Author: Daniel Russo

Daniel Russo is a lifelong New Yorker and currently resides in Albany, New York. He currently works as the Manager of Business Operations at Parent to Parent of NYS. He previously worked at the Empire Center for Public Policy managing their operations. Daniel obtained an undergraduate degree in American History from the State University of New York at Albany in 2013. He then received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy in 2017. He is a second generation member of the Church of God and was baptized in 2009. While he enjoys traveling and meeting brethren in various groups, his home congregation of 25+ years is an independent Westchester, New York congregation. Daniel founded the Church of God Network in October 2018 after developing the initial concept during the 2017 Feast of Tabernacles.
12 May 2022

1 Year Anniversary of the COG Fellowship Events Program

Happy anniversary to CGN’s COG Fellowship Events program! The purpose of the COG Fellowship Events program is to help facilitate face-to-face connection between brethren from across the Church of God. The program awards micro-grants to individuals and Church congregations to help sponsor fellowship events that are open to brethren from all Church of God organizations. […]

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11 May 2022

New Within Your Gates grantee announced!

A key component to building community is having an attitude of service toward that community. Whether it’s within the Church of God or those in our local neighborhoods, it’s important we come together to love and serve others. Within Your Gates is a grant program designed to promote, facilitate, and fund work parties. The work […]

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09 May 2022

New Congregation Map Features!

The CGN congregation map now has several new features! The first of which is a “Visit Website” link on each congregation’s map point (see image on right). This button will open up a new browser tab and take you to that Church organization’s website. The second new feature is the addition of several new radius […]

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03 May 2022

COG Fellowship Events Grantee Follow-up

One of our biggest desires is to help facilitate face-to-face connection between brethren from across the Church of God. The COG Fellowship Events program awards micro-grants to individuals and Church congregations to help sponsor fellowship events that are open to brethren from all Church of God organizations. Back in March, CGN awarded a COG Fellowship […]

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27 Apr 2022

Debbie Bensinger Becomes New Within Your Gates Program Manager

We are thrilled to announce that Debbie Bensinger is joining the CGN team as the new program manager for the Within Your Gates program! Seth Forrestier (program founder) will remain involved to consult and continue to share his personal network with CGN. Debbie Bensinger (née Roemer) is third-generation raising a fourth generation in the Church […]

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22 Apr 2022

Happy Last Day of Unleavened Bread!

Exodus 34:18 “You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out from Egypt.”

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15 Apr 2022

Happy First Day of Unleavened Bread!

I Corinthians 5:7-8 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and […]

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14 Apr 2022

Have a Meaningful Passover

Luke 22:15-20 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take […]

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