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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


G Chat November 16, 2018

THANKSGIVING BASKETS WILL BE ASSEMBLED  on Monday, Nov. 19th at 8:00am in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us for this fun preparation to share with others! The Outreach Team gives a big THANK YOU to all who contributed for the Thanksgiving   Baskets.  
 
SUNDAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!!
In honor of or in remembrance of a loved one.  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex and Worship Center.  The poinsettias are $10 each.  Make checks payable to the Cokes Chapel UMW.
 
HANGING OF THE GREENS (traditional decorating our worship spaces)
Sunday, Nov.  25TH
 A Special Cokes Day!
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
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.
 
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 or directions, contact Wanda at (770) 253-5921.
 
FINAL RECOLLECTION UPDATE – WEEK 8
As we met for our final session, it was truly amazing to see how God brought so many things together.  This week our focus was on “What Must We Do?”  Our goal as a whole group (all four classes together) was to discern two Action Steps into which God is calling us.  After hearing and reviewing each class’ suggestions, commonalities among the suggestions were identified.  Out of those commonalities, two final action steps were agreed upon and adopted.  Those two action steps are:
 
1) Develop and implement a plan for intentional outreach to the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center, to include building on existing actions in place by: 
·         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 in order to best develop and implement these action steps. All are welcome to join in!  Please contact Pastor Lisa or Kim if you are interested.
 
Thank you all for the participation and prayer that has led us this far!  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
 
OPTIONS FOR GIVING
1. ONLINE GIVING   Visit ww.cokeschapel.org
· Click on Giving (Two options: Vanco or Paypal)
2. DONATE BY PHONE—Scan the picture below:
When you scan this barcode-like QR code image with a smartphone’s QR decoder, it will instantly  connect you to the mobile version of your web page. Try it yourself! To individuals who are familiar with QR codes, it will provide a quick and easy way to access your web page without having to type out a long web address and locate your link.
 
If you have questions about giving, please feel free to ask our staff, visit our website, or come by the office and we will be happy to help.