G Chat July 23, 2020


Dear Church family,
As we continue to work within our circumstances of the pandemic, I am happy to report that we have been able to worship outside two Sundays!  Yes, it is hot, but hey, we can do that for a short time!  It is good to see those able to be out, even if it is at a distance. We will continue to learn – heat is hard on our music equipment.  We are working on resolving what steps that will take to have good sound for you.

Again, we are learning together – but with your prayers and grace, we will move through this time with every bit of God’s presence and blessing over our efforts.

Thank you for helping us show hospitality, concern for one another by adhering to our guidelines of social distancing, wearing masks until seated in your chair, as well as other items you will read about below.
In Christ,
Pastor Lisa

**in case of rain, or questions regarding if in-person outdoor worship will be held, refer to the cokeschapel.org website for announcements.  An email will be sent out through Church Wide Mail Chimp to announce rain or other changes.  Be sure you are signed up for our communications!

                            Worship Information

The final sermon in our series: This week we will finish by learning about the epic encounter that Elijah stirs up with King Ahab and his god, Baal.  It involves fire, water and a good bit of chiding on Elijahs part.  One of the great Old Testament stories!  See you Sunday!

Sunday, July 25,  Scripture – 1 Kings 18:17-24 (The Message translation)
                              Sermon – “Who is Your God”

Daily living with Jesus can provide us with what we need, all the time!  We are all seeking ways to be strong and faithful in these times of pandemic health challenges, painful race relations, and economic uncertainty.

God speaks to us in scripture through stories of Jesus, revealing love, compassion, giving us words to draw on for coping with our fears and perhaps even facing judgement of our faith and witness.

Jesus words bring fresh strength to our days.  In Jesus, we are given enough to live in courage and hope in Christ every day!  Come on, plan now to join me and your community in the month of August to grab new strength in Jesus’ teachings and become triumphant believers through Christ!


If you are new to Drive-in Worship and have not filled out an Individual worship Waiver below, Please print and fill It in and bring it with you to Drive-In Worship.  We take your health seriously!  With your help, we will maintain records of attendance should we be required to notify you.  Your participation in bringing the Waiver, safe distancing, masks on, etc. will allow us to keep one another out of harms way during this pandemic. Let’s do our best!

Please click on the following link to print Worship waiver:
for further information on Health guidelines:

Sign up for our 5th annual Kids Mission Camp as we join God in God’s work already happening in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities! 
This year will be a virtual and at home hybrid where each day you can tune in to watch that day’s video, be encouraged to share God’s love by the work of your hands and the meditations of your heart, and then put that faith and love into action by completing easy service projects with your family!
The purpose of Kids Mission Camp is to help children realize that they are active Christ followers right NOW, and to help them see that they have the power to shine the light of God’s love and make a difference in the world through acts of compassion, giving, and service.
When:  July 28-30
Theme:  “Let the Light of God’s Love Shine Through You!”
Scripture Focus: Matthew 5:14-16 and Luke 10:27
Daily Projects:  Writing Encouragement Cards, Gathering Food or School Supplies, and Caring for God’s Creation
Kids Mission Camp is designed for children in rising 3rd through 6th grades.  However, we encourage families with children younger or older than these ages to also join in.  This year’s camp is designed to be appropriate for the entire family!
Register today to pick up your FREE family take home kit–which will include all directions and most of the supplies you will need to complete your projects at home.  Pickup times for your kit will be Sunday July 26 following worship services, or Monday July 27 from 6:00-7:00pm at Newnan First UMC.
TO REGISTER (please go to):  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dAAmCwO_p_Het1C6h1nY0PAgLjeUFEGzkfNTPqE0DTo/viewform?edit_requested=true
Reach out to Kim Reindl (kreindl@cokeschapel.org) with any questions!
NOTE:  If you would like to sign-up an out of town friend or relative to receive the videos, mission project instructions, and a supply list, please email Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org.  Camp Kits are available for local participants to pick-up the week of camp (July 26 & 27).

Saturday, July 25 – 9:00 AM to 11 AM  – Newnan Prayer Rally, Greenville Park (downtown Newnan)
                 See Flyer below for the link to more information 
Sunday, July 26 – 9:00 AM – Parking Lot “drive in” Outdoor Worship – arrive early 8:30 for parking
July 28-30 – 9 AM to 11 AM – Junior Mission Camp at Cokes Chapel Childcare Center 
July 28-30 – Kid’s Mission Camp 
Sunday, August 2 – 9:00 AM – Parking Lot “drive in” Outdoor Worship – arrive early 8:30 for parking

Note For All Building Users:  Our guidelines from Church Council recommend meeting outside at this time.  Please reserve the Pavilion for your meetings or gatherings through the church office, wear masks and practice social distancing until we advise of a change. 
As we return to gatherings and meetings please remember to contact Brenda in the office to clear use of the pavilion and assure your use is placed on the office calendar and on-line calendar. 

Newnan Prayer Rally flyer:





Back to School Supplies are Needed at One Roof – If you’d like to donate, feel free to drop any supplies off at their location at 255 Temple Avenue, Newnan, GA 30263, from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday – Saturday.  See note below:


Despite the pandemic, it looks like our children will be heading back to school! We are in need of supplies to distribute. If you are out shopping and can pick up a few extra items to share, we will be happy to distribute these to Coweta children for back to school this fall. 
Thank you for your generosity! 
God bless you and keep you safe,

Ann Kerlin, Exec Director 
One Roof Ecumenical Outreach


Committee on Finance -Finance meetings are open meetings. Our next meeting will be on August 20 at 6:30 PM.
            July snapshot of budget vs income:
            Budgeted Funds needed monthly= $22,400.00
            General Funds collected as of July 15, 2020= $12,514.29

We continue to thank each of you for your prayerful and consistent giving during this challenging time.  Your church is still serving, praying and looking for ways to expand our reach for Jesus Christ.  

Some of you have utilized the office door slot to drop off your giving.  We also want to make it easy to give on line by using our Onrealm giving portal located on our website, cokeschapel.org.  Our main page offers you a giving link.  Click on that, and then select the “Tithes and Offering” tab seen below. This easy registration will lead you through how to give either on a one time or regular basis.  It’s a safe, protected way to give!


There are also options to give to the “communion offering” which supports our Needy Family Fund, as well as special offerings that occur throughout the year.

Whichever way you give, in person or on line, your giving makes a big difference to the stability and sustaining the ministry of your church.  Summer months can find us a bit stretched, however your faithfulness is continuing to show how we trust and move forward. Thank you for honoring God, giving generously and taking part in continuing to build God’s kingdom! 
In Christ, Pastor Lisa 



Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 28-30, Cokes Chapel volunteers will be doing a Jr. Mission Camp for 1, 2 year, 3 year and 4 year old children  attending Cokes Chapel Childcare.  We expect about 70 children and have plans to engage these “littles” for 1 & 1/2 hours for the 3 day Camp. 

Our theme is: “Let the Light of God’s LOVE Shine Through You!” 
                       Our focus is on Loving, Giving and Helping. 

We still have several needs: 

A few more volunteers who have met the security requirements, are still needed to be in classrooms with a teacher.  Finally, if you would like to make a donation to offset expenses, please make your check out to:
     Cokes Chapel UMC and designate it to: CCC JR. MISSION CAMP. Or, of course, we will accept cash.   

We will have a final review of our daily activities on Monday, July 27 at 10:00 at the pavilion by the Fellowship Hall.. If you are considering being an assistant, please join us!  Questions?  contact V. Snyder at vcsnyder@bellsouth.net.  

Thank you in advance for giving and serving as you are able!  LOLOVE



Reminder:  Cokes Chapel Childcare is now using the Worship Center for classrooms to accommodate our social distance requirements.

Due to our Child Safety Policy, until further notice, Monday-Friday, no entry allowed through the worship center doors between 6:00 am and 6:30 pm.  No exceptions.  Should you need to access the Worship Center, please check in through the CCCC office to gain entry.  



Cokes Chapel Prayer Team is praying for all of you. Your requests, concerns, and praises are important to us. Please let us know if you need anything or have a special prayer request. I am available and happy to pray with you by telephone or just be a listening ear. Please join us in daily praying for God to heal our world. Claim it in the powerful name of Jesus Christ and give thanks to God for all things. Contact Debbie at DebbieCarter30263@charter.net or 678-233-4980.  


Bob Caldwell, father of Lorraine Burt
Bill Carter, brother of Sandy Cavender
Caleb Earle
Larry Huckaby
Inez Davis, mother of Cindy Cox
Wanda Moore
Carma McCallie
Van Askew
Mike Kimball
Betty, sister of Carole Smith
Dylan, grandson of Carole & Larry Smith
Mitchell Flynn, Sr., father of Mickey Flynn
Caroline Huckaby
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard


Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Cera Carter
Mick Moore
Pastor Wayne Ellis & Family and
   Robin’s recovery
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)

Prayers for one another and our country for comfort, peace, freedom from anxiety, depression and fear. May God surround us and protect us during this difficult time.

Show our Shut-ins some Love!  A note from you would brighten their day and make a difference.  You don’t even have to “know” them, just sign the card, “your Coke’s Chapel Family”.
Consider sending one card each week to rotate through the list, and let the Cokes Chapel love shine out!
Marie Allen 355 Millard Farmers Industrial Blvd. Apt. 212 Newnan, GA 30263
Jerry Freeman 28 Sweetwater Place, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-1882
Jerry & Del Lenox 45 Soliel Ct. Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2307
Mick Moore 4661 Highway 34E, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509
Merlene Smith 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.c/o Benton House Newnan, GA. 30263
Claudette Schunk 519 Perkins Rd. Apt. 222 Palmetto, GA. 30268-2365
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren 14 Hampshire Ln   Newnan, GA 30265-6058
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