March 1, 2019 G Chat

 

Ash Wednesday, March 6th

5:30-6:30 UMW is providing a Simple Meal of Soup and bread before the Service in the Fellowship Hall

7:00pm Imposition of Ashes Service in the Sanctuary

No prayer meeting March 6, Ash Wednesday.

Good Friday – April 19th Good Friday Stations of the Cross, a self-guided experience in Christ’s journey, that will be offered at 11:30-1:00pm and 6-8:00 pm in the Worship Center.

Childcare Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Hospital.  Friday March 8th starting at 9am.  The goal is to raise $2500. 

Easter Hydrangeas $20 order soon.
 
Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!
     
10:10am:               Location
Eubanks                 Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship              Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational    After-School Room of Worship Ctr

Pastors Lisa’s Tuesday Bible Study started Tuesday, February 12th and goes through April 2nd at 10:15am in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your questions, bibles and let’s grow together! We will be reading Mark together, learning new things about our faith, Jesus, and one another! Please let the church office know you will be attending.

LUTHERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Thursday MARCH 7th
Outreach invites you to meet at the church at 9:30 to ride the church bus.  If you would like to go and/or provide one of the food items that we take, there are signup sheets in the narthex and the Worship Center.  Please consider joining us! Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com  or (770) 301-2577.

Another New Addition is almost here!  Your Child Care Center has almost completed the renovation of the front desk and office area to make it more functional.  New flooring was laid throughout the front area and hallways leading to classrooms.  We are thankful to Don Cobb, who lent his expertise as architect to draw and oversee the construction and installation required.  Kudos to Kristen and Destiney for working out of temporary office space. Meet in the Middle on March 31st will also be Open House to see the CCCC completion of Remodeling. All are welcome to check out the new lobby.

DISCOVERY WEEKEND & UNIFIED WORSHIP MARCH 22-24th
Discovery Weekend spiritual formation retreat will take place again this spring at Cokes Chapel UMC! March 22-24 will be a time for middle school youth to grow in relationship with God & one another as they are led by high school youth and adults.  Purchase your T-shirt for the UNIFIED WORSHIP at 10:00 a.m.
 
Now Enrolling and Hiring!
Cokes Chapel Childcare Center is a Christian based childcare.  Our programs are designed to develop the “whole” child while learning through Christ with Joy and Love! Contact Director Kristin McCoy,kmccoy@cokeschapelchildcare.com
 
We offer Another way to join in Prayer!  The Prayer Line is an email prayer chain.  We send you prayer requests and updates and ask that you pray over them.  It averages one or two per week.  If you would like to receive the prayer emails, please fill out the tear-out request and put it in the offering plate or send a request to office@cokeschapel.org
 
BACKPACK BUDDIES COLLECTION
Each week Backpack Buddies of Coweta distributes over 600 meal bags each week to Coweta County school children who need food for the weekends.  In these bags they pack over 600 Chef Boyardee meals.

During March, Cokes Chapel will be collecting items to help stock the shelves.  Please purchase one, or more, Chef Boyardee Variety Packs of 12 microwaveable bowls.  These can be purchased at BJ’s and Sam’s for about $10 each.

Please place your donations in the narthex or WC.  If you prefer to make a monetary donation for this project, please designate it for Backpack Buddies.

 

Easter Egg Hunt 
Donations Needed
:
Since we’re blessed to serve so many families in our Childcare Center, we’re collecting items early this year to make sure we have PLENTY of eggs for what’s sure to be our most exciting Egg Hunt ever!
Please Donate by March 28th:
·                 Wrapped Candy or Small Prizes (NO Nuts Please)
·                 Empty Plastic Eggs (Standard or Large Sized)
Please drop items at the church office, or in the bins in the Sanctuary narthex, or Contemporary Worship Center entrance between now and March 28th.  

EGG Stuffers Needed:
Please meet on Sunday, March 31st to STUFF EASTER EGGS for the hunt! 10:10 – 10:50a.m.

This will be also be our first MEET IN THE MIDDLE gathering and EVERYONE is encouraged to attend!  Gather at 10:10-10:50 am in the Childcare Center After-school Room. Refreshments will be provided!
 


Camp Cards are here! $5 each
– Support a Scout! Get one for yourself AND Purchase one for a CCCC Teacher! See Lara or Jim McCarthy. We have the discount cards with $20 in snap-off coupons!! AND additional discounts to use for the rest of 2019. (Camp Cards directly support scouts wanting to earn money to attend summer camp) email Lara at blrnycstl@earthlink.net if you need some.
 
Sunday Morning Offerings Vision Action Team Update!
This team has taken to heart the vision for us to unify our church. We have prayed and dreamed together, seeking ways to build relationships across the worship services.  We will have occasional unified gatherings that will have either a worship, study, or service, component.  Our faith and desire to grow together is seated in our faith in Jesus Christ. 
 
Watch for Alerts for the congregation to upcoming unifying EVENTS at 10:10am Sundays, we are calling it “Meet in the Middle”.  A notice for these events will be highlighted by this logo.

Some questions you may have:
           
What is Meet in the Middle?
The purpose is to respond to God’s call to be a unified church in heart and in relationship with God and one another.
 
What happens when we Meet in the Middle?
We may have worship, service, or stud, events and it will be a time we are encouraged to meet members we don’t know.
It will be a time of celebration and fun – for when 2 or more are gathered….
 
How will this Meet in the Middle happen?
When we host an event, Sunday School classes are asked to forgo class that day, with the broader purpose of being a community gathered together in unity. Each may make accommodations as to how they will participate.
 
Why should I take part in Meet in the Middle?
You are uniquely you!  You bring your faith, gifts, graces to the community, and together we all are stronger, more able to do God’s work.  Your presence reflects your heart to be faithful to God’s call to be a unified body of Christ for the world to witness.
 
We will try to use 5th Sundays as part of our initiative for Unifying the church.  Some of our Unity with a Purpose gatherings will be on these “extra” Sundays in the year.
 
Our First Meet in the Middle will be Sunday, March 31.  We are asking everyone to come to the Worship Center/After School Room at 10:10 to help stuff over 3,000 eggs for our upcoming Easter Soc hop and hunt.  Classes that usually offer snacks and goodies are asked to bring them to the After-School room where we will meet.  Coffee will be provided!  Come, let’s get stuffed and have some fun preparing for our outreach to the community on Easter.  Please contact Pastor Lisa if you have questions and see the information in the bulletin about donations of eggs and candy.
 
In closing:
The Vision Action Team requests that each leader to pray for this unified opportunity.  Then, inform your work area, encouraging participation for our unity events and worship.  Our prayer is that we will Invite, love, and open, hearts to the movement of the Holy Spirit upon our vision work that it might lift us and point us all to the heart of God’s intentions for our community.
 
Thank you and God bless each of you!
Peace,
Pastor Lisa
 
 
 

 
 
Copyright © 2019 Cokes Chapel UMC, All rights reserved.


February 21, 2019 G Chat

 
Pastors Lisa’s Tuesday Bible Study started on Tuesday, February 12th and runs through April 2nd at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your questions, bibles and let’s grow together! We will be reading Mark together,  learning new things about our faith, Jesus, and one another! Please let the church office know you will be attending.

LUTHERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Thursday MARCH 7th
Outreach invites you to meet at the church at 9:30 to ride the church bus.  If you would like to go and/or provide one of the food items that we take, there are signup sheets in the narthex and the Worship Center.  Please consider joining us! Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com  or (770) 301-2577.

Getting to Know You, Getting to get all about You! Praying for our Missionaries is important. Visit their website for latest news & ministry needs:
·         The Houles in Thailand
davidandallieinthailand.blogspot.com
·         The Haddens in Pine Ridge, SD
http://haddenjourney.com/pyate/
·         The Stotler’s are on sabbatical
 
Another New Addition is almost here!  Your Child Care Center has almost completed their renovation of the front desk and office area to make it more functional.  New flooring was laid throughout the front area and hallways leading to classrooms.  We are thankful to Don Cobb, who lent his expertise as architect to draw and oversee the construction and installation required.  Kudos to Kristen and Destiney for working out of temporary office space!  Look for an Open House Announcement soon!

DISCOVERY WEEKEND MARCH 22-24th  
We are excited to announce the Discovery Weekend spiritual formation retreat will take place again this spring at Cokes Chapel UMC! March 22-24 will be a time for middle school youth to grow in relationship with God & one another as they are led by high school youth and adults. See bulletin insert for more information.
 
Now Enrolling and Hiring!
Cokes Chapel Childcare Center is a
Christian based childcare. Our programs are designed to develop the “whole” child while learning through Christ with Joy and Love! Contact Director Kristin McCoy,
kmccoy@cokeschapelchildcare.com
 
 
From Gail Stone, Office Manager:  Dear Cokes Chapel Family:  Thank you in so many ways for your prayers, love, cards, phone calls, & generosity in allowing me the time off from work. The offers of food and assistance were much appreciated.  All of it helped in my recovery.  A special thank you to Pastor Lisa, Brenda Hanes, Lara McCarthy, and Velda Graydon, along with all those that stepped up to help in my absence.  I love & appreciate all of you.  With affection.  Gail
 

Ash Wednesday, March 6th
5:30-6:30 UMW is providing a Simple Meal of Soup and bread before the Service in the Fellowship Hall,
7:00pm Imposition of Ashes Service in the Sanctuary

Good Friday – April 19th Self-Guided Stations of the Cross Join us as we prepare our spirit for the joy of Easter Morning. Two times available more information to come. 
Cokes Chapel is a Praying Church

 
   

If You are Unable to meet and pray on Wednesday’s…
 

We offer Another way to join in Prayer! The Prayer Line is an email prayer chain. We send you prayer requests and updates and ask that you pray over them. It averages one or two per week. If you would like to receive the prayer emails, please fill out the tear-out request and put in the offering plate or send a request to office@cokeschapel.org

 

Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!
     
10:10am:               Location
Eubanks                 Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship              Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational    After-School Room of Worship Ctr
 

 

Upcoming Week of Feb. 24 March 3

Sun.                    9:00am        Worship Service, Sanctuary

                          10:00am        Sunday School (All ages)

                          11:00am        Worship, *WC

                           12:00pm       Childcare Outreach *WC

                NO YOUTH GROUP DUE TO WINTER BREAK

Mon.                 10:30am        UMW Mtg., *FH

                          12:45pm        Staff Meeting *FH

                            3:00pm        Sunday Morning Worship mtg., *FH

                            7:00pm        Choir Practice, Sanctuary

Tues.                   8:00am        Mater Christi School, *YH

                            9:00am        Old Goats, Chick-fil-A

                          10:15am        Pastor’s Bible Study, *FH
         6:30 pm        Cub Scout Pack Mtg, *WC

Wed.                 10:30am        Jubilee Singers, Newnan Nursing & Rehab.

                            5:30pm        Prayer Mtg., *FH

                            7:00pm        Church Council Mtg.,  *FH

Thurs.                 8:00am        Mater Christi School, *YH

                          10:00am        Outreach Ministry

                            7:00pm        Boy Scouts, *FH

Fri.                      8:00am        Mater Christi School, *YH

Fri – Sat.            6pm-6pm      First-Aid Boy scouts, *YH & WC

Fri – Sun.          8am-3pm      WOMEN’S RETREAT

Sun.                   9:00am        Worship Service, Sanctuary

                          10:00am        Sunday School, (All ages)

                          11:00am        Worship Service, *WC

                          12:15pm        Trustee Meeting, *FH

                            5:00pm        Youth Group, *YH

*Location:  (WC) Worship Center, (YH) Youth House, (FH) Fellowship Hall,  Pavilion, (ASR) After-school Room, Sanctuary, Eubanks Room
 



February 15, 2019 G Chat

Update on our Vision Action teams:   Action Teams have been meeting to flesh out areas that our study groups discerned:
 
Childcare Action Team to develop and implement plans for: intentional outreach including youth programs w/CCC children that adults will join; Prayer Team to expand the prayer to include congregational involvement; and adult volunteers with our Child Care Center. Teams are already working!
 
Sunday Morning Action Plan  to Unify our church through worship; additional Bible Studies; and expanded prayer opportunities.
 
In the Combined Worship area, we have been mindful of the potential impact of combining these distinct services. It has become clear that BOTH services are important to the Cokes family.  As one member observed, we are not called to diminish, but to expand ways to offer Christ to others.
God desires that we act as one body, Unified! Though distinctly different, we are one church. Our unified heart for proclaiming the Gospel, while honoring our uniqueness will reveal new strengths to serve Christ together. Pass on the Good News!  Both 9 and 11 o’clock worship services will continue, with occasional combined services due to special events.

Join us for this time of action and real blessing:
Childcare Outreach Action TeamSunday, February 24, 12:15p, Worship Center
 
Sunday Morning Offering Action Team, Monday, February 25, 3:00p, Fellowship Hall
 
Sunday, March 10, 12:15pm,  Unified Action Team Meeting: both Childcare and Sunday Morning Offerings Action teams will meet as one group to report and gain your support for directions God is leading us.  Please join us!
 
  
Pastors Lisa’s Tuesday Bible Study starts Tuesday, February 12th through April 2nd at 10:15am in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your questions, bibles and let’s grow together! We will be reading Mark together,  learning new things about our faith, Jesus, and one another! Please let the church office know you will be attending.


UMC GENERAL CONFERENCE, February 23-26
Theme is “God is Able”
We encourage you to be in prayer for the United Methodist Church. Pray for open hearts that will allow an honorable, respectful, loving conversation between all opinions.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to direct all decisions and let us trust in the Lord for an outcome that is pleasing to God. For details visit www.ngumc.org
 
LUTHERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Thursday MARCH 7th
Outreach invites you to meet at the church at 9:30 to ride the church bus.  If you would like to go and/or provide one of the food items that we take, there are signup sheets in the narthex and the Worship Center.  Please consider joining us! Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com  or (770) 301-2577.


Getting to Know You, Getting to get all about You! Praying for our Missionaries is important. Visit their website for latest news & ministry needs:
·         The Houles in Thailand
davidandallieinthailand.blogspot.com
·         The Haddens in Pine Ridge, SD
http://haddenjourney.com/pyate/
·         The Stotler’s are on sabbatical
 

…now for our first Unified
 Worship March 24 !
 
 
DISCOVERY WEEKEND MARCH 22-24th  
We are excited to announce the Discovery Weekend spiritual formation retreat will take place again this spring at Cokes Chapel UMC! March 22-24 will be a time for middle school youth to grow in relationship with God & one another as they are led by high school youth and adults. During the weekend the youth will have an opportunity to get to know the love of God & the love of the church on a whole new level through engaging worship, inspiring talks, & life-changing small group time.  This year we will have a special emphasis on serving others as we partner with Bridging the Gap to engage in serving our community on the Saturday morning of the retreat.

Last year during the Discovery Weekend the Cokes Chapel family united in a remarkable way to show God’s love to our young people. Your generosity amazed the youth as you gave so freely of your time and resources to offer this opportunity for them! We have no doubt that you will rise to the occasion again this year!
 
Contact Kim Reindl at (kreindl@cokeschapel.org or (404) 388-4292 to volunteer as a leader, help with meals/snacks, prepare for worship, serve on the prayer team, or simply serve wherever there is a need.  We are all very excited to see what God will bring forth during our time together! Mark your calendar for March 22-24 and plan to be part of this amazing event!
 
 
Now Enrolling and Hiring!
Cokes Chapel Childcare Center is a
Christian based childcare. Our programs are designed to develop the “whole” child while learning through Christ with Joy and Love! Contact Director Kristin McCoy,
kmccoy@cokeschapelchildcare.com
 
 
From Gail Stone, Office Manager:  Dear Cokes Chapel Family:  Thank you in so many ways for your prayers, love, cards, phone calls, & generosity in allowing me the time off from work. The offers of food and assistance were much appreciated.  All of it helped in my recovery.  A special thank you to Pastor Lisa, Brenda Hanes, Lara McCarthy, and Velda Graydon, along with all those that stepped up to help in my absence.  I love & appreciate all of you.  With affection.  Gail
 
Ash Wednesday, March 6th
5:30-6:30 UMW is providing a Simple Meal of Soup and bread before the Service in the Fellowship Hall,
7:00pm Imposition of Ashes Service in the Sanctuary

Good Friday – April 19th Self-Guided Stations of the Cross Join us as we prepare our spirit for the joy of Easter Morning. Two times available more information to come. 

Cokes Chapel is a Praying Church!


If You are Unable to meet and pray on Wednesday’s…
 

We offer Another way to join in Prayer! The Prayer Line is an email prayer chain. We send you prayer requests and updates and ask that you pray over them. It averages one or two per week. If you would like to receive the prayer emails, please fill out the tear-out request and put in the offering plate or send a request to office@cokeschapel.org

Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!
     
10:10am:               Location
Eubanks                 Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship              Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational    After-School Room of Worship Ctr



February 8, 2019 G Chat

Now Enrolling and Hiring! Cokes Chapel Childcare Center is a Christian based childcare. Our programs are designed to develop the “whole” child while learning through Christ with Joy and Love!

Getting to Know You, Getting to get all about You! Praying for our Missionaries is important. Visit their website for latest news & ministry needs:
· The Houles in Thailand
davidandallieinthailand.blogspot.com
· The Haddens in Pine Ridge, SD
http://haddenjourney.com/pyate/
· The Stotler’s are on sabbatical

Pastors Lisa’s Tuesday Bible Study starts Tuesday, Feb. 12 thru April 2. 10:15am, (FH) Come bring your questions, bibles and let’s grow together! We will be reading Mark together, learning new things about our faith, Jesus, and one another! Please let the church office know you will be attending.

Special General Conference, February 23-26,
The theme is “God is Able.”
We encourage you to be in prayer for our church, the United Methodist Church. Pray for open hearts that will allow an honorable, respectful, loving conversation between all opinions. Pray for the Holy Spirit to direct all decisions and let us trust in the Lord for an outcome that is pleasing to God.
For more details visit www.ngumc.org

Take the Intervene Challenge
A one-day training in Suicide Intervention coming to Newnan, Tuesday March 26, 2019 9am to 3:30pm at Newnan First UMC. Register at: InterveneChallenge.com

Ash Wednesday Service, March 6th at 7:00pm.
A light supper to be offered before the Ash Wednesday service.

Good Friday – April 19th Self-Guided Stations of the Cross Join us as we prepare our spirit for the joy of Easter Morning. Two times available more information to come.

Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!

10:10am: Location
Eubanks Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational After-School Room of Worship Ctr

Another way to Pray! The Prayer Line is an email prayer chain. We send you prayer requests and updates and ask that you pray over them. It averages one or two per week. If you would like to receive the prayer emails, please fill out the tear-out request and put in the offering plate or send a request to office@cokeschapel.org or just reply to this email! You can always reply with suggestions or prayer requests as well. We would LOVE to hear from YOU!
Upcoming Week of Feb. 10 to 16

Sun. 9:00am Scout Sunday Worship Sanctuary
10:00am Sunday School (All ages)
11:00am Worship Service *WC
12:10pm Childcare Outreach Action Team *WC
Mon. 12:45pm Staff Mtg
3:00pm Sunday Offering Action Team *FH
7:00pm Cub Scout Parents meeting *FH
7:00pm Choir Practice Sanctuary
Tues. 8:00am Mater Christi School *YH
9:00am Old Goats Chick-fil-a Thomas Crossroads
10:15am Pastor’s Bible Study *FH
Wed. 10:30am Jubilee Singers, Newnan Hospital Nursing Rehab.
5:30pm Prayer Mtg. *FH
7:00pm CCCC Board Mtg. *WC
Thurs. 8:00am Mater Christi School *YH
7:00pm Boy Scouts *FH
Fri. 8:00am Mater Christi School *YH
6:00pm Boy Scouts training *FH & Pavilion

*Location: (WC) Worship Center, (YH) Youth House, (FH) Fellowship Hall, Pavilion, (ASR) After-school Room, Sanctuary, Eubanks Room

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G Chat January 25, 2019

VALENTINE DINNER– Saturday February 9th, 6pm 
Plan now to bring your buddy, honey, or special friend to our Annual Valentine’s Dinner Chef Craig will be preparing a delicious meal of salad, grilled pork chops, mushrooms on the side, baked potato bar, green beans, rolls, and homemade desserts and entertainment! All profits will go to support our missionaries, the Haddens, the Houles, and the Stotlers.  Reaching around the world for Christ! Tickets are on sale for $ 10.00 per person NOW!  Get yours today!
 
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS SOME LOVE! We are restocking for the New Year.  Any or all items will be appreciated. Please drop off your donated groceries to the Fellowship Hall Kitchen.  Thank You from the UMW. Your caring makes a difference in our neighbors’ daily life! 

Here is a SUGGESTED Shopping List. This list will feed a Family of Four for approximately 3 to 4 days!
 
16 oz. Bag Spaghetti                10 oz. Can Soup
16 oz. Bag Egg Noodles          5 oz.  Can Tuna or Can Meat
26 oz. Jarred Spaghetti Sauce 1 bx   Cereal/Oatmeal regular size
15 oz. Can Corn                       16 oz. Bag Rice
15 oz. Can Green Beans         16 oz. Bag Dry Beans
15 oz. Can of other Vegetable   1 bx  Fruit Cups any variety
16 oz. Boxed Crackers               7 oz. Box Macaroni & Cheese
1 ea. Small or medium Peanut Butter & Jelly
 
LADIES LUNCH BUNCH
February 21, 2019 at Barnstormers.  We will take the church bus and leave the church at 10:45 am!  All ladies are invited!
  
Women’s Retreat Invitation
March 1-3, 2019 Cokes Chapel women are invited to join Harmony Grove UMC Women’s Retreat, at the Methodist retreat center Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
Pastor Lisa will lead us in a series on Peace, Locating God in our Daily Lives. Time for learning, growing, relaxing, fellowship, and tools to take home to invite more peace into your life.  We will have a great time! Reservations are limited. Questions?  Call Lisa Dempsey (770) 598-5066 or retreat coordinator Kathy Davis at kandjdavis325@gmail.com.  See purple folder for application and info. in Narthex or WC. Deadline is Jan 27.
 
BACKPACK BUDDIES—January 30  This Wednesday!
Outreach will be at their packing center January 30th!  Sign-up in the Narthex and in the Worship Center.  Questions?  Contact Betsy Bagley Everyone welcome!
 
Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!      
10:10am:                     Location
Eubanks                      Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship                   Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational         After- School Room of Worship Center

We are very excited that Remodeling has begun in our Childcare Center Lobby! Please take extra care when parking or trying to gain access to the building. Construction continues through February. Thank you to Don Cobb for guiding us through this process!
 
End of Year Giving Statements are Available: Check the Narthex or Worship Center table. Please pick yours up today!
 

Jan. 30, 4-6pm One Roof Annual Public Meeting,

253 Temple Avenue Newnan GA 30265



January 18, 2019 G Chat

VALENTINE DINNER
Saturday February 9th, 6pm 
Plan now to bring your buddy, honey, or special friend to our Annual Valentine’s Dinner Chef Craig will be preparing a delicious meal of salad, grilled pork chops, mushrooms on the side, baked potato bar, green beans, rolls, and homemade desserts and entertainment! All profits will go to support our missionaries, the Haddens, the Houles, and the Stotlers.  Reaching around the world for Christ! Tickets are on sale for $ 10.00 per person NOW!  Get yours today!
 
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS SOME LOVE! We are restocking in the New Year.  Any or all items will be appreciated. Please drop off your donated groceries to the Fellowship Hall Kitchen.  Thank You from the UMW. Your caring makes a difference in our neighbors’ daily life! 

Here is a SUGGESTED Shopping List. This list will feed a Family of Four for approximately 3 to 4 days!
 
16 oz. Bag Spaghetti                     10 oz. Can Soup
16 oz. Bag Egg Noodles                5 oz.   Can Tuna/Meat
26 oz. Jarred Spaghetti Sauce      1 box Cereal/Oatmeal
15 oz. Can Corn                            16 oz. Bag Rice
15 oz. Can Green Beans               16 oz. Bag Dry Beans
15 oz. Can of other Vegetable        1 box  Fruit Cups any variety
16 oz. Boxed Crackers                    7 oz.   Box Macaroni & Cheese
1 ea. Small or medium Peanut Butter & Jelly
 
Church office will be closed on Monday 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

LADIES LUNCH BUNCH
February 21, 2019 at Barnstormers.  We will take the church bus and leave the church at 10:45 am!  All ladies are invited!
 
End of Year Giving Statements now Available: Check the Narthex or Worship Center table
Please pick yours up today!
 
WOMEN’S RETREAT INVITATION
March 1-3, 2019 Cokes Chapel women are invited to join Harmony Grove UMC Women’s Retreat, at the Methodist retreat center Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.

Pastor Lisa will lead us in a series on Peace, Locating God in our Daily Lives. Time for learning, growing, relaxing, fellowship, and tools to take home to invite more peace into your life.  We will have a great time! Reservations are limited. Questions?  Call Lisa Dempsey (770) 598-5066 or retreat coordinator Kathy Davis at kandjdavis325@gmail.com.  See purple folder for application and info. in Narthex or WC. Deadline is Jan 27.
 
WARNER ROBBINS FIELD TRIP— Monday, January 21  Visit the Aviation Museum with a group of others interested.  Leave from the church at 9am. Sign up in the Narthex!

BACKPACK BUDDIES—January 30  Outreach will be at their packing center January 30th!  Sign-up in the Narthex and in the Worship Center.  Questions?  Contact Betsy Bagley Everyone welcome!
 
Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!      
10:10am:                   Location
Eubanks                    Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship                 Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational       After- School Room of
                                  Worship Center
 



 



January 11, 2019 G Chat

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ.

Current Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
Eubanks                                    Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship                                 Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational                       After School Room of WC
 
WARNER ROBBINS FIELD TRIP
Visit the Aviation Museum Jan. 21. Leave from the church at 9am.
 
BACKPACK BUDDIES Outreach will be at their packing center January 30th!  Look for the sign-up sheets in the Narthex and in the Worship Center and sign up today.  Everyone welcome!
 
VALENTINE MEAL 
Plan now to bring your buddy, honey or special friend to our Annual Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 9. Chef Craig will be preparing a delicious meal of salad, grilled pork chops, mushrooms on the side, baked potato bar, green beans, rolls and homemade desserts.  All profits will go to support our missionaries, the Haddens, the Houles and the Stotlers.  Reaching around the world for Christ! Tickets will go on sale for $ 10.00 per person this Sunday, January 13.
 
OPERATION SHOE BOX
Cokes Chapel collected 47 shoe boxes from the congregation. They were delivered to Operation Christmas Child.  Thank you to all who contributed to this meaningful ministry!

GET INVOLVED!!
Childcare Outreach Action Team meetings: 
Sundays, 12:15, Worship Center 
Jan 13, Jan. 27; Feb 10; Feb. 24,

Sunday Morning Offering Action Team meetings:
Mondays, 3:00, Fellowship Hall
Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25

On March 10, 12:15   both Childcare Action and Sunday morning Offerings Action to meet together in the Worship Center



PRAYER LISTS



Women’s Retreat Invitation
March 1-3, 2019

Peace

Locating God in our Daily Lives

 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. John 14: 27

 

Jesus promises to give us peace.  We also know that at times it is difficult to find peace or maintain it.  The news of the day unsettles us, the call from the doctor alarms us, the day to day challenges of navigating life can make us feel frayed and at odds with this promise.

 

During our retreat, we will: explore what Jesus intends for us through this promise; talk about some of the barriers we encounter in maintaining peace; and finally, practice ways to increase our peace on a daily basis.  There will be time for you to rest, visit local shops and embrace peace!

 

Harmony Grove UMC Women in Lilburn, GA invited Pastor Lisa to lead this retreat at Lake Junaluska. We will be in the newly renovated Lambuth Inn.  Lisa served as Associate Pastor at Harmony Grove for five years. The Harmony Grove women  extend the invitation to our Cokes Chapel women to join in this special time apart.

 

I know Cokes Chapel women will enjoy the beautiful mountain setting and the wonderful women of Harmony Grove.  I know they will delight in getting to know you also! 

I look forward to discoveries in God’s Word, good fellowship  and renewal in our walk in Christ.   God has good in store for us!

Peace,

Lisa

 

To assure your place, make reservations now. Deadline is January 27.  Reservation forms available at the church office and in the narthex/information table.



 
 



January 4, 2019 G Chat



SUNDAY SCHOOL – CLASSES RESUMING

Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ.
Current Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
Eubanks                         Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship                      Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational           After School Room of WC
 
UPCOMING: RECOLLECTION STUDY Work Groups
Meeting times: Outreach planning group January 13th 12:15pm
Worship planning group:  January 14th  3:00pm
 
WOMEN’S RETREAT Invitation – March 1-3, 2019
Cokes Chapel women are invited to join Harmony Grove UMC Women’s Retreat, at Methodist retreat
center Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Reservations are limited, so make yours now.  Questions?  Call Lisa Dempsey (770) 598-5066 or retreat coordinator Kathy Davis at kandjdavis325@gmail.com.  Deadline is Jan 27.  
 
COWETA COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS program delivers meals to elderly homebound people in need. We have had a Cokes Chapel Meals on Wheels team composed of 10 to 12 members since 2008. Our team delivers the prepared meals to clients on one of the routes each Friday. Each person on our team is only needed to deliver about one Friday per month. We need 2 or 3 new team members, please consider joining us as we serve the elderly of our community.  You will make a difference in their lives, and you will also receive a blessing! Interested? Contact Betsy Bagley (770) 301-2577 or ebbagley@gmail.com
 













WHAT IS EPIPHANY?
  Epiphany, the end of the Christmas season is 12 days after Christmas. It comes from a Greek word meaning show or reveal.  Epiphany, which can be celebrated with festivities and gift exchanges, is often called Twelfth Night. Gift giving in some cultures extends throughout the 12 days of Christmas; elsewhere, gift giving is limited to January 5 or 6 (or December 24-25). In Western churches, Epiphany celebrates the coming of the magi.  Adapted from umcdiscipleship.org
 



December 28, 2018 G Chat




CHURCH OFFICE

The Church Office is closed until January 3. Blessed Christmas and beginnings to a wonderful New Year!

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES RESUMING
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ.

Current Sunday School Class*     
          Locations at 10:10am:
Eubanks                                         
           Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship                                       
          Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational                             
           After School Room of CWC
 
UPCOMING:
Recollection Study Work Groups
Meeting times: Outreach planning group January 13th 12:15pm
Worship planning group:  January 14th  3:00pm
 
WOMEN’S RETREAT
Invitation – March 1-3, 2019
Cokes Chapel women are invited to join Harmony Grove UMC Women’s Retreat, at Methodist retreat
center Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Contact Pastor Lisa!
  



COWETA COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS
This program delivers meals to elderly homebound people in need. We have had a Cokes Chapel Meals on Wheels team composed of 10 to 12 members since 2008. Our team delivers the prepared meals to clients on one of the routes each Friday. Each person on our team is only needed to deliver about one Friday per month. Please consider joining our team as we serve the elderly of our community.  You will make a difference in their lives, and you will also receive a blessing! If you are interested, or would like more information, contact Betsy Bagley.(770)301-2577 or ebbagley@gmail.com

 



December 14, 2018 G Chat

Christmas Cantata
Dec. 16th, Sunday in the Sanctuary
4:45 pm Special music, followed by the Christmas Cantata
 “We’re Glad You Came”  Join our youth and go Christmas caroling after the Cantata!
 
Dec. 23rd, 4th Sunday of Advent, Worship
9:00am in the Sanctuary and 11:00am in the Worship Center


Candlelight Worship
Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve

7:00pm in the Worship Center and
9:00pm in the Sanctuary

Dec. 30th One Worship Service
9:00am in the Sanctuary

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS IN THE NARTHEX

Pick up your Christmas Cards from your Cokes Chapel Family in the Narthex mailboxes!
 
OUT OF OFFICE
Our Office administrator, Gail Stone had surgery this past Wed., and will be out of the office for a period of time recovering. The office will be open by appointment for Pastor Lisa. Should you have a need for access to the office, contact Pastor Lisa or Larry Huckaby.

COWETA COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS program delivers meals to elderly homebound people in need. We have had a Cokes Chapel Meals on Wheels team composed of 10 to 12 members since 2008. Our team delivers the prepared meals to clients on one of the routes each Friday. Each person on our team is only needed to deliver about one Friday per month. Please consider joining our team as we serve the elderly of our community.  You will make a difference in their lives, and you will also receive a blessing! If you are interested, or would like more information, contact Betsy Bagley.(770)301-2577 or ebbagley@gmail.com.

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? In keeping with this thought, we are offering “Gold Boxes” for you to pick up and pray about. You are invited to return your “Gold Box” during the hymn following the Advent reading and place it in the manger. Your church thanks each of you for your generous giving all year round.  If you have a small child or grandchild, please allow them to take part in this sweet remembrance by placing their gift in the Manger for Jesus.
 

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
 
Our new crèche is placed & lit each evening on the front lawn of the Sanctuary.  Enjoy our new tradition and thank you to the combined efforts of church members and our Boy Scouts!