Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

Access Women's Brunch

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Hello ladies of Access,

We would like to kick off the holiday season with some time of fellowship and food at Access 10AM - 12 PM on Saturday, December 15! Please join us for the Women's Holiday Brunch, as we give thanks for the past year and look forward with hope for 2019. Come with empty bellies and join us for some good company and food. Please RSVP by December 8th so we can be sure to have plenty of food for everyone! 

Can't wait to see you!
Access Women's Life Group

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Dec
16
11:30 AM11:30

Alternative Advent Fair

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Stay after the worship gathering on Sunday December 16, 2018, and check out the various organization tables at the Alternative Advent Fair benefiting Anti - Human Trafficking organizations in the city and Plant with Purpose (via the Creation Care team). Consider purchasing a different type of Christmas gift at the fair to support those in need.

We encourage Access-goers to bring cash and plan to purchase some of their Christmas gifts at the event!

When? December 16 11:30-12:30 (organizations will set up at 11:00)

Where? Access Church Lobby 

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Dec
23
to Dec 24

Alternative Advent Grant Applications Due

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Last year (2017), the Lead Team committed to setting aside a portion of the Love Builds fund for first fruits giving to other charitable organizations. We want to invite YOU, the Access community, to be a part of the selection process to decide which organizations we will support. 

To do this:
1. First, fill out this grant application for your favorite non-profit organization by December 23, 2018.
2. Then we will post all applications and allow the Access community to vote on their favorite organizations. Feel free to promote and advocate for your organization!
3. On January 13, 2018, we will announce winners who will receive the grant money (up to 3 gifts at $2500 each). 

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Dec
30
10:30 AM10:30

Infant Dedication

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Join us for our Infant Dedication during the worship gathering on Sunday December 30! If you are interested in finding out more about dedicating or baptizing your infant and would like your child to be put on the waitlist for our next dedication, please contact Grace Lin.

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Jan
12
8:30 AM08:30

Access Hangout Ministry

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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 Access at 8:30 AM and head out to Hermann Park at 9:30 AM together. 

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Mission Partner Class

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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.  You’ll learn more about our vision and values as well as what it means to commit to Access as a member.   Mission Partners vote on our budgets, constitutions and pastoral changes.  

If you’ve been attending Access and are interested in learning more about Mission Partnership, join us for the upcoming class in room 1.01. Please RSVP if attending!

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Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Creation Care Learning Group

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The newly formed Creation Care group at Access is inviting members of the Access community to join them on 2nd Sundays of each month beginning October 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, to discuss the study guide at the back of thebook, "Tending to Eden" by Plant with Purpose's Scott Sabin, together and also to have conversations around how to better practice creation care at Access and in our communities at large.  BYOL & light snacks provided.  We will endeavor to make all of our meetings and events “zero waste”, so please plan to “pack in and pack out” whatever you bring.

To sign up or for more details, please contact Kim Schaefer and Michael Murray

Dates and details are as follows:

OCTOBER 14:
Intro to Learning Group

NOVEMBER 11:
Discuss Chapter 1 Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)

DECEMBER 9:
Discuss Chapter 2 Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)

JANUARY 13
Discuss Chapter 3 Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)

FEBRUARY 10
Discuss Chapter 4 & Conclusions Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)
 


 

 

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Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Creation Care Learning Group

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The newly formed Creation Care group at Access is inviting members of the Access community to join them on 2nd Sundays of each month beginning October 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, to discuss the study guide at the back of thebook, "Tending to Eden" by Plant with Purpose's Scott Sabin, together and also to have conversations around how to better practice creation care at Access and in our communities at large.  BYOL & light snacks provided.  We will endeavor to make all of our meetings and events “zero waste”, so please plan to “pack in and pack out” whatever you bring.

To sign up or for more details, please contact Kim Schaefer and Michael Murray

Dates and details are as follows:

OCTOBER 14:
Intro to Learning Group

NOVEMBER 11:
Discuss Chapter 1 Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)

DECEMBER 9:
Discuss Chapter 2 Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)

JANUARY 13
Discuss Chapter 3 Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)

FEBRUARY 10
Discuss Chapter 4 & Conclusions Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)
 


 

 

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Dec
8
8:30 AM08:30

Access Hangout Ministry

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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 Access at 8:30 AM and head out to Hermann Park at 9:30 AM together. 

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Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Baptism

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We will be having a baptism during our 11/18 worship gathering.  Baptism was instructed by Jesus as a way of giving expression to the invisible work of grace in a person's life when they've chosen to trust in Him.  In line with our theme this year of New Beginnings, this may be something you want to consider. You will be required to take a baptism class on 10/28 12:30-1:30 PM with Pastor Ted.  If you would like to learn more, contact Ted

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Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00
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Vox Culture Wisdom High School Garden Project

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Vox Culture is working in collaboration with Wisdom High School and
the Rotary Club to build an organic garden on school grounds. This
project is a combined effort that will enable students to learn
agriculture, organic farming, and business skills. Local business and
restaurants are also getting involved.
On Saturday Nov 17, volunteer groups will be building the garden with
the materials donated by supporters. Local artists are also working on
murals for the walls around the garden. If you would like to know more
or sign up to volunteer, email Ted Law at ted.law@voxculture.org.

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Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Creation Care Learning Group

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The newly formed Creation Care group at Access is inviting members of the Access community to join them on 2nd Sundays of each month beginning October 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, to discuss the study guide at the back of thebook, "Tending to Eden" by Plant with Purpose's Scott Sabin, together and also to have conversations around how to better practice creation care at Access and in our communities at large.  BYOL & light snacks provided.  We will endeavor to make all of our meetings and events “zero waste”, so please plan to “pack in and pack out” whatever you bring.

To sign up or for more details, please contact Kim Schaefer and Michael Murray

Dates and details are as follows:

OCTOBER 14:
Intro to Learning Group

NOVEMBER 11:
Discuss Chapter 1 Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)

DECEMBER 9:
Discuss Chapter 2 Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)

JANUARY 13
Discuss Chapter 3 Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)

FEBRUARY 10
Discuss Chapter 4 & Conclusions Tending to Eden, Study Guide (at back of book)
 


 

 

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Nov
11
11:30 AM11:30

Aqua Faith Village Gathering

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Aqua parents, leaders, volunteers, and potential volunteers ~ we are going to have our first Faith Village gathering where we will be introducing our new preschool and elementary school curricula. It’ll be a time for parents to hear about what their kids are learning, for volunteers to get more familiar with the curricula, and for potential volunteers to discern if God is leading them to serve in this ministry. Save the date: 11/11 @ 11:30am! We hope you can join us!


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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Faithwalking 101 Learning Group

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Faithwalking 101 is the beginning of your spiritual formation process. During FW101 participants hear presentations about being fully human and fully alive according to God’s design and how that makes a difference in their world.

The next learning group will be ONLINE led by Victor Chiao October 1 - November 5, Mondays from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Limited to 12 participants on a first-come first-serve basis (priority goes to Access attendees who have never participated in a Faithwalking 101 retreat before)

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Onramp Welcome Lunch
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Onramp Welcome Lunch

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If you've recently started coming to Access, we'd like to invite you to our quarterly Onramp Newcomer's lunch on November 4th @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM.  Onramp is a casual and fun way for us to introduce people newer to Access to what we're about and give folks a chance to connect with other people in our community.  We know that plugging into a church can be pretty daunting, so our hope is that this would help make that transition a little bit easier. 

Please RSVP below for lunch.  

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

Access Pathways Learning Lab

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How does a person grow as a follower of Jesus?  How does Access envision discipleship happening?  In this learning lab, you'll be guided into a deeper understanding of what following Jesus looks like in the three crucial areas of soul, community, and mission.  

This learning lab is interactive and discussion-based, and is foundational for a better understanding of discipleship at Access.   

Email john.lin@accesslive.org to rsvp by Oct 30.  

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Oct
28
11:30 AM11:30

Town Hall

We will hold a brief Town Hall after the Sunday gathering on Sunday October 28 from 11:30 - 12:00 PM. There will be a giving initiative update and a presentation of the proposed budget for 2019. Lunch will NOT be provided. Please RSVP if you need childcare by Sunday October 21.

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Oct
28
8:50 AM08:50

Monthly Dialogue on Race

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Monthly Dialogue on Race
Hosted by the Access REC'ing Crew

Come join us on Sunday, Oct 28 before our worship gathering in Meeting Room 1.01 (Staff Office) 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. The topic this month is "Reflecting On Our Journeys" where we'll each assess and share where we are in our current journeys toward racial reconciliation and justice, and how we want to grow.


If you have questions, feel free to contact recingcrew@accesslive.org.

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Oct
20
9:30 AM09:30

Mission Partner Class

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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.  You’ll learn more about our vision and values as well as what it means to commit to Access as a member.   Mission Partners vote on our budgets, constitutions and pastoral changes.  

If you’ve been attending Access and are interested in learning more about Mission Partnership, join us for the upcoming class in room 1.01. Please RSVP if attending!

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Oct
13
8:30 AM08:30

Access Hangout Ministry

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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 Access at 8:30 AM and head out to Hermann Park at 9:30 AM together. 

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Sep
23
8:50 AM08:50

Monthly Dialogue on Race

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Monthly Dialogue on Race
Hosted by the Access REC'ing Crew
Sunday, August 26 @ 8:50-9:50 am at 1888 Stebbins Room 1.01


Come join us on Sunday, Sept 23 at 8:50am 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.  The topic this month is Race and Class: Reflecting on Hurricane Harvey.

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Sep
18
to Sep 19
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Life in the Spirit: A Soul Care Retreat

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Pastor David Wu will be facilitating a one-night soul care retreat at the Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center. In spacious places, find a quiet spot to listen for the voice of the Spirit. The retreat begins at 9AM Tuesday and concludes at 1PM Wednesday, and will include small group sharing, worship, teaching, and times in silence and solitude. 

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Sep
16
11:45 AM11:45

Creation Care Group Kickoff ft. Plant with Purpose

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Are you interested in how we as Christians can honor the Lord through caring for his Creation? Do you want to learn the theology behind Christ-centered environmental stewardship? Or just learn simple things you can do to live more gently on the earth and in our life at Access? If so, then please check out our table in the lobby after church 9/16 for more info about this exciting group forming at Access. We will be forming a learning group that meets monthly after service

Valerie Foulkes from Plant With Purpose will also lead us in celebrating the graduation of the village Ashira that Access sponsored for 10 years in Tanzania. She will share information to help Access pick a new region for the next phase of partnership in Haiti or the Dominican Republic. 
 

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Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00
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G2G Event

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Come hang out at the next G2G event on Saturday 9/15 at 1888 Stebbins. We will have minute to win it competitions and board games. It will be a great time to connect with old friends and meet new ones. We hope to see you there! Light snacks provided. Don't forget to RSVP!

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Sep
8
8:30 AM08:30

Access Hangout Ministry

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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 Access at 8:30 AM and head out to Hermann Park at 9:30 AM together. 

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Sep
1
9:00 AM09:00

Enneagram Workshop

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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. Childcare will be provided, but requires RSVP by 8/25/2018.

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Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00
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Welcome Home: LTI 15 Year Anniversary Celebration!

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Location: 1888 Stebbins Dr Ste 200, Houston, TX 77043

On Thursday August 30th, LTI, the organization through which our own Pastor David offers our community various spiritual formation workshops, retreats, and training, will be celebrating 15 years of soul hospitality ministry to leaders. Come learn more about the ministry of LTI, and join us for a fun night of desserts, fellowship, testimonials, book giveaways, and inspirational words from Steve Macchia, LTI's President and Founder.

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Aug
26
12:30 PM12:30

Men and Women in the Church

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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.  In this class, we will explore the view that the Bible does not limit the leadership roles of women, and instead envisions men and women as partners in ministry.   

Taught by Pastor John Lin  

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Aug
26
8:50 AM08:50

Monthly Dialogue on Race

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Monthly Dialogue on Race
Hosted by the Access REC'ing Crew
Sunday, August 26 @ 8:50-9:50 am at 1888 Stebbins Room 1.01

Come join us on Sunday, August 26 at 8:50am 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. The topic this month is "Stories of Hope," where we'll be sharing about ways we've seen growth towards racial reconciliation and justice in our own lives and in the world around us.

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Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00
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G2G Trivia Night

Location: Fu Belly Asian Cuisine |  5727 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

Come join us for Trivia Night (Back to School) and try to recall Biology, Physics, Math, and Pop Culture. Individual Trivia starts at 7 pm and group trivia will start at 8:30 pm. So come out and enjoy a night of fun with friends, eating and playing trivia and games. Did I mention that they have a vast library of games to play?

E-mail g2g@accesslive.org for questions.

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Onramp
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Onramp

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If you've recently started coming to Access, we'd like to invite you to our quarterly Onramp Newcomer's lunch on August 5th @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM.  Onramp is a casual and fun way for us to introduce people newer to Access to what we're about and give folks a chance to connect with other people in our community.  We know that plugging into a church can be pretty daunting, so our hope is that this would help make that transition a little bit easier. 

Please RSVP below for lunch.  

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