June 4 2020

Coolwater Christian Church is continuing to live stream only our Sunday morning worship service.


Sunday Morning Live

June 7, 2020




Opening Song   “Ancient Words”


Prayers of the People


A Special Moment for Our Graduates


Special Music – Kevin


Scripture – Acts 2:43-47, Hebrews 12:1-3


Sermon - “Balcony People”


Communion Song  “For the Bread, Which You Have Broken”  #411 Chalice Hymnal

For the bread, which you have broken, for the wine, which you have poured, for the words, which you have spoken, now we give you thanks, O Lord.




Stewardship Moment


“Go Now in Peace”

Our service can be viewed live at 10AM on Facebook/coolwaterchurch


A Message from Pastor Rick Gates

June 3, 2020

Reaching Out and Opening Up!


Reaching Out

Some of our people at Coolwater are building a prayer wall.  This effort is being led by Sonya Tinault. When she proposed this idea, I thought it sounded wonderful.  The idea is to have a place on our church grounds to write prayers and messages.  This would be for our members, the people in our “community” and the people who drive by each day.  It is a place to pull over and write a prayer, jot a note, or leave a message. In these tumultuous times, this prayer wall offers a gift to people of our congregation and all around us.  The prayer wall gives an opportunity for people to offer prayers, lift up thoughts, express feelings, share hopes and dreams, and voice frustrations and struggles.  It gives people an outlet for expression.


We are considering putting this prayer wall close to our church sign on Dynamite.  There is safe space at that location to pull on to our church property and be safely off Dynamite Road.  Sonya and her team are working on details to further this project along.  What a wonderful gift and way of reaching out to others!


Opening Up!?

When will our church open again for worship on Sunday morning?  That is a question on the minds of many people.  We need to be ready first.  I have been reading about plans, guides, opinions, expectations and possibilities to achieve that goal from a variety of churches, denominations and agencies.  In conversation with our church leadership there will be two significant pieces to that will be coming soon for Coolwater.   The first is a survey for you to complete about re-opening our church.  This survey will give you an opportunity to share your thoughts and give us information about steps we need to consider for reopening on Sunday mornings.  The other idea is a “Town Hall” format on an online platform such as Zoom.  Dick Huggins suggested this idea.  This will allow real-time conversation and discussion about this important step for Coolwater.  We want to give opportunities for you to share your thoughts because we are the church together.

Blessings to All!

Pastor Rick


Our Coolwater Nominating Committee


Good Day Everyone,


I want to let you know that our nominating committee for leadership positions for 2020-2021 has been formed and is meeting.


The committee members are:

Chris Bonta

Diane Foley

Susan Foster

Iliana Rowhani

Renee Ryan

Susan Viher


The committee will be selecting and recruiting members for our leadership positions. Individuals selected will be presented to our Board to be approved. The list of nominees will then be presented to the congregation for their approval.


I want to strongly encourage all of you to consider serving Coolwater in one of our positions. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the committee members to talk about your interest. Your expressed interest will be invaluable to the committee in their work. The committee members can let you know of the positions available.


People often ask themselves “Am I qualified?”. My answer to that is, ‘the most important qualification is the strong desire to be of service to Coolwater’. Everything else will fall into place. You will be supported.


For those who are presently serving, and for those who will be serving in this upcoming year, I want to sincerely say “Thank You!”. We are all needed; all of us can contribute in many ways.


Dick Huggins



June's Offerings for Foothills Food Bank:
Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Canned Tuna

Please consider bringing your donation to the church office during office hours:  
Tuesdays (9-2), Wednesdays (9-2), and Thursdays (9-2)


Please read our Weekly Newsletter for the most current information. If you are not receiving the newsletter and would like to, please email admin@coolwaterchurch.org and ask Karen Blue to add your email address.


Thanks to all who are joining us on Facebook Live each Sunday! Coolwater will continue to live stream our worship services each Sunday at 10AM. Go to facebook.com/coolwaterchurch to view the live stream. The recorded live post is also available on this website under our LIVE STREAM button.




When it comes to technology, all of us want things that just work!  We have activated the mobile device giving platform built into our existing giving provider Clover Give. Easy, convenient and secure giving is now available at any time and anywhere through your mobile device!

The Church by MinistryOne app features the PURPLE LOGO seen on the left

To get started with mobile giving, download the Church by MinistryOne app. On the opening screen do a quick search for Coolwater. This will designate Coolwater as the recipient of your gift. After a one-time personal profile setup which includes personal and banking information, you can quickly and easily set up and process your donation. Gifts can set up to be a one-time donation or a recurring donation. Clover Give with the integrated MinistryOne feature offers secure data protection.


Church Office Hours:

Tuesday-Thursday 9AM to 2PM

Telephone: 480-585-5554


Please contact directly the groups and organizations that meet at Coolwater for any changes in their meeting times:

Desert Outpouring

The Desert Outpouring nesting church is NOT presently holding in-person worship services.

Angela 480-338-4865

The AA meetings on Mondays at 4PM IS continuing to meet at the church at this time. Please contact  mitch@hotelheadhunter.com for confirmation.

The AA meetings on Wednesday evenings are NOT presently meeting in-person. They are meeting online.


Youn Wha United Martial Arts has suspended their training class at the church. Please contact John for additional information.

John 602-363-0946

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