October 26, 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:
+ Please pray for our middle and high school students, that the Lord would continue to remind them of how he spoke to them over last weekend's Fall Retreat. 

+ Pray also for the Lord to gather together teams to travel to Guatemala and Ukraine this summer for missions work.

+ Pray for our Mission Partner, Neighbor To Neighbor, as they host their annual Community Fair this  coming Saturday morning. Pray for great weather, lots of fun, and great relationship building that is a blessing to everyone who comes. Pray that Jesus will speak his love to the kids especially as they gather. 


Scripture: Luke 8:26-39
Message:   For the Love of Pigs ~ Rev. Patrick Dominguez


Guatemala Mission Trip ~ Apostles will return to Guatemala City, June 16-23, 2018 working with Potter's House Association.   This trip is primarily about learning and formation.  We will  complete several work projects paid for by our trip expenses as well as have opportunities to interact with children and families in the PHA programs.   There will be an interest meeting on Sunday, October 29 at 12:30 in the Youth Room or contact Kimberly Curlin {kimberlycurlin@yahoo.com}.

2018 Guatemala Application due December 1st.
The Enneagram Workshop ~ October 27
The Enneagram is an effective tool for transforming our relationships with ourselves and others. The Enneagram is a personality system that provides insight into the nine strategies people use to cope with the demands of life and fulfill important needs. This powerful workshop is facilitated by Anissa Ferris, LCSW on October 27 from 9am-1:15pm in the sanctuary.  Workshop is hosted by the Raleigh Fellows.

REGISTRATION: ferriscconline.com and click on the Enneagram tab. $40, includes refreshments and materials.

Thursday, November 2 | 6:30-8:30pm
The  TELL THE STORY spoken word production will provide attendees with an experience that complements the mission of the YMCA of the Triangle Darkness to Light Initiative. Our desire is to craft a production that sparks meaningful conversation, promotes awareness and gives appropriate weight to the importance of child sexual abuse prevention. This event will feature four professional spoken word artist who highlight important aspects of the conversation.

Please register here:
{this event is free and open to the public}

Discovering Apostles Class ~ November 11
Considering membership at Church of the Apostles? Want to learn more about who we are? Join us for the next Discovering Apostles Class on Saturday, November 11 from 9am-12pm to learn about the mission and ministry of Apostles. Contact Marsha for details and to sign up: marsha@apostles-raleigh.org | 919-782-0550

Child care is available upon request.

Carolina Ballet is offering a 20% discount to COTA family and friend for their production of Handel's Messiah on any date from November 22-26.

To purchase tickets call the box office at 919-719-0900 and mention the code:  CTA20 . This discount is valid for any performance of Messiah and is applicable in all price levels. The box office is open Monday thru Friday, 10am-5pm.


10/29 ~ NINE1NINE: Scavenger Hunt!

The NINE1NINE {based on 1 Corinthians 9:19 and our area code} is an outreach event once a month - on non-Deal nights - designed for students to invite their friends outside of Apostles and possibly outside of a church home of their own.  Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:19

Lessons for October 29
> Nursery: God Helps Naaman {2 Kings 5:1-16}
> Kids Time: God Helps Us When We Ask {Genesis 24}

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