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Alpha 2021

March 3rd, 2021 – May 26th, 2021: Wednesdays 12:00pm – 1:00pm on Zoom

Come relax, connect, and consider life’s biggest questions – join us for a virtual Alpha session! We will watch a video and have some small group discussion. Don’t worry if you’ve missed previous Alpha sessions – each one stands on its own.

To stay up to date with Alpha news, join our Yammer group.

To add meeting invite to your calendar visit goto/alphainvite

You are welcome to invite a friend – just be sure to make it an intentional invitation (no mass or unsolicited emails please). A good practice is to verbally confirm someone’s interest before sharing.

Zoom Meeting Invite

Join Meeting

Meeting URL: https://exxonmobil.zoom.us/j/98435993737?pwd=d0FKN2cycEdKMXNIdHpyM3RuelYzZz09 

Meeting ID: 984 3599 3737 (Password: 154867) 

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Find your local number: https://exxonmobil.zoom.us/u/ad5W7d03U8

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Meeting ID: 984 3599 3737
Password: 154867

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Helping Hands: Here For Support

To Our Family,

Just when I thought the year of unprecedented events was over, our city (and state) freezes, leaving many without power and heat (myself included). While sitting five inches from my fireplace, with three sweatshirts on, and two blankets, I asked myself how much more could possibly be added to the weight already being carried out of last year? When will it start getting better?

I do not have any great answers, but we want CCEM to be a community that supports each other through times like this. God tells us to lay our burdens on Him (Ps 55:22, 1 Pet 5:7) and while this is an important call to reflect on, what does that mean in midst of a (literal) storm? Casting our burdens on God can come in many forms (i.e. prayer, worship, etc.), but we as Jesus’s body play an important role in helping others through hard times. We as a body can help bear each other’s burdens (Gal 6:2). 

I know you have all been carrying a lot of weight on your shoulders. Things at work and in life have been very difficult the last year or so (maybe longer). Know that you are never alone, and that you are loved. If there is anything CCEM can do to help bear your burden, even if you just need someone to talk or vent to, please do not hesitate to reach out to us here.

We love you CCEM, stay safe, and warm.

Love,

The CCEM Team.

Submit a Prayer Request Here

See Additional Well-Being Resources Here

Light in Darkness – GDOP 2020

Light in Darkness

“It was a year like no other. Amid the massive losses inflicted by a global pandemic, bitter political divisions and racial unrest that exploded into violence, glimmers of light shone through the darkness…” This is how History.com opens its year retrospective article. Compare this statement to the theme verse for GDOP 2020, John 1:4-5: “In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” These statements may sound similar, but we know the world isn’t able to fully acknowledge the true source of the “glimmers of light that shone through the darkness” until (He) is shone on them. John himself states this later in chapter one: “He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.” 

This is where GDOP came in last year, as it does every year, as a reminder of the source of the light in this world. “Christ > (is greater than) crisis” was the God-inspired theme for the event, chosen before any of us understood how significant it would be by November 6th. It was the first time in over 10 years of events that we hosted a virtual event via Zoom, where worship was led by representatives around the globe. We had record participation from 600+ people, across 50+ sites and 30+ countries and the special inclusion of our alumni prayer.

Jesus instructed us in his Sermon on the Mount that: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let you light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 4:14-16. So many of you have reflected this light by faithfully serving the Lord in your homes, your communities, you teams, and in this event. A big THANK YOU note to ALL, from all corners of the Earth who, in unison honored Christ, a name above all names & any crisis. Let us continue to be the light that the Father has called us to be as we press on through this pandemic.

To recap, see links to GDOP 2020 material & volunteer to serve in the 2021 event by responding to the survey:


We are already looking forward to GDOP 2021. Are you interested in serving with GDOP? If so, please click on the survey below to provide your name and email, & we will reach out with more information.

New Catholic Faith Study Beginning in February!

To join the Catholic Faith Study Distribution List, contact Henry Avila.

Dear Friends,

I am resuming our Catholic Faith Study classes via Zoom, beginning February 10, 2021. I pray that you are doing well after a rough year in 2020. I believe it is past time to come together and share our faith again.

This first session will concern who we are as Christians. 

·         What is my purpose? 

·         Who am I? 

·         Is there a reason for all that we have endured this past year?

And much more . . . 

I will send out meeting notes before the class. Pray for me as I prepare for this lesson and I will be praying for you that the Lord impress upon your heart to continue to learn more about our faith.

People of all faiths are welcome to attend. Please feel free to forward the Zoom link.

Henry

Welcome 2021!

Brothers and Sisters,

We made it! One of the craziest years in a generation has finally ended and a new year has begun. On one hand, just seeing “2021” on a calendar gives a sense of newness and hope. On the other hand, the challenges of 2020 have not ended simply because of a date change. There is still a heaviness weighing on people, a heaviness that threatens our unity, love, and joy. 

Even within our own company, the impacts of 2020 will continue to be felt in 2021. A lot is changing; many familiar faces that we know and love are no longer going to be seen on campus. There also is a palpable tension for those of us who remain to help the company improve, to turn things around. I feel it, and if I am honest, I worry about how that pressure (and general exhaustion) may impact myself and my co-workers. 

All of that to say, I really believe that our community has a vital role to play in 2021. We need to show Love to everyone at work and in our communities. We need to practice Grace in our interactions, especially during times of pressure and anxiety. Finally, we need to encourage others with Truth. The truth that everyone is valued and priceless. If we do this we will be a light, reflecting the character of Jesus. I strongly believe that through us, the light of Jesus has the power to transform hearts. We can have a positive impact for our company and our community.

Relieving the pressures of 2020 will take all of us. Change starts within each of us through the power of the Holy Spirit, and it starts with re-connecting with God through prayer, time in His Word, and community. That last part, community, has been particularly on the hearts of the CCEM Team. We are getting busier, and taking time for community is getting harder. But the need to connect with Brothers and Sisters is important for each of us; it provides us a source of wisdom during challenges, and encourages our walk, and our light. If you are not currently connected with a Christian community at work, I encourage you to check out one of the various Bible Studies/Prayer groups that meet on campus or virtually. 

Finally, for those of you who will be leaving the company in the coming days, we all want to say thank you! Thank you for your service to ExxonMobil, and thank you for your leadership and modeling of how to live faith in the workplace. We will miss you, but we know that you will continue to have an impact for Jesus with those you interact with in the future. If you would like to stay connected to CCEM, please feel encouraged to sign up for the CCEM mailing list with your personal email address and we will keep you in the loop of what’s going on campus. 

We love you CCEM. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out for prayer or with any general thoughts/needs. We look forward to connecting with you, and working together to be a bright light for Jesus in our community.

Love,

The CCEM Team.

1Q2021 CCEM Prayer Focus

Please join the CCEM community in the 1st Quarter of 2021 as we pray for the health and safety, and well-being of our community and country.

  • For the health and safety of our friends and family through the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • For those in our community who have been impacted by the recent company reductions.
  • That our community would be intentional with our connections and interactions in 2021. That love, grace, and truth would transform our hearts, and impact our actions; and that those actions would have a positive impact on our company and our communities.
  • To lift up our nation’s leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-3), we pray for the President, Vice President, Congress and Supreme Court, that they may love the law of the Lord (Psalm 1:1-2) and that God provides them wisdom (Ephesians 3:10).

2020 Christmas Social

We invite you to join CCEM’s virtual Christmas Fellowship and Donation Drive on Thursday, December 10th at 12:00PM. Our event will be packed full of fun including trivia, a word cloud, a special video viewing, and much more!

Additionally, we are excited to announce that we will be organizing a contactless donation drive for the Pregnancy Assistance Center North (PACN)!

To participate, please consider making a purchase from one of these sites. Items that are purchased will be shipped directly to PACN:

https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/pacn

https://www.walmart.com/registry/registryforgood/d63570fb-43e9-4d78-ac0a-22001dfd0477/view

For more information visit: pacncommunity.org/current-material-donation-needs/

A Conversation with Tom Gilson, author of “Too Good to be False”

A few weeks ago we hosted a virtual conversation with Author Tom Gilson about his new book Too Good To Be False, which seeks to look at Jesus from a different perspective than majority of Christian books today. Tom’s book highlights the greatness of Jesus from a different angle, encouraging deeper growth in knowledge and intimacy with Jesus. To Good To Be False has received numerous endorsements from influential writers and ministry partners.

If you missed the event (or would like a recap) fear not – we have recorded the session! We hope that you enjoy.

The video may be viewed here.

Well-being Resources

All of us can use some help through tough times. We are made for community and it is important to know that you are never alone, regardless of your circumstances. We want to provide you with some resources to help during these tough times:

  1. Prayer – CCEM wants to be a community of prayer. You can submit your prayer request here and know that we will be praying for you. Also, if you would like for someone to contact you and pray with you directly, please let us know that in the prayer request section of the form.
  2. Join a Bible Study or Prayer Group through CCEM and engage in community with other Christians
  3. The Interactive Wellness Guide (goto/wellnessguide)-> US employees 1 stop shop to employee benefits
  4. Join a Rally Community -> Connect with other Rally members in a positive, friendly environment on Rally.  Ex: Live mindfully, stress and anxiety to mention a few
  5. Wellbeing Minutes provide short topics for discussion around personal well-being.
    • Page 138 (shown below) -> Talks about maintaining a positive attitude in difficult times and within it talks about praying, gratitude, optimism and reframing

As always, if there is anything CCEM can do for you. Or if you just need someone to talk to, please do not hesitate to contact us. We love you Church!

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