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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Planning Meeting

Nancy's computer is out of service right now, so she asked me to make this post. 

Please Note: Nancy is feeling under the weather, and so asked that the location be changed today. Due to other circumstances, we have decided to move the meeting to an evening this week (Tues. or Thurs.) More info to come. 

If you have a preference of what night to meet, feel free to leave a note in the comment section. 

Sunday May 1st at 3:30pm we will have an open planning meeting at Nancy's House in German Village. We will try to to put together a general plan for gatherings for the next 3-4 months (always subject to change). We will also share communion.

And if anyone would like to bring light snacks to share during the planning time, that would be appreciated too :)

Please think about some ideas to share with the group, such as:

  • A book you are reading that you would like to discuss
  • A general topic you are interested in 
  • Are you willing to host a Community Night or a Celebration of the Faithful?
  • Are there special events happening around Columbus that the Cohort could do together? (for example, we all know Nick will talk about the Jazz and Rib Fest!)
  • Is there a spiritual practice you would like to suggest to the cohort?
In general, what could we do as a group of emergent Christians in Columbus to encourage one another in our faith journey?

As always, anyone is welcome to come and share their ideas and suggestions. Hope to see you there!


Passion Week

The sanctuary at Prince of Peace
This is Passion Week, leading up to Easter weekend. This Friday, everyone is invited to the Tenebrae Service, 7pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (my dad's church). We can carpool, and if anyone is interested, we could hang out a bit after the service at someone's house, maybe watch a movie or play some games?

Kellye and I will also be going to the Easter service at Prince of Peace - the "sunrise service" is 8am, and then there is a 10:30am service. There is also a breakfast open to everyone at 9:15. Anyone from the cohort is welcome to join us, and you will get to meet my family and get a taste of what my childhood was like :)

However, the cohort could also go to an Easter service somewhere else. Any other suggestions of churches in the Columbus area that we would like to visit? 


This Sunday: Discussion

Hi everyone -

This Sunday, 4/17, we will have an open discussion at the Columbus Public Library Main Branch, in the 3rd floor board room, starting at about 2:30pm. (Note, the library closes at 5, so starting a bit earlier will be good. Please also note that there is parking in the garage below the library for a low cost, about $2, or you can park on the street nearby for free).

This is a very nice, quiet room, and very conducive to a group discussion. Also, I believe we could use a projector and speakers if we wanted to watch a video and discuss it. Some options:

- Video from Rob Bell: The God's Aren't Angry Anymore -or- Everything Is Spiritual
- Discuss any books or topics people are reading lately
- "Community Night" style open sharing and discussion
- Experiences of Lent 2011 - have you been fasting? what have you been thinking about? etc.
- Other topics that people are interested in?


This Weekend: Labyrinth Experience

This weekend (4/9) we will participate in a labyrinth experience together at Shepherd's Corner Farm. We will actually be meeting on Saturday (different for us), at 3pm at Shepherd's Corner, which is located east of Columbus at 987 N Waggoner Rd   Blacklick, OH 43004-9505. 

If anyone would like to carpool, please leave a message in the comments section.

If you haven't done a labyrinth before, it is a wonderful, contemplative experience. I believe that Roger has arranged for us to meet with some of the Dominican Sisters to give us a tour and talk with us a bit as well.