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.
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To join the Catholic Faith Study Distribution List, contact Henry Avila.
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.
Bible Study Fellowship walks through each book chapter by chapter, exploring God’s Word in context. The first 11 chapters of Genesis concern the creation and expansion of the entire human race. The final 39 chapters focus on the family of Abraham (the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam), and three of his descendants – Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. Through Abraham and his descendants, the redemption of the world by Jesus Christ and the restoration of all creation will be accomplished. We hope that you can join us for this life changing study.
We are fortunate enough to have a satellite BSF on the Houston Campus! Study starts 9/15/2020, but join anytime!
To join the Women’s group, please contact Sharon Snoddy at 713-817-2445 or email at email@example.com.
“and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)
As we continue to battle COVID-19, we know that now more than ever how important it is to Be The Church to each other. We need to continue to maintain smart social distancing as a way to love our neighbors, family and friends, as well as a way to continue battling this disease. Fortunately, today’s technology allows us to continue meeting together, while not being physically together.
The CCEM Team wants to provide some virtual resources for you as opportunities to continue meeting together in a safe, socially distant way while at home.
CCEM Bible Studies/Prayer Groups – Many of our Bible Study and Prayer Groups continue to meet virtually through various platforms. If interested, please contact one of our study leads to get the latest virtual meeting information. (Visit Bible Studies/Prayer Groups Page)
Alpha has also moved to a weekly prayer call during our time off campus. To get connected with the Alpha prayer call, please contact Garrett Shaw or goto/Alpha.
Local Churches – Many local churches are currently broadcasting their sermons live on Sundays, as well as hosting small groups and ministry events virtually during the week. Check our Churches list for links to various local churches that members of our community are connected with. Visit church websites for opportunities to connect virtually.
Grace Center of Spiritual Development – GCSD is a local organization that offers Bible Studies, Leadership Training, Devotionals, and Podcasts for free. GCSD is promoting a new 2 week live virtual study on Habakkuk starting next Wednesday, April 8th at lunch (information here); as well as a 3 week virtual Biblical Leadership Seminar Series Starting Tuesday March 31, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (information here). View previous GCSD content and more at Grace Center of Spiritual Development Website
Toolbox Lunch – Toolbox Lunches are having a virtual meeting on April 1 with their Executive Director. Learn more about the event here and more about Toolbox Lunches from their website http://www.toolboxlunches.com/
Christians in Commerce – CIC is an organization focused on bringing Christ into the workplace. The have a library of stories of how individuals have reflected Christ at work. Visit their Christ Alive! Testimonies Webpage.
Pope Francis’s Urbi et Orbi: Pope Francis delivers an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” on Friday to pray for an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. In his meditation, the Pope reflects on Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” See more here.
Dear Catholic Faith Study Friends,
Our next topic will be on the subject of suffering (3 classes, maybe 4, not sure how quickly we will get through the material) based on the book written by Peter Kreeft, “Making Sense Out of Suffering.”
In these lessons we will cover the deep and profound questions we have such as the following:
• Why do I have to suffer?
• If God is all-powerful and all-loving then why does he permit evil to exist?
• Does my suffering have meaning?
• Why do bad things happen to me?
• What is the answer to all these questions about suffering?
When: Thursdays: February 20th, 27th and March 5th
I will send the class notes to the meeting group. Hope you can join us in person or on Skype!
People of all faiths are welcome!
Contact Henry Avila (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the distribution list.
Discover the root to clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.
If hearing God has seemed challenging, you are invited to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him – His will, His heart, and His voice – your ongoing experience. Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment.
Updated and substantially expanded, this revised study includes weekly insights from author and pastor, Dr. Tony Evans, plus daily opportunities to: – More deeply understand the Holy Spirit’s role in our life – Differentiate His voice from imposters’ voices, even from your own – Glimpse His guidance in your everyday life – Grow consistently in obedience, surrender, stillness, and humility
Prepare to continually and expectantly hear from Him.
Location: EMHC or Skype (rooms vary based on availability)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 11:30-12:30pm starting January 22nd, 2020 through June 3rd, 2020.