G2G "Dinner in an Instant: No Pressure" Potluck
Feb
24
6:30 PM18:30

G2G "Dinner in an Instant: No Pressure" Potluck

G2G "Dinner in an Instant: No Pressure" Potluck  It is the year of the Instant Pot (IP), make the most with your IP on Saturday, February 24 at 6:30PM by being part of our instant pot potluck and dinner.  Sign up with your name if you're attending and/or the item you'll be bringing here. We look forward to this community event and remember there's NO PRESSURE

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Monthly Dialogue on Race
Feb
25
8:45 AM08:45

Monthly Dialogue on Race

Monthly Dialogue on Race
Hosted by the Access REC'ing Crew
Sunday, February 25 @ 8:45-9:45 am at 1888 Stebbins

Come join us on Sunday, February 25 before our worship gathering for our "Monthly Dialogue on Race". This will be a time of sharing personal stories and reflections about race issues, in a safe and respectful space. In this month's dialogue, we'll be exploring the theme of "Our Ethnic Identities and Stories". If you have questions, feel free to contact recingcrew@accesslive.org.

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Beside Still Waters: A Soul Care Retreat
Feb
27
to Feb 28

Beside Still Waters: A Soul Care Retreat

Join us for a one-night soul care retreat of being quiet in the presence of Jesus. Not too long ago, Houston was deluged by the raging waters of Hurricane Harvey. The recovery process has been ongoing, not just physically in our city, but also emotionally and spiritually. We need the voice of Jesus, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest" (Matthew 11:28). In spacious places, find a spot for individual silence and reflection. This is a gift of rest and communion with God and one another. 

The retreat begins at 9AM Tuesday and concludes at 1PM Wednesday and will include small group sharing, worship, fellowship, teaching, prayer, and spacious times in silence and solitude. It is designed to provide a spiritually enriching environment focused on spiritual formation, discernment, and renewal.

For more information and to register, click on this link. 

 

 

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The Marriage Lab
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

The Marriage Lab

Description: What are the postures, beliefs, and practices that make for a healthy marriage? The Marriage Lab is perfect as a pre-engagement/pre-marital preparation class or for couples already married but looking for a refresher around the hard-to-master basics.  Upon completion, couples will have the opportunity to pursue further individualized premarital preparation via the Enneagram, SYMBIS, and Prepare/Enrich.  

  • Requirements: In order to maximize sharing and learning, couple are asked to commit to attending three out of the four sessions.  Please check your calendar before signing up. 
  • Meeting dates:
    • Mar 3, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Remember Your Covenant
    • Mar 24, 9:00 - 12:00 PM - Defined and Connected
    • April 21, 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Killer Conflict
    • May 12, 10:00 - 12:00 PM - Great Expectations 
  • Taught by: John and Grace Lin, David and Cindy Wu, and special guest, Trisha Taylor. 

To sign up click below:

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Access Hangout Ministry
Mar
10
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 Pathways: A Guide to Growing in your life with God
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Access Pathways: A Guide to Growing in your life with God

Description:  Soul, community and mission are at the heart of what we’re trying to do at Access.  In this learning lab, mission partners are guided into a deeper understanding of what following Jesus looks like in these three crucial areas.  This learning lab is interactive, discussion-based, and communal.  Open and encouraged for all mission partners. 

  • Meeting date:  Saturday, March 10, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Location:  Access
  • Taught by:  John Lin (john.lin@accesslive.org) 
  • Track: Leadership and Equipping Track 

To sign up click below:

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Defined and Connected: How to Love without Losing Yourself
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Defined and Connected: How to Love without Losing Yourself

Description: Your in-laws. Your parents.  Your spouse.  Your cherished friendships.  Navigating the relationships that matter most to us as adults requires more than good intentions. We need to develop strong guiding principles that can help us do more than coexist, avoid, or just accommodate.  Join us as we learn principles that are true relationship game-changers! You won't want to miss this!

  • Meeting dates: Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 - 12:00 PM
  • Taught by: John Lin and special guest, Trisha Taylor.  Trisha is a favorite of Access.  She is a licensed counselor and therapist, an ordained minister, and one of the pioneers of Faithwalking.  

To sign up click below:

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Access Hangout Ministry
Apr
14
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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Women's Luncheon
Apr
14
11:30 AM11:30

Women's Luncheon

Cindy Wu and Amy Leung invite all the women of Access to a luncheon on April 14, 2018, from 11:30 to 1:00 pm. The purpose is simply to spend time together. Come enjoy a meal and receive spiritual encouragement. Please contribute $5 toward the meal (but if you have been attending Access for less than 6 months, this cost is waived). Location TBD.

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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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Feb
19
7:15 PM19:15

Foundations Learning Lab

  • In this interactive six-week learning lab, we will cover the basic tenets of the Christian faith, as well as provide participants an opportunity to ask and interact with one another’s honest faith questions in an atmosphere of safety and mutual respect. 
  • This will be taught online and facilitated by Pastor David, Ted, and John. 
  • Mondays from 7:15 - 8:15 starting 2/19.  
  • Sign up online 
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Access 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Access 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Access is celebrating 10 years!

 
We hope you can join us on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10AM. 
We will have a worship gathering recalling God's goodness to us and asking for His guidance as we step into a new season of life in community. We are deeply grateful for how you have been with us on this journey of faith. We're inviting everyone -- mission partners, launch team members, partners in the faith, supporters, and neighbors old and new.
Feel free to pass this invitation on to others.

Food will be served so please RSVP here so we can prepare.

Our new address:

Access
1888 Stebbins Drive, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77043

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REC'ing Crew Film Screening & Discussion
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

REC'ing Crew Film Screening & Discussion

REC'ing Crew Film Screening & Discussion: The RECing Crew invites you to a film screening of ‘Vincent Who? on Saturday, 2/10, from 1-3pm at 1888 Stebbins. Bring a bagged lunch as we watch this film about the Asian-American experience and individual and community reactions to racism. We will have a discussion afterwards and hope to be inspired to reconcile racial brokenness in our communities.

RSVP on the Access Live Facebook event page. Childcare is provided, but you must RSVP in advance and indicate children's ages.

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Access Hangout Ministry
Feb
10
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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Onramp
Feb
4
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 February 4th @ 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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Enneagram Workshop
Feb
3
8:30 AM08:30

Enneagram Workshop

The Enneagram has been increasingly recognized as a helpful tool for self-awareness and discipleship, with roots in Christian spiritual theology. More than a personality test that describes our strengths and weaknesses, the Enneagram examines the virtues, motivators, defense mechanisms, and "deadly sins" that lie underneath the surface. This workshop presents a distinctly Christian approach to using the Enneagram for discipleship. A portion of the workshop will be spent introducing the Enneagram through a biblical and theological lens. Each registrant will take an online WEPSS Enneagram assessment in advance of the workshop. With detailed and personalized results in hand, we'll spend the morning together exploring the self-discovery insights offered by this ancient tool.

Cost:
$49.00 - includes the cost of 1 WEPSS Enneagram Profile that is taken online. All proceeds support the ministry of Leadership Transformations. Lunch is not included, but we will provide coffee and snacks. Space is limited to 45 participants.

Register here

Location: 
Fuller Theological Seminary - Texas
10200 Richmond Ave. #170
Houston, TX 77042
 

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G2G Group Hosts Small Group Mixer
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

G2G Group Hosts Small Group Mixer

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! 

For this Saturday, Access GetTogether is hosting our first ever small group mixer!!! Are you new to the church and want to know what we're about? This event is for you!  Looking for a weekly group to join? Come visit and mingle with our members and leaders! Already part of a weekly group? Then join us and meet people who aren't part of your group! Always wanted to see Pastor John move an *oreo from his forehead to his mouth? Come take a look! 

Will be at Access on Saturday, January 27 at 7:00 pm. Invite your friends and family for laugh-out-loud fun. 

*(Pastoral Oreo results may vary)"

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 Eats
Jan
21
12:00 PM12:00

Access Eats

Come join us every Sunday (except for the ones with OnRamp) for lunch together as a community hosted by our very own Connections (Welcome) team and a small group. For this Sunday, the hosts are the Westchase small group. Please contact connectionteam@accesslive.org for more questions. Lunch will be posted once it's been decided. Thanks!

 

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Access Eats
Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

Access Eats

Come join us every Sunday (except for the ones with OnRamp) for lunch together as a community hosted by our very own Connections (Welcome) team and a small group. For this Sunday, the hosts are the Sugarland small group. Please contact connectionteam@accesslive.org for more questions. Lunch will be at the Memorial City Mall Foodcourt. 

 

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Churchwide Move
Dec
28
to Dec 30

Churchwide Move

We have changed our MOVE weekend to DEC 28-30. 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 28th, 29th, and 30th to help with moving in. Please watch out for an email. 

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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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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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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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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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