January 11, 2018
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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:
+ Please pray for Ray and Virginia Seigler, and their daughters, as they trust the Lord with Ray's life and health, and lean on Jesus for strength and mercy. (Note: Their family has requested no visitors please.)

+ Pray for those in our church who feel hopeless, that they will find their strength renewed as they turn to Christ daily. 

+ Give thanks for the life and example of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and pray that as a church we would work to see our Lord's gospel destroy barriers and break dividing walls (Ephesians 2:14) between people of different ethnicities. 

Sermon Series: The Seventh Day
Deuteronomy 5:12-15 | Mark 12:28-34
The Freedom Commandment ~ Rev. Patrick Dominguez
January 14, 2018 Bulletin

Formation and Discipleship in a Secular Age
This Sunday, January 14, we will show a video presentation from the Dr. Gordon T. Smith lecture series that will focus on intergenerational discipleship.  The video will begin promptly at 10:00am in the sanctuary, between worship services.  

Gordon T. Smith is the President of Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta as of August 2012. He continues to teach courses at Regent College topics such as spiritual practices, conversion, and discernment. He previously served as the Academic Dean at Regent. He is an ordained minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. His recent publications include  Institutional Intelligence: How to Build an Effective Organization  (IVP Academic, 2017), and  Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal: Why the Church Should be All Three  (IVP Academic, 2017). He is married to Joella and together they have two grown sons.
Spring 2018 Sunday School
Sunday School classes will resume on January 21st at 10am between worship services.  Children's classes are held in downstairs classrooms and nurseries. Middle and High School classes meet in the upstairs youth rooms, and adult classes are held in the upstairs classrooms {Rooms 201-205}.
Biblical Multi-Ethnicity
Led by Robin Bolash & Jessie Nordstrom

Exploring Cultural Contexts of the Bible
Led by John Farwell

Right In Their Own Eyes: Judges Study
Led by Jay Traylor

Prepared to Give an Answer: Sharing Jesus with People 
Led by Eric Bolash

Click the link below for class descriptions and registration:
Spring 2018 Sunday School Sign Up

Wednesday, January 17

Boulton Family in Kenya: Update
Bryon and Stacey Boulton and their family are currently working at a Christian hospital in Kenya, Africa. Here is a mid-trip update from Bryon:  We arrived safely at Tenwek hospital in the evening of 12/30, and then were able to worship together with the Kenyans and missionaries on Sunday. Monday was a holiday and work began on Tuesday. Stacy has been very busy delivering babies. She has found her work very challenging to manage the acuity with such limited resources.

Men's Bible Studies ~ Winter/Spring 2018

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 | curtblazier@gmail.com

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 | bailey@redeagle-co.com

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 | eric@apostles-raleigh.org

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 | mkromhoutnc@gmail.com


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, andrassy.cheryl@gmail.com
Sue Barclay {919-783-5043, suebarclay@juno.com}

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 { enicholsslp@gmail.com}

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 { eb2926@nc.rr.com | 252-671-6205}

10 am Sunday School classes will resume, January 21st

> January 14 ~ The Deal: 6-8pm
> January 21 ~ The Deal: 6-8pm
> January 28 ~ The Deal: 6-8pm
> February 4 ~ NINE1NINE: Super Bowl Party!

Where: Ridgecrest Conference Center

Where: Clendenin, WV

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

Lessons for January 14
> Nursery: John Preaches in the Desert {Matt 3:1-6}
> Kids Time: The Walls of Jericho {Joshua 5:13-6:27}

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