2021 Winter through Summer 2-Week classes will be offered fully online
The question each weekend at COSSO is, How can we keep from singing? When you are sitting in the Centrum (chapel) each weekend during worship and we sing a hymn or the Choir sings an anthem, everything changes. The music reverberates through the room and touches our souls in a way that nothing else can. Maybe it’s the way our voices blend during the singing, or maybe it’s the way the Choir’s voices touch our souls, or maybe it’s the way the organ or piano music reaches deep inside us reminding us of the sacredness of worship, and maybe it’s the reminder that we are in the presence of the Holy One who called us into ministry in the first place. Whatever it is and if music touches you in a way that nothing else can, then you are invited to join the COSSO Choir. There are no auditions, just a love for music. This is an opportunity to sing because you love to sing, and to learn something about music at the same time.
The Choir meets every Saturday on course weekends to rehearse songs for the Saturday Eucharist and Graduation services. If you are still apprehensive or have any questions, please talk to our music director, Lori Douglas Weaver or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and join the COSSO Choir group on Populi. Otherwise, we will see you at the next Choir rehearsal.
"LIVING INTO THE HOPE OF CREATION" (MAR 8, 2019)
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It is with overwhelming sadness that we share the news of the death of the Rev. Dr. John Wallace. He passed away in his sleep Sunday night. As you would know, Dr. Wallace is the father of Grace Wallace, our COS coordinator. Please keep Grace and her family in your prayers.
Dr. Wallace was a retired United Methodist elder in West Ohio, and deeply committed to the theological education of local pastors. He enjoyed teaching in COS and was planning to teach COS 524 “Theological Reflection: Practice of Ministry” in our summer 2-week term. Regretfully we have had to cancel the class.
We will greatly miss Dr. John Wallace’s prayerful presence, his transformative teaching, and his passionate commitment and activism for social justice. In many ways, his commitment echoed the words of the late civil rights leader, Rep. John R. Lewis, who recently wrote, “Answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you believe” (NYTimes, July 30, 2020).
We will keep you informed of any future arrangements (updated: information about the Zoom service on Saturday is included in the obituary, posted here). In the meantime, you may get Grace's address on the Populi dashboard to send condolences.
Rebeka Maples, Director of Spiritual Formation
Joon-Sik Park, Director of the Course of Study School of Ohio