November 17, 2017 G Chat

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

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE IS NOW HIRING

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


November 10, 2018 G Chat

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


October 20, 2017 G Chat

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

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

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

In Christ,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:

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

• Disciple I Study Offered:

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

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

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

 



October 12, 2017 G Chat

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

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

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

In Christ,
Rev. Lisa Dempsey

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:

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

10:10am

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

• Disciple I Study Offered:

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

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

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

 



October 5, 2017 G Chat

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

Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



G Chat September 22, 2017

 
The Charge Conference will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2:30 pm at Crossroads, UMC. The 
Congregation
is invited to attend. 
FALL FEST – CHILI, BAKED POTATO, & ALL THE FIXIN’S!
Wednesday, October 11th at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Contact Joyce Harmon or any of the United Methodist Women to get your tickets.

NEW ADULT CLASS AT 10:10 AM, SUNDAYS
Situated between both services, you can attend either worship service. Wonderful opportunity to build in fellowship and spiritual growth in small group! Everyone is encouraged to find a small group this fall.
The current 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.
 
 
Those interested should plan to attend the informational meeting will be September 24th at 12:15-12:45 pm
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.

PINKATHON – On October 7th from
8:00am to 10: 00am,Cokes Chapel Childcare Center will be having a fundraiser Pinkathon, for Breast Cancer and the Child Care Center. Come support the Pinkathon by walking or by supporting a support a walker. The Pink walk-a-thon will be in the back field
of the Child Care Center. Please contact the childcare center office at (770) 253-6414 with any questions.
 
Letter from Cokes Chapel Child Care Center -WELCOME!
All of Cokes Chapel wishes to extend a warm and loving welcome to our new Childcare Center Director Kristin McCoy. We are confident that Kristin will be a great asset for Cokes Chapel both at the Childcare Center and as part of the Cokes Chapel family.

Kristin hails from Luthersville, GA, just up the road from us. Prior to that she lived in Franklin, GA.

Kristin has eight years of valuable experience in childcare; from being a teacher to Assistant Director, and Acting Director. She worked four years at Connie’s Education Station in Newnan and four years at LaFayette Kid’s World in Fayetteville. She has an AS degree in business from West Georgia Technical College and ample certifications. Kristin is looking forward to working with her new staff and anyone who would like to volunteer to help in any way.

Her main recreational interests are travel, reading and family. She has nieces and nephews she adores.

For volunteer interests contact Kristin at 770-253-6414 (Childcare Center) email is Director@cokeschapelchildcarecenter.com

 
Sincerely,
Thom McCague
CCCC Board Chair

Letter from Staff Parish Relations Committee

Staff Parish Relations has regretfully received the resignation notice from Bobby Kirk, our Youth Director, as of Sept. 24. We all want to prayerfully wish him our very best as he takes time for a sabbatical from serving. He has been a delight to our church and youth community these short 10 months!
 
As SPR addresses Bobby’s departure, Kim Reindel, Intergenerational Ministries, has agreed to be the interim Youth Director starting Oct. 1st. The same schedule of ministry for our youth, with weekly Sunday morning class at 
10:10am, and
afternoon gathering at
5:00pm.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely,

Pastor Lisa, and Bill Tomasi, SPR Chair.


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.