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Summer Schedule Begins:

Starting Sunday, June 18, 2017 the Worship Service will begin at 10:00 am. There will be no Sunday School Classes until the all.

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Coila Church Fourth Reformation Night – Held Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. This third Sunday focused on Soli Deo Gloria, “Glory to God Alone.”

 

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reformationCoila Church’s Fourth Reformation Night:
Sunday, March 25th at 6:30 p.m., Coila Church will present the last of the four “Reformation” Nights. These evenings are in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and consists of a four-Sunday event this month that focuses on what it means to be “reformed.” This ecumenical event features a time of corporate worship, prayer, confession, and a message from area pastors and guest speakers on key themes and figures of the Reformation.
This fourth Sunday will focus on Soli Deo Gloria, “Glory to God Alone.”The speaker will be Rev. Bryan Fitzgerald. Bryan Fitzgerald is the Associate Pastor of the Argyle Presbyterian Church, he is a native of Greenville, SC and a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis. He and his wife, Corinne, live in Greenwich with Owen (4 years old) and Lily (2 years old) and their dog, Bandit. While living in St. Louis, Bryan developed affection for the St. Louis Cardinals and gooey butter cake. His favorite band is Needtobreath.
Organist will be Joyce Durkee, organist at the Argyle Presbyterian Church and prayer will be offered by John Iseman.
A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

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Coila Church Third Reformation Night – Held Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. This third Sunday focused on Solus Christus, “Christ Only”.

Coila Church will present the third of four “Reformation” Nights. These evenings are in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and consists of a four-Sunday event this month that focuses on what it means to be “reformed.” This ecumenical event features a time of corporate worship, prayer, confession, and a message from area pastors and guest speakers on key themes and figures of the Reformation.
This third Sunday will focus on Solus Christus, “Christ Only”. The message will be the priority of Jesus Christ in both faith and history. The Scriptures and the testimony of the Church over the centuries is that Jesus is the beloved Son, with authority from God the Father to be Savior and Lord of all through the power of the Holy Spirit. Rev. Harris will explore the meaning of this central Christian doctrine for our hearts and lives and shared history today.
Rev. Rupert “Bo” Harris is the guest speaker for this third night. Rev. Harris retired in 2006 and moved to Cambridge. He is a member of Albany Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Ordained in 1962, Rev. Harris has served congregations in Colorado, Oregon, Scotland, New Jersey, and New York. He is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and Colgate Rochester Divinity School. He and his wife, Janice, have three children and three grandchildren. He enjoys birding, biking, hiking, and singing.
Organist will be Karen Orlemann, former church organist at the Coila Church, and Rev. Sandy Spaulding, pastor of Bottskill Baptist Church will be offering the prayer.
A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

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Rev. Steve McLean Spoke at Coila Church on Sunday Night, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. This second Sunday focused on ‘Sola Fide’ (Faith alone) and ‘Sola Gratia’ (Grace alone).” 

Coila Church  presented the second of four “Reformation” Nights. These evenings are in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and consists of a four-Sunday event this month that focuses on what it means to be “reformed.” This ecumenical event features a time of corporate worship, prayer, confession, and a message from area pastors and guest speakers on key themes and figures of the Reformation.
This second Sunday will focus “On what basis are we saved? In other words, how will God judge us? Will it be on the basis of our obedience to God’s commands? Or, on the strength of our religious convictions? Or, on the extent of our religious activities? Or, on our relative goodness as compared to others? This question was a perplexing one for Martin Luther, one of the key leaders of the Protestant Reformation. On this second of our “Reformation Nights” we will be examining Luther and the other reformers’ answer to this question which can be summarized in the Reformation phrases ‘Sola Fide’ (Faith alone) and ‘Sola Gratia’ (Grace alone).” 
The guest speaker for this second night is Rev. Steve McLean, Pastor of the Argyle Presbyterian Church. Steve is a graduate of the University of Delaware and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan which makes him an expert on grace and faith. Steve and his wife, Kim, have lived in Argyle for 30 years.” 
Organist will be Karen Orlemann, former church organist at the Coila Church, and Rev. Charles Bailey, former pastor of Fort Miller Reformed Church and father of Peter Bailey, pastor of Coila, will be offering the prayer.
A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service

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Sunday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m., Coila Church presented the first of four “Reformation” Nights. This first Sunday focused on scripture and what “scripture alone” means.

These evenings are in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and consists of a four-Sunday event this month that focuses on what it means to be “reformed.” This ecumenical event features a time of corporate worship, prayer, confession, and a message from area pastors and guest speakers on key themes and figures of the Reformation.
This first Sunday will focus on scripture and what “scripture alone” means. The phrase sola scriptura is from the Latin: sola having the idea of “alone,” “ground,” “base,” and the word scriptura meaning “writings”—referring to the Scriptures. Sola scriptura means that Scripture alone is authoritative for the faith and practice of the Christian. The Bible is complete, authoritative, and true. Our speaker will focus on scripture alone. 
The guest speaker for this first night is Rev. George Orlemann. Rev Orlemann was Pastor of the Coila Church for 42 years, retiring in 2012. He attended Gordon-Conwell Seminary graduating in 1970 and began as pastor of Coila. Following his retirement, Rev. Orlemann continues to live in Cambridge with his wife, Karen, and worships at Argyle Presbyterian Church.
Organist will be Joyce Durkee from Argyle Presbyterian Church and Pastor Andrew Strickland from Whiteside Church will be offering the prayer.
A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

3/12 – The basis of salvation: Sola Fide (Faith alone), Sola Gratia (Grace alone); Rev. Steve McLean of Argyle Presbyterian Church
3/19 – The merit of salvation: Solus Christus (Christ Alone); Rev. Bo Harris of Cambridge United Presbyterian
3/26 – The central motivation for salvation: Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God Alone)

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A “portrait” of Coila Church’s Pastor, Peter Bailey as seen through they eyes of area resident and author Jon Katz.

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PETER BAILEY CHOSEN AS NEW COILA PASTOR

On September 20th 2015, The Associate Congregation of Cambridge better known as the Coila Church voted to call Peter Bailey as our new full time pastor. As a Church we have trusted that God would guide and direct our efforts as we searched for the right man to fill this position

Peter Bailey is a Washington County native, having grown up in the hamlet of Fort Miller. He is a 1992 graduate of Schuylerville High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College (Chicago) and Master of Divinity at Bethel Seminary (St. Paul). Peter is married to his high school sweetheart Jennifer and they have three daughters: Mara (15), Eden (13) and Anna (9) as well as a dog three cats and chickens. Jennifer is a kindergarten teacher at Argyle Central School where their daughters attend.

Among a love for preaching and teaching God’s Word, Peter enjoys playing guitar & piano. In the winter, he can be found skiing at Willard and West Mountain or snowshoeing with his wife.

Peter has served as Senior Pastor at Fort Miller Reformed Church and in an associate role at Argyle Presbyterian Church. Both he and his wife have served as Young Life leaders for over a decade. He is the founder of Upstate Jail Ministries and continues to serve as its President. IMG_7630 - Copy

There is a spirit of excitement and anticipation in the air at Coila and a feeling that God is at work among the people of Cambridge in a fresh way. “My family and I are very excited to serve at Coila and continue to minister in Washington County. We love it here!”

The Coila Church is a historic congregation with a rich heritage of faith that stretches back to 1785 with the current church building having served the community since 1834. During this long history, the CoilaChurch has had only 20 pastors. The church is located at 93 State Route 372, Cambridge, NY 12816.