2019 Alpha

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 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.

To stay up to date on the session locations, join our Yammer group.

Tentative Alpha Schedule

(EMHC sessions are from 12-1pm. HL sessions are from 11-12pm)
Date Topic HL Location EMHC Location
Feb 13 Is there more to life than this? W.10.N122 Horizon
Feb 20 Who is Jesus? W.06.N122 E4.1A.276-326
Feb 27 Why did Jesus die? E.06.N122 Horizon
Mar 6 How can we have faith? W.06.N122 Horizon
Mar 13 Why and how do I pray? W.08.N122 Horizon
Mar 20 Why & how should I read the Bible? W.10.N122 W4.1A.285-335
Mar 27 How does God guide us? W.10.N122 W3.1B.277-307
Apr 3 How can I resist evil? W.10.N122 Horizon
Apr 6 Alpha Day Away (offsite) – The Holy Spirit
Apr 10 Why & how should we tell others? W.08.N122 Horizon
Apr 17 Does God heal today? E.04.N122 Horizon
Apr 24 What about the church? W.08.N122 Horizon
May 1 How can I make the most of the rest of my life? W.08.N122 Horizon
May 8 Celebration! W.10.N122 S1.1A.455

Ladies Bible Study – The Faithful: Heroes of the Old Testament

FAithful

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.

Wednesdays, January 16, 2019 through April 10, 2019

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

1 Corinthians Study

Corinth

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.

Volunteer Opportunity: L’Amor Village Shelter Christmas Party

Thanks to your generous spirits, all volunteer slots for this event have already been filled! Be on the look out for future volunteering opportunities! God bless!

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Volunteers are needed for the L’Amor Village Shelter Christmas Party at 4 pm onThursday, December 20th.  L’Mor Village Shelter is an orphanage for young kids of various ages which has been sponsored through ExxonMobil team grants based on volunteer hours for roughly more than 15 years.

Global Day of Prayer – Thank You!

GDOP

Dear All,

Thank you so much for joining us in the 2018 Global Day of Prayer (GDOP).

Praise the Lord for a wonderful time of worship and we are really blessed for the opportunity to pray with brothers and sisters at ExxonMobil.  Even though we were challenged by technical difficulties, God is with us and many were touched by the prayers from all the different nations and cultures.

This year, several new sites such as Tangerang Indonesia and Bogota Colombia have joined us and we are excited to have 700+ contacts on our devotional distribution list and over 350 people from more than 40 sites participated in the GDOP.  Below you will find all the selfies from our fellow believers around the world (Do keep the selfies coming!). 🙂

We want to thank Tom Schuessler and Alicia Foo for taking time from their busy schedules to be part of the GDOP.  In addition, a special thanks to our faithful GDOP Team who coordinate the global event, putting the materials together and setting up the local meetings.  Regional leads, please forward this email to all the site leads and let’s continue to keep in touch and encourage one another.

We have also received great feedback to continue improving the event and please don’t hesitate to share your suggestions with us.

See you in GDOP 2019!

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