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.

To receive cohort emails, join our Google group.


The High Life

We are all familiar with so-called "mountain top experiences," the "highlights" or "high moments" of our lives. There is a famous mountain top experience in the Bible too, when Jesus takes his disciples to the mountain of transfiguration.

What are your "high life" moments? When you think about your life, what are the experiences that were so good, you will always remember them? These experiences shape our lives in a many ways, and it can be meaningful to share them with each other.

So, this Sunday, at 5pm, at the Schroeder's House, join us for a discussion of the High Life. We'll share stories, sing a few songs, read the story of the Transfiguration, share communion, and perhaps a few "High Lifes" too.

This is a "Celebration of the Faithful," which means potluck - the theme (given the great weather and upcoming football season) is "tailgating." We'll make sure the grill is hot, so bring your favorite side dish, meat or veggie burger, or dessert to share with the group.

Please post that you are coming, and what food you will bring, so we can plan accordingly. 


Wednesday Night Gathering

I thought about the every other Wednesday idea and came up with a very good place to start (with one of my favorite old stories) this Wednesday, August 24. 
There are 8 Every Other Wednesdays from now until December.
...a little structure, a moderate amount of solid direction, definitely prayer and communion (but not necessarily every time), lessons, challenges, silence on occasion and a bit of accountability. 
I very much look forward to spending them with you.

We will meet at 6:15pm, at Nancy's House - if you need directions or have questions, you can email her at nancykj10@yahoo.com, or call/text Jesse at 614-557-5768


Upcoming Gatherings

At the planning meeting, there were two new suggestions.

1) A regularly scheduled meeting, during the week, in which we would have a low-key time of prayer and sharing communion. Nancy offered to host this, every other Wednesday. The dates are on the google calendar, and if you need directions or more info, shoot us an email.

2) We only scheduled gatherings for every other week. This is in hopes that we will be able to keep our commitments, as well as not have too much planned. For the "empty" weeks, we can certainly add in other events, watching a movie, or just hanging out. Anyone is welcome to suggest other gatherings or events around Columbus.

Keep an eye on the google calendar (to the right) to see what is coming up! Blessings to all -


Planning Meeting

I would like to invite everyone to my home in German Village next Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m. to spend a little time planning and thinking about our future. If anyone needs directions, please e-mail me at nancykj10@yahoo.com

I look forward to seeing everyone again.




We will gather to discuss "Liberty, The Perfect Law" (the definitive answer to that age old question "Why did this happen?") at:

6745 Avery-Muirfield Drive, Dublin, OH

from 6-8pm

You may want to bring a blanket in case we end up in a nearby park due to a packed house at Caribou (the Irish Festival is this weekend in Dublin:) )