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G Chat June 8, 2017

ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPECIAL OFFERING 2017: MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND
The Ministerial Education Fund has helped thousands of men and women become pastoral leaders in The United Methodist Church. Chances are seminary students from your congregation or the pastor of your church was a recipient of MEF. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and license to preach school.
 
Aligning with the theme of the 2017 Annual Conference, “Show Your Work: Worship That Inspires Action,” this fund is one way United Methodists can show our support to those called to serve as clergy. Together we can help minimize debt of N. GA. United Methodists beginning in ministry.
 
MEF is a general church apportioned fund of which 25% is retained by our conference. But 100% of the giving to the Annual Conference Special Offering will go to United Methodist seminary and course of study students in the N. GA. Conference.
Please give generously to the 2017 Annual Conference Special Offering. One person from each local church will present a check during the Service of Remembrance on Wednesday, June 14th, at 2:00pm.
 
Please make checks payable to Cokes Chapel and note M.E.F. Fund #1147 – Annual Conference Special Offering, Ministerial Education Fund.
TRAINING ONCPR/AED: YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE
Training on how to use the CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator) will be held on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Contemporary Worship Center. The Trustees need several folks trained on how to use this life saving equipment in the event of an emergency.
 
Training is offered at a discounted rate (through the Scouts) of $5.00 per person and includes the certification. Training is limited to 50 participants. Deadline to register is Tuesday, June 20th. Contact Lara McCarthy for more information or to register. blrnycstl@earthlink.net home 678-423-9881; cell 678-548-2670
 
GOOD OLD GOSPEL SINGING
On July 9th we are having a combined service featuring “Good old Gospel Singing”.  We would like for you to share your favorite old hymns with us and we will try to sing them.  You can let us know your request by responding to this G-Chat or by putting it in the offering plate.  It should be great fun and a wonderful blessing!!!
UMVIM TEAM LEADER TRAINING
On July 22nd the LaGrange District will be providing training for current and potential mission team leaders. The training provides information & networking necessary to be successful in planning and leading a mission team, whether local, regional, or international. Training will be held at the Turin United Methodist Church at 20 Longstreet Ave., Turin, GA 30289 and will start at 9am and will last until approximately 1pm.
ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY
1 box spaghetti noodles
16oz bag egg noodles
26oz spaghetti sauce
15oz can corn
15oz can green beans
15oz can if ANY other vegetable
16oz box of crackers
10oz can soup
1 box cereal
5oz can tuna or ANY canned meat
16oz bag rice
16oz pork & beans
7oz macaroni & cheese
1 small jar peanut butter or jelly mixed fruit, peaches, pears
 
SOME ARE CALLED, SOME ARE SENT
At Cokes Chapel, we are all called! God has something for each of us to do to build up the Kingdom of God. We are blessed with connections to two very special couples who have been called to serve beyond their own community, into the world.
Allie and David Houles have committed to a five-year term at Blessing Home in Pattaya in Thailand. Allie is the daughter of Jerri and Mickey Statham and attended Cokes Chapel as a child.
Amanda and Matt Hadden are serving the Oglala Lakota people in South Dakota. Amanda is the granddaughter of Sandy and Pete Cavender.
The Outreach Committee plan to support these two couples and the Ad Council has given their approval for the plan. This is not a budgeted expense, so the committee plans to have fundraisers during the year to raise the pledged amount.
 
SAVE THE DATE
A mission dinner/silent auction is planned for August 11TH to kick off funding our two couples. Mark your calendars, and then stay tuned for more opportunities to give your support.
We are not all called to go, but we can send these special folks in the name of Cokes to do this holy work. Pray now, for them, for us as we begin our fundraising to support them. Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley: ebbagley@gmail.com.
 
ABOVE AND BEYOND…
Cokes Chapel regularly has “special offering’s” for outside organizations and United Methodist programs/ministries. Every special offering is important. Thank you for your generous giving! Please consider these requests as “above and beyond” your regular tithe. Your regular, steady giving is so important in the day to day financial picture. If you cut back your giving to benefit a special offering, it affects the steady flow we strive to maintain.
 
Thank you for all you do, and for your continued support of God’s work at Cokes Chapel. You are a generous community in every way. Every gift counts! Thank you for yours!

LIVE STREAMING
Each Sunday at 11:00am 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 11 am) are recorded and posted on our website www.cokeschapel.org under sermons.
 
CARDS RECEIVED
 
Dear Cokes Chapel Friends,
Thank you so much for the money for my Italy mission trip! I’m so excited to share God’s love with the children of Italy!
Katie Earle

To: Cokes Chapel U.M.C.,
Thank you so much for your prayers – your gifts to us – your thoughts for us – your love – We love all of you – you’re Cokes Chapel – you are our loves.
Joe & Lib Todd



G Chat June 2, 2017

 
COKES CHAPEL YOUTH – POOL PARTY
Our normal Youth Meeting on Sunday  June 4th at 5pm will be held at Pastor Lisa’s POOL!  Be sure to join us as we kick off a great summer in our youth ministry!
 
MISSIONARIES
We are excited to begin our supporting partnerships with two new missionary families with relatives in our own congregation!  Be sure to check our G Chat next week and bulletin announcements to learn more!!  
 
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.

LUNCH BUNCH – BIG JOE’S TYRONE
On Thursday, June 8th.  Located in front of the Legacy Theatre, 1158 Senoia Rd., Tyrone, GA.  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
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TRAINING ON CPR/AED: YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE!
Training on how to use the CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator) will be held on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 – 8:30pm in the Contemporary Worship Center.   The Trustees need several folks trained on how to use this life saving equipment in the event of an emergency. Training is offered at a discounted rate (through the Scouts) of $5.00 per person and includes the certification. Training is limited to 50 participants.  Deadline to register is Tuesday, June 20th. Contact Lara McCarthy for more information or to register.  blrnycstl@earthlink.net
 home 678-423-9881; cell 678-548-2670
 
UMVIM TEAM LEADER TRAINING
On July 22nd the LaGrange District will be providing training for current and potential mission team leaders.  The training provides information & networking necessary to be successful in planning and leading a mission team, whether local, regional, or international.  Training will be held at the Turin United Methodist Church at 20 Longstreet Ave., Turin, GA  30289 and will start at 9am and will last until approximately 1pm.
 
ABOVE AND BEYOND…
Cokes Chapel regularly has “special offering’s” for outside organizations and United Methodist programs/ministries. Every special offering is important.  Thank you for your generous giving!  Please consider these requests as “above and beyond” your regular tithe.  Your regular, steady giving is so important in the day to day financial picture.  If you cut back your giving to benefit a special offering, it affects the steady flow we strive to maintain.

Thank you for all you do, and for your continued support of God’s work at Cokes Chapel. You are a generous community in every way.  Every gift counts! Thank you for yours!

AMAZON SMILE FOUNDATION
Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon that donates 0.5% of your purchase price of eligible items to a charitable organization that YOU select.  Next time you are ready to shop at Amazon, type in smile.amazon.com, and set it as one of your “favorites” or “bookmark”.  Once the website opens, under the search window, click on “Supporting” and you can designate “Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church, Inc. as your charitable organization.  
 
LUTHERSVILLE FOOD PANTRY
Our visit and lunch at the Senior Center has been changed from June 15th to Wednesday, June 14th.  If you would like to go, please sign up and meet at the church at 9:30am. If you have any questions, please contact Betsy Bagley.   –
 
SPECIAL OFFERING NEXT SUNDAY
Please give generously to the 2017 Annual Conference Special Offering.  One person from each local church will present a check during the Service of Remembrance on Wednesday, June 14th, at 2:00pm. Please make checks payable to the North Georgia Conference and note Fund #1147 – Annual Conference Special Offering, Ministerial Education Fund.

The Ministerial Education Fund has helped thousands of men and women become pastoral leaders in The United Methodist Church. Chances are seminary students from your congregation or the pastor of your church was a recipient of MEF. It is nurtured and funded by United Methodists to provide scholarships to seminary and undergraduate students, course-of-study for local pastors, and license to preach school.

Aligning with the theme of the 2017 Annual Conference, “Show Your Work: Worship That Inspires Action,” this fund is one way United Methodists can show our support to those called to serve as clergy. Together we can help minimize debt of North Georgia United Methodists beginning in minis- try.

MEF is a general church apportioned fund of which 25 percent is retained by our conference. But 100 percent of the giving to the Annual Conference Special Offering will go to United Methodist seminary and course of study students in the North Georgia Conference.