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G Chat April 21, 2017

 
CONFIRMATION SUNDAY!  ONE SERVICE at 11:00 am  
Cokes Chapel Sanctuary this Sunday! Please join us for this special time in the life of the church as the participants in the “Foundations of Faith” class confirm their commitment as followers of Jesus Christ. This will be a joy-filled time as our youth and adults are either being baptized, confirmed or reaffirmed in their faith.
 
POTLUCK CONFIRMATION LUNCH
Church-wide Lunch following the Worship Service In the Contemporary Worship Center (CWC) Please bring food to share as we celebrate this special day! Food items may be dropped off on Sunday morning, between 10:15-10:45 am in the CWC cafeteria. Suggested Food (“Picnic Style;” Nothing that needs to be reheated or kept warm): Meats: Ham, Chicken, Sliced Meat, Etc. Sandwiches, Chips, Salads Side Items: Deviled Eggs, Potato Salad, Etc. Fruit, Desserts
 
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
We have some exciting things happening in the Youth Ministry over the next couple of weeks! Mark your calendars!
  • Friday 4/21/17  – Thomas Crossroads Elm. Talent Show  This event will be in the Contemporary Worship Center and we are asking for any youth or adult volunteers who could pass out snacks, church information cards, and be greeters. This will be a great opportunity to invite families to our awesome church and see some great local talent on the stage. If you would like to volunteer please be at the church on Friday 4/21/17 @ 6:00 pm!  Please stay and enjoy the show afterward for FREE
  • Sunday 4/23/17 – Confirmation Sunday Service will be held at 11:00 am in the Traditional Worship Sanctuary. There is delicious Pot Luck Lunch to follow in the Contemporary Worship Center. We will have normal Youth Group Sunday night from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. (But we all know we are not normal – haha!)
  • Sunday 4/30/17 – Youth Service Project. Youth will meet at 5:00 pm for a brief dinner in the Youth House and then we’ll take a bus to Mrs. Evelyn Johnson’s house. We’ll be planting flowers and performing some light yard work so please come dressed appropriately and ready for work. This is a great opportunity to show God’s love in action towards our church family. Parents are welcome to work right along side their youth for this event.  Please let me know if you are coming so I can have an accurate head count.
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.
 
OUT OF TOWN
Pastor Lisa will be out of the office as of Sunday afternoon April 23rd and will return Thursday afternoon April 27th. Larry Carter will be available for pastoral needs/calls. You may reach him at (770) 871-0051 or larrycarter30263@charter.net. 
 
WORSHIP VISIONING MEETING APRIL 30 AT 12:15PM
Meet in the Contemporary Worship Center; our goal is to focus on ways to enrich worship & survey the needs of the surrounding communities we are seeking to reach. We want to enhance our ability to offer a welcoming and disciplining community to those who are seeking. Join us and pray for God to guide us on this journey. We have tremendous opportunities before us! Bring a sack lunch and plan to meet for one hour.
 
FRESH EXPRESSIONS EVENT
Fresh Expressions Event Thursday, April 27th at 7:00pm, located at the Cornerstone UMC – 2956 Sharpsburg McCollum Road, Newnan, GA 30265. What is “Fresh Expressions?” Bishop Sue has recommended the program “Fresh Expressions” to all North Georgia churches. This is an opportunity for excellent training to reach our surrounding communities for ministry. Shannon Karafanda will be leading a short survey of the program. Laity is encouraged to come and take part! Come and learn, then apply this vibrant new way of planning ministry to building up Christ’s church. Please email Pastor Lisa if you will be attending so we will know how much material to prepare for (ldempsey@cokeschapel.org).
 
BACKPACK BUDDIES
Backpack Buddies is an organization that supplies economically disadvantaged children in Coweta County schools with food for weekends and holidays. If you would like to help pack the weekend food, put your name on the signup sheet in the narthex or CWC and meet us on Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:00pmat the Backpack Buddies headquarters located at 2015 Hwy 154, Suite 101 (next to Rockin’ B Antiques).
 
 
 
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!!
 
SIZZLIN’ SENIORS
Friday, May 5th, the Sizzlin’ Seniors will be enjoying a performance of the funny new musical “Church Basement Ladies”. We will have dinner at 6:00pm at Carrabba’s and then attend the 8:00pm performance at the Legacy Theatre. Pay Betsy Bagley or Glenda McDuffie $26.50 for each ticket. Email Betsy at ebbagley@gmail.com.
 
CEMETERY UPDATE
Thankful that Thom, our Cemetery Steward, is now recovering from knee surgery! He welcomes your help with:
• Burning leaves, debris; Now through end of April
• General Cemetery Clean up for Memorial Day event – mark your calendars for Saturday
May 6th. Bring brooms, rakes, blowers. Questions? Call Thom McCague (770) 463-8136.
 
THANK YOU
Diane Johnson and family would like to thank all who have expressed their sympathy, prayers, and hugs on the passing of Diane’s mother.
 
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.
 
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 cab 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
 
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.
 
 


Good Friday G-Chat April 14, 2017

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE 7PM SANCTUARY
Join us tonight in the Sanctuary for a Good Friday service as we prepare for Sunday Morning!
 
HYDRANGEAS
The hydrangeas used to decorate the Sanctuary and the Contemporary Worship Center for Easter, were purchased in honor of or in memory of loved ones. Those that purchased the hydrangeas, please feel free to take them home with you after the service.
 
A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO MEET OUR COMMUNITY!
Friday April 21st at 7 pm, Cokes Chapel has a unique opportunity to reach out to our community during the Thomas Crossroads Elementary Talent Show being held at our Contemporary Worship Center. Your Outreach Team plans to serve free drinks and small snacks to show our welcome. We need about 10 people to greet folks, serve drinks & snacks and be a good representative for Cokes Chapel. Donations of drinks are appreciated. Please drop off drink donations of Coke, Sprite or Lemonade in the Fellowship Hall this week. Questions/donations – Contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com or call (770) 251-5715.
 
SUNDAY, April 23rd is Confirmation Sunday!
We will celebrate this special day in the life of Cokes Chapel with one worship service at 11:00 am in the chapel sanctuary, followed by a church-wide potluck in the Contemporary Worship Center. Please plan to be present as our participants in the Foundations of Faith Family Confirmation Class are either baptized, confirmed, or reaffirmed in their commitment as followers of Jesus Christ! If any questions contact Kim Reindl, kreindl@cokeschapel.org
 
CEMETERY UPDATE:
Thankful that Thom, our Cemetery Steward, is now recovering from knee surgery! He welcomes your help with: Burning leaves, debris; Now through end of April: General Cemetery Clean up for Memorial Day event mark your calendars for Saturday May 6thBring brooms, rakes, blowers. Questions? Call Thom McCague (770) 463-8136.
 
IT’S HERE! THE 2017 PICTORIAL DIRECTORY 
The photo 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.
 
SIZZLIN’ SENIORS
The Sizzlin’ Seniors will be enjoying a performance of the funny new musical “Church Basement Ladies” on Friday, May 5.  We will have dinner at 6:00pm at Carrabba’s and then attend the 8:00pm performance at the Legacy Theatre. Pay Betsy Bagley or Glenda McDuffie $26.50 for each ticket. 
 
TRAVELING? LEAVING TOWN?
Vacation time of year is quickly approaching. Your Finance Committee asks you to consider how to continue giving while you are away. Cokes Chapel has several ways to accomplish this. You can give online through our website: www.cokeschapel.org, by PayPal, or by downloading our Church App on your smartphone or tablet, or by simply mailing your check to the church office. Our church depends on all of us to continue normal operations, grow our church and fund our Outreach Ministries. Your steady giving makes a difference.
 
YOUTH SUMMER RETREAT
WHAT:          Shoreline Camp
WHERE:       West Point Lake in Lagrange, GA
WHEN:         July 9th  –  14th
WHO:            Rising 3rd grade—9th grade
 
Our goal is for Cokes Chapel to allow the Christian camping experience possible for those children in our church & community who wish to participate. For more information contact Bobby Kirk at (404) 512-8890 or email bkirk@cokeschapel.org.

 

ITEMS NEEDED FOR THE FOOD PANTRY
Spaghetti
Macaroni and Cheese
Crackers
Peanut Butter
Cereal
Grape Jelly
Rice
 
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. Special offerings allow us to continue our Outreach Ministries Programs. Remember we are doing God’s work through these programs. Isn’t it a great feeling to know we are helping our community by helping those in need? Keep looking 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.
 
MEALS ON WHEELS TEAM OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE!!
Coweta County`s Meals on Wheels program delivers hot meals to elderly homebound people in need.  Cokes Chapel Meals on Wheels team composed of 10 to 12 members has served since 2008.  Our team delivers prepared meals to clients each Friday. Each team member is only required to deliver about one Friday a month.  The elderly clients appreciate the service provided by the program. Team members say they receive a blessing by developing relationships with the clients.   We need two additional people on our team! Interested? Contact Betsy Bagley at (770) 301-2577 or 
 
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! If you can’t join the live stream or be with us in worship, all sermons from the 9:00 am Traditional Worship Service (some
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Do you have an announcement you’d like displayed on the slides before worship or in this weekly communication and/or our Facebook page? Please email your announcements to announcements@cokeschapel.org to get the word out!!

 

Week at a Glance

Sun.

7:00a    Sunrise Easter Service (In front of Sanctuary by the crosses)
Covered Dish Breakfast (*FH following Sunrise Worship)
9:00a    Traditional Worship Sanctuary
10:15a  Sunday School (All Ages)
11:00a  Contemporary Service *CWC

Mon.

10:30a  UMW meeting *FH
12:45p  Staff Meeting *FH
7:00p    Choir Practice Sanctuary
 7-8:00p Girl Scouts *FH

Tues.   

9:00a    Old Goats Breakfast at Chick Fil A
10:00a  Christian Beliefs Bible Study *FH
7:00p    Finance Meeting Eubanks
7-9:00p Cub Scouts Den Meeting

Wed.

10:30a  Jubilee Singers at the Newnan  Rehab Center & Nursing Home
5:30p    Prayer Meeting *Sanctuary           
6:30p    Approaching God Bible Study (meet at the home of Doug & Faith Genovese)
7:00p    CC Childcare Mtg. *FH

Thur.

7pm Boy Scouts #2193 *CWC, FH

Fri.      

7:00p    Thomas Crossroads Talent Show CWC*

Sat.     

7:00p    Eagle Scout *FH, Pavilion
 
Sun. April 23
 
11:00a Confirmation Sunday – One service Sanctuary       
POT LUCK LUNCH TO FOLLOW in CWC
3:30-5p Girl Scouts Meeting, #536
 
*  Location: 

(CWC) Contemporary Worship Center, Eubanks (classroom in Sanctuary), (YH) Youth House, (FH) Fellowship House

 

Don’t see your activity above? Send an email to Velda at announcements@cokeschapel.org and we’ll make sure the word gets out!