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November 23 – 29, 2014

In This Issue
Christmas Party
Power of One
GP Holiday Specials
Christmas Concert
Stephen Ministry
Text Giving
Looking Ahead
We Are West Bowles
Fall Info Sheets
Congregational Care



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Juarez Boxes


Boxes and blankets for Juarez are due this Sunday, November 30th.




The 10:30am service on Sunday, November 30th will include a service of Baptism. If you would like to participate or have questions, CONTACT DAVE BEATTY


Christmas Party


Join us Sunday, December 7th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Gathering Place Underground for our annual church-wide Christmas party! We will have caroling, crafts, and special music. We are asking that everybody bring desserts, cookies, and/or bread. Hot chocolate, egg nog lattes, caramel apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, and other drinks will be served. Cost of admission (bring one or more of the following) – 1) a 2.17oz bag of Skittles 2) a 1.69oz of M&Ms 3) a deck of Bicycle Rider brand poker cards (red or blue), and/or 4) an UNO card game. These items will be donated to the Wreath of Light Christmas campaign for incarcerated kids.   Don’t miss out on this fun community event and please invite one other family. 


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 = We will be collecting new and gently used blankets of all shapes and sizes for an orphanage in Juarez.
  • Memorize 1-John 17:15-18
  • 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
  • Bless 1-Choose 1 person or family to invest in and care for

Click HERE for more details, ideas and resources.


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!


Christmas Concert



Colorado Christian University’s School of Music cordially invites you to celebrate the birth of Christ by joining us for our annual Christmas Celebration concert. This concert will feature over 100 of CCU’s finest instrumental and vocal students, presenting band and choral selections of some of the most beautiful and joyful music of the season.  


PERFORMANCES: Friday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, at 3:00 p.m. at West Bowles Community Church.


You may purchase tickets online at ccu.edu or at the door.


Stephen Ministry


We thank God for all those who have expressed an interest in serving God’s people as Stephen Ministers. We are in the process of interviewing and selecting our new training class.  As we now consider the gifts and strengths of each applicant, we ask for your prayers for wisdom to discern faithfully those whom God has called to serve as Stephen Ministers.


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!

Nov 30 – Baptism Service
Nov 30 – Boxes and Blankets for Juarez due
Dec 5/6 – CCU Christmas Concert
Dec 7 – West Bowles Christmas Party
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve Service 4pm


We Are West Bowles


We Are West Bowles: Scott & Brenda Abel
We Are West Bowles: Scott & Brenda Abel

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


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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