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.


November 30 2018 G Chat

 

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 during Christmas season.

Thursday, Dec. 6TH
9:30 am Luthersville Senior Center Join us as we journey to our favorite group for a meal and fellowship. We will have music, laughter, a meal together and fun! Questions? Contact the church office or Betsy Bagley.

CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE
There are Angel Trees in the narthex and the Worship Center. Choose a tag/tags from one of the trees to provide a Christmas gift for a child in our community. It’s very important to sign your name on the clipboard sheet so we will know who has each child’s tag. You will find additional instructions on the back of each tag. The gifts are due by Dec. 9th. Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com.

WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING All are invited! Wednesday’s, 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.

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Our new crèche is placed & lit each evening on the front lawn of the Sanctuary. We began a new tradition this past Wednesday night of gathering to sing, pray and ask God to bless those driving by with love of Christ. Thank you to the combined efforts of church members and our Boy Scouts!

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

THANKSGIVING BASKETS
Was a huge success! Thank you to all those that donated funds for this project and a BIG thank you to all those volunteers who prepared and packaged the boxes.

MORE DECEMBER HAPPENINGS
Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Sanctuary
4:45 pm Special music begins
5:00pm, Christmas Cantata All ages welcome.
Following Cantata – Join the youth to go Christmas caroling

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

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Novemeber 23, 2018 G Chat

 HANGING OF THE GREENS THIS SUNDAY!!!
3:00 Make our Lights Shine! Come and help decorate the sanctuary and worship center for Advent
5:00 Chili Supper enjoy fellowship and hearty meal together
 
LUTHERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER VISIT
Thursday, Dec. 6TH 9:30 am Luthersville Senior Center Join us as we journey to our favorite group for our meal and fellowship.  We will have music, laugher, a meal together and fun!  Questions? Contact the church office or Betsy Bagley.
 
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
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.
 
HAPPENING SOON!
Lighting of the Nativity Our new crèche will be placed & lit on the front lawn, starting a tradition of gathering to sing, pray and offer Christ to all who drive past Cokes. This year-long project was a combined effort of members and our Boy Scouts! 
 
Sunday, Dec. 16, 5:00 pm, Christmas Cantata in the Sanctuary- Special music begins at 4:45 pm.
 
Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
 7:00 pm in the Worship Center
 9:00 pm in the Sanctuary
 
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE
There are Angel Trees in the narthex and the Worship Center.  Choose a tag/tags from one of the trees to provide a Christmas gift for a child in our community.  It’s very important to sign your name on the clipboard sheet so we will know who has each child’s tag.  You will find additional instructions on the back of each tag.  The gifts are due by Dec. 9th.  If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Bagley, ebbagley@gmail.com.

FINAL RECOLLECTION UPDATE
Sunday, Nov. 14 was our final study and visioning.  It was an important day to bring all our work and community together to focus was on “What Must We Do?”
 
Our goal as a whole group was to discern two Action Steps into which God is calling us.  After hearing each class’ suggestions, commonalities were identified.  Out of those commonalities, two final action steps were agreed upon and adopted. 
 
The Outcome of our Study are these two action steps:
 
1) Develop and implement a plan for intentional outreach to the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center, to include building on existing actions/activities through: 
·         Inviting adults to existing youth programs in place with Childcare children;
·         Encourage wider participation in Prayer Team, as they continue monthly prayers for individual classes / families / teachers;  
·         Develop intentional adult volunteer presence in the Childcare Center during the week to assist as needed; and
 
2) Develop and implement a plan for combining our Worship Services, to include additional offerings for Bible Study and Prayer on Sunday mornings and other times.
 
Several people volunteered to serve on teams develop and implement these action steps. All are welcome to join in!  Please contact Pastor Lisa or Kim if you are interested. Look for upcoming meetings to begin following the Christmas season.
 
Thank you all for the participation and prayer that has led us this far!  Many have not been able to go all sessions, but there were 50 in attendance at this final session. As we work together to live into these actions, we trust God to guide us in the days ahead.  We are truly grateful to God and to one another for this experience that we have shared!
Kim Reindl and Pastor Lisa
 
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING   All are invited! 
Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm,
Fellowship Hall


G Chat November 16, 2018

THANKSGIVING BASKETS WILL BE ASSEMBLED  on Monday, Nov. 19th at 8:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us for this fun preparation to share with others! The Outreach Team gives a big THANK YOU to all who contributed for the Thanksgiving   Baskets.  
 
SUNDAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!!
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.  Make checks payable to the Cokes Chapel UMW.
 
HANGING OF THE GREENS (traditional decorating our worship spaces)
Sunday, Nov.  25TH
 A Special Cokes Day!
3:00 Make our Lights Shine! Come and help decorate the Sanctuary and worship center for Advent
5:00 Chili Supper enjoy fellowship and hearty meal together
 
LUTHERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER
Thursday, Dec. 6TH
9:30 am
Luthersville Senior Center
Join us as we journey to our favorite group for our meal and fellowship.  We will have music, laugher, a meal together and fun!  Questions? Contact the church office or Betsy Bagley.
 
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 or directions, contact Wanda at (770) 253-5921.
 
FINAL RECOLLECTION UPDATE – WEEK 8
As we met for our final session, it was truly amazing to see how God brought so many things together.  This week our focus was on “What Must We Do?”  Our goal as a whole group (all four classes together) was to discern two Action Steps into which God is calling us.  After hearing and reviewing each class’ suggestions, commonalities among the suggestions were identified.  Out of those commonalities, two final action steps were agreed upon and adopted.  Those two action steps are:
 
1) Develop and implement a plan for intentional outreach to the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center, to include building on existing actions in place by: 
·         Inviting adults to existing youth programs in place with Childcare children;
·         Encourage wider participation in Prayer Team, as they continue monthly prayers for individual classes / families / teachers;  
·         Develop intentional adult volunteer presence in the Childcare Center during the week to assist as needed; and
2) Develop and implement a plan for combining our Worship Services, to include additional offerings for Bible Study and Prayer on Sunday mornings and other times.
 
Several people volunteered to serve on teams in order to best develop and implement these action steps. All are welcome to join in!  Please contact Pastor Lisa or Kim if you are interested.
 
Thank you all for the participation and prayer that has led us this far!  As we work together to live into these actions, we trust God to guide us in the days ahead.  We are truly grateful to God and to one another for this experience that we have shared!
 
Kim Reindl and Pastor Lisa
 
OPTIONS FOR GIVING
1. ONLINE GIVING   Visit ww.cokeschapel.org
· Click on Giving (Two options: Vanco or Paypal)
2. DONATE BY PHONE—Scan the picture below:
When you scan this barcode-like QR code image with a smartphone’s QR decoder, it will instantly  connect you to the mobile version of your web page. Try it yourself! To individuals who are familiar with QR codes, it will provide a quick and easy way to access your web page without having to type out a long web address and locate your link.
 
If you have questions about giving, please feel free to ask our staff, visit our website, or come by the office and we will be happy to help.


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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November 2, 2018 G Chat

CHARGE CONFERENCE!
The Charge Conference will be held on Monday, Nov. 5th at 7:00pm at Cornerstone, UMC. All are welcome to attend.
 
 
LUNCH BUNCH HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
The Annual Ladies luncheon will be Thursday  Nov. 8th in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30am.  Bring a dish to share and a $10 (or less) gift to exchange in our Gift Swap.
 
If you did a secret sister, you can reveal that from now until then. New secret sisters will be drawn for those who wish to participate.
 
All women of the church are invited and encouraged to come share in the fun & fellowship.  Don’t forget to bring a friend!
 
 
COKES CHILDCARE  FUND-RAISER

The childcare will have a fund raising “fun run” on Friday, Nov. 9th There will be a short track in the parking lot and the field as well as other fun activities.
 
This event will benefit Cokes Childcare and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (25%) from pledges and donations students collect.
 
If any church member, parents, grandparents, etc.  would like to participate or volunteer, a sign-up sheet is located on the resource table in the Childcare lobby. With your sponsorship of $50 or more we will be able to provide each child with a t-shirt for participating.
 
 
The Missions Team will be 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, Week 6 This week in our Recollection Study we focused on “Who Are We Called to Be?”  Throughout the week, participants were asked to think about their definition of the word “Christian.”  They were encouraged to not only define the term with words, but also through hymns, songs, stories, and art, that depict for them the meaning of the word “Christian.”  In class, small groups discussed what it means to be a Christian community (i.e., the Church).  We read Scripture passages and shared stories that exemplify Church.  Then together, each small group created their own definition for Christian community.
 
The responses created, continue to reveal to us the ways that God has been at work both in and through the people of Cokes Chapel.  We are being reminded and affirmed that we are an adaptable congregation that cares deeply for one another, as expressed through our generosity and faithfulness.
 
 
PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED
Cereal                                    Egg noodles
Bag rice                                 Bag dried beans
Spaghetti sauce                   Crackers
 
 
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING
All are invited!  Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Return Shoebox date Nov. 11th
Once again, we will participate 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 Worship Center.
 
Please plan to take one or more boxes and return them by   November 11th.  Instructions for packing are included in each box. Questions? Contact Brenda Hanes at  (770) 251-1857 brenda.hanes@yahoo.com.
 
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
 

Date Service Location Study Location
Sun. Nov. 4 9:00am Combined  
Sanctuary
10:00am Recollection Combined Study WC
Sun. Nov. 11 9:00am Combined  
Sanctuary
10:00am Recollection Combined Study WC
Sun. Nov. 11 11:45am   Celebration! Covered Dishes Meal. All welcome to attend. WC

 
 
THANK YOU CORNER
 
Thank you to the MANY who came out to make this the best turn-out for the kids of the Childcare Center, the Community, and our Church! All those trunks were FUNTASTIC!
 
It was “Scary” on Halloween, but thanks to the many who came to HELP BACKPACK BUDDIES fill weekend meal bags for kids in our community.  Our prayer – No child hungry!
 
Also, thank you to each of you who donated throughout October to Backpack Buddies with funds, juice boxes, and cases of Chef Boyardee.  In total, with all groups/churches involved, we delivered 750 bags (Cokes Chapel provided 250 bags) on October 31st!



G Chat October 26, 2018

Stewardship for 2019

The envelopes are out, the prayers are ongoing, and everyone is asked to help build up the body of Christ by returning your Confidential Giving and Service card to the blue boxes in the Narthex, Worship Center table, or the office.
 
Reflecting on our past, looking at how much God is doing in and through us, and praying about what God is calling us to do is a communal, heartfelt process.  Thank you for making Cokes the amazing church is already is! 
 
Our future is in God’s hands, that is for sure.  Please join us by turning in your Giving and Service Cards THIS SUNDAY , Oct. 28th and plan to join our Celebration *covered dishes lunch on Sunday, Nov. 11th in the Worship Center at 11:45 am.
* Ham, turkey and dressing will be provided. We want our   focus to be on the studies, so to save time, please bring     salads, vegetables, and desserts in containers that will keep them hot or cold. The less fuss, the better.

 
THIS SUNDAY!!  3:00-5:00 PM
Help Cokes in building relationships with our Childcare families and community.

Come join the fun by decorating your trunks (or not).  Bring and hand out Halloween goodies to all the kids.
 
Please email Kim at kreindl@cokeschapel.orgIf you are providing a “trunk,”  Arrive between 2:00 -2:30pm and drive around to the back field via the road leading to the Youth House.  (All cars need to be parked by 2:30pm for the safety of our children.)
 
Thank you for your help in making this a fun filled day for the kids of the Childcare Center, Community, and Church!
                              
HELP BACKPACK BUDDIES WITH PACKING
We need your help on Halloween night (Wednesday, Oct. 31st).  Some of us will be filling trick or treat bags, but others may choose to fill Backpack Buddies bags for the kids in our community, so they have weekend meals. 
 
If you can join us, please sign up in the narthex or worship center.
 
HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE MUSICAL CELEBRATION!
Our quarterly Hollonville Opry trip is Saturday, Nov. 3rd.  The church bus leaves at 5:30pm sharp. There is no charge, but a donation box is available to support the building upkeep & parking lot. 
 
Show starts at 6:30pm.  The address is 51 Kings Bridge Road, Williamson, GA 30292 (30-minute drive).  For information call (770) 228-8238, visit www.hollonvilleopry.com or access Hollonville Opry House on Facebook. Hope to see  you there!
 
PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED

Cereal                                                 Egg noodles

Bag rice                                              Bag dried beans
Spaghetti sauce                                 Crackers
 
 
 
LUNCH BUNCH HOLIDAY LUNCHEON 
The Annual Ladies luncheon will be Thursday  Nov. 8th in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30am.  Bring a dish to share and a $10 (or less) gift to exchange in our Gift Swap.
 
If you did a secret sister, you can reveal that from now until then. New secret sisters will be drawn for those who wish to participate.
 
All women of the church are invited and encouraged to come share in the fun & fellowship.  Don’t forget to bring a friend!
 
 
COKES CHILDCARE  FUND-RAISER

The childcare will have a fund raising “fun run” on Friday, Nov. 9th There will be a short track in the parking lot and the field as well as other fun activities.
 
This event will benefit Cokes Childcare and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (25%) from pledges and donations students collect.
 
If any church member, parents, grandparents, etc.would like to participate or volunteer, a sign-up sheet is located on the resource table in the Childcare lobby. With your sponsorship of $50 or more we will be able to provide each child with a t-shirt for participating.
 
The Missions Team will be 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.
 
 
 
 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
 

Date Service Location Study Location
Sun. Nov. 4 9:00am Combined  
Sanctuary
10:00am Recollection Combined Study WC
Sun. Nov. 11 9:00am Combined  
Sanctuary
10:00am Recollection Combined Study WC
Sun. Nov. 11 11:45am   Celebration! Covered Dishes Meal. All welcome to attend. WC

 
Weekly “Recollection” Update, Week 5—This week our classes focused on “Who Are We at Heart?”
 
At home, participants were led through a theological reflection process that allowed them to think about what God has been revealing to them throughout the study.
 
In class, folks were asked to reflect on what themes and words had emerged as they have thought about our congregation historically, relationally, and narratively.  After a time of reflection and discussion, small groups were given the opportunity to write a narrative response to the question, “If friends or strangers were to ask you to tell them about Cokes Chapel, what would you say?”
 
The responses created continue to reveal to us the ways that God has been at work both in and through the people of Cokes Chapel.  We are being reminded and affirmed that we are an adaptable congregation, that cares deeply for one another, as expressed through our generosity and faithfulness.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Return Shoebox date Nov. 11th
Once again, we will participate 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  Worship Center.
 
Please plan to take one or more boxes and return them by   November 11th.  Instructions for packing are included in each box. Questions? Contact Brenda Hanes at brenda.hanes@yahoo.com or (770) 251-1857.



October 19, 2019 G Chat


BBQ – THIS WEEKEND
Our very own Floyd Collins and the men of Cokes Chapel (Old Goats) are firing up the pits on Oct. 21st for the semi-annual BBQ plate which includes Brunswick stew, coleslaw, beans, chips & tea. $10  ticket.  Carry out or dine in from 10:00am to 2:30pm.
 
This BBQ will benefit Troop 2193 and will be used to purchase troop equipment & scholarships for scouts in need. See a Scout or Old Goat for tickets or come by the church office. There will also be pumpkins for sale to help support Scouts going to Sea Base in 2019.
 
 
PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED
Cereal                                                 Egg noodles
Bag rice                                              Bag dried beans
Spaghetti sauce                                 Crackers
 
 
WE NEED YOUR TRUNKS!
For our Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 28th.  Come join the fun and help support your church.  Decorate your trunks (or not) and hand out Halloween goodies to all the kids and reaching out to our childcare kids with God’s Love.
                                 
HELP BACKPACK BUDDIES WITH PACKING
We need your help on Halloween night (Wednesday, Oct. 31st)!  While many of us will be filling trick or treat bags, we will also be filling Backpack Buddies bags for the kids in our community so they will have food for the weekend. 
 
If you can help us, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or worship center.
 
 

HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE MUSICAL CELEBRATION!
Our quarterly Hollonville Opry trip is Saturday, Nov. 3rd.  The church bus leaves at 5:30pm sharp. There is no charge for this event, but a donation box is available to support the building upkeep and parking lot. 
 
Show starts at 6:30pm.  If you drive, the address is 51 Kings Bridge Road, Williamson, GA 30292; allow 30 minutes of drive time.  For additional information call (770) 228-8238 or visit www.hollonvilleopry.com or access Hollonville Opry House on Facebook. Hope to see  you there!
 
 
LUNCH BUNCH HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
The annual Ladies Luncheon will be Thursday  Nov. 8th in the Fellowship Hall at 11:30am.  Bring a dish to share and a $10 (or less) gift to exchange in our Silly Santa Swap.
 
Reveal your secret sister at the luncheon or anytime from now until then. New secret sisters will be drawn for those who wish to participate.
 
All women of the church are invited and encouraged to come share in the fun & fellowship.  Don’t forget to bring a friend!
 
 
COKES CHILDCARE  FUND-RAISER

The childcare will have a fund raising “fun run” on Friday, Nov. 9th There will be a short track in the parking lot and the field as well as other fun activities.
 
This event will benefit Cokes Childcare and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (25%) from pledges and donations students collect.
 
If any church member, parents, grandparents, etc.  would like to participate or volunteer, a sign-up sheet is located on the resource table in the Childcare lobby. With your sponsorship of $50 or more we will be able to provide each child with a t-shirt for participating.
 
 
PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
The envelopes are out, the prayers are ongoing, and everyone is being asked to help build up the body of Christ by returning your Confidential Giving and Service card to the blue boxes in the Narthex,        Worship Center table, or the office.
 
Reflecting on our past, looking around at how much God is doing in and thru us, and praying about what God is calling us to do is a communal, heartfelt process.  Thank you for making Cokes the amazing church is already is! 
 
Our future is in God’s hands, that is for sure.  Will you join hands and help in planning and doing whatever it is that God is calling us to for 2019?  Turn in your Giving and Service Cards by October 28 if possible, and plan now for our Celebration covered dishes lunch on Sunday, Nov. 11th in the Worship Center at 11:45.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Return Shoebox date Nov. 11th
Once again, we will participate 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 Worship Center.
 
Please plan to take one or more boxes and return them by   November 11th.  Instructions for packing are included in each box. Questions? Contact Brenda Hanes at brenda.hanes@yahoo.com or (770) 251-1857.
 
 
 

 
CLASSES
Church-wide study.  All Ages welcome.
 
Sunday mornings:  10:10 – 11:30am
            Fellowship Class (Leader: Floyd Collins)
            Intergenerational Class (Leader: Kim Reindl)
Monday evening: 6:00 – 8:00pm Leader:  Kim Reindl. Contact   kreindl@cokeschapel.org for location each week.
Tuesday mornings:  10:00 – 11:30am Leader:  Rev. Lisa Dempsey
 
 
Weekly “Recollection” Update, Week 4This week our classes focused on “Who Are We Narratively?”  For homework, participants were asked to write their individual faith stories.  In class, people had the opportunity to share their favorite stories of the Bible and to share stories of their experiences here at Cokes Chapel.  It’s been remarkable to hear so many stories of how people have been loved and supported by the folks here at Cokes Chapel.  Furthermore, it is meaningful to know that we can share stories of challenge and disappointment as well, acknowledging that such is also part of what it means to share life together.  Through it all, we are seeing the depths of the bonds that hold us as a church family.  We are seeing how God has been with us all along, strengthening, teaching, and loving us through one another!
 
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
 

Date Service Location Study Location
Sun. Nov. 4 9:00am Combined  
Sanctuary
10:00am Recollection Combined Study WC
Sun. Nov. 11 9:00am Combined  
Sanctuary
10:00am Recollection Combined Study WC
Sun. Nov. 11 11:45am   Celebration! Covered Dishes Meal. All welcome to attend. WC

 
 
 
 



October 5, 2018 G Chat


WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
The United Methodist Church, World Communion Sunday (1st Sunday in October) Come to church this World Communion Sunday prepared to participate in the sacrament of Holy Communion. As you receive the bread and cup, remember that you are part of the Church   Universal, united in Christ across time and space.

STEWARDSHIP
The Stewardship and Finance team are developing the 2019 budget.  This budget is a projected need for the coming year of ministry.  Right now, all the Committees are making plans for   ministry and evaluating the needs/costs.
 
Cokes Chapel maintains a tremendous local and world presence through your generosity.  Our prayerful hope is that you will be thinking of what God is calling Cokes to do and how you will     participate by your prayers, presence, giving and service in 2019.
 
Then, after you discern what God is calling you to do, we ask that you return the Service Opportunities 2019 sheet, and the confidential Giving Card *(envelope provided) to the church office or to the boxes in the narthex.  Help Finance by returning these commitment cards by Sunday, October 21st.
 
Your faithful commitments are doing Kingdom building for Christ!  Thank you for your generous and loving hearts.  
 
In His Service,
Your Finance, Stewardship team, & Pastor Lisa
 
* this information entered by the Finance Secretary, and not shared with Finance 
 

CONGRATULATIONS
Congratulations to Mike & Patty White on the birth of their grandson:  Grayson Maddock Ruiz.  Born Friday, September 28th to Gerry and Hilary Ruiz, and big sister Addy (3).  They make their home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.




RECOLLECTION CLASSES
Church-wide study.  All Ages welcome.
 
Sunday mornings:  10:10 – 11:30am
            Fellowship Class (Leader: Floyd Collins)
            Intergenerational Class (Leader: Kim Reindl)
Monday evening: 6:00 – 8:00pm Leader:  Kim Reindl. Contact   kreindl@cokeschapel.org for location each week.
Tuesday mornings:  10:00 – 11:30am Leader:  Rev. Lisa Dempsey
 
Weekly “Recollection” Update, Week 2—This week our classes focused on “Who Are We Historically?”  For homework, participants were asked to create both life and faith timelines.  Many emphasized how the exercise opened their eyes to how God has been present in their lives and has drawn them into Christian community in unexpected ways.  In class, participants reviewed the Cokes Chapel Historical Timeline.  There was much excitement about this with folks discovering interesting facts about our history that they were unaware of.  (Reviewing our history could be a class in itself!)  In small groups, participants created group timelines, naming dates and experiences that were important to them.  Everyone enjoyed hearing each other’s stories, especially stories of how people came to Cokes Chapel and stories of happy times together.  One group stated, we “gave thanks for the warmth, acceptance, love and welcoming spirit of Cokes Chapel.” 

BACKPACK BUDDIES COLLECTION
Each week Backpack Buddies of Coweta distributes over 500 meal bags to Coweta County school children who need food for the weekends.  In these bags they pack over 500 Chef Boyardee meals and over 1,000 juice boxes.
 
During October, Cokes Chapel will be collecting Chef Boyardee Variety Packs of 12 microwaveable bowls  and/or cases of 36 juice boxes.  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.
 
BBQSunday, October 21st
Our very own Floyd Collins and the men of Coke’s Chapel (Old Goat’s) are firing up the pits on Oct. 21st for the semi-annual BBQ plate which includes Brunswick stew, coleslaw, beans, chips & tea. $10  ticket.  This fall BBQ will benefit Troop 2193 and will be used to purchase troop equipment & scholarships for scouts in need. 10am to 2:30pm, carry out or dine in!  See a Scout or Old Goat for tickets or come by the church office. There will also be pumpkins for sale to help support Scouts going to Sea Base in 2019.  
 
 
NEWS! NEWS!
The Houle’s are in Thailand and have someone new in their family you will want to meet! Click on the link here https://davidandallieinthailand.blogspot.com/2018/09/we-are-in-thailand.html  and then sign up to receive their blog for ongoing information.  Continue to pray for safety, success and encouragement for our precious missionaries, the Houle’s, the Hadden’s and the Stotler’s. 


COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE FUN RUN, FUND-RAISER
The childcare will be holding a fun run on Friday, November 9th as one of the few fundraisers they hold for the year.  There will be a short track set up in the parking lot and the field as part of the fun run. The kids will have fun while exercising and participating in “laps” along with other fun activities for the kids. 
 
The parking lot will be blocked off from 9:30am until 12:00pm.  This event will benefit both Cokes Chapel Childcare as well as Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.  25% of the money raised will go to this foundation.  The students will work to collect pledges and donations. 
 
If any church member, parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles would like to participate or volunteer, there is a sign-up sheet located on the resource table in the front lobby of the childcare.  The childcare is also looking for sponsorship to fund the creation of t-shirts for the event.  Your sponsorship will allow each child to receive a t-shirt for participating in the fun run.  Sponsorship is for $50 or greater.
 
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G Chat September 26, 2018

SAFETY & SECURITY TEAM MEETING
A meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 1st at 7:00pm in the Eubanks Room.  Questions?  Contact Paul Snyder at (770) 251-2718
 
RECOLLECTION CLASSES
Church-wide study.  All Ages welcome.
 
Sunday mornings:  10:10 – 11:30am
            Fellowship Class (Leader: Floyd Collins)
            Intergenerational Class (Leader: Kim Reindl)
Monday evening: 6:00 – 8:00pm Leader:  Kim Reindl. Contact   kreindl@cokeschapel.org for location each week.
Tuesday mornings:  10:00 – 11:30am Leader:  Rev. Lisa Dempsey
 
BACKPACK BUDDIES COLLECTION
Each week Backpack Buddies of Coweta  distributes over 500 meal bags to Coweta County school children who need food for the weekends.  In these bags they pack over 500 Chef Boyardee meals and over 1,000 juice boxes.
 
During October, Cokes Chapel will be collecting Chef Boyardee Variety Packs of 12 microwaveable bowls  and/or one case of 36 juice boxes.  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.
 
BBQ – Sunday, October 21st
Our very own Floyd Collins and the men of Coke’s Chapel (Old Goat’s) are firing up the pits on Oct. 21st for the semi-annual BBQ plate which includes Brunswick stew, coleslaw, beans, chips & tea. $10  ticket.  This fall BBQ will benefit Troop 2193 and will be used to purchase troop equipment & scholarships for scouts in need. 10am to 2:30pm, carry out or dine in!  See a Scout or Old Goat for tickets or come by the church office.
 
There will also be pumpkins for sale to help support Scouts going to Sea Base in 2019.  
 
 
CHILDCARE PLAYGROUND
After years of neglect the Infant and Toddler playground has been renovated and reopening this past Monday.  Don Cobb, Charlie Byrd, Jack Dempsey, Larry Huckaby, Kristin McCoy, Distiney Smith and Thom McCague all worked very hard to get this accomplished.
 

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Current Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am
 
·         Eubanks                    Front room of Sanctuary
·         Fellowship                 Fellowship Hall across street
·         Intergenerational       After School Room of WC
 
2019 STEWARDSHIP
The Stewardship and Finance team are developing the 2019 budget.  This budget is a projected need for the coming year of ministry.  Right now, all the Committees are making plans for ministry and evaluating the needs/costs.
 
Cokes Chapel maintains a tremendous local and world presence through your generosity.  Our prayerful hope is that you will be thinking of what God is calling Cokes to do and how you will participate by your prayers, presence, giving and service in 2019.
 
Then, after you discern what God is calling you to do, we ask that you return the Service Opportunities 2019 sheet, and the confidential Giving Card *(envelope provided) to the church office or to the boxes in the narthex.  Help Finance by returning these commitment cards by Sunday, October 21st
 
Your faithful commitments are doing Kingdom building for Christ!  Thank you for your generous and loving hearts.  
 
In His Service,
Your Finance, Stewardship team, & Pastor Lisa
 
* this information entered by the Finance Secretary, and not shared with Finance 
 
 

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4096 Lower Fayetteville Road, Sharpsburg, GA

Sharpsburg, GA 30277


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