December 7 2018 G Chat

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?  Our new crèche is placed & lit on the front lawn of the Sanctuary.  We are starting a tradition of gathering to sing, pray and offer the love of Christ to all who drive past Cokes. This year-long project was a combined effort of some of our church members and our Boy Scouts!


 A GIFT FOR JESUS
We enjoy giving to those we love at Christmas!  Have you ever thought about what you might give to Jesus in honor of His birth? Of all the gifts we shop for, this can be one of our most joyful actions – giving to Christ.
 
In keeping with this thought, we are offering “Gold Boxes” for you to pick up and pray about. Your giving to Christ’s church will help us end our year strong.  You are invited to return your “Gold Box” during the hymn following the Advent reading. If you have a small child or grandchild, please allow them to take part in this sweet remembrance.
 
Your church thanks each of you for your generous giving all year round.  A Gold Box gift is a way for all of us to say thank you to God, a way of acknowledging God’s gift of Jesus Christ for us.
 
Pick up your Gold box and return it with your gift inside during Christmas season.
 
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE  Thank you for your support of the Angel Trees.  The gifts are due by Dec. 9th.  The families that will receive your generous gifts will know of God’s love through you.
 
ANGEL TREE PARTY To complete the circle, Cokes is hosting a Christmas Party for the Angel tree families on Saturday, Dec. 15th at 2:00pm.  The children will be entertained in the Worship Center and parents will drive around and pick up gifts while the children play.
 
Would you like to help with sugar cookies to decorate? With other refreshment or with serving? Contact Jackie Simpson at (770) 856-6092 or Betsy Bagley ebbagley@gmail.com.
 
Card from Cokes Chapel Childcare Center:  Dear Cokes Church Family.  Thank you so much for helping with our Thankful Breakfast ©.  It is great to have such support behind the scenes.  We know we can always count on y’all to help out when we need you.  Thanks.

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE -PROGRAM
Sunday, December 9th from 3-5:00pm
Contact Kristin McCoy at (770) 253-6414 or email kmccoy@cokeschapelchildcare.com
 

WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING   All are invited! 
Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm,
Fellowship Hall
 
 
You Are Invited! Wanda Moore opens her home to the women of Cokes Chapel each year for the Christmas holidays. On Thursday  Dec. 13th at 11:30am bring a covered dish or dessert to share.  All women of the church are encouraged to join in the fun & fellowship.  Don’t forget to bring a friend! Questions? Contact Wanda at (770) 253-5921.
 
 
MORE DECEMBER HAPPENINGS
Sunday, Dec. 16, 5:00pm, Christmas Cantata in the Sanctuary- Special music begins at 4:45 pm.
 
All ages welcome.  Join the youth to go Christmas caroling right after the Cantata.
 
Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
 7:00pm in the Worship Center
 9:00pm in the Sanctuary
 
Sunday, Dec. 30, 9:00am, One Worship Service, Sanctuary
 
QUILT OF VALOR Congratulations to Howard Jones on his presentation of a Quilt of Valor, pieced and quilted by Jo Dennin.  We appreciate his service to our country.
 
The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
 
If you wish to know more about Quilts of Valor or submit a name, you may call (404-790-4831, or go to their website at www.qovf.org or contact our local chapter at cowetacountyquiltsofvalor@gmail.com to learn more.

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