Wednesday Night Adult Study
Starts September 9th at 6:30pm via Zoom
Religions of the World
Wednesday September 9th we will begin our brand-new study The Religions of the World. This study takes place each week on Zoom from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Bill Faulk and Mark Dean are the leaders. The first week we will begin with an Introduction to World Religions. Then on September 16th we will begin a study of Islam. We are arranging for guest speakers to be a regular part of our discussions. We will also be looking at Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, New Age, Secular Humanism, Atheism, Agnosticism, and Nones. The purpose for this study is to better understand the beliefs of our neighbors and how to relate to them in love without fear. Through this study we will see the uniqueness of Christianity and, as the author of Hebrews expresses, the supremacy of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Some of Our Past Events
Wednesday Night Adult Study
Starts July 22nd at 6:30pm via Zoom
Continues for 4 Weeks
A Christian View of Money
God's Economy v. the World's
July 22 – Give: God So Loved the World that He GAVE – Dr. Dan Lewis, The Howard Dayton School of Business at Asbury University
July 29 – Save: The Four H’s of Financial Wisdom – Ron Blue, Founder of Kingdom Advisors, Ron Blue Trust and the Ron Blue Institute
August 5 – Spend: Want Vs. Need – Brandon Sieben, President and CEO of Compass, Ken Battles, Executive Director of Compass Urban Stewardship Ministries, and Dan Schilling, President of Compass North America
August 12 – Money, Greed and God, The Christian Case for Free Enterprise – Dr. Jay Richards, Research Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of America
If you'd like to join us Wednesday nights at 6:30pm or Sunday mornings at 9:15am (Bible Study) as we meet via Zoom meetings, email us for the information and links: firstname.lastname@example.org
An Evening with Dr. Louis Markos
Sunday March 22nd at 6:00pm
The Seven Virtues as Shown in
The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis,
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Louis Markos, Professor in English & Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist U, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include Atheism on Trial, From Achilles to Christ, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis, Apologetics for the 21st Century, and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis. These, and his novels, The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (in which his kids become part of Greek mythology and the Iliad and Odyssey), are available on his amazon author page.
Join us for An Evening with Dr. Louis Markos at Sienna Ranch
Sunday March 22nd at 6:00 pm.
How To Protect Seniors from Scams in a Scam-Filled World
Saturday, March 7th at 10:00am
Presented by Lynne Parsons from the Harris Co. District Attorney’s Office.
• Have you ever said "I would never fall for that" after hearing about a scam?
• Have you ever wondered what scam artists look like and what makes them tick?
• Who is most at risk? Is it our Seniors?
• Have you thought about ways to protect yourself against a scammer?
Come and see just what types of frauds are perpetrated on seniors in our community, what these scammers are about, and why they target certain people. Learn what type of action you can take to protect yourself or the seniors you love from falling into a scam by a scammer.
Sunday, February 16th at 10:30am
Senior Fellow Amy L. Sherman, Ph.D., directs Sagamore Institute’s Center on Faith in Communities (CFIC). CFIC provides training, technical assistance, and consulting to faith-based and community based social service providers and to religious congregations desiring to invest more effectively in their neighborhoods. The author of six books and over 80 articles and essays, Sherman is founder and former executive director of Charlottesville Abundant life Ministries, a holistic, cross-cultural, whole-family, church-based outreach in an urban neighborhood of approximately 380 lower-income, single-parent families. Sherman’s most recent book, Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good, won recent honors as Christianity Today’s choice as Book of the Year in the Christian Living category. She is the author of various resource guides for community development practitioners, including The Charitable Choice Handbook for Ministry Leaders, The ABCS of Community Ministry: A Curriculum for Congregations; and Establishing a Church-based, Welfare-to-Work Mentoring Ministry: A Practical “How-to” Guide. Her articles and essays have also appeared in such magazines as The Public Interest, Policy Review, First Things, Christianity Today, Philanthropy, The American Enterprise, Reason, and Books & Culture. Sherman has led several major Sagamore research projects including the first major study of faith-based intermediary organizations; the largest national survey of Hispanic church-based community ministries in the U.S.; evaluations of the Christian Community Development Association and the Urban Youth Workers Institute; the largest survey ever of Christian women on their giving and volunteering patterns; and the development of FASTEN, the web’s largest clearinghouse of practical, educational materials and tools for organizations seeking the revitalization of their communities. Sherman earned her BA in Political Science at Messiah College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in international economic development from the University of Virginia. She volunteers as a Senior Fellow with the International Justice Mission and is a longtime member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA.
Chris Singleton Speaks on Forgiveness
Sunday, January 19th at 10:30am
Chris Singleton is a former professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs organization as well as an inspirational speaker who has traveled the country passionately speaking to over 35,000 students. Chris has also spread his message through various different media outlets and has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated magazine, CNN, and USA Today. His mother, Sharonda Coleman Singleton, was murdered along with eight other victims at Mother Emanuel AME church in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina on June 17th 2015 by a white male who wanted to start a race related war in the United States. Chris inspired his city and the nation by forgiving the man who murdered his mother and stating that “Love is stronger than hate.” Chris inspires his audiences through his personal experiences of adversity and his belief that God can guide you through any storm you will ever pass.
Friday Night at the Movies
Friday, January 10th at 7:00pm
National headlines blazed the story: CHURCHGOERS GUNNED DOWN DURING PRAYER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in the church, 9 African Americans lay dead—leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. 48 hours later, in the midst of unspeakable grief and suffering, the families of the Emanuel 9 stood in court facing the killer … and offered words of forgiveness. Their demonstration of grace ushered the way for hope and healing across a city and the nation.
The documentary weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath. EMANUEL is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examining the healing power of forgiveness.
Due to the serious content of this documentary we advise that its viewing be for adults and older youth only. Childcare available starting at 6:45pm.
Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Service
Tuesday, December 24th
Sunday, December 22, 2019
Harvest of Creativity
Sunday, November 3rd at 6:00pm
Expressing God's Creative Design
Come experience visual and performing arts including music, dance, cuisine, literature, photography, fine art and more.
All for the glory of God
The Peacemaker Conference
October 19, 2019 9:00am - 4:30pm
An Evening with Dr. Louis Markos
Sunday September 15th at 6:00pm
WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD READ THE PAGAN CLASSICS
In this talk, Dr. Louis Markos, based on his book From Achilles to Christ, offers a powerful argument as to why Christians should read closely and prayerfully the pagan literature of the Greeks and Romans. He reasons that Christianity is not the only truth, but the only complete truth, and that fragments of God’s Truth can therefore be found in pre-Christian literature that point forward to the coming (and full) revelation of Christ, the Bible, and the Church. Biblical examples for reading and examining non-Christian classics include the truth that caused the journey of the Magi, Paul’s speech at the Areopagus, and Jesus’ conversations with pagans. Learn to recognize God’s truth on display in the classics and in the world around you.
Louis Markos, Professor in English & Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist U, holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities; his 18 books include Atheism on Trial, From Achilles to Christ, On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis, Apologetics for the 21st Century, and From A to Z to Narnia with C. S. Lewis. These, and his novels, The Dreaming Stone and In the Shadow of Troy (in which his kids become part of Greek mythology and the Iliad and Odyssey), are available on his amazon author page.Join us for An Evening with Dr. Louis Markos at Sienna Ranch
Sunday September 15th at 6:00 pm.
An Evening of Jazz with Kyle Turner
Sunday August 18th at 6:00pm
Kyle Turner is one of the most creative, innovative and accomplished musicians to come out of Houston. So we invited him to bring his saxophone and his band to Sienna Ranch, to play before The Audience of One, allowing us to listen in as he renders his best before the Lord Jesus Christ. Kyle’s God-given talents and abilities for music, and especially jazz, were nurtured at Jackson State University and Texas Southern University where he was honored with numerous awards. Following graduation he toured nationally and shared the stage with Luther Vandross, Regina Belle, Joe Sample, Bobby Lyle, Al Jarreau, Will Downing, Terence Blanchard, Eddie Levert and Kirk Whalum, just to name a few. Kyle has recorded six solo CD’s including “It’s Time”, “Wrapped Tight”, and his latest 2018 release “Kyle Turner Live”. He is the host of the radio show “The Jazz Club” which airs on weekday afternoons on KTSU 90.9 FM. He and a friend founded the Bayou City Music Group recording label. Kyle invests a great amount of his time teaching, developing, and mentoring young musicians. Due to his success as a musician and a music educator he has been honored 4 times by Who’s Who in Black Houston. It has been said about Kyle Turner: “as his music moves through his soul, his audiences embark on a spiritual journey”. Come and experience jazz as played before the Lord Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, August 7th at 6:30pm
Father's Day at Sienna Ranch
The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him.
Happy Father’s Day!
Today we honor our earthly fathers.
After the worship service, the whole family can celebrate Dad by enjoying a cool, sweet, and colorful treat
from Kona Ice!
(‘cause you know that Dad is also cool, sweet, and colorful!)
Coding & Animation for Kids
Wednesday Evenings in June
6:30 - 8:00pm
for Elementary Kids
Once again we've teamed up with Idea Lab ("rock your grey matter!") to offer these special classes for children. The kids will be coding to create their own animated characters and stories.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Lasting Truth For Trending Questions
by Dr. Jeremiah J. Johnston
Wednesday Evenings 6:30-8:00
Beginning April 24th
Author Jeremiah Johnston here in person on April 24th and May 29th!
Dr. Johnston will be with us at Sienna Ranch Wednesday April 24th and Wednesday May 29th to discuss Unanswered with us in person.
The BBC surveyed England asking why so many people were leaving the church. The number one answer they heard was: “the church will not answer my unanswered questions”. In America, the church fails to answer the unanswered questions because the church does not even know the questions that are being asked.
Dr. Jeremiah Johnston has traveled across the United States the past six years asking people to share with him their unanswered questions. After receiving over 4,000 questions he identified six reoccurring, trending questions. In his book Unanswered, Dr. Johnston tackles these six tough issues:
God on Mute: What Do I Do When God is Silent?
Body of Proof: Why Can I Trust the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus and How Does That Change Things Today?
My Invisible Disease: What Christians Must Understand About Suicide and Mental Health
Paranormalcy: Understanding Spiritual Darkness and the Paranormal Allure Among Americans and How To Escape It
Bible-ish Christianity: Why Most Christians Know Just Enough About The Bible To Be Dangerous
Becoming Job: Why Suffering, Me-centric Christianity, and a Concierge-God Don’t Mix
“We, as believers, must be aware the questions our culture is asking of our faith and we must be prepared to demonstrate why Christianity is believable, acceptable, worthy of our trust and obedience, and overall, a force for good in the world,” says Johnston. “The mission of Unanswered is to provide the essential training to transform and enrich believers who are committed to escape the tendency to offer trite answers to the unanswered questions of a skeptical world.”
Dr. Jeremiah J. Johnston is a New Testament scholar, apologist, and sought-after speaker at universities and churches. He completed his doctoral residency in Oxford and received his PhD from Middlesex University (UK). He also earned advanced degrees in theology from Acadia University and received his M.Div. at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Johnston has distinguished himself with publications in both popular and scholarly books and journals. He has appeared as a theological and culture expert on CBS This Morning, numerous network affiliate television stations, and repeatedly quoted in USA Today and their associated Faith and Reason blog.
Join us on Sunday, May 12th as we rejoice and honor Mothers! We'll have a photo booth and photographer available to capture your family's celebration and love; and a sweet treat for every Mom.
Special Needs Family Event
Saturday, May 4th 6:30 - 8:30pm
Celebrating Progresses, Social Time, Dinner, and Game Night
Many past attendees to our events have suggested that we have more time to meet each other and have social time to tell our stories and share information. That is exactly what we have planned for this next event!
Game night was a huge success last time for the children and young adults, so we are doing it again! Our youth pastor Rory and the youth group will be guiding the fun.
We will share good news on how our NEW WEBSITE is progressing and will include features that you have requested, such as links to resources and organizations, a Forum for questions and answers, a place to post your story, resources, book reviews, and more!
We also want to share how Spectrum Fusion is helping young adults on the Autism Spectrum find meaningful employment. We will have some video clips of presentations from the Reactor Room which brings community and business leaders together to mentor and network to find employment opportunities.
This will be an informative and social time with emphasis on Social and Fun.
Chairman, Special Needs Ministry, Sienna Ranch Baptist Church