November 9, 2018 G Chat


COMBINED WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 9:00 AM CELEBRATION

We will celebrate our Stewardship Campaign and Recollection study this Sunday at 9:00 am in the Sanctuary.  This service will be full of music and celebrating our church family!  There will be a Covered Dish luncheon after so bring your sides that don’t need too much fuss and we’ll have plenty!  See you SUNDAY!

COKES CHILDCARE  FUND-RAISER
The childcare will have a fund raising “fun run” TODAY  Friday, Nov. 9th to benefit Cokes Childcare and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation collect. With your sponsorships, we will be able to provide each child with a t-shirt for participating.
 
THANKSGIVING FOR NEEDY
The Missions Team
is collecting donations to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to less fortunate families in the area.  We need your help!  Our Super Shopper team will begin collecting food with your monetary donations. You may donate funds to Larry or Caroline Huckaby, Betsy Bagley or Nancy Vermilyea.
  

ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS NOW
In honor of or in remembrance of a loved one.  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex and Worship Center.  The poinsettias are $10 each and need to be ordered no later than Sunday, Nov. 18th.  Make checks payable to the Cokes Chapel UMW.
 
WEEKLY RECOLLECTION UPDATE
Weekly “Recollection” Update, Week 7—This week we met together as a whole group one place at the same time.  Our focus for the week was “What is Our Vision?”  Throughout the week, folks were to read Scripture passages and reflect on God’s vision for their lives.  When we gathered as a whole group Sunday morning, everyone sat in class groups.  Each class brainstormed, based on what they had done together in the first six weeks, and came up with a vision statement for the church.  Each vision statement included three elements: 1) adjectives defining our congregation, 2) the group’s definition of Christian community, and 3) how our strengths and our calling as a congregation combine to form God’s vision for us.  Each class shared their statement and then we discussed the themes or commonalities among all the statements. 

The final vision statement created for the congregation, which seeks to honor what God has brought to our attention through the work of the classes, is as follows:  “Because we have identified ourselves to be generous, caring, and loving people of God, and because we believe that God’s call for us is to reach out to others in the community and beyond, we believe that God’s vision for the future of our congregation is for us to unite as God’s people through prayer, obedience, relationship, and humility, so that we may grow the Kingdom of God through proactive outreach that honors diversity and ministry that crosses societal boundaries.”
 

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