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.


Community Night Sunday

The Cohoons will be hosting community night this Sunday, October 28 at 5:00. I will probably be making a soup. Please bring a dish, dessert, or drink to share and post in the comments what you plan on bringing. Nikki will be out of town, so it will be just me. I look forward to sharing.

Check your email for our address, or contact me at ian.r.cohoon@gmail.com


Animate Faith Discussion on 10/21/12

Tomorrow we will meet at 3:00 PM (changed from original 1:00PM) at Adam and Kara Newby's house to watch another Animate Faith video and discuss. This week Lillian Daniel will speak about reclaiming religion (see preview below). From the Facilitator Guide:
"Brian McLaren encouraged us [in the last video] to reflect on what it means to be embarked on a quest for God. In this session, Lillian Daniel helps us reclaim religion, saying that spirituality is not enough. Lillian encourages us to root ourselves in the depths of the Christian tradition - its history and texts, beliefs, and practices."
I think this will be a particularly rich (and perhaps challenging) topic for me as I have recently questioned the need for these traditions in my own life. While for others in our community, these traditions are very important.

If you need directions, please email adam.f.newby@gmail.com or call 614-388-8947.

I look forward to the discussion. And the more people we have, the richer the discussion. So please don't hesitate to come if you've never been to one of our discussions.


CotF Update

Our little cohort has come a long way in the past few years. While we began primarily to discuss theological issues, we have since experienced the joy of new life together, and the pain of death. This Sunday will center around the figure that for two-thousand years Christians have contemplated, the Virgin Mary. She experienced great joy at the birth of Jesus, and great pain at his crucifixion. But she is also a figure of hope, as she brought the Son of God, and salvation, into the world.

We will read texts about Mary from the Bible, as well as prayers that have been written to her over the centuries. We will listen to a few of the most beautiful Marian compositions ever written. Most importantly, we will pray for each other as we share each other's joy, pain, and hope.

The service will start at 5:00, and we will have a potluck at 6:00.

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with You.
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death.

Celebration of the Faithful

Hi Everyone,

This Sunday I am hosting a COTF at my house (299 E 9th Ave) at 5:00. We will have a time of worship and (much needed) prayer. This is a potluck, so please bring some food or drink to share if you are able. Please comment with what you will be able to contribute so there isn't too much overlap.

I look forward to seeing you all,



"God: Faith is a Quest"

"God: Faith is a Quest" is the title of the first DVD session of the Animate: Faith series we'll be starting this week. The speaker is Brian McLaren. You may have heard of him, or perhaps even met him :)

We will be meeting at the Schroeder's house from 3pm-5pm on Sunday Oct. 7th, watch the DVD clip (about 10 minutes) and have a discussion. There is no planned meal, but feel free to bring cookies, popcorn, snacks or drinks if you would like.

If you have questions, need directions, or feel nervous about coming to a meeting at someone's home and wanna talk to us - call/text Jesse @ 614.557.5768

Here is a brief preview: