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October 19 – 25, 2014

In This Issue
Power of One
Stephen Ministry
GP Fall Specials
New Home Builders Class
Text Giving
Sermon Series
We Are West Bowles
Looking Ahead
Fall Info Sheets
Congregational Care



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Harvest Festival


Little Saints’ Harvest Festival is THIS SUNDAY -October 26th from 5-8pm!  This is a FREE Community Event for kids of ALL ages! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors. We’ll have carnival games, a cakewalk, a Wii game room, face painting, and LOTS more!  Costumes are welcome, but please no scary ones!  Don’t forget to bring a bag for all that candy.  Power of One opportunities:  DONATE 1 – Bring bags of individually wrapped candy to drop offf in marked bins, Sundays in October, or bring by the church office.  COMMIT 1 – By helping with set-up, clean-up, or running one of the booths.  Contact Charlene Couser at 303.225.0701 or email ccouser@westbowles.com.


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 = Bags of individually wrapped candy for the Harvest Festival – look for the designated bins around the church.
  • Memorize 1-John 11:25-27
  • Reserve 1-Unplug for an hour each week
  • Commit 1-Serve this church once a month – Contact Charlene Couser at ccouser@westbowles.com or 303.225.0701 to help (set-up, clean-up or run one of the booths) at the Harvest Festival.  
  • Invite 1-Invite 1 person a month to West Bowles
  • Bless 1-Choose 1 person or family to invest in and care for

Click HERE for more details, ideas and resources.


Stephen Ministry


Have you considered being a Stephen Minister?


The Rewards of being a Stephen Minister:

  • Increased faith in God, dedication to Jesus, and enjoyment of religious life
  • Personal growth through the training, service and supervision
  • The joy and satisfaction of participation in meaningful ministry and of serving Jesus
  • The friendship and support of the Christian community delveloped in training and supervision
Sunday 10/26 is the last day to turn in your Stephen Minister application.  You may return them to the church office or give them to Ryan Long or Beverleyann Gould after either church service on Sunday the 26th.  If you are feeling a tug to become a Stephen Minister, it is not too late to complete an application on-line. After we have all of the applications, we will be calling all applicants the following week to arrange for a personal interview to answer any further questions and determine with you if Stephen Ministry is where God wants you to use your gifts. What an exciting time this is in the life of this church and ministry!


Gathering Place Fall Specials



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

              • Iced Sparkle Berry Cider $2.50
              • Latte Flavors Tall $3.00 Grande $3.75
                • Pumpkin Spice
                • Brown Sugar Cinnamon
                • Gingerbread

Enjoy one of these special treats this Sunday!


New Home Builders Class for Families with Teens/Young Adults


This new class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the Lower Gathering Place – Chatfield Room.  If you have teens and/or young adults this class is designed for you.  Come join us in fellowship and hear Nathan Harrison as he provides a perspective on this age group.  Home Builders focus is built around Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain”.


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.  


Current Sermon Series


It seems as if everyone has something to say and we are constantly inundated with words.


Most of the words we hear we forget.  Most of the words we hear don’t matter.  Most of the words we hear are easily discarded.


But not the words of Jesus.


We invite you to join us at West Bowles this Fall for a study of the SACRED LETTERS. 


We Are West Bowles


We Are West Bowles: The Santangelo Family
We Are West Bowles: The Santangelo Family
We Are West Bowles: The Pounds Family
We Are West Bowles: The Pounds Family

A church is made of people. Want to know West Bowles Church…check out our people.  Click on the pictures above to watch the latest videos.


Looking Ahead


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



Oct.19 & Oct.26-New Members Class

Oct. 26-Little Saint’s Harvest Festival


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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