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November 10, 2018 G Chat

CHURCH WIDE ADVENT STUDY!
“Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph,” by Adam Hamilton
Through this study, we will explore how Joseph’s story is much like our own. In life, we encounter circumstances that we would never have chosen for ourselves. At times it can be tempting just to walk away. Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.
When: Sundays OR Tuesdays, Nov. 28th-Dec. 19th
Length: 4 Class Sessions
Times & Places:  
Sundays @10:10 AM in Sunday School (SS) Classes:
Eubanks SS (Chapel; Leader Jerry Lenox)
Fellowship SS (Fellowship Hall; Leader Floyd Collins)
Evans SS (Childcare Cafeteria; Leader Carolyn Evans)
NEW Inter-generational SS (Childcare After-School Room; Leader Kim Reindl; ALL AGES—Adults, Youth, and Children TOGETHER) OR Tuesday Mornings @ 10:15 AM: Tuesday Class (Fellowship Hall; Leader, Rev. Lisa Dempsey)
 
THIS SUNDAY: DISCIPLE 1
Learn or improve your biblical knowledge; covering Genesis to Revelation. Readings, video, and group discussion. On Sunday, Nov. 12th, come for a brief 15-minute meeting from 10-10:15 in the Sanctuary or at 12-12:15 in the CWC to learn more.  Contact Jerry Lenox at (770) 252-9281.
 
GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples of 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? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com
Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:
• Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am: Come Join One for the All Church Advent Study! “Faithful”
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
 
PRAYER TEAM
Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room
 
PECANS FOR SALE BY UMW
Sales begin on this SUNDAY! One-pound bags for $12.00 each. Contact Charlotte Mitchell at cbmjtm@bellsouth.net
 
THANKFUL BAGS TO BE DISTRIBUTED ON NOV. 17
The Outreach Committee will distribute “Thankful Bags” to Childcare Center Parents and Staff on Nov. 17th, containing muffins, fruit, and water donated by UMW, Old Goats, Outreach and the Church! Please pray for the families of our Child Care Center.
 
THANKSGIVING BASKETS
The Missions Team will be collecting donations to provide Thanksgiving Baskets to less fortunate families in the area. We need your help! Please place food donations in the basket located in the Narthex. Monetary donations may be given to Larry or Caroline Huckaby, Betsy Bagley or Nancy Vermilyea.
 
ANGEL TREE
Our Angel Trees will be set up in the Narthex, the contemporary Worship Center, and in the childcare entryway, beginning Nov 19th. Select names from the tree and complete the sign-up sheet by the appropriate name/
wish list item. It is very important that we have your name by the gift that you select to purchase so that no child is left out. All gifts should be wrapped and tagged with the child’s name and age.
 
ORDER YOUR POINSETTIAS NOW
To honor, or in remembrance of a loved one, poinsettias will be placed around the altar in the Sanctuary and Worship Center. Sign-Up sheets will be in both locations. Poinsettias are $10 each. Order by Nov. 26th, Checks payable to Cokes Chapel UMW.
 
HANGING OF THE GREENS CHURCH DECORATING
Sunday, Nov 26th. We will be decorating for the Advent and Christmas season on Sunday, Nov. 26th from 3-5:00 pm. As is our custom, we will share in a covered dish chili supper, so bring a pot of your favorite recipe to share.
 
COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE IS NOW HIRING
Teachers and Bus Drivers Please pass this on to someone that may be interested in applying or
post in your neighborhood newsletter or another community area. Thank You! Contact Kristin McCoy at (770) 253-6414 or email: Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com
 
SHOPPING ONLINE FOR CHRISTMAS?
Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at www.smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0283202 and Amazon donates to Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church Inc.
 


October 20, 2017 G Chat

BBQ FUNDRAISER THIS SUNDAY
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
 
SPR ANNOUNCEMENT
Your Staff Parish Committee and I are delighted to announce that Kim Reindl has accepted the position of Youth Director, expanding her current duties as Director of Intergenerational and Children’s ministry. Her new title will be Director of Intergenerational Ministries, Youth, and Children.

We are truly fortunate to have Kim on staff with her exceptional gifts in teaching, creating and developing fresh approaches to discipleship. Kim has a heart for our youth and children, and a deep commitment to connecting our church as a family, in worship and in many ways that will enrich us as a community in our faith life.

Look for more from Kim in the coming weeks as she develops plans for the Youth, Children, and more intergenerational opportunities to grow in faith together. Please continue prayers for all the many facets of the church that make us the kind of church that others recognize the love of Christ is in us! Finally, take a minute to welcome Kim and offer your support!

In Christ,

Rev. Lisa Dempsey
Staff Parish Committee; Bill Tomasi, Chairperson; Mike Croft; Dick Vermilyea; Susan Todd; Craig Cox and Jackie Simpson

COKES CHAPEL CHILD CARE-NOW HIRING
Please pass this on to someone that may be interested in applying, or a post in your neighborhood newsletter or another community area. Thank You!
1. Certified Assistant Pre-K teacher needed for a Christian childcare center. Position open from now until the end of Coweta County school year. Must have all State required certifications.

2. Classroom teachers needed for a Christian childcare center. Must be working on a degree in early childhood education. Must be 18 years old or older. Must have all State required certifications.
3. Assistant Director position available at Christian childcare center. Must have all certifications required by the State of Georgia and TCC certificate.

Contact Kristin McCoy at (770) 253-6414 or email: Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com 

 
WISHING WELL
Look for the Wishing Well in the CWC and Narthex to help support our two Missionary Families!
 
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.

SERMON SERIES: “HOW CHRISTIANS 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.
 
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Reminder: Chairs of all committees to submit their budgets to Jerry Freeman in time for the October 25th Administrative Council meeting.
 
GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow 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 small group! Sundays at 10:10 am at the back of the Sanctuary in the Choir Room. 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 will start last week in October. Contact Jerry Lenox at (770) 252-9281.
• Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am: Come Join One!
o 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. 5
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 5th. Instructions for packing are included in each box. Questions? Contact Brenda Hanes at Brenda.hanes@yahoo.com or 770-251-1857.
 
TRUNK OR TREAT
Sunday, October 29th, 3 to 5 pm Please remember to sign-up to provide a “trunk” and give 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, and Trunks!. 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!

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