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November 9, 2018 G Chat


COMBINED WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY 9:00 AM CELEBRATION

We will celebrate our Stewardship Campaign and Recollection study this Sunday at 9:00 am in the Sanctuary.  This service will be full of music and celebrating our church family!  There will be a Covered Dish luncheon after so bring your sides that don’t need too much fuss and we’ll have plenty!  See you SUNDAY!

COKES CHILDCARE  FUND-RAISER
The childcare will have a fund raising “fun run” TODAY  Friday, Nov. 9th to benefit Cokes Childcare and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation collect. With your sponsorships, we will be able to provide each child with a t-shirt for participating.
 
THANKSGIVING FOR NEEDY
The Missions Team
is collecting donations to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to less fortunate families in the area.  We need your help!  Our Super Shopper team will begin collecting food with your monetary donations. You may donate funds to Larry or Caroline Huckaby, Betsy Bagley or Nancy Vermilyea.
  

ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS NOW
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 and need to be ordered no later than Sunday, Nov. 18th.  Make checks payable to the Cokes Chapel UMW.
 
WEEKLY RECOLLECTION UPDATE
Weekly “Recollection” Update, Week 7—This week we met together as a whole group one place at the same time.  Our focus for the week was “What is Our Vision?”  Throughout the week, folks were to read Scripture passages and reflect on God’s vision for their lives.  When we gathered as a whole group Sunday morning, everyone sat in class groups.  Each class brainstormed, based on what they had done together in the first six weeks, and came up with a vision statement for the church.  Each vision statement included three elements: 1) adjectives defining our congregation, 2) the group’s definition of Christian community, and 3) how our strengths and our calling as a congregation combine to form God’s vision for us.  Each class shared their statement and then we discussed the themes or commonalities among all the statements. 

The final vision statement created for the congregation, which seeks to honor what God has brought to our attention through the work of the classes, is as follows:  “Because we have identified ourselves to be generous, caring, and loving people of God, and because we believe that God’s call for us is to reach out to others in the community and beyond, we believe that God’s vision for the future of our congregation is for us to unite as God’s people through prayer, obedience, relationship, and humility, so that we may grow the Kingdom of God through proactive outreach that honors diversity and ministry that crosses societal boundaries.”
 

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November 2, 2018 G Chat

CHARGE CONFERENCE!
The Charge Conference will be held on Monday, Nov. 5th at 7:00pm at Cornerstone, UMC. All are welcome to attend.
 
 
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 Gift Swap.
 
If you did a secret sister, you can reveal that 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.
 
 
The Missions Team will be collecting donations to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to less fortunate families in the area.  We need your help!  Our Super Shopper team will begin collecting food with your monetary donations.  You may donate funds to Larry or Caroline Huckaby, Betsy Bagley or Nancy Vermilyea.
 
 
ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS NOW.
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 and need to be ordered no later than Sunday, Nov. 18th.  Make checks payable to the Cokes Chapel UMW.
 

 Weekly “Recollection” Update, Week 6 This week in our Recollection Study we focused on “Who Are We Called to Be?”  Throughout the week, participants were asked to think about their definition of the word “Christian.”  They were encouraged to not only define the term with words, but also through hymns, songs, stories, and art, that depict for them the meaning of the word “Christian.”  In class, small groups discussed what it means to be a Christian community (i.e., the Church).  We read Scripture passages and shared stories that exemplify Church.  Then together, each small group created their own definition for Christian community.
 
The responses created, continue to reveal to us the ways that God has been at work both in and through the people of Cokes Chapel.  We are being reminded and affirmed that we are an adaptable congregation that cares deeply for one another, as expressed through our generosity and faithfulness.
 
 
PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED
Cereal                                    Egg noodles
Bag rice                                 Bag dried beans
Spaghetti sauce                   Crackers
 
 
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING
All are invited!  Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

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  (770) 251-1857 brenda.hanes@yahoo.com.
 
 
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

 
 
THANK YOU CORNER
 
Thank you to the MANY who came out to make this the best turn-out for the kids of the Childcare Center, the Community, and our Church! All those trunks were FUNTASTIC!
 
It was “Scary” on Halloween, but thanks to the many who came to HELP BACKPACK BUDDIES fill weekend meal bags for kids in our community.  Our prayer – No child hungry!
 
Also, thank you to each of you who donated throughout October to Backpack Buddies with funds, juice boxes, and cases of Chef Boyardee.  In total, with all groups/churches involved, we delivered 750 bags (Cokes Chapel provided 250 bags) on October 31st!