We pray that you have a merry Christmas. We look forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour on Christmas Eve at Community of Grace with you.


Community of Grace Staff
Sunday Service Update
With the recent state and county guideline changes, we are moving back to one service time on Sunday mornings. We will hold service in-person and online at 10:00 am. With this change, we are no longer asking for you to reserve your seats. We will continue to follow the state and county guidance of wearing face masks and social distancing.

Thank you for being flexible with the continued changes. We are excited to bring everyone back to one service and to worshiping together.

We hope to see you Sunday at 10:00 am.

COG Staff
Christmas Eve Services
We will have two Christmas Eve services on December 24th. We are asking you to click here to reserve your spots for either the 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm service. We will also stream the 5:00 pm service for those who choose to watch from home.


COG Staff
Tithes and Offerings
Thank you, COG family, for your generosity and faithfulness during these difficult times! Here are our giving numbers for the last tw0 weeks:

Week of November 8th, 2020
Giving: $11,803.00
Weekly Budget: $10,121.44
Year to Date Giving: $457,642.44
Year to Date Budget: $495,590.56

Week of December 15th, 2020
Giving: $10,916.14
Weekly Budget: $7,466.50
Year to Date Giving: $465,108.94
Year to Date Budget: $506,072.00
Below are the ways that you can contribute your tithes and offerings to the church.

  • Write a check to the church. You can either mail it in to the church or stop by the church and put it in the slot of our mailbox located by the doors of the North Building (4343 S. Flanders St. Centennial, CO 80015).
  • Bill Pay through your banking institution.
  • COG website - online giving.
Year End Giving
In order for your contributions to be included with your 2020 giving statement, it is necessary for all in-person contributions be made no later than December 28th. Our last physical deposit will be made on December 29th.

All online giving must be completed by December 29th because there is a two-day delay between online giving and it being deposited in Community of Grace’s bank account.

Your donation must be in our bank account by December 31, 2020 in order for them to be included with your 2020 Giving Statement. If you have questions, please email Rhonda Mott.
Website Designer
The COG staff is looking for someone who has the talent and time to help overhaul our COG website. If you think this is you, email Pastor Chris so we can connect and coordinate a time to talk about our current website and our vision.
2021 COG Budget - Approved
The votes have come in unanimously in favor of passing the proposed 2021 COG budget. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in person or email your votes.
Christmas Music Trivia
The staff of COG has shared some of their favorite Christmas songs below. Can you match the staff member to their favorite Christmas song? You can see the answers in the next newsletter or you can ask the staff directly when you see us.

Good luck!
Upcoming Events
Lottie Moon Missions Offering
Lottie Moon was a Southern Baptist Missionary to China in 1885-1912. She was instrumental in the creation of the Women's Missionary Union, which has over a million members today. This offering, taken every Christmas season, is named in honor of Lottie Moon, with 100% of donations going to help missionaries all over the world.

This year, Community of Grace's giving goal is $7,500.00. We are currently at $1,500 of our goal. I know that we can do this, church.

Watch these videos to see what kind of impact our donations have globally. You can also click here to read even more information on Lottie Moon.

If you are writing a check, please specify in the memo line it is for Lottie Moon.

Pastor Joel
COG Community Toy Drive
We know that 2020 has been hard on our community and we are going to help make Christmas a little brighter. We are asking for donations of new unwrapped toys, games, and clothes for children ages 6 months thru 16 years old. We would also like to provide wrapping paper and or Christmas bags as well if possible.

We are collecting gifts from December 6th - 20th at the Community of Grace office. We are especially in need of toys for children under the age of 1 and children between 12-16 years. We need toys for both boys and girls in these age ranges.

We will hand out gifts to those in need on December 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 am - 12 pm and 4 pm - 7 pm.

We have flyers printed for you to take and give to your neighbors in the foyer. You can hand them out to neighbors you believe could use help with providing Christmas presents. Please email Anita to coordinate dropping off gifts (or bring them with you to Sunday service), to volunteer to help, or to ask other questions.
Women's Ministry Virtual Conference
The Women's Ministry at COG is holding a virtual conference on January 23, 2021, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The focus of this conference is self-care with a variety of speakers and activities.

If you would like more information, email Joyce Baker. Please register by emailing Anita or going to the Community of Grace (@COG Aurora) Facebook page so you can receive the conference materials as well as the Zoom link.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Good News Club meetups will be every third Thursday through January at COG from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. This group is for elementary-aged children. The next meeting is December 17th from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.

Masks are required during the Good News Club get-togethers at COG. You can register online or download the registration form. If you have questions or want to be a helper/leader, you can email Kathleen Chandler or call her at 720-621-3602.
Ladies Fellowship
Virtual Christmas Gathering
The ladies gathered virtually on December 13th to share cookie recipes, favorite Christmas stories, and play emoji Pictionary. It was a great time for everyone who attended.

If you are interested in receiving more information on the women's ministry, email Joyce Baker or Judy Cale.
Elder Update
The eders, staff, and people of Community of Grace want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Roger Chandler, Jerry Glass and Kyle Kane who are rotating off as elders this month. These men have tirelessly and faithfully served COG. Thank you, Roger, Jerry and Kyle, for giving your best and always giving God the glory! COG is a better church because of your leadership and service.

We want to welcome Ben Durkee as he begins his service. We cannot wait to see what God will do through Ben in the days and months ahead. 

Thank you for your prayerful submission of elder nominations. While many of these men determined that taking on the role of elder is not where God is leading them at this time, we are confident that God has provided the leadership that Community of Grace needs as we move into 2021.

COG elders for 2021 are as follows: Joel Bundick, Bob Cale, Ben Durkee, Kevin Fisher, Tom King, Andrew Reeves, Steve Veteto, and Tom Wager. Pray for these men to lead humbly and faithfully as we enter into 2021. To God be the glory!

Steve Veteto
Elder Chairman
Hope and Home Christmas Baskets
A group of 27 people came to COG on December 10th to build 48 Christmas baskets. The baskets will be provided to foster families of children of various ages. Currently Hope and Home has approximately 50 kids with foster families.
Community of Grace Sunday Prayer Time
Join in for corporate prayer time every Sunday morning from 8:00 - 8:30 am via Zoom. The link and login are the same every week.
Meeting ID: 598 261 804
Passcode: 053343

If you have questions, email Kathleen Chandler.