G Chat September 15, 2017

Cokes Chapel Boy Scout Troop 2193
The Troop just finished a 3-day weekend competition and exhibition of their outdoor scouting skills at the Fall Camp O Ree and is happy to report they won Best Overall Troop, Golden Axe, and Golden Spoon again for another 6-months. The giant carved trophies will again adorn Cokes’ very own Fellowship Hall.

Church Administrative Council Meeting
Thursday, September 21, at 7pm in the CWC (open to all)
 
Cokes Chapel Backpack Buddies
Will meet at 7pm on Wednesday, September 20th, to help pack weekend food for economically disadvantaged children in Coweta County. Meet at the Backpack Buddies headquarters, 2015 Hwy 154, Suite 101, next to Rockin’ B Antiques. Sign up in the CWC or Narthex.
 
Join Us!!   Luthersville Sr. Ctr. Trip
Thursday, September 21st. We will meet with the Luthersville Senior Center group for devotional & sharing and then serve lunch. If you would like to go and/or provide some of the items for the lunch, please use the sign-up sheet in the CWC or Narthex or contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com.

Letter from Cokes Chapel Child Care Center
The Board of Directors of the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center are delighted to tell you that we have hired a new Director for the Center.  Her name is Kristin McCoy and comes to us with eight years experience in childcare, from teacher to Assistant Director and acting Director.  She knows all the systems and State rules and regulations.
 
Ms. McCoy will be starting on Wednesday, September 20th and we will introduce her to both congregations on the following Sunday.  We hope you will all give her a warm Cokes Chapel welcome.
 
Sincerely,
Thom McCague
CCCC Board Chair
 
NEW ADULT CLASS AT 10:10 AM, SUNDAYS
Situated between both services, you can attend either worship service.  Great opportunity to build in fellowship and spiritual growth in small group! Everyone is encouraged to find a small group this fall.
 
This 12-session study is perfect for groups beginning their faith walk or anyone looking for a deeper foundation.
 
Sundays at 10:10am in the room at the back of the Sanctuary next to the Choir Room. Questions: Contact Pastor Lisa at
 ldempsey@cokeschapel.org
 
 

NEW FALL STUDY OFFERED
Looking for a significant study to improve your biblical knowledge?
 
Disciple I is a proven, life inspiring study, covering Genesis to Revelation. Each class is based on a weekly plan of readings, video and group discussion. Disciple I was developed so that participants grow in understanding their lives biblically as they respond to the invitation to become committed disciples.  Those that also enjoy delving into history will find this study especially appealing.

Informational meeting will be September 24th at 12:15-12:45pm in the Fellowship Hall. The group will set their time and day for meeting, October through May.

Interested?  Sign up in the Sanctuary or CWC and plan to attend or contact Jerry Lennox (770) 252-9281.


G Chat September 8, 2017

 
TRUSTEE MEETING
Sunday the 10th at 12:15 in the Sanctuary.
 
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN SUPPER
Everyone come join the UMW on Wednesday, September 13 for their monthly supper in the Fellowship Hall starting at 5:30 pm.  Bring a covered dish to share with everyone.
 
LUNCH BUNCH
Thursday, September 14 at 11:30 am at Red Lobster in Newnan.  
 
NEW ADULT CLASS SUNDAY MORNING! 
Between both services at 10:10, you can attend either worship service and build in some fellowship and spiritual growth in a small group!  Everyone is encouraged to find a small group this fall.

Details: this 12-session study is perfect for groups just beginning their faith walk or anyone looking for a deeper foundation.

Following Jesus

leads adults to rediscover Jesus, grow in the spirit, learn to live in faith; in service to the church, community and world.

Part 1 – Rediscovering Jesus: Jesus the Messiah; Unique Characteristics of Jesus; Savior of the World; Our Lord.

Part 2 – Growing in the Spirit: The Holy Spirit; Understanding Spiritual Fruit; Understanding Spiritual Gifts; Sharing the Spirit.

Part 3 – Living in Faith and Service:  Spiritual Disciplines; Keys to God’s Heart; The Church; Understanding God’s Call; God’s Place for You.

Please join us, beginning Sunday, September 10 at 10:10 am in the back of the sanctuary at 10:10 in the Choir Room* if you are not in a small group Bible Study!  Questions?  Contact Pastor Lisa at  ldempsey@cokeschapel.org

 

BACKPACK BUDDIES

Cokes Chapel Backpack Buddies will help pack weekend food for economically disadvantaged children in Coweta
County on Wednesday night, September 20.  If you would like to help, please put your name on the signup sheet in the narthex or CWC and meet us at 7:00 pm at the Backpack Buddies headquarters, 2015 Highway 154, Suite 101 (next to Rockin’ B Antiques).
 
LUTHERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER TRIP
A visit is planned for Thursday, September 21We will leave the church at 9:30 am. 

We will meet with the Luthersville Senior Center group for devotional & sharing and then serve lunch.  If you would like to go, and/or provide some of the items for lunch, please use the sign-up sheet located in the narthex or CWC.

CHURCH AD COUNCIL MEETING
Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 pm the CWC
 

NEW FALL STUDY OFFERED

Looking for a significant study to improve your biblical knowledge? 
Disciple I is a proven, life inspiring study covering Genesis to Revelation.  Each class is based on readings, video and group discussions.  Disciple I was developed so that participants grow in understanding their lives biblically as they respond to the invitation to become committed disciples. Group will meet from Oct. through May.   Interested?  Plan to attend the meeting on Sunday, Sept. 24 in the Fellowship Hall at 12:15-12:45 
so a time/day can be determined.  The study will begin the week of Oct. 1.  Sign up or call the church office to let us know of your interest.  Questions?  Contact Jerry Lenox at (770) 252-9281 or leave a message.
 
Upcoming Disciple I Speakers – Small Group Study:  
September 17-Vivian Snyder, September 24-Lara McCarthy
 

LETTERS TO CHURCH FAMILY

From Jennie Underwood for the Todd Family

To Our Church Family,

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank you so much for the care you gave us on the day of Daddy’s Celebration of Life.  We sure did appreciate the wonderful food you made for us and the ladies who served us.  You all were a bright spot in our day.  Special thanks to Brenda Hanes, Harvey Armstrong, and Velda Graydon who helped in the service.  I love you all.

 

From Thom McCague, Cokes Chapel Childcare Board Chair

Dear Church Members,

We received a resignation letter from Bridget Adamson on Sunday, August 13.  The Board would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Bridget for her work on behalf of the Child Care Center for the last three years and wish her well in her future endeavors.

Your Childcare Board has been diligent in the search for a new Director.  We will advise the Childcare families and the church when we have found just the right person to take us forward with the professional skills, care and love that this ministry was founded on ten years ago.  Meanwhile, we need your earnest prayers during this time transition for the Center, the staff, children, and Board.  They will be greatly appreciated.  



G Chat September 1, 2017

 
 
Pastor Lisa is on vacation until Tuesday, September 5. If you have any pastoral needs, please contact our Lay Leader, Larry Carter.
 
COMBINED WORSHIP
We will have ONE SERVICE at 10:30 am in the Contemporary Worship Center.  Special guests will be in attendance so don’t miss it!!
SUPPORT ONE ROOF
One Roof Outreach at 255 Temple Avenue is having their Silly Saturday Sale on 9/2 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Go shop and support this local ministry that aids local families in need of housing and utilities and medical assistance.  
 
 
 
BACKPACK BUDDIES
Is an organization that supplies economically disadvantaged children in Coweta County schools with food for weekends and holidays.  Cokes Chapel will help pack the weekend food on Wednesday night, September 20th. If you would like to help, please put your name on the signup sheet in the narthex or CWC and meet us at 7:00 pm at the Backpack Buddies headquarters, 2015 Highway 154, Suite 101 (next to Rockin’ B Antiques).
 
LUTHERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER TRIP
A visit is planned for Thursday, September 21, 2017. We will leave the church at 9:30 am.
We will meet with the Luthersville Senior Center group for devotional & sharing and then serve lunch. If you would like to go, and/or provide some of the items for lunch, please use the sign-up sheet located in the narthex or CWC.
 
 
  
 


G Chat August 25, 2017

 

VACATION
Pastor Lisa will be out of town for the next two weeks. If you have pastoral needs or concerns, please contact Larry Carter. larrycarter30263@charter.net
 
NEW DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT INSTALLATION
There will be a DS Installation Service this Sunday at 3:00 pm at LaGrange First. All clergy are invited to wear dark colored robes and white stoles (ordained only) and sit in the reserved section at the front of the sanctuary. Please encourage members of your church to attend also. There will be a reception immediately following the service.
 
WE WISH WE COULD…
Wishing Well’s* will be in the CWC and Sanctuary, with pictures of the two mission families, the Houle’s and the Hadden’s. The Wishing Well is placed to give a visible reminder to make a difference in this “above and beyond our regular giving” commitment to these families. We don’t WISH we could, we know we CAN with your generous support!
 
BETTER WAY DONATION BOX
If anyone sees items placed outside the donation box near the Fellowship Hall parking lot, please contact them at (706) 631-6202 and they will pick up the items the same day. The phone number is also on the box. With everyone’s help, we can keep the church grounds looking beautiful.
 
 
 


G Chat 8-11-17

 
BIBLICAL HISTORICAL CENTER – AUG 22
You will encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture. Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today. We will leave the Church at 9:00 am and return 3:00 pm. Cost $35 per person. Sign up sheet located in the sanctuary. Please sign up by Aug. 3th. Contact Nancy Vermilyea nvermilyea@numail.org for more information.
 
WE WISH WE COULD
Wishing Well’s* will be in the CWC and Sanctuary, with pictures of the two mission families, the Houle’s and the Hadden’s. The Wishing Well is placed to give a visible reminder to drop in extra change and dollars to be combined with fundraising to meet our commitment of $ 1,200. a year to each ministry. Your giving makes a difference in this “above and beyond our regular giving” commitment to these families.   We don’t WISH we could, we know we CAN with your generous support!
 
BETTER WAY DONATION BOX
If anyone sees items placed outside the donation box near the Fellowship Hall parking lot, please contact them at (706) 631-6202 and they will pick up the items the same day. The phone number is also on the box. With everyone’s help, we can keep the church grounds looking beautiful.
 
LIVE STREAMING
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00 am service at www.cokeschapel.org. ‘See’ you there!
 
NEW ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Begins this week! Fit between both services at 10:10 am, you can attend either worship service and build in some fellowship and spiritual growth in small group! Everyone is encouraged to find a small group this fall.

Details: this 12-session study is perfect for groups just beginning their faith walk or anyone looking for a deeper foundation.

Following Jesus leads adults to rediscover Jesus, grow in the spirit, learn to live in faith; in service to the church, community and world.

Part 1 – Rediscovering Jesus:

Jesus the Messiah; Unique Characteristics of Jesus; Savior of the World; Our Lord.

Part 2 – Growing in the Spirit:

The Holy Spirit; Understanding Spiritual Fruit; Understanding Spiritual Gifts; Sharing the Spirit.

Part 3 – Living in Faith and Service:

Spiritual Disciplines; Keys to God’s Heart; The Church; Understanding God’s Call; God’s Place for You.

Please join us, Sundays, in the back of the sanctuary at 10:10 am in the Choir Room* if you are not in a small group Bible Study! Questions? Contact Pastor Lisa at: ldempsey@cokeschapel.org

INFORMATIONAL LITURGICAL DANCE MEETING
For youth and young at heart, there will be a meeting on August 13th at 4:30 pm in the Youth House. Questions? Contact Shannon Kirk at shannonkirks50@gmail.com.


G Chat 8-5-17

OUTREACH – TICKETS ALMOST GONE!
• Fiesta Meal and Auction – Last Sunday to get your tickets for the August 11th evening of fun! The silent auction will include baskets, coupons, and other items. See Outreach members today for tickets.
• Custom framed Cokes Chapel Photo – Cliff Seyler is making custom framed photos of our beloved church to sell as a fundraiser. Select from 2 choices 1) Christmas with ice on the trees, or 2) Spring Blue Sky. Last day for orders is August 11th. Cost $30.00. All funds go towards support of our missionaries! A perfect gift for family or friends for birthday or Christmas.
 
INFORMATIONAL LITURGICAL DANCE MEETING
For youth and young at heart, there will be a meeting on August 13th at 4:30 pm in the Youth House. Questions? Contact Shannon Kirk at shannonkirks50@gmail.com.
 
THE BIBLICAL HISTORY CENTER TRIP
Join Us! The Biblical History Center in LaGrange, GA Aug. 22nd You will encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture. Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today. We will leave the Church at 9:00 am and return 3:00 pm. Cost $35 per person. Sign up sheet located in Sanctuary. Please sign up by Aug. 3th. Contact Nancy Vermilyea nvermilyea@numail.org for more information.
 
FOOD PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED
Grape Jelly, Peanut Butter, Rice, Egg Noodles, Canned Meat,  Canned Green Beans, Canned Corn,  Canned Peas, Cereal
 
WE WISH WE COULD…
Beginning August 11, Wishing Well’s* will be in the CWC and Sanctuary, with pictures of the two mission families, the Houle’s and the Hadden’s. The Wishing Well is placed to give a visible reminder to drop in extra change and dollars to be combined with fundraising to meet our commitment of $ 1,200. a year to each ministry. Your giving makes a difference in this “above and beyond our regular giving” commitment to these families.

We don’t WISH we could, we know we CAN with your generous support!

* Some have already expressed interest in purchasing a wishing well at home for savings, family projects or gathering a gift to missions. The Wishing Well’s will be on sale for custom orders beginning on Friday night at our Fiesta Meal.

LIVE STREAMING
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00 am service at www.cokeschapel.org. ‘See’ you there!


July 29, 2017 G Chat

 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES for “A BRIGHTER DAY”
School supplies are still needed. Collection dates are NOW through July 30th. For more information, contact Brenda Hanes at brenda.hanes@yahoo.com.
 
OUTREACH – TICKETS ALMOST GONE!
• Fiesta Meal and Auction – Get your tickets before they gone! Limited seating. Buy your tickets for the August 11th evening of fun! Baskets, coupons and other items will be silent auctioned. See Outreach members or contact Betsy Bagley. Bring a neighbor, friend & make this a success by your support!
• Custom framed Cokes Chapel Photo – Cliff Seyler is making custom framed photos of our beloved church to sell as a fundraiser. Select from 2 choices  1) Christmas with ice on the trees; or
2) Spring Blue Sky. Order now by signing up for quick delivery. Cost $ 30.00. All funds go towards support of our missionaries! A perfect gift for family or friends for birthday or Christmas.
 
INFORMATIONAL LITURGICAL DANCE MEETING
For youth and young at heart, we will meet on Aug. 13th at 4:30 pm in the Youth House.
 
HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE MUSICAL CELEBRATION
Come join us on a trip to the Hollonville Opry House to enjoy some gospel, country, folk, bluegrass, folk, Irish, and 50’s music with the Cokes Chapel group, Tommy & Rita Godwin, and Luke Beam on Saturday, Aug. 5th. There is no charge for the event or the refreshments, however, a donation box is available to show your appreciation. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the building. The church bus leaves Cokes Chapel at 5:30 pm sharp! The show starts at 6:30 pm. If you want to drive, the address is 51 Kings Bridge Road, Williamson, GA 30292; take GA Hwy 16 to Hollonville Road / Kings Bridge Road. Travel time from the church is about 30 minutes. For additional information call (770) 228-8238 or go to their web site: www.hollonvilleopry.com or access Hollonville Opry House on Facebook.
 
STEP UP SUNDAY
On Aug. 6th, the youth will be promoted to the next grade level. K-5th grades will meet in the After School room; then the kickoff for the New Youth Group Sunday School class for the 6th-12th grade will meet in the Youth House. Sunday school is from 10:10 am to 10:50 am every Sunday. All school age children & teachers, please join us in the 9:00 am & 11:00 am worship service to receive a “Back To School Blessing”.
 
BIBLICAL HISTORY CENTER
Join Us!! The Biblical History Center in LaGrange, GA Aug. 22nd You will encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture. Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today. We will leave the Church at 9:00 am and return 3:00 pm. Cost $35 per person. Please sign up by Aug. 13th.
 
CHILDCARE CENTER REQUIREMENTS
Anyone who performs maintenance or volunteer work at the Childcare Center when children are present is required to have a background check & be fingerprinted. Please check with the Childcare Director about how to go about doing this (770) 253-6414.
 
LIVE STREAMING
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Service! If you can’t make it to church, join us online and 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! All sermons from the 9:00 am Traditional Worship Service (some from 11 am) are recorded and posted on our website www.cokeschapel.org under sermons.
 
FOOD PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED
Grape Jelly
Peanut Butter
Rice
Canned Meat
Canned Green Beans
Canned Corn
Canned Peas
Cereal
 


G-Chat July 20, 2017

CHILDCARE REQUIREMENTS 

Anyone who performs maintenance or volunteer work at the Childcare Center when children are present is required to have a background check & be fingerprinted. Reply to this email if you need instructions on this process.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for “A BRIGHTER DAY” 

School supplies are still needed. Collection dates are NOW through July 30th. For more information, contact Brenda Hanes at brenda.hanes@yahoo.com.

DONATIONS FOR UNITED METHODIST CHILDREN’S HOME  

The Kids Mission Camp service & mission projects include packing “First Night Bags” for the United Methodist Children’s Home. The bags help foster parents provide essentials and comfort items to help kids on their first night in foster care. Please drop off items in the labeled bins in the church narthex or Contemporary Worship Center by Sunday, July 23rd. Suggested Items include:
Diapers, Pull-Ups, and small stuffed animals; Items for Middle School & High School Age: Small teen year games, word games or puzzles, adult coloring books & colored pencils w/sharpener, & small notebooks or journals. Contact Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org if you need more information.
 
KIDS MISSION CAMP
 
 
Cokes Chapel UMC will be collaborating with Newnan First UMC to provide a mission summer 
camp for those rising 3rd through 9th graders. The camp will be held at Newnan First UMC Tuesday through Thursday, July 25th – 27th from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm.
Some of the activities planned are packing “First Night” bags for the United Methodist Children’s Home, serving at Bridging the Gap food bank, planting flowers, and visiting residents at Avalon Health & Rehabilitation. Enrollment starts NOW. Join them for fun, field trips, and learning. To register go
to:
 www.newnanfumc.org and click on the Kids Mission Camp banner.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR KIDS MISSION CAMP

Adult and middle school youth are also welcome and needed! You will need to register at www.newnanfumc.org as well. Contact Kim Reindl, Director of Intergenerational Ministry at kreindl@cokeschapel.org if interested or need more information.
 
OUTREACH / MISSIONARIES  
 
The Ad Council recently approved a plan to support Allie and David Houles who have committed to a five-year term at Blessing Home in Pattaya in Thailand. Allie is the daughter of Jerri and Mickey Statham and attended Cokes Chapel as a child; and Amanda and Matt Hadden and family who are currently serving the Oglala Lakota people in South Dakota. Amanda is the granddaughter of Sandy and Pete Cavender.
  

Since funding for this is not a budgeted expense, Outreach/Mission has plans for some fundraising events to raise the pledged amount. Outreach is hosting a dinner/silent auction on Aug. 11th to kick-off funding the Houles’ and Hadden’s.

Pray now, for them, for us, as we begin our fundraising to support them. Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley: ebbagley@gmail.com.

FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
 
•Custom framed Cokes Chapel Photo – Cliff Seyler is making custom framed photos of our beloved church to sell as a fundraiser. Select from 2 choices 1) Christmas with ice on the trees or 2) Spring Blue Sky  Order now by signing up for quick delivery. Cost $ 30.00. All funds go towards support of our missionaries! A perfect gift for family or friends for birthday or Christmas. 

• Fiesta Meal and Auction – Tickets now on sale for the August 11th evening of fun! Baskets, coupons and other items will be silent auctioned. Limited seating, get your tickets now! See Outreach members or contact Betsy Bagley. Bring a neighbor, friend and make this a success by your support!

HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE MUSICAL CELEBRATION 

Come join us on a trip to the Hollonville Opry House to enjoy some gospel, country, folk, bluegrass, folk, Irish, and 50’s music with the Cokes Chapel group, Tommy & Rita Godwin, and Luke Beam on Saturday, Aug. 5th. There is no charge for the event or the refreshments, however, a donation box is available to show your appreciation. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the building. The church bus leaves Cokes Chapel at 5:30 pm sharp! The show starts at 6:30 pm.
If you want to drive, the address is 51 Kings Bridge Road, Williamson, GA 30292; take GA Hwy 16 to Hollonville Road / Kings Bridge Road. Travel time from the church is about 30 minutes. For additional information call (770) 228-8238 or go to their web site: www.hollonvilleopry.com or access Hollonville Opry House on Facebook.

“STEP UP SUNDAY”

On Aug. 6th, the youth will be promoted to the next grade level. K-5th grades will meet in the After School room; then the kickoff for the New Youth Group Sunday School class for the 6th-12th grade will meet in the Youth House. Sunday school is from 10:10 am to 10:50 am every Sunday. All school age children & teachers, please join us in the 9:00 am and 11:00 am worship service to receive a “Back To School Blessing”.

INFORMATIONAL LITURGICAL DANCE MEETING 

For youth and young at heart, we will meet on Aug. 13th at 4:30 pm in the Youth House.
 
 
 
BIBLICAL HISTORY CENTER 
 
Join Us!! The Biblical History Center in LaGrange, GA Aug. 22nd – You will encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture. Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today. We will leave the Church at 9:00 am and return 3:00 pm. Cost $35 per person. Please sign up by Aug. 13th.

 

LIVE STREAMING

Each Sunday at 11:00 am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00 am Worship Service! If you can’t make it to church, join us online and 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!
All sermons from the 9:00 am Traditional Worship Service (some from 11 am) are recorded and posted on our website www.cokeschapel.org under sermons.

 



G Chat July 7, 2017

COMBINED WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY!!!  10:30 AM – GOOD OLD GOSPEL SINGING 
Join us in the Sanctuary at 10:30 am as we pull out our hymnals and sing some good old gospel songs!
 
MISSIONS FUNDRAISERS
Custom framed Cokes Chapel Photo – Cliff Seyler is making custom framed photos of our beloved church to sell as a fundraiser. Select from 2 choices 

1)            Christmas with ice on the trees; or

2)            Spring Blue Sky

Order now by signing up for quick delivery.  Cost $ 30.00.  All funds go towards support of our missionaries!  A perfect gift for family or friends for birthday or Christmas.
 
Fiesta Meal and Auction – Tickets now on sale for August 11, an evening of fun! Baskets, coupons and other items will be silent auctioned.  Limited seating, get your tickets now!  See Outreach members, contact Betsy Bagley or call the church office to purchase your tickets. Bring a neighbor, friend and make this a success by your support!
 
LUNCH BUNCH
Will meet on July 13th at the Longhorn Steakhouse in Newnan.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROJECT FOR“A BRIGHTER DAY”
Look for the separate insert to find out what school supplies are needed. Collection dates are July 16th – 30th.  For more information, contact Brenda Hanes at brenda.hanes@yahoo.com.
 
KIDS MISSION CAMP
Cokes Chapel UMC will be collaborating with Newnan First UMC to provide a mission summer camp for those rising 3rd through 9th graders.  The camp will be held at Newnan First UMC Tuesday through Thursday, July 25th – 27th from 9:00am until 2:00pm.  Enrollment starts NOW.  Join them for fun, field trips, and learning.  For more information or to register contact Kim Reindl, the Director of Intergenerational Ministry at kim.reindl@gmail.com. 
 
BIBLICAL HISTORY CENTER TRIP
Join Us!! The Biblical History Center in LaGrange, GA Aug. 22nd  You will encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture.  Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today. We will leave the Church at 9:00am and return 3:00pm.   Cost $35 per person.  Please sign up in Sanctuary or CWC by Aug. 13, 2017.
 
INFORMATIONAL LITURGICAL DANCE MEETING
For youth and young at heart meet on August 13th at 4:30pm in the Youth House.
 
INTERGENERATIONAL COMBINED SUNDAY SCHOOL
Class will meet the 1st Sunday of every month starting in October.
 
ITEMS STILL NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY
Canned mixed fruit, peaches, pears, etc. Drop off at office during office hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm.
 
LIVE STREAMING
Each Sunday at 11:00am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00am Contemporary Worship Service! If you can’t make it to church, join us online and 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! All sermons from the 9:00am Traditional Worship Service (some from 11am) are recorded and posted on our website www.cokeschapel.org under sermons.


G Chat June 30, 2017

LIVE STREAMING 
Each Sunday at 11:00am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00am Contemporary Worship Service! If you can’t make it to church, join us online and 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! All sermons from the 9:00am Traditional Worship Service (some from 11am) are recorded and posted on our website www.cokeschapel.org under sermons.

THE TRUSTEE MEETING for July has been canceled.

VISION-11 RETREAT
The Vision-11 Team will be having a Retreat on July 8th and will need everyone’s prayers as they move forward in searching and implementing God’s plans for 11:00 worship.
 
TRAINING on CPR/AED
There were thirty adults and young adults who were trained how to perform CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and the use of the AED (Automated External Defibrillator) which is located in the Contemporary Worship Center. Because of our partnership with the Boy Scouts, the cost was only $5 per person and the certification is good for two years.
A big thanks to those who took the class and received the training. It`s good to know there are people nearby in the event this life saving technique is every needed.
 
JULY 9TH AT 10:30AM- COMBINED SERVICES
Everyone join together in the Sanctuary for a “Good Old Gospel Singing” service. Share your favorite old hymns with the choir. Afterwards move over to the Contemporary Worship Center for a potluck lunch. Bring your family and friends along with a covered dish to share. It will be great fun & a wonderful blessing for all.
 
LUNCH BUNCH
Will meet on July 12th at the Long Horn Steakhouse Newnan location.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROJECT for “A BRIGHTER DAY”
Look for the blue separate insert to find out what school supplies are needed. Collection dates are July 16th – 30th. For more information, contact Brenda Hanes at brenda.hanes@yahoo.com.
 
UMVIM TEAM LEADER TRAINING
On July 22nd the LaGrange District will be providing training for current and potential mission team leaders. The training provides information & networking necessary to be successful in planning and leading a mission team, whether local, regional, or international. Training will be held at the Turin United Methodist Church at 20 Longstreet Ave., Turin, GA 30289 and will start at 9:00am and will last until approximately 1:00pm.
 
KIDS MISSION CAMP
Cokes Chapel UMC will be collaborating with Newnan First UMC to provide a mission summer camp for those rising 3rd through 9th graders. The camp will be held at Newnan First UMC Tuesday through Thursday, July 25th – 27th from
9:00am until 2:00pm. Enrollment starts NOW. Join them for fun, field trips, and learning. For more information or to register contact Kim Reindl, the Director of Intergenerational Ministry at kim.reindl@gmail.com.
 
“STEP UP SUNDAY”
On August 6th, the youth will be promoted to the next grade level. K-5th grades will meet in the After School room; then the kickoff for the New Youth Group Sunday School class for the 6th-12th grade will meet in the Youth House. Sunday school is from 10:10am to 10:50am every Sunday.
 
SOME ARE CALLED, SOME ARE SENT
At Cokes Chapel, we are all called! God has something for each of us to do to build up the Kingdom of God. We are blessed with connections to two very special couples who have been called to serve beyond their own community, into the world.

Allie and David Houles have committed to a five-year term at Blessing Home in Pattaya in Thailand. Allie is the daughter of Jerri and Mickey Statham and attended Cokes Chapel as a child.

Amanda and Matt Hadden are serving the Oglala Lakota people in South Dakota. Amanda is the granddaughter of Sandy and Pete Cavender.

Your Ad Council recently approved our plan to support both couples this year. Since their funding is not a budgeted expense, Outreach/Mission has plans for some fundraising events to raise the pledged amount. Outreach is hosting a dinner/silent auction on August 11th to kick-off funding the Houles’ and Hadden’s. Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for more opportunities to give your support.

 
ITEMS STILL NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY
Canned mixed fruit, peaches, pears, etc.

COMING SOON…

SAVE THE DATE
First Annual Missions Dinner and Silent Auction is planned for August 11TH to kick off funding our two couples. Mark your calendars, and then stay tuned for more opportunities to give your support.

We are not all called to go, but we can send these special folks in the name of Cokes to do this holy work. Pray now, for them, for us as we begin our fundraising to support them. Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley: ebbagley@gmail.com.

INFORMATIONAL LITURGICAL DANCE MEETING
For youth and young at heart will meet on August 13th at 4:30pm in the Youth House.
 
INTERGENERATIONAL COMBINED SUNDAY SCHOOL 
Class will meet the 1st Sunday of every month starting in October.