Join the BSF ExxonMobil Satellite this fall to study Acts and the Letters of the Apostles. Satellite classes will meet from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on Tuesdays.
The next study in Bible Study Fellowship, starting in the Fall of 2019, will beActs and Letters of the Apostles. In order of appearance:Acts,1 Peter,Hebrews,1 & 2 Thessalonians,1 CorinthiansandJames. If you’ve been in BSF awhile, you may notice the lineup is different than previous years of this study. The revised study provides a 30-week format and allows us to spend more time in other portions of the study. (For example, we’ll spend four weeks exploring1 Corinthians, rather than two, as we have before.) To accommodate this, we have trimmed some epistles from the study –2 Corinthians, Ephesians, 2 PeterandJude. We would like to reconstitute these and other BSF materials to create several shorter, off-season studies in the future. See the following video for encouragement to attend!
You are invited to join Alpha, a 12 week program that provides a fun and relaxed way to explore the meaning of life and find out more about the Christian faith.
Alpha 2019 Kickoff: Finding faith that empowers your life, could be your greatest adventure! Got Questions about life? Try Alpha.
Alpha Course: Alpha is for anyone who’s curious and is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Over 29 million people have tried Alpha in 169 countries, and it has been translated into 112 different languages. The Alpha Course will be held weekly from February 13 – May 15, 2019, from 12 noon – 1 pm CT in HC and HL after a kickoff on February 13. Each week, there will be free lunch (only at HC), a 30 min video and informal small group discussion. You can attend one, many, or all sessions. Alpha is a place where you can be yourself, you can say what you think and challenge everything. No question is too complex or too simple. What your point of view is, it’s as important as anyone’s.
All are welcome! No registration required.
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Tentative Alpha Schedule
(EMHC sessions are from 12-1pm. HL sessions are from 11-12pm)
Borrowing from best-selling studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter and Jennifer Rothschild, explore crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures – Queen Esther, Gideon, Hosea, Malachi and Nehemiah.
Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances.
The ancient Greek city of Corinth was destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. It was rebuilt about 100 years later as a commercial complex and center for cult activity. The Apostle Paul visited there on his second missionary journey, planting a church with the help of Aquila and Pricilla. Many of the converts came from cultic backgrounds, leading to conflicting beliefs and practices.
Paul’s letters to the church in Corinth sought to address many of these issues, some of which are prevalent in today’s society, with the goal of producing a healthy church. Our study of 1 Corinthians will seek to unlock these Biblical truths and identify applications for today.
We plan to meet on Thursdays at 11:30 am. Contact Stuart Holland for additional information.
The Catholic Faith Study (CFS) is beginning a 3-part series on the Eucharist, or the Lord’s Supper, as it is sometimes called. We will be studying the origins and the meaning of the Last Supper within the context of the Old Testament (OT) scriptures.
We will be studying how the “types” in the OT pointed to the reality in the New Testament. Types such as the Jewish Passover, the manna from heaven given to the Israelites in the desert and the “Bread of the Presence” (show bread) in the Temple. Join us on Thursdays beginning October 11th, then October 18thand 25th at 11:30PM. Skype connections are available to listen remotely, if you wish.
Contact Henry Avila (email@example.com) to be added to our CFS distribution list or to be invited to this series only.
Audio recording of each session will be available soon after the class is held. Come back and check this CFS web page to find a link to the audio recordings if you wish to listen to the class.
We will be resuming our Catholic Faith Study Classes. Next in the series is “The Existence of God.” In this 3 part series we will discuss various points showing “evidence” for God’s existence that can be used to speak with those who have doubts about God or don’t believe in God. The class will also be offered as a Skype Meeting. If you are interested, please contact Henry J Avila to be added to the distribution list.
People of all faiths are welcome!
Below are the study notes will be used in class. Hope you can make it!
Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the two greatest commandments: loving God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. But often we get caught up in perfecting our homes and conversations before we open our doors.
Over 7 sessions teach us how to look to Jesus as our model for hospitality. Discover how He lived a life full of interruptions, yet always welcomed people and invited them to follow Him.
Learn to replace cultural expectations with biblical hospitality to create a legacy of invitation and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service. Discover daily rhythms of kindness, generosity, and presence at home and on the go. Learn to view welcome as worship, and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service. Become a woman of influence through hidden hospitality. Create spaces of welcome in your heart, home, and beyond.
Location: EMHC and Skype – room will vary based on availability
Schedule: Wednesdays, September 5th through December 12 (not including November 21); 11:30-12:30