December 21, 2017
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Welcome to The Pulse!  Please take a minute to check out what's happening in the life of COTA.
Please join your church in praying for the following requests for the life and mission of the church:
+ Give thanks for the birth of Jesus, that he came into the world to save sinners!

+ Please pray for our pastors and church staff, that the Lord would cover them with his love, care and daily protection.

+ Pray for any unbelievers who will join us for Christmas Eve services, that they will sense God's love and accept Jesus as Savior and Lord.

Sunday, December 24
3pm & 5pm Family Services
11pm Candlelight Service

*no morning services*

Please consider attending the 3pm or 11pm service, as the 5pm service is most heavily attended by visitors.  Thank you!


{Child care will be available for 3 years old and under during the 3pm and 5pm Christmas Eve services.}

The Church Office will be closed December 25 - January 1.  


Year-End Giving Records
Please note that gifts of securities and mutual funds must be transferred to, and received in, the Church's brokerage account by noon on December 29, 2017 to be included with 2017 giving.  Because the church offices will be closed December 25 -29, we are requesting that you make every effort to bring any year end gifts for the general offering during the services on December 24th, 31st, or simply mail them.  Payments mailed and postmarked by December 31, 2017 will be reflected on your 2017 Giving Record. If your bank issues your payment, please allow plenty of time for our receipt by mail.  You can always check your giving records by logging into Apostles Link. Click on your name and select My Profile, then select the Financial tab.  For any questions about your giving, please contact Laynette Rustin {}.

Men's Bible Studies will resume in
January 2018!

Evening Study (Mondays 8pm)
Where: 5210 Landguard Dr, Raleigh NC
CONTACT: Farr Curlin |

Band of Brothers (Wednesdays 7-8am)
We spend time studying and discussing a book of the Bible, sharing our lives, laughter, and lessons from our faith journeys with God.
Where: Panera Bread, Crabtree Mall
CONTACT: Curt Blazier |

Sleepy Heads (Wednesdays 7:15-8:15am)
Sleepy Heads are ready to "Rock and Roll" with fellowship and Scripture study served up with humor, song and food.
Where: Room 208
CONTACT: Ed Bailey |

Blackwater Group (Thursdays 7-8am)
We don't take ourselves too seriously, but we do walk through books of the Bible together.
Where: Sola Coffee Shop
CONTACT: Eric Bolash |

Men's Fraternity
(Thursdays 6:30-7:59am)

Where: Upstairs Sunday school classrooms at Apostles. Teaching/study time begins at 6:45.
CONTACT: Mike Kromhout |


Muffins 'n More ~ Winter/Spring 2018
Muffins 'n More will resume on Monday, January 8, continuing the study of Romans.  Muffins 'n More meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month in Room 208 from 10 - 11:30am.

Cheryl Andrassy {919-781-4370,
Sue Barclay {919-783-5043,}

Women in the Word ~ Winter/Spring 2018
Beginning January 8, 2018 ~ What Love Is: The Letters of 1, 2, 3 John by Kelly Minter. Believers are challenged to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness.

Contact: Elizabeth Nichols {}

Tuesday at Noon ~ Winter/Spring 2018
Tuesday at Noon will resume on January 9, 2018 meeting in Room 205 on Tuesdays at 12pm. The class will be studying 2 Timothy, with Beth Moore. 

Contact: Liz Rickner { | 252-671-6205}

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. ~ Psalm 145:4  

Confirmation is open to 8th and 9th grade students. Students will meet for confirmation during the Sunday School hour (10-10:50am) between January 21 and April 15. Bishop Breedlove will confirm students Sunday, April 29
Please contact Paul { | 919-782-0550} if you have any questions.

> THE DEAL will resume on January 14th
> 10:00 HOUR will resume on January 21st
See you next year!

Where: Ridgecrest Conference Center

Where: Clendenin, WV

SOUL IN THE CITY | JULY 22-27, 2018
Where: Jacksonville, FL

There will be nursery available for children 3 and under during the 3pm and 5pm services on Sunday, December 24.  Older children will enjoy the Christmas Drama!

COTA Missionary Updates
Terri Shell {InterVarsity}  
Brian & Lauren Mann {Greek InterVarsity}
John & Janie Farwell {Athletes in Action} 
Robin Bolash {InterVarsity at Meredith College}
Marion Dewar {Cru @NC State}

Patrick Dominguez   - Senior Pastor
Eric Bolash - Associate Pastor
Jay Traylor - Church Planter in Residence
Jonathan Noel - Director of Worship Arts
Paul Morales - Director of Student Ministry
Emily Gebbie  - Student Ministry Assistant
Stacey Wiley  - Director of Children's Ministry   
Ashley Crutchfield  - Raleigh Fellows Director
Lee Hilts - Executive Director
Laynette Rustin - Financial Administrator
Laura Witter - Communications and Building Administrator
Marsha Whyte  - Administrative Assistant
Ann Dotson - Director of Women's Ministry
Doug Brogdon - Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Us
333 Church at North Hills Street . Raleigh, NC . 27609
Office: (919) 782-0550 | Pastoral Care Emergencies: (919) 283-2682