July 30, 2020 G Chat


Dear Church family,
I am happy to report we have been able to worship outside three Sundays. It is so good to be together! We even had a visitor!

We now meet across the street from the sanctuary at the pavilion.  This location allows our sound equipment to keep cool, and worshippers to sit in shade. As we learn the shade patterns, seating in the yard will be more defined, as well as limited seating under the pavilion.

Whether you join us for online worship, at Drive-In Worship, in the car listening on 88.7 FM or on the grounds in chairs, I pray that you will embrace God’s presence each week with us.  With God’s help, your prayers and grace, we will move through this time with God overshadowing and blessing on our efforts.

Thank you for continuing to show hospitality and 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 can 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


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 about our faith and witness.

Jesus provides words and ways to live with courage and hope in Christ.  Plan now to join me and your community in August to grab fresh strength through Jesus’ teachings, to become the triumphant believers Christ intends us to be!

Sunday, August 2nd,  Scripture – Matthew 14:31-21
                                       Sermon – “Gods Pantry”


Reminder – we are now worshipping outside at the Pavilion across the street from the sanctuary. 

Bring: Waiver (see below); masks; seating of your choice; umbrella for shade; bug spray; hand sanitizer.

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:

Sunday, August 2 – 9:00 AM – Parking Lot “drive in” Outdoor Worship – arrive early 8:30 for parking
Tuesday, August 4 – 10:00 AM – Bible Study by Zoom see info in G-Chat or contact Pastor Lisa        ldempsey@cokeschapel.org
Sunday, August 9 – 9:00 AM – Parking Lot “drive in” Outdoor Worship – arrive early 8:30 for parking
Thursday, August 20 – 6:30 PM  – Committee on Finance Meeting – 6:30 PM Fellowship Hall

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. 




Cokes Chapel is a mission-minded church, and this time of limited physical serving has been hard.  Many members have asked what they can do – without coming into contact with others.  Here are a few ideas:  

–   Backpack Buddies continues to help feed community children. You can find a list of needed   
    foods on their website, or you can make a monetary donation on that site.  

–   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 – 
–   Meals on Wheels of Coweta has been delivering meals two days a week all summer.  These deliveries
    include enough food for the week. Our Cokes Chapel team will resume our volunteering with this group when
    safely possible. Monetary donations are appreciated.

–   We continue regular support of our three missionary families, the Houles, the Haddens, and Caleb
     Earle. Please include them in your daily prayers.

– If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Betsy and Earl Bagley. ebbagley@gmaill.com  


Committee on Finance – The Committee did not meet in July.  July represents the first month since the pandemic began that the church was once again responsible for the Childcare Loan, Youth House/Land loan and Pastor Lisa’s Healthflex premium.  On August 15th Finance will begin to study the impact of the pandemic on giving and how to manage the financial status through 2020.  The next meeting for the Committee on Finance is August 20th at 6:30 at the TBA. See below:
July snapshot of budget vs income:
            Budgeted Funds/Income needed monthly= $22,400.00 
            General Funds/Income collected as of July 29, 2020= $13,459.29 

A Note to the Cokes Family: 
Dear family,
I pray you are reviewing our finance reports each week.  Even in this season of tremendous upheaval, our weekly and monthly giving reports reflect your faithfulness in giving back to God. Thank you for your prayerful, consistent giving during this challenging time.  When you give regularly it allows Cokes Chapel to continue to focus on serving, praying and looking for ways to expand our reach for Jesus Christ.  

Thank you for remembering God is at work all the time through you and your church! Thank you for honoring God, giving generously and taking part in continuing to build God’s kingdom! 
In Christ, Pastor Lisa 

Cokes Chapel UMC Childcare Jr. Mission Camp:

A team of church ladies agreed to provide a 3-day Jr. Mission Camp for the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center.  The Camp focused on “Let Your Little Light Shine for Jesus” with your LOVE, with your GIFTS and with your HELP HANDS.  We had about 65-70 children daily ranging from 1 year old to 4 years old. We spent several hours each morning singing, dancing and attempting to create some type of related craft like a heart-shaped suncatcher, a giving bank, and a helping-hand sunburst.   We created a related hat each day, we read a related story (HOW MUCH DO I LOVE YOU and FILL A BUCKET) two days and watched a video (“Giving is Better than Getting”) on one day, we made and used several different instruments like a tambourine and shakers to sing and dance.  They loved the shakers because they made the most noise!!!  Whew!!!!
A big shout-out to the Childcare classroom teachers and assistants while we were in the classroom.  We could not have done this without their classroom management, knowledge and skills.  We saw these children bow their heads and sing their prayer prior to eating and we heard them sing some of the familiar VBS songs like Jesus Loves Me and Rise and Shine.  
It was a blessing to deliver God’s word, no matter how elementary, to His precious gifts.  They are precious in His sight and represent our future.  Team: Brenda Hanes, Vivian Snyder, Arianna Smith, and Nancy Vermilyea; a special thank you to Dee Croft for her assistance and expertise.

This week in Children’s Ministry we are offering our 5th Annual Kid’s Mission Camp (KMC)!  For five years Cokes Chapel has been in partnership with Newnan First UMC to develop this unique offering (our form of VBS) that allows kids to serve others, empowering them to realize that they are active followers of Jesus Christ making a difference in the world right now!  This year we adapted the camp design so that children could engage in an “at-home” camp with their families.  Also, we are delighted to report of continuing participation from our Cokes Chapel Childcare Center, with a Junior camp being led in classrooms. 

All participants of KMC have been given a Camp Kit with supplies and instructions for the daily mission projects (to be done at home or in the classrooms), focusing on our theme, “Let the light of God’s love shine through you!” (Matthew 5:14-16).  Throughout the three day camp, kids are encouraged to love and serve others through the giving of their hearts, minds/resources, and strength (Luke 10:27).  Daily videos have been sent to participants helping them relate to the daily theme and Scripture, leading them through devotion and prayer, and offering them instructions for their daily mission project. 

We are excited that 55 kids are participating in Kid’s Mission Camp this year (20 from our churches and 35 from the Childcare Center)!  In addition, Vivian Snyder, along with Brenda Hanes, Nancy Vermilyea, Arianna Smith and Dee Croft offered a “Junior Camp” at the Childcare Center for preschoolers ages 1-4 years.  Overall, over 120 kids are being embraced and empowered by God’s love this week as a result of our ministries!  Praise God for the light that will shine forth this week and in the week’s to come because of the generosity, gifts, and talents of the Cokes Chapel and Newnan First faith families!
This week’s Intergenerational Sunday School lesson is the story of Jesus’ meeting with the woman at the well, found in John 4:1-42.  The theme for the week is reconciliation. If you would like to be included in the email list and receive this lesson, please contact Kim Reindl at kim.reindl@gmail.com.  Each lesson includes commentary to help enlighten your study, questions for thought and reflection, as well as an optional activity that can be done at home with children and/or youth. 
Finally, in Youth Ministry, plans are underway to arrange for an in-person Youth gathering before the start of school.  Also, our Youth will be serving the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center through providing for a special teacher lunch on August 5th, as well as by providing videos of story time, songs, music, or crafts that can be used by CCCC teachers as ways to enhance classroom experience for the children.
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we journey together, and apart! 
With love,
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)


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.  


Larry & Debbie Carter
Bob Caldwell, father of Lorraine Burt
Bill Carter, brother of Sandy Cavender
Wanda Moore
Van Askew
Mike Kimball
Betty, sister of Carole Smith
Dylan, grandson of Carole & Larry Smith
Mitchell Flynn, Sr., father of Mickey Flynn
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 
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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