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January 4-10, 2015

In This Issue
Power of One
Women’s Precept Bible Study
Woman to Woman
Text Giving
Donation Bins
Info Sheets
Congregational Care



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New Sermon Series


Everyone loves a good story.  From the small child who wants to read stories before bed to the adult who looks forward to the newest installment of their favorite trilogy, stories have a way of capturing our hearts, minds, and imaginations in a way that nothing else can.

Maybe that is true because whether you recognize it or not, you have a story.  Your life, with all of its’ ups and downs, highs and lows, is an incredibly important and intricate story.  It’s a story that others need to hear and that isn’t quite done yet.  But more than that, your story is part of a much grander and greater story – The Story of God.  The moment God spoke creation into existence, he began telling a story – a story of love, loss, and ultimately abundant life. Although at times the Bible can seem overwhelming and a bit out dated, the truth is that the Bible is actually The Story of God – a story that is unlike all others and that helps make sense of and give meaning to our own story.


Join us over the next few weeks and months as we walk through the Biblical narrative and lose (and ultimately find) ourselves in The Story!  


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 = Celebrating the new year, with gifts for new life – donate grocery gift certificates, lotions, body sprays, journals, picture frames (for new moms) and/or pacifiers, baby bottles, rattles, teethers, infant toys, hooded towels, sleepers (for newborns).  These items will be given to Alternatives Pregnancy Center.
  • Memorize 1-Psalm 105:1-3
  • Reserve 1-Unplug for an hour each week
  • 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.


Women’s Precept Bible Study


Ladies, as both a reminder and invitation to join, our Precepts Bible Study will resume on Thursday, January 8th at 9:30 a.m.  We will continue our study of the Book of John.  This session takes us from chapters 7 thru 11.  We will explore Jesus’ ministry and delve into this teachings and character as the “Light of the World” and what that truly means to our personal relationship with the Lord.  Please join us.  If you’re new to our study, contact Cherry Shaler at 303-979-3635 for more details.


Woman to Woman


Woman to Woman starts up next week and we’d love for you to join us! The AM group meets Wednesday January 14th from 9:30-11am in the lower GP. The PM group meets Thursday Wednesday January 15th, 6-6:30pm for light dinner, 6:30 to 7:30pm for the study in the upper GP. For more information please contact Lisa Beatty at 303-478-3672.


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.  


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!

Info Sheets


Pick up a 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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