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Catholic Faith Study Series

How the Bible Came to Be

The Bible: How the Bible Came to Be (Series 1 – 4 sessions) We will be covering the history of how the Christian Scriptures were composed and how the various books of the Bible finally came to be as we have them today. We will discuss the various Greek manuscripts and how they were preserved in the centuries prior to the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. In addition, we will touch upon how to interpret the Bible by understanding the various “senses” of scripture. We will also begin discussion on how it uses “typology” to convey the story of salvation history. This will lead us into the 2nd series on Salvation History – A Journey through the Old Testament. People of all faiths are welcome to attend.

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

CRU Houston Event

CRU Event

The Host Committee and the Staff of Cru Houston request the pleasure of your company as our guest for lunch.

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Marriott Waterway in the Woodlands

Because seating is limited, reservations are required.

R.S.V.P. to 713.522.3314 by January 18 or email



Linda Wright is Manager of Strategy and Planning for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering. She has been with the Company for 27 years previously serving as the Specialties Elastomers Global Vice President. She will be speaking on “Outlook for Energy – Opportunities and Challenges.”

Allen Sanders, Vice President, Gulf of Mexico operations for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Previously, he served as Vice President for Operations in Algeria and President and General Manager of Anadarko’s subsidiary in Beijing. He will be speaking on “Values for Life.”

Mark McCollum is CEO of Weatherford International. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Halliburton. He will be speaking on “Making 2018 Your Best Year Yet.”



Kyle Vann

Executive Advisor

CCMP Capital

Bill Mohl

President (retired)

Entergy Wholesale

Hal Chappelle

President and CEO

Alta Mesa Holdings

Mike Novelli


Cypressbrook Company

Jonathan Homeyer

Executive Vice President

Wells Fargo Bank

Mark Albers

Senior Vice President

ExxonMobil Corporation

Paul Geiger

Senior Vice President

Southwestern Energy


Ladies Bible Study – Anxious For Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World


Do you feel weighted down with worry? Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Are irrational fears your constant companion? Could you use some calm?

This video based study by bestselling author Max Lucado explores God’s treatment plan for anxiety found in Philippians 4:4-8. As you follow the prescription – celebrating God’s goodness, asking for his help, leaving your concerns with him, and meditation on good things – you will experience God’s peace. This is a peace that “transcends all understanding” and will help you reframe the way you look at your fears.

While anxiety is a part of life, it doesn’t have to dominate your life. With God as your helper and his promises at your side, you can sleep better tonight and smile more tomorrow. You can talk yourself off the ledge and view bad news through the lens of God’s sovereignty. You can discover a life of calm and develop tools for combating the onslaught of anxiety.

You will need to purchase the study guide “Anxious for Nothing” which can be found at most book retailers, including Amazon. There is a book, as well, although it is not a necessary requirement for this bible study series, but makes a nice accompaniment.

Where? EMHC – room may vary

When? Wednesday: 11:30-12:30 10 Weeks: January 10 – March 14, 2018

Contact Marilyn Devereaux-Ruffin to be added to the study

Build a Bike for Charity Event!

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Volunteers Needed:  CYCLE Houston (formerly Elves & More) is a children’s charity that rewards students with new bicycles for achieving better academic performance in the classroom.  As part of teaching youth about Christ and giving, Young Life/Wyld Life (a non-denominational Christian ministry that reaches out to adolescents) youth will be participating in this year’s CYCLE Build-A-Bike Program.  The ExxonMobil Christian community can assist the process by volunteering with the youth on Saturday, December 9, 2-5 pm, building bikes and interacting with the 10 YL/WL youth and three leaders.  If you are interested in signing up (praying for at least 10 EM volunteers) please contact Charic Daniels,, by December 1st.  CYCLE will receive Team Volunteer Involvement Fund grants for every five (5) employees or qualified family members who participate.  Snacks and drinks will be provided; no special skills required.

Marriage – “Becoming One”

Study/Event Name: Marriage – “Becoming One”

Contact Name: Jeff Topoleski

Contact Email:

Description: This is an external event located at Trinity Klein Lutheran Church and taught by a pastor who is passionate (and quite entertaining) about equipping couples for success in the Biblical marriage. Though originally designed for pre-married couples, it is outstanding, fun, and equally applicable to married couples. No affiliation with this church is required at all!

For more info and to register:

Share with any pre-married couples or married couples who need or want an engaging refresher!

Location: Trinity Klein Lutheran Church
5201 Spring Cypress Road
Spring, TX 77379
(just west of Kuykendahl and Spring Cypress intersection)

Schedule / Date and Time (CDT): October 13 – 7:30-9:00 (snacks provided)
October 14 – 9:00-4:00 (lunch included)

Harvey Help – Thank You!

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Thank you for attending our 3rd annual Bring Your Bible to Work Day “Bible Jeopardy” event, and for donating to the Montgomery County Women’s Center! Our donations were delivered to smiling faces on Friday afternoon.

If you did not have an opportunity to bring donations, you can visit to donate online. Be on the lookout for our Christmas Donation Drive!

2017 Global Day of Prayer

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>40 sites, >25 countries Praying in unison

Friday, Oct 27, 6:30-8:00am

Location: Trop Dry Forest Mtg Ctr (EMHC/E4.1A.306-326)

Over a decade ago, a few EM employees from Asia gathered at the Prayer Mountains in Seoul to pray for God to raise a community of believers in EM who can bring about significant changes for His glory. This was the birth of GDOP, an annual event where Christian communities in 50+ sites, 25+ countries gather virtually to pray in unison after a 40-day countdown with sharing of devotional materials and prayer needs from various sites. Join us again for 2017 GDOP on the theme “Shaped by the Truth”.

Sign up here to receive 40-day materials.

Houston Campus – EventX Calendar Invite

Hughes Landing – EventX Calendar Invite


Hurricane Harvey Help

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Hurricane Harvey continues to affect our local communities throughout the states of Texas and Louisiana, leaving many in need. If you have been impacted by the storm, we want you to know that you are not alone. The Body of Christ is here to help you however we can.

If you need assistance with anything, please do not hesitate to contact us with the topic sentence “Harvey Help.” Please be sure to include a contact phone number, as well as some details about the request, and one of our team members will get in contact with you shortly.

If you would like prayer, you can submit a prayer request and be assured that our team will be praying for you. If you would like a member of our team to call and pray with you directly, please leave a phone number with the words “Please pray with me” and someone will be in contact.

Our prayer is that we may all find comfort in The Lord in difficult times like these. We ask that you all continue to pray with us for those impacted by the storm.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear,” – Psalm 46:1-2a

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