Good morning, COG family!

What a great Love Basket event we had this last weekend! Your generosity to build baskets, bid on baskets, or just donate to the Nicaragua mission team is overwhelming. Read over Eric Paulsen's update below on how the event went and the impact these funds have on the mission trip each year.

I encourage you to email Eric to sign up to receive his regular email updates. It is a great way to get reminders on how to pray for this ministry. We are committed to Pray First in all things.

I also ask you to pray on going to Nicaragua with Eric and his team. From personal experience, I know that this mission will be a blessing to the people you encounter and to you as well.

And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation." Mark 16:15

Be salt and light,

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

Week of February 9th, 2021
Giving: $20,196.00
Weekly Budget: $10,296.31
Year to Date Giving: $62,828.80
Year to Date Budget: $61,777.86

Week of February 16th, 2021
Giving: $5,788.00
Weekly Budget: $10,296.31
Year to Date Giving: $68,616.80
Year to Date Budget: $72,074.17

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 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.
Communion
We will observe the Lord's Supper on February 28th.
If you will be watching online, feel free to come to the COG office to pick up sealed communion elements during the week. Email Anita to coordinate.
Upcoming Events
New Members Class
If you have been attending COG for a while and want to learn more about what it means to be a member, your opportunity is on February 28th right after service in Pastor Joel's office. Child care is provided upon request. Sign up by emailing Anita.
Outdoor Ministry
Winter Fun!
We'll be taking a 2-hour scenic drive up to historic Frasier Hill on Saturday morning, March 6, to go tubing. This is for anyone age 3 and older.
We'll head over to Winter Park to get lunch, then sled for FREE in the afternoon (all ages welcome). Winter Wonderland De-Light starts at 5 pm with fire pits and photo ops for the kids/family available. Come just for the morning, afternoon, or make a full day of fun in the snow! Contact Carol Bryan at 303-522-2293 for more information.
Women's Group Study
This 6-week study reveals what Scripture says about forgiveness and leads you through a step-by-step process to free yourself from hurt, uncover emotional triggers, and more. The group will read and discuss Forgiving What you Can't Forget by Lysa Terkeurst. This group starts tonight, February 18th, at 6:30 pm via Zoom. If you have not signed up, you can still join via the Zoom link. The meeting ID is: 918 1397 0190. You can email Anita if you have questions.
Women's Bible Study
The Friday morning women's Bible study group has started but you can still join. The book study, Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist, is a 7-week study via Zoom at 9:30 AM. Email Judy Cale for more information.  
Men's Galatians Study
You can still join the men's Bible study that meets on Friday mornings from 6-7 am. The study is the book of Galatians using the Navigators' Life Change study guide. This is a 12-week series that will go deep into what it means to follow Christ. Contact Karl Been at 720-284-4750 for more information and to get on the list for the virtual link.
Men's Bible Study
Men, do you need a place to be encouraged and challenged? Join Pastor Joel for a time of looking into God's Word and applying it to your life. We will meet from 6:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday mornings. Email Pastor Joel if you have questions. Join via Zoom here.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
The Good News Club is now meeting twice a month at COG and twice a month via Zoom. The 1st and 3rd Thursday will be in person from 4:30 - 6 pm at COG. The 2nd and 4th Thursday will be on Zoom from 4:30 - 5 pm. This all begins on February 4th! This group is for elementary-aged children.

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.
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.
Celebrations
Love Baskets Silent Auction
Nicaragua Mission Team
Thank you to all of this year’s basket builders and basket bidders! We
had some great baskets this year and raised over $2,000 to help make
this year’s trip possible! Some very special Valentine’s Day gifts were
given and received in love.

The circle of love is yet to be complete as we plan and move forward with this year’s mission trip. There is still plenty of time to join this year’s field team (July 31 – Aug. 7)!

Over the last eleven years, the Hope for Nicaragua mission team has
served in the villages of La Isla, El Pinuelar, La Rancheria, Aguas
Marias, Rancho Grande, El Coyolar, Las Sabanas, La Pita, Santa Cruz,
Kuskawas and La Fonseca. Through the support of many and by the grace of God, we have been blessed to see these results:

32,479 Medical Patients
144,891 Prescriptions Dispensed
2,898 Dental Patients
4,347 Tooth Extractions
10,773 Pairs of Eyeglasses Distributed
1,029 Cervical Cancer Screenings
224 Cryotherapy Treatments (lives saved)
$126,063 Worth of Family Packs (Health/Hygiene Kits) Given
65 Tons of Rice and Beans Distributed
8,694 Bibles Given
5,478 Professions of Faith in Jesus Christ (eternities saved)!

Learn more about our mission trip and pray on joining us. www.hope4nic.com.

Email Eric or call/text him at 720-427-1885 if you would like to be placed on the email update list for the Nicaragua mission or if you would like more information about the mission trip.

Eric Paulsen