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.
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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05 Apr 2022

CGN Networking Trip – East Texas

  CGN Board Member Chantelle West enjoys time fellowshipping with brethren from multiple different COG groups in East Texas! Thank you to all who made the event possible. Events like these are such a powerful way to build community in the Church of God.

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31 Mar 2022

New COG Fellowship Events grantee announced!

We are excited to announce our next COG Fellowship Events grantee: Leah Keim Leah, with the help of Hillary and Joe Egert and other brethren, will be hosting an informational/fellowship event for the local community on Sunday, April 3rd at Papa Bear’s Italian Restaurant in Canton, Ohio. The event will have two primary goals: 1) […]

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29 Mar 2022

New Educational & Business Development Grantee: Bupe Sakala

We’re excited to announce the next recipient of the Educational & Business Development grant program: Bupe Sakala. She is a member of the Living Church of God in Zambia. Bupe is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is one semester away from graduation and plans to use her grant to finish her Bachelor’s! […]

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