or e-mail at pointe9958@aol.com


FEE: St. Martin's Member - $205 Non-Church Member - $225

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.
02 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.
03 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.

03 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.
03 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!
03 Dad's Bible Study
Dad's Prayer Group
7 - 8:15 a.m.
Bride's Room
Join us and the Rev. Alex Large for coffee, fellowship, teaching and prayer. For more info contact the Rev. Alex Large via email for more information.
03 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.
03 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.
03 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.
03 Mom's Prayer Group
Mom's Prayer Group
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Bride's Room
Join us and Emily Large for coffee, fellowship, teaching and prayer. Child care will be provided. For more info contact the Rev. Alex Large via email for more information.
03 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.
03 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.
03 Tae Kwon Do
Tae Kwon Do!


Bruce Alamdari will conduct the fall session of Tae Kwon Do for children at the St. Martin's Activity Center. These classes are extremely popular. Instruction includes self-discipline, body control and self-defense.

• Free belt testing • Fee does not include uniform which is purchased from instructor.


Wednesdays: September 3 - December 10, 2014 (13 weeks) (No Class October 23 and November 27)


• 2:00-2:30 p.m., Little Tigers (3 - 4 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 10

Click here for online registration.

• 2:45-3:15 p.m., Little Dragons (3 - 4 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 10

Click here for online registration.

• 3:30 - 4:15 p.m., Little Warriors (5 - 6 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 15

Click here for online registration.

4:20 - 5:05 p.m., Advanced Class (Yellow belt & up - no exceptions) Min: 5 Max: 15

Click here for online registration.


FEE for all Levels: $335 St. Martin's Member; $355 Non-Church Member

Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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.
03 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.
03 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.
04 Gymnastics
Gymnastics for Boys and Girls


First Semester (Sept-Dec) $275 (This includes the $10 yearly registration fee)

Students can join mid-semester or even mid-month. Fees will be prorated.


Students can pay by the month ($70) Payments must be made by the first class of each month. $5 late fee after first class, $10 after 3rd class

Checks should be made out to: Brown's Gymnastics
Checks can be turned in at time of class, turned in at school office, or mailed to: Brown's Gymnastics, 5930 Beaudry, Houston, TX 77035

713-298-3881

Call for information, to pre-register, or just to let us know you’re signing up!


Thursday Class ages and times:

Old 3's & Pre-K's 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Kinder, 1st & 2nd Grades 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

3rd, 4th & 5th Grades 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.


Classes begin September 4, 2014


Your child will be participating in an exciting 45 minute class once a week. We work in the areas of floor tumbling, balance beam and mini-trampoline. Some classes include cheerleading for the students that desire it. In all of our classes we mix in health, fitness and well-being information along with some humor.


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.
04 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.
04 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.
04 reVision Volunteer Orientation
Informative presentation about this transformational ministry and the wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Meet from 6:00-7:00 PM at The Island at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Room 208. Just show up or contact outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

Our friends at Heights Film Co. spent months creating this incredible video showcasing reVision's work to build community with gang affected youth in Southwest Houston. Please feel free to share this with family, friends, co-workers, and anyone interested. Click here for a quick video!
04 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.
04 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.
04 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.
04 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.
05 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.
05 Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live will consist of a tight schedule of high-energy games, delicious dinner and a talk from one of The Island staff members. As with all Student Ministries Programs, friends are always most welcome. We will meet at The Island from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
05 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.
05 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.
05 Serve in our Acolyte Corps (grades 7-12)
Our Acolyte corps (grades 7-12) gives youth an opportunity to take part in the Sunday worship experience by serving alongside the clergy during Holy Communion and Morning Prayer. If you would like to serve as an Acolyte, please contact Anthony Orona at 713/830-4110.

Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
06 CH's "Big Saturday" Basketball Skills Clinic
CH's "Big Saturday" Basketball Skills Clinic


12 "BIG SATURDAYS" ~ 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

4 Saturdays in September (6, 13, 20, 27) 4 Saturdays in October (4, 11, 18, 25) 4 Saturdays in November (1, 8, 15, 22)


The lead clinician is John Herndon. Coach Herndon has coached all three levels of NCAA competition (Rice University, North Dakota State, Washington and Lee University), and at the high school level (Christ School - Asheville, North Carolina and Episcopal High School - Houston, TX).He has authored multiple instructional manuals and videos on different aspects of the game. John may best be known to Houston area families as "CH", the Director of the popular Rice Owl Basketball Camps.


"SKILLS, NOT DRILLS! My passion, enthusiasm and expertise in teaching the game are unmatched. I have an extremely keen eye for teaching and emphasizing the progressive skill sets that lead up to the finished product." WE ARE THE BEST AT PUTTING YOUNGSTERS INTO A POSITION TO BE SUCCESSFUL DURING THE UPCOMING SEASON.


WE'LL COVER:
• BALL HANDLING - stationary handling, stationary dribbling, dribble moves.
• PASSING - chest passes, bounce passes, hook passes, passing on the run, lead passes.
• SHOOTING - technique, groove shooting motion, catch-and-shoot, shooting off the dribble, layups.
• OFFENSE - one-on-one, four-on-four, spacing, screening, movement.
• DEFENSE - stance, movement, wing denial, helpside defense, block outs.


Eligibility: K-6th graders Grouped by skill level, then by age.


For more information or to speak with instructor regarding his refund policy, please call 713-376-0767.

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


Cost: $330 for ENTIRE COURSE {12th class is free with this option} or PAY AS YOU COME ~ $30 per class. Tuition covers instruction from CH and former Rice players, "CH" t-shirt, skills manual, Gatorade. Talk with Coach Herndon regarding his refund policy.

Make checks payable to: "John Herndon, Inc." and mail checks to: John Herndon, Inc, 4 Pembrook Court, Bellaire, TX 77401


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.
06 Marrage Preparation Class
Marriage Preparation Class
Saturday, September 6, 2014
9:30 a.m. - noon
Payne Education Building, Room 210/212


The Marriage Preparation Class is a requirement for engaged couples getting married at St. Martins. However, this class is tailored to those who have never been married. Please contact Allie Hippard to sign up for this class or for special counseling requirements if you've been married before.
06 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.
06 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.
07 "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.
07 St. Martin's Anniversary
On Sunday, September 7, 1952, St. Martin's Episcopal Church was founded by the Rev. J. Thomas Bagby. One hundred twenty-five people attended the first service at the house on Post Oak Road.

For more information about St. Martin's history, click here.
07 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 7 is the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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

9 a.m. - Holy Eucharist 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

11:15 a.m. - The Altar, Holy Eucharist with sermon, The Island. This service features a contemporary liturgy, inspirational music, and a sermon accessible to students, college-aged and young adults (casual attire). A "meal on the grounds" will be served right after the service for a minimal fee.

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.
07 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.
07 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.
07 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.
07 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.
07 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.
07 Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) Food Drive--Get your bag!!
Please share your blessings and accept the upcoming food drive challenge. St. Martin's hopes to donate over 500 bags of food to Christian Community Service Center (C.C.S.C.). Grab your grocery bag to fill on Sunday, September 7. Bring donations of canned fruit, canned tuna and/or peanut butter to church with you on Sunday, September 14 or September 21. For information, contact Cyd Gillette. By contributing a bag of canned goods, please know you have helped feed a family struggling to feed their children.
07 Divorce Recovery
Divorce Recoveryis a 6 week series of seminars designed to help those who are divorced, going through a divorce or contemplating one. The series is not therapy and cannot replace the need for individual counseling, but is intended to provide helpful guidance and support for those dealing with the emotional struggles at the end of a marriage.

Dr. Yael Avivi, a clinical psychologist and the Rev. Mary Wilson will be our facilitators for this 6 week Divorce Recovery series. Topics that will be discussed are: Understanding the Cycle of Loss and Acceptance, Making Room for Growth, The Power of Being Separate and Connected, Learning New Patterns and Creating a New Life.

Divorce Recovery series begins on Sunday, September 7th - October 12th, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Payne Education Center, Room 210-212. The cost of the 6 week series is $30. Online registration will begin on August 7.
Click Here for online registration.
For more information, please contact Deb Tisch at 713/985-3817.

[Keywords: Divorce, Divorce Recovery, Divorce Recovery Series]
07 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.
07 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.
07 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.
07 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.
    07 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.
    07 Sunday Morning EYC
    For middle schoolers and high schoolers every Sunday at the Island from 10:15 - 11 a.m. Join us for donuts, fellowship and a Bible Study!
    07 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.
  • 08 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.
    08 Creative Crafts & Science Exploration
    Creative Crafts & Science Exploration

    Ages 4-5 years

    with Karin Davis


    Join us on Mondays for crafts and all things that are fun!! Our weekly hands-on craft projects will be produced by painting, cutting, and gluing a number of items, such as recycled material and objects found in nature, into creative masterpieces. We will also explore and experiment with a few science activities along the way!


    September 8 - December 8, 2014
    Mondays, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
    12 weeks (no class Oct. 20 & Nov. 24)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $190 Non-Church Member - $210

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 16


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    08 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.
    08 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.
    08 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.
    08 LEGO I Pre-K Engineering
    Building Brains LEGO I Pre-K Engineering

    Ages 3 - 4 years


    Trained instructors use LEGO Duplo and K'NEX educational kits to BUILD math and science skills. Our specially designed building kits have gears, levers and pulleys. Students build simple machines that really work, while BUILDING fine motor skills and confidence. Classes are designed to reinforce classroom curriculum. Students use colors, sizes and shapes to build simple machines and then perform scientific experiments to see how they work. Several new and exciting machines are built each day. Literacy skills are improved by memorizing poems with hand motions for gears, levers and pulleys that reinforce how they work and what they do.


    Mondays ~ September 8 - December 8, 2014 ~ 2:45-3:30 p.m. (12 weeks; no class October 20 and November 24)

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND CLOSED!


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $260 Non-Church Member - $280

    Maximum: 7


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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    08 Mah Jongg Lessons
    Mah Jongg Lessons with Sally Pehr


    Click here for online registration.



    Come play Mah Jongg! You will learn the basics of this ancient Chinese tile game which combines skill and luck. Please bring a current official Standard Hands and Rule card if you have one ~ or you can buy one from Sally on the first day of class. Mah Jongg sets will be provided.


    Minimum number of participants: 4 Maximum number of participants: 8
    Mondays, September 8 - October 13, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    6 weeks

    FEE: $220 - St. Martin's Member; $240 - Non-Church Member


    Students must purchase current Mah-Jongg card. Card can be purchased from instructor for $7.00


    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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    08 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.
    08 Monday Dance Classes
    Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz


    Our dance program continues to be a tremendous success and Ms. Crista Reuss Glover will be back at the St. Martin's Activity Center this fall with an even better program. Basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz will be offered. You may choose from Monday or Tuesday classes. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in one of these outstanding classes.


    MONDAY CLASSES: September 8 - December 15, 2014

    12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

    Click here for online registration.


    TUESDAY CLASSES: September 2 - December 9, 2014


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/”Hip Hop”/Classical Jazz (1st-2nd grades)

    Click here for online registration.


    4:35 - 5:20 p.m. Hip Hop & Classical Jazz (3rd-5th grades)

    Click here for online registration.



    Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014.


    Ballet & Tap Dance Attire Dress Code: Black Leotard - any style, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes - replace ribbon with elastic {for Ballet/Tap classes}

    Ballet & Jazz - Ballet attire and black jazz shoes - No Tap

    Jazz Dance Attire/Dress Code: Leotard - any style or color, Black Jazz Pants, Black Jazz Shoes


    Attire available at Costumes & Dancewear as well as Academy Sports & Outdoors


    Seventeenth Annual Dance Recital ~ May, 2015


    Any Questions? Call Miss Crista at 713-807-7569 or e-mail at pointe9958@aol.com


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $205 Non-Church Member - $225

    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.
    08 Move It Monday
    Move It Monday

    Ages 3*-5 years {*must be 3 by January 1, 2014}

    with Ed Davis


    "Move It Monday" will focus on the overall coordination and development of the children. Exercises, movement activities, and low organization games will be a major part of the class. Eye-hand and eye-foot coordination and the loco-motor skills of running, jumping, hopping, galloping, sliding and skipping will be introduced and reinforced throughout the classes during the semester.

    During this semester we will have a lot of fun while learning new games that focus on movement skills and overall coordination. My goal is to instill an interest and love for staying active! Hopefully this will last a lifetime!

    We have three rules in our class:

    Have FUN Get sweaty Get your heart beating faster than it was when you walked into the gym

    If everyone follows rule #1 everything else should be great!


    Maximum: 12

    Mondays, September 8 - December 8, 2014 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. (no class Oct. 20 & Nov. 24)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $165 Non-Church Member - $185


    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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    08 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.
    09 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.
    09 Church Under the Bridge Street Ministry Off Campus
    Join us Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. as we take part in the downtown service, located at 2800 St. Charles Street, known as Church Under the Bridge. We will be serving a meal, serving as prayer partners and providing praise music for the service. Volunteers, age 18 and older, will meet in the St. Martin's parking lot at 6:45 p.m. to carpool to the service. For more information or to volunteer, please send an e-mail to outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org.

    Please email Outreach or call the Outreach office, 713-985-3811 to let us know you will meet us in the parking lot at 6:45 p.m. or you will meet you there. We don't want to leave anybody!!
    09 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.
    09 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.
    09 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.
    09 SA - Schizophrenics Anonymous
    Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Room 204 at The Hope and Healing Center. For more information, visit our website: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
    09 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.
    09 Stamping It Forward
    "Stamping It Forward" of St. Martin's is a Paper Crafting group benefiting our Church and Outreach programs.

    Join us for fellowship and paper creations the second Tuesday of each month, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Activity Center.

    No experience required, creative coaching included! We will make cards, boxes, bags, etc. for Outreach programs and the St. Martin's Gift Shoppe. All paper, embellishments, adhesive, and tools provided.

    Call or email Tammy Davis at tsgeno@hotmail.com or 281-413-0025 for more information.

    Our fellowship will begin Tuesday, September 9, 2014. We will kick-off with adorable baby boxes for our Clergy to make special deliveries to new parents.
    09 The Arts of Spiritual Conversations
    The Arts of Spiritual Conversations

    Sundays, September 7 - October 19
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Bagby Parish Hall

    The Rev. Alex Large and the Rev. Chad Martin will facilitate this new seven-week class designed to help you practice everyday activities that open a gateway for talking about God naturally with anyone, including those who have a different faith perspective. These practices reflect the way that Jesus interacted with people around him. Getting started is as simple as noticing, praying and listening.

    September 7 - Introduction to the Arts
    September 14 - The Art of Noticing
    September 21 - The Art of Praying
    September 28 - The art of Listening
    October 5 - The Art of Asking Questions
    October 12 - The Art of Loving
    October 19 - The Art of Welcoming

    09 Tuesday Dance Classes
    Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz


    Our dance program continues to be a tremendous success and Ms. Crista Reuss Glover will be back at the St. Martin's Activity Center this fall with an even better program. Basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz will be offered. You may choose from Monday or Tuesday classes. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in one of these outstanding classes.


    MONDAY CLASSES: September 8 - December 15, 2014

    12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

    Click here for online registration.


    TUESDAY CLASSES: September 2 - December 9, 2014


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/”Hip Hop”/Classical Jazz (1st-2nd grades)

    Click here for online registration.


    4:35 - 5:20 p.m. Hip Hop & Classical Jazz (3rd-5th grades)

    Click here for online registration.



    Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014.


    Ballet & Tap Dance Attire Dress Code: Black Leotard - any style, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes - replace ribbon with elastic {for Ballet/Tap classes}

    Ballet & Jazz - Ballet attire and black jazz shoes - No Tap

    Jazz Dance Attire/Dress Code: Leotard - any style or color, Black Jazz Pants, Black Jazz Shoes


    Attire available at Costumes & Dancewear as well as Academy Sports & Outdoors


    Seventeenth Annual Dance Recital ~ May, 2015


    Any Questions? Call Miss Crista at 713-807-7569 or e-mail at pointe9958@aol.com


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $205 Non-Church Member - $225

    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.
    09 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.
    10 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.

    10 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.
    10 College Care Package Workshop
    Here's something fun for your college students!

    Our College Care Package Workshop

    Wednesday, September 10, 10 a.m. - noon

    Location: St. Martin's Church Fellowship Room/Activity Center

    Here's the scoop!
    Care packages are boxed and ready to mail off!

    We'll create several small treats and cards from precut kits.
    This fast and fun workshop will include study time, yummy snacks and heartfelt notes of encouragement... Wait till you see the kits! So FUN!

    The $46 fee includes all precut kits, supplies and snacks for your scholar!

    It's so great to hear the reactions from the students that received a package from our previous workshops! It's a HUGE hit with the kids and even more rewarding for the moms!

    Please RSVP, and let us know if your package is for a male or female.

    Space is limited, so please mail a check to reserve a spot:
    Barbara Conner
    720 Marchmont Drive
    Houston, TX 77024

    RSVP at 713-722-8638 or scrapbkfun@aol.com.
    10 Crohn's & Colitis Support Group
    The Crohn's & Colitis Support Group meets at 7:30 PM, in The Hope and Healing Center, room 104, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation
    Note: This group will not meet on holidays or during Church campus closings. Please contact the group leader for updates.
    10 Dad's Bible Study
    Dad's Prayer Group
    7 - 8:15 a.m.
    Bride's Room
    Join us and the Rev. Alex Large for coffee, fellowship, teaching and prayer. For more info contact the Rev. Alex Large via email for more information.
    10 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.
    10 LEGO II Elementary Engineering
    Building Brains
    LEGO II Elementary Engineering

    Ages 5 - 6 years


    Students BUILD simple machines using gears, levers and pulleys and then MOTORIZE them using LEGO and K'NEX educational kits and curriculum while BUILDING math and science skills. Using the newest LEGO educational kit, students challenge one another to create, build and test the best design. Students will learn why a machine works and how to manipulate a machine to go faster or slower. Fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, imagination and confidence will increase in this fun-filled class atmosphere. We teach division using gear ratios.


    Wednesdays ~ September 10 - December 10, 2014 ~ 2:45-3:30 p.m.
    (12 weeks; no class October 22 and November 26)


    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $260 Non-Church Member - $280

    Maximum: 7


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    10 Lunch and Learn
    LUNCH AND LEARN Wednesday, September 10, NOON-1:00 PM Join us for a noontime "Lunch and Learn" series on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We promise stimulating presentations and conversations on topics dealing with "healthy lifestyles." Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. Please check the website for speakers and topics. www.hopeandhealingcenter.org/events/299/
    10 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.
    10 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.
    10 Mom's Prayer Group
    Mom's Prayer Group
    9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
    Bride's Room
    Join us and Emily Large for coffee, fellowship, teaching and prayer. Child care will be provided. For more info contact the Rev. Alex Large via email for more information.
    10 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.
    10 Spanish for Ninos
    Spanish for Ninos

    Ages 3 - 5 years


    Hola ninos! There are life-long advantages to be gained from early language learning, advantages that extend way beyond the gift of language alone. We provide young children the opportunity to learn and experience the Spanish language through music and play! We focus on the young child's natural ability to develop language effortlessly. Our curriculum is designed to gradually incorporate new words and expressions, as it reinforces past vocabulary, placing an emphasis on auditory comprehension and oral expression. Our modular structure is not based on levels and allows for students to enter and leave and restart at any session.


    Wednesdays ~ September 10 - December 10, 2014 ~ 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

    (12 weeks; no class October 22 and November 26)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $150 Non-Church Member - $170

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 16


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    10 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.
    10 Tae Kwon Do
    Tae Kwon Do!


    Bruce Alamdari will conduct the fall session of Tae Kwon Do for children at the St. Martin's Activity Center. These classes are extremely popular. Instruction includes self-discipline, body control and self-defense.

    • Free belt testing • Fee does not include uniform which is purchased from instructor.


    Wednesdays: September 3 - December 10, 2014 (13 weeks) (No Class October 23 and November 27)


    • 2:00-2:30 p.m., Little Tigers (3 - 4 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 10

    Click here for online registration.

    • 2:45-3:15 p.m., Little Dragons (3 - 4 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 10

    Click here for online registration.

    • 3:30 - 4:15 p.m., Little Warriors (5 - 6 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 15

    Click here for online registration.

    4:20 - 5:05 p.m., Advanced Class (Yellow belt & up - no exceptions) Min: 5 Max: 15

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE for all Levels: $335 St. Martin's Member; $355 Non-Church Member

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    10 The Minors Baseball Program
    The Minors Baseball Program!

    Ages 3-6 years ~ Boys and Girls!


    The Minors Baseball Program is offered to introduce and develop America's National Pass Time for Boys and Girls

    The Minors focuses on impacting the fundamentals of baseball, such as:

    • Hitting • Throwing • Catching Base Running

    The Minors uses only safe and kid-friendly equipment.


    Wednesdays, September 10 - December 10, 2014 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
    (no class Oct. 22 & Nov. 26)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $160 Non-Church Member - $180


    Classes are held once per week for a total of 12 weeks ~ each class is 30 minutes and has no more than 7 children per class.


    **Private lessons for kids ages 7-13 are also available. Please check our website for more information: www.theminorsbaseball.com


    Luis Baez - Owner/Head Coach 281-844-3656 or coachluis@theminorsbaseball.com


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    10 Video Games: Are They Hurting My Child?
    Come and learn about the addictive nature of gaming, the effects on the brain and if your child spends too much time playing video games. Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, will help you to set healthy limits at all ages of a child's life, when to say 'enough' and why it's so important to do so.
    Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
    Register here: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
    10 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.
    10 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.
    10 Yellowstone Academy Tour
    Yellowstone volunteers are planning a tour of the school on Wednesday, September 10. The little yellow school bus will pick folks up at the church at 9:30 a.m., drive them to Yellowstone, tour and back to church by noon. Depart on Yellowstone Bus from SMEC lot. Please contact Outreach Ministries, outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org
    11 Christian Life Study (CLS)
    Christian Life Study (CLS)
    A Bible Study for Women

    2014 - 2015
    September 11, 2014 - May 7, 2015
    Please consult with individual leaders about dates when CLS does not meet.
    Thursdays Mornings: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Thursday Evenings: 6:30 - 8 p.m.


    Experience fellowship and fun as we follow Jesus' teachings through the New Testament books of Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Peter and Ephesians. Learn real life Christian application in a casual, encouraging atmosphere. Our classes are filled with personal "God-moment" stories, small group discussion, song, prayer and large group lecture. Child care for ages 6 weeks to three years and our nurturing Godly Play program for ages three to five years are offered and recommended. Godly Play is a sensory motor program that introduces preschoolers to the wonder of God. Children and grandchildren of those attending the class are very welcome.

    "CLS has been one of the greatest blessings in my life, not only for me, but my whole family. For the first time, I understand Jesus' compassion, patience, forgiveness and love and I am able to share this with others."....CLS member

    "I love the connection I have with the women in my small group. We pray for one another during the week...it is exciting to see how God is working in their lives."....CLS member

    Come, be encouraged and challenged as we learn more about Jesus through His WORD: a true knowledge of Jesus is our greatest need and our greatest happiness. Philippians 3:10: "I want to know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power and participate with Him in Life." For more information contact Deb Tisch at dtisch@stmartinsepiscopal.org or 713-985-3817.
    11 Gymnastics
    Gymnastics for Boys and Girls


    First Semester (Sept-Dec) $275 (This includes the $10 yearly registration fee)

    Students can join mid-semester or even mid-month. Fees will be prorated.


    Students can pay by the month ($70) Payments must be made by the first class of each month. $5 late fee after first class, $10 after 3rd class

    Checks should be made out to: Brown's Gymnastics
    Checks can be turned in at time of class, turned in at school office, or mailed to: Brown's Gymnastics, 5930 Beaudry, Houston, TX 77035

    713-298-3881

    Call for information, to pre-register, or just to let us know you’re signing up!


    Thursday Class ages and times:

    Old 3's & Pre-K's 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

    Kinder, 1st & 2nd Grades 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

    3rd, 4th & 5th Grades 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.


    Classes begin September 4, 2014


    Your child will be participating in an exciting 45 minute class once a week. We work in the areas of floor tumbling, balance beam and mini-trampoline. Some classes include cheerleading for the students that desire it. In all of our classes we mix in health, fitness and well-being information along with some humor.


    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.
    11 Hand Over the Chocolate and No One Gets Hurt: The New Science of Food and Addiction
    Dr. Pamela Peeke will discuss the science of food addiction. Thursday, September 11, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Register here: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
    11 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.
    11 Men of St. Martin's Thursday Morning Bible Study
    Men of St. Martin's consists of all men of the Parish. Guests and visitors are always welcome to Men of St. Martin's events. These events include a weekly Bible study, Outreach and social events.

    Thursday Morning Bible Study gathers each Thursday morning, September through May, for a brief Bible reflection and small group discussion, fellowship and mutual support. Once a month, we welcome a special guest speaker.

    Breakfast is available for a $5 donation. Reservations are not required. Weekly attendance is preferred but not mandatory; please join us whenever you are able.

    Join us for the "Study of James" by N.T. Wright from 7 to 8 a.m. in Bagby Parish Hall.

    To pre-order a Study Guide, please contact Justin Jacobson at jjacobson@stmartinsepiscopal.org or 713-985-3838.

    Books will be available for pick-up and payment at the Thursday morning Bible Study.

    2014 Fall Schedule:

    Sept. 11 - Chapter 1: James 1:1-8, The Challenge of Faith
    Sept. 18 - Chapter 2: James 1:9-18, The snares of the World
    Sept. 25 - Guest Speaker: Mr. Granville Knight, Jr., Author
    Oct. 2 - Chapter 3: James 1:19-27, The Word That Goes to Work
    Oct. 9 - Chapter 4: James 2:1-13, No Favorites
    Oct. 16 - Chapter 5: James 2:14-26, Faith and Works
    Oct. 23 - Guest Speaker: The Rev. Dave Peterson
    Oct. 30 - Chapter 6: James 3:1-18, Taming the Tongue
    Nov. 6 - Chapter 7: James 4:1-17, Humility and Faith
    Nov. 13 - Chapter 8: James 5:1-12, The Rich and the Suffering
    Nov. 20 - Guest Speaker: The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas
    Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Break
    Dec. 4 - Chapter 9: James 5:13-20, Praying in Faith
    Dec. 11 - Guest Speaker: Mr. Ralph Borde, CEO, As Our Own
    Christmas Break/ Resume on January 8, 2015

    11 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.
    11 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.
    11 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.
    11 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.
    11 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.
    12 Addiction & the Brain: Neurochemistry of Chronic Pain, Personality Disorder, and the Relationship between Food and Addiction in Treatment and Recovery
    Speakers: Michael Baron & Pam Peeke will speak on addiction and the brain. Friday, September 12, 8am - 12pm. Register here: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org
    12 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.
    12 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.
    12 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.
    12 Soccer Shots
    Soccer Shots

    Ages 3 - 5 years


    Soccer Shots is a uniquely designed program that will introduce soccer to your child in a fun, safe, and controlled environment. Each week the 30 to 40 minute soccer sessions will offer basic soccer skills, fun games, competitions, and prizes to your child. The program also emphasizes character-forming lessons such as respect, honesty, sharing, teamwork, patience, and encouragement.

    What do the Soccer Shots Sessions include?

    Basic soccer skills Exclusive Soccer Shots games Word of the Day Creative, imaginative play Fun fitness activities and exercises Coordination, balance, and agility development Character-building lessons Weekly and seasonal prizes


    Fridays ~ September 12 - November 21 2014

    Two class times to choose from!

    2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    Click here for online registration.

    or 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

    Click here for online registration.


    Parents will pick up children in the preschool at 2:30 p.m. after the 2:00 p.m. class.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $140 Non-Church Member - $160

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 24


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


    Advance registration is NEEDED!

    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.
    13 CH's "Big Saturday" Basketball Skills Clinic
    CH's "Big Saturday" Basketball Skills Clinic


    12 "BIG SATURDAYS" ~ 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

    4 Saturdays in September (6, 13, 20, 27) 4 Saturdays in October (4, 11, 18, 25) 4 Saturdays in November (1, 8, 15, 22)


    The lead clinician is John Herndon. Coach Herndon has coached all three levels of NCAA competition (Rice University, North Dakota State, Washington and Lee University), and at the high school level (Christ School - Asheville, North Carolina and Episcopal High School - Houston, TX).He has authored multiple instructional manuals and videos on different aspects of the game. John may best be known to Houston area families as "CH", the Director of the popular Rice Owl Basketball Camps.


    "SKILLS, NOT DRILLS! My passion, enthusiasm and expertise in teaching the game are unmatched. I have an extremely keen eye for teaching and emphasizing the progressive skill sets that lead up to the finished product." WE ARE THE BEST AT PUTTING YOUNGSTERS INTO A POSITION TO BE SUCCESSFUL DURING THE UPCOMING SEASON.


    WE'LL COVER:
    • BALL HANDLING - stationary handling, stationary dribbling, dribble moves.
    • PASSING - chest passes, bounce passes, hook passes, passing on the run, lead passes.
    • SHOOTING - technique, groove shooting motion, catch-and-shoot, shooting off the dribble, layups.
    • OFFENSE - one-on-one, four-on-four, spacing, screening, movement.
    • DEFENSE - stance, movement, wing denial, helpside defense, block outs.


    Eligibility: K-6th graders Grouped by skill level, then by age.


    For more information or to speak with instructor regarding his refund policy, please call 713-376-0767.

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


    Cost: $330 for ENTIRE COURSE {12th class is free with this option} or PAY AS YOU COME ~ $30 per class. Tuition covers instruction from CH and former Rice players, "CH" t-shirt, skills manual, Gatorade. Talk with Coach Herndon regarding his refund policy.

    Make checks payable to: "John Herndon, Inc." and mail checks to: John Herndon, Inc, 4 Pembrook Court, Bellaire, TX 77401


    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.
    13 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.
    13 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.
    14 "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.
    14 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
    September 14 is the Fourteenth 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

    11:15 a.m. - The Altar, Holy Eucharist with sermon, The Island. This service features a contemporary liturgy, inspirational music, and a sermon accessible to students, college-aged and young adults (casual attire). A "meal on the grounds" will be served right after the service for a minimal fee.

    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.
    14 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.
    14 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.
    14 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.
    14 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.
    14 CCSC Food Drive--Bring your filled grocery sack to Church!!
    Please share your blessings and accept the upcoming food drive challenge. St. Martin's hopes to donate over 500 bags of food to Christian Community Service Center (C.C.S.C.). Grab your grocery bag to fill on Sunday, September 7. Bring donations of canned fruit, canned tuna and/or peanut butter to church with you on Sunday, September 14 or September 21. For information, contact Cyd Gillette. By contributing a bag of canned goods, please know you have helped feed a family struggling to feed their children.
    14 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.
    14 Divorce Recovery
    Divorce Recoveryis a 6 week series of seminars designed to help those who are divorced, going through a divorce or contemplating one. The series is not therapy and cannot replace the need for individual counseling, but is intended to provide helpful guidance and support for those dealing with the emotional struggles at the end of a marriage.

    Dr. Yael Avivi, a clinical psychologist and the Rev. Mary Wilson will be our facilitators for this 6 week Divorce Recovery series. Topics that will be discussed are: Understanding the Cycle of Loss and Acceptance, Making Room for Growth, The Power of Being Separate and Connected, Learning New Patterns and Creating a New Life.

    Divorce Recovery series begins on Sunday, September 7th - October 12th, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Payne Education Center, Room 210-212. The cost of the 6 week series is $30. Online registration will begin on August 7.
    Click Here for online registration.
    For more information, please contact Deb Tisch at 713/985-3817.

    [Keywords: Divorce, Divorce Recovery, Divorce Recovery Series]
    14 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.
    14 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.
    14 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.
    14 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.
    14 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.
    14 Sunday Morning EYC
    For middle schoolers and high schoolers every Sunday at the Island from 10:15 - 11 a.m. Join us for donuts, fellowship and a Bible Study!
    14 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.
  • 15 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.
    15 Creative Crafts & Science Exploration
    Creative Crafts & Science Exploration

    Ages 4-5 years

    with Karin Davis


    Join us on Mondays for crafts and all things that are fun!! Our weekly hands-on craft projects will be produced by painting, cutting, and gluing a number of items, such as recycled material and objects found in nature, into creative masterpieces. We will also explore and experiment with a few science activities along the way!


    September 8 - December 8, 2014
    Mondays, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
    12 weeks (no class Oct. 20 & Nov. 24)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $190 Non-Church Member - $210

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 16


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    15 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.
    15 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.
    15 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.
    15 LEGO I Pre-K Engineering
    Building Brains LEGO I Pre-K Engineering

    Ages 3 - 4 years


    Trained instructors use LEGO Duplo and K'NEX educational kits to BUILD math and science skills. Our specially designed building kits have gears, levers and pulleys. Students build simple machines that really work, while BUILDING fine motor skills and confidence. Classes are designed to reinforce classroom curriculum. Students use colors, sizes and shapes to build simple machines and then perform scientific experiments to see how they work. Several new and exciting machines are built each day. Literacy skills are improved by memorizing poems with hand motions for gears, levers and pulleys that reinforce how they work and what they do.


    Mondays ~ September 8 - December 8, 2014 ~ 2:45-3:30 p.m. (12 weeks; no class October 20 and November 24)

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND CLOSED!


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $260 Non-Church Member - $280

    Maximum: 7


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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    15 Mah Jongg Lessons
    Mah Jongg Lessons with Sally Pehr


    Click here for online registration.



    Come play Mah Jongg! You will learn the basics of this ancient Chinese tile game which combines skill and luck. Please bring a current official Standard Hands and Rule card if you have one ~ or you can buy one from Sally on the first day of class. Mah Jongg sets will be provided.


    Minimum number of participants: 4 Maximum number of participants: 8
    Mondays, September 8 - October 13, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    6 weeks

    FEE: $220 - St. Martin's Member; $240 - Non-Church Member


    Students must purchase current Mah-Jongg card. Card can be purchased from instructor for $7.00


    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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    15 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.
    15 Monday Dance Classes
    Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz


    Our dance program continues to be a tremendous success and Ms. Crista Reuss Glover will be back at the St. Martin's Activity Center this fall with an even better program. Basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz will be offered. You may choose from Monday or Tuesday classes. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in one of these outstanding classes.


    MONDAY CLASSES: September 8 - December 15, 2014

    12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

    Click here for online registration.


    TUESDAY CLASSES: September 2 - December 9, 2014


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/”Hip Hop”/Classical Jazz (1st-2nd grades)

    Click here for online registration.


    4:35 - 5:20 p.m. Hip Hop & Classical Jazz (3rd-5th grades)

    Click here for online registration.



    Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014.


    Ballet & Tap Dance Attire Dress Code: Black Leotard - any style, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes - replace ribbon with elastic {for Ballet/Tap classes}

    Ballet & Jazz - Ballet attire and black jazz shoes - No Tap

    Jazz Dance Attire/Dress Code: Leotard - any style or color, Black Jazz Pants, Black Jazz Shoes


    Attire available at Costumes & Dancewear as well as Academy Sports & Outdoors


    Seventeenth Annual Dance Recital ~ May, 2015


    Any Questions? Call Miss Crista at 713-807-7569 or e-mail at pointe9958@aol.com


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $205 Non-Church Member - $225

    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.
    15 Move It Monday
    Move It Monday

    Ages 3*-5 years {*must be 3 by January 1, 2014}

    with Ed Davis


    "Move It Monday" will focus on the overall coordination and development of the children. Exercises, movement activities, and low organization games will be a major part of the class. Eye-hand and eye-foot coordination and the loco-motor skills of running, jumping, hopping, galloping, sliding and skipping will be introduced and reinforced throughout the classes during the semester.

    During this semester we will have a lot of fun while learning new games that focus on movement skills and overall coordination. My goal is to instill an interest and love for staying active! Hopefully this will last a lifetime!

    We have three rules in our class:

    Have FUN Get sweaty Get your heart beating faster than it was when you walked into the gym

    If everyone follows rule #1 everything else should be great!


    Maximum: 12

    Mondays, September 8 - December 8, 2014 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. (no class Oct. 20 & Nov. 24)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $165 Non-Church Member - $185


    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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    15 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.
    16 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.
    16 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.
    16 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.
    16 Greenlaw Lecture Series - Tuesdays
    The First Georgians ~ A Dynastic Revolution

    Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw


    The year 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Hanoverians to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. The German "Georgians" established not just a new dynasty, but also one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British intellectual and cultural life. In this 10-week course, we will consider the figures, events and styles of this new age: the Kings, George I and George II; Frederick the Prince of Wales, who founded an alternate court (to the everlasting enmity of his mother and father) and led the stylistic revolution; and perhaps most importantly, Queen Caroline, the "Philosopher Queen", only recently recognized as a key figure in the history of the British Enlightenment. Among her supporters were the musician, Handel, and the architect and garden designer William Kent, both of whom revolutionized British taste, along with William Hogarth, the artistic satirist of the Georgian Age.

    The First Georgians - A Dynastic Revolution, is a ten week course, to be held September 16-17 through November 25-26, 2014 (there will be a one week break with no classes on September 30 and October 1). 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 Full Course is $200. You may, if you wish, register for either half {Sessions 1-5 or 6-10} for $125.


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

    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, release form and credit card form.
    16 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.
    16 SA - Schizophrenics Anonymous
    Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Room 204 at The Hope and Healing Center. For more information, visit our website: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
    16 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.
    16 The Arts of Spiritual Conversations
    The Arts of Spiritual Conversations

    Sundays, September 7 - October 19
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Bagby Parish Hall

    The Rev. Alex Large and the Rev. Chad Martin will facilitate this new seven-week class designed to help you practice everyday activities that open a gateway for talking about God naturally with anyone, including those who have a different faith perspective. These practices reflect the way that Jesus interacted with people around him. Getting started is as simple as noticing, praying and listening.

    September 7 - Introduction to the Arts
    September 14 - The Art of Noticing
    September 21 - The Art of Praying
    September 28 - The art of Listening
    October 5 - The Art of Asking Questions
    October 12 - The Art of Loving
    October 19 - The Art of Welcoming

    16 Tuesday Bridge Lessons
    Bridge Lessons


    This fall the St. Martin's Activity Center will once again offer beginner through advanced bridge lessons. The instructor is Joyce Ryan, a Gold Life Master, who has been teaching bridge for several years. Joyce is assisted by Ann Harvey. These classes are always very popular. Here's an idea - bring your bridge club and sharpen everyone's playing skills or start a beginner bridge club and come to the Activity Center for instruction. Choose the class that most fits your playing level.


    TUESDAY CLASSES:

    "Competitive Bidding"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Beginning Bridge"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.


    THURSDAY CLASSES:

    "Beginning Bridge"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Play of the Hand"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.



    All classes are 8 weeks in length - no classes October 21 & 23

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


    FEE: $135 - for each class Books are available from instructor for an additional charge.


    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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    16 Tuesday Dance Classes
    Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz


    Our dance program continues to be a tremendous success and Ms. Crista Reuss Glover will be back at the St. Martin's Activity Center this fall with an even better program. Basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz will be offered. You may choose from Monday or Tuesday classes. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in one of these outstanding classes.


    MONDAY CLASSES: September 8 - December 15, 2014

    12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

    Click here for online registration.


    TUESDAY CLASSES: September 2 - December 9, 2014


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/”Hip Hop”/Classical Jazz (1st-2nd grades)

    Click here for online registration.


    4:35 - 5:20 p.m. Hip Hop & Classical Jazz (3rd-5th grades)

    Click here for online registration.



    Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014.


    Ballet & Tap Dance Attire Dress Code: Black Leotard - any style, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes - replace ribbon with elastic {for Ballet/Tap classes}

    Ballet & Jazz - Ballet attire and black jazz shoes - No Tap

    Jazz Dance Attire/Dress Code: Leotard - any style or color, Black Jazz Pants, Black Jazz Shoes


    Attire available at Costumes & Dancewear as well as Academy Sports & Outdoors


    Seventeenth Annual Dance Recital ~ May, 2015


    Any Questions? Call Miss Crista at 713-807-7569 or e-mail at pointe9958@aol.com


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $205 Non-Church Member - $225

    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.
    16 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.
    17 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.

    17 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.
    17 Dad's Bible Study
    Dad's Prayer Group
    7 - 8:15 a.m.
    Bride's Room
    Join us and the Rev. Alex Large for coffee, fellowship, teaching and prayer. For more info contact the Rev. Alex Large via email for more information.
    17 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.
    17 Greenlaw Lecture Series - Wednesdays
    The First Georgians ~ A Dynastic Revolution

    Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw


    The year 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Hanoverians to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. The German "Georgians" established not just a new dynasty, but also one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British intellectual and cultural life. In this 10-week course, we will consider the figures, events and styles of this new age: the Kings, George I and George II; Frederick the Prince of Wales, who founded an alternate court (to the everlasting enmity of his mother and father) and led the stylistic revolution; and perhaps most importantly, Queen Caroline, the "Philosopher Queen", only recently recognized as a key figure in the history of the British Enlightenment. Among her supporters were the musician, Handel, and the architect and garden designer William Kent, both of whom revolutionized British taste, along with William Hogarth, the artistic satirist of the Georgian Age.

    The First Georgians - A Dynastic Revolution, is a ten week course, to be held September 16-17 through November 25-26, 2014 (there will be a one week break with no classes on September 30 and October 1). 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 Full Course is $200. You may, if you wish, register for either half {Sessions 1-5 or 6-10} for $125.


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

    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, release form and credit card form.
    17 LEGO II Elementary Engineering
    Building Brains
    LEGO II Elementary Engineering

    Ages 5 - 6 years


    Students BUILD simple machines using gears, levers and pulleys and then MOTORIZE them using LEGO and K'NEX educational kits and curriculum while BUILDING math and science skills. Using the newest LEGO educational kit, students challenge one another to create, build and test the best design. Students will learn why a machine works and how to manipulate a machine to go faster or slower. Fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, imagination and confidence will increase in this fun-filled class atmosphere. We teach division using gear ratios.


    Wednesdays ~ September 10 - December 10, 2014 ~ 2:45-3:30 p.m.
    (12 weeks; no class October 22 and November 26)


    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $260 Non-Church Member - $280

    Maximum: 7


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    17 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.
    17 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.
    17 Mom's Prayer Group
    Mom's Prayer Group
    9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
    Bride's Room
    Join us and Emily Large for coffee, fellowship, teaching and prayer. Child care will be provided. For more info contact the Rev. Alex Large via email for more information.
    17 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.
    17 Spanish for Ninos
    Spanish for Ninos

    Ages 3 - 5 years


    Hola ninos! There are life-long advantages to be gained from early language learning, advantages that extend way beyond the gift of language alone. We provide young children the opportunity to learn and experience the Spanish language through music and play! We focus on the young child's natural ability to develop language effortlessly. Our curriculum is designed to gradually incorporate new words and expressions, as it reinforces past vocabulary, placing an emphasis on auditory comprehension and oral expression. Our modular structure is not based on levels and allows for students to enter and leave and restart at any session.


    Wednesdays ~ September 10 - December 10, 2014 ~ 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

    (12 weeks; no class October 22 and November 26)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $150 Non-Church Member - $170

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 16


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    17 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.
    17 Tae Kwon Do
    Tae Kwon Do!


    Bruce Alamdari will conduct the fall session of Tae Kwon Do for children at the St. Martin's Activity Center. These classes are extremely popular. Instruction includes self-discipline, body control and self-defense.

    • Free belt testing • Fee does not include uniform which is purchased from instructor.


    Wednesdays: September 3 - December 10, 2014 (13 weeks) (No Class October 23 and November 27)


    • 2:00-2:30 p.m., Little Tigers (3 - 4 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 10

    Click here for online registration.

    • 2:45-3:15 p.m., Little Dragons (3 - 4 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 10

    Click here for online registration.

    • 3:30 - 4:15 p.m., Little Warriors (5 - 6 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 15

    Click here for online registration.

    4:20 - 5:05 p.m., Advanced Class (Yellow belt & up - no exceptions) Min: 5 Max: 15

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE for all Levels: $335 St. Martin's Member; $355 Non-Church Member

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    17 The Minors Baseball Program
    The Minors Baseball Program!

    Ages 3-6 years ~ Boys and Girls!


    The Minors Baseball Program is offered to introduce and develop America's National Pass Time for Boys and Girls

    The Minors focuses on impacting the fundamentals of baseball, such as:

    • Hitting • Throwing • Catching Base Running

    The Minors uses only safe and kid-friendly equipment.


    Wednesdays, September 10 - December 10, 2014 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
    (no class Oct. 22 & Nov. 26)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $160 Non-Church Member - $180


    Classes are held once per week for a total of 12 weeks ~ each class is 30 minutes and has no more than 7 children per class.


    **Private lessons for kids ages 7-13 are also available. Please check our website for more information: www.theminorsbaseball.com


    Luis Baez - Owner/Head Coach 281-844-3656 or coachluis@theminorsbaseball.com


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    17 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.
    17 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.
    17 Woodworking
    Woodworking for Young Children

    with Linda Engelland


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

    September 17 - December 3, 2014 {no class October 22 and November 26}
    10 weeks


    • 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Carpentry I (4 1/4-6 yr olds)

    Click here for online registration.


    • 1:10 - 2:10 p.m., Carpentry I (4 1/4-6 yr olds) Beginners start in the fall, most students continue in the spring. This class is designed for the school year.

    Click here for online registration.


    • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Advanced Carpentry (4 1/4-9 yr olds) Children must have had Carpentry II and must have instructor permission
    Online registration is not available for this class - YOU MUST SPEAK WITH THE INSTRUCTOR


    • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Advanced Carpentry (5-10 yr olds) Children must have had Carpentry II and must have instructor permission
    Online registration is not available for this class - YOU MUST SPEAK WITH THE INSTRUCTOR


    5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Level II & Advanced Carpentry (7-10 yr olds) Beginning class for 7-12 year olds

    Click here for online registration.



    Classes are taught by Linda Engelland who has a B.S. in education from the University of Texas, Austin, and is an A.M.S. Montessori certified teacher. She has taught young children for many years and has very successfully taught woodworking for Young Children for over 10 years. Linda's classes are very popular and we are delighted to have her at the Activity Center.


    FEE: All Levels ~ $240 St. Martin's Member $260 Non-Church Member


    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.
    18 Christian Life Study (CLS)
    Christian Life Study (CLS)
    A Bible Study for Women

    2014 - 2015
    September 11, 2014 - May 7, 2015
    Please consult with individual leaders about dates when CLS does not meet.
    Thursdays Mornings: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Thursday Evenings: 6:30 - 8 p.m.


    Experience fellowship and fun as we follow Jesus' teachings through the New Testament books of Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Peter and Ephesians. Learn real life Christian application in a casual, encouraging atmosphere. Our classes are filled with personal "God-moment" stories, small group discussion, song, prayer and large group lecture. Child care for ages 6 weeks to three years and our nurturing Godly Play program for ages three to five years are offered and recommended. Godly Play is a sensory motor program that introduces preschoolers to the wonder of God. Children and grandchildren of those attending the class are very welcome.

    "CLS has been one of the greatest blessings in my life, not only for me, but my whole family. For the first time, I understand Jesus' compassion, patience, forgiveness and love and I am able to share this with others."....CLS member

    "I love the connection I have with the women in my small group. We pray for one another during the week...it is exciting to see how God is working in their lives."....CLS member

    Come, be encouraged and challenged as we learn more about Jesus through His WORD: a true knowledge of Jesus is our greatest need and our greatest happiness. Philippians 3:10: "I want to know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power and participate with Him in Life." For more information contact Deb Tisch at dtisch@stmartinsepiscopal.org or 713-985-3817.
    18 Family Movie Night
    Join us for a free family movie night, with popcorn, 7-9pm! Register on our website: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org .
    18 Gymnastics
    Gymnastics for Boys and Girls


    First Semester (Sept-Dec) $275 (This includes the $10 yearly registration fee)

    Students can join mid-semester or even mid-month. Fees will be prorated.


    Students can pay by the month ($70) Payments must be made by the first class of each month. $5 late fee after first class, $10 after 3rd class

    Checks should be made out to: Brown's Gymnastics
    Checks can be turned in at time of class, turned in at school office, or mailed to: Brown's Gymnastics, 5930 Beaudry, Houston, TX 77035

    713-298-3881

    Call for information, to pre-register, or just to let us know you’re signing up!


    Thursday Class ages and times:

    Old 3's & Pre-K's 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

    Kinder, 1st & 2nd Grades 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

    3rd, 4th & 5th Grades 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.


    Classes begin September 4, 2014


    Your child will be participating in an exciting 45 minute class once a week. We work in the areas of floor tumbling, balance beam and mini-trampoline. Some classes include cheerleading for the students that desire it. In all of our classes we mix in health, fitness and well-being information along with some humor.


    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.
    18 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.
    18 Men of St. Martin's Thursday Morning Bible Study
    Men of St. Martin's consists of all men of the Parish. Guests and visitors are always welcome to Men of St. Martin's events. These events include a weekly Bible study, Outreach and social events.

    Thursday Morning Bible Study gathers each Thursday morning, September through May, for a brief Bible reflection and small group discussion, fellowship and mutual support. Once a month, we welcome a special guest speaker.

    Breakfast is available for a $5 donation. Reservations are not required. Weekly attendance is preferred but not mandatory; please join us whenever you are able.

    Join us for the "Study of James" by N.T. Wright from 7 to 8 a.m. in Bagby Parish Hall.

    To pre-order a Study Guide, please contact Justin Jacobson at jjacobson@stmartinsepiscopal.org or 713-985-3838.

    Books will be available for pick-up and payment at the Thursday morning Bible Study.

    2014 Fall Schedule:

    Sept. 11 - Chapter 1: James 1:1-8, The Challenge of Faith
    Sept. 18 - Chapter 2: James 1:9-18, The snares of the World
    Sept. 25 - Guest Speaker: Mr. Granville Knight, Jr., Author
    Oct. 2 - Chapter 3: James 1:19-27, The Word That Goes to Work
    Oct. 9 - Chapter 4: James 2:1-13, No Favorites
    Oct. 16 - Chapter 5: James 2:14-26, Faith and Works
    Oct. 23 - Guest Speaker: The Rev. Dave Peterson
    Oct. 30 - Chapter 6: James 3:1-18, Taming the Tongue
    Nov. 6 - Chapter 7: James 4:1-17, Humility and Faith
    Nov. 13 - Chapter 8: James 5:1-12, The Rich and the Suffering
    Nov. 20 - Guest Speaker: The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas
    Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Break
    Dec. 4 - Chapter 9: James 5:13-20, Praying in Faith
    Dec. 11 - Guest Speaker: Mr. Ralph Borde, CEO, As Our Own
    Christmas Break/ Resume on January 8, 2015

    18 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.
    18 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.
    18 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.
    18 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.
    18 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
    18 Thursday Bridge Lessons
    Bridge Lessons


    This fall the St. Martin's Activity Center will once again offer beginner through advanced bridge lessons. The instructor is Joyce Ryan, a Gold Life Master, who has been teaching bridge for several years. Joyce is assisted by Ann Harvey. These classes are always very popular. Here's an idea - bring your bridge club and sharpen everyone's playing skills or start a beginner bridge club and come to the Activity Center for instruction. Choose the class that most fits your playing level.


    TUESDAY CLASSES:

    "Competitive Bidding"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Beginning Bridge"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.


    THURSDAY CLASSES:

    "Beginning Bridge"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Play of the Hand"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.



    All classes are 8 weeks in length - no classes October 21 & 23

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


    FEE: $135 - for each class Books are available from instructor for an additional charge.


    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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    18 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.
    19 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.
    19 Family Movie Night
    Friday, September 19, 7 - 9 pm in our auditorium. Check our website for the movie title: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org
    19 Friday Night Live
    Friday Night Live will consist of a tight schedule of high-energy games, delicious dinner and a talk from one of The Island staff members. As with all Student Ministries Programs, friends are always most welcome. We will meet at The Island from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    19 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.
    19 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.
    19 Soccer Shots
    Soccer Shots

    Ages 3 - 5 years


    Soccer Shots is a uniquely designed program that will introduce soccer to your child in a fun, safe, and controlled environment. Each week the 30 to 40 minute soccer sessions will offer basic soccer skills, fun games, competitions, and prizes to your child. The program also emphasizes character-forming lessons such as respect, honesty, sharing, teamwork, patience, and encouragement.

    What do the Soccer Shots Sessions include?

    Basic soccer skills Exclusive Soccer Shots games Word of the Day Creative, imaginative play Fun fitness activities and exercises Coordination, balance, and agility development Character-building lessons Weekly and seasonal prizes


    Fridays ~ September 12 - November 21 2014

    Two class times to choose from!

    2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    Click here for online registration.

    or 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

    Click here for online registration.


    Parents will pick up children in the preschool at 2:30 p.m. after the 2:00 p.m. class.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $140 Non-Church Member - $160

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 24


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


    Advance registration is NEEDED!

    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.
    20 Spirituality Saturday
    The next Spirituality Saturday meeting is September 20, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, in the Vestry Conference Room. Spirituality Saturday is a group spiritual direction experience, designed to help one find the Holy not only in the extraordinary moments of life but also in the ordinary, mundane, everyday chores, work, community, church and family life. Spirituality Saturday meets the 3rd Saturday of every month. Please contact Deb Tisch at 713/985-3817 for more information.

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

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    20 CH's "Big Saturday" Basketball Skills Clinic
    CH's "Big Saturday" Basketball Skills Clinic


    12 "BIG SATURDAYS" ~ 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

    4 Saturdays in September (6, 13, 20, 27) 4 Saturdays in October (4, 11, 18, 25) 4 Saturdays in November (1, 8, 15, 22)


    The lead clinician is John Herndon. Coach Herndon has coached all three levels of NCAA competition (Rice University, North Dakota State, Washington and Lee University), and at the high school level (Christ School - Asheville, North Carolina and Episcopal High School - Houston, TX).He has authored multiple instructional manuals and videos on different aspects of the game. John may best be known to Houston area families as "CH", the Director of the popular Rice Owl Basketball Camps.


    "SKILLS, NOT DRILLS! My passion, enthusiasm and expertise in teaching the game are unmatched. I have an extremely keen eye for teaching and emphasizing the progressive skill sets that lead up to the finished product." WE ARE THE BEST AT PUTTING YOUNGSTERS INTO A POSITION TO BE SUCCESSFUL DURING THE UPCOMING SEASON.


    WE'LL COVER:
    • BALL HANDLING - stationary handling, stationary dribbling, dribble moves.
    • PASSING - chest passes, bounce passes, hook passes, passing on the run, lead passes.
    • SHOOTING - technique, groove shooting motion, catch-and-shoot, shooting off the dribble, layups.
    • OFFENSE - one-on-one, four-on-four, spacing, screening, movement.
    • DEFENSE - stance, movement, wing denial, helpside defense, block outs.


    Eligibility: K-6th graders Grouped by skill level, then by age.


    For more information or to speak with instructor regarding his refund policy, please call 713-376-0767.

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


    Cost: $330 for ENTIRE COURSE {12th class is free with this option} or PAY AS YOU COME ~ $30 per class. Tuition covers instruction from CH and former Rice players, "CH" t-shirt, skills manual, Gatorade. Talk with Coach Herndon regarding his refund policy.

    Make checks payable to: "John Herndon, Inc." and mail checks to: John Herndon, Inc, 4 Pembrook Court, Bellaire, TX 77401


    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.
    20 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.
    20 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.
    21 "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.
    21 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
    September 21 is the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

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

    9 a.m. - Holy Eucharist 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

    11:15 a.m. - The Altar, Holy Eucharist with sermon, The Island. This service features a contemporary liturgy, inspirational music, and a sermon accessible to students, college-aged and young adults (casual attire). A "meal on the grounds" will be served right after the service for a minimal fee.

    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.
    21 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.
    21 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.
    21 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.
    21 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.
    21 CCSC Food Drive--Bring your filled grocery sack to Church!!
    Please share your blessings and accept the upcoming food drive challenge. St. Martin's hopes to donate over 500 bags of food to Christian Community Service Center (C.C.S.C.). Grab your grocery bag to fill on Sunday, September 7. Bring donations of canned fruit, canned tuna and/or peanut butter to church with you on Sunday, September 14 or September 21. For information, contact Cyd Gillette. By contributing a bag of canned goods, please know you have helped feed a family struggling to feed their children.
    21 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.
    21 Divorce Recovery
    Divorce Recoveryis a 6 week series of seminars designed to help those who are divorced, going through a divorce or contemplating one. The series is not therapy and cannot replace the need for individual counseling, but is intended to provide helpful guidance and support for those dealing with the emotional struggles at the end of a marriage.

    Dr. Yael Avivi, a clinical psychologist and the Rev. Mary Wilson will be our facilitators for this 6 week Divorce Recovery series. Topics that will be discussed are: Understanding the Cycle of Loss and Acceptance, Making Room for Growth, The Power of Being Separate and Connected, Learning New Patterns and Creating a New Life.

    Divorce Recovery series begins on Sunday, September 7th - October 12th, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Payne Education Center, Room 210-212. The cost of the 6 week series is $30. Online registration will begin on August 7.
    Click Here for online registration.
    For more information, please contact Deb Tisch at 713/985-3817.

    [Keywords: Divorce, Divorce Recovery, Divorce Recovery Series]
    21 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.
    21 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.
    21 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.
    21 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.
    21 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.
    21 Sunday Morning EYC
    For middle schoolers and high schoolers every Sunday at the Island from 10:15 - 11 a.m. Join us for donuts, fellowship and a Bible Study!
    21 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.
  • 22 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.
    22 Creative Crafts & Science Exploration
    Creative Crafts & Science Exploration

    Ages 4-5 years

    with Karin Davis


    Join us on Mondays for crafts and all things that are fun!! Our weekly hands-on craft projects will be produced by painting, cutting, and gluing a number of items, such as recycled material and objects found in nature, into creative masterpieces. We will also explore and experiment with a few science activities along the way!


    September 8 - December 8, 2014
    Mondays, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
    12 weeks (no class Oct. 20 & Nov. 24)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $190 Non-Church Member - $210

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 16


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    22 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.
    22 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.
    22 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.
    22 LEGO I Pre-K Engineering
    Building Brains LEGO I Pre-K Engineering

    Ages 3 - 4 years


    Trained instructors use LEGO Duplo and K'NEX educational kits to BUILD math and science skills. Our specially designed building kits have gears, levers and pulleys. Students build simple machines that really work, while BUILDING fine motor skills and confidence. Classes are designed to reinforce classroom curriculum. Students use colors, sizes and shapes to build simple machines and then perform scientific experiments to see how they work. Several new and exciting machines are built each day. Literacy skills are improved by memorizing poems with hand motions for gears, levers and pulleys that reinforce how they work and what they do.


    Mondays ~ September 8 - December 8, 2014 ~ 2:45-3:30 p.m. (12 weeks; no class October 20 and November 24)

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND CLOSED!


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $260 Non-Church Member - $280

    Maximum: 7


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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    22 Mah Jongg Lessons
    Mah Jongg Lessons with Sally Pehr


    Click here for online registration.



    Come play Mah Jongg! You will learn the basics of this ancient Chinese tile game which combines skill and luck. Please bring a current official Standard Hands and Rule card if you have one ~ or you can buy one from Sally on the first day of class. Mah Jongg sets will be provided.


    Minimum number of participants: 4 Maximum number of participants: 8
    Mondays, September 8 - October 13, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    6 weeks

    FEE: $220 - St. Martin's Member; $240 - Non-Church Member


    Students must purchase current Mah-Jongg card. Card can be purchased from instructor for $7.00


    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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    22 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.
    22 Monday Dance Classes
    Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz


    Our dance program continues to be a tremendous success and Ms. Crista Reuss Glover will be back at the St. Martin's Activity Center this fall with an even better program. Basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz will be offered. You may choose from Monday or Tuesday classes. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in one of these outstanding classes.


    MONDAY CLASSES: September 8 - December 15, 2014

    12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

    Click here for online registration.


    TUESDAY CLASSES: September 2 - December 9, 2014


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/”Hip Hop”/Classical Jazz (1st-2nd grades)

    Click here for online registration.


    4:35 - 5:20 p.m. Hip Hop & Classical Jazz (3rd-5th grades)

    Click here for online registration.



    Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014.


    Ballet & Tap Dance Attire Dress Code: Black Leotard - any style, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes - replace ribbon with elastic {for Ballet/Tap classes}

    Ballet & Jazz - Ballet attire and black jazz shoes - No Tap

    Jazz Dance Attire/Dress Code: Leotard - any style or color, Black Jazz Pants, Black Jazz Shoes


    Attire available at Costumes & Dancewear as well as Academy Sports & Outdoors


    Seventeenth Annual Dance Recital ~ May, 2015


    Any Questions? Call Miss Crista at 713-807-7569 or e-mail at pointe9958@aol.com


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $205 Non-Church Member - $225

    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.
    22 Move It Monday
    Move It Monday

    Ages 3*-5 years {*must be 3 by January 1, 2014}

    with Ed Davis


    "Move It Monday" will focus on the overall coordination and development of the children. Exercises, movement activities, and low organization games will be a major part of the class. Eye-hand and eye-foot coordination and the loco-motor skills of running, jumping, hopping, galloping, sliding and skipping will be introduced and reinforced throughout the classes during the semester.

    During this semester we will have a lot of fun while learning new games that focus on movement skills and overall coordination. My goal is to instill an interest and love for staying active! Hopefully this will last a lifetime!

    We have three rules in our class:

    Have FUN Get sweaty Get your heart beating faster than it was when you walked into the gym

    If everyone follows rule #1 everything else should be great!


    Maximum: 12

    Mondays, September 8 - December 8, 2014 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. (no class Oct. 20 & Nov. 24)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $165 Non-Church Member - $185


    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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    22 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.
    22 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.
    23 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.
    23 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.
    23 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.
    23 Greenlaw Lecture Series - Tuesdays
    The First Georgians ~ A Dynastic Revolution

    Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw


    The year 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Hanoverians to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. The German "Georgians" established not just a new dynasty, but also one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British intellectual and cultural life. In this 10-week course, we will consider the figures, events and styles of this new age: the Kings, George I and George II; Frederick the Prince of Wales, who founded an alternate court (to the everlasting enmity of his mother and father) and led the stylistic revolution; and perhaps most importantly, Queen Caroline, the "Philosopher Queen", only recently recognized as a key figure in the history of the British Enlightenment. Among her supporters were the musician, Handel, and the architect and garden designer William Kent, both of whom revolutionized British taste, along with William Hogarth, the artistic satirist of the Georgian Age.

    The First Georgians - A Dynastic Revolution, is a ten week course, to be held September 16-17 through November 25-26, 2014 (there will be a one week break with no classes on September 30 and October 1). 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 Full Course is $200. You may, if you wish, register for either half {Sessions 1-5 or 6-10} for $125.


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

    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, release form and credit card form.
    23 Internet Safety - with Childbuilders
    Tuesday, September 23, Noon - 1:30pm. Join us for a monthly parenting series presented by Amanda Siroosian, MPH and Program Director, ChildBuilders. Elements of the program include: how to keep children safe on the street and on the Internet; cyberbullying prevention and reporting tools; information on Internet safety and predators. www.hopeandhealingcenter.org
    23 Men of St. Martin's Kids' Meals Sandwich Making
    Join the Men of St. Martin's to make sandwiches for Houston's hungry children on Tuesday, September 23 from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Activity Center Fellowship Room.

    Kids' Meals delivers lunch to pre-school children living in poverty. Let us know if you can help by contacting outreach@stmartinsepiscopal.org.
    23 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.
    23 SA - Schizophrenics Anonymous
    Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Room 204 at The Hope and Healing Center. For more information, visit our website: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
    23 September ECW Luncheon - A Christian Woman's Toolbox
    Join us for the September ECW luncheon on Tuesday, September 23 in Bagby Parish Hall. Check in/Fellowship is at 11 a.m. and the luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 each.

    A Christian Woman's Toolbox

    Find out about The Hope and Healing Institute and what it can do for you and yours. Featured speakers will be Patti Hatton, MA, LPC, Rev. Amy Bezecny, Rev. Dr. Lorna Bradley and the Rev. Bill Wigmore.

    Child care is sponsored by Holy Strollers.

    Event Chair: Michelle Bain and Christine Williams [ecw@stmartinsepiscopal.org]

    Reservation Information: To pay and make reservations online, click here.

    Postal mail reservation registration to: Beth Ollenburger, 12326 Mossycup, Houston, TX 77027.

    For more information, please contact Beth Ollenburger at 713/784-6878.

    The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Martin's is open to all women of the Episcopal Church over age 18. The Mission of the ECW is to encourage the women of St. Martin's in their life in Christ; to promote their spiritual growth through fellowship in their Christian faith; and to foster their active participation in the mission of the church.



    Keywords: ECW, Women, Episcopal Church Women, Fall Luncheon, ECW Luncheon
    23 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.
    23 The Arts of Spiritual Conversations
    The Arts of Spiritual Conversations

    Sundays, September 7 - October 19
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Bagby Parish Hall

    The Rev. Alex Large and the Rev. Chad Martin will facilitate this new seven-week class designed to help you practice everyday activities that open a gateway for talking about God naturally with anyone, including those who have a different faith perspective. These practices reflect the way that Jesus interacted with people around him. Getting started is as simple as noticing, praying and listening.

    September 7 - Introduction to the Arts
    September 14 - The Art of Noticing
    September 21 - The Art of Praying
    September 28 - The art of Listening
    October 5 - The Art of Asking Questions
    October 12 - The Art of Loving
    October 19 - The Art of Welcoming

    23 Tuesday Bridge Lessons
    Bridge Lessons


    This fall the St. Martin's Activity Center will once again offer beginner through advanced bridge lessons. The instructor is Joyce Ryan, a Gold Life Master, who has been teaching bridge for several years. Joyce is assisted by Ann Harvey. These classes are always very popular. Here's an idea - bring your bridge club and sharpen everyone's playing skills or start a beginner bridge club and come to the Activity Center for instruction. Choose the class that most fits your playing level.


    TUESDAY CLASSES:

    "Competitive Bidding"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Beginning Bridge"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.


    THURSDAY CLASSES:

    "Beginning Bridge"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Play of the Hand"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.



    All classes are 8 weeks in length - no classes October 21 & 23

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


    FEE: $135 - for each class Books are available from instructor for an additional charge.


    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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    23 Tuesday Dance Classes
    Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz


    Our dance program continues to be a tremendous success and Ms. Crista Reuss Glover will be back at the St. Martin's Activity Center this fall with an even better program. Basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz will be offered. You may choose from Monday or Tuesday classes. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in one of these outstanding classes.


    MONDAY CLASSES: September 8 - December 15, 2014

    12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

    Click here for online registration.


    TUESDAY CLASSES: September 2 - December 9, 2014


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/”Hip Hop”/Classical Jazz (1st-2nd grades)

    Click here for online registration.


    4:35 - 5:20 p.m. Hip Hop & Classical Jazz (3rd-5th grades)

    Click here for online registration.



    Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014.


    Ballet & Tap Dance Attire Dress Code: Black Leotard - any style, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes - replace ribbon with elastic {for Ballet/Tap classes}

    Ballet & Jazz - Ballet attire and black jazz shoes - No Tap

    Jazz Dance Attire/Dress Code: Leotard - any style or color, Black Jazz Pants, Black Jazz Shoes


    Attire available at Costumes & Dancewear as well as Academy Sports & Outdoors


    Seventeenth Annual Dance Recital ~ May, 2015


    Any Questions? Call Miss Crista at 713-807-7569 or e-mail at pointe9958@aol.com


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $205 Non-Church Member - $225

    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.
    23 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.
    24 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.

    24 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.
    24 Dad's Bible Study
    Dad's Prayer Group
    7 - 8:15 a.m.
    Bride's Room
    Join us and the Rev. Alex Large for coffee, fellowship, teaching and prayer. For more info contact the Rev. Alex Large via email for more information.
    24 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.
    24 Greenlaw Lecture Series - Wednesdays
    The First Georgians ~ A Dynastic Revolution

    Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw


    The year 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Hanoverians to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. The German "Georgians" established not just a new dynasty, but also one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British intellectual and cultural life. In this 10-week course, we will consider the figures, events and styles of this new age: the Kings, George I and George II; Frederick the Prince of Wales, who founded an alternate court (to the everlasting enmity of his mother and father) and led the stylistic revolution; and perhaps most importantly, Queen Caroline, the "Philosopher Queen", only recently recognized as a key figure in the history of the British Enlightenment. Among her supporters were the musician, Handel, and the architect and garden designer William Kent, both of whom revolutionized British taste, along with William Hogarth, the artistic satirist of the Georgian Age.

    The First Georgians - A Dynastic Revolution, is a ten week course, to be held September 16-17 through November 25-26, 2014 (there will be a one week break with no classes on September 30 and October 1). 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 Full Course is $200. You may, if you wish, register for either half {Sessions 1-5 or 6-10} for $125.


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

    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, release form and credit card form.
    24 LEGO II Elementary Engineering
    Building Brains
    LEGO II Elementary Engineering

    Ages 5 - 6 years


    Students BUILD simple machines using gears, levers and pulleys and then MOTORIZE them using LEGO and K'NEX educational kits and curriculum while BUILDING math and science skills. Using the newest LEGO educational kit, students challenge one another to create, build and test the best design. Students will learn why a machine works and how to manipulate a machine to go faster or slower. Fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, imagination and confidence will increase in this fun-filled class atmosphere. We teach division using gear ratios.


    Wednesdays ~ September 10 - December 10, 2014 ~ 2:45-3:30 p.m.
    (12 weeks; no class October 22 and November 26)


    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $260 Non-Church Member - $280

    Maximum: 7


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    24 Lunch and Learn
    Join us for a noontime "Lunch and Learn" series on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We promise stimulating presentations and conversations on topics dealing with "healthy lifestyles." Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. Please check the website for speakers and topics. www.hopeandhealingcenter.org
    24 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.
    24 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.
    24 Mom's Prayer Group
    Mom's Prayer Group
    9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
    Bride's Room
    Join us and Emily Large for coffee, fellowship, teaching and prayer. Child care will be provided. For more info contact the Rev. Alex Large via email for more information.
    24 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.
    24 Spanish for Ninos
    Spanish for Ninos

    Ages 3 - 5 years


    Hola ninos! There are life-long advantages to be gained from early language learning, advantages that extend way beyond the gift of language alone. We provide young children the opportunity to learn and experience the Spanish language through music and play! We focus on the young child's natural ability to develop language effortlessly. Our curriculum is designed to gradually incorporate new words and expressions, as it reinforces past vocabulary, placing an emphasis on auditory comprehension and oral expression. Our modular structure is not based on levels and allows for students to enter and leave and restart at any session.


    Wednesdays ~ September 10 - December 10, 2014 ~ 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

    (12 weeks; no class October 22 and November 26)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $150 Non-Church Member - $170

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 16


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    24 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.
    24 Tae Kwon Do
    Tae Kwon Do!


    Bruce Alamdari will conduct the fall session of Tae Kwon Do for children at the St. Martin's Activity Center. These classes are extremely popular. Instruction includes self-discipline, body control and self-defense.

    • Free belt testing • Fee does not include uniform which is purchased from instructor.


    Wednesdays: September 3 - December 10, 2014 (13 weeks) (No Class October 23 and November 27)


    • 2:00-2:30 p.m., Little Tigers (3 - 4 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 10

    Click here for online registration.

    • 2:45-3:15 p.m., Little Dragons (3 - 4 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 10

    Click here for online registration.

    • 3:30 - 4:15 p.m., Little Warriors (5 - 6 yrs.), Min: 5 Max: 15

    Click here for online registration.

    4:20 - 5:05 p.m., Advanced Class (Yellow belt & up - no exceptions) Min: 5 Max: 15

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE for all Levels: $335 St. Martin's Member; $355 Non-Church Member

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    24 The Minors Baseball Program
    The Minors Baseball Program!

    Ages 3-6 years ~ Boys and Girls!


    The Minors Baseball Program is offered to introduce and develop America's National Pass Time for Boys and Girls

    The Minors focuses on impacting the fundamentals of baseball, such as:

    • Hitting • Throwing • Catching Base Running

    The Minors uses only safe and kid-friendly equipment.


    Wednesdays, September 10 - December 10, 2014 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
    (no class Oct. 22 & Nov. 26)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $160 Non-Church Member - $180


    Classes are held once per week for a total of 12 weeks ~ each class is 30 minutes and has no more than 7 children per class.


    **Private lessons for kids ages 7-13 are also available. Please check our website for more information: www.theminorsbaseball.com


    Luis Baez - Owner/Head Coach 281-844-3656 or coachluis@theminorsbaseball.com


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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.
    24 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.
    24 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 Woodworking
    Woodworking for Young Children

    with Linda Engelland


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

    September 17 - December 3, 2014 {no class October 22 and November 26}
    10 weeks


    • 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Carpentry I (4 1/4-6 yr olds)

    Click here for online registration.


    • 1:10 - 2:10 p.m., Carpentry I (4 1/4-6 yr olds) Beginners start in the fall, most students continue in the spring. This class is designed for the school year.

    Click here for online registration.


    • 2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Advanced Carpentry (4 1/4-9 yr olds) Children must have had Carpentry II and must have instructor permission
    Online registration is not available for this class - YOU MUST SPEAK WITH THE INSTRUCTOR


    • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Advanced Carpentry (5-10 yr olds) Children must have had Carpentry II and must have instructor permission
    Online registration is not available for this class - YOU MUST SPEAK WITH THE INSTRUCTOR


    5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Level II & Advanced Carpentry (7-10 yr olds) Beginning class for 7-12 year olds

    Click here for online registration.



    Classes are taught by Linda Engelland who has a B.S. in education from the University of Texas, Austin, and is an A.M.S. Montessori certified teacher. She has taught young children for many years and has very successfully taught woodworking for Young Children for over 10 years. Linda's classes are very popular and we are delighted to have her at the Activity Center.


    FEE: All Levels ~ $240 St. Martin's Member $260 Non-Church Member


    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.
    25 Christian Life Study (CLS)
    Christian Life Study (CLS)
    A Bible Study for Women

    2014 - 2015
    September 11, 2014 - May 7, 2015
    Please consult with individual leaders about dates when CLS does not meet.
    Thursdays Mornings: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    Thursday Evenings: 6:30 - 8 p.m.


    Experience fellowship and fun as we follow Jesus' teachings through the New Testament books of Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Peter and Ephesians. Learn real life Christian application in a casual, encouraging atmosphere. Our classes are filled with personal "God-moment" stories, small group discussion, song, prayer and large group lecture. Child care for ages 6 weeks to three years and our nurturing Godly Play program for ages three to five years are offered and recommended. Godly Play is a sensory motor program that introduces preschoolers to the wonder of God. Children and grandchildren of those attending the class are very welcome.

    "CLS has been one of the greatest blessings in my life, not only for me, but my whole family. For the first time, I understand Jesus' compassion, patience, forgiveness and love and I am able to share this with others."....CLS member

    "I love the connection I have with the women in my small group. We pray for one another during the week...it is exciting to see how God is working in their lives."....CLS member

    Come, be encouraged and challenged as we learn more about Jesus through His WORD: a true knowledge of Jesus is our greatest need and our greatest happiness. Philippians 3:10: "I want to know Christ personally, experience his resurrection power and participate with Him in Life." For more information contact Deb Tisch at dtisch@stmartinsepiscopal.org or 713-985-3817.
    25 Gymnastics
    Gymnastics for Boys and Girls


    First Semester (Sept-Dec) $275 (This includes the $10 yearly registration fee)

    Students can join mid-semester or even mid-month. Fees will be prorated.


    Students can pay by the month ($70) Payments must be made by the first class of each month. $5 late fee after first class, $10 after 3rd class

    Checks should be made out to: Brown's Gymnastics
    Checks can be turned in at time of class, turned in at school office, or mailed to: Brown's Gymnastics, 5930 Beaudry, Houston, TX 77035

    713-298-3881

    Call for information, to pre-register, or just to let us know you’re signing up!


    Thursday Class ages and times:

    Old 3's & Pre-K's 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

    Kinder, 1st & 2nd Grades 3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

    3rd, 4th & 5th Grades 4:15 - 5:00 p.m.


    Classes begin September 4, 2014


    Your child will be participating in an exciting 45 minute class once a week. We work in the areas of floor tumbling, balance beam and mini-trampoline. Some classes include cheerleading for the students that desire it. In all of our classes we mix in health, fitness and well-being information along with some humor.


    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.
    25 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.
    25 Men of St. Martin's Thursday Morning Bible Study
    Men of St. Martin's consists of all men of the Parish. Guests and visitors are always welcome to Men of St. Martin's events. These events include a weekly Bible study, Outreach and social events.

    Thursday Morning Bible Study gathers each Thursday morning, September through May, for a brief Bible reflection and small group discussion, fellowship and mutual support. Once a month, we welcome a special guest speaker.

    Breakfast is available for a $5 donation. Reservations are not required. Weekly attendance is preferred but not mandatory; please join us whenever you are able.

    Join us for the "Study of James" by N.T. Wright from 7 to 8 a.m. in Bagby Parish Hall.

    To pre-order a Study Guide, please contact Justin Jacobson at jjacobson@stmartinsepiscopal.org or 713-985-3838.

    Books will be available for pick-up and payment at the Thursday morning Bible Study.

    2014 Fall Schedule:

    Sept. 11 - Chapter 1: James 1:1-8, The Challenge of Faith
    Sept. 18 - Chapter 2: James 1:9-18, The snares of the World
    Sept. 25 - Guest Speaker: Mr. Granville Knight, Jr., Author
    Oct. 2 - Chapter 3: James 1:19-27, The Word That Goes to Work
    Oct. 9 - Chapter 4: James 2:1-13, No Favorites
    Oct. 16 - Chapter 5: James 2:14-26, Faith and Works
    Oct. 23 - Guest Speaker: The Rev. Dave Peterson
    Oct. 30 - Chapter 6: James 3:1-18, Taming the Tongue
    Nov. 6 - Chapter 7: James 4:1-17, Humility and Faith
    Nov. 13 - Chapter 8: James 5:1-12, The Rich and the Suffering
    Nov. 20 - Guest Speaker: The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Bishop of Texas
    Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Break
    Dec. 4 - Chapter 9: James 5:13-20, Praying in Faith
    Dec. 11 - Guest Speaker: Mr. Ralph Borde, CEO, As Our Own
    Christmas Break/ Resume on January 8, 2015

    25 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.
    25 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.
    25 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.
    25 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.
    25 Thursday Bridge Lessons
    Bridge Lessons


    This fall the St. Martin's Activity Center will once again offer beginner through advanced bridge lessons. The instructor is Joyce Ryan, a Gold Life Master, who has been teaching bridge for several years. Joyce is assisted by Ann Harvey. These classes are always very popular. Here's an idea - bring your bridge club and sharpen everyone's playing skills or start a beginner bridge club and come to the Activity Center for instruction. Choose the class that most fits your playing level.


    TUESDAY CLASSES:

    "Competitive Bidding"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Beginning Bridge"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.


    THURSDAY CLASSES:

    "Beginning Bridge"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Play of the Hand"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.



    All classes are 8 weeks in length - no classes October 21 & 23

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


    FEE: $135 - for each class Books are available from instructor for an additional charge.


    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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    25 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.
    26 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.
    26 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.
    26 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 Soccer Shots
    Soccer Shots

    Ages 3 - 5 years


    Soccer Shots is a uniquely designed program that will introduce soccer to your child in a fun, safe, and controlled environment. Each week the 30 to 40 minute soccer sessions will offer basic soccer skills, fun games, competitions, and prizes to your child. The program also emphasizes character-forming lessons such as respect, honesty, sharing, teamwork, patience, and encouragement.

    What do the Soccer Shots Sessions include?

    Basic soccer skills Exclusive Soccer Shots games Word of the Day Creative, imaginative play Fun fitness activities and exercises Coordination, balance, and agility development Character-building lessons Weekly and seasonal prizes


    Fridays ~ September 12 - November 21 2014

    Two class times to choose from!

    2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

    Click here for online registration.

    or 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

    Click here for online registration.


    Parents will pick up children in the preschool at 2:30 p.m. after the 2:00 p.m. class.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $140 Non-Church Member - $160

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 24


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


    Advance registration is NEEDED!

    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.
    27 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.
    27 CH's "Big Saturday" Basketball Skills Clinic
    CH's "Big Saturday" Basketball Skills Clinic


    12 "BIG SATURDAYS" ~ 10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

    4 Saturdays in September (6, 13, 20, 27) 4 Saturdays in October (4, 11, 18, 25) 4 Saturdays in November (1, 8, 15, 22)


    The lead clinician is John Herndon. Coach Herndon has coached all three levels of NCAA competition (Rice University, North Dakota State, Washington and Lee University), and at the high school level (Christ School - Asheville, North Carolina and Episcopal High School - Houston, TX).He has authored multiple instructional manuals and videos on different aspects of the game. John may best be known to Houston area families as "CH", the Director of the popular Rice Owl Basketball Camps.


    "SKILLS, NOT DRILLS! My passion, enthusiasm and expertise in teaching the game are unmatched. I have an extremely keen eye for teaching and emphasizing the progressive skill sets that lead up to the finished product." WE ARE THE BEST AT PUTTING YOUNGSTERS INTO A POSITION TO BE SUCCESSFUL DURING THE UPCOMING SEASON.


    WE'LL COVER:
    • BALL HANDLING - stationary handling, stationary dribbling, dribble moves.
    • PASSING - chest passes, bounce passes, hook passes, passing on the run, lead passes.
    • SHOOTING - technique, groove shooting motion, catch-and-shoot, shooting off the dribble, layups.
    • OFFENSE - one-on-one, four-on-four, spacing, screening, movement.
    • DEFENSE - stance, movement, wing denial, helpside defense, block outs.


    Eligibility: K-6th graders Grouped by skill level, then by age.


    For more information or to speak with instructor regarding his refund policy, please call 713-376-0767.

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


    Cost: $330 for ENTIRE COURSE {12th class is free with this option} or PAY AS YOU COME ~ $30 per class. Tuition covers instruction from CH and former Rice players, "CH" t-shirt, skills manual, Gatorade. Talk with Coach Herndon regarding his refund policy.

    Make checks payable to: "John Herndon, Inc." and mail checks to: John Herndon, Inc, 4 Pembrook Court, Bellaire, TX 77401


    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.
    27 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.
    27 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.
    28 "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.
    28 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
    September 28 is the Sixteenth 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

    11:15 a.m. - The Altar, Holy Eucharist with sermon, The Island. This service features a contemporary liturgy, inspirational music, and a sermon accessible to students, college-aged and young adults (casual attire). A "meal on the grounds" will be served right after the service for a minimal fee.

    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.
    28 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.
    28 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.
    28 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.
    28 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.
    28 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.
    28 Divorce Recovery
    Divorce Recoveryis a 6 week series of seminars designed to help those who are divorced, going through a divorce or contemplating one. The series is not therapy and cannot replace the need for individual counseling, but is intended to provide helpful guidance and support for those dealing with the emotional struggles at the end of a marriage.

    Dr. Yael Avivi, a clinical psychologist and the Rev. Mary Wilson will be our facilitators for this 6 week Divorce Recovery series. Topics that will be discussed are: Understanding the Cycle of Loss and Acceptance, Making Room for Growth, The Power of Being Separate and Connected, Learning New Patterns and Creating a New Life.

    Divorce Recovery series begins on Sunday, September 7th - October 12th, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Payne Education Center, Room 210-212. The cost of the 6 week series is $30. Online registration will begin on August 7.
    Click Here for online registration.
    For more information, please contact Deb Tisch at 713/985-3817.

    [Keywords: Divorce, Divorce Recovery, Divorce Recovery Series]
    28 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.
    28 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.
    28 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.
    28 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.
    28 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.
    28 Sunday Morning EYC
    For middle schoolers and high schoolers every Sunday at the Island from 10:15 - 11 a.m. Join us for donuts, fellowship and a Bible Study!
    28 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.
  • 29 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.
    29 Creative Crafts & Science Exploration
    Creative Crafts & Science Exploration

    Ages 4-5 years

    with Karin Davis


    Join us on Mondays for crafts and all things that are fun!! Our weekly hands-on craft projects will be produced by painting, cutting, and gluing a number of items, such as recycled material and objects found in nature, into creative masterpieces. We will also explore and experiment with a few science activities along the way!


    September 8 - December 8, 2014
    Mondays, 2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
    12 weeks (no class Oct. 20 & Nov. 24)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $190 Non-Church Member - $210

    Minimum: 8 Maximum: 16


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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    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 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.
    29 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.
    29 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.
    29 LEGO I Pre-K Engineering
    Building Brains LEGO I Pre-K Engineering

    Ages 3 - 4 years


    Trained instructors use LEGO Duplo and K'NEX educational kits to BUILD math and science skills. Our specially designed building kits have gears, levers and pulleys. Students build simple machines that really work, while BUILDING fine motor skills and confidence. Classes are designed to reinforce classroom curriculum. Students use colors, sizes and shapes to build simple machines and then perform scientific experiments to see how they work. Several new and exciting machines are built each day. Literacy skills are improved by memorizing poems with hand motions for gears, levers and pulleys that reinforce how they work and what they do.


    Mondays ~ September 8 - December 8, 2014 ~ 2:45-3:30 p.m. (12 weeks; no class October 20 and November 24)

    THIS CLASS IS FULL AND CLOSED!


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $260 Non-Church Member - $280

    Maximum: 7


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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    29 Mah Jongg Lessons
    Mah Jongg Lessons with Sally Pehr


    Click here for online registration.



    Come play Mah Jongg! You will learn the basics of this ancient Chinese tile game which combines skill and luck. Please bring a current official Standard Hands and Rule card if you have one ~ or you can buy one from Sally on the first day of class. Mah Jongg sets will be provided.


    Minimum number of participants: 4 Maximum number of participants: 8
    Mondays, September 8 - October 13, 2014 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    6 weeks

    FEE: $220 - St. Martin's Member; $240 - Non-Church Member


    Students must purchase current Mah-Jongg card. Card can be purchased from instructor for $7.00


    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


    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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 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.
    29 Monday Dance Classes
    Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz


    Our dance program continues to be a tremendous success and Ms. Crista Reuss Glover will be back at the St. Martin's Activity Center this fall with an even better program. Basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz will be offered. You may choose from Monday or Tuesday classes. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in one of these outstanding classes.


    MONDAY CLASSES: September 8 - December 15, 2014

    12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

    Click here for online registration.


    TUESDAY CLASSES: September 2 - December 9, 2014


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/”Hip Hop”/Classical Jazz (1st-2nd grades)

    Click here for online registration.


    4:35 - 5:20 p.m. Hip Hop & Classical Jazz (3rd-5th grades)

    Click here for online registration.



    Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014.


    Ballet & Tap Dance Attire Dress Code: Black Leotard - any style, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes - replace ribbon with elastic {for Ballet/Tap classes}

    Ballet & Jazz - Ballet attire and black jazz shoes - No Tap

    Jazz Dance Attire/Dress Code: Leotard - any style or color, Black Jazz Pants, Black Jazz Shoes


    Attire available at Costumes & Dancewear as well as Academy Sports & Outdoors


    Seventeenth Annual Dance Recital ~ May, 2015


    Any Questions? Call Miss Crista at 713-807-7569 or e-mail at pointe9958@aol.com


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $205 Non-Church Member - $225

    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.
    29 Move It Monday
    Move It Monday

    Ages 3*-5 years {*must be 3 by January 1, 2014}

    with Ed Davis


    "Move It Monday" will focus on the overall coordination and development of the children. Exercises, movement activities, and low organization games will be a major part of the class. Eye-hand and eye-foot coordination and the loco-motor skills of running, jumping, hopping, galloping, sliding and skipping will be introduced and reinforced throughout the classes during the semester.

    During this semester we will have a lot of fun while learning new games that focus on movement skills and overall coordination. My goal is to instill an interest and love for staying active! Hopefully this will last a lifetime!

    We have three rules in our class:

    Have FUN Get sweaty Get your heart beating faster than it was when you walked into the gym

    If everyone follows rule #1 everything else should be great!


    Maximum: 12

    Mondays, September 8 - December 8, 2014 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. (no class Oct. 20 & Nov. 24)

    Click here for online registration.


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $165 Non-Church Member - $185


    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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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 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.
    30 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.
    30 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.
    30 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.
    30 Greenlaw Lecture Series - Tuesdays
    The First Georgians ~ A Dynastic Revolution

    Lecturer: Barry A. Greenlaw


    The year 2014 marks the 300th anniversary of the arrival of the Hanoverians to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. The German "Georgians" established not just a new dynasty, but also one of the most dramatic periods of change across all aspects of British intellectual and cultural life. In this 10-week course, we will consider the figures, events and styles of this new age: the Kings, George I and George II; Frederick the Prince of Wales, who founded an alternate court (to the everlasting enmity of his mother and father) and led the stylistic revolution; and perhaps most importantly, Queen Caroline, the "Philosopher Queen", only recently recognized as a key figure in the history of the British Enlightenment. Among her supporters were the musician, Handel, and the architect and garden designer William Kent, both of whom revolutionized British taste, along with William Hogarth, the artistic satirist of the Georgian Age.

    The First Georgians - A Dynastic Revolution, is a ten week course, to be held September 16-17 through November 25-26, 2014 (there will be a one week break with no classes on September 30 and October 1). 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 Full Course is $200. You may, if you wish, register for either half {Sessions 1-5 or 6-10} for $125.


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

    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, release form and credit card form.
    30 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.
    30 SA - Schizophrenics Anonymous
    Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Room 204 at The Hope and Healing Center. For more information, visit our website: www.hopeandhealingcenter.org.
    30 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.
    30 The Arts of Spiritual Conversations
    The Arts of Spiritual Conversations

    Sundays, September 7 - October 19
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
    Bagby Parish Hall

    The Rev. Alex Large and the Rev. Chad Martin will facilitate this new seven-week class designed to help you practice everyday activities that open a gateway for talking about God naturally with anyone, including those who have a different faith perspective. These practices reflect the way that Jesus interacted with people around him. Getting started is as simple as noticing, praying and listening.

    September 7 - Introduction to the Arts
    September 14 - The Art of Noticing
    September 21 - The Art of Praying
    September 28 - The art of Listening
    October 5 - The Art of Asking Questions
    October 12 - The Art of Loving
    October 19 - The Art of Welcoming

    30 Tuesday Bridge Lessons
    Bridge Lessons


    This fall the St. Martin's Activity Center will once again offer beginner through advanced bridge lessons. The instructor is Joyce Ryan, a Gold Life Master, who has been teaching bridge for several years. Joyce is assisted by Ann Harvey. These classes are always very popular. Here's an idea - bring your bridge club and sharpen everyone's playing skills or start a beginner bridge club and come to the Activity Center for instruction. Choose the class that most fits your playing level.


    TUESDAY CLASSES:

    "Competitive Bidding"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Beginning Bridge"
    Tuesdays, September 16 - November 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.


    THURSDAY CLASSES:

    "Beginning Bridge"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon


    Click here for online registration.


    "Play of the Hand"

    Thursdays, September 18 - November 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Click here for online registration.



    All classes are 8 weeks in length - no classes October 21 & 23

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


    FEE: $135 - for each class Books are available from instructor for an additional charge.


    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

    Advance registration is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


    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.
    30 Tuesday Dance Classes
    Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap and Jazz


    Our dance program continues to be a tremendous success and Ms. Crista Reuss Glover will be back at the St. Martin's Activity Center this fall with an even better program. Basic dance techniques for ballet, creative dance, tap and jazz will be offered. You may choose from Monday or Tuesday classes. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in one of these outstanding classes.


    MONDAY CLASSES: September 8 - December 15, 2014

    12:45 - 1:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Creative Dance (3 & 4 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap (Kindergarten & 1st grade)

    Click here for online registration.


    TUESDAY CLASSES: September 2 - December 9, 2014


    2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Preschool Ballet/Tap (4 & 5 years)

    Click here for online registration.


    3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Ballet/”Hip Hop”/Classical Jazz (1st-2nd grades)

    Click here for online registration.


    4:35 - 5:20 p.m. Hip Hop & Classical Jazz (3rd-5th grades)

    Click here for online registration.



    Registration begins Monday, August 11, 2014.


    Ballet & Tap Dance Attire Dress Code: Black Leotard - any style, Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Black Tap Shoes - replace ribbon with elastic {for Ballet/Tap classes}

    Ballet & Jazz - Ballet attire and black jazz shoes - No Tap

    Jazz Dance Attire/Dress Code: Leotard - any style or color, Black Jazz Pants, Black Jazz Shoes


    Attire available at Costumes & Dancewear as well as Academy Sports & Outdoors


    Seventeenth Annual Dance Recital ~ May, 2015


    Any Questions? Call Miss Crista at 713-807-7569 or e-mail at pointe9958@aol.com


    FEE: St. Martin's Member - $205 Non-Church Member - $225

    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.
    30 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.