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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.