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Catholic Faith Study (CFS) Series #5

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The Catholic Faith Study (CFS) will begin Series #5 (in 2 parts) entitled “The Four Last Things: Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell

In this series, we will cover the Church’s teachings regarding the death, the second coming, the nature of heaven and hell, and if we have time, a short explanation of Purgatory.

We will use the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and The Early Church Fathers to help us understand the aspects of these 4 subjects.

Join us on 2 consecutive Thursdays beginning August 9, 2018 at 11:30am to 12:30PM on Skype or in conference room EMHC/E3.4B.361. Then on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in room EMHC/E2.4B.361 and Skype.

Contact Henry Avila to be placed on the CFS distribution list or to receive a calendar invitation.

People of all faiths are welcome!

Did you miss the first session? Check out the audio file below

Part 1

Part 2

Just Open the Door-A Women’s Study of Biblical Hospitality

Just Open the Door

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

Contact Marilyn Devereaux-Ruffin to be added to the study!

BSF: People of the Promised Land, Part I

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From Joshua to Solomon, God’s united people entered and flourished in the promised land.

This 30 week studies will begin, separately for both men and women, during the lunch hour beginning in September.

Beginning with Israel’s entrance into Canaan under the leadership of Joshua, People of the Promised Land I and II chart the ups and downs of the nation of Israel. People of the Promised Land I covers the united kingdom of Israel, from Joshua to Solomon.

We will study the books of Joshua, Ruth, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings 1-11 and overviews of Psalms and Proverbs.

Overview

Joshua: In the days after Moses, a new leader would guide God’s people faithfully and courageously into the land the Lord had promised.

Ruth: During the days of Judges, the people repeatedly turned their hearts away from the Lord. Yet amid the darkness, stories of grace, such as Ruth’s, resonate and foreshadow God’s great offer of mercy to the Gentiles.

The Last Judge and First King: Samuel was the last of Israel’s judges and God’s answer to a childless woman’s prayer. Amid the people’s rebellion, God called on Samuel to anoint Saul as Israel’s first king.

David: A great warrior as well as a beautiful poet, David became Israel’s anointed champion. More important, he would be the integral ancestor to the divine King to come, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Solomon: With God’s gift of wisdom, David’s son ruled a peaceful, prosperous nation. He had the great privilege of building the temple in Jerusalem. But Solomon’s wayward ways later in life would set the stage for the nation’s division to come. The subsequent divided kingdom will be covered in People of the Promised Land II.

People of the Promised Land, Part I Themes

Provision
By God’s design, Israel marched to conquer Canaan with no allies in battle. The Lord alone would give His people success.

Leadership
Whether conquering a new land or leading a diverse nation, God anoints leaders to guide His people in His will. The likes of Joshua and David show that great leadership requires faithfulness, prayer, courage and humility.

Holiness
God calls His people to be distinct from the ways and means of the world. God would show His people His desire for holiness for their good and His glory.

Faithfulness
Sin is infectious, and God’s people are not immune to rebellion as they turn to their own ways. Yet God remains faithful to His own. And through mercy and admonishment, He shepherds His people into a deeper relationship with Him.

 

“Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.”

Contact Stuart Holland to be added to the Men’s study and Sharon Snoddy to be added to the Women’s study

Learn more about BSF here -> https://resources.bsfinternational.org/

Summer Bible Study in the Gospel of Luke

Article BodySummer Bible Study in the Gospel of Luke

  • Tue / Thu @ Hughes Landing 11:30am – 12:30pm
  • Skype available for all sessions!
  • Starts week of June 25thBring your lunch, your bible, and a notebook and pen
  • Check out the Study Syllabus

Contact Brandon James for more info and a calendar invitation

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Join us this summer for a 5-week study in the book of Luke. We’ll watch Luke videos from The Bible Project, then discuss the life of Jesus from epiphany and birth through his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. We’ll also pray – so bring your requests and make ready to lift up your brothers and sisters!

Ekklesia is a community at Hughes Landing gathered around faith in Jesus. In addition to studying scripture together, we also pray for each other and for our workplace.

Catholic Faith Study: Sin, Redemption and the Meaning of Life

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 The Catholic Faith Study (CFS) will begin Series #3 (in 3 parts) entitled “Sin, Redemption and the Meaning of Life.

In this series, we will cover God’s original plan of life and love for the human person.  We will examine the questions that reside in the depths of the human heart . . . “Do I have a purpose?”, “Why do I have to suffer?”, “What is the meaning of life?

In our class, we will learn that there are consequences to sin, but that God loved us so much that He did not want us to perish as a result of our darkened hearts. It is the hope of the resurrection that we await through Jesus Christ, our savior.

 We will use the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other Church documents to help us understand the answer to these questions.

Join us on 3 consecutive Thursdays beginning June 14, 2018 at 11:30am to 12:30PM on Skype or a conference room that is TBD.

 Contact Henry Avila to be place on a distribution list or for the conference room number.

 People of all faiths are welcome!

Check out these audio files if you missed it!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Create Your Own Study or Chapter

Create Your Own

Bible Study Principles & Guide

 

Create Your Own CCEM Chapter

  • Leverage (and live) CCEM Mission, Vision and Values
  • Consider CCEM Chapter resources needed for planning & coordination. This may include:
    • Organizing group discussion, prayer, studies, etc.
    • Time commitment outside of work hours
  • Per Guidance for Religious Activities in the Workplace secure local HR no exception
    • HR Online for Managers. If you do not have access to this portal, Contact CCEM
    • A minimal level of incidental personal use of the internet or e-mail is acceptable (see examples)
  • Enable appropriate platform (external host, limited email use) to enhance communication/engagement
  • Comply with Site specific guidance when communicating with others (digital & physical options)
  • Work with Management & HR to ensure Site is a place where Christians can appropriately express their faith
  • CCEM desires to remain as a non-Company Sponsored (ERG) organization

 

CCEM Houston Campus Background

  • Kicked off in Oct 2014 with objective of creating a framework for Christians in the workplace to meet, communicate events, and interact with each other
  • Coordinated by a Core Team of volunteers complying with HR, Law and P&GA guidance
  • Since its inception has grown organically to over 870 members (2Q18)
  • Serves as a central hub for Christian activities, bringing visibility to its members through the following:
    • Website (external) – Bible Studies and related events highlighted
    • Publishing Quarterly Newsletters
    • Events (bring your Bible to work day, National Day of Prayer, Christmas Social, etc.)

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Encountering Him

Encountering Jesus

We take comfort that there is peace and freedom in the presence of our Lord.

Topic:               Encountering Him

Dates:              Wednesdays – June 6 | June 13 | June 20 | June 27

Time:                12:00n – 12:50p (Bring Your Lunch)

Location:         TBC

 

Contact Abi Adigun to get added to the invite

Ladies Bible Study – Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny

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We are pleased to announce our new Ladies Bible Study which will start May 23 and run through June 27. Details are below and we look forward to having many of you join us. Ladies Bible Study: Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny, by Tony Evans.

Find hope in understanding that the sudden or seemingly endless detours in life are God’s way of moving you from where you are to where He wants you to be.

The biblical account of Joseph clearly demonstrates that God is at work even when life seems to be going wrong. Even today, it’s easy to wonder why God would allow calamity to happen or if He’s in control at all. Whether through uncontrollable circumstances or the pain of personal relationships, everyone has experienced unforeseen changes in life. This study helps believers navigate detours that may take you through trials, injustice, and even betrayal. You will be comforted and encouraged when you learn to rest in God’s redemptive plan and the hope found in God’s sovereign will.

This is a six-week video based bible study and while the study guide and book are not a necessary requirement to attend this bible study, they are recommended to deepen your growth. The study guide offers a personal study that provides five days of bible study and learning activities for individual engagement between group sessions. The study guide and book can be found at most book retailers including Lifeway and Amazon.

6 Weeks: May 23 – June 27

Wednesdays: 11:30 – 12:30

To be invited to the study contact Marilyn Devereaux-Ruffin

Salvation History: A Journey through the Old Testament

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We will begin a new series (10 parts) entitled “Salvation History: A Journey through the Old Testament.”

In this series, we will cover the 6 covenants God makes with His people and learn how God was preparing the world for the coming of the Messiah.

We will use a popular chart from Jeff Cavins called the Bible Timeline to assist our studies and go through the OT Bible in chronological order.

This study will help you to see and understand the New Testament in a light of the OT covenants and types. You will see how the events of the OT, such as the Passover, tie in directly with the New Testament. You will learn how to interpret some of the more difficult parts of the Bible by understanding the Jewish principles that underlie that scripture and much, much more. People of all faiths are welcome!

Contact Henry Avila to be added to the calendar invite

Location: E2.6B.361; Room may change due to availability

Schedule / Date and Time (CDT): Every Thursday, beginning January 18, 2018 at 11:30am to 12:30pm

Alpha 2018

Alpha

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 2018 Kickoff: Finding faith that empowers your life, could be your greatest adventure! Got Questions about life? Try Alpha.

Keynote speaker, Tom Schuessler, Upstream Research Company President, will kick off the Alpha series on Wednesday, February 14th from 12 noon – 1 pm CT in both HC and HL. The Kickoff is open to everyone, even those not planning to attend the whole series. A light lunch will be provided at HC.

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 14 – Apr 25, 2018, from 12 noon – 1 pm CT in HC and HL after a kickoff on February 14. 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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Alpha Tentative Schedule
Week Date HC Location HL Location Topic
Week 1 Feb 14 Horizon HHL/HLW.01.N164 & N174 Is there more to life than this?
Week 2 Feb 21 Horizon HHL/HLW.01.N164 & N174 Who is Jesus?
Week 3 Feb 28 Horizon HHL/HLW.03.N122 Why did Jesus die?
Week 4 Mar 7 Horizon HHL/HLW.01.N164 & N174 How can we have faith?
Week 5 Mar 14 N4.1B.327-347 HHL/HLW.01.N164 & N174 Why and how do I pray?
Week 6 Mar 21 Horizon HHL/HLW.01.N122 only Why & how should I read the Bible?
Day Away Mar 24 CANCELLED The Holy Spirit
Week 7 Mar 28 W4.1A.315-335 HHL/HLW.08.N122 How does God guide us?
Week 8 Apr 4 E4.1A.276/306/326 HHL/HLW.01.N164 & N174 Who is the Holy Spirit?

What does the Holy Spirit do?

Week 9 Apr 11 Horizon HHL/HLW.01.N174 only How can I resist evil?
Week 10 Apr 18 Horizon HHL/HLW.01.N164 & N174 Why & how should we tell others?
Week 11 Apr 25 Horizon HHL/HLE.01.Conference Center Does God heal today?
Week 12 May 2 Horizon HHL/HLW.01.N164 & N174 What about the church?
Week 13 May 9 E3 1st floor: Rooms 276, 326, 306  HHL/W.04.N122 Celebration!

Click here to add these sessions to your calendar.

 

Alpha Day Away

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