The current installment of the COEC began meeting in 2007.

We are currently on a "break," for no particular reason, and many little reasons - mostly pertaining to life circumstances. If anyone is interested in calling a meeting, feel free to post on the blog, join the google group (see link below) and send an email, or contact either Nancy (nancykj10@yahoo.com) or Jesse (schroeder.jesse@gmail.com) for more information.

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Dinner Sunday Evening

This weekend we will be welcoming and chatting with Becky Robbins-Penniman, pastor at Lamb of God Church. We will be talking about the emergent cohort/movement here in Columbus and what she has learned from visiting other emergent communities around the United States. We will meet at Adam and Kara's House (1007 Manor Ln #D, 43221) at 6pm. We will have the grill fired up, so please bring some meat/something to grill for yourself and a side dish or beverage to share.


May 17 - Socialism Discussion

Glenn King has sent the following information through the cohort email listserv, but I thought it could be helpful to post it on the blog as well. All the links are to google documents.
I took the initiative to give a presentation on the subject of socialism
particularly in its relationship to Christianity for the meeting of May
17. I would like to share some articles written both by myself and others
which can give to members some basic insights on both the diversity of
socialist ideas and history.

What I want primarily to do at the presentation is to lead a discussion
regarding the relationship of Socialism and Christianity. As part of
that discussion I am prepared to discuss aspects of the history and
ideas of socialism as needed. However I think that if persons do decide
to read these articles they will find them of interest and hopefully will
understand much better my own views on socialism. Feel free to respond
to these articles prior to the meeting. What I hope to do is to put
socialism on the map as at least a concept to be considered by Columbus
members of the emerging church movement. I hope the meeting on May 17 can
be the opening of a dialogue and not just the beginning and the end of

Article #1: What Socialism is Not

Article #2: An Alternative Socialism

Article #3: Themes of Freedom, Power & Community

Article #4: Capitalism, Cooperativism, and Values

Article #5: Thoughts on the Kingdom of God


COEC Service Project, this Sunday

This Sunday we are doing our first joint service project - cleaning alleys in Weinland Park. We will be meeting at 10:00 am at 1270 Courtland Ave. and spreading into the neighborhood. A fair amount of us live in or near Weinland Park, so this will be a good opportunity to help our local community. If you have a truck (Adam...) it would be great to have to move to large trash and brush that are filling up the alleys.

We'll try to have bags, and you'll probably want gloves. See you Sunday. Comment below if you have questions.