G Chat March 6, 2020

Easter Hydrangeas
We will be decorating our church with hydrangeas on Easter Sunday.  If you would like to purchase one of these beautiful flowers in honor of or in memory of someone, please fill out the signup sheet in the narthex or Worship Center. Then put $20 cash or check – made out to Cokes Chapel UMW – in the provided envelope and place in the collection plate.  The deadline for ordering hydrangeas is March 29, 2020.

Reminder:  Town Hall meeting on the future of the UMC here in North Georgia and beyond, with Bishop Sue on Sunday, March 29, at Fayetteville First UMC 3:30

All men are invited to our new United Methodist Men’s Group!! 
The UMM are hosting breakfast on Saturday, March 14th at 8:00 am in the Fellowship Hall.  We will have breakfast, do a bit of business, and most exciting – we are fortunate to have Louis Johnson, President of the North Georgia Conference of UMM as our guest speaker.  I promise that you won’t get bored! Questions? Cliff Seyler at cliffcfc14@gmail.com or 252-562-3077.

MARCH 22, 2020 is UMCOR SUNDAY.  If your heart leads you give, please write UMCOR in the memo of your check/or envelope.
UMC congregations take part in a special offering, providing for United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR) ministry. UMCOR alleviates human suffering around the world in disaster relief/supplies, disaster risk reduction, health, and humanitarian development. This annual offering covers the cost of administration so 100% of giving to a specific UMCOR project, like the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico.  Your sacrificial gift makes a difference!

Women’s Lunch Bunch
 will be going to Barnstormer’s Grill on Thursday, March 12th.  The bus will be leaving the church parking lot at 10:30 am.  Questions contact Vivian Snyder at 770-304-6563.

Outreach:  The Outreach Committee requests pop-top ravioli cups for the Backpack Buddies.  Drop donations in the Narthex or Worship Center.  Monetary donations designated for Backpack Buddies will also be accepted.  Please contact Jessica Askew at jaskew40@att.net with any questions.

Labyrinth Update:
Despite the rain, progress is being made! Jackson Smith and the planning team wish to thank you for your support and donations in constructing and funding our prayer labyrinth.  As progress is made, we are able to project a cost of $ 3,000.00.  To date, Cokes family and others have given $ 1,200. in donations. This is phenomenal!  Your generosity is deeply appreciated. Thank you.
If you have not yet given to the Prayer Labyrinth project and wish to support its construction and supplies, you may write the check/donate cash to Cokes Chapel UMC and designate on the memo line of the check or envelope “Labyrinth” to assure your gift is credited to the proper place.

Prayer Labyrinth First Use! Our Prayer labyrinth will be ready on Good Friday, Friday, April 10 for a walk.  Integrating prayer into the Friday service will enhance our reflections and preparation for Easter Sunday.  The Worship will be set up with stations that will allow you to read, reflect and stop to remember Holy Week at different points, including the Prayer Labyrinth.  This inaugural use of the prayer walk can open our spirits to a richer experience on Easter morning!

Church Work Day – Saturday, April 4thjoin your church family for a church-wide beautification day.  The congregation is asked to donate flower packs and help plant.  You may also contribute to the cost of loads of dirt or mulch to get ready for Easter.  Kevin Beam will help with planting.  Designate checks to “outdoor flowers”.  We will be starting at 8:00 am.  Wear gloves and work boots.  Bring your own shovel, rake or wheelbarrow. 

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