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November 30 2018 G Chat

 

A GIFT FOR JESUS
We enjoy giving to those we love at Christmas! Have you ever thought about what you might give to Jesus in honor of His birth? Of all the gifts we shop for, this can be one of our most joyful actions – giving to Christ.

In keeping with this thought, we are offering “Gold Boxes” for you to pick up and pray about. Your giving to Christ’s church will help us end our year strong. You are invited to return your “Gold Box” during the hymn following the Advent reading.

If you have a small child or grandchild, please allow them to take part in this sweet remembrance.

Your church thanks each of you for your generous giving all year round. A Gold Box gift is a way for all of us to say thank you to God, a way of acknowledging God’s gift of Jesus Christ for us.
Pick up your Gold box and return it with your gift during Christmas season.

Thursday, Dec. 6TH
9:30 am Luthersville Senior Center Join us as we journey to our favorite group for a meal and fellowship. We will have music, laughter, a meal together and fun! Questions? Contact the church office or Betsy Bagley.

CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE
There are Angel Trees in the narthex and the Worship Center. Choose a tag/tags from one of the trees to provide a Christmas gift for a child in our community. It’s very important to sign your name on the clipboard sheet so we will know who has each child’s tag. You will find additional instructions on the back of each tag. The gifts are due by Dec. 9th. Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com.

WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING All are invited! Wednesday’s, 5:30-6:30 pm,
Fellowship Hall

You Are Invited! Wanda Moore opens her home to the women of Cokes Chapel each year for the Christmas holidays. On Thursday Dec. 13th at 11:30am bring a covered dish or dessert to share. All women of the church are encouraged to join in the fun & fellowship. Don’t forget to bring a friend! Questions? Contact Wanda at (770) 253-5921.

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? Our new crèche is placed & lit each evening on the front lawn of the Sanctuary. We began a new tradition this past Wednesday night of gathering to sing, pray and ask God to bless those driving by with love of Christ. Thank you to the combined efforts of church members and our Boy Scouts!

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE -PROGRAM
Sunday, December 9th from 3-5:00pm
Contact Kristin McCoy at (770) 253-6414 or email kmccoy@cokeschapelchildcare.com

THANKSGIVING BASKETS
Was a huge success! Thank you to all those that donated funds for this project and a BIG thank you to all those volunteers who prepared and packaged the boxes.

MORE DECEMBER HAPPENINGS
Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Sanctuary
4:45 pm Special music begins
5:00pm, Christmas Cantata All ages welcome.
Following Cantata – Join the youth to go Christmas caroling

Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
7:00pm in the Worship Center
9:00pm in the Sanctuary

Sunday, Dec. 30, 9:00am, One Worship Service, Sanctuary

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Novemeber 23, 2018 G Chat

 HANGING OF THE GREENS THIS SUNDAY!!!
3:00 Make our Lights Shine! Come and help decorate the sanctuary and worship center for Advent
5:00 Chili Supper enjoy fellowship and hearty meal together
 
LUTHERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER VISIT
Thursday, Dec. 6TH 9:30 am Luthersville Senior Center Join us as we journey to our favorite group for our meal and fellowship.  We will have music, laugher, a meal together and fun!  Questions? Contact the church office or Betsy Bagley.
 
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
You Are Invited! Wanda Moore opens her home to the women of Cokes Chapel each year for the Christmas holidays. On Thursday  Dec. 13th at 11:30am bring a covered dish or dessert to share.  All women of the church are encouraged to join in the fun & fellowship.  Don’t forget to bring a friend! Questions contact Wanda at (770) 253-5921.
 
HAPPENING SOON!
Lighting of the Nativity Our new crèche will be placed & lit on the front lawn, starting a tradition of gathering to sing, pray and offer Christ to all who drive past Cokes. This year-long project was a combined effort of members and our Boy Scouts! 
 
Sunday, Dec. 16, 5:00 pm, Christmas Cantata in the Sanctuary- Special music begins at 4:45 pm.
 
Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
 7:00 pm in the Worship Center
 9:00 pm in the Sanctuary
 
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE
There are Angel Trees in the narthex and the Worship Center.  Choose a tag/tags from one of the trees to provide a Christmas gift for a child in our community.  It’s very important to sign your name on the clipboard sheet so we will know who has each child’s tag.  You will find additional instructions on the back of each tag.  The gifts are due by Dec. 9th.  If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Bagley, ebbagley@gmail.com.

FINAL RECOLLECTION UPDATE
Sunday, Nov. 14 was our final study and visioning.  It was an important day to bring all our work and community together to focus was on “What Must We Do?”
 
Our goal as a whole group was to discern two Action Steps into which God is calling us.  After hearing each class’ suggestions, commonalities were identified.  Out of those commonalities, two final action steps were agreed upon and adopted. 
 
The Outcome of our Study are these two action steps:
 
1) Develop and implement a plan for intentional outreach to the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center, to include building on existing actions/activities through: 
·         Inviting adults to existing youth programs in place with Childcare children;
·         Encourage wider participation in Prayer Team, as they continue monthly prayers for individual classes / families / teachers;  
·         Develop intentional adult volunteer presence in the Childcare Center during the week to assist as needed; and
 
2) Develop and implement a plan for combining our Worship Services, to include additional offerings for Bible Study and Prayer on Sunday mornings and other times.
 
Several people volunteered to serve on teams develop and implement these action steps. All are welcome to join in!  Please contact Pastor Lisa or Kim if you are interested. Look for upcoming meetings to begin following the Christmas season.
 
Thank you all for the participation and prayer that has led us this far!  Many have not been able to go all sessions, but there were 50 in attendance at this final session. As we work together to live into these actions, we trust God to guide us in the days ahead.  We are truly grateful to God and to one another for this experience that we have shared!
Kim Reindl and Pastor Lisa
 
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING   All are invited! 
Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm,
Fellowship Hall