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December 14 – 20, 2014

In This Issue
Power of One
Holiday Office Hours
Year End Gifts
Blood Drive
GP Holiday Specials
Text Giving
Looking Ahead
Donation Bins
Fall Info Sheets
Congregational Care



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Christmas Eve


Come join us on December 24th from 4-5pm as we celebrate the birth of Christ. They’ll be lots of singing and a special message from Pastor Thomas in this family friendly service.


Sermon Series


The Christmas season is full of wonderful sights and sounds.  


Whether it’s sparkling lights or silent nights, funky sweaters or fabulous sweets, present packed trees or perfectly prepared treats, there is so much to see and experience this time of year.
But sometimes in the middle of the “frolicking” it is hard to truly see what Christmas is all about.
Join us this December as we spend time looking at the birth of Christ from the perspective of those who first witnessed this miraculous event.  The stories of those who were both ridiculed and revered prove that when we see Jesus more clearly, we will actually begin to see everything else more clearly.
During the Christmas season, as well as every season in our lives, God asks each and every one of us….

Do You see what I see?


Power of One



This year our ministry theme at West Bowles is called “The Power of One” – we believe firmly that God doesn’t need a lot to do a lot.  The Power of One is a series of 7 challenges for you to more fully and tangibly live out your love of God and for others.

  • Give 1-$1, 1%, 1 time gift

  • Donate 1-Item of the month = New and gently used coats and jackets that will be given to the Denver Rescue Mission.  
  • Memorize 1-Isaiah 9:6
  • Reserve 1-Unplug for an hour each week – As the holidays approach and the calendar fills up, don’t forget to reserve individual time with the Lord.
  • Commit 1-Serve this church once a month  
  • Invite 1-Invite 1 person a month to West Bowles – December provides lots of opportunities to invite people.  Invite them to our Sunday morning services, the Christmas Eve service (4pm), etc.
  • Bless 1-Choose 1 person or family to invest in and care for

Click HERE for more details, ideas and resources.


Holiday Office Hours



Our holiday office hours for the week of Christmas and New Years are as follows:


Monday 12/22 – 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 12/23 – 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 12/24 – Closed

Thursday 12/25 – Closed

Friday 12/26 – Closed 


Monday 12/29 – 10am – 2pm

Tuesday 12/30 – 10am – 2pm

Wednesday 12/31 – 10am – 2pm

Thursday 1/1 – Closed

Friday 1/2 – 10am – 2pm 


Regular office hours resume Monday, January 5th.


Year End Gifts


Blood Drive



Bonfils will be here Tuesday, January 6 from 2 – 6:30pm in the gym for a blood drive.  Visit bonfils.org or the table in the foyer on Sunday for more information or to schedule your donation.




Gathering Place Holiday Specials


Our coffee bar, The Gathering Place, is offering some new special drinks for the holiday season.  

              • Candy Cane Milk Shake
              • Gingerbread Latte
              • Egg Nog Latte
              • Peppermint Mocha

Enjoy one of these special treats this Sunday!


Text Giving


There is a new way to give a one-time gift to West Bowles as we now have text giving available!  Just text an amount to 303.997.3488.  The first time you text to this number you will receive a message back asking you to follow a link and complete some basic information (name, address, email and credit card info).  Once your info is on file, you only need to text the amount to the 303.997.3488 number for future gifts (no additional links or info). Questions?  Call the church office for assistance or email mdykes@westbowles.com.  


Looking Ahead



Put these dates on your calendar, you don’t want to miss them!

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Service 4pm
Dec 28One service at 10:30am Sunday School hour will be as usual)
Jan 6 – Blood Drive (bonfils.org)


Donation Bins


Clothing and food donations are accepted year round and can be placed in the appropriate wooden cabinets in the main building foyer. Clothing items are donated to the VA and food items (non-perishable) are donated to the local community food bank. Thank you!

Fall Info Sheets


Pick up a new purple (classes/groups) and blue (mission opportunities) information sheet from the Welcome Center. Or better yet, DOWNLOAD THEM HERE. Get plugged in today!

Congregational Care


Have a prayer request or praise report?  Click HERE.
Email Ryan Long if you are interested in connecting with a Stephen Minister.



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