April 20, 2018 G Chat

FOUNDER’S DAY
Founders Day is this Sunday!  Come hear a little about our history.  Read below a snippet by Thom McCague:
One of the oldest churches in Coweta County, Cokes Chapel was established in 1833 and named for Bishop Thomas Coke, who was instrumental in helping to establish the Methodist Church in the United States.  Meeting initially under a bush arbor located at the Burt Hill Farm, off Hwy 154 and Lower Fayetteville Road. The congregation soon moved into its first structure, a log cabin, to the present 7-acre site, deeded to the church trustees for a cost of $25 in 1842. Here they worshiped until 1850, when the present structure, built by prominent Newnan builders R.D. Cole Manufacturers, was erected behind the original log cabin for a cost of $1,100.  With a few changes and modern conveniences, the church remains much as it was in 1850.  The adjacent cemetery was located on the property before the church with its first headstone dating back to 1839, with Confederate and Union soldiers, blacks, and whites, buried side by side. 
 
CHURCH BBQ – THIS SUNDAY
Don’t forget to pick up your BBQ THIS SUNDAY.  Plates are $8 each.
 
HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE GRADUATES
Information Is Needed by Sunday, May 20th.  We will be recognizing our High School and College graduates during our worship services.  If you have a graduate, or to find out what information is needed, please email Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org. The DEADLINE for turning in this information is April 30th!
 
CONTAINERS / DISHES
There are several unclaimed dishes & containers left behind or forgotten in the Fellowship Hall kitchen.  Please check to see if any belong to you.  Those not claimed will be donated to One Roof.  Thank you.
 
 
 
REMINDER
Pastor Lisa will be out of the office April 30th through May 4th for the district training.  Please contact Lynda Hawkins at lyndawhawkins@gmail.com or 404-432-4517.
 
HOLLONVILLE OPRY SATURDAY NIGHT MUSICAL CELEBRATION
On Saturday night, May 5th, come enjoy some gospel, country, folk, bluegrass, Irish, 50’s music with our Cokes Chapel group, Tommy and Rita Godwin and Luke Beam. Two other bands will follow.
There is NO CHARGE for the Opry or the refreshments; however, a donation box is available for you to show your appreciation. Proceeds go to the upkeep of the building.
There is NO CHARGE for the bus which leaves Cokes Chapel at 5:30 sharp. Show starts at 6:30.
Come clap, sing, clog, dance, celebrate life! C U There! 
If you want to drive, take GA Hwy 362 to Hollonville; Opry is in the fork of the roads. Travel time from church is about 30 mins. (770 228-8238) 
For additional information see: Hollonvilleopry.com  or access  Hollonville Opry on Facebook 
 
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 CWC

 



April 13, 2018 G Chat

ACTIVE SHOOTER PRESENTATION
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 14 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., in the Contemporary Worship Center. The Sheriff’s department will be making the presentation. For more information contact Paul Snyder at (770) 251-2718.

DEADLINE THIS SUNDAY FOR T-SHIRT ORDERS
Everyone is invited to prepare for Discovery Weekend.  Payment for the t-shirts will be collected on delivery.  Complete the insert and turn in ASAP. Then everyone is invited to wear their t-shirts during the combined worship service on May 6th as we show love to our Youth. Questions? Contact Kim Reindl, kreindl@cokeschapel.org.
 
DONUTS, FRUIT, & COFFEE
Stop by to visit with friends in the Contemporary Worship Center between the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services for some of these goodies.  Feel free to take it with you to your Sunday School classes.  These treats will be provided by Craig Cox and your Outreach Committee.
 
GODSPELL
If you would like to attend a production of Godspell at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone on Friday, May 11th, please sign up on the sheet today in the narthex or CWC.  We will have dinner at Carrabba’s in PTC at 6:00 p.m. and then attend the 8:00 p.m. performance.  Pay Betsy Bagley for your tickets.which are $35 each for seniors/students and $40 for adults.  If we have at least 25 people, the ticket prices will be reduced.
 
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL
Current Sunday School Class  Locations at 10:10 a.m.:
  • Eubanks: Front room of Sanctuary
  • Fellowship: Fellowship Hall across the street
  • Intergenerational: After School Room of CWC
CHURCH BBQ – APRIL 22 
The men of Cokes Chapel are firing up the BBQ pits for the semi-annual BBQ pulled pork plate dinners.  This spring BBQ will benefit the church and celebrate our church founders!  Join us from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., carry out or dine in!  Members and scouts are assisting in ticket sales. See a scout, an Old Goat, or the church office for tickets. $8 each.
 
 
FOUNDER’S DAY– APRIL 22
Join us for our Founders Day celebration as we remember our beginnings and look forward to our future.  9:00 a.m. and  11:00 a.m. service.
 
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
UMW will meet on Monday, April 16th at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  All ladies are welcome to join us and bring a friend.

UMW will host a family night supper on Wednesday, April 18th  at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Please bring your favorite dishes and join us for a wonderful evening of food and fellowship.

GRADUATE SUNDAY
Information Needed to Recognize Our High School & College Graduates!  Sunday, May 20th we will be recognizing our High School and College graduates.  If you have a graduate, please email Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org to find out what information is needed. The DEADLINE for giving information is April 30th!


April 6, 2018 G Chat

 
HYDRANGEAS
Left off the Easter Hydrangeas list from last week: Easter Hydrangeas were given in honor of Harvey & Betty Armstrong by Hazel Beatty and Marina Lewis.
 
LUNCH BUNCH
Will be going to the historic Green Manor Restaurant in Union City, Thursday, April 12th at 11:30am. Any questions contact Wanda Moore at (770) 253-5921.

GROWING SCRIPTURALLY & SPIRITUALLY:
Dinner will be held at the Dempsey house for those interested in leading or hosting a small study group on April 12th at 6:15pm. Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

ACTIVE SHOOTER PRESENTATION
Saturday, April 14 from 2:00 – 5:00pm, in the Contemporary Worship Center. The Sheriff’s department will be making the presentation. For more information contact Paul Snyder at (770) 251-2718.

DONUTS, FRUIT, & COFFEE?
Stop by to visit with friends in the Contemporary Worship Center between the 9:00am and 11:00am services on Sunday, April 15th for some of these goodies. Feel free to take it with you to your Sunday School classes. These treats will be provided by Craig Cox and your Outreach Committee.

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN NEWS
UMW will meet on Monday, April 16th at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall. All ladies are welcome to joing us and bring a friend.

UMW will host a family night supper on Wednesday, April 18th at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring your favorite dishes and join us for a wonderful evening of food and fellowship.

CHURCH BBQ – APRIL 22ND The men of Cokes Chapel are firing up the BBQ pits for the semi-annual BBQ pulled pork plate dinners. This spring BBQ will benefit the church and celebrate our church founders! Join us from 10:00am to 2:30pm, carry out or dine in! Members and scouts are assisting in ticket sales. See a scout, an Old Goat, or the church office for tickets. $8 each.

DISCOVERY WEEKEND—May 4-6 at Cokes Chapel UMC! The Discovery Weekend is a spiritual formation retreat offered to middle school youth (grades 6th-8th), lead by high school youth and adult volunteers. This is an opportunity for our ENTIRE church family to show God’s love to our young people. We hope everyone will get involved in some way with this very special event. More information to come! Questions contact Kim Reindl, kreindl@cokeschapel.org.

GODSPELL
If you would like to attend a production of Godspell at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone on Friday, May 11th, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or CWC. We will have dinner at Carrabbas in PTC at 6:00 and then attend the 8:00 performance.

Please sign up and pay Betsy Bagley no later than Sunday, April 15th. The tickets are $35 each for seniors/students and $40 for adults. If we have at least 25 people, the ticket prices will be reduced.

Current Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
• Eubanks: Front room of Sanctuary
• Fellowship: Fellowship Hall across street
• Intergenerational: After School Room of CWC
 


March 30, 2018 G Chat

COME CELEBRATE OUR SAVIOR
Friday March 30 (TONIGHT) 7:00 pm Good Friday in Sanctuary
Sunday April 1 7:15 am Sunrise Service in front of Sanctuary
Sunday April 1 – 7:45 am Covered Dish Breakfast in Fellowship Hall
Sunday April 1 – 9:00 am Traditional Easter Celebration
Sunday April 1 – 10:10 am Sunday School for all ages
Sunday April 1 – 11:00 am Contemporary Easter Celebration

FRESH FLOWERS FOR CROSS
Bring fresh flowers to be placed on the cross at the 9:00 am service.

DISCOVERY WEEKEND
Cokes Chapel’s upcoming Discovery Weekend is a spiritual
formation retreat for our middle school students, lead by high school students and adult volunteers. We are honored to have been selected by Upper Room Ministries as one of 35 churches nation-wide to host as a Beta Test Church for the weekend. This is an amazing opportunity for both our church and your youth and we need YOU!

When: May 4-6, 2018, a weekend spiritual retreat at the church Friday night through Sunday afternoon.

Purpose: To help middle schoolers experience the life-changing love of God through the church and to encourage high schoolers to grow as spiritual leaders in our church.

Overall Theme: “Discover God’s Love through the Church”

Questions or to Volunteer: Contact Kim Reindl (kreindl@cokeschapel.org) or Tica Spake (martica@charter.net)

ACTIVE SHOOTER PRESENTATION
Saturday, April 14 from 2:00 – 5:00pm, in the Contemporary Worship Center. The Sheriff’s department will be making the presentation. For more information contact Paul Snyder at (770) 251-2718.

CURRENT SUNDAY SCHOOL LOCATIONS: 10:10 AM
• Eubanks Class: Front room of Sanctuary
• Fellowship Class: Fellowship Hall across street
• Intergenerational: After School Room of CWC

GODSPELL
If you would like to attend a production of Godspell at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone on Friday, May 11th, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or CWC. We will have dinner at Carrabbas in PTC at 6:00 and then attend the 8:00 performance.

Please sign up and pay Betsy Bagley no later than Sunday, April 15th. The tickets are $35 each for seniors/students and $40 for adults. If we have at least 25 people, the ticket prices will be reduced.

WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to join us as we pray.


March 23 G Chat

EGG HUNT TOMORROW
Saturday, March 24th, 9:30-11:30 AM, in the field behind the Childcare Center.
Please email Kim Reindl, kreindl@cokeschapel.org, to volunteer.

PALM SUNDAY
March 25th 9:15 to 10:15 am  LENTEN BREAKFAST – Join our church family for a continental breakfast and table conversation in the Contemporary Worship Center. Suggested donation is $2 per person.

After breakfast, at 10:30 am, join in the Sanctuary for a combined worship service and the Easter Cantata, “Love Took His Breath Away”.

 
GOOD FRIDAY
March 30th Everyone come together in the Sanctuary at 7:00 pm for Good Friday service.

Considering attending our Good Friday Service?
This year’s worship embraces the wider picture of God’s plan from Creation to the foot of the cross. The design of this interactive service includes congregational singing, solo’s, choir and readers, as together, we reflect on the meaning of Good Friday. Selected music and scripture bring our faith story together in a rich new dimension. Plan to join us, and invite a friend.

I have found that Good Friday seats a fresh appreciation for our celebration of Easter Sunday! I pray you will too.

HE IS ALIVE!
Join us next Sunday, April 1st as we Celebrate Easter!
• 7:15 am Sunrise Service in front of Sanctuary
• 7:30 am Covered dish breakfast in Fellowship Hall
• 9:00 am Traditional Easter Worship in Sanctuary
• 10:00 am Sunday School
• 11:00 am Contemporary Easter Worship in CWC

ACTIVE SHOOTER PRESENTATION
Saturday, April 14 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, in the Contemporary Worship Center. The Sheriff’s department will be making the presentation. For more information contact Paul Snyder at (770) 251-2718.

FIND A SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS TO JOIN
Current Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
• Eubanks: Front room of Sanctuary
• Fellowship: Fellowship Hall across the street
• Intergenerational: After School Room of CWC

GODSPELL
If you would like to attend a production of Godspell at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone on Friday, May 11th, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or CWC. We will have dinner at Carrabba’s in PTC at 6:00 and then attend the 8:00 performance.

Please sign up and pay Betsy Bagley no later than Sunday, April 15th. The tickets are $35 each for seniors/students and $40 for adults. If we have at least 25 people, the ticket prices will be reduced.

DISCOVERY WEEKEND
May 4-6 at Cokes Chapel UMC! The Discovery Weekend is a spiritual formation retreat offered to middle school youth (grades 6th-8th), lead by high school youth and adult volunteers. This is an opportunity for our ENTIRE church family to show God’s love to our young people. We hope everyone will get involved in some way with this very special event. More information to come! Questions contact Kim Reindl, kreindl@cokeschapel.org.

WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited to join us as we pray.



March 16, 2018 G CHAT

 
EGG HUNT/BUNNY SOCK HOP MARCH 24TH DONATIONS & VOLUTEERS NEEDED
 
Stuffed Plastic Eggs for the hunt (no nuts or chocolate please)—Please bring THIS SUNDAY to the Sanctuary narthex or Contemporary Worship Center entrance.  Donations may also be dropped at the church office by Tuesday, March 20thPlease indicate the number of eggs you have filled.
Individually Wrapped Candy or Small Prizes (NO Nuts Please)—Please drop donations THIS SUNDAY as indicated above.
Also Needed Goodies (cupcakes and cookies) for the Bunny Sock Hop.  Please email Kim Reindl, kreindl@cokeschapel.org, to volunteer or provide goodies.
Volunteers are needed to:
Help hide eggs—Saturday, March 24th, 8:30 AM in the Childcare Center Field
Greet Guests and serve refreshments—Saturday, March 24th, 9:30-11:30 AM, in the Childcare Center Cafeteria
Help with clean-up—Saturday, March 24th, 11:30-12:00 noon, in the Childcare Center Cafeteria
Please email Kim Reindl, kreindl@cokeschapel.org, to volunteer.
 
Palm Sunday, March 25th 9:15 to 10:15am

LENTEN BREAKFAST – Sign-up now to join our church family for a continental breakfast and table conversation in the Contemporary Worship Center. Suggested donation is $2 per person.

After breakfast, at 10:30am, join in the Sanctuary for a combined worship service and the Easter Cantata, “Love Took His Breath Away”. 

Sign-up on Sunday mornings, or contact Gail in the church office at (770) 253-6052, or Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org.

UMW Monday, March 19th at 10:30am

in the Fellowship Hall. Please welcome Kristin McCoy, Director of Cokes Chapel Childcare Center as our guest speaker.  All ladies are invited to attend and bring a friend.

Growing Scripturally & Spiritually:

Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ.  Interested in hosting in your home or leading a short study/small-group?  Informational meeting on March 22nd at 7pm.  Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:

o   Eubanks                    Front room of Sanctuary

o   Fellowship                 Fellowship Hall across street

o   Intergenerational      After School Room of CWC

Food Pantry Items Needed:

Canned corn, canned fruit, grape jelly.

 


March 7, 2018 G Chat

PALM SUNDAY MARCH 25th 9:15 to 10:15 am

LENTEN BREAKFAST – Sign-up now to join our church family for a continental breakfast and table conversation in the Contemporary Worship Center. Suggested donation is $2 per person.

After breakfast, at 10:30 am, join in the Sanctuary for a combined worship service and the EASTER CANTATA, “Love Took His Breath Away”. 

Sign-up on Sunday mornings, or contact Gail in the church office at (770) 253-6052 or Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org.

AMAZON SMILE  3x more! March 12-31 Only

CHURCH SAFETY & YOU!  Trustees recently approved a sub-committee for developing a safety and security plan for church and properties.  If you are interested in working on this committee or have Questions? Please contact Paul Snyder at pmsnyde@bellsouth.net

UMW Monday, March 19th at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Please welcome Kristin McCoy, Director of Cokes Chapel Childcare Center as our guest speaker.  All ladies are invited to attend and bring a friend.

GROWING SPIRITUALLY AND SCRIPTURALLY

Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ.  Interested in hosting in your home or leading a short study/small-group?  An informational meeting on March 22nd at 7 pm.  Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

ALL-CHURCH LENTEN STUDY FEB 11 TO MARCH 18

Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:

  • Eubanks: Front room of Sanctuary
  • Fellowship: Fellowship Hall across street
  • Intergenerational: After School Room of CWC
 
 

FOOD PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED:  Canned corn, canned fruit, grape jelly.

HOMELESS OFFERING
The North Georgia Conference provides grants to organizations that serve those experiencing homelessness and poverty in our state.  This might include housing programs (Habitat for Humanity), food pantries/feeding programs, and many other programs.  100% of the homeless offerings goes to ministries serving those experiencing this need.  Please consider supporting this important work.  Donation envelops will be distributed next week for your use.  We thank you for your special offering which is above and beyond your regular giving.
 
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING: Wednesdays at 5:30 pm New location:  Fellowship Hall
 


G Chat February 28, 2018

 
CHURCH SAFETY AND YOU!  Trustees recently approved a sub-committee for developing a safety and security plan for church and properties.  If you are interested in working on this committee or have Questions? Please contact Paul Snyder at pmsnyde@bellsouth.net
 
EASTER HYDRANGEAS
If you would like to put an Easter Hydrangea in the church in honor or memory of someone, there is a signup sheet in the narthex and CWC.  This year, due to an increase in the cost of the flowers, they will be $18 each.

Make check payable to Cokes Chapel UMW, place in envelope, and put in labeled box. Thank you for adding to the beauty of our church on Easter Sunday!

 
GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ.  Interested in hosting in your home or leading a short study/small-group?  Informational meeting on March 22nd at 7pm.  Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

ALL-CHURCH LENTEN STUDY FEB 11 TO MARCH 18

Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:

o   Eubanks                 Front room of Sanctuary

o   Fellowship              Fellowship Hall across street

o   Intergenerational     After School Room of CWC
 
AMAZON SMILE March 12-31 Only! 

UMW will meet on Monday, March 19th at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  Kristin McCoy, Director of Cokes Chapel Childcare Center will be our guest speaker.  All ladies are invited to attend and bring a friend.

PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED Canned corn, canned fruit, grape jelly.

HOMELESS OFFERING

 

The North Georgia Conference provides grants to organizations that serve those experiencing homelessness and poverty in our state.  This might include housing programs (Habitat for Humanity), food pantries/feeding programs, and many other programs.  Our own ministry, ONE ROOF applies for grants from this very offering.  100% of the homeless offerings goes to ministries serving those experiencing this need.  Please consider supporting this important work.  Donation envelops will be distributed next week for your use.  We thank you for your special offering which is above and beyond your regular giving.

 

New location:  Fellowship Hall



February 22, 2018 G Chat

 
HOLLONVILLE OPRY
The director of Brookdale Senior Living, where our Marie Allen lives, will have his group perform for their first time at the Hollonville Opry this coming Saturday night, Feb. 24. The bus will leave the church at 5:30 sharp, and all are welcome. There is no charge for the bus or the Opry, and refreshments are available at no charge, but a contribution toward upkeep of the venue is appreciated.
 
Come on out to see Denton Family and Friends and show them support and appreciation. We promise a good time!
 
CHURCH SAFETY COMMITTEE
Church Safety and You! The Trustees recently approved a sub-committee for developing a safety and security plan for church and properties.

The next meeting will be Feb. 26th at 7pm in the Choir Room.   If you are interested in working on this committee or have Questions? Please contact Paul Snyder at pmsnyde@bellsouth.net

ALL-CHURCH LENTEN STUDY FEB 11 TO MARCH 18

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   Intergenerational         After School Room of CWC

 
TRIKE-A-THON
Cokes Chapel Childcare Center.  March 2nd, from 10am to 11am  In case of inclement weather meet in the CWC.
 
 
EASTER HYDRANGEAS
If you would like to put an Easter Hydrangea in the church in honor or memory of someone, there is a signup sheet in the narthex and CWC.  Due to increase in the cost of the flowers this year, they will be $18 each. 

Make check payable to Cokes Chapel UMW, place in envelope, and put in labeled box. Thank you for adding to the beauty of our church on Easter Sunday!   

The North Georgia Conference offers a slate of UMCOR Early Response Training in several locations across the conference.  The participant earns a badge that would designate him/her as prepared and qualified to enter disaster areas and give assistance. There will be a training class on March 3rd at the Cornerstone UMC from 8:30am to 4:00pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com.
 
GROWING SPIRITUALLY AND SCRIPTURALLY
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ.  Interested in hosting in your home or leading a short study/small-group?  Informational meeting on March 22nd at 7pm.  Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com
 
MISSIONARY FUND UPDATE
So far in 2018 we have enjoyed a delicious Pancake Breakfast and a special Valentine’s Dinner.  Proceeds from both events went to support our three missionary families: the Stotlers in South Africa; the Haddens in South Dakota; and the Houles who are preparing to serve in Thailand. 

Because of your generous participation and support of these two events, we collected enough money to pay our quarterly pledge for two of these families. We will continue to have fundraisers, and we appreciate any and ALL other donations.  Look for the Wishing Well!

EVENING PRAYER

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



February 15, 2018 G Chat

 

Church Safety and You! Trustees recently approved a sub-committee for developing a safety and security plan for church and properties. If you are interested in working on this committee or have Questions? 
Please contact Paul Snyder at pmsnyde@bellsouth.net

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

ALL-CHURCH LENTEN STUDY FEB 11 TO MARCH 18
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 Intergenerational: After School Room of CWC

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

Backpack Buddies – Supplies and Food needed:
This organization helps supply many Coweta County children with food for weekends and holidays. Cokes Chapel helps pack bags quarterly.

We have been asked to collect grocery store plastic bags as each week, 500 bags are needed. We can help with that! Save your bags when you shop, check that there are no holes, smooth them out, and bring them to the church.

In February we will also collect Chef BOYARDEE Variety Packs with 12 microwavable bowls. A case of 12 costs about $10.

We will have containers in the narthex and CWC for the plastic bags and the Chef BOYARDEE. — so please help.

Candidates Forum for Congressional Seat GA 3rd
All are invited, open to the public. Friday, March 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Contemporary Worship Center. Come and meet the candidates running for office. Moderated by Lynda Hawkins, Sponsored by Indivisible GA 3rd. Contact Lynda Hawkins at (404) 432-4517 with any questions.

ERT Sessions
The North Georgia Conference offers a slate of UMCOR Early Response Training in several locations across the conference. The participant earns a badge that would designate him/her as prepared and qualified to enter disaster areas and give assistance.  There will be a training class held on March 3rd at the Cornerstone UMC from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com.

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