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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Upcoming Events- Come and Picnic with us!

Hope you all had a wonderful 3 day weekend.  We have made a few small changes to the cohort calendar for our upcoming events.  First, this Sunday we are meeting at Schiller Park in German Village to have a time for a Celebration of the Faithful lead by Nancy, followed by a picnic.  For those who would like to stay, there will also be a performance of Shakespeare in the Park at Schiller starting at 8pm.  Please post on the blog if you are planning on coming, and what you will be bringing.  Hoping for great weather!!  You might want to bring a blanket or chair.

UPDATE: We have only heard from a few people, so I'm not sure how many we will have.  I am going to go ahead and make a decision that we are NOT going to have a meal/ picnic at Schiller.  We will still meet at 6:30 and then we can walk to get something to eat, or make a decision from there.  Hope that works for everyone.  See you tomorrow at 6:30 if you can make it.

The following Sunday you are invited to join us to celebrate and congratulate Jesse on his graduation from the masters of Social Work program.  We are so proud of him and his hard work!  The party will be at Jesse's parents, 503 Brandon Ct Columbus 43213,  from 5-8pm.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!  


Enjoy Memorial Weekend

No meeting this week, though there is a lot going on in our community!  Hope you all have a good Memorial Day weekend.  Next week we are going to meet for a picnic at Schiller Park in German Village and those who want to can stay for Shakespeare in the Park!  More to come on that soon....


The State of Emergent Cohorts

Interesting blog post on the Voices of Emergent Village Patheos blog - they mention COEC as one of the most active cohorts in the country! Yeah!!

Check it out: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/emergentvillage/2012/05/state-of-emergent-cohorts-2012/#comment-4071

(And be sure to read my comment toward the bottom where I give a "shout out" to other folks in the cohort)


What is the Emerging Church??

Thanks to all those who came to the planning last night.  Please check through the calendar.  YOU may have been selected to host something...and let me know if that date is not good for you so we can re-arrange as necessary.  We have several fun outings outside to celebrate the summer, and we are ending the summer with a fun labor day barbeque at the Hamiltons'.  

This weekend we will be getting together to watch the video "What is the Emerging Church" by Fr. Richard Rohr that Brother Curt recommended to us, followed by a discussion.  This will be a great opportunity for all of the "lurkers" out there who may be wondering what we are all about.  We will be meeting at 3pm at the Newbys.  Feel free to bring some snacks or beverages if you have any to share, but it is not necessary.  

You can e-mail me if you need directions or an address.  

Here is the description from the back of the video:

"In this November 2008 webcast, Fr. Richard offers a wide view of what is being called the emerging or emergent church.

There are many definitions for this phenomenon, but Richard gives us four main categories that indicate something new and hopeful is happening in many denominations.  He then delves into each of these four areas to examine more closely what he has observed happening in many parts of the world.  It appears the fruits of the Holy Spirit are at work in this broad field of what is being called "the emerging church." This talk is a clear and very helpful introduction to this dynamic new phenomenon."  



It seems that this is a fairly hectic time for everyone. People are moving, finishing the school year, recovering from being sick, etc. So consider this somewhat of a "break," and we will reconvene with a planning meeting soon. Check back for more posts about upcoming gatherings in the near future.


"Video By Matt"

Put on your traveling shoes and book your ticket for the car pool because this week the Cohort is communing in Marysville  (actually Broadway, which mapquest calls Raymond, despite the confusion, we call it home).  We have decided to watch Rob Bell's "Everything is Spiritual" for the video presentation, a look at how science and faith are intrinsically linked together, with the "proof" coming from the ancient poem that our Holy Scripture's open with. 

We will prepare some soup to share, before we start the movie, as well as some popcorn to go along with the movie.  The soup will be ready at 5 pm with the intent on starting the movie around 5:30.  The video is just under an hour long, which should leave a little time for discussion afterward.   Since I have seen this video numerous times, I'll probably take the kids with me on a walk or to the park across the street with the hopes of eliminating some distraction--so please bring the children. 

Please post in the comments if you're planning on attending and if you are bringing anything.  I will also send this through the email with my address so you know where you're going :)  Lastly,  I would much rather have as many involved in watching, so if it would be easier for the majority to meet in cbus somewhere, that's always an option, we just need a venue--the soup can be made transportable.

Thanks, hope to see you


Planning Meeting

Hi everyone,

A friendly reminder that we have a planning meeting Thursday night at 7:00 at the Newbys. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on that. If you haven't been to a planning meeting before, we get the calenders out for the next couple months and plan out worship services, fun things to do, discussion topics, etc. Do you have an idea for a service project, discussion topic, or a special event you thing would be good for us to attend as a group? Come and voice what you want to do! (an example event: make lots of brownies for Nick...) If you can't make it, but have an idea of something you want to do, please post it on the blog in the comments and we will make sure it gets added. Planning meetings usually last around an hour or so.