G Chat July 22, 2021

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Sunday, July 25th in the Sanctuary
10:00 a.m. Worship
Scripture:  Ephesians 3:14-21
Sermon:  “To Dream Again” 

                                 –  Pastor Carson Thaxton –






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


Tuesday, July 27             – 7:00 pm – Church Council Meeting – FH
Wednesday, August 4    
– 7:00 pm – Outreach Meeting – FH
Saturday, August 7         – 8:30 am – UMM Breakfast Meeting – FH
Saturday, August 14       – 6:00 pm – Southern Picnic and Silent Auction – FH
Thursday, August 19      – 10:00 am – UMW Meeting – FH


Church Council will be meeting Tuesday, July 27th at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

How is Our Communion Offering Used?

 Every Sunday we have a basket available for our Communion Offering.  The money that you give is divided three ways and distributed monthly or as needed.  Here is a reminder about where the Communion Offering goes.

One Roof – One Roof serves needy people in our area by providing food, clothing, and other emergency needs.  The Coweta County Food Pantry is housed at One Roof, and clothing and other items are available at the One Roof Thrift Store.  One Roof also has a women’s shelter, The Lodge.
Luthersville Senior Center – The Center is housed in an old school in Luthersville. The seniors come together three days a week for sharing devotionals, praying, singing favorite church songs, quilting, having lunch, and offering support to each other.  Cokes Chapel folks visit the center quarterly, taking part in their devotional time and then serving lunch to the group.
Needy Family Fund – This part of the offering helps people in our church and community who are having trouble with basic needs such as bills, rent, and food.

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 met on July 15 with 11 members present plus Pastor Carson:

  1. We are happy to welcome Karen Seyler to our group.
  2. We continue to recognize those who need of prayers: Nancy Williams, Charlotte Mitchell and Kaye Beam. 
  3. Return of Wednesday Evening Supper – We will have hotdogs and hamburgers on September 15.  Although most all of our Wednesday suppers are FREE, this one will be a FUND RAISER for UMW.  Please put this on your calendar for food, fun and fellowship.  We will begin to sell tickets once the Auction is over.
  4. We will continue to water and pull weeds in the Mia Garden and in the front of the church.
  5. UMW will assist Childcare with the Back to School Celebration on July 28th.  We will prepare 60 ham and cheese sandwiches and provide 150 cookies. If anyone would like to contribute a dozen cookies, please let V. Snyder know via email. 
  6. UMW has agreed to volunteer time to clean and organize the extra office and the supply room.  Pastor Carson suggested we also organize and purge the library. If you would like to help us, we will be in the Fellowship Hall on Friday the 23rd and Monday the 26th at 10 AM. 
  7. The decision was made to wait until the Fall regarding the reinstatement of the small FOOD PANTRY.
  8. Our next meeting is August 19th. We plan to take the bus (if the bus is available) to Barnstormers in Williamson, GA after the meeting.  If others would like to join us, please let V. Snyder know.  You know the more the merrier!!!!

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:  $17,649.29
 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 meets 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 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.


Charlotte Mitchell
Larry Carter
Kevin Benson – brother of Lori Benson
Clayton Smith – Kim Reindl’s father 
Roger Harkins
Jennie Underwood


Beverly Savage – cousin of Brenda Hanes
Terry Coggins – brother of Vivian Snyder
Ella Ross
Pastor Wayne Ellis Family
Mick Moore
Margie Jones Family – daughters Betsy & Nancy
Elaine Lassetter
Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman


Floyd Collins’ recovery is going very well!
Sherry Novotny had a successful surgery and is CANCER FREE!!!! 


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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