Hello COG Family! I pray your week is going well.
Now that we are into October, all of the LifeGroups are up and running. The display boards are still up in the back of the sanctuary with details and contact information on each group. With ten LifeGroups that meet on various days of the week, you have plenty of options. Take a few minutes this Sunday to check them out.

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 Oct 20th at the end of service.

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 October 7th at 6:30 pm in Pastor Joel's office. Child care is provided upon request. Sign up at the Get Connected table in the back of the sanctuary.

Grace Girls: This group is for girls 3rd - 5th grade. The next meeting is on Oct 21st at COG South Building from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Following meetings will be every second Monday of the month at the same time and location until May. If you have girls interested in joining or want to help, text Catherine Bundick at 720.231.7930.

Money Life by Crown Financial: This class starts on October 8th and runs through November 12th on Tuesday evenings. This program is designed to give you concrete steps to financial freedom God's way. Get ahead of the holiday spending and come out breathing easier and in less debt. Cost is $40 for materials, and you can sign up at the Get Connected table in the back of the sanctuary. If you have questions, call or text Melanie Hart at 720.271.1575.

Flapjack Fellowship: On October 13th, the Chefs of Grace will be hosting a pancake breakfast in the South Building from 8:30 - 9:30 am. Come enjoy a variety of pancakes, toppings, bacon, fruit, and drinks. Sign up at the Get Connected table by October 6th.

More events and information can be found at the Get Connected table in the back of the sanctuary and on our website .
Recurring Events
Men: Tuesday Bible Study at 6 am in Joel's office.
Friday Bible Study at 6 am at Carino Coffee .
Women: Thursday Bible Study at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm in the North Building.
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.
COG Celebrations
Titus 2 Women
On September 28th, the Titus 2 Women came together to catch up from the summer break. They brought in sewing and cross-stitching to work on while discussing future projects. On October 26th at 9:30 am in the North Building, the group will be cutting fleece scarves for the homeless. They would love for you to join them. If you are interested in learning more knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc., reach out to Rhonda Mott for more information on the group.
The Justice Run

Community of Grace joined with nearly a thousand runners and walkers in an effort to raise awareness of and aid in the fight against human trafficking by participating in the Justice Run on September 28 th . Seven runners from COG took on 5K and 10K courses winding through the Hudson Gardens and along the Platte River. Community of Grace runners even brought home some medals! We’d love to send an even bigger team to the event next year, so watch for announcements in the bulletin and newsletter as the next race nears.

To learn more about the annual Justice Run and the many anti-trafficking organizations it supports, visit  https://www.thejusticerun.com/ .

Not pictured: Joshua Bujarski. The creature with the shark's head? Jim Bujarski.
Freedom in Christ Jail Ministry

The Freedom in Christ Jail Ministry is a ministry that goes into our jail system here in Colorado, sharing the Gospel to those inside, sending correspondence while inside, and mentoring upon release. Their purpose is to remind those in jail that they are never forgotten by God, no matter what and that He loves them. This ministry serves male and female adults as well as youth who are also in the system. They serve by singing worship, bringing the good news, praying with each inmate, and encouraging each to be hopeful for their future in the Lord. The mission statement of this ministry is "We seek by God's grace to be a light to those in darkness."

Anita Hammond has been a part of this ministry for nearly a year and has seen first-hand the impact this has had on many individuals. If you would like to know more about this ministry or possibly get involved, reach out to Anita directly. Thank you, Anita, for your work reaching out to those who are often forgotten.