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G-Chat — January 5, 2017

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Calling all 2017 Leadership! 

District Training Event – The annual training event for the LaGrange District will be held on
Sunday, January 29 at the Providence UMC in Fayetteville, 3-6pm. A variety of workshops will
be offered during 2 sessions including- How to Build a Young Adult Ministry, Children’s
Ministry, Men’s Ministry, One Board Structure, Youth Ministry, Leadership Development, and
more. Please check the district website for a complete list of workshops and leaders.

Are you a chairperson, or leader of a work area? Is your name on the list attached below?  Then you will want to be as prepared as possible to lead Cokes this year!  Please make note of the district training, and plan to be there on January 29. 

Effective leaders take advantage of training offered, garner information from others who have done their ministry area before, discern the potential needs of church and community and gather their team towards ministry goals.  Cokes Chapel has effective leaders! 

Questions?  Give me a call at 770-598-5066.  Pastor Lisa
 
 
 
In the case of bad weather this season, please check our Facebook page for closings. 
 
POTLUCK DINNER Wednesday the 11th from 5pm to 7pm
in the Fellowship Hall!
 
LADIES PROGRAM UPDATE Lunch Bunch has been canceled this month but will begin again on February 9th. The United Methodist Women will be meeting next Monday, January 16th in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30am as planned. All the ladies of the church are invited.
 
FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH During the months of January through March several of our children, youth, and their families will be participating in a Family Confirmation Class, “Foundations of Faith.” This 2.5 hour time of spiritual development will involve alternating participation in 9:00 and 11:00 am worship, as well as an intergenerational learning experience in the Youth House each Sunday.  Keep this journey in your prayers!


G-Chat December 14, 2016

 
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Sunday, December 18th
 
This Sunday, December 18th is a busy day at Cokes Chapel!  
 
We begin with our
9am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary, which is followed by our Advent Breakfast Celebration in the Contemporary Worship Center where we can share our Advent Bible study stories with one another! 
 
After breakfast is our 11am Contemporary Worship the Contemporary Worship Center. 
 

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At 4:45 pm in the sanctuary we invite everyone back to worship with our choir, The Celebration Singers, as they present the annual Christmas Cantata titled “The First Noel, Born is a King” (Special music will begin at 4:45 pm).  
 
 
Following the cantata at
6:15 pm in the Contemporary Worship Center, stay and watch the movie, “The Nativity Story”
Don’t forget your movie snacks!
 
 
 
 
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Christmas Cards in Mailboxes
No matter what service you attend, be sure to check the alphabetized boxes in the Narthex of the Sanctuary for Christmas Cards!  Even if you do not give cards, you are bound to receive some!  Check your mailbox this Sunday!!
 
 
 
 
Todd Family/Trinity House
 
The Todd’s have collected “most” of what they need to feed the homeless at Trinity Table.  They could still use individual, single-serve, pull-top containers of spaghetti, ravioli, etc. Oranges would be welcome as well!
 
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Christmas Eve
At  5pm on Christmas Eve, The Graydon family invites everyone to come help set out luminaries
in our cemetery and church grounds to prepare for our Candlelight services to follow.
 
At 7pm in the Contemporary Worship Center, we will have our Contemporary Candlelight Communion Service.
 
At 9pm in the Sanctuary, we will have our Traditional Candlelight Communion Service.
 
 
 
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At 11am in the Sanctuary, we will have a combined Celebration Worship service on Christmas Morning to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus!!    Come celebrate the birth of our Savior on a special CHRISTmas morning!!