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G Chat May 12, 2017

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
This Friday Night at 7 pm in the Contemporary Worship Center.  All ladies are invited to join us for an evening of Celebration of all the wonderful things that you do for the people around you!  Your actions are noticed and supply a Butterfly Effect as others want to serve and love like you do!

VISION  11

What is “Vision-11”?

Recently a group of folks from the 11:00 worship began a discernment process to address the changing dynamics of our 11:00 worship. Folks have moved on, and we are at a crossroads in addressing how we will move forward, to be effective in worship, discipleship, and outreach. Vision-11 is our prayerful process to allow God to lead our ministry discernment and path. Two weeks ago, we began our first of a series of prayer times.

Vision-11 team is reflecting on a specific topic in prayer, listening and meeting for 30-minutes for 4 weeks to seek God’s leading. On June 11, Rev. Tonya Morris, NGA Connectional Ministries will join us, or worship and prayer, and prepare us for a Saturday Vision-11 Retreat on Saturday, July 8 from 9-2.

Thank you to Brian Smith, Keith Simpson, Betsy Bagley, Jack Dempsey, Velda Graydon, Brenda Hanes, Mike and Patty White, Faith and Doug Genovese, Jerri Statham, Cindy & Craig Cox, Bobby Kirk, Meghan McMullan and Kim Reindl. What a great team!! Great things are happening! Please join in prayer discernment the week of May 14 as we listen to what God is telling us about “Who is our neighbor? Who should we reach out to in our community”?

FUNDRAISING EVENT!!! GET YOUR BBQ TICKETS NOW
Pick up tickets in groups of ten or more to help promote this fundraising event. Don’t forget to get tickets for your family. BBQ will be held on Sunday, May 21st after the worship service from 12:00-2:30pm. Cost is $8.00 donation per plate.
 
HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE SENIOR?
Do you have a high school or college senior who is graduating and is connected to Cokes Chapel, please contact Gail Stone by email at office@cokeschapel.org to submit their name, high school or college they are completing, future plans and photo so we may recognize them on May 21st.
 
MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE
Deadline of May 25th – Submit names of your family/friends that died in active military service to the church office or email Thom McCague at thommc49@gmail.com. There will be a Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony at 10:10am on Sunday, May 28th at the cemetery flagpole. Deceased service members will be honored by reading names, sharing prayer, song, and firing cannon salutes.
 
MILITARY PROJECT
Giving back to those that protect our freedoms in the USA – A small group of 8 soldiers from the 124th MPAD (Military Public Affairs Detachment) from the GA Army National Guard is deploying for a 12-month tour the beginning of July. They are having a Yellow Ribbon ceremony with their families in Peachtree City on Saturday, June 17th.

The Cokes Chapel Outreach Committee wanted to offer our gratitude and show some kindness to this group of soldiers. We are taking up an offering to put together bags for them — with supplies, snacks, and inspirational reading they can use while traveling, and we will present these gifts at the ceremony.

The Military Offering will be taken on Memorial Day Sunday, May 28th. Please give to show our gratitude for their service to our country.

SHORELINE CAMP
There are 10 spots open to kids (and adult chaperones) for the Shoreline Camp at West Point Lake the week of July 9th through the 14th for rising 3rd through 9th grades. The Children’s Ministry will be holding a fundraising event to help defray the costs. If you would like more information, please contact Bobby Kirk (bkirk@cokeschapel.org or call 404-512-8890) for more details.
 
GET YOUR 2017 PICTORIAL DIRECTORY
The directories are available for pick up (one per family) if you had a photo taken by the directory company. Those who ordered a copy or who already paid for their directory will also be able to pick up your directory today.
 
TRAVELING? LEAVING TOWN?
Vacation time of year is quickly approaching. Don’t forget your church continues to operate even in the summer! You can give online through our website: www.cokeschapel.org, by PayPal, by downloading our Church App on your smartphone or tablet, or simply mail your check to the church office (4096 Lower Fayetteville Rd. Sharpsburg, GA 30277).
 
LIVE STREAMING
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Service! If you can’t make it to church, join us online and experience what God has in store for us each week! Find the link for the live stream at the top of our website: www.cokeschapel.org! ‘See’ you there! All sermons from the 9:00am Traditional Worship Service (some from 11am) are recorded and posted on our website www.cokeschapel.org under sermons.


G Chat May 5, 2017

CEMETERY CLEAN UP
Join us SATURDAY MAY 6 any time between 8am and 4pm to help clean up the cemetery in preparation for our Memorial Day Remembrance.  We will be raking/blowing leaves, sweeping/ blowing grass clippings and weeding.  Bring your own equipment.  Contact Thom McCague with questions at thommc49@gmail.com.
 
HOLLONVILLE OPRY SATURDAY NIGHT MUSICAL CELEBRATION 
This Saturday night, May 6, come enjoy some gospel, country, folk, bluegrass, Irish, 50’s music with our Cokes Chapel group, Tommy and Rita Godwin and Luke Beam. Two other bands will follow: Papa Jinx Band, Kirkland and Friends.
There is NO CHARGE for the Opry or the refreshments; however a donation box is available for you to show your appreciation. Proceeds go to the upkeep of the building.  There is NO CHARGE for the bus which leaves Cokes Chapel at 5:30 sharp. Show starts at 6:30.  Come clap, sing, clog, dance, celebrate life! C U There!  If you want to drive, take GA Hwy 362 to Hollonville; Opry is in the fork of the roads. Travel time from church is about 30 mins. (770 228-8238)
 
COKES CHAPEL YOUTH
Click on the link to view the YOUTH CALENDAR.SHORELINE CAMP
We have reserved 10 spots for Shoreline Camp on West Point Lake. If you would like more information on this please contact me for details. Flyer for the camp has been attached here: shoreline-flyer. This is a North Georgia Conference United Methodist Church event. Remember Adult Chaperones go for FREE with their children.

Children’s Ministry will be preparing a fundraiser event to help send kids to Shoreline Camp at West Point Lake in LaGrange GA the week of July 9th – 14th for rising 3rd through 9th grades. Our goal is for Cokes Chapel to allow the Christian camping experience possible for those children in our church and community who wish to participate. More information will be provided in the next few weeks on how you may help. For more information contact Bobby Kirk at (404) 512-8890 or email (bkirk@cokeschapel.org).

GRADUATION TIME!
Do you know a high school or college senior who is graduating and is connected to Cokes Chapel, please contact Gail Stone by email at office@cokeschapel.org to submit their Name, High School or College, and Future Plans so that we may recognize them on May 21st.

LUNCH BUNCH
Maguire’s in Senoia Thursday – May 11th Those interested in carpooling are urged to meet at the church parking lot before 11am. Contact Wanda Moore (770) 318-1183 or mickmoore1942@gmail.com.

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT – CELEBRATING WOMEN
Friday, May 12th at 7:00pm in the Contemporary Worship Center. How women impact for Christ whatever our role or season of life. Sign up sheets are available at each worship service or contact Shannon Kirk at (404) 429-2857 to reserve your ticket.

FUNDRAISING EVENT!!! HELP NEEDED SELLING BBQ TICKETS
Pick up tickets in groups of ten or more to sell for this fundraising event at the church office Monday–Thursday 9:00am till 3:00pm. Be sure to also purchase tickets for your family. Sunday May 21st , service from 12:00-2:30pm – $8.00 Donation per plate.

MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE
Deadline of May 25th – Submit names of your family/friends that died in active military service to the church office or email Thom McCague at thommc49@gmail.com. There will be a Memorial Day Remembrance ceremony on May 28th, 10:10am at the cemetery flagpole. Deceased service members will be honored by reading names, sharing prayer, song, and firing cannon salutes.

LIVE STREAMING
Each Sunday at 11:00 am we offer an online live stream of our 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Service! If you can’t make it to church, join us online and experience what God has in store for us each week! Find the link for the live stream at the top of our website: www.cokeschapel.org! ‘See’ you there! Most sermons or complete services from the 9:00 am Traditional Worship Service are recorded and posted on our website www.cokeschapel.org under sermons.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Do you have an announcement or activity you’d like displayed on the slides before worship or in this weekly communication and/or our Facebook page? Please email your announcements to Velda at announcements@cokeschapel.org to get the word out!!

IT’S HERE! THE 2017 PICTORIAL DIRECTORY
The directories are now available for pick up (one per family) if you had a photo taken by the directory company. Those who ordered a copy or who already paid for their directory will also be able to pick up their directory at the church office. There are a few extra directories if you wish to purchase one. Please make check payable to Cokes Chapel and note on your check: Directory for $10.00. Thanks to all for your participation.

TRAVELING? LEAVING TOWN?
Vacation time of year is quickly approaching. Don’t forget your church continues to operate even in the summer! Out of town? You can still give online through our website: www.cokeschapel.org, by PayPal, by downloading our Church App on your smartphone or tablet, or simply mail your check to the church office (4096 Lower Fayetteville Rd. Sharpsburg, GA 30277). Help us avoid the summer “slump” by maintaining your generous giving.

COKES CHAPEL UMC FINANCIAL CORNER
A big thank you to all our members and guests for your incredibly generous tithes and offerings for January, February, March. Our church functions because of everyone’s contributions. April is looking great! Look for regular updates from YOUR Financial Committee. We want each one of our members to know where your donations go and how the money is being used for God’s work. Let’s continue to help others and make disciples for Christ. Again, thank you to each one of you for helping OUR church continue to do God’s work.

OLD TESTAMENT SERIES TO START JUNE 8
“God’s Chosen” – Reading the Old Testament stories of the Israelites families, you may wonder why God chose them. I do! Some of the behaviors and actions are just down right… awful. Abraham is central to the Israelite story. God makes a way and redeems Abraham through many choices and trials. Join us as we explore one of the “first families of the tribe of Israel”. Let’s gather with anticipation, dig deep, so we continue to grow in our understanding of ourselves and how God is at work today in our lives. Join us, and invite a friend for “God’s Chosen” on June 18, 25, and July 2 at the 9am and 11am worship.