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October 19, 2019 G Chat


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

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

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

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

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

 
 
 
 



October 5, 2018 G Chat


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

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

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




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

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


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