Enneagram Workshop
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Enneagram Workshop

The Enneagram is very helpful tool for self-knowledge and spiritual formation. It distinguishes the traits of one's true self (who we are created to be as bearers of Christ's image) from one's false self (who we want to be or want others to think we are). This workshop will include biblical/theological reflections, small group discussions, and interaction with your Enneagram profile.

Workshop will be held at Fuller Seminary, Texas campus. To sign up, click below:

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Children's Christmas Play
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Christmas Play

DATE CHANGE: It is now slated for December 3rd!!

Keep your calendars marked for our annual Children's Christmas play! More information will come soon but it will be on Sunday, December 3rd during the worship gathering. Our children and volunteers have been working really hard on it so we look forward to celebrating Christmas with them. 

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Access Monthly Lunch
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Access Monthly Lunch

Come join us every first Sunday of the month (except for the months with OnRamp) for lunch together as a community hosted by our very own Connections (Welcome) team. For this month, the hosts are the Murrays (Denise & Michael). Please contact connectionteam@accesslive.org for more questions. It will be at:

Chipotle Mexican Grill
12888 Queensbury Ln 142142, Houston, TX 77024
(713) 343-0521

 

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Access Hangout Ministry
Dec
9
8:30 AM08:30

Access Hangout Ministry

The Hangout ministry embraces each outing with our neighbors in Hermann Park like any other time among friends - with games, music, and casual conversations. If you're interested in joining, please contact hangout@accesslive.org. See this page for more information: http://www.accesslive.org/activity-groups/

A group from Access goes out each second Saturday of the month. We will meet at the Access warehouse at 8:30 AM and head out to Hermann Park at 9:30 AM together. 

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Churchwide Move
Dec
15
to Dec 17

Churchwide Move

We have changed our MOVE weekend to DEC 15-17. Please mark that on your calendars. This extra week gives us a little more margin just in case anything is delayed with the building process. If you're able, plan to attend that weekend. We will have a few volunteer opportunities on Dec 15-16 to help with moving in. On Dec 17th we plan to have a special worship gathering in our new space. Current plans are minimal. We don't know for sure if everything will be functional by that Sunday, but we plan to be there!

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Access Game Night
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Access Game Night

Game Nights are hosted by the G2G group and meant to create fun spaces for people to connect and develop friendships!. The group that has started is now called G2G (get together). We'll have game night again this evening - please bring your favorite games and snacks to share. Let us know if you can make it so we can make appropriate arrangements. Also, there is a facebook page G2G. Let the team know if you want to be added! 

If you're interested in joining or volunteering, please contact the G2G team at g2g@accesslive.org. Are you all in?

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Access Church Retreat
May
4
to May 6

Access Church Retreat

UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Harvey, we are postponing retreat until tentatively May 4-6, 2018 weekend. We will have more information for you soon. For this weekend instead, we will either have a picnic or some way to serve the city of Houston and our community. Thank you for being patient with us as we recover and rebuild. 

 

This year our 2017 church retreat will be held at Pine Cove retreat center. Please save the dates on your calendar and come enjoy a family fun-filled church-wide time together. More information to come!

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Spiritual Discernment Workshop
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Spiritual Discernment Workshop

Decisions. A husband and wife have been praying about whether to purchase a home, but have reached different conclusions. An individual has a lucrative job offer in another state, but hates the idea of leaving the community she feels such a part of. How do we determine God’s will when making these kinds of decisions? Are there biblical principles that guide us forward? This workshop hosted by Leadership Transformations explores the topic of spiritual discernment. We will draw insights from the Bible and explore principles of discernment taught by Ignatius of Loyola. This workshop will include theological reflections, group activities, and practicing various spiritual disciplines together.

To sign up click below:

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Access Hangout Ministry
Nov
11
8:30 AM08:30

Access Hangout Ministry

The Hangout ministry embraces each outing with our neighbors in Hermann Park like any other time among friends - with games, music, and casual conversations. If you're interested in joining, please contact hangout@accesslive.org. See this page for more information: http://www.accesslive.org/activity-groups/

A group from Access goes out each second Saturday of the month. We will meet at the Access warehouse at 8:30 AM and head out to Hermann Park at 9:30 AM together. 

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Baptism Class
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Baptism Class

Baptism is an important step in our faith journey. Through it we identify with what Jesus did for us, die on the cross and rise to new life. Our next baptism class is on Sunday, November 5th from 12 to 2pm at the warehouse for anyone interested. The baptism will take place on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 26. If you would like to learn more, contact Ted

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Access Game Night
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Access Game Night

Game Nights are hosted by the G2G group and meant to create fun spaces for people to connect and develop friendships!. The group that has started is now called G2G (get together). We'll have game night again this evening - please bring your favorite games and snacks to share. Let us know if you can make it so we can make appropriate arrangements. Also, there is a facebook page G2G. Let the team know if you want to be added! 

If you're interested in joining or volunteering, please contact the G2G team at g2g@accesslive.org. Are you all in?

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Leaders Learn: Leading in the Face of Injustice
Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Leaders Learn: Leading in the Face of Injustice

In this age of troubling racial inequity and social injustice, our world desperately needs people who will press into the discomfort and lead courageously. But how do we do this and not end up jaded? How do we connect deeply with the reality of what is, but also the hope of what could be? Join us for a viewing and discussion of a Global Leadership Summit talk by Bryan Stevenson - activist, lawyer, and author of “Just Mercy” - and explore how each of us can learn to lead in the face of injustice.

For more information, click here:

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Youth Fundraiser
Oct
29
11:30 AM11:30

Youth Fundraiser

On Sunday, October 29 the youth will be holding their first of 3 fundraisers for CHIC (ECC youth conference) and Midsouth camp. We will be selling handmade craft goods like jewelry, scarves, and cards, as well as 2:12 and Love Builds coffee and water thermoses! For more info about our causes, check out http://chicconference.org/ and http://www.midsouthcov.org/midsouth-camp-report/

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Mission Partner Info Meeting
Oct
22
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Partner Info Meeting

At Access, Mission Partners are the committed members of Access who are moving us forward in mission and learning to embody the core values of our church.  The mission partnership process is meant to be a rich discipleship experience and a way to make a deeper commitment to the church.  

If you’ve been attending Access and are interested in learning more about Mission Partnership, join us for the upcoming Info Meeting on Sunday, 10/22 from 12:00 - 2:00PM. RSVP by emailing john.lin@accesslive.org. Lunch is $5. 

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Access Game Night
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Access Game Night

Game Nights are hosted by the G2G group and meant to create fun spaces for people to connect and develop friendships!.

This month, we're hosting a Halloween Get Together special! Come on October 14th to the Access Warehouse at 6 PM to watch Hocus Pocus! In addition to the movie, board games and crafts for people of all ages will be available, so come in your best Halloween costume and prepare to be terrified (by how much fun you'll have)!  

The group that has started is now called G2G (get together). We'll have game night again this evening - please bring your favorite games and snacks to share. Let us know if you can make it so we can make appropriate arrangements. Also, there is a facebook page G2G. Let the team know if you want to be added! 

If you're interested in joining or volunteering, please contact the G2G team at g2g@accesslive.org. Are you all in?

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Access Warehouse Cleanup
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

Access Warehouse Cleanup

Mark your calendars for an Access warehouse clean-up on Saturday, October 14 to prepare our warehouse for the move to our new building in December. We'll be going through all of our stuff to see what we can keep and what can be donated. Please come help! Contact priscilla.yung@accesslive.org if you have any questions. 

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Pathways: A Guide to Growing in Your Life with God at Access
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Pathways: A Guide to Growing in Your Life with God at Access

At Access, our purpose is to “live life with God in soul, community, and mission.”  This is our way of describing the amazing invitation to follow Jesus.  Come discover a richer understanding of what that means and some of the practical ways to walk with Jesus as an adult.  In this lab, theological reflection is combined with discussion, interactive activities and practical application.  This lab is highly encouraged for all mission partners, but open to all!

For more information and to sign up: click the button below. 

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Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis
Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Responding to the Global Refugee Crisis

The global refugee situation is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. What are the facts? What does the Bible say about refugees? How are Christians to respond? This workshop will walk us through the workbook A Better Country: Embracing the Refugees in Our Midst, by Cindy Wu (2017, WCL Library). A copy of the book is NOT necessary to attend the workshop, but copies will be available for $10 cash. All proceeds go to World Relief and Covenant World Relief.

Learning lab will be taught by Cindy Wu. To sign up, please go here:

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Onramp
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Onramp

If you've recently started coming to Access, we'd like to invite you to our quarterly Onramp Newcomer's lunch on October 1st @ 12:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  This is a great way to learn more about Access' vision and story, and connect with other people.  Please RSVP below for lunch.  

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A Better Country Book Release Party
Sep
17
3:00 PM15:00

A Better Country Book Release Party

Due to Hurricane Harvey, we rescheduled this release party until September 17th, yet the message of how to respond to refugees is as timely as ever. 

Every minute 24 persons are forced from their homes due to persecution, disaster, or violence. 

Get educated about the global refugee crisis. Explore your concerns and fears. Put your faith into action. This is the goal of A Better Country, a 7-week workbook designed for personal study or small groups. You can read a more detailed description on Cindy Wu's personal website: www.cindymwu.com.

There will be a book release party on August 27, 2017 with special guests presenting at the book release: AK Besancon of houston welcomes refugees and Julie Meissner of Abba's House will share about what God is doing through their ministries and how you can get involved here in Houston.

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Spiritual First Aid Workshop
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Spiritual First Aid Workshop

On Saturday, September 16, at 1:00 PM we're going to be hosting a special workshop on how to care for your friends and neighbors who have been impacted by Harvey.  For many people, Harvey has been a traumatic experience, and we know many of us are eager to help in ways that are actually helpful. 

WHAT: Get trained in Spiritual First Aid for Disaster (SFA) an innovative evidence-informed disaster spiritual and emotional care intervention that equips lay and professional helpers to provide social support and address common spiritual and emotional struggles that follow a disaster. The training will be conducted by Dr. Jamie Aten, Founder and Executive Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College. He developed a mental health training process called Spiritual First Aid, an adaption of Psychological First Aid - which is the gold standard for mental health treatment for natural disasters).  

WHO: This workshop is for anyone interested in knowing how to better care for others in the current context of the Houston floods or even for those interested in knowing how to better care for themselves during this time.

This workshop at the Access warehouse is open to friends and neighbors.  There is no cost but please SIGN UP below. 

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Access Hangout Ministry
Sep
9
8:30 AM08:30

Access Hangout Ministry

The Hangout ministry embraces each outing with our neighbors in Hermann Park like any other time among friends - with games, music, and casual conversations. If you're interested in joining, please contact hangout@accesslive.org. See this page for more information: http://www.accesslive.org/activity-groups/

A group from Access goes out each second Saturday of the month. We will meet at the Access warehouse at 8:30 AM and head out to Hermann Park at 9:30 AM together. 

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Access Monthly Lunch
Sep
3
12:00 PM12:00

Access Monthly Lunch

Come join us every first Sunday of the month (except for the months with OnRamp) for lunch together as a community hosted by our very own Connections (Welcome) team. For this month, the host is Brandon Lau and Stephanie Ng. Please contact connectionteam@accesslive.org for more questions. We'll be posting more information as the time gets closer but for now, save the date! 

 

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Leadership Launch
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Leadership Launch

 This is an important save the date for all ministry team leads and core teams. We're hosting our first ever Leadership Launch on August 19 from 9:00 - 2:00 PM. Not only is this a great way to connect with other leaders at Access as we start the school year, but we're going to discuss some important ways we can foster a healthier and more vibrant volunteer culture at Access. So if you lead a ministry team or serve on a core team (like SG core team or parent's ministry core team or Aqua core team) or plan on it, please mark your calendar.  More information will be sent out. 

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Global Leadership Summit
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Global Leadership Summit

Every year we send a group from Access to the Global Leadership Summit.  This two-day conference features world-class leaders and experts in their fields.  Speakers this year include: Sheryl Sandberg COO of Facebook, Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative, and Marcus Buckingham, strengths-expert and author of Now Discover Your Strengths. August 10-11 at St. Johns in River Oaks. Email john.lin@accesslive.org for more info.

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Access Monthly Lunch
Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

Access Monthly Lunch

Come join us every first Sunday of the month (except for the months with OnRamp) for lunch together as a community hosted by our very own Connections (Welcome) team. For this month, the host is Evelyn & Howard Lee. Please contact connectionteam@accesslive.org for more questions. This coming up Sunday, August 6th, we will be going to Buff Burger on i-10 near the warehouse at 12 noon for lunch. Let's eat!

 

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Midsouth Covenant Youth Camp
Jul
30
to Aug 5

Midsouth Covenant Youth Camp

The Midsouth Covenant Camp will be on July 30 – August 5, 2017 at Frontier Camp in Grapeland, TX. As always, a wonderful line-up of lessons, games and activities is planned. This seven day camp ministry is for children entering grades 2-9, with CILT leadership training for students entering grades 10-12. We have a wonderful staff, lead by Camp Director Dale “Munk” Lusk, who volunteers their time and energy to minister to campers this summer. We look forward to having camp this summer! We will post more information when we get it but for now - save the date! 

Early registration is due June 15th! 

Register here:

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Bible Says What Part 2?!
Jul
30
9:00 AM09:00

Bible Says What Part 2?!

Have you ever wanted to know how to read?... the Bible? Scripture is the foundation of our faith, God's personal revelation of His character and will for us and the world. This learning lab will be a brief introduction to some very simple but effective methods to dive more deeply into God's word, along with time to put said methods into practice. Whether you've memorized the Bible cover to cover or you don't even know where Genesis is, this is a great opportunity for all to reinforce/build up your familiarity with scripture!

Join us for this learning lab on Sunday July 30, from 9-10AM as we look at and put into practice ways to more effectively study and apply scripture in our everyday lives.

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Men and Women in the Church: A Perspective Based on Partnership
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

Men and Women in the Church: A Perspective Based on Partnership

What does the Bible have to say about the role of men and women in the church and home?  When it comes to this question, the church has largely taken two views: complementarianism and egalitarianism.  The latter view, which teaches that the Bible does not limit the leadership roles of women, will be the focus of this seminar.  Learn how a former complementarian became an egalitarian.   

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Midsouth Conference Mission Trip to Guatemala
Jul
7
to Jul 16

Midsouth Conference Mission Trip to Guatemala

Midsouth Covenant Churches, which Access is a part of, is hosting a short term mission trip to Guatemala through Merge Ministries. Merge has been taking teams to Patzicia for over 15 years now. They work primarily with two entities there. There are no age limits to this trip. Registration information and costs available through staff@accesslive.org. We have several people from Access that will be attending this trip. If interested, please contact us! 

 

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Infant Dedication/ Baptism
Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

Infant Dedication/ Baptism

Have a baby? Would you like to dedicate your infant or baptize him/her? On June 25, we'll be offering parents of young ones an opportunity to have their infants dedicated or baptized during our worship gathering.  Infant dedications are meant to be a way for parents and the community to express their commitment to raising a child in the love of Christ.  We will be doing this quarterly, so don't worry if the 6/25 date doesn't work for you. Please contact Amy Leung (amy.leung@accesslive.org) if you're interested or to learn more.

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Access Volunteer Appreciation Month
Jun
4
to Jun 25

Access Volunteer Appreciation Month

We love our volunteers! They have been faithfully serving us every Sunday! From cleaning our warehouse, taking out the trash, making coffee, and welcoming you every Sunday, they are what makes our church possible. You see them singing and playing instruments or even updating this website! They also serve our kids faithfully. We want to thank you! Every Sunday we will have a special treat for our volunteers from 9:30 - 9:45 AM before the worship gathering. Please join us in thanking them! 

6/4: "Dunk you very much" (Milk & Cookies)
6/11: Coffee Meets Bagel
6/18 (after church): "Orange you sweeter than a popsicle"
6/25: Cerealously Thank You! 

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Dad's Night Out
May
27
6:30 PM18:30

Dad's Night Out

Come join us for a Dad's Night out!

Venue: Bowl & Barrel

Address: 797 Sorella Court, Houston, TX 77024

Date/Time: Saturday, May 27th, 6:30-8:30pm

Approx Cost: $28 (with shoes, but not including optional dinner)

For further info contact parents@accesslive.org. 

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Access Hangout Ministry
May
20
8:30 AM08:30

Access Hangout Ministry

The Hangout ministry embraces each outing with our neighbors in Hermann Park like any other time among friends - with games, music, and casual conversations. If you're interested in joining, please contact hangout@accesslive.org. See this page for more information: http://www.accesslive.org/activity-groups/

A group from Access goes out each third Saturday of the month. We will meet at the Access warehouse at 8:30 AM and head out to Hermann Park at 9:30 AM together. 

 

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Love Builds: Prayer and Worship Night
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Love Builds: Prayer and Worship Night

Access!

Mark you calendars for Friday, May 19 as we have a special Love Builds Prayer and Worship Night at our new space!  But it's completely empty and unfurnished and the bathrooms don't work, you say.  Exactly.  Our new space is totally empty (for now), but we’re going to fill it with the sounds of our prayers and songs.  So grab a flashlight and let’s come together as a community, let’s worship, let’s remember, and let’s ask God to build something beautiful with love.  Join us for what will truly be a memorable evening!

Friday, 5/19 from 7:30 - 8:30 PM @ 1888 Stebbins. 
Bring a flashlight and something durable to sit on. 
Go to the bathroom beforehand. 
Light refreshments afterwards.  

Learn more about Love Builds at accesslive.org/lovebuilds

On behalf of the staff and campaign team, 

John

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