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G Chat January 24, 2018

PANCAKE FUNDRAISER this Sunday at 9:00 am in the CWC.  Then join us for a COMBINED worship service at 10:30 am in the sanctuary. Contact the church office if you did not get tickets!

COMBINED WORSHIP Next week Feb 4th! We will be holding one Worship on Sunday, Feb 4th, at 10:30 am
For “Scout” Sunday. Join us as we celebrate our outreach to families of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the new Venture Crew.

GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY:
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ. Interested in taking part in a short study/small-group? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Opportunities for Study
Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
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

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY
A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action by George Hovaness Donigian
“George Donigian connects prayer and other inner spiritual practices with outward actions of mercy and compassion. He guides you to grow in your prayer life by praying about daily news reports, discovering the needs around you, and responding with love and compassion. You will discover ways to:
• serve others
• feed the hungry
• seek justice and fight injustice
• offer healing
• extend friendship
The author’s conversational style and use of well-known hymn texts will engage you in this energizing Lenten study. This book includes exercises for spiritual growth and questions for reflection.”
  • When: Sundays OR Tuesdays, Weeks of Feb. 11th-March 18th
    Length: 6 Class Sessions
    Times & Places:
    Sundays @10:10 AM in Sunday School (SS) Classes:
    1. Eubanks SS (Chapel; Leader Jerry Lenox)
    2. Fellowship SS (Fellowship Hall; Leader Floyd Collins)
    3. Evans SS (Childcare Cafeteria; Leader Carolyn Evans)
    4. NEW Inter-generational SS (Childcare After-School Room; Leader Kim Reindl; ALL AGES—Adults, Youth, and Children TOGETHER) OR
    Tuesday Mornings @ 10:15 AM:
    5. Tuesday Class (Fellowship Hall; Leader Rev. Lisa Dempsey)
    Book Cost (Book Needed): $13; Order DEADLINE: Sun., Jan. 28th
    Questions:(Kim Reindl) kreindl@cokeschapel.org, (Gail, Church Office) 770-253-6052

CHILD CARE AID FUND – Our Childcare Center needs contributions to our Financial Aid Fund. This fund helps our parents defray some of the costs of daycare for their children. You may give cash, checks or credit card contributions at the Childcare Center. Thank you so much for helping with this important ministry.

FOOD PANTRY WAS VERY LOW ON FOOD ITEMS!
You are so responsive to our request! Our pantry is looking so much better and ready for giving.

ONE ROOF ECUMENICAL ALLIANCE OUTREACH
Special thank you to Cokes Chapel for contributions to One Roof for 2017. One Roof was able to give back 100% of all monetary donations to people in need. Donations are low, and people are still in need. Join us Saturday the 27th at 11:00 am for our Annual Meeting to learn more about how we are working in our community. Help Us Help Others!
 
DISTRICT TRAINING EVENT – Jan. 28, ALL Clergy and Committee Chairs: Make plans to go or send a representative from your committee to attend this training event where workshops will be offered for: SPR, Finance, Trustees, Church Council, One Board Structure, UMCOR & Disaster Response, Church Security, Faith Sharing, Safe Sanctuary training, and a mission project for children. Sign up with the church office so we may take the church bus.
  • When: Sunday, January 28th
    Time: 3:00-5:00pm
    Location: LaGrange First UMC
    401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240

NATIVITY SCENE? Cliff Seyler and Thom McCague are working on pulling a group of talented individuals together to create our own Nativity Scene for next Christmas. Anyone interested please contact Cliff at cliffcfc@yahoo.com or Thom at thommc49@gmail.com

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



January 18, 2018 G Chat

COMBINED WORSHIP / PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR MISSIONS
Join us for our first Missions Fundraiser for our 3 missionaries families (Pancake breakfast at 9:00 am – bought your tickets yet?) $ 5 per adult and $ 2 per child. There will be a combined worship at 10:30 am to follow.  Come support our missionaries!

2017 GIVING STATEMENTS are now available for pick up and will be made available in 9 and 11 o’clock information table.   During the week, they will be available at the office during office hours. Save us a stamp, pick yours up today! Reply to this email if you’d like your copy emailed.

GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY:
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ. Interested in taking part in a short study/small-group? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Opportunities for Study
Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
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

VALENTINE BANQUET
Missions sponsored Valentine’s Banquet on February 10, 2018 – Tickets are $10 each. More information to follow!

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

CHILDCARE AID FUND – Our Childcare Center needs contributions to our Financial Aid Fund. This fund helps our parents defray some of the costs of daycare for their children. You may give cash, checks or credit card contributions at the Childcare Center. Thank you so much for helping with this important ministry.

FOOD PANTRY WAS VERY LOW ON FOOD ITEMS!
You are so responsive to our request! Our pantry is looking so much better and ready for giving.  
 
DISTRICT TRAINING EVENT – Jan. 28, ALL Clergy and Committee Chairs: Make plans to go or send a representative from your committee to attend this training event where workshops will be offered for: SPR, Finance, Trustees, Church Council, One Board Structure, UMCOR & Disaster Response, Church Security, Faith Sharing, Safe Sanctuary training, and a mission project for children. Sign up with the church office so we may take the church bus.

When: Sunday, January 28th
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Location: LaGrange First United Methodist Church
401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240

NATIVITY SCENE? Cliff Seyler and Thom McCague are working on pulling a group of talented individuals together to create our own Nativity Scene for next Christmas. Anyone interested please contact Cliff at cliffcfc@yahoo.com or Thom at thommc49@gmail.com.

WISHING WELL:  Drop your change in the Wishing Well in the CWC and Narthex to help support our Missionary Families!

LENTEN SERIES:  “Some Things Never Change… or Can They? “. Yes, our nature as humans will always be fraught with the marks of sin.  God’s message of constant redemption within the struggle is always present, but do we hear it, respond to it?  Old stories, new lives: by the grace of God – We can change! 
Join us on Ash Wednesday for a special evening service on Feb. 14,  and then Sundays, Feb.  18 through March 18.

OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE: Do you have a story about God speaking to you, directing you forward?  One of the best ways to encourage one another in faith is to share the stories of God at work in our lives.  You are invited to share a story of God “speaking” into your life, directing decisions, closing or opening paths, …

I am seeking several folks to tell their experience of hearing from God during this series.  Are you one? Contact me, Pastor Lisa, at 770-598-5066 or ldempsey@cokeschapel.org right away!