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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Animate : Faith - Discussion #4

This Sunday from 3-5pm at the Schroeder's house, we will have another Animate Faith discussion, this time after watching a video by Shane Hipps. The video clip is entitled "Salvation: Abundant Life Now."

We are looking forward to seeing everyone! If you need more information or directions, feel free to email or call/text (schroeder.jesse@gmail.com or 557.5768)


Animate Faith Discussion: Sunday, November 18

Tomorrow we will meet at 1:00 PM at Nikki & Ian's to discuss another segment of Animate Faith. Mark Scandrette will discuss Jesus | The Revolution of Love. 

From the guide:
In the last session, Lillian asserted her belief that spirituality is not enough. In this session, Mark guides us to think differently about living in Jesus' way. It began with a moment of truth: Mark realized that his sermons weren't doing anything important. What to do?!?! He decided to make a church a place of practice rather than just belief and learning. The rest is history.
Hope to see you there! Email ian at ian.r.cohoon@gmail.com for directions.



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love to all





11-11-12: Operation Christmas Child

Hey everyone -

For this week's gathering we will be doing the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes again (this has become a much-loved Cohort tradition)

If you aren't familiar with the program, check out the website here. Basically, we will purchase small items to pack into a shoebox that will be sent to a child in an impoverished country that otherwise would not receive any Christmas presents.

It's simple. It's fun. It's a small way to make a big difference around the world (8 million shoeboxes were delivered last year alone)

We will meet at Kara and Adam's house at 3:00pm. We'll travel to Target (or similar store) together, purchase items to put in the shoeboxes, and then come back to the house. We'll pack the boxes together, maybe have a short reflection about Advent, and just hang out and have a good time.

Please bring a shoebox and wrapping paper and supplies if you have them.  We will probably have some here to share, as well.  

There is a $7 shipping fee required for each box. Also, it can cost up to $40 for the items in each box. If you are unable to cover the full cost, please still come and hang out. We can combine items and "share" a box. It's still a fun, simple thing to do together. This is also a great activity to do with children. 

I will be making some soup in the crock pot as well if you want to stay and hang out for dinner when we are done wrapping our presents. 

Hope to see everyone on Sunday! Please comment if you need our address.


Stories that Compost : Web-gathering This Sunday

Hi everyone -

I am very excited for our gathering this Sunday, Nov 4, 5pm, at Scot and Mary Miller's house. Not only will we be enjoying some of Mary's amazing cooking, but our topic will be Stories that Compost - a "web-gathering" with Melvin Bray. Melvin will be joining us via Google+ web-chat from Atlanta to offer a more in depth look into the idea behind Stories that Compost. Some of us had the opportunity to attend Melvin's workshop in D.C. and we've shared the idea with the group in a few gatherings since. But this will be a chance for us to hear about the ideas from Melvin himself, practice re-writing (composting) a story together, and discovering this exciting way to engage with Scripture.

We'll connect with Melvin from 5-6pm. If you can't make the meeting, you can join the Google+ hangout from a webcam and computer at your location (you'll need a google+ account). After the web-gathering, we will have  a potluck dinner. Please plan to bring a side dish or a drink to share. **Update: Mary will be making enchiladas as the main dish.** 

Hope to see everyone this Sunday! If you need more information or directions, you can email me (Jesse) at schroeder.jesse@gmail.com or Scot at scooterg55@yahoo.com