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.

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. .

Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor Updates

Sunday, July 27, 2014 Announcement

Business MeetingSenior Pastor Recap - On April 6, 2014, Pastor Walker announced his desire to step down as Senior Pastor and assume a roll as Pastor Emeritus. On that date we began the process of appointing a Pulpit Committee. The Pulpit Committee performed their work and made their recommendation to the Elder Board. We concurred with their recommendation and announced that recommendation to COBC’s membership for consideration and voting. On July13, 2014 the COBC members who voted concurred with our recommendation by a vote of 93% approval.  After consideration of all the inputs and discussions, effective July 23, 2014, the Elder Board appointed Pastor Whitney as our new Senior Pastor.

Associate Pastor News - Our Church Constitution and Bylaws also requirecongregational input when hiring anyone to a pastoral position. This morning we would like to announce our recommendation to hire Nathan Hiner as an Associate Pastor. Nathan has been working here at COBC for nearly six years helping with Young Adult and Youth Ministries. He has completed his Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is ready to begin full time ministry in response to God’s call on his life.

Special Business Meeting - The Elders have called a Special Business Meeting on the evening of August 17, 2014 to hear from you again by ballot regarding hiring Nathan Hiner. If you are unavailable to participate by ballot on August 17, 2014 please drop by the church office to fill out an *Absentee Ballot. The results of the balloting will be announced the evening of August 17, 2014. We are excited about adding Nathan Hiner to our pastoral staff and we ask that you be in prayer for Nathan and Pastor Brent in these new roles here at COBC.

30 Days – According to the church bylaws, for 30 days the Board of Elders shall make known to the congregation the name of the pastoral candidate (Nathan Hiner). Should any member of COBC have reason based on fact as to why a candidate should not be appointed, the member should discuss the matter with the candidate according to Matthew 18:15-20. Bylaws are available in the church office.

*Absentee Ballots Summer is a busy time. Some of you will be traveling or on vacation when the vote for Associate Pastor is taken. Members may vote by absentee ballot. Ballots and the ballot box are now available in the church office and in the Worship Center on the following Sunday mornings: August 3, 10 & 17. Absentee ballots will be accepted in the church office through close of business on August 15, 2014.

Making Peace with Your Past for Men & Women

A new session begins on August 11, 2014

What is Making Peace with Your Past - It 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 5-7 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.

Making Peace with Your Past

Fall Schedule – August 11, 2014

Women Room 201/Men Room 202

* * Schedule subject to change based on weather * *

Date Time Unit
08/11/14 6:00 pm Monday

Introduction/Sign Covenant

08/18/14 6:00 pm Monday 1 – Discovering Self-Esteem
08/25/14 6:00 pm Monday 2 – Recognizing Compulsive Behavior
09/01/14 NO MEETING Labor Day
09/08/14 6:00 pm Monday 3 – Release From Shame
09/15/14 6:00 pm Monday 4 – Overcoming the Fear of Joy
09/22/14 6:00 pm Monday 5 – Help for People Who Grew Up Too Soon
09/29/14 6:00 pm Monday 6 – Perfectionism and Procrastination
10/06/14 6:00 pm Monday 7 – Healing Painful Memories
10/13/14 NO MEETING Columbus Day
10/20/14 6:00 pm Monday 8 – The Advantages of a Turbulent Past
10/27/14 6:00 pm Monday 9 – It’s OK to Be Yourself
11/03/14 6:00 pm Monday 10 – Forgiving the People Who Have Hurt You
 11/10/14 6:00 pm Monday 11 – Coming to Terms with the Blessing
11/17/14 6:00 pm Monday 12 – Reflection and Direction
11/24/14 6:00 pm Monday Closing Potluck


* Please come prepared with each unit completed for that week. * Remember to pray for the meetings and other participants daily.  Do not hesitate to call, email or text if you have anything come up that you want to talk about before the next meeting. If you are unable to attend any meeting, please call or text to let us know.

Aleta (h) 822-0170 (c) 373-7435 (text capable)

Jennifer (h) 822-5203 (c) 1-714-337-6105 (text capable)

Mike (h) 822-0170

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.


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

Men’s Ministry Third Quarter IronWorks

Iron Works for Men

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!

Grief Share


Grief Share starts new session on August 19, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Conference Room but you can join any time! Session 2 in 2014 goes from August 19 to December 1, 2014.

GriefShare normally meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm in the Conference Room at COBC. Find Help, Hope and Healing! Join any time. Please call 822-1379 to check on the schedule. Parking is available in the rear of the building. We look forward to your attendance as you heal from your grief. We love you!

No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process. It can make feeling optimistic about the future seem impossible. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

That’s one reason for Grief Share, a special support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. It’s a place where many people have found that they can begin putting their lives back together again.

Grief Share features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Sessions include:

  1. Living with Grief
  2. The Journey of Grief
  3. The Effects of Grief
  4. When Your Spouse Dies
  5. Your Family and Grief
  6. Why?
  7. The Uniqueness of Grief, Part 1
  8. The Uniqueness of Grief, Part 2
  9. God’s Prescription for Grief
  10. Stuck in Grief
  11. Top Twenty Lessons of Grief, Part 1
  12. Top Twenty Lessons of Grief, Part 2
  13. Heaven

Each session is “self-contained” so that you don’t feel obligated to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you attend.

Griefshare meets in the Conference Room at Country Oaks Baptist Church, Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm. For more information, call 822-1379.

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