About our Adult Christian
At Good Shepherd we believe people connect to God in different
ways. We have many opportunities and formats for people to learn
about God. Join us for something that fits your relationship with
God. Please contact Heather Dumais at
email@example.com for more
information about our Adult Christian Education Program.
Children’s Christian Education
Children’s Sunday School will not have class TODAY due to school
observance of MLK Day. We will have classes on January 22 & 29.
Adult Christian Education Sundays
“The Story”, by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee, is a book study about
the story of the Bible. It is a progression of Bible characters
from Genesis to Revelation. The Story allows stories, poems, and
teachings of the Bible to be written like a novel. If interested in
attending, you can purchase the book and participant guide from
Christianbook.com, amazon.com, or lifeway.com. This class meets at
9:00 a.m. in Rm 208. For more information, contact Jeannie Whitney
at 713-702-9456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace of Heart and Mind in Chaotic and Confusing Times.
We will explore insights and practices that assist us in maintaining
an inner peace and calmness in spite of the stresses and challenges
of life. New understandings of emotional balance, healthy boundaries
and emotional sobriety will be considered. Multimedia resources,
lecture and group discussion will center around two texts.
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A.
Singer, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by
We will meet January 22, 29 and February 5, 12, 19 and 26. Sundays
9:05 – 10:00 am. Rm 206
Call or e-mail Bill Richter for more information.
Weekday Adult Offerings
Spirituality and Mysticism Class (aka The Christian Café)
The Big Book of Christian Mysticism: The Essential Guide to
Contemplative Spirituality, By Carl McColman, Monday 6 – 7:15 p.m.,
Rm 208. Call or email Bill Richter for more information.
Adult Tuesday Bible Study: This is an ongoing Bible study led by
Bill Richter. This study is on the book of Jeremiah*. Come join us
for a time of learning, fellowship and lively discussion. There are
no materials to purchase. Please bring your Bible to class. The
class will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in Rm 208. For
more information contact Bill Richter in the church office at
281-358-3154. * The Books of the Bible will vary.
World Religions Series
Wednesdays 7:15- - 8:30 p.m. in the Great Hall
January 18 and 25. Midrash and Folklore – a traditional foundation
for Jewish creative learning. presented by Rabbi Dan Gordon, Temple
Beth Torah. Long before most people could read, religious learning
was shared orally, including the Bible and related teachings. The
oral tradition in Judaism helped provide a foundation for
understanding. An ancient legend teaches that the Torah (Five Books
of Moses) was written with black fire on white fire. The black
lettering is the written text of what we are taught happened; the
white spaces that look empty are what might have happened…what we
learn when we read between the lines. The rabbis called it midrash;
similar but different from parables. Some of these stories developed
into folklore, and created a rich tradition of inspirational
Rabbi Dan Gordon has been spiritual leader of Temple Beth Torah in
Humble since 1998. He has also toured the U.S., Israel and Australia
as a storyteller, inspiring audiences of all ages. He has become a
leader in interfaith work, notably in his position as National
Rabbinic Advisor to March of Remembrance, being keynote speaker last
spring at a retreat of Christian clergy and participating in three
interfaith overseas seminars (two to Israel and one to Turkey). In
addition to his work on the pulpit and storytelling, Rabbi Gordon is
a volunteer prison chaplain and has been published in three
anthologies of Jewish stories.
Lectio Divina, this is an open, ongoing group that gathers to pray
and meditate with scripture. We meet Thursday mornings in Rm. 207
at 9:00 a.m. Please contact Janet Mansfield, facilitator, if you
would like more information 281-360-5143.
The World Community for Christian Meditation -Our ongoing group
meets each Saturday at 9:00a.m. in Rm 206. Each session is about 50
minutes long and open to everyone 18 years old and over.
Luke 4:20 Group: Filled with Wisdom -Forming this group was inspired
by Fr. Richard Rohr’s book; Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the
Two-Halves of Life. Experience and time shape our physical, mental
and spiritual lives. Our spirituality changes as we journey through
life. Join us as we explore spirituality in the second half of our
lives. It is suggested that members be 42+ years of age. This class
will meet on Thursday January 26 from 11:30 till 1:00 p.m. in Rm
208. For more information check the bulletin or contact Bill Richter
in the Church office 281-358-3154 or email@example.com.