January 18, 2018 G Chat

COMBINED WORSHIP / PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR MISSIONS
Join us for our first Missions Fundraiser for our 3 missionaries families (Pancake breakfast at 9:00 am – bought your tickets yet?) $ 5 per adult and $ 2 per child. There will be a combined worship at 10:30 am to follow.  Come support our missionaries!

2017 GIVING STATEMENTS are now available for pick up and will be made available in 9 and 11 o’clock information table.   During the week, they will be available at the office during office hours. Save us a stamp, pick yours up today! Reply to this email if you’d like your copy emailed.

GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY:
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ. Interested in taking part in a short study/small-group? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Opportunities for Study
Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
o Eubanks: Front room of Sanctuary
o Evans: Cafeteria of CWC
o Fellowship: Fellowship Hall across street
o “New Class”: Choir room behind Sanctuary
o Intergenerational: After School Room of CWC

VALENTINE BANQUET
Missions sponsored Valentine’s Banquet on February 10, 2018 – Tickets are $10 each. More information to follow!

PRAYER TEAM
Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room in the Sanctuary.

CHILDCARE AID FUND – Our Childcare Center needs contributions to our Financial Aid Fund. This fund helps our parents defray some of the costs of daycare for their children. You may give cash, checks or credit card contributions at the Childcare Center. Thank you so much for helping with this important ministry.

FOOD PANTRY WAS VERY LOW ON FOOD ITEMS!
You are so responsive to our request! Our pantry is looking so much better and ready for giving.  
 
DISTRICT TRAINING EVENT – Jan. 28, ALL Clergy and Committee Chairs: Make plans to go or send a representative from your committee to attend this training event where workshops will be offered for: SPR, Finance, Trustees, Church Council, One Board Structure, UMCOR & Disaster Response, Church Security, Faith Sharing, Safe Sanctuary training, and a mission project for children. Sign up with the church office so we may take the church bus.

When: Sunday, January 28th
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Location: LaGrange First United Methodist Church
401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240

NATIVITY SCENE? Cliff Seyler and Thom McCague are working on pulling a group of talented individuals together to create our own Nativity Scene for next Christmas. Anyone interested please contact Cliff at cliffcfc@yahoo.com or Thom at thommc49@gmail.com.

WISHING WELL:  Drop your change in the Wishing Well in the CWC and Narthex to help support our Missionary Families!

LENTEN SERIES:  “Some Things Never Change… or Can They? “. Yes, our nature as humans will always be fraught with the marks of sin.  God’s message of constant redemption within the struggle is always present, but do we hear it, respond to it?  Old stories, new lives: by the grace of God – We can change! 
Join us on Ash Wednesday for a special evening service on Feb. 14,  and then Sundays, Feb.  18 through March 18.

OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE: Do you have a story about God speaking to you, directing you forward?  One of the best ways to encourage one another in faith is to share the stories of God at work in our lives.  You are invited to share a story of God “speaking” into your life, directing decisions, closing or opening paths, …

I am seeking several folks to tell their experience of hearing from God during this series.  Are you one? Contact me, Pastor Lisa, at 770-598-5066 or ldempsey@cokeschapel.org right away!

 

 



January 10, 2018 G Chat

 

Growing Scripturally and Spiritually Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ.  Interested in taking part in a short study/small-group?  Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Opportunities for Study
Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:

  • Eubanks-Front room of Sanctuary
  • Evans-Cafeteria of CWC
  • Fellowship-Fellowship Hall across street
  • “New Class”-Choir room behind Sanctuary
  • Intergenerational-After School Room of CWC

PRAYER MEETING Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room in the Sanctuary.

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE IS NOW AT FULL CAPACITY! Thank You! Please keep Kristin McCoy, the staff, and children in your prayers! Contact at (770) 253-6414 or  email:Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE CENTER AID FUND Our Childcare Center needs contributions to our Financial Aid Fund.  This fund helps our parents defray some of the costs of daycare for their children.  You may give cash, checks or credit card contributions at the Childcare Center.  Thank you so much for helping with this important ministry.
 

FOOD PANTRY IS VERY LOW ON FOOD ITEMS!  STAPLES NEEDED:

1 box spaghetti noodles                    16oz bag egg noodles

26oz spaghetti sauce                         15oz can corn

15oz can green beans                        15oz can if ANY other vegetable

16oz box of crackers                         10oz can soup

1 box cereal                                         5oz can tuna or ANY canned meat

16oz bag rice                                       16oz pork & beans

7oz macaroni & cheese                    1 small jar peanut butter or jelly

mixed fruit, peaches, pears 

UMCOR EARLY RESPONSE TRAINING  Want to help when natural disasters hit our neighbors? Take training that will allow you to truly assist! 

The North Georgia Conference will offer a slate of UMCOR ERT and Spiritual and Emotional Care training Jan. 20th. (alternate dates and locations online) Additional site-specific details will be communicated following registration.   January 20 – Cornerstone UMC 8:30 to 4 pm Cost is $10 payable at the door and includes training material. Register athttps://www.eiseverywhere.com/307215

Help your church be better prepared for disaster response ministry in your community and around the state and region. For more information, contact Rev. Scott Parrish, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, at scott.parrish@ngumc.net .

District Training Event – Jan. 28, ALL Clergy and Committee Chairs: Make plans to go or send a representative from your committee to attend this training event where workshops will be offered for SPR, Finance, Trustees, Church Council, One Board Structure, UMCOR & Disaster Response, Church Security, Faith Sharing, Safe Sanctuary training, and a mission project for children.   Sign up with the church office so we may take the church bus.

When:  Sunday, January 28th  Time:  3:00-5:00 pm  Location:  LaGrange First United Methodist Church – 401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA  30240

Youth Delegates Needed for 2018 Annual Conference June 24 The LaGrange District must provide 4 youth, ages 14-18, to serve as delegates to Annual Conference, June 12-14, 2018.  Applications are now available from the District Office or on the Children/Youth page of the district website (www.ngumc.org/lagr).  Deadline for submission is January 19 and must include a recommendation from the pastor.  The district will cover hotel expenses for delegates selected.

Nativity Scene? Cliff Seyler and Thom McCague are working on pulling a group of talented individuals together to create our own Nativity Scene for next Christmas.  Anyone interested please contact Cliff at cliffcfc@yahoo.com or Thom at thommc49@gmail.com



G Chat January 3, 2018

GROWING SCRIPTURALLY & SPIRITUALLY 

Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ.  Taking part in small group studies is a great way to grow and make friends. Interested in taking part in a short study/group?  Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:

  • Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am
    • Eubanks-Front room of Sanctuary
    • Evans-Cafeteria of CWC
    • Fellowship-Fellowship Hall across street
    • “New Class”-Choir room behind Sanctuary
    • Intergenerational-After School Room of CWC

 NEW SERMON SERIES – HEARING GOD

Join us as we explore some of the many occasions when God has spoken.  From Old Testament to New Testament, to today; lives are directed & changed, and the Kingdom of God is coming near.  Learning from these stories of theophany, God speaking, so we too can respond to God’s Voice.  Sunday’s Jan. 7, 14, & 21.

January 7th Epiphany of the Lord “What Gifts Can We Offer?”  Matthew 2: 1-12

The wise men brought out of their bounty and out of a sure knowledge that they would encounter a Magnificent Revelation that deserved worship and gifts.  Learning to listen and follow – not only to the call forward but beyond, as we move past the “Holy Moment” that God has brought us to. The Gift of Listening to God.

PRAYER MEETING

Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE IS NOW at FULL CAPACITY!

Thank You! Please keep Kristin McCoy, the staff, and children in your prayers! Contact at (770) 253-6414 or email: email:  Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com

OUR PANTRY IS VERY LOW ON FOOD ITEMS!  STAPLES NEEDED:

1 box spaghetti noodles          16oz bag egg noodles

26oz spaghetti sauce                15oz can corn

15oz can green beans                15oz can if ANY other vegetable

16oz box of crackers                 10oz can soup

1 box cereal                                   5oz can tuna or ANY canned meat

16oz bag rice                                16oz pork & beans

7oz macaroni & cheese            1 small jar peanut butter or jelly

mixed fruit, peaches, pears

 

MAKING 2018 GREAT!

All 2018 Committee Chairs must turn in plans/schedules for meetings in 2018 ASAP.  Please check with the church office or the church calendar at www.cokeschapel.org/calendar before finalizing any dates with your teams.

DISTRICT TRAINING EVENT 

ALL Clergy and Committee Chairs: Make plans to go or send a representative from your committee to attend this training event where workshops will be offered for SPR Committee, Finance Committee, Trustees, Church Council, One Board Structure, UMCOR & Disaster Response, Church Security, Faith Sharing, Safe Sanctuary training and a mission project for children.   Contact the church office so we may take the church bus.

When:  Sunday, January 28th

Time:  3:00-5:00pm

Location:  LaGrange First United Methodist Church

401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA  30240

YOUTH DELEGATES NEEDED FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The LaGrange District must provide 4 youth, ages 14-18, to serve as delegates to Annual Conference, June 12-14, 2018.  Applications are now available from the District Office or on the Children/Youth page of the district website (www.ngumc.org/lagr).  Deadline for submission is January 19 and must include a recommendation from the pastor.  The district will cover hotel expense for delegates selected.


G Chat December 9, 2017

ANGEL TREE – Gifts for Children in Need Our Angel Trees are due back to church this Sunday, the 10th. Questions – contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com.

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE PROGRAM  A BIG Thanks for the support! Because of the weather, we postponed the program from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.  Here are a few more needs:
• Help with Decorating the CWC THIS SUNDAY after 11:00 am Worship!
• Assisting at activity stations on Sunday, Dec. 10th 3-4:30 pm
 
CHRISTMAS LUNCH BUNCH – Dec. 14th at 11:30 am – ALL WOMEN Invited to Wanda Moore’s house.  Bring a covered dish to share.  For directions contact Wanda at (770) 253-5921.

SMALL GROUPS – Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups: Join One for the ALL- CHURCH Advent Study “Faithful”
o Eubanks-Front room of Sanctuary
o Evans-Cafeteria of CWC
o Fellowship-Fellowship Hall across the street/office
o “New Class” meeting with Intergenerational in After School Room of CWC for Advent Study

PRAYER TEAM Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room off Sanctuary

PECANS for sale by UMW: One-pound bags for $12.00 each. Contact Charlotte Mitchell at cbmjtm@bellsouth.net. 

SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS? If you shop at Amazon, make sure to type: smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0283202 and designate Cokes as your favorite non-profit. Amazon will donate a percentage to Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church Inc.
 
CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING!

  • December 10th, 3 pm  Childcare Center Christmas Program
  • December 10th, 4 pm Youth Progressive Dinner
  • December 17th, 5 pm – Christmas Cantata  “The Greatest Story Ever Told”
  • December 17th, 6 pm – Youth Christmas Carolling after Cantata
  • December 24th, Christmas Eve Services  Combined Worship at 10:30 am in Sanctuary
  • Family Candlelight Worship at 7:00 pm in CWC        Candlelight Worship at 9:00 pm in Sanctuary
  • New Year’s Eve Combined Worship at 10:30 am in CWC


G-Chat December 1, 2017

 
SMALL GROUPS – Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups: Join One for the ALL- CHURCH Advent Study “Faithful”
o Eubanks-Front room of Sanctuary
o Evans-Cafeteria of CWC
o Fellowship-Fellowship Hall across the street/office
o “New Class” meeting with Intergenerational in After School Room of CWC for Advent Study

PRAYER TEAM Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room off Sanctuary

PECANS for sale by UMW: One-pound bags for $12.00 each. Contact Charlotte Mitchell at cbmjtm@bellsouth.net

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE -PROGRAM  BIG Thanks for support! A few more needs: • Help with Decorating the CWC THIS WEEK! • Assisting at activity stations on Friday, Dec. 8th 7-8:30 pm
Contact Kristin McCoy at (770) 253-6414 or email kmccoy@cokeschapelchildcare.com
 
ANGEL TREE – Gifts for Children in Need Our Angel Trees are in the Narthex, the Contemporary Worship Center, and in the childcare entryway, beginning today. Select names from the tree and complete the sign-up sheet by the appropriate name or wishlist item. It is very important that we have your name listed by the gift tag you select to purchase
so that no child is left out. Please follow the directions on the BACK of the TAG. Questions – contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com
 
SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS? If you shop at Amazon, make sure to type: smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0283202 and designate Cokes as your favorite non-profit. Amazon will donate a percentage to Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church Inc.
 
CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING!
  • December 8th, 7 pm  Childcare Center Christmas Program
  • December 10th, 4 pm Youth Progressive Dinner
  • December 17th, 5 pm – Christmas Cantata  “The Greatest Story Ever Told”
  • December 24th, Christmas Eve Services  Combined Worship at 10:30 am in Sanctuary
  • Family Candlelight Worship at 7:00 pm in CWC        Candlelight Worship at 9:00 pm in Sanctuary
  • New Year’s Eve Combined Worship at 10:30 am in CWC


November 17, 2017 G Chat

GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples of Jesus Christ. Taking part in small group studies is a great way to grow and make friends. Interested in taking part in a short study/group? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com
 
Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:
 
Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am: 
Come Join One for the All Church Advent Study! “Faithful” begins Nov. 26th
o Eubanks: Front room of Sanctuary
o Evans: Cafeteria of CWC
o Fellowship: Fellowship Hall across street
o “New Class”: Choir room behind Sanctuary
o Intergenerational: After School Room of CWC
 
PRAYER
Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room
 
PECANS
for sale by UMW: One-pound bags for $12.00 each. Contact Charlotte Mitchell at cbmjtm@bellsouth.net
 
THANKSGIVING BASKETS
The Missions Team will be collecting DONATIONS to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to less fortunate families in the area. We need your help! Please place food donations in the basket located in the Narthex. Monetary donations may be given to Larry or Caroline Huckaby, Betsy Bagley or Nancy Vermilyea.

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE IS NOW HIRING

Teachers and Bus Drivers Please pass this on to someone that may be interested in applying, or post in your neighborhood newsletter or another community area. Thank You! Contact Kristin McCoy at (770) 253-6414 or email: Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com
CHILDCARE CHRISTMAS
Cokes Chapel Childcare Center is looking for Volunteers to assist at our Christmas program. The program is
Friday, December 8th, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We really need people to help: decorate during the day, help at various activity stations during the program, and/or with donations of cookies, Juice and Hot Chocolate for the event. The deadline to volunteer is December 1, 2017. THANKS!! You may contact me Kristin McCoy (770) 253-6414 or kmccoy@cokeschapelchildcare.com You may also contact any CCCC Board member.
 
ANGEL TREE
Gifts for Children in Need-Our Angel Trees will be set up in the Narthex, the Contemporary Worship Center, and in the childcare entryway, beginning Nov 19th. Select names from the tree and complete the sign-up sheet by the appropriate name/wishlist item. It is very important that we have your name on the gift that you select to purchase so that no child is left out. Please follow the directions on the BACK of the TAG.
 
ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS NOW
To honor, or in remembrance of a loved one, poinsettias will be placed around the altar in the Sanctuary and Worship Center. Sign-Up sheets will be in both locations. Poinsettias are $10 each. Order by Nov. 26th, Checks payable to Cokes Chapel UMW.
 
HANGING OF THE GREENS
Help Decorating – Hanging of the Greens, Sunday, Nov. 26th. We will be decorating for the Advent and Christmas season on Sunday, Nov. 26th from 3-5:00 pm. As is our custom, we will share in a covered dish chili supper, so bring a pot of your favorite recipe to share.
 
AMAZON SMILE
Shopping for Christmas? Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0283202 and Amazon donates to Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church.
 
WISHING WELLS
Drop your change in the Wishing Well in the CWC and Narthex to help support our Missionary Families!
 
CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING!
November 26th Advent Begins
November 28th, 10:15 am -Advent Study
December 8th, 7 pm – Childcare Ctr. Christmas Program
December 10th, 4 pm – Youth Progressive Dinner
December 17th, 5 pm – Christmas Cantata “The Greatest Story Ever Told”
December 24th, Christmas Eve Services: Combined Worship Services at 10:30 am, and Candlelight Services at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm


November 10, 2018 G Chat

CHURCH WIDE ADVENT STUDY!
“Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph,” by Adam Hamilton
Through this study, we will explore how Joseph’s story is much like our own. In life, we encounter circumstances that we would never have chosen for ourselves. At times it can be tempting just to walk away. Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.
When: Sundays OR Tuesdays, Nov. 28th-Dec. 19th
Length: 4 Class Sessions
Times & Places:  
Sundays @10:10 AM in Sunday School (SS) Classes:
Eubanks SS (Chapel; Leader Jerry Lenox)
Fellowship SS (Fellowship Hall; Leader Floyd Collins)
Evans SS (Childcare Cafeteria; Leader Carolyn Evans)
NEW Inter-generational SS (Childcare After-School Room; Leader Kim Reindl; ALL AGES—Adults, Youth, and Children TOGETHER) OR Tuesday Mornings @ 10:15 AM: Tuesday Class (Fellowship Hall; Leader, Rev. Lisa Dempsey)
 
THIS SUNDAY: DISCIPLE 1
Learn or improve your biblical knowledge; covering Genesis to Revelation. Readings, video, and group discussion. On Sunday, Nov. 12th, come for a brief 15-minute meeting from 10-10:15 in the Sanctuary or at 12-12:15 in the CWC to learn more.  Contact Jerry Lenox at (770) 252-9281.
 
GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples of Jesus Christ. Taking part in small group studies is a great way to grow and make friends. Interested in taking part in a short study/group? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com
Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:
• Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am: Come Join One for the All Church Advent Study! “Faithful”
o Eubanks Front room of Sanctuary
o Evans Cafeteria of CWC
o Fellowship Fellowship Hall across street
o “New Class” Choir room behind Sanctuary
o Intergenerational After School Room of CWC
 
PRAYER TEAM
Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room
 
PECANS FOR SALE BY UMW
Sales begin on this SUNDAY! One-pound bags for $12.00 each. Contact Charlotte Mitchell at cbmjtm@bellsouth.net
 
THANKFUL BAGS TO BE DISTRIBUTED ON NOV. 17
The Outreach Committee will distribute “Thankful Bags” to Childcare Center Parents and Staff on Nov. 17th, containing muffins, fruit, and water donated by UMW, Old Goats, Outreach and the Church! Please pray for the families of our Child Care Center.
 
THANKSGIVING BASKETS
The Missions Team will be collecting donations to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to less fortunate families in the area. We need your help! Please place food donations in the basket located in the Narthex. Monetary donations may be given to Larry or Caroline Huckaby, Betsy Bagley or Nancy Vermilyea.
 
ANGEL TREE
Our Angel Trees will be set up in the Narthex, the contemporary Worship Center, and in the childcare entryway, beginning Nov 19th. Select names from the tree and complete the sign-up sheet by the appropriate name/
wish list item. It is very important that we have your name by the gift that you select to purchase so that no child is left out. All gifts should be wrapped and tagged with the child’s name and age.
 
ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS NOW
To honor, or in remembrance of a loved one, poinsettias will be placed around the altar in the Sanctuary and Worship Center. Sign-Up sheets will be in both locations. Poinsettias are $10 each. Order by Nov. 26th, Checks payable to Cokes Chapel UMW.
 
HANGING OF THE GREENS CHURCH DECORATING
Sunday, Nov 26th. We will be decorating for the Advent and Christmas season on Sunday, Nov. 26th from 3-5:00 pm. As is our custom, we will share in a covered dish chili supper, so bring a pot of your favorite recipe to share.
 
COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE IS NOW HIRING
Teachers and Bus Drivers Please pass this on to someone that may be interested in applying or
post in your neighborhood newsletter or another community area. Thank You! Contact Kristin McCoy at (770) 253-6414 or email: Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com
 
SHOPPING ONLINE FOR CHRISTMAS?
Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at www.smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0283202 and Amazon donates to Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church Inc.
 


October 20, 2017 G Chat

BBQ FUNDRAISER THIS SUNDAY
Our very own Floyd Collins and the men of Cokes Chapel are firing up the pits on Oct. 22nd, for the semi-annual BBQ pulled pork plate. This fall BBQ will benefit Troop 2193. 10 am to 2:30 pm, carry out or dine in! See a Scout, an Old Goat, or the church office for tickets. $8 a ticket
 
SPR ANNOUNCEMENT
Your Staff Parish Committee and I are delighted to announce that Kim Reindl has accepted the position of Youth Director, expanding her current duties as Director of Intergenerational and Children’s ministry. Her new title will be Director of Intergenerational Ministries, Youth, and Children.

We are truly fortunate to have Kim on staff with her exceptional gifts in teaching, creating and developing fresh approaches to discipleship. Kim has a heart for our youth and children, and a deep commitment to connecting our church as a family, in worship and in many ways that will enrich us as a community in our faith life.

Look for more from Kim in the coming weeks as she develops plans for the Youth, Children, and more intergenerational opportunities to grow in faith together. Please continue prayers for all the many facets of the church that make us the kind of church that others recognize the love of Christ is in us! Finally, take a minute to welcome Kim and offer your support!

In Christ,

Rev. Lisa Dempsey
Staff Parish Committee; Bill Tomasi, Chairperson; Mike Croft; Dick Vermilyea; Susan Todd; Craig Cox and Jackie Simpson

COKES CHAPEL CHILD CARE-NOW HIRING
Please pass this on to someone that may be interested in applying, or a post in your neighborhood newsletter or another community area. Thank You!
1. Certified Assistant Pre-K teacher needed for a Christian childcare center. Position open from now until the end of Coweta County school year. Must have all State required certifications.

2. Classroom teachers needed for a Christian childcare center. Must be working on a degree in early childhood education. Must be 18 years old or older. Must have all State required certifications.
3. Assistant Director position available at Christian childcare center. Must have all certifications required by the State of Georgia and TCC certificate.

Contact Kristin McCoy at (770) 253-6414 or email: Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com 

 
WISHING WELL
Look for the Wishing Well in the CWC and Narthex to help support our two Missionary Families!
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL
For the month of October, both Children’s and Youth Sunday School will be located in the Youth House (behind the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center). Children and Youth are invited to join us from 10:10-10:50 am for a time of whole group fun and games, followed by separate, age-specific group learning. SPC Parents/Families are asked to please personally drop off and pick up children ages Kindergarten through 5th grade.

SERMON SERIES: “HOW CHRISTIANS GROW”
Living a life that reflects an active faith involves so much more than a nod on Sunday morning. But how do we determine we are living the life of faith that Jesus asks of us?
Our heart commitment is the very first step! Getting our hearts fully engaged opens the door to the growing, joyful, life that Jesus speaks of. Following Jesus is a growing endeavor: we learn through giving of ourselves through time, through talents that God has gifted us with, through giving of our financial resources, through our service to others and by witnessing to how God is at work in us. Every time we loosen our hold on “our” life in any of these fashions, God reveals more love, grace, and mercy! Faithful steps, prayerful commitments and God with us, helps us to grow as Christians, bringing light and hope, in Christ’s name, to the world.
What will you commit to for 2018?
Join us as we consider our Stewardship Life and commit by returning the Service & Giving cards which allow Finance to plan and honor what God desires for Cokes Chapel this coming year!

Sundays, Oct. 22, and 29, and a Combined Service on Nov. 5th at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary with a covered dish Celebration Meal following worship in the Contemporary Worship Center.
 
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Reminder: Chairs of all committees to submit their budgets to Jerry Freeman in time for the October 25th Administrative Council meeting.
 
GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ. Taking part in small group studies is a great way to grow and make friends. Interested in taking part in a short study/group? Would you want to host at your home or another location? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com.

Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:

• New Adult Class at 10:10 am, Sundays – Situated between both services, this is a wonderful opportunity to build in fellowship and spiritual growth in small group! Sundays at 10:10 am at the back of the Sanctuary in the Choir Room. Questions: Contact Pastor Lisa at ldempsey@cokeschapel.org.

• Disciple I Study Offered:

Learn or improve your biblical knowledge; covering Genesis to Revelation. Readings, video, and group discussion. Last chance to sign up in the Sanctuary or CWC, to collect books and finalize plans. Classes will start last week in October. Contact Jerry Lenox at (770) 252-9281.
• Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am: Come Join One!
o Eubanks room off the front of Sanctuary
o Evans-CWC cafeteria
o Fellowship-Fellowship Hall
o “New Class” in choir room behind Sanctuary
o Youth-Youth House
o Children meet with youth – breakout sessions
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Return Shoebox date Nov. 5
Once again, this year we will be participating in Operation Christmas Child – a program sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse that delivers Christmas shoeboxes to children around the world. Boxes are now available for pick-up in the Narthex and Contemporary Worship Center. Please plan to take one or more boxes and return them no later than Sunday, November 5th. Instructions for packing are included in each box. Questions? Contact Brenda Hanes at Brenda.hanes@yahoo.com or 770-251-1857.
 
TRUNK OR TREAT
Sunday, October 29th, 3 to 5 pm Please remember to sign-up to provide a “trunk” and give out candy. This fall celebration will take place from 3-5 pm on the backfield of the CWC.

Donations needed: candy (no nuts) and trinkets Drop off your donations in the bins provided, and Trunks!. Trunk or Treat is a fun outreach for Cokes Chapel, the children of the church, the Childcare Center, AND the community, through an afternoon of fun and fellowship! We hope everyone chooses to take part in this church-wide event!

PRAYER TEAM
Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room

 



October 12, 2017 G Chat

SPR ANNOUNCEMENT
Your Staff Parish Committee and I are delighted to announce that Kim Reindl has accepted the position of Youth Director, expanding her current duties as Director of Intergenerational and Children’s ministry. Her new title will be Director of Intergenerational Ministries, Youth, and Children.

We are truly fortunate to have Kim on staff with her exceptional gifts in teaching, creating and developing fresh approaches to discipleship. Kim has a heart for our youth and children, and a deep commitment to connecting our church as a family, in worship and in many ways that will enrich us as a community in our faith life.

Look for more from Kim in the coming weeks as she develops plans for the Youth, Children, and more intergenerational opportunities to grow in faith together. Please continue prayers for all the many facets of the church that make us the kind of church that others recognize the love of Christ is in us! Finally, take a minute to welcome Kim and offer your support!

In Christ,
Rev. Lisa Dempsey

Staff Parish Committee; Bill Tomasi, Chairperson; Mike Croft; Dick Vermilyea; Susan Todd; Craig Cox and Jackie Simpson

 

COKES CHAPEL CHILD CARE-NOW HIRING
Please pass this on to someone that may be interested in applying, or a post in your neighborhood newsletter or another community area. Thank You!
1. Certified Assistant Pre-K teacher needed for a Christian childcare center. Position open from now until the end of Coweta County school year. Must have all State required certifications.
2. Classroom teachers needed for a Christian childcare center. Must be working on a degree in early childhood education. Must be 18 years old or older. Must have all State required certifications.

3. Assistant Director position available at Christian childcare center. Must have all certifications required by the State of Georgia and TCC certificate.

Contact Kristin McCoy at (770) 253-6414 or email: Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com

NATIONAL TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK, OCTOBER 15-21
Abby’s Angel’s Foundation’s goal is to create a community movement of support and awareness for our young drivers and their families!
Car wrecks are the leading cause of death for 15-19-year old’s nationally each year. Abby’s Angels Foundation was created in August 2013 to forever honor 9-year old Abby. The family was in a car wreck caused by a distracted 18-year old driver who ran a red light in Newnan. The entire family was injured; however, Abby was pronounced brain dead on Christmas Eve. Abby gave the greatest gift of life through organ donation on Christmas Day.
 
Abby’s Angel’s Foundation is asking for prayers for all the young drivers for traveling mercies and protection; safe and responsible decisions as a driver and passenger; to be one who honors life and has courage to share values that influence others for safe driving behaviors; and for courage to use their voice to save lives.
The change in behavior begins with the young drivers and the collective support of the family community. Through God’s grace and support, and our faith, we can create a community movement of support and awareness for our young drivers and their families.
 
To learn more about Abby and the mission of her foundation, visit www.abbysangelsfoundation.org
 
WISHING WELL
Look for the Wishing Well in the CWC and Narthex to help support our two Missionary Families!

For the month of October, both Children’s and Youth Sunday School will be located in the Youth House (behind the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center). Children and Youth are invited to join us from 10:10-10:50 am for a time of whole group fun and games, followed by separate, age-specific group learning. SPC Parents/Families are asked to please personally drop off and pick up children ages Kindergarten through 5th grade.

SERMON SERIES: “HOW CHRISTIANS GROW”
Living a life that reflects an active faith involves so much more than a nod on Sunday morning. But how do we determine we are living the life of faith that Jesus asks of us?
Our heart commitment is the very first step! Getting our hearts fully engaged opens the door to the growing, joyful, life that Jesus speaks of. Following Jesus is a growing endeavor: we learn through giving of ourselves through time, through talents that God has gifted us with, through giving of our financial resources, through our service to others and by witnessing to how God is at work in us. Every time we loosen our hold on “our” life in any of these fashions, God reveals more love, grace, and mercy! Faithful steps, prayerful commitments and God with us, helps us to grow as Christians, bringing light and hope, in Christ’s name, to the world.
What will you commit to for 2018?
Join us as we consider our Stewardship Life and commit by returning the Service & Giving cards which allow Finance to plan and honor what God desires for Cokes Chapel this coming year!
Sundays, Oct. 22, and 29, and a Combined Service on Nov. 5th at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary with a covered dish Celebration Meal following worship in the Contemporary Worship Center.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Reminder: Chairs of all committees to submit their budgets to Jerry Freeman in time for the October 25th Administrative Council meeting.
 
GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to
grow
disciples for Jesus Christ. Taking part in small group studies is a great way to grow and make friends. Interested in taking part in a short study/group? Would you want to host at your home or another location? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com.

Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:

• New Adult Class at
10:10am, Sundays – Situated between both services, this is a wonderful opportunity to build in fellowship and spiritual growth in small
group!
Sundays at

10:10am

in the room at the back of the Sanctuary next to the Choir Room. Questions: Contact Pastor Lisa at ldempsey@cokeschapel.org.

• Disciple I Study Offered:

Learn or improve your biblical knowledge; covering Genesis to Revelation. Readings, video, and group discussion. Last chance to sign up in the Sanctuary or CWC, to collect books and finalize plans. Classes will start last week in October. Contact Jerry Lenox at (770) 252-9281.
• Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am: Come Join One!
o Eubanks room off the front of Sanctuary
o Evans-CWC cafeteria
o Fellowship-Fellowship Hall
o “New Class” in choir room behind Sanctuary
o Youth-Youth House
o Children meet with youth – breakout sessions
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Return Shoebox date Nov. 5
Once again, this year we will be participating in Operation Christmas Child – a program sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse that delivers Christmas shoeboxes to children around the world. Boxes are now available for pick-up in the Narthex and Contemporary Worship Center. Please plan to take one or more boxes and return them no later than Sunday, November 5th. Instructions for packing are included in each box. Questions? Contact Brenda Hanes at Brenda.hanes@yahoo.com or 770-251-1857.
 
BBQ FUNDRAISER
Our very own Floyd Collins and the men of Cokes Chapel are firing up the pits on Oct. 22nd, for the semi-annual BBQ pulled pork plate. This fall BBQ will benefit Troop 2193. 10 am to 2:30 pm, carry out or dine in! See a Scout, an Old Goat, or the church office for tickets. $8 a ticket
 
TRUNK OR TREAT
– Sunday, October 29th, 3 to
Sunday, October 29th, 3 to 5 pm Please remember to sign-up to provide a “trunk” and give out candy. This fall celebration will take place from 3-5 pm on the backfield of the CWC.

Donations needed: candy (no nuts) and trinkets Drop off your donations in the bins provided, and Trunks!. Trunk or Treat is a fun outreach for Cokes Chapel, the children of the church, the Childcare Center, AND the community, through an afternoon of fun and fellowship! We hope everyone chooses to take part in this church-wide event!

PRAYER TEAM
Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room

 



October 5, 2017 G Chat

TRUSTEES MEETING
Sunday, October 8, 2017, in the Fellowship Hall 12:15 pm.
 
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
Reminder: Chairs of all committees to submit their budgets to Jerry Freeman or Velda in time for the October 25th Administrative Council meeting.
 
GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY:
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Taking part in small group studies is a great way to grow and make friends. Interested in taking part in a short study/group? Would you want to host at your home or another location? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com.

Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:

• New Adult Class at 10:10 am, Sundays – Situated between both services, this is a wonderful opportunity to build in fellowship and spiritual growth in a small group! Sundays at 10:10 am in the choir room at the back of the Sanctuary. Questions: Contact Pastor Lisa at ldempsey@cokeschapel.org.

• Disciple I Study Offered: Learn or improve your biblical knowledge; covering Genesis to Revelation. Readings, video, and group discussion. Last chance to sign up in the Sanctuary or CWC, to collect books and finalize plans. Classes started last week in October. Contact Jerry Lenox at (770) 252-9281.

• Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am:  Come Join One!
o Eubanks-Eubanks room off the front of Sanctuary
o Evans – CWC cafeteria
o Fellowship-Fellowship Hall
o “New Class” in choir room behind Sanctuary
o Youth-Youth House
o Children meet with youth – breakout sessions
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Return Shoebox date Nov. 6
Once again, this year we will be participating in Operation Christmas Child – a program sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse that delivers Christmas shoeboxes to children around the world. Boxes are now available for pick-up in the Narthex and Contemporary Worship Center. Please plan to take one or more boxes and return them no later than Sunday, November 6th. Instructions for packing are included in each box. Questions? Contact Brenda Hanes at Brenda.hanes@yahoo.com or 770-251-1857.
 
BBQ OCTOBER 22
Our very own Floyd Collins and the men of Cokes Chapel are firing up the pits on Oct. 22nd, for the semi-annual BBQ pulled pork plate. This fall BBQ will benefit Troop 2193. 10 am to 2:30 pm, carry out or dine in! See a Scout, an Old Goat, or the church office for tickets. $8 a ticket
 
TRUNK OR TREAT
Sunday, October 29th! Please remember to sign-up to provide a “trunk” and pass out candy. This fall celebration will take place from 3-5 pm on the backfield of the CWC.

Donations needed: candy (no nuts) and trinkets Drop off your donations in the bins provided. Trunk or Treat is a fun outreach for Cokes Chapel, the children of the church, the Childcare Center, AND the community, through an afternoon of fun and fellowship! We hope everyone chooses to take part in this church-wide event!

YOUTH/CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
For the month of October, both Children’s and Youth Sunday School will be located in the Youth House (behind the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center). Children and Youth are invited to join us from 10:10-10:50 am for a time of whole group fun and games, followed by separate, age-specific group learning. SPC Parents/Families are asked to please personally drop off and pick up children ages Kindergarten through 5th grade.
 
PRAYER
Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
 
To: Cokes Chapel UMC –
We cannot thank you enough for having us come and share at your missions auction. Seeing the Lord work in such a mighty way was such a blessing to the ministry here in Pine Ridge.  Thank you for putting so much work & effort into serving other ministries.  We pray God’s richest blessing on you and your ministry!
Thank you,
The Hadden Family
 
CONGRATULATIONS!
To Blair and Velda Graydon, on the marriage of their son, Seth Newton to Erin Redshaw, Saturday, September 30, in Valdosta, Georgia. They will be residing in Newnan.
 

SERMON SERIES – HOW CHRISTIAN’S GROW
Living a life that reflects an active faith involves so much more than a nod on Sunday morning. But how do we determine we are living the life of faith that Jesus asks of us?
Our heart commitment is the very first step! Getting our hearts fully engaged opens the door to the growing, joyful, life that Jesus speaks of. Following Jesus is a growing endeavor: we learn through giving of ourselves through time, through talents that God has gifted us with, through giving of our financial resources, through our service to others and by witnessing to how God is at work in us. Every time we loosen our hold on “our” life in any of these fashions, God reveals more love, grace, and mercy! Faithful steps, prayerful commitments and God with us, helps us to grow as Christians, bringing light and hope, in Christ’s name, to the world.

What will you commit to for 2018?
Join us as we consider our Stewardship Life and commit by returning the Service & Giving cards which allow Finance to plan and honor what God desires for Cokes Chapel this coming year!

Sundays, Oct. 22, and 29, and a Combined Service on Nov. 5th at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary with a covered dish Celebration Meal following worship in the Contemporary Worship Center.