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October 26 – November 1, 2014

In This Issue
Patterned After Jesus
Family Night of Worship
Chili Lunch
Juarez Christmas Boxes
Men of Valor
Stephen Ministry
GP Fall Specials
New Home Builders Class
Text Giving
Sermon Series
Looking Ahead
We Are West Bowles
Fall Info Sheets
Congregational Care



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Daylight Savings Free Donut Sunday


Daylight Savings ends this weekend, so don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night and enjoy the extra hour of sleep!  Or come to church early and enjoy some fellowship and a free donut (while supplies last). 


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.


Patterned After Jesus


The West Bowles Blanket Ministry will be meeting Saturday, November 1st at 10am in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us as we make these much needed blankets for veterans and the women and children at the domestic violence shelters. NO SEWING involved. Please contact Muffet at 303.670.8757 or by email for additional information. 


Family Night of Worship


Join us for IGNITE Children’s Ministry’s “FAMILY NIGHT of WORSHIP” on Monday, November 10th at 6pm (in the Lower GP). All Children’s Ministry families are encouraged to join us for a night of praise & worship featuring our Dance Ministry, a devotional shared by Thomas, and hands-on interactive worship stations. The night will wrap up with some fellowship and a cookie reception.  Contact Char Couser for more info: 303-225-0701


Chili Lunch and Football Part 2


Football & Chili

We had so much fun – let’s do it again!  On Sunday, November 16th @ 11:45am, we are going to watch the Bronco game and eat chili. We will meet in the GP Underground to watch the first half of the Broncos vs. Rams football game, right after the 2nd service. Everybody is welcome and this is a FREE event. Don’t miss out on this great family church wide event.




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. A class for baptism candidates will be held on November 23 in the Library at 9:30am. It is mandatory for all who wish to be baptized to attend this class.


Juarez Christmas Boxes


Starting this Sunday, we will be handing out boxes to be filled with Christmas gifts and returned to the church for the children in Juarez. A list of suggested items will be given in the box depending on the gender and age of child for which you would like to buy presents. We are asking that you return the filled box no later than Nov.30 so we have time to sort and pack them for the trip.


Men of Valor


The Men of  Valor class which meets every Saturday morning from 7 to 8am in the Upper Gathering Place at West Bowles is starting a new study on a outstanding book called  Legacies of Valor, Traits of Character: The Noble and  the Notable written by David Hammond.  Dave, along with Jack Hilkey, started the MOV many years ago, and he has written Legacies of Valor to help us obtain a deeper understanding of biblical characters, their most noble traits and their less-than-noble character flaws.  This book is intended to motivate  us to conduct a self-awareness expedition into who we are in Christ.   EVERYONE is WELCOMED  to join us November 8th at 6:45 and following weeks. For more information call Boyd Pickens at 303.971.0238 or email  boydpickens@msn.com.


Stephen Ministry


We thank God for all those who have expressed an interest in serving God’s people as Stephen Ministers. This week we will begin 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.


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. 


Looking Ahead



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

Nov 1 – Patterned After Jesus Gathering

Nov 2 – Daylight Savings Free Donut Sunday

Nov 10 – Family Night of Worship
Nov 16 – Chili Bronco Lunch 
Nov 23 – Baptism Class
Nov 27 – Thanksgiving
Nov 30 – Baptism Service
Nov 30 – Boxes and Blankets for Juarez due


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.


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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