Church Picnic


Sunday July 27, 2014

This year’s Annual Church Picnic

will be Sunday, August 10, 2014 after

second service at Cub Lake in Bear Valley Springs.

Don’t miss this great time of fellowship, food & games!

Tri-tip will be provided – Bring a dessert to share and drinks for your family.

There will be a Live Band, Great Music, Games and Lots of Fun!

 Bring your blankets and/or chairs. We are still in need of a Kids’ Games Coordinator.

If you would like to help, please contact Craig Bauer at 822-1379.


Enjoy a slide show of 2010′s picnic below. We had a great time of fellowship enjoying great food, family games, and celebrating 20 years of ministry for the Walker Family. .

An Invitation…

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Our own Nathan Hiner graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity Please join in the celebration by coming to an Open House on August 9 from 1-5 pm 21651 San Gabriel Drive.  Drinks & hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Please RSVP to 661.565.5983.


Making Peace with Your Past for Men & Women

A new session begins on August 11, 2014

What is Making Peace with Your Past -  is a resource for men and women who grew up in a dysfunctional family to help discover and untangle the mysteries of why you are the way you are today. This is a 12-step Support group using a Christian adaptation of Alcoholics Anonymous’ to help each other gain awareness, understanding, emotional, psychological and spiritual support for dealing with uncovering and breaking the cycle of hurtful family experiences. This face-to-face group will support you with love and understanding and feedback as you work through various topics such as ‘discovering self esteem’ ‘perfectionism & procrastination’ ‘healing painful memories’ and ‘help for people who grew up too soon’ to name just a few.

The workbook will be available for purchase at the first meeting, cost is $20.00. Please make checks payable to COBC.

Country Oaks Baptist Church is the host church for this ministry. You do not have to be a member or attend COBC to participate. Meetings will be on Monday evenings beginning promptly at 6:00pm in Room 201 for the women; men will have their own group in Room 202.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please call the church office at 822-1379 to sign up now. Registration is based on a first come basis, we limit the class to 8-10 people and when the class is full the registration will close until the next available group date. The start date for this group will be Monday, August 11, 2014. This is a 13-week commitment so please sign up only if you are willing to commit to all 13 weeks.

If you still are hesitant to sign up or have additional questions, please call the church office for facilitator information. We will be happy to answer your questions and allay any fears. We will be happy to help you come to terms with the blessing of healing those hurts and creating a new direction for you and your loved ones.

Men’s Leader is Mike Boers and the Women’s Leader is Aleta Boers – 822-0170.

Adult Bible Fellowships on Sunday Mornings

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Name your ABF Contest!

We are trying to think of fun and catchy names for our ABFs on Sunday mornings – currently called boring names like “55+” or “All Ages/All Stages.” We’d love to hear your ideas!

Please write your ideas on a Connection Card & turn it in to the offering plate. (If you don’t see a name you submitted below, please turn it in again!)

Here’s the entries we’ve had so far:

ADY (Ain’t Dead Yet), Bereans, Bolder Olders, Country Saints, Eternity Seekers, Faith Fellowship, Golden Angels, Gospel Gleaners, Joint Heirs, King’s Koinonia, Lamplighters, Nourishing Gardens, Philippians 4:13, Scripture Searchers, Senior Disciples, Trustworthy Treasures, and XYZ’s (Xtra Years of Zest).

Our current study -

In May, all the ABF’s began a study of James and  1 2 3 John starting May 4. We will be using Scripture Press’ Disciples Bible Study Series.

Getting involved in an ABF will give you the opportunity to know others and will give others a chance to get to know you as you study God’s Word together.

Why should I get involved?

Country Oaks has become a large church and it is too easy to get “lost in the crowd.” Getting involved in a smaller group, like a Sunday morning Adult Bible Fellowship or a weekly Community Group or Bible Study will give you the opportunity to get to know others and will give others a chance to get to know you! You’ll be studying God’s Word as you develop meaningful relationships with others.

How do I choose the Sunday Morning Group that’s right for me?

It’s easy! Find the group where you feel you’ll best fit in for now. Currently our classes are based on age, but we are growing. We’ll be adding new groups that will be formed to meet the needs of Country Oaks’ people.

When and Where Do the Sunday Morning Fellowship Groups meet ?

Currently we meet Sunday mornings during each worship service. We gather out back, behind the main building in the 200 and 300 Building. There we’ll enjoy an hour of God’s Word, fellowship, food and coffee together.

9:00am – 10:15am

College Sunday School/20 somethings (Room 202)

30′s and 40′s and Up (Room 201)

30-50 (all welcome) (Room (302)

60 and Beyond (Room 301)

and All Children’s Sunday Schools & Junior High & High School Groups

10:30am -12:15pm

All Ages – All Stages ABF (Room 301)

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Please join us!

Senior Saints

Senior Saints Next Event Information

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner

On August 8, 2014 the Senior Saints will gather in the chapel at 6pm. The potluck theme is “Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner”  so bake, broil, grill, fry, or stir fry your domestic fowl and bring it along. Or if poultry preparation is not your area of expertise, bring a dessert to share with 8-10 people.

There is a CHANGE to the Senior Saints calendar.  September 12, 2014 will not be a trip; it will be Spuds Night.

ISO of a New Leader for Senior Saints

The Senior Saints are looking for a new person or couple to take over the Senior Saints Ministry. Alfonso and Herminia are willing to train you. Contact 661.972.5572.

About Senior Saints

The purpose of the Senior Saints Ministry is to provide an opportunity for all senior saints to come together to develop relationships through a God-glorifying, guided fellowship. We provide the opportunity through monthly gatherings where planned group activities are scheduled. These activities consist of game nights, movie nights, visits to points of interest, scripture moments, and outreach activities. When we meet locally, we always include potluck meals to share our favorite dishes.

The Senior Saints Ministry is a committee-run ministry that consists of very special individuals that have volunteered extra time to develop and organize annual fellowship activities. The committee coordinates all functions of the ministry and schedules and prepares monthly activity events for our gatherings.

I hope to see you at our monthly Senior Saints meetings. Join us as we continue to be doers of God’s will through friendships and relationships. If you have any questions, please give me a call.

Alfonso Hernandez,
Senior Saints Ministry Leader

Vacation Bible School at COBC 2014

Memories of VBS 2014

Vacation Bible School was at Country Oaks Baptist Church July 14-18, 2014

and we used Answers in Genesis International Spy Academy.

Vacation Bible School ran from 9:00am to Noon.

VBS Pre-registration Form 2014  –  VBS Volunteer Application

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This is what the kids will be covering VBS Week.

Title Bible Content Apologetics Scripture Verse
Day 1 Uncovering
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:20–39 ) False views of God bombard our kids daily. Agents will discover how to identify the true God of the Bible from counterfeit religions. Isaiah 45:5
Day 2 Finding
Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13–17 ) All other counterfeit religions deny that Jesus is God. Agents will find that Jesus is truly God, a member of the Trinity. Matthew 28:19
Day 3 Cracking
Moses and the Burning Bush (Exodus 3) All-powerful. Un-changing. Perfect. All-knowing. Agents will crack codes to learn more about the Great I AM! Exodus 3:14
Day 4 Collecting
Gospel Presentation (Genesis 1–3; Gospels) Can we actually have fellowship with God? Agents will collect clues to reveal the only way to the one true God is through His Son Jesus. John 3:16
Day 5 Hot on the
The Greatest Commandment (Mark 12:28–34 ) The one true God loves and cares for us unendingly. Agents will discover that God wants us to love Him and to share His love with others. Mark 12:30

Men’s Ministry Third Quarter IronWorks

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Our next quarterly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 16 from 7:30am to 10am in the chapel.

Score! Breakfast will be catered by Henry’s Café! Chow down on eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy and more — then feed your soul by listening a a message from the Word!

We want you there the whole time but it’s no biggie if you can just come for breakfast and then need to head out to your kids’ sporting events. Still come!

If you want to drop in later just for the talk, no worries.  Just come!