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Cowboy Church Worship Service
7:00 PM
The worship Service begins 7 pm, then our Fellowship time with cowboy goodies begins about 8 pm.
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Cowboy Church Worship Service
7:00 PM
The worship Service begins 7 pm, then our Fellowship time with cowboy goodies begins about 8 pm.
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  • Band Concert brings a whopper crowd!
  • The Ten Gallon Hat Cowboy Band draws a big crowd at our June2014 Concert and Potluck Dinner.
  • These gals know how to shoot from a galluping horse.
  • Jan Bradley rides again on the Spring Trail Ride in 2014.
  • Ready for a great day on the trail at the Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area.
  • Cowboys ready for the 2014 Spring Trail Ride.
  • The Kentucky Derby Tea was great fun! $200 was raised for the Cowboy Church Building Fund.
  • Ladies enjoying the Kentucky Derby Tea at the Victorian Country Inn, Love the Hats!
  • All the Sharp-Shooters at the First Annual Easter Peep Skeet at the Spencers'.
  • Pastor Dale shares with the Buckaroos and the Adults enjoy it too!
  • 2013 Fall Shoot Participants
  • Great Crowd at Band Appreciation Night
  • Everyone Welcome Mondays at 7 pm.
  • We know how to do Potluck Dinners!
  • Pastor Dale explains the Christian Cowboy Way.
  • The messages are biblical, about the Christian walk, and from the heart.
  • People of all ages enjoy Cowboy Church.
  • There is plenty of room for you. Come as you are!
  • Christian Cowboy music is what we love!
  • Our offerings are put in a pair of Cowboy boots.
  • Cowboys and Cowgirls of all ages love Cowboy Church.
  • A young Roy Rogers?
  • A chance to give your horse some arena experience before and after the worship service.
  • Cowboy Church is a family experience.
  • Sandy and her horse, Dixie.
  • "Best looking crowd ever!"
  • Crack shot, Mike Martin.
  • Wade Vandelicht shows the clay targets no mercy.
  • Our Spring Shoot at Riverhills.
  • The Ten Gallon Hat Cowboy Band plays in New Franklin, MO.
  • The Stick Pony Race at our Summer Cowboy Church Fun Show in Ashland.
  • Rick Gunier, former US Marine, flys the Colors at the Fun Show.
  • Hold your tongue just right and ride smooth.
  • Now I know why they call it a "Fun Show."
  • Mike McDow on his pretty pony.
  • Barb Spencer prepares the Cowboy Grub at the Fun Show.
  • Kids had a blast at the Fun Show.
  • Rick helps Joey ride his trusty steed.
  • We have Cowboy Church T-Shirts and Caps.
  • Picnicing at the Spring Trail Ride.
  • The Boy Scouts join us for worship at the Trail Ride.
  • Cowpokes are hungry after a 3 hour Trail Ride.
  • Fred and Jane Craig ride the Bennett Trail.
  • 35 riders participated in our Spring 2013 Trail Ride.
  • A beautiful day on the trail.
  • Mules like the trail too!
  • Pink ribbon on a pretty mare.
  • A day they will remember.
  • Patienty waiting for the service to end and the riding to begin.
  • Meeting in the arena at the Boone County Fairgrounds.
  • The Ten Gallon Hat Cowboy Band.
  • Marking our second year. Thanks, Jan Bradley, for the cake.
  • Ray Spencer brings his Chuck Wagon to Cowboy Church.
  • The Buckaroos enjoy Pastor Dale's Stories.
  • We dress warm in the winter and do just fine. Cowboys are tough!
  • Our musicians during our Sunday experiment.
  • Barb and Ray Spencer serve up the warm grub at the Chuck Wagon.
  • The kids named our Carpet Pony Prophet.
  • Some songs you just have to stand to sing.
  • A lot of bull.
  • Cowboys and Cowgirls are hungry to learn about the Lord and His Word.
  • Something poetic about Cowboys out on the range.
  • Tuning up and about ready to rock.
  • A Cowboy's Cathedral.

Many of the photos in our slideshow above were taken by Jan Bradley.  14 of the photos shown were by Jim Robertson, from the Boone Electric Cooperative and are being used by permission

Howdy Pardner

Our Monday November 10th Christian Cowboy Concert and Potluck Dinner was attended by 87 Cowboys and Cowgirls. It was a great night of fun and fellowship!

Our New Location, starting Monday night, November 3rd, at 7 pm: "The Discount Mattress Store" 7212  I-70 Drive SE. To get there, either take the Lake of the Woods Exit and get onto the South Service Road of I-70 and go east a mile, or take the Hwy Z-Centralia Exit, get onto the South Service Road for I-70 and go west one mile. We hope to see everyone there for our first Worship Service there!

 

Haley Schrimpf put on quite a Barrel Racing Demo October 27th, as the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church met for the last time in the Central Missouri Events Center.

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To see this week's Cowboy Church Newsletter, "The Round-Up", look at the Info Center tab above and then "Weekly Round-Up Newsletter".

 

 

We had a great day for our Trail Ride and Picnic at Pastor Dale's Ranch.  Thanks to all who attended and brought their horses and the wonderful food! (Photos by Jan Bradley)

 

 

The Fall Chuck Wagon Dinner Theater - 30 people attended at the Spencers' on Saturday October 18th.

 

Larry McDaniel, From the Coyote Hill Children's Home Spoke at the Cowboy Church Monday Night, Sept 22nd 

Larry McDaniel, and several of the staff from Coyote Hill Children's Home were with us Monday night, September 22nd.  Larry played his piano keyboard, with Wayne Walker on bass and Jerry Kilgore on guitar, then he told us about the Children's Home and their Horse Therapy Program.  Larry also provided a Horse/people interactive exercise during our Fellowship Time after the Worship Service. We had a great crowd of nearly 70 people and 10 horses at the service.

Fall Cowboy Church Trophy Shoots were Oct. 4th and 11th.

 The Five Stand Shoot was at Prairie Grove Saturday, October 4th at 10 am.  The Sporting Clays Shoot was also at Prairie Grove Saturday, October 11th..

 

The Five-Stand Winners were 1st - Butch Filkins, 2nd - John Egloff, 3rd - Jan Bradley, 4th - Ray Spencer.  It was a windy day and a challenging course, but all the participants had a great time!

Our Annual Fall Cowboy Church Sporting Clays Shoot was a great success. The winners of the contest were 1st - Wade Vandelicht, 2nd - Mike Martin, 3rd - Ray Spencer, 4th - Jerry Kilgore, and 5th -Jan Bradley. Congratulations to these sharp-shooters! Everyone had a fun time of shooting and fellowship! Thanks to Ray Spencer for organizing these Fall Shoots in successive weekends.

 

83 people enjoyed our worship service Monday night, June 23rd and then a great demonstration of horseback riding and pistol shooting.  Thanks to the Central Missouri Mounted Shooters for a great show!

 

 

 We welcome you every Monday night to our 7pm Worship Service at the Discount Mattress Store, 7212 I-70 Drive SE.  

You don't have to have a horse to attend the Cowboy Church.  This Cowboy Church is for anyone that has that independent American Cowboy Spirit and likes the idea of a laid-back, come as you are church, in a unique setting.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church
Mondays 7 pm - The Discount Mattress Outlet Store, 7212 I-70 Drive SE
Columbia , Missouri 65202
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Monthly Men's Breakfast at JJ's

All Men and their Guests are invited to our Monthly Men's Breakfast at JJ's Restaurant Saturday morning, November 8th at 9 AM.  JJ's is located on the Business Loop in Columbia, just across from the old Parkade Plaza.

Pastor Dale Speaking at Two Sunday Services

Pastor Dale Larison, of the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church, will be speaking at the Barrel Racing Contest Sunday, November 9th at 7:30 AM at the Central Missouri Events Center on the Fairgrounds in Columbia.  Then, that same morning, he will bring the message at the Crossroads Cowboy Church east of Kingdom City off I-70 at the Hwy A Exit and east of the South service road. You are welcome to join him at these services!

Fall Trail Ride and Picnic at Pastor Dale's Ranch

We had a great Trail Ride and Potluck Picnic Dinner Saturday, October 25th at Pastor Dale's Place in Audrain County. Thanks to all who brought their horses to ride and those who brought themsleves and the great food for our picnic.  See the photos to the left. 

Gateway Cowboy Church Spring Trail Ride and Picnic

Gateway Cowboy Church's Spring Trail Ride and Picnic was Saturday, May 17th, at the Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area.  28 Riders took the 2 1/2 hour ride on a beautiful day.  Thanks to Dave Binney for organizing this event and doing a great job with all the preparations!  Several other members of the Cowboy Church joined the group for the Picnic at the lakeside after the ride.  The Lord gave us a wonderful day! 

Cowboy Church Website

By September 15th, 2014 we had 46,164 people look at our Homepage for the Gateway to the High Country Cowboy Church! By November 6, 2014, we had 48,253 take a look! Praise the Lord! Thanks for dropping by our website!

A Tea at the Victorian Country Inn
This past Mother's Day Weekend (May 10,11) the Kentucky Derby Teas took place at the Spencers' Victorian Country Inn.  Mint Julip Tea and tiered trays of Savory Sweets were served. The $200 in profits raised from the Teas will go for the Gateway Cowboy Church Building Fund. Thanks to Barb Spencer for these fun events.
Peep Skeet April 19

The First Annual Peep Skeet was a great success.  Everyone that attended had a great time.  Thanks to Ray and Barb for all their work to make it a fun time for all. The photo above shows all the participants.

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