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G Chat October 26, 2018

Stewardship for 2019

The envelopes are out, the prayers are ongoing, and everyone is asked to help build up the body of Christ by returning your Confidential Giving and Service card to the blue boxes in the Narthex, Worship Center table, or the office.
 
Reflecting on our past, looking at how much God is doing in and through us, and praying about what God is calling us to do is a communal, heartfelt process.  Thank you for making Cokes the amazing church is already is! 
 
Our future is in God’s hands, that is for sure.  Please join us by turning in your Giving and Service Cards THIS SUNDAY , Oct. 28th and plan to join our Celebration *covered dishes lunch on Sunday, Nov. 11th in the Worship Center at 11:45 am.
* Ham, turkey and dressing will be provided. We want our   focus to be on the studies, so to save time, please bring     salads, vegetables, and desserts in containers that will keep them hot or cold. The less fuss, the better.

 
THIS SUNDAY!!  3:00-5:00 PM
Help Cokes in building relationships with our Childcare families and community.

Come join the fun by decorating your trunks (or not).  Bring and hand out Halloween goodies to all the kids.
 
Please email Kim at kreindl@cokeschapel.orgIf you are providing a “trunk,”  Arrive between 2:00 -2:30pm and drive around to the back field via the road leading to the Youth House.  (All cars need to be parked by 2:30pm for the safety of our children.)
 
Thank you for your help in making this a fun filled day for the kids of the Childcare Center, Community, and Church!
                              
HELP BACKPACK BUDDIES WITH PACKING
We need your help on Halloween night (Wednesday, Oct. 31st).  Some of us will be filling trick or treat bags, but others may choose to fill Backpack Buddies bags for the kids in our community, so they have weekend meals. 
 
If you can join us, please sign up in the narthex or worship center.
 
HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE MUSICAL CELEBRATION!
Our quarterly Hollonville Opry trip is Saturday, Nov. 3rd.  The church bus leaves at 5:30pm sharp. There is no charge, but a donation box is available to support the building upkeep & parking lot. 
 
Show starts at 6:30pm.  The address is 51 Kings Bridge Road, Williamson, GA 30292 (30-minute drive).  For information call (770) 228-8238, visit www.hollonvilleopry.com or access Hollonville Opry House on Facebook. Hope to see  you there!
 
PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED

Cereal                                                 Egg noodles

Bag rice                                              Bag dried beans
Spaghetti sauce                                 Crackers
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 

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

 
Weekly “Recollection” Update, Week 5—This week our classes focused on “Who Are We at Heart?”
 
At home, participants were led through a theological reflection process that allowed them to think about what God has been revealing to them throughout the study.
 
In class, folks were asked to reflect on what themes and words had emerged as they have thought about our congregation historically, relationally, and narratively.  After a time of reflection and discussion, small groups were given the opportunity to write a narrative response to the question, “If friends or strangers were to ask you to tell them about Cokes Chapel, what would you say?”
 
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.
 
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 brenda.hanes@yahoo.com or (770) 251-1857.



October 19, 2019 G Chat


BBQ – THIS WEEKEND
Our very own Floyd Collins and the men of Cokes Chapel (Old Goats) are firing up the pits on Oct. 21st for the semi-annual BBQ plate which includes Brunswick stew, coleslaw, beans, chips & tea. $10  ticket.  Carry out or dine in from 10:00am to 2:30pm.
 
This BBQ will benefit Troop 2193 and will be used to purchase troop equipment & scholarships for scouts in need. See a Scout or Old Goat for tickets or come by the church office. There will also be pumpkins for sale to help support Scouts going to Sea Base in 2019.
 
 
PANTRY ITEMS NEEDED
Cereal                                                 Egg noodles
Bag rice                                              Bag dried beans
Spaghetti sauce                                 Crackers
 
 
WE NEED YOUR TRUNKS!
For our Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 28th.  Come join the fun and help support your church.  Decorate your trunks (or not) and hand out Halloween goodies to all the kids and reaching out to our childcare kids with God’s Love.
                                 
HELP BACKPACK BUDDIES WITH PACKING
We need your help on Halloween night (Wednesday, Oct. 31st)!  While many of us will be filling trick or treat bags, we will also be filling Backpack Buddies bags for the kids in our community so they will have food for the weekend. 
 
If you can help us, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or worship center.
 
 

HOLLONVILLE OPRY HOUSE MUSICAL CELEBRATION!
Our quarterly Hollonville Opry trip is Saturday, Nov. 3rd.  The church bus leaves at 5:30pm sharp. There is no charge for this event, but a donation box is available to support the building upkeep and parking lot. 
 
Show starts at 6:30pm.  If you drive, the address is 51 Kings Bridge Road, Williamson, GA 30292; allow 30 minutes of drive time.  For additional information call (770) 228-8238 or visit www.hollonvilleopry.com or access Hollonville Opry House on Facebook. Hope to see  you there!
 
 
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 Silly Santa Swap.
 
Reveal your secret sister at the luncheon or anytime 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.
 
 
PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
The envelopes are out, the prayers are ongoing, and everyone is being asked to help build up the body of Christ by returning your Confidential Giving and Service card to the blue boxes in the Narthex,        Worship Center table, or the office.
 
Reflecting on our past, looking around at how much God is doing in and thru us, and praying about what God is calling us to do is a communal, heartfelt process.  Thank you for making Cokes the amazing church is already is! 
 
Our future is in God’s hands, that is for sure.  Will you join hands and help in planning and doing whatever it is that God is calling us to for 2019?  Turn in your Giving and Service Cards by October 28 if possible, and plan now for our Celebration covered dishes lunch on Sunday, Nov. 11th in the Worship Center at 11:45.
 
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 brenda.hanes@yahoo.com or (770) 251-1857.
 
 
 

 
CLASSES
Church-wide study.  All Ages welcome.
 
Sunday mornings:  10:10 – 11:30am
            Fellowship Class (Leader: Floyd Collins)
            Intergenerational Class (Leader: Kim Reindl)
Monday evening: 6:00 – 8:00pm Leader:  Kim Reindl. Contact   kreindl@cokeschapel.org for location each week.
Tuesday mornings:  10:00 – 11:30am Leader:  Rev. Lisa Dempsey
 
 
Weekly “Recollection” Update, Week 4This week our classes focused on “Who Are We Narratively?”  For homework, participants were asked to write their individual faith stories.  In class, people had the opportunity to share their favorite stories of the Bible and to share stories of their experiences here at Cokes Chapel.  It’s been remarkable to hear so many stories of how people have been loved and supported by the folks here at Cokes Chapel.  Furthermore, it is meaningful to know that we can share stories of challenge and disappointment as well, acknowledging that such is also part of what it means to share life together.  Through it all, we are seeing the depths of the bonds that hold us as a church family.  We are seeing how God has been with us all along, strengthening, teaching, and loving us through one another!
 
 
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