Adult Formation on Sundays

View the Fall 2016 Educational Offerings and Program Guide 

Note: All classes meet weekly unless stated otherwise.

Dean’s Class
10–11 a.m., Reynolds Hall

9/11, 15 Years Later (Sept. 11)
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Matthews shares some of his personal experience and narratives he has developed over the ensuing years since September 11, 2001, on its fifteenth anniversary.

Dean-to-Dean at the Dean’s Hour (Sept. 18)
The Very Rev. Pittman McGehee, 6th Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, joins Dean Thompson for a lively conversation about the history of the Dean’s Hour.

Latino Culture (Sept.25)
Join Canon Simón Bautista, Canon Missioner, as he guides us through the differing cultures and histories of members of our congregation that comprise the Latino Ministry here and throughout Houston.

The Faith of Presidents (Oct. 2 to Nov. 6)
Examining the lives and legacies of Washington, Lincoln, FDR, and Eisenhower, Dean Thompson will consider both the elements of these leaders’ faith lives and the implications of the same on their presidencies.

The Book that Changed the World (Nov. 13 to Dec. 18)
Dean Thompson will take a close look at the Book of Common Prayer, its history, and its future as a book that binds together the Anglican Communion.

Exploring the Connections
10–11 a.m., Jeffers Conference Room
This fall, we will discuss issues of racial reconciliation through a reading of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between the World and Me. (Sept. 11 to Dec. 18)

Parenting Class
10–11 a.m. Mellinger Room
Compassionate Parenting Masterclass (Sept. 11 to Nov. 13)
Join Hines Center Director Brooke Summers-Perry and some exciting guest teachers for a deep dive into the thoughts, reflections, and techniques that can increase compassion in parenting.

Advent Transitions/Christmas Transformations (Dec. 4 to Dec. 18)
Brooke Summers-Perry will present her reflections on how keeping the seasons of Advent and Christmas at home can deeply influence the appreciation families develop for the transitions and transformation that shape our lives as a whole.

Adult Sunday School
10–11 a.m., Dean’s Conference Room.
Join Canons Adam and Callaham for a series of new Sunday School offerings this fall: Theology, Ethics, and The Bible. Three short classes examine these three sets of texts. (Begins Sept. 11)

Christian Meditation
10–11 a.m., Bride’s Room
Learn and practice a form of prayer taught by Jesus. This class, open to all, includes teaching, meditation, scripture, and prayer.

Reconciliation Book Study
1–3 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church.
With St. James, the group will read Jim Wallis’ America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America. (Meets Sept. 11 to Oct. 16)

Historia e Identidad: The Book of Common Prayer
3:30–4:30 p.m., McGehee
A detailed study in Spanish about the most relevant aspects of the primary source of worship and spiritual life of the Episcopal Church, beginning in October.

The Anglican Way
6–7:30 p.m., McGehee Conference Room
Designed and taught by Dean Thompson, this evening class is intended for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the Church, its faith, and its mission. Those new to the congregation and those adults seeking to be baptized, confirmed, or received are especially encouraged to attend. (Meets Sept. 11 to Nov. 13, except Sept. 25 and Oct. 9. Childcare is available.)