Hello COG Family! I pray your week is going well.
As we draw closer to Thanksgiving, we truly have many things to be thankful for. I challenge all of us to take time, beyond November 28th, to reflect on our blessings from God. Let's make thanking God a regular part of our prayer lives.

Please see below to keep-up-to date on COG activities. Reach out if you have questions or want more information.
I look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Pastor Chris
Upcoming Events
Communion will be observed on Nov 10th at the end of service.

Annual Chili & Mac n Cheese Cook-off: This is happening Nov 10th at 5 pm, this Sunday! If you still want to compete in the chili or mac n cheese competition, you still can. Just show up with your food the night of the event. We can always use more cornbread, desserts, or other side items as well. Come enjoy a night of great food and fellowship.

Operation Christmas Child: We have 300 boxes to fill with toys, school supplies, hygiene items, etc. to help out kids around the globe. Boxes must be back by Nov 24th. COG is also going to help at the distribution center on Dec 6th. You can pick up boxes and sign up to help at the Get Connected table. If you have questions, contact Mitty Spidell .

Grace Girls: This group is for girls 3rd - 5th grade. The next meeting is on Nov 11th at COG South Building from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. If you have girls interested in joining or want to help, text Catherine Bundick at 720.231.7930.

Ladies Fellowship: Women, come and get together for dinner and a movie. Meet on Nov 17th at 5 pm at Bar Louie for dinner and then a movie afterwards. Both are located in Southlands Mall. Sign up in the Get Connected area.

Thanksgiving at the Olin: On Thanksgiving, Nov 28th from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, we will provide and serve meals to the Olin residents. There are plenty of food and serving opportunities for adults and youth. Sign up at the Get Connected table.

More events and information can be found at the Get Connected table in the back of the sanctuary, in our weekly bulletin, and on our website .
Recurring Events
Men: Tuesday Bible Study at 6 am in Joel's office.
Women: Friday Bible Study at 9:30 am at Carino Coffee .
Student Ministry: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the South Building.
Olin Ministry: Saturday meal rotation. Contact Missy Noel @ 720.373.0216.
Prayer Ministry: Sundays at 8:30 am in the South Building.
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COG Celebrations
We Have a Sign!

As many of you are aware, about two years ago a campaign began to get a new LED sign installed. In those two years, we have raised funds, researched sign companies, worked with the city for permits and approvals, worked with multiple local installers, prepared our facilities, and prayed for God's guidance and blessings during this endeavor. Last week on October 29th we had a bit of a snow storm roll in. We had snow blowing and several inches of snow already accumulated. On October 29th, installation day, a snowstorm rolled in. The temperature was -2 Fahrenheit with the windchill, several inches of snow had accumulated, and the snow was still coming down. To our amazement, we received word that the installer was still going to press with getting our sign installed. They knew we had been waiting and did not want to delay the process any more. In the midst of the storm, they came out and completed the job, doing phenomenal work.

With the sign installed, we were able to celebrate together on November 3rd the official powering up of the sign. The congregation gathered around as Kathleen Chandler had the honor of turning on the sign. We followed the lighting of the sign with cake, coffee, and fellowship.

Thank you to Kathleen Chandler for coordinating with the local government to get the paperwork accomplished. Thank you to William Fabrizio for his hard work removing the old signs and running the necessary wiring in preparation for the new sign. Also, a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed financially to this endeavor.

I truly believe that this was a great exercise for all of us to remember it is all in God's good and perfect timing. He provided the resources in all areas for this project to be accomplished as He wanted it done. And for that, we are truly thankful. Can I get an amen?
Discipleship Now!
What a great weekend!
The COG youth just wrapped up our DNOW (Discipleship Now) weekend full of crazy games, excellent worship led by Ethan Springer from Riverside, applicable group teaching, small group bible study and great times of fellowship in five different host homes. The purpose of DNOW is to create a camp-like environment but stay close to home for a much lower cost. We had 24 students participating in large group activities at the church and small group activities and over-night stays in their respective host homes. The theme of our weekend was: Pause - To seek God in silence and solitude through prayer and bible study.

Our lessons focused on:
How God made us to have a growing relationship with Him.
How Prayer is the living language of our relationship with God.
How God has chosen to reveal Himself to us through His Word, The Bible.
How after hitting pause we are supposed to hit play to be a light in our world.
Please continue to keep our students in your prayers that they would apply our lessons from this weekend to their lives and that they would diligently make time to grow their relationships with God.
The weekend could not have happened without the amazing outpouring of our church family participating as adult leaders and amazing servants over the course of the weekend. In no particular order, I want to thank our small group leaders; Rosemary Been, Rebecca Tejada, Tom King, Andrew Reeves and Sean Hart. Our host homes; the Bryans, Chandlers, Glass’, Fabrizios and Dawn Gillen. And last but not least, the amazing people that just showed up to help where needed; Jerry Glass, Rhonda Mott, Jim Bryan, Carol Bryan, Rory Tucker, Karl Been, John Tejada, Bekka Spidell, Amy Bujarski, Jim Bujarski, Amanda Lloyd, Felicia Chargingelk, and Joe Eichenseer. I am sure there are others that I am missing that helped make this an amazing weekend for our students. Thank you all!

Be blessed. 
-   Pastor J.

The Staff's Choice
The staff has started reading The Pursuit of God by A W Tozer. We have finished the first three sections of this book and have had great conversations. Here are a few questions we have discussed together:

  1. How hard are we pursuing God?
  2. Do our possessions sit on the throne in our heart?
  3. What keeps us from living our lives in God's presence 24/7?