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Hurricane Harvey Resources

CBC family members who suffered damages or loss of their homes due to flooding can access links to repair their homes and find other resources related to tax implications related to losses sustained. We are no longer receiving requests for furniture or childcare.

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CBC Office Closed for Holiday

The CBC office will be closed Thursday - Friday, November 23-24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.

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Mandarin Thanksgiving Fellowship
Dinner

The Mandarin fellowship will host an outreach event/Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 23 from 4:30 - 8:30 pm in the FLC. Chinese-speaking students, visitors and immigrants are invited. Please also prayerfully consider inviting your Mandarin-speaking friends. Activities include singing, song presentation, a dance presentation and a short gospel message.

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Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Pastor Justin is leading a Wednesday morning Bible study on the book of Jonah in Room 159 from 10:00 - 11:15 am. Let us know if you are interested in attending by contacting Pastor Justin OR Linda Moy. Date for the Bible study are Oct. 25, 2017 - May 16, 2018.




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The Seaman's Project

The Berean SS Class project is an opportunity for CBC to contribute to an outreach ministry that touches lives year around at the Port of Houston. The care packages that we assemble and donate are given to the thousands of seamen who arrive at our international port. These items not only adddress their personal needs but can be used by God to minister to their emotional and spiritual needs as expressions of His love and care. We are requesting that each SS member contribute $2.00 towards the purchase of personal hygiene items and treats by Sunday, November 26 to Esther Quan or Viola Chan in Room 163.

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Calling of Pastor Oleg Xu to the
Position of Young Adults Pastor

CBC is responding to the call of Oleg Xu to the position of Young Adults Pastor. Please be in prayer for Pastor Oleg as Prospect for this position; he is is currently serving at CBC as an Intern. Ways to get to know Pastor Oleg:

  • Sunday, November 26
  • Pastor Oleg will preach in the English Worship Service at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary.

  • Sunday, December 3
  • Congregation Q & A session with Pastor Oleg at 1:30 pm in the Chapel.

Biographies for Pastor Oleg are located on the welcome tables.

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No Lunch On Sunday

Lunch will not be served on Sunday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays.

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Christmas Decorating Day

Come one - come all! Help decorate CBC for Christmas on Sunday, November 26 at 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary Foyer. See Jeannie Moon or Helen Lo for information.

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Youth Mission 2017 Recap

CBC Youth will be holding a 2017 Mission Recap on Sunday, November 26 at 1:15 pm in the Chapel. Please come hear our youth share about how God worked through our Spring and Summer missions, Costa Rica and World Changers.

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Calling of Pastor Timothy Chen to the
position of temporary part-time
Mandarin Pastor

CBC is responding to the call of Pastor Timothy Chen to the position of temporary part-time Mandarin Pastor. A Meet and Greet gathering will be on Sunday, November 26 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm in the Sanctuary. All are welcome! Please be in prayer.

Rainbow Fellowship

Rainbow Fellowship will meet on Monday, December 4 at 10:00 am in Room 163. Christmas musical program by Singing Belles Group. Contact Suzanne Woo to order lunch boxes at $5:00 each.

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting

Please join us for our all church monthly prayer meeting on Wednesday, December 6 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. We will end our time of prayer with a Hot Pot dinner. All are asked to bring something to add to the hot pot. For questions contact Barb Ho (bjhcfr@aol.com) or Mimi Chew. Future meetings...

Women's Fellowship Christmas
Cookie Swap

All ladies are invited to CBC's annual Christmas Cookie swap on Sunday, December 10 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm in the church parsonage. Please bring:

  • A large batch of cookies (at least 36); store-bought are fine, if you do not want to bake.

  • A large empty container to take cookies home.

  • Something to add to a pot luck lunch.

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Children's Ministry Activities

Upcoming Children's Ministry announcements and events:

  • The Christmas Party for kids is on Sunday, December 24 at 11:15 am - 12:15 pm in the Children's Center (elementary) and Room 131 for preschoolers.

  • A Year-End Special 2-hour children's program is on the last Sunday of 2017, December 31, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Children's Center. Parents: please pick up your children before the Adults Sunday School Potluck Fellowship.

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Christmas Worship Service on Sunday,
December 24

  • English Congregation: English Christmas Worship Service will be held on at 10:00 am. English Sunday School begins at 11:15 am.

  • Chinese Congregations: All Chinese Sunday School classes will be held at 10:00 am, with a Combined Chinese Worship Service at 11:15 am.


Christmas Around the World
Adult Sunday School Fellowship

For Christmas Eve, we are inviting our adult Sunday school classes to celebrate Christmas around the world by choosing a country to highlight (on a first come-first choose basis). Each class is requested to bring desserts, if possible, representing that country and to share how that country celebrates Christmas. A light lunch will be provided. The fellowship will be on Sunday, December 24 in the FLC during the Sunday school hour. We think this will be fun and a great time to invite guests. Please notify Pastor Dan at pastordan@cbchouston.org or Barbara Fontenot at barbaral@cbchouston.org by December 4 that your class would be participating and the name of country that your class has chosen to highlight.

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Youth Winter Retreat

The Youth Winter Retreat will be held on Thursday-Sunday, December 28-31 at Pine Cove. Registration opens in November.







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English Sunday School Potluck
Fellowship

CBC will be having an end of the year English Sunday School Potluck Fellowship on Sunday, December 31.

  • From 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, the guest speaker, Christian psychiatrist Dr. Paul Looney, will speak in the Chapel on how to end the year and begin the new year well.

  • From 12:00 - 1:00 pm, we will have potluck fellowship and eating in each of the respective Sunday School rooms.

  • From 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Dr. Looney will lead a session in the Chapel on how to conduct a Caring Ministry. This will be a great opportunity to learn from a man who has been involved with caring ministry for over 30 years.

Costa Rica Mission Trip (2018)

The Costa Rica mission trip will be on March 10-17, 2018. Cost per person: $1800. Please see our info document for details of the cost breakdown. Complete the registration form; the deposit is due at the end of the form to reserve your spot. Spots are limited!



Rainbow Fellowship Trip to San
Antonio, Padre Island & the Gulf
of Mexico

Rainbow Fellowship will be sponsoring a 3 Days/2 Nights trip on March 12-14, 2018 to visit San Antonio's Riverwalk Cruise, the Alamo and IMAX Theater, Padre Island National Seashore Park, Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. See flyer on bulletin board or Josephine Jue for more information. Cost: $255.00 per person, double occupancy. Deadline to register: Dec. 1.

Holy Land Tour to Jordan & Israel

Pastor Kai Yuen Choi is leading a tour to the Holy Land to Jordan and Israel for 12 days from October 7 - 18, 2018. This is an English- speaking tour. Download the flyer for more information.



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ESL Class

If you wish to join an ESL class, please contact one of the following teachers ONE WEEK BEFORE coming to class on a Sunday afternoon at 1:30 pm in Room 237. Classes are free to all but need to be booked at least 1 week in advance. Contact: Steve at sstrohmann@yahoo.com or Mark at jack19601969@yahoo.com.

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Truck Needed

Interested in donating a truck? CBC is looking for a half a ton or larger truck in working condition. Contact the office at 713-461-0963.

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Plug in and Serve in the Early
Childhood Deptartment!

"In the race to a child's heart, the first one there wins." (George Barna) If you are over the age of 18 and love the Lord, you are wanted to minister to the very young among us. Please contact church office for ministry opportunities in Early Childhood Dept.

Child and Youth Protection Training

A REMINDER TO ALL CHILDREN'S WORKERS: Everyone who is or will be working with children and youth (birth - 18 years old) is required to take the Child and Youth Protection Training, available online. There are 2 parts to the training, Next Gen Training and Child Protection and Prevention Background Check. We value the safety of the children and youth entrusted under our care as well as those who serve. A Child and Youth Protection Policy and Procedure is the initial yet critical step to ensure the safety of all involved in the community. The Ministry leader will be following up with the volunteers. For more information, download the tutorial.

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CBC Fall Soccer Clinic

CBC Kids Fall Soccer Clinic is meeting on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from September 6 - December 9 in the FLC. Remaining openings are available ONLY for 6 kids, ages 8 - 11 years old. Sign up in the FLC during the Sunday lunch hour or online. For more information, please contact Davi Gomes. Visit the soccer clinic page for important soccer clinic requirements.







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Open Play Sports Ministry Resumes

Open Play Sports Ministry in the FLC will begin/resume as follows:

  • Monday: Ping Pong/Badminton
  • Ping Pong/Badminton will meet every Monday from 7:00 - 10:00 pm, led by Henry Chan and Ricky So.

  • Tuesday: Basketball
  • Basketball will meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 9:30 pm, led by Rob Eng.

    • Wednesday: Soccer
    • Soccer will meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 8:00 - 10:00 pm, led by Davi Gomes.

    • Thursday: Volleyball
    • Volleyball will meet every Thursday from 7:00 - 10:00 pm, led by Erin Joe and Elaine Dao.

    • Saturday: Tai Chi
    • Tai Chi will continue to meet every Saturday morning from 8:00 - 9:00 am, led by Ronald Gee and Viola Chan.






























































Sunday Video Announcements

If you have an announcement that you would like recorded for Sunday worship service, please submit it to announcements@cbchouston.org before the end of the day each Sunday.