July 15, 2021 G Chat


Thank you from the Thaxton family
We want to thank you all so much for a wonderfully welcoming first Sunday for our family. Between the handshakes, hugs, fried chicken, and all the banana pudding we can handle, this has been hospitality at its best. Thank you for showing us the love of Christ. Your generosity and graciousness made our family feel so welcomed into the Cokes Chapel Family. We hope to see you again on Sunday as we join together in worship.
In faith, hope, and love,
Rev. Carson Thaxton, Kathryn, Kara, Charlotte, and Caden



            Sunday, July 18th in the Sanctuary

                          10:00 a.m. Worship

                   Scripture:  Ephesians 2:11-22

                     Sermon:  “One New Humanity” 


                                 –  Pastor Carson Thaxton –


               SUNDAY SCHOOL

                Sunday Mornings, Before Worship

                               8:40-9:40 AM

                       In the Worship Center

EVERYONE is welcome to this Inter-generational Sunday School gathering!




Thursday, July 15           – 10:00 am – UMW Meeting – FH 
Sunday, July 18              – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

                                         – 11:30 am Trustee Meeting – FH after worship
Monday, July 19              – 7:00 pm – Choir Practice
Wednesday, July 21       – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
                                         – 6:30 Childcare Board Meeting – WC

Sunday, July 25              – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Monday, July 26              – 7:00 pm – Choir Practice
Wednesday, July 28       – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
Sunday, August 1           – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Monday, August 2          – 7:00 pm – Choir Practice
Wednesday, August 4    – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
                                         – 7:00 pm – Outreach Meeting – FH
Saturday, August 7         – 8:30 am – UMM Breakfast Meeting – FH

Sunday, August 8           – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Monday, August 9           – 7:00 pm – Choir Practice
Wednesday, August 11   – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH
Saturday, August 14       – 6:00 pm – Southern Picnic and Silent Auction – FH

Sunday, August 15         – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary


Location abbreviations
FH – Fellowship Hall
WC – Worship Center
S – Sanctuary


Trustees will be meeting on Sunday, July 18th after Worship in the Fellowship Hall.


               Mark your calendars!!

Southern Picnic and Silent Auction

                          Saturday, August 14, 2021 – 6:00 pm

All proceeds will benefit our missionaries –  the Earles in Italy, the Haddens in South Dakota, and the Houles in Thailand

If you have items – a “like-new” item, a “place” to share (at the beach, the lake, mountains, or other fun spot), or anything else you think would be a good addition to our auction – please let us know. 
Contact Betsy Bagley or any other Outreach Committee member.


United Methodist Women (UMW):

UMW will meet on Thursday morning July 15th at 10 AM in the Fellowship Hall.  Members are reminded to read chapter 2 in our study book.  We agreed at the last meeting to conduct a group discussion on the content.  We will meet for fun, food and fellowship at Big Joes after the meeting.  All women are invited.  We will invite Pastor Carson to attend this meeting to introduce him to our group.

UMW would like to thank the members of the congregation for their contributions to the celebration events over the last month.  You are all greatly appreciated!

United Methodist Men (UMM):

UMM will meet on Saturday morning August 7th at 8:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall.  

The Cokes Chapel United Methodist Men’s fellowship includes ALL the men in the church, so if you haven’t received a UMM meeting update from me please email Cliff Seyler at cliffcfc14@gmail.com and I’ll add you to the list. Thank you!

Growing Our Faith…

Financial Snapshot for July, 2021
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $21,783

Actual operating funds collected as of July 14:  $17,434.29



Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

We appreciate everyone’s extra giving toward the “catch up” offering!  Your extra giving will help us as we enter into this new chapter together with our new Pastor.  Our total  deposit to the General Fund (tithes + catch up) for Sunday, July 11th was $11,730.  Your generosity and support of Cokes Chapel are truly a blessing!  Thanks be to God!

Thank you for your ongoing support of the ministries of Cokes Chapel!  We are honored you would bless the Lord’s work with your generosity!   

Nancy Vermilyea, Finance Chair

Visit our website: cokeschapel.org to give regularly or make a one time gift.



The Prayer Team has returned to in-person gatherings.  We meet at 5:00 pm on Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall.  If the Fellowship Hall is in use we will meet in the Eubanks Classroom.  Please join us!

                    Questions? Contact Debbie Carter at debbiecarter30263@charter.net

Cokes Chapel was blessed by another eagle project this weekend by Scout Dylan Thomas. This project basically removed the barrier of debris between the traditional cemetery and the unmarked cemetery, provided space for a cross shaped post for a historical marker type sign, and cleared a pathway down the center.  Scouts and volunteers also removed all of the large branches and debris in the unmarked cemetery area.  There are 2 more scouts that have planned projects at Cokes Chapel in the future. One to repair and clean the gazebo, the other to add 23 more crosses to mark the other graves. 




Cokes Chapel Prayer Team is praying for 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. 

Please help us keep our prayer list updated by contacting Debbie Carter to add or remove names. Current usually remains on the prayer list for 2 weeks unless you advise us. Ongoing Prayer list is for long term prayer needs.


Beverly Savage – cousin of Brenda Hanes
Terry Coggins – brother of Vivian Snyder
Ella Ross
Larry Carter
Kevin Benson – brother of Lori Benson
Clayton Smith
Roger Harkins
Jennie Underwood


Pastor Wayne Ellis
Mick Moore
Margie Jones Family – daughters Betsy & Nancy
Kaye Beam
Elaine Lassiter
Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman

Let us join in prayer together:  
God we come to give you our thanks and praise.  At the beginning of each day may we turn to You for wisdom, strength and hope.  As we go about our day we pray for Your guidance in our decisions, help us to see with Your compassion and wisdom.  In each action, may we grow in service, giving with faith in God’s power to complete all things for God’s glory. 
Lord we pray for ourselves, for our church, community and world.  We face difficulties, whether in our personal life or in being aware of the sorrows and challenges of the world community.  You are our only hope, our stay in times of trouble, the light that surrounds us with love that changes all circumstances.
Form us with your love, teach us to mindfully embrace opportunities to bring light and Your message of hope.  We love you Lord! Amen.


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
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren c/o Benton House 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.   Newnan, GA 30263
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