Worship


Gather

on Sunday mornings at 10 am for worship and weekly communion. Services are offered in-person and on Zoom.

Find your place

COS holds two 10am worship services: a standard English service and a Global English service. We also offer age-appropriate worship services for children 2 1⁄2 years old – 2nd grade, and nursery.

Participate

in worship through our liturgy. All church members are also invited to read scripture, lead our prayers, play an instrument or sing, help lead age-appropriate worship services for our children, be a liturgical dancer, or serve as liturgist. For more information, contact Maria Stapert, Worship Coordinator.

Fellowship


Gather

outside of worship to be encouraged on your faith journey.

Find your place

COS offers:

  • Interest Groups Get to know other members of our church family and ponder what it means to be faithful while pursuing a passion together.
  • Care & Support Groups – Alzheimer and Dementia Care Givers, Trauma Healing, LGBTQ+, and more.
  • Households – Want to connect with other families in a similar life stage? Are you a college student who wants to be enfolded by other church members? There is a household for you.

Participate

To learn more about Interest Groups, contact Annette Ediger, Minister of Faith Formation. To learn more about Care & Support Groups and Households, contact Ben Videtich, Congregational Life Coordinator.

Ministries


Gather

to be challenged and nurtured.

Find your place

COS offers:

  • Sunday School for pre-school – adults (Oct. – May)
  • High School Youth Group
  • Middle School Youth Group (Wednesday Night Live)
  • Wednesday Night Clubs (Kids Club, Boys Club & Girls Club, & Book Club for adults)
  • Thursday Morning Bible Study
  • Wednesday Morning Prayer Group
  • Summer VBS
  • And More!

Participate

To learn more about ministries at COS, contact Annette Ediger, Minister of Faith Formation, or Jolanda Howe, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Service


Gather

to serve.

Find your place

We believe that each of us is called to serve God by seeking out his intentions for us as parents, spouses, students, neighbors, architects, doctors, business people, etc. In addition, God calls on us to care for and serve our neighbors across the street and across the globe. You are invited to use your gifts in service to God both inside the church (e.g. volunteer in children’s ministry, serve on a committee, make meals for new parents or sick members, etc.) and outside of the church (e.g. volunteer to hand out food at the monthly mobile food pantry, teach ESL, tutor a refugee, encourage and support our 12+ missionaries who are serving around the world, etc.)

Participate

To learn where your gifts could be used to serve others, contact Lori Wiersma, Church Administrator.


Learn More

COS is a member of the Christian Reformed Church—a small but global denomination. While we recognize that opinions and perspectives vary widely not only within our congregation but across our denomination, we are grateful to be part of a denomination that believes in the Lordship of Christ over every inch of creation. We pray for humility and wisdom as together we seek to reclaim, redeem, and re-form every inch so that it more accurately reflects God’s vision for his Kingdom.

Hallmarks of COS:

  • Deeply concerned about justice for:
    • Immigrants
    • The earth
    • Marginalized people groups
  • Liturgical, participatory worship
  • Weekly communion
  • Intentionality in art, architecture, music

Leadership at COS is provided by:

  • Co-Pastors Karen Campbell and Andrew Mead
  • Members of the church who are elcted to serve on Council as elders (approx. 14 elders) and deacons (approx. 8)
  • Staff (8 full-time, approx. 7 part-time)
  • Committees, Teams, and Volunteers

Leadership at COS has often been described as “flat.”* COS values the study, training, and insights of pastors and staff, but also leans heavily into the “priesthood of all believers,” trusting that God’s spirit is alive and working in the hearts and minds of all who love Him. In other words, pastors, council members, and staff might discern the Spirit’s leading and set the direction for COS, but it is the committees and volunteers who often decide if and how we get there.

*Interesting fact: when COS first began meeting, there was considerable debate over whether the pastor should have a raised platform to stand on while preaching. The concern was that a raised platform might inadvertently send the message that the pastor was “above” everyone else. For practical reasons, a raised platform was eventually provided.