March 1, 2019 G Chat


Ash Wednesday, March 6th

5:30-6:30 UMW is providing a Simple Meal of Soup and bread before the Service in the Fellowship Hall

7:00pm Imposition of Ashes Service in the Sanctuary

No prayer meeting March 6, Ash Wednesday.

Good Friday – April 19th Good Friday Stations of the Cross, a self-guided experience in Christ’s journey, that will be offered at 11:30-1:00pm and 6-8:00 pm in the Worship Center.

Childcare Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Hospital.  Friday March 8th starting at 9am.  The goal is to raise $2500. 

Easter Hydrangeas $20 order soon.
Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!
10:10am:               Location
Eubanks                 Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship              Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational    After-School Room of Worship Ctr

Pastors Lisa’s Tuesday Bible Study started Tuesday, February 12th and goes through April 2nd at 10:15am in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your questions, bibles and let’s grow together! We will be reading Mark together, learning new things about our faith, Jesus, and one another! Please let the church office know you will be attending.

Outreach invites you to meet at the church at 9:30 to ride the church bus.  If you would like to go and/or provide one of the food items that we take, there are signup sheets in the narthex and the Worship Center.  Please consider joining us! Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley at  or (770) 301-2577.

Another New Addition is almost here!  Your Child Care Center has almost completed the renovation of the front desk and office area to make it more functional.  New flooring was laid throughout the front area and hallways leading to classrooms.  We are thankful to Don Cobb, who lent his expertise as architect to draw and oversee the construction and installation required.  Kudos to Kristen and Destiney for working out of temporary office space. Meet in the Middle on March 31st will also be Open House to see the CCCC completion of Remodeling. All are welcome to check out the new lobby.

Discovery Weekend spiritual formation retreat will take place again this spring at Cokes Chapel UMC! March 22-24 will be a time for middle school youth to grow in relationship with God & one another as they are led by high school youth and adults.  Purchase your T-shirt for the UNIFIED WORSHIP at 10:00 a.m.
Now Enrolling and Hiring!
Cokes Chapel Childcare Center is a Christian based childcare.  Our programs are designed to develop the “whole” child while learning through Christ with Joy and Love! Contact Director Kristin McCoy,
We offer Another way to join in Prayer!  The Prayer Line is an email prayer chain.  We send you prayer requests and updates and ask that you pray over them.  It averages one or two per week.  If you would like to receive the prayer emails, please fill out the tear-out request and put it in the offering plate or send a request to
Each week Backpack Buddies of Coweta distributes over 600 meal bags each week to Coweta County school children who need food for the weekends.  In these bags they pack over 600 Chef Boyardee meals.

During March, Cokes Chapel will be collecting items to help stock the shelves.  Please purchase one, or more, Chef Boyardee Variety Packs of 12 microwaveable bowls.  These can be purchased at BJ’s and Sam’s for about $10 each.

Please place your donations in the narthex or WC.  If you prefer to make a monetary donation for this project, please designate it for Backpack Buddies.


Easter Egg Hunt 
Donations Needed
Since we’re blessed to serve so many families in our Childcare Center, we’re collecting items early this year to make sure we have PLENTY of eggs for what’s sure to be our most exciting Egg Hunt ever!
Please Donate by March 28th:
·                 Wrapped Candy or Small Prizes (NO Nuts Please)
·                 Empty Plastic Eggs (Standard or Large Sized)
Please drop items at the church office, or in the bins in the Sanctuary narthex, or Contemporary Worship Center entrance between now and March 28th.  

EGG Stuffers Needed:
Please meet on Sunday, March 31st to STUFF EASTER EGGS for the hunt! 10:10 – 10:50a.m.

This will be also be our first MEET IN THE MIDDLE gathering and EVERYONE is encouraged to attend!  Gather at 10:10-10:50 am in the Childcare Center After-school Room. Refreshments will be provided!

Camp Cards are here! $5 each
– Support a Scout! Get one for yourself AND Purchase one for a CCCC Teacher! See Lara or Jim McCarthy. We have the discount cards with $20 in snap-off coupons!! AND additional discounts to use for the rest of 2019. (Camp Cards directly support scouts wanting to earn money to attend summer camp) email Lara at if you need some.
Sunday Morning Offerings Vision Action Team Update!
This team has taken to heart the vision for us to unify our church. We have prayed and dreamed together, seeking ways to build relationships across the worship services.  We will have occasional unified gatherings that will have either a worship, study, or service, component.  Our faith and desire to grow together is seated in our faith in Jesus Christ. 
Watch for Alerts for the congregation to upcoming unifying EVENTS at 10:10am Sundays, we are calling it “Meet in the Middle”.  A notice for these events will be highlighted by this logo.

Some questions you may have:
What is Meet in the Middle?
The purpose is to respond to God’s call to be a unified church in heart and in relationship with God and one another.
What happens when we Meet in the Middle?
We may have worship, service, or stud, events and it will be a time we are encouraged to meet members we don’t know.
It will be a time of celebration and fun – for when 2 or more are gathered….
How will this Meet in the Middle happen?
When we host an event, Sunday School classes are asked to forgo class that day, with the broader purpose of being a community gathered together in unity. Each may make accommodations as to how they will participate.
Why should I take part in Meet in the Middle?
You are uniquely you!  You bring your faith, gifts, graces to the community, and together we all are stronger, more able to do God’s work.  Your presence reflects your heart to be faithful to God’s call to be a unified body of Christ for the world to witness.
We will try to use 5th Sundays as part of our initiative for Unifying the church.  Some of our Unity with a Purpose gatherings will be on these “extra” Sundays in the year.
Our First Meet in the Middle will be Sunday, March 31.  We are asking everyone to come to the Worship Center/After School Room at 10:10 to help stuff over 3,000 eggs for our upcoming Easter Soc hop and hunt.  Classes that usually offer snacks and goodies are asked to bring them to the After-School room where we will meet.  Coffee will be provided!  Come, let’s get stuffed and have some fun preparing for our outreach to the community on Easter.  Please contact Pastor Lisa if you have questions and see the information in the bulletin about donations of eggs and candy.
In closing:
The Vision Action Team requests that each leader to pray for this unified opportunity.  Then, inform your work area, encouraging participation for our unity events and worship.  Our prayer is that we will Invite, love, and open, hearts to the movement of the Holy Spirit upon our vision work that it might lift us and point us all to the heart of God’s intentions for our community.
Thank you and God bless each of you!
Pastor Lisa

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