G-Chat February 15, 2017

 
UMW (UNITED METHODIST WOMEN) – Monday, February 20-10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. All ladies are invited!
 
NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY BEGINNING FEBRUARY 22 
At the home of Doug & Faith Genovese.  All ages are welcome. We will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 PM starting February 22nd. This study will last approximately 12 weeks.  Book: Approaching God – Accepting the Invitation to stand in the Presence of God by Steve Brown. It may be purchased on Amazon and it is available on Kindle for $11.99. Sign up at the church office or by replying to this email.
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER – MARCH 8 – 5:30 PM  – Mark your Calendar  – Wednesday Night Dinner, March 8th in the Fellowship Hall.  5:30 to 7PM  Build your own Taco!
 
BIBLE STUDY – SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 4PM TO 6PM  *NEW TIME*
The Sunday Christian Belief’s class is beginning this Sunday with Kim Reindl facilitating.  The time has been changed to
4pm  to 6pm and they will meet in the café over in the contemporary worship center.
 
FLAG RETIREMENT – APRIL 2017
Scout Trey Isham is COLLECTING flags for a flag retirement to be held at Cokes Chapel first weekend in April. Ceremonies/readings all day.  Burning then burial of the ashes in the repository by the flag pole in front of CWC. Collections will continue through the month of March for the flag retirement day.
 
SUNDAY MORNING LIVE STREAM – Each Sunday at 11:00 am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Service! So if you can’t make it to church, you can join in online and still experience what God has in store for us each week! Find the link for the live stream at the top of our website: www.cokeschapel.org! ‘See’ you there!

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Do you have an announcement that you’d like displayed on the slides before worship or in this weekly communication and/or our Facebook page? Please email our announcements email at announcements@cokeschapel.org to get the word out!!

 


G-Chat February 8, 2017

 

MISSIONS/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING – TONIGHT FEBRUARY 8, 2017 AT 7:00 PM

Cokes Chapel is a mission-minded church. Our congregation is a caring and loving one, so there is a lot going on here. We love each other very much, but we also want to show God’s love to people not in our church. We donate food, money, and supplies to children’s homes, food pantries, thrift stores, and shelters. We give gifts and food at Thanksgiving and Christmas to those less fortunate here in our community and around the world. We sing at nursing homes, prepare and serve meals at Trinity Table, deliver Meals on Wheels – and these are just some of our missions. A lot is being done, but there is much more to do. We all have talents and interests, and hopefully, every member will become involved in some kind of outreach project. Please join us Wednesday, February 8th, at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall to make our plans for ways we can make a difference in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy and Earl Bagley at 770-301-2577 or ebbagley@gmail.com.

NEW ADULT BIBLE STUDY SIGN UP NOW!  FEB 7 and FEB 19 – One class has already begun and the other will begin on February 19.  In this study, adults will have the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. We will be offering a “Christian Beliefs” class, which will include teachings for adults on the essential beliefs of the Christian faith, as well as the particular beliefs of the United Methodist Church. You will be exploring several topics such as “Trinity,” “Who is Jesus?,” “Who is the Holy Spirit and What Does the Holy Spirit Do?,” and “What do United Methodists Say About God?” We hope you will join us!  Class: “Christian Beliefs” When: Tuesdays, Feb. 7-March 28; 10:00-12:00 noon OR Sundays, Feb. 19-April 9; 4:00-6:00 pm Leaders: Tuesday Mornings—Rev. Lisa Dempsey Sunday Afternoons—Kim Reindl – To Register: Contact the Church Office, or email office@cokeschapel.org or kreindl@cokeschapel.org

ANOTHER NEW BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY BEGINNING FEBRUARY 22 At the home of Doug & Faith Genovese.  All ages are welcome. We will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8 PM starting February 22nd. This study will last approximately 12 weeks.  Book: Approaching God – Accepting the Invitation to stand in the Presence of God by Steve Brown. It may be purchased on Amazon and it is available on Kindle for $11.99. Sign up at the church office or by replying to this email.
 
VALENTINE BANQUET Saturday, FEBRUARY 11, 6-8pm
$8.50 per person – Today is the last day to get your ticket!!  REPLY to this email if you want to attend!
 
FEBRUARY LUNCH BUNCH FEBRUARY 9, 2017, at 11:30 am
at Pascal’s Restaurant in Peachtree City – Meet there!

COKES CHAPEL YOUTH  will meet at the Valentine Banquet this Saturday at 5:30 pm to help serve the attendees!  Contact Bobby Kirk with questions, bkirk@cokeschapel.org. 

HIP HOP, JAZZ, LYRICAL WITH BALLET MOVEMENT FIRST MEETING FEBRUARY 12 AT 12:10 PM What does this have to do with Worship? Why everything if you are from 3rd grade through 12th grade! We are blessed to have two accomplished dancers, Annette Tomasi and Caren Sharp, both who have a career in dance, who are giving their talent and time to bring this wonderful opportunity to us! Your child/youth interested? No need for dance experience, just a heart for worship and expression. First planning meeting: Sunday, February 12 at 12:10 – 1:10 in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided with reservations. Please contact the church office at office@cokeschapel.org to make your reservations.
 
BOY SCOUT SUNDAY February 12 at the 9:00 am Service.  Come join us celebrate our scout groups.

SUNDAY MORNING LIVE STREAM – Each Sunday at 11:00 am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Service! So if you can’t make it to church, you can join in online and still experience what God has in store for us each week! Find the link for the live stream at the top of our website: www.cokeschapel.org! ‘See’ you there!

ANNOUNCEMENTS – Do you have an announcement that you’d like displayed on the slides before worship or in this weekly communication and/or our Facebook page? Please email our announcements email at announcements@cokeschapel.org to get the word out!!


G Chat February 1, 2017

MISSIONS/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING FEBRUARY 8, 2017 AT 7:00 PM   Cokes Chapel is a mission-minded church. Our congregation is a caring and loving one, so there is a lot going on here. We love each other very much, but we also want to show God’s love to people not in our church. We donate food, money, and supplies to children’s homes, food pantries, thrift stores, and shelters. We give gifts and food at Thanksgiving and Christmas to those less fortunate here in our community and around the world. We sing at nursing homes, prepare and serve meals at Trinity Table, deliver Meals on Wheels – and these are just some of our missions. A lot is being done, but there is much more to do. We all have talents and interests, and hopefully, every member will become involved in some kind of outreach project. Please join us Wednesday, February 8th, at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall to make our plans for ways we can make a difference in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy and Earl Bagley at 770-301-2577 or ebbagley@gmail.com.

NEW ADULT BIBLE STUDY SIGN UP NOW BEGINNING FEB 7 AND FEB 19 – Starting in February, adults will have the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. We will be offering a “Christian Beliefs” class, which will include teachings for adults on the essential beliefs of the Christian faith, as well as the particular beliefs of the United Methodist Church. You will be exploring several topics such as “Trinity,” “Who is Jesus?,” “Who is the Holy Spirit and What Does the Holy Spirit Do?,” and “What do United Methodists Say About God?” We hope you will join us!  
Class: “Christian Beliefs” When: Tuesdays, Feb. 7-March 28; 10:00-12:00 noon OR Sundays, Feb. 19-April 9; 4:00-6:00 pm Leaders:  Tuesday Mornings—Rev. Lisa Dempsey Sunday Afternoons—Kim Reindl – To Register: Contact the Church Office, or email office@cokeschapel.org or kreindl@cokeschapel.org

VALENTINE BANQUET Saturday, FEBRUARY 11, 6-8pm $8.50 per person – Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening of fellowship, food, and surprise entertainment with our Cokes Chapel family! This is NOT just for couples or young people! Married, Single, Young or Not so Young – Bring a Friend. Bring a Neighbor. Bring a brother, sister or your favorite sweetie. Menu: Bakes Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread & Dessert Buy tickets from Craig or Cindy Cox. If you prefer not to drive at night, it would be our pleasure to pick you up at your front door in the church van and return you safely to your front door. Just call:

Gail Brook @ 770-328-9986.

FEBRUARY LUNCH BUNCH FEBRUARY 9, 2017, at 11:30 am at Pascal’s Restaurant in Peachtree City – Meet there!

COKES CHAPEL CRAFT CORNER will meet this Saturday at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall.  Bring candies for filling special gift jars and a snack to share!  All are invited to join in the craftiness!

HOLLONVILLE OPRY FEBRUARY 4, 2017 – 5:30 PM FROM CHURCH Tommy & Rita Godwin will be performing along with Luke Beam at the Hollonville Opry again! We will be driving a bus over to enjoy the food, music, and fun again this next Saturday evening. All are invited to attend. The bus will be leaving at 5:30 pm from the church parking lot. The show begins at 6:30 PM.  (not 7:00 pm as previously advertised)

YOUTH TO ATTEND WINTERJAM 2017 CONCERT FEBRUARY 4TH 4:00 PM  Our youth plan on attending WinterJam at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, February 4th. The cost is $10 per person cash at the door. Keith Simpson has volunteered to drive the church bus and we will be departing the church parking lot at 4:00 PM. For more information, please contact Bobby Kirk, 404-512-8890.

COKES CHAPEL YOUTH will not meet this Sunday night! Have a great week!

HIP HOP, JAZZ, LYRICAL WITH BALLET MOVEMENT FIRST MEETING FEBRUARY 12 AT 12:10 PM
What does this have to do with Worship? Why everything if you are from 3rd grade through 12th grade! We are blessed to have two accomplished dancers, Annette Thomasi and Caren Sharp, both who have a career in dance, who are giving their talent and time to bring this wonderful opportunity to us! Your child/youth interested? No need for dance experience, just a heart for worship and expression.  First planning meeting: Sunday, February 12 at 12:10 – 1:10 in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided with reservations. Please contact the church office at office@cokeschapel.org to make your reservations. 
 
SUNDAY MORNING LIVE STREAM
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Service!  So if you can’t make it to church, you can join in online and still experience what God has in store for us each week!  Find the link for the live stream at the top of our website: www.cokeschapel.org!  ‘See’ you there!
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS – Do you have an announcement that you’d like displayed on the slides before worship or in this weekly communication and/or our Facebook page?  Please email our announcements email at announcements@cokeschapel.org to get the word out!!


G-Chat January 25

“New Adult Class to Begin! Sign-up NOW”

Starting in February, adults will have the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith. We will be offering a “Christian Beliefs” class, which will include teachings for adults on the essential beliefs of the Christian faith, as well as the particular beliefs of the United Methodist Church. You will be exploring several topics such as “Trinity,” “Who is Jesus?,” “Who is the Holy Spirit and What Does the Holy Spirit Do?,” and “What do United Methodists Say About God?” We hope you will join us!

Class:   “Christian Beliefs”

When: Tuesdays, Feb. 7-March 28; 10:00-12:00 noon OR  Sundays, Feb. 19-April 9; 4:00-6:00 pm

Leaders:  Tuesday Mornings—Rev. Lisa Dempsey     Sunday Afternoons—Kim Reindl

To Register: Contact the Church Office, or email office@cokeschapel.org or kreindl@cokeschapel.org 
 
 
VALENTINE BANQUET  Saturday, February 11, 6-8pm $8.50 per person
Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening of fellowship, food, and surprise entertainment with our Cokes Chapel family!    This is NOT just for couples or young people!  Married, Single, Young or Not so Young  –  Bring a Friend. Bring a Neighbor.  Bring a brother, sister or your favorite sweetie.    Menu: Bakes Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread & Dessert  Buy tickets from Craig or Cindy Cox. If you prefer not to drive at night, it would be our pleasure to pick you up at your front door in the church van and return you safely to your front door. Just call: Gail Brook @ 770-328-9986
 
MISSIONS/OUTREACH TEAM MEETING   FEBRUARY 8, 2017 AT 7PM
Cokes Chapel is a mission-minded church. Our congregation is a caring and loving one, so there is a lot going on here. We love each other very much, but we also want to show God’s love to people not in our church. We donate food, money, and supplies to children’s homes, food pantries, thrift stores, and shelters. We give gifts and food at Thanksgiving and Christmas to those less fortunate here in our community and around the world. We sing at nursing homes, prepare and serve meals at Trinity Table, deliver Meals on Wheels – and these are just some of our missions. A lot is being done, but there is much more to do. We all have talents and interests, and hopefully, every member will become involved in some kind of outreach project. Please join us Wednesday, February 8th, at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall to make our plans for ways we can make a difference in 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy and Earl Bagley at 770-301-2577 or ebbagley@gmail.com.
 
SIGN UP FOR LUNCH AND A MOVIE TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 
Lunch at  Paschal’s , Peachtree City (Create your own pasta dish—$7.99) Movie to follow LaLa Land (PG-13)  Meet at Cokes Chapel at 11:00 a.m. SIGN UP SHEET LOCATED IN THE NARTHEX For more information contact: Gail Brooke 770-328-9986
 
HOLLENVILLE OPRY Saturday, February 4th
Tommy & Rita Godwin will be performing along with Luke Beam at the Hollenville Opry again! We will be driving a bus over to enjoy the food, music and fun again this next Saturday evening. All are invited to attend. The bus will be leaving at 5:30 from the church parking lot. The show begins at 7PM. Sign up in the narthex to ride the bus!
 
YOUTH TO ATTEND WINTERJAM 2017 CONCERT
Our youth plan on attending WinterJam at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, February 4th. The cost is $10 per person cash at the door. Keith Simpson has volunteered to drive the church bus and we will be departing the church parking lot at 4pm. For more information, please contact Bobby Kirk, 404-512-8890.
 
HIP HOP, JAZZ, LYRICAL WITH BALLET MOVEMENT 
What does this have to do with Worship? Why everything if you are from 3rd grade through 12th grade! We have two accomplished dancers who are members forming a Sacred Liturgical dance group for our church! Your child/youth interested? No need for dance experience, just a heart for worship and expression.  First planning meeting: Sunday, February 12 at 12:10 – 1:10 in the Fellowship Hall. Lunch will be provided with reservations. Please contact the church office to make your reservations. More information next week!

 



G-Chat — January 5, 2017

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Calling all 2017 Leadership! 

District Training Event – The annual training event for the LaGrange District will be held on
Sunday, January 29 at the Providence UMC in Fayetteville, 3-6pm. A variety of workshops will
be offered during 2 sessions including- How to Build a Young Adult Ministry, Children’s
Ministry, Men’s Ministry, One Board Structure, Youth Ministry, Leadership Development, and
more. Please check the district website for a complete list of workshops and leaders.

Are you a chairperson, or leader of a work area? Is your name on the list attached below?  Then you will want to be as prepared as possible to lead Cokes this year!  Please make note of the district training, and plan to be there on January 29. 

Effective leaders take advantage of training offered, garner information from others who have done their ministry area before, discern the potential needs of church and community and gather their team towards ministry goals.  Cokes Chapel has effective leaders! 

Questions?  Give me a call at 770-598-5066.  Pastor Lisa
 
 
 
In the case of bad weather this season, please check our Facebook page for closings. 
 
POTLUCK DINNER Wednesday the 11th from 5pm to 7pm
in the Fellowship Hall!
 
LADIES PROGRAM UPDATE Lunch Bunch has been canceled this month but will begin again on February 9th. The United Methodist Women will be meeting next Monday, January 16th in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30am as planned. All the ladies of the church are invited.
 
FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH During the months of January through March several of our children, youth, and their families will be participating in a Family Confirmation Class, “Foundations of Faith.” This 2.5 hour time of spiritual development will involve alternating participation in 9:00 and 11:00 am worship, as well as an intergenerational learning experience in the Youth House each Sunday.  Keep this journey in your prayers!


G-Chat December 14, 2016

 
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Sunday, December 18th
 
This Sunday, December 18th is a busy day at Cokes Chapel!  
 
We begin with our
9am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary, which is followed by our Advent Breakfast Celebration in the Contemporary Worship Center where we can share our Advent Bible study stories with one another! 
 
After breakfast is our 11am Contemporary Worship the Contemporary Worship Center. 
 

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At 4:45 pm in the sanctuary we invite everyone back to worship with our choir, The Celebration Singers, as they present the annual Christmas Cantata titled “The First Noel, Born is a King” (Special music will begin at 4:45 pm).  
 
 
Following the cantata at
6:15 pm in the Contemporary Worship Center, stay and watch the movie, “The Nativity Story”
Don’t forget your movie snacks!
 
 
 
 
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Christmas Cards in Mailboxes
No matter what service you attend, be sure to check the alphabetized boxes in the Narthex of the Sanctuary for Christmas Cards!  Even if you do not give cards, you are bound to receive some!  Check your mailbox this Sunday!!
 
 
 
 
Todd Family/Trinity House
 
The Todd’s have collected “most” of what they need to feed the homeless at Trinity Table.  They could still use individual, single-serve, pull-top containers of spaghetti, ravioli, etc. Oranges would be welcome as well!
 
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Christmas Eve
At  5pm on Christmas Eve, The Graydon family invites everyone to come help set out luminaries
in our cemetery and church grounds to prepare for our Candlelight services to follow.
 
At 7pm in the Contemporary Worship Center, we will have our Contemporary Candlelight Communion Service.
 
At 9pm in the Sanctuary, we will have our Traditional Candlelight Communion Service.
 
 
 
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At 11am in the Sanctuary, we will have a combined Celebration Worship service on Christmas Morning to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus!!    Come celebrate the birth of our Savior on a special CHRISTmas morning!!

 

 

 



G-Chat December 7th

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Advent Celebration and Sharing Breakfast!  

Sunday, December 18th at 10:10-10:50 am

Contemporary Worship Center

As Cokes Chapel completes our church-wide Advent study,
Taste and See, ALL are invited to join in a time to celebrate the season and share our stories.  We are looking forward to hearing how we—children, youth, and adults—have been learning new things and experiencing God in new ways this season.  Please RSVP to Barbara Henderson (office@cokeschapel.org; 770-253-6052) or Kim Reindl (kreindl@cokeschapel.org) by Monday, December 12th
with the number that plan to attend. 
 
 
ANGEL TREE GIFTS
Remember to bring your Angel Tree Gifts with you to church this  Sunday, December 11th!  It will be the last Sunday that we will be collecting them!  Thank you to all who have helped out with this project!
 
 
CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Come next
Sunday, December 18th at 5PM to listen as our choir shares “The First Noel, Born is the King”.  This will be followed by a showing of the movie, The Nativity Story.
 
 
JOIN YOUR CHURCH FAMILY TO WATCH “THE NATIVITY STORY!”
You are invited to watch the movie, The Nativity Story, with your church family!  (This is the movie that is recommended by our Advent study, Taste and See. 6:15 to 8:15 in the Contemporary Worship Center.  Bring movie snacks!  Hope to see you there!
 


G-Chat November 29, 2016

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Greetings from the Cokes Chapel Craft Corner – REMINDER!!!

Our next gathering will be on Saturday, December 3 in the Fellowship Hall from 10am to 2pm. For our December project, we will be making a wreath! You can make a Christmas wreath or an all occasion wreath. Cindy Cox will be teaching this class. We hope you will plan to attend. Please bring a snack to share and your own beverage. 

Supply list to purchase in advance: 

Wire wreath – any size (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, JoAnn’s) Mesh ribbon – any color at least 4″ to 5″ wide or wider Additional ribbon for a bow (optional)

Embellishments – Christmas ornaments, silk berries, pinecones, holly, or any other embellishments of your choosing

Pipe-cleaners (optional) Cindy said she has plenty

Glue gun (we’ll try to bring extras in case you do not have one) 

If you have questions, you can contact me by email at sntodd@numail.org. 

Looking forward to seeing you on December 3.
 
 
LADIES ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
Our annual Christmas Lunch Bunch will be Thursday, December 8,  11:30 AM,
at Wanda Moore’s home located at 4661 Hwy. 34 East, Sharpsburg.  Look for sign-up sheets  in the Narthex and Contemporary Worship Center.  Simply bring a covered dish and join us !  
 
The church bus will be available to ride from the church to Wanda’s this Thursday, 12/8 for the luncheon. Parking is limited, so we would encourage those who can, to take advantage of this opportunity! We will meet at 11:15 in the parking lot!
 
 
HELP THE TODD FAMILY PROVIDE FOOD FOR TRINITY TABLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY!
The Todd Family has signed up to provide food to the pantry on Christmas Day.  Here are the items that they are gathering:
 
450 individual serving cans of beefaroni, spaghettios, Vienna Sausage, etc.
45 loaves of bread
450 slices of meat
450 slices of cheese
225 individual bags of chips
225 oranges
225 bottles of water
 
100 men’s socks
25 women’s/children’s socks
 
There will be bins and additional information out on Sunday if you would like to provide additional help!  Thank you!
 
 
 

 

 

 



G-Chat November 16, 2016

 

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WE HAVE 54 ADULT PARTICIPANTS IN THE ADVENT STUDY! 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP TO JOIN IN ON WHAT GOD IS DOING AT COKES CHAPEL!
Contact office@cokeschapel.org to register!
 

THANKSGIVING FUNDRAISER

Now is the time to order a fried or smoked whole turkey or turkey breast for Thanksgiving!! We will be taking orders until Saturday the 19th.

Fried or Smoked Turkeys are $ 35 each
Fried or Smoked Turkey Breasts are $ 25 each

There are several ways to order if you did not get to sign up in the Narthex or Contemporary Worship Center.
 
1. Reply to this email with your order.

2. Go to our online sign-up form at: http://www.123contactform.com/form-2306081/Online-Order-Form 

3. Call the church office before Thursday with your order or call Blair Graydon direct at 678-850-8907.

 

NOW TAKING POINSETTIA ORDERS

The United Methodist Women are taking orders for the poinsettias at this time.  There are sign up sheets available at both services.  Please indicate whether you are purchasing a plant in memory or in honor of a loved one and the name of that person. The plants will be placed in worship during the Christmas Season. The cost is $10/ea. 
 

HANGING OF THE GREENS, THIS SUNDAY!

We will be decorating the facilities for the Advent and Christmas season this Sunday, November 20th from 2:30-4:30pm.  As is our custom, we will share in a covered dish chili supper, so bring a pot of your favorite recipe to share.
 
ANGEL TREE

Our Angel Trees are being set up on Sunday, November 20th in the Narthex and Contemporary Worship Center. Simply pull names from the tree and complete the sign-up sheet by the appropriate child’s name/wish list item. It is very important that we have your name by the gift that you select to purchase. All gifts should be wrapped, tagged with the child’s name and age, and returned by December 11th.
 
 
 


G-Chat – November 10, 2016

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CALLING ALL ADULTS!!!—Sign-up Now for the Church-wide ADVENT STUDY! 
How might you have felt if you were Zechariah or Elizabeth, Mary or Joseph?  What if you had been an angel, a shepherd, or one of the wise men?  In an innovative approach to the stories of Advent, we will be invited to become part of the events surrounding the birth of the Christ child.   Each week, we will enter into the story for a while, exploring it from the perspective of its central figures.

This church-wide Advent study, “Taste and See,” will be offered to kids during Children’s Church, youth during Youth Group, and preached from on Sundays during Advent.  Adults have the opportunity to participate by signing-up for one of the weekly adult classes listed below.  Study:  “Taste and See:  Experiencing the Stories of Advent and Christmas,” by Jan Johnson Length: 4 Weeks Dates and Times:  Sundays, Nov. 20th-Dec. 11th, 5:00-6:30 PM (Leader:  Kim Reindl) OR  Tuesdays, Nov. 22nd-Dec. 13th, 10:30-12:00 PM (Leader:  Rev. Lisa Dempsey) OR  Tuesdays, Nov. 22nd-Dec. 13th, 6:30-8:00 PM (Leader: Patty White) Cost:  $8.00 per individual, couple, or family (Book Cost) To Register:  Email Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org, OR Call Barbara Henderson at 770-253-6052

Registration DEADLINE:  Sunday, November 13th

 

KICK-OFF TO CONFIRMATION!”:  INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
If you are the parent of a young person, 6th grade through 12th grade, please save the date, Sunday, November 13th from 12:15-1:30 pm (lunch will be provided) for an informational meeting with Kim Reindl about the Youth Confirmation Class that is to start in January.  You will want to attend this meeting about this important milestone opportunity in your child’s faith development!  (PLEASE NOTE:  This class is OPEN to ALL Youth, whether or not they have already been confirmed in the church.)

 

NOW TAKING POINSETTIA ORDERS
The United Methodist Women are taking orders for the poinsettias at this time.  There are sign up sheets available at both services.  Please indicate whether you are purchasing a plant in memory or in honor of a loved one and the name of that person. The plants will be placed in worship during the Christmas Season. The cost is $10/ea. 

 

VETERANS DAY
A day that our nation recognizes and honors those who have served our country in any of our Armed forces during peace and war times. Armed forces include Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and National Guard.  Sunday, November 13, at 10:15, between our two worship services, Cokes Chapel will host a Veterans Day Recognition.  We will raise our flag, sing, pray, read names, and sound a volley from the small cannon to mark this occasion.  Everyone is invited to a reception following the service in the cafeteria off of the Contemporary Worship Center.  Email office@cokeschapel.org or call 770-253-6052

 

THANKSGIVING BASKETS
If you wish to make a monetary gift to support this year’s Thanksgiving Basket outreach, please make your checks out to Cokes Chapel UMC and mark Thanksgiving Baskets on the memo line. If you’d like to help assemble the baskets, please come to Fellowship Hall on Monday, November 21st at 8AM.  Additional questions should be directed to Betsy Bagley, Nancy Vermilyea, or Caroline Huckaby. Thank you!

 

LAGRANGE DISTRICT UMM SHOE DRIVE
The UMM are collecting used, outgrown, ill-fitting, gently-worn, out-of-style, no longer needed/wanted men’s, women’s and kids’ shoes of any kind.  They are supporting a local non-profit named Soaring High on Faith. There will be bins available at both worship services to drop off your donations.  The collection runs to this Sunday, November 13th. 

 
 
HANGING OF THE GREENS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH
We will be decorating the facilities for the Advent and Christmas season on Sunday, November 20th from 3-5pm.  As is our custom, we will share in a covered dish chili supper, so bring a pot of your favorite recipe to share.
 
 
ANGEL TREE
Our Angel Trees are being set up on Sunday, November 20th in the Narthex and Contemporary Worship Center. Simply pull names from the tree and complete the sign-up sheet by the appropriate child’s name/wish list item. It is very important that we have your name by the gift that you select to purchase. All gifts should be wrapped, tagged with the child’s name and age, and returned by December 11th.
 
 
PECAN SALE
Ladies from the UMW will be selling pecans between services this Sunday, November 13th.  They are $12/bag and are simply a necessity for holiday baking.