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


LIVING A TRIUMPHANT LIFE

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”

PLANNING TO JOIN US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP?

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:
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/COVID-19-Acknowledgement-and-Compliance-Waiver-for-Worship-1.pdf
for further information on Health guidelines:
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Worship-Guidelines-for-Individuals.pdf
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Guidelines-for-Individuals.pdf

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 – 
    Saturday.
  
–   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 REPORT

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 

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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.
 


 MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL, YOUTH & CHILDREN’S MINISTRY, July 29, 2020: 
 
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
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)


BUILDING USE AND ENTRY

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.  

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PRAYER TEAM

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.  
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

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

ONGOING PRAYERS

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)
 SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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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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!

PLANNING TO JOIN US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP?

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:
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/COVID-19-Acknowledgement-and-Compliance-Waiver-for-Worship-1.pdf
for further information on Health guidelines:
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Worship-Guidelines-for-Individuals.pdf
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Guidelines-for-Individuals.pdf
 

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:
https://mcusercontent.com/463f056e4b84ed1e5bd128bbc/files/8588750b-bd76-4050-a7df-b645554daa80/Prayer_Rally.pdf

 


 

           

 

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 REPORT

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 

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JUNIOR MISSION CAMP – THIS WEEK!!! 
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

 

BUILDING USE AND ENTRY

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.  

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PRAYER TEAM

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.  
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

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

ONGOING PRAYERS

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)
 SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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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G Chat July 16, 2020

     
Church Council Supports Guidelines for Safe Gatherings
On June 24, Cokes Chapel Church Council voted to implement the guidelines presented by the Health and Welfare team in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please read through the two attachments that address “Worship Guidelines” and “Guidelines for In-Person Gatherings”.  

Your careful review of these documents below is important as we begin to hold in-person worship Sunday’s at 9:00 a.m.** in our parking lot
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Worship-Guidelines-for-Individuals.pdf
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Guidelines-for-Individuals.pdf

Further details for arrival, waivers and expectations for safe gatherings see the separate invitation titled:  “Welcome Back to Worship! Drive In Worship – Information and Guidelines” email sent Wednesday evening.

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

Some of the most intriguing stories in the Bible have to do with fire.  Fire and the presence of God make for lasting impressions in both the Old and New Testament.  We will look at some of the most intriguing stories where fire and God combine for a truly unexpected result.
It’s going to be HOT in Newnan on Sunday Mornings, and I don’t mean the weather!  Dynamic stories of God are waiting for us to discover.​  Join us for this series beginning Sundays, July 5th through July 26th.

Sunday, July 19,  Scripture – Mark 9:43-10:3   Sermon – “Bad Fires and Good Fires”

PLANNING TO JOIN US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP?

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 waiver:
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/COVID-19-Acknowledgement-and-Compliance-Waiver-for-Worship-1.pdf

 

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).

Sunday, July 19 – 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

Our guidelines from Church Council recommend meeting outside.  Please reserve the Pavilion, 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. 

 


 

           

 

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 REPORT

Committee on Finance meeting tonight, July 16 in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 PM.

Committee on Finance -Finance meetings are open meetings/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= $9,884.29 

The Committee on Finance would like to once again recognize the faithfulness of our congregation and thank God for His generosity.  We are truly blessed!!!  We would also like to thank Program Chairs for honoring the recommendations from Finance last month regarding spending.  During this unusual and challenging time, we need to work together honoring and praying for wisdom as we navigate through the next several months.

I hope those of you that didn’t make it to the parking lot worship service on Sunday, will make the effort to attend this Sunday.  It was wonderful to hear Lisa preach the word face to face, Brenda play the keyboard and listen to Brian and Keith pick and sing!!!  It was a new experience for me…to worship outside under God’s blue sky…it was glorious!!!!  I hope you will come and worship face to face.  Oh by the way, I did request that we pass the plate this coming Sunday.

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JUNIOR MISSION CAMP:

PLEASE READ THIS  VERY, VERY SPECIAL REQUEST:  Cokes Chapel Childcare has asked Cokes Chapel members to create a Jr. Mission Camp similar to the one UMW did last year with the 3rd-5th graders.  It was a huge success for the teachers and the students absolutely loved it!!!!  This year we have been asked to create a Jr. Mission Camp for 1, 2 year, 3 year and 4 year old children (babies). 

We are depending on volunteers to do the Mission Camp.  We expect about 70 children and are creating plans that will engage these “littles” for 1 & 1/2 hours for 3 days.  Remembering that this age has a very short attention span!  We plan to use multiple activities to keep little bitty hands busy and engaged.

We are asking for special donations with supplies that connect the theme: “Let the Light of God’s LOVE Shine Through You!”  Our focus is on LOVE, GIVING and HELPING. 

We are in need of the following if you can help us:

    4 tubes of some really strong glue – E6000 general purpose 3.7 fl oz industrial strength) 
           $7-8 a tube (shop it on-line or Michael’s)

    4 board books at a cost of about $12.00 per book (HOW Full IS YOUR Bucket?  Hardcover)

Supplies Cost is expected to be $100 to $150 including paper, paper plates, cardboard rolls, bells, cardboard banks, crayons, board books, wax paper, rubber bands, and various other needs. 

We are also looking for 4 people to assist, who have met the security requirements, to be in the classrooms with a teacher…we need all the help we can get.  We are planning meaningful times with lots of activities and songs i.e. Rise and Shine, the B I B L E, Jesus Loves Me, Let My Little Light Shine plus many more.  

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make your check out to:
     Cokes Chapel UMC and designate CCC JR. MISSION CAMP. Or, of course, we will accept cash.   And if you would like to help one, two or three days, please contact V. Snyder at vcsnyder@bellsouth.net.  

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

 


MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL AND YOUTH MINISTRY, July 15, 2020: 
 
This week’s Inter-generational Sunday School lesson is the story of the rich tax collector, Zacchaeus, found in Luke 19:1-10.  Even though Jesus has much to say about the corruption often perpetrated by people like Zacchaeus, he finds in Zacchaeus an opening to the transformative teachings of God. This story prompts us to consider the themes of inclusion, forgiveness, and reconciliation.
If you would like to be included in the email list and receive the lesson each week, 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. 
 
In Children’s Ministry, plans are underway to offer our 5th Annual Kid’s Mission Camp!  In partnership with Newnan First UMC, we are developing an “at-home camp” this year that children can engage in with their families.  The three day camp will offer daily video devotions for kids, as well as daily mission projects.  This is a great opportunity for families to engage in serving others together!  The virtual component will also allow involvement from kids who live out of town (grandparents may want to sign-up out of town grandkids; let Kim know so that you can forward a supply list)! Register NOW to receive video links and a FREE Camp Kit!  REGISTRATION LINK:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dAAmCwO_p_Het1C6h1nY0PAgLjeUFEGzkfNTPqE0DTo/edit?ts=5f04820a
 
In Youth Ministry, we held a Zoom meeting last Sunday as a way of checking-in and discussing future possibilities.  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 food donations for a special teacher lunch, 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
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)


BUILDING USE AND ENTRY

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.  

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PRAYER TEAM

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.  
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

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

ONGOING PRAYERS

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)

CONGRATULATIONSCongratulations to the Beam family, especially Great Grandmother Kay, Grandfather Richie, Great Aunt Elaine on the birth of Maverick Grayson Allen, born on July 8th.  Proud parents are Sara Beam and Tyler Allen.
The Beam-Allen family address is:  740 Ragsdale Road, Sharpsburg, GA 30277

SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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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G Chat July 9, 2020

     
Church Council Supports Guidelines for Safe Gatherings
On June 24, Cokes Chapel Church Council voted to implement the guidelines presented by the Health and Welfare team in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Your team, representing a broad spectrum of members from each working committee, did an excellent job of addressing current plans and guidelines.  Please read through the two attachments that address “Worship Guidelines” and “Guidelines for In-Person Gatherings”.  

Your careful review of these documents below is important as we begin to hold in-person worship this Sunday, July 12 at 9:00 in our parking lot
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Worship-Guidelines-for-Individuals.pdf
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Guidelines-for-Individuals.pdf

Further details for arrival, waivers and expectations for safe gatherings see the separate invitation titled:  “Welcome Back to Worship! Drive In Worship – Information and Guidelines” email sent Wednesday evening.

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

                            Worship Information

Some of the most intriguing stories in the Bible have to do with fire.  Fire and the presence of God make for lasting impressions in both the Old and New Testament.  We will look at some of the most intriguing stories where fire and God combine for a truly unexpected result.
It’s going to be HOT in Newnan on Sunday Mornings, and I don’t mean the weather!  Dynamic stories of God are waiting for us to discover.​  Join us for this series beginning Sundays, July 5th through July 9th.

Sunday, July 12,  Scripture – Daniel 3: 14-27   Sermon – “Fire in the Furnace”

PLANNING TO JOIN US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP?

Please print Waiver below, fill in the information, and bring it with you to Drive-In Worship each Sunday.  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 harm’s way during this pandemic. Let’s do our best!

Please click on the following link to print waiver:
https://www.cokeschapel.org/hp_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/COVID-19-Acknowledgement-and-Compliance-Waiver-for-Worship-1.pdf

 

Sunday, July 12th – 9:00 AM – Parking Lot “drive in” Outdoor Worship – arrive early 8:30 for parking
Thursday, July 16th – 6:30 PM – Finance Committee Meeting – Fellowship Hall
Sunday, July 19 – 9:00 AM – Parking Lot “drive in” Outdoor Worship – arrive early 8:30 for parking

Our guidelines from Church Council recommend meeting outside.  Please reserve the Pavilion, 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. 

 


 

           

We have been opening our church food pantry on Monday mornings for people in our community who are in need of help.  Since we have not had any response, we will no longer be opening on Mondays.  However, if anyone knows someone who would like to receive food from our pantry, please have them contact Sherba Peek (404-395-3729) or Betsy Bagley (770-301-2577). We will be happy to meet them and help provide food for them. 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT

The Finance Committee met on June 18.  All members agreed to the following recommendations: 

1.  Cokes Chapel UMC Trustees will begin the process to refinance the loan on the Childcare and Youth House very soon if not before (2021).  It will be extremely important that our books show as much net income as possible and still keep the lights on and the staff paid. 
In preparation for loan renewal, Finance has determined that our goal is to have reserve funds that reflect a month of average expenses of about 30,000, at the close of December 2020.   In order to accomplish this reserve, Finance is asking ALL program chairs to spend only those funds that are absolutely necessary.
2. We will operate on a month by month schedule until things stabilize economically and socially.
3. Finance Chair will be more visible in the day-to-day operations of the ministry i.e. checking vouchers; monitoring deposits weekly (Brenda will continue to make deposits on Wednesday during the month of July); closely analyzing credit card charges.  Our next meeting will be July 16 in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 PM.

July 1 we will return to our original budget numbers of $ 22,400.oo a month.  Our recent needs were lowered by a bank deferral of the CCC and Youth House mortgage.   Also, the UMC North Georgia Conference paid for Pastor Lisa’s Healthflex insurance in April, May and June.

Current Budget Funds needed monthly= $22,400.00

Budget Funds collected  as of July 8, 2020= $7,750.00 

Thank you for your generosity and faithfulness in this most unusual time.  We have been blessed with so many of you who understand how your heart determines your treasurers.  We know for a fact that God is GOOD all the time!!  Amen

UMW opened the pantry during June from 9AM-11AM on Mondays.  We assisted two families.  Both of these families have contact through Betsy and receive food through her.  Due to lack of activity, we have discontinued open pantry hours. 
We are still receiving donations to the pantry. You may leave donations In the tub under the pavilion next to the Fellowship Hall.  Thank you for your support!!

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JUNIOR MISSION CAMP:

PLEASE READ THIS  VERY, VERY SPECIAL REQUEST:  About three weeks ago the Coke Chapel Childcare ask if Cokes would create a Jr. Mission Camp similar to the one UMW did last year with the 3rd-5th graders.  It was a huge success for the teachers and the students absolutely loved it!!!!  This year Childcare ask us to create a Jr. Mission Camp for 1, 2 year, 3 year, and 4 year old children (babies). 
UMW is NOT involved with this years program, but depending on volunteers for support in offering the program.  It will amount to about 70 children all total.  We are working diligently to create plans that will engage these very young children for only 1 1/2 hours for 3 days.  Just so you understand they have an attention span of about 5-10 minutes at the most.  Therefore, we will need multiple activities to keep little bitty hands busy and engaged.

We are asking for a special donation to assist us with supplies we will need to keep these children entertained with related materials focused on the theme: “Let the Light of God’s LOVE Shine Through You!”  We will focus on LOVE, GIVING, and HELPING. 

We are in need of the following if you can help us:

4 tubes of some really strong glue – E6000 general purpose 3.7 fl oz industrial strength)  $7-8 a tube (shop it on-line or Michael’s)

4 board books at a cost of about $12.00 per book (HOW Full IS YOUR Bucket?  Hardcover)

Supplies are running about $100 to $150 including paper, paper plates, cardboard rolls, bells, cardboard banks, crayons, board books, wax paper, rubber bands, and various other needs. 

We are also looking for 4 people to assist, who have met the security requirements, to be in the classrooms with a teacher…we need all the help we can get.  We are truly trying to make it meaningful with lots of activities and songs i.e. Rise and Shine, the B I B L E, Jesus Loves Me, Let My Little Light Shine plus many, many, many more.  

If you would like to make a monetary donation please make your check out to Cokes Chapel UMC and designate CCC JR. MISSION CAMP. Or, of course, we will accept cash.   And if you would like to help one, two or three days, please contact V. Snyder at vcsnyder@bellsouth.net.  Come help us…it’s going to be a blast or it might just be organized chaos!!!!  Thank you in advance for any help you can give.  

 

MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL AND YOUTH MINISTRY, July 7, 2020: 
 
This week’s Inter-generational Sunday School lesson is on one of my favorite passages of scripture, 1 John 4:7-21.  This epistle focuses on the fact that we don’t love one another in order to earn God’s love. Rather, we are enabled to love God and one another because God first loved us (1 John 4:10).  This week we will be asked to reflect on the people who have shown us love, as well as the people with whom we share our love.
If you would like to be included in the email list and receive the lesson each week, 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. 
 
In Children’s Ministry, plans are underway to offer our 5th Annual Kid’s Mission Camp!  In partnership with Newnan First UMC, we are developing an “at-home camp” this year that children can engage in with their families.  The three-day camp will offer daily video devotions for kids, as well as daily mission projects.  This is a great opportunity for families to engage in serving others together!  The virtual component will also allow involvement from kids who live out of town (grandparents may want to sign-up out of town grandkids; let Kim know so that you can forward a supply list)! See the link for KIDS MISSION CAMP below!  Register NOW to receive video links and a FREE Camp Kit!
 
Youth Ministry, plans are being developed for more creative gatherings through technology, as well as ways for our young people to safely serve others during their summer break.  Look for more information throughout the month.
 
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
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)


 
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).


BUILDING USE AND ENTRY

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.  

PRAYER TEAM

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.  
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

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
Carolyn Huckaby
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard

ONGOING PRAYERS

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)

SYMPATHYSympathy to Mama Earle, (Billy’s mother) and the family on the loss of her brother.

Sympathy to the McCarthy family on the passing of Jim’s mother, Joyce.

SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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
 


G Chat July 2, 2020

     

IMPORTANT CHANGE to WORSHIP Plans!  
                  ONLINE Worship (only) this Sunday, July 5 and
                  NEW Location for Outdoor Worship on July 12

Following Church Council approval for the Guidelines for worship and gatherings, I received notice from Jimmy Parham, Trustee chair, regarding use of the upper field and concern for potential damage to the septic system drain field for the Child Care Center.  

In light of this concern, for the time being, we will begin to host Drive-In worship in the Worship Center parking lot on July 12.  We need a bit of time to prepare, make adjustments and move equipment to the Worship Center. Therefore, this week, we will offer (only) online worship this Sunday, July 5.

We plan to start Drive-In Worship  on JULY 12 at 9 am.  Look for more details next week! Rain plan still remains in place, weekly videos will be posted for those unable to gather in person.  Health guidelines will remain the same and ask you arrive with your waiver prepared for easy entry.  

Our worship, music and hospitality teams have been exceptionally flexible in making these adjustments.   I also thank you for your patience and support as we find our way towards best, safest gatherings, doing no harm – even to septic tanks when we worship!
Love and grace,
Pastor Lisa
 

Worship Information:  Online this Sunday, July 5th 

NEW SERMON SERIES “Hot Time in the Summertime” 
Begins this week!

 Scripture – Genesis 22:1-14.    Sermon – “An Offering”

Some of the most intriguing stories in the Bible have to do with fire.  Fire and the presence of God make for lasting impressions in both the Old and New Testament.  We will look at some of the most intriguing stories where fire and God combine for a truly unexpected result.
It’s going to be HOT in Newnan on Sunday Mornings, and I don’t mean the weather!  Dynamic stories of God are waiting for us to discover.​  Join us for this series beginning Sundays, July 5th through July 9th.

 

Sunday, July 5th – Online Worship Only
Tuesday, July 7th – 5:00 PM – teams for Worship, Hospitality and others will have a “dry run” for               Outdoor Worship – location outside at CCCC Portico
Sunday, July 12th – 9:00 AM – Parking Lot “drive in” Outdoor Worship – arrive early 8:30 for parking
Thursday, July 16th – 6:30 PM – Finance Committee Meeting – Fellowship Hall

Our guidelines from Church Council recommend meeting outside.  Please reserve the Pavilion, 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. 

 


 

We have been opening our church food pantry on Monday mornings for people in our community who are in need of help.  Since we have not had any response, we will no longer be opening on Mondays.  However, if anyone knows someone who would like to receive food from our pantry, please have them contact Sherba Peek (404-395-3729) or Betsy Bagley (770-301-2577). We will be happy to meet them and help provide food for them. 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT

Revised projected budgeted expenses for April, May and June – $18,571.14 

Total April funds deposited to General Funds – $19,082.30

Total May funds deposited to General Funds –  $20,747.30

As of June 30th funds deposited to General Funds – $23,726.29

Praising God for your faithfulness and the ministry that is ongoing in the name of Jesus Christ through Cokes Chapel.  Because He gave, we give with thankfulness, joy and delight as a reflection of our love and worship. 

 


BUILDING USE AND ENTRY

Please remember to re-lock all doors that you unlock.  This is God’s home, please treat it as your own.  

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.  

,

PRAYER TEAM

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.  
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

Van Askew
Mike Kimball
Betty, sister of Carole Smith
Dylan, grandson of Carole & Larry Smith
Mitchell Flynn, Sr., father of Mickey Flynn
Carolyn Huckaby
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard

ONGOING PRAYERS

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
Jake Thomas, brother-in-law of Lorraine
      Burt
Pastor Wayne Ellis & Family and
   Robin’s recovery
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)SYMPATHYSympathy to Mama Earle, (Billy’s mother) and the family on the loss of her brother.

Sympathy to the McCarthy family on the passing of Jim’s mother, Joyce.

SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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


June 25, 2020 G Chat

     

WORSHIP together resumes this Sunday, June 28th!

Cokes Chapel Family,
 
The Cokes Chapel Health and Welfare Team has been working hard to reimagine how those of us who are able might safely engage in In-Person Worship in this age of pandemic.  Again, we realize that not everyone is ready and/or able to take this step and we strongly encourage those who are at high risk to remain safely at home and continue worshiping online.  Regardless of how we worship, gathered in-person or gathered while apart, we are ALL part of Christ’s Body, the church!
 
As stated previously, considering all factors and in our best efforts to “Do No Harm,” the Health and Welfare Team has discerned that our initial gatherings for worship at Cokes Chapel should take place OUTDOORS.  We believe that this is the safest way to gather as a larger group at this time.  Outdoor worship is the first phase of our gathering together.  Considering the needs and expectations for our in-person gatherings will be an evolving process that will unfold over time with continual evaluation.
 
For those who choose to gather for In-Person Worship, this is what will be asked of you as we seek to worship God together, while also seeking to love and protect one another:
 
YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO:

  1. Remain six or more feet away from anyone attending the service who is not part of your party;
  2. Wear a mask anytime you are moving around the grounds.  Once seated, your mask may be removed if you prefer;
  3. Sanitize your hands frequently along with any common surfaces you come in contact with.
  4. Notify church authorities (Pastor Lisa Dempsey; ldempsey@cokeschapel.org) immediately should you or anyone in your party become ill with Covid symptoms, test positive for the virus or be exposed to anyone who has tested positive with in the last 14 days.

 
Here is the overall Worship Plan for Phase I:
 
WHAT:  WORSHIP IN THE ROUND
 
WHEN:  Weekly, Starting on Sunday, June 28th
 
WHERE:  OUTDOORS in the BACK FIELD of the church (behind the Childcare Center) 
 
TIME:  One Service at 9:00 AM –  PLEASE PARK BY 8:30-8:45, IF YOU ARRIVE PAST THIS TIME PLEASE PARK IN THE CCCC PARKING LOT AND WALK UP TO THE UPPER FIELD WITH YOUR SEATING
 
HOW:  Each person/family will DRIVE to the back field via the road to the Youth House.  For those of you familiar with “Trunk or Treat,” it will be just like that!  (If you are unfamiliar with “Trunk or Treat,” NO WORRIES!  There will be plenty of people on site to direct you!). Cars will be parked in a circle around the perimeter of the field, 12 feet apart.  Ushers will direct you to your parking space.  You are asked to bring lawn chairs to sit in behind your car. All people will sit, safely distanced, facing towards our worship leaders and altar table at the center of the field.
 
RAIN PLAN:  Please worship “At Home” through the online YouTube video recording, as you have been.  An email notification will be sent out by early Sunday morning if the outdoor service is cancelled.
 
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • Masks—one mask per person
  • Hand Sanitizer—one bottle per car
  • Communion Elements—bread or cracker, and juice or water (enough for your family)
  • SIGNED “Acknowledgement” Form (See below for download)
  • Chairs—enough for your family to sit in
  • Bible—if you like to follow along with the reading

 
OFFERING:  Continue with online giving OR you may drop offering into a “touch free” offering bin/basket provided.  There will be NO passing of the offering plate/basket.  This is a “touch free” service.
 
RESTROOMS:  The Childcare Center lobby restroom will be available, but you are encouraged, if possible, to refrain from restroom use unless there is an emergency.  If needed, a volunteer Restroom Attendant will sanitize the restrooms after each use.
 
RESERVED PARKING:  People with special concerns/considerations will be allowed to reserve parking spots closest to the Childcare Center in case there is a possible need for the restroom.  If you need a reserved parking space, please email Cliff Seyler at cliffcfc14@gmail.com or Paul Snyder at pmsnyde@bellsouth.net.
 
OVERFLOW and LATE COMERS:  The field area closest to the sidewalk from the Childcare Center (CCCC) parking lot will be marked off for overflow and late arrivals.  Socially distanced areas will be marked for seating of individuals and/or family units to bring chairs.  If you are late or if parking is full, please park in the CCCC parking lot closest to the CCCC entrance (on the side of the building).
 
This is our plan!  We’d like to invite you to enter into to this with an open mind and an open heart.  Think of it as a grand experiment!  Although it is not what we are used to, based on the information and directives available to us, we believe that it is the safest and best plan possible.  (Quite honestly, I think it could be something really special!)
 
We humbly offer this plan to you in the hopes that it is pleasing to God and the safest possible option for our faith community at Cokes Chapel. 
 
As we seek to figure this out together, may GRACE abound!  I look forward to seeing some of you this Sunday!
 
With love,
Kim
 
Kim Reindl
Phase I Health and Welfare Team Coordinator
 
Health and Welfare Team Members:  Kim Reindl—Phase I Coordinator, Karen Seyler—Trustees, Brenda Hanes—Worship,  Cliff Seyler—Hospitality, Brian Smith—Worship, Paul Snyder—Safety Committee, Carma McCallie—Safe Sanctuaries, Jennie Underwood—Medical Professional, (Also, Dr. Amanda Dempsey—Occasional Medical Advisor)

 

 
 
To speed the entrance process for worship, we are asking that you print, sign, and bring with you the “Acknowledgement” Form found below.  You will be asked to drop it in a bin provided by an usher when your vehicle enters the field via the Youth House Road.  In these unusual times, this form ensures greater protection for each other and for our church.  Thank you!
 
<<PROVIDE LINK TO FORM HERE: “Acknowledgement of Risk and Compliance”>>
 https://mcusercontent.com/463f056e4b84ed1e5bd128bbc/files/9998efeb-5553-4296-8f13-a171840b6f4f/COVID_19_Acknowledgement_and_Compliance_Waiver_for_Worship.pdf

                                  
                                        


                  

WORSHIP INFORMATIONThis Sunday, June 28th 

 Scripture – Matthew 10:24-39.    Sermon – “It Ain’t Easy”

LIVE Worship! Join us as we gather for “Worship in the Round”*
*Plan to arrive early 8:30 to park After 8:45, you are asked to park in the CCCC parking lot and walk up the sidewalk to the field) so as not to disrupt worship.

AT HOME: We continue to offer worship on line for those unable to attend, or due to rain.

SPEED UP your entry for worship parking!  There will be a “FAST PASS LANE” for those who print and prepare the waiver for drop off.  Click on the following link to print: 
https://mcusercontent.com/463f056e4b84ed1e5bd128bbc/files/c7590936-7f67-4b2b-ab93-7754d4576890/COVID_19_Acknowledgement_and_Compliance_Waiver_for_Worship.01.pdf


NEW SERMON SERIES STARTS JULY 5TH -26TH at 9:00 & 11:00 

Some of the most intriguing stories in the Bible have to do with heat.  Fire and the presence of God make for lasting impressions in both the Old and New Testament.  Plan now to be with us for exploring how God gets our attention.  We may not be able to escape the heat of summer, but we can experience the fire that comes from being in God’s presence! 
It’s going to be HOT in Newnan on Sunday Mornings, and I don’t mean the weather!  Dynamic stories of God are waiting for us to discover! Our return to worship (outside!!), albeit different, will be awesomely special and will enhance this series in ways we would never have dreamed! Look for coming news on our return to worship on Sunday, June 28.  

Series: Sundays, July 5th through July 9th 

 

 


 

By this time each year we are usually hard at work planning for our annual Outreach Dinner/Auction Fundraiser in August for our missionaries.  However, due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic, we are going to put the event on hold until we can do it safely and comfortably.  

We have sufficient funds to support our missionaries for now.  However, we would like to give everyone the opportunity to help keep the missionaries account #2410 at the level we will need in the future.  If you would like to be a part of this, we ask that you make a Faith Promise.

A faith promise is a commitment to give above and beyond your regular tithe. It is made with the understanding that if a person’s financial picture can not sustain the commitment, the giving will not occur.  A faith promise is just that!  On faith, we promise to give to the Missionaries of Cokes Chapel. By faith, we will strive to keep that promise.  Faith promises are usually pledged monthly for a year at a time.  However, you may decide to handle it any way you wish.  
If you are giving by faith promise or just as able, be sure to mark your giving with Missions.  Designating your gift on the check on envelope assures that your gift goes where you plan. 

Just think:  If ten people give at least $10 a month, that would support one of the missionaries for a month. It’s amazing what can be done when we work together!  Please pray about this, and if you think this is something you can do, it would be helpful to let Betsy Bagley know what you would like to pledge to help the Houles, the Haddens, and Caleb Earle.  Thank you for all you do!!  Betsy and Earl Bagley, Outreach Chairs

SHARE THE NEWS!!   We are going to make our food pantry more available to people in our community.  Someone will be at the pavilion each Monday morning 9:30-11:00 to distribute prepared bags of food. Please spread the word to anyone you know who might need this service.

We need to maintain our canned goods, so please drop off donations of food in the bin under the pavilion.  Thank you for your support as we seek to help folks in our community!

The current pantry needs are:

spaghetti and spaghetti sauce           canned vegetables (other than green beans and corn)

peanut butter and jelly                        boxes of cereal

canned meats                                     crackers

baked beans                                       dry beans

egg noodles                                        rice

macaroni and cheese

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT

Revised projected budgeted expenses for April, May and June – $18,571.14 

Total April funds deposited to General Funds – $19,082.30

Total May funds deposited to General Funds –  $20,747.30

As of June 24th funds deposited to General Funds – $23,016.29

Praising God for your faithfulness and the ministry that is ongoing in the name of Jesus Christ through Cokes Chapel.  Because He gave, we give with thankfulness, joy and delight as a reflection of our love and worship. 

 


BUILDING USE AND ENTRY

Please remember to re-lock all doors that you unlock.  This is God’s home, please treat it as your own.  

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.  

,

PRAYER TEAM

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.  
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

Betty, sister of Carole Smith
Dylan, grandson of Carole & Larry Smith
Mitchell Flynn, Sr., father of Mickey Flynn
Carolyn Huckaby
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard

ONGOING PRAYERS

Jim & Lara McCarthy and Jim’s mother Joyce
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Cera Carter
Mick Moore
Jake Thomas, brother-in-law of Lorraine
      Burt
Pastor Wayne Ellis & Family
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)

SYMPATHYSympathy to Wanda and Mick Moore on the passing of her brother, Rodger Bough.  He lived in Missouri.  The family will have a service at a later time in Monterey CA.

If you wish to send a card to the family their address is:

Mr. and Mrs. Mick Moore
4661 Highway 34 E 
Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509

SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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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G Chat June 18, 2020

                            

                             New place, new space, God is waiting, and so are we! 
               Worship resumes June 28 at 9:00 am! Read the details below:

                   

 
Cokes Chapel Family,
 
The Cokes Chapel Health and Welfare Team has been working hard to reimagine how those of us who are able, might safely engage in In-Person Worship in this age of pandemic.  Again, we realize that not everyone is ready and/or able to take this step and we strongly encourage those who are at high risk to remain safely at home and continue worshiping online.  Regardless of how we worship, gathered in-person or gathered while apart, we are ALL part of Christ’s Body, the church!
 
As stated previously, considering all factors and in our best efforts to “Do No Harm,” the Health and Welfare Team has discerned that our initial gatherings for worship at Cokes Chapel should take place OUTDOORS.  We believe that this is the safest way to gather as a larger group at this time.  Outdoor worship is the first phase of our gathering together.  Considering the needs and expectations for our in-person gatherings will be an evolving process that will unfold over time with continual evaluation.
 
For those who choose to gather for In-Person Worship, here is the Phase I plan:
 
WHAT:  WORSHIP IN THE ROUND
 
WHEN:  Weekly, Starting on Sunday, June 28th
 
WHERE:  OUTDOORS in the BACK FIELD of the church (behind the Childcare Center) 
 
TIME:  One Service at 9:00 AMPlease park between 8:30-8:50 AM
 
HOW:  Each person/family will DRIVE to the back field via the road to the Youth House.  For those of you familiar with “Trunk or Treat,” it will be just like that!  (If you are unfamiliar with “Trunk or Treat,” NO WORRIES!  There will be plenty of people on site to direct you!). Cars will be parked in a circle around the perimeter of the field, 12 feet apart.  Ushers will direct you to your parking space.  You are asked to bring lawn chairs to sit in behind your car. All people will sit, safely distanced, facing towards our worship leaders and altar table at the center of the field.
 
RAIN PLAN:  Please worship “At Home” through the online YouTube video recording, as you have been.  An email notification will be sent out on Saturday if the outdoor service is cancelled.
 
YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • Masks—one mask per person
  • Hand Sanitizer—one bottle per car
  • Communion Elements—bread or cracker, and juice or water (enough for your family)
  • Chairs—enough for your family to sit in
  • Bible—if you like to follow along with the reading

 
OFFERING:  Continue with online giving OR you may drop offering into a “touch free” offering bin/basket provided by an usher.  There will be NO passing of the offering plate/basket.  This is a “touch free” service.
 
RESTROOMS:  The Youth House restrooms will be available, but you are encouraged, if possible, to refrain from restroom use unless there is an emergency.  If needed, a volunteer Restroom Attendant will sanitize the restrooms after each use.
 
RESERVED PARKING:  People with special concerns/considerations will be allowed to reserve parking spots closest to the Youth House in case there is a possible need for the restroom.  If you need a reserved parking space, please email Cliff Seyler at cliffcfc14@gmail.com or Paul Snyder at pmsnyde@bellsouth.net.
 
OVERFLOW and LATE COMERS:  The field area closest to the sidewalk from the Childcare Center (CCCC) parking lot will be marked off for overflow and late arrivals.  Socially distanced areas will be marked for seating of individuals and/or family units to bring chairs.  If you are late or if parking is full, please park in the CCCC parking lot closest to the CCCC entrance (on the side of the building).
 
This is our plan!  We’d like to invite you to enter into to this with an open mind and an open heart.  Think of it as a grand experiment!  Although it is not what we are used to, based on the information and directives available to us, we believe that it is the safest and best plan possible.  (Quite honestly, I think it could be something really special!)
 
We humbly offer this plan to you in the hopes that it is pleasing to God and the safest possible option for our faith community at Cokes Chapel. 
 
As we seek to figure this out together, may GRACE abound!
 
With love,
Kim
 
Kim Reindl
Phase I Health and Welfare Team Coordinator
 
Health and Welfare Team Members:  Kim Reindl—Phase I Coordinator, Karen Seyler—Trustees, Brenda Hanes—Worship,  Cliff Seyler—Hospitality, Brian Smith—Worship, Paul Snyder—Safety Committee, Carma McCallie—Safe Sanctuaries, Jennie Underwood—Medical Professional, (Also, Dr. Amanda Dempsey—Occasional Medical Advisor)
                                  
                                        


                  

WORSHIP INFORMATION

Continue to join us each week on Cokes Chapel Facebook for Sunday morning worship!  You will receive an invitation by email with a link to connect!

This Sunday, June 21st  –

 
Join us as we worship on line.

Scripture – Psalm 121 
Sermon – “Look to the Lord”


NEW SERMON SERIES STARTS JULY 5TH -26TH at 9:00 & 11:00 

Some of the most intriguing stories in the Bible have to do with heat.  Fire and the presence of God make for lasting impressions in both the Old and New Testament.  Plan now to be with us for exploring how God gets our attention.  We may not be able to escape the heat of summer, but we can experience the fire that comes from being in God’s presence! 
It’s going to be HOT in Newnan on Sunday Mornings, and I don’t mean the weather!  Dynamic stories of God are waiting for us to discover! Our return to worship (outside!!), albeit different, will be awesomely special and will enhance this series in ways we would never have dreamed! Look for coming news on our return to worship on Sunday, June 28.  

Series: Sundays, July 5th through July 9th 

 

 


 

By this time each year we are usually hard at work planning for our annual Outreach Dinner/Auction Fundraiser in August for our missionaries.  However, due to the restrictions caused by the pandemic, we are going to put the event on hold until we can do it safely and comfortably.  

We have sufficient funds to support our missionaries for now.  However, we would like to give everyone the opportunity to help keep the missionaries account #2410 at the level we will need in the future.  If you would like to be a part of this, we ask that you make a Faith Promise.

A faith promise is a commitment to give above and beyond your regular tithe. It is made with the understanding that if a person’s financial picture can not sustain the commitment, the giving will not occur.  A faith promise is just that!  On faith, we promise to give to the Missionaries of Cokes Chapel. By faith, we will strive to keep that promise.  Faith promises are usually pledged monthly for a year at a time.  However, you may decide to handle it any way you wish.  
If you are giving by faith promise or just as able, be sure to mark your giving with Missions.  Designating your gift on the check on envelope assures that your gift goes where you plan. 

Just think:  If ten people give at least $10 a month, that would support one of the missionaries for a month. It’s amazing what can be done when we work together!  Please pray about this, and if you think this is something you can do, it would be helpful to let Betsy Bagley know what you would like to pledge to help the Houles, the Haddens, and Caleb Earle.  Thank you for all you do!!  Betsy and Earl Bagley, Outreach Chairs

SHARE THE NEWS!!   We are going to try to make our food pantry more available to people in our community.  Someone will be at the pavilion each Monday morning 9:30-11:00 to distribute prepared bags of food. Please spread the word to anyone you know who might need this service.

We will need to refill our shelves.  Please drop off your donations of food in the bin under the pavilion.  Thank you for your support as we seek to help folks in our community.  The current pantry needs are:

spaghetti and spaghetti sauce           canned vegetables (other than green beans and corn)

peanut butter and jelly                        boxes of cereal

canned meats                                     crackers

baked beans                                       dry beans

egg noodles                                        rice

macaroni and cheese

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT

Revised projected budgeted expenses for April, May and June – $18,571.14 

Total April funds deposited to General Funds – $19,082.30

Total May funds deposited to General Funds –  $20,747.30

As of June 17th funds deposited to General Funds – $19,806.29

Praising God for your faithfulness and the ministry that is ongoing in the name of Jesus Christ through Cokes Chapel.  Because He gave, we give with thankfulness, joy and delight as a reflection of our love and worship. 

 


BUILDING USE AND ENTRY

Please remember to re-lock all doors that you unlock.  This is God’s home, please treat it as your own.  Especially be mindful of the sanctuary and spaces that are not regularly being used at this time.

SPECIAL NOTICE:  Cokes Chapel Childcare is now using the Worship Center for rooms 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.  

 

PRAYER TEAM

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.  
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

Betty, sister of Carole Smith
Dylan, grandson of Carole & Larry Smith
Mitchell Flynn, Sr., father of Mickey Flynn
Carolyn Huckaby
Dick Vermilyea
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard
Ann Navin
Van Askew
John Harrison, brother of Jason Harrison
Mike Monts, brother of Jennifer Hickman
Mr. Paulus, father-in-law of Ernie & Brenda Haines

ONGOING PRAYERS

Jim & Lara McCarthy and Jim’s mother Joyce
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Cera Carter
Mick Moore
Jake Thomas, brother-in-law of Lorraine
      Burt
Pastor Wayne Ellis & Family
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)

SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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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G Chat June 11, 2020

                            
                                       
                                         Cokes Chapel Survey
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In-Person Gatherings
Please Respond to this 5 minute Survey.     We want to hear from you!
 
Dear Cokes Chapel Family,
 
Over the past three months we have continued to be the church in many locations.  As we have sheltered-in-place and prioritized both self-care and the care and concern for our neighbor, we have experienced what it means to be a faith community in a new and unfamiliar way.  We are grateful for your cooperation during this difficult time.  We are also encouraged by your love and care for one another, as well as your patience as we figure things out together.
 
A Health and Welfare Team has been gathered with the purpose of discerning God’s direction for Cokes Chapel as we move toward in-person gatherings in a way that focuses on the health and safety of our faith community and those connected with us.  We understand that as we begin to reopen, each of us is different, with different needs, different concerns, and different circumstances, and therefore, each individual and/or family must discern for themselves what is best for them.  Furthermore, we understand that not everyone will be equally comfortable with gathering in-person at the same rate and that some will attend sooner than others.  Please let it be clear—the date and time that a person or family chooses to return is NO reflection on their level of faith, their commitment to God, or their commitment to the church.
 
Since returning to in-person gatherings involves your health and safety, we value what you are thinking about this situation.  We are asking each person to complete a brief survey to help us best understand the expectations and needs that we as a church have for the upcoming weeks and months in ministry.  (Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BHJPLMD )  Please complete this survey by Wednesday, June 17th.
 
Considering all factors and in our best efforts to “Do No Harm,” the Health and Welfare Team has discerned that our initial gatherings for worship at Cokes Chapel should take place OUTDOORS.  We believe that this is the safest way to gather as a larger group at this time.
Please know that resuming a healthy and vibrant fellowship that is as safe as possible will be a process that unfolds over time.  Outdoor worship is the first phase of our gathering together.  Considering the needs and expectations for our in-person gatherings will be an evolving process that will involve continual evaluation.
 
Thank you, Cokes Chapel Family, for your grace and your prayers as we move through this process together!  God is with us as we seek to be God’s people!  May we honor God in the ways that we show care and concern for one another!
 
With Love,
Kim
 
Kim Reindl
Phase I Health and Welfare Team Coordinator
 
Health and Welfare Team Members:  Kim Reindl—Phase I Coordinator, Bob Hatch—Lay Leader, Karen Seyler—Trustees, Brenda Hanes—Worship,  Cliff Seyler—Hospitality, Brian Smith—Worship, Paul Snyder—Safety Committee, Carma McCallie—Safe Sanctuaries, Jennie Underwood—Medical Professional, (Also, Amanda Dempsey—Occasional Medical Advisor)
 
 Only 5 Minutes!          10 Questions.          Complete by Wednesday , June 17th
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 WORSHIP INFORMATION

Continue to join us each week on Cokes Chapel Facebook for Sunday morning worship!  You will receive an invitation by email with a link to connect!

This Sunday, June 14th  Join us as we worship on line with
Guest Preacher, Rev. Susan Landry, District Superintendent 
Scripture – Acts 10:1-33
Sermon – “Collaborators for Christ”

 


NEW SERMON SERIES STARTS JULY 5TH -26TH at 9:00 & 11:00 

Some of the most intriguing stories in the Bible have to do with heat.  Fire and the presence of God make for lasting impressions in both the Old and New Testament.  Plan now to be with us for exploring how God gets our attention.  We may not be able to escape the heat of summer, but we can experience the fire that comes from being in God’s presence! 
It’s going to be HOT in Newnan on Sunday Mornings, and I don’t mean the weather!  Dynamic stories of God are waiting for us to discover! Our return to worship (outside!!), albeit different, will be awesomely special and will enhance this series in ways we would never have dreamed! Look for coming news on our return to worship on Sunday, June 28.  

Series: Sundays, July 5th through July 9th 

Many of us are asking “What Can I Do?”

Many of us have great concern on how to address the ongoing issues of racism and justice.  Here is a great way to begin to take part!  I won’t be able to march, but I will be signing up to be a virtual marcher.  

Each of us can pray, seek our own path to bring love and peace for and with our brothers and sisters who have experienced discrimination.  I hope you will join me in praying and at least, virtually, stand with those who need our support.  See your invitation below from Bishop Sue.
Peace, Pastor Lisa

 

6/8/2020

North Georgia United Methodist clergy and laity are invited to join Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson and the Conference Committee on Religion and Race for a peaceful, prayerful march on Friday, June 12, to witness to our commitment to stand united against racism. 

To participate, gather at Central UMC in Atlanta at 10:30 a.m. Participants must wear face masks and adhere to 6 feet of social distancing for the duration of the march. Marchers will depart Central UMC at 11 a.m. and end at Atlanta First UMC. Those who are physically unable to march but would like to attend are invited to meet at Atlanta First UMC.

Those who are unable to attend in person, are invited to join in prayer and register as a virtual marcher at https://northga-reg.brtapp.com/UnitedAgainstRacismVirtualMarcher

United Methodists stand against racism and on Friday we will march against racism. 

 

6/9/20. A Message of hope:                              

A Call to Repentance and Pledge from The Bishop and Cabinet

Dear People of the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church:
 
We believe that every human being is a sacred creation of God, made in the image of God, with gifts uniquely given to share with the world. All are equally valuable, precious in God’s sight. But, since the very beginning, when Cain killed his brother Abel, we have jockeyed for superiority, wealth, power, and status.
 
Through the ages, race has been used to divide and conquer. This country, for much of its history, identified those who are White as enslaver, and therefore superior, and those who are Black as enslaved persons, and therefore inferior. This construct has permeated our culture, our politics, our workplaces, our neighborhoods, our educational systems, our financial systems, our churches, and sadly, our very souls.
 
Enslavers often perceived the enslaved persons as less than human. Indeed, even our Constitution provided that only three out of five male enslaved persons counted as people (the women did not count at all) when determining legislative representation. At the heart of history’s greatest atrocities is the oppressors’ conviction that their victims are not fully human.
 
The enslaver’s mindset of domination and dehumanization is all too alive and well in the psyche of this nation. Denial of due process, imposition of cruel and unusual punishment, lynchings, mass incarceration: inhumane treatment was and is all too often the experience of Black people in the American judicial, penal, and law enforcement systems. The incidents of the past few weeks have shed new light on its horrors:
 
Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was hunted down and killed in our state by three White vigilantes;
 
Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black first responder/EMT in Louisville, KY who was shot at least eight times in her own home by officers serving a “no-knock” warrant; and
 
George Floyd, who died when a police officer pinned his neck to the ground for 8 minutes and 46 seconds after he was already handcuffed, despite his pleas that he could not breathe.

The case of Ahmaud Arbery lay dormant for over two months, and likely would never have been prosecuted had an incriminating video not come to light. This video, and the video of George Floyd’s cruel death, demand that we listen to the pleas of Black people, who have tried for years to tell us of these injustices but have been belittled or ignored. Injustice has been excused, minimized, tolerated, and even applauded.
 
Injustice is also alive and well in the life of our Church. Racism permeates our system, which was born from a polity that institutionalized separation of white churches from black churches. The inequality of that history was transferred wholesale into our Church, with no real repentance and few mechanisms in place to address the inherent imbalances in resources and opportunities.
 
We acknowledge the deep pain that this sinful history of church and state, magnified by the egregious events of the last two weeks, has inflicted upon our Black clergy and laity.
 
We confess that Black clergy do not have the same opportunities for advancement as White clergy, and that White leaders have used Black leaders to gain influence and maintain their power structures.
 
We lament that many churches still balk at receiving Black pastors.
 
We acknowledge that we have established many new white churches but few black churches, and that resources have not been equitably distributed.
 
We, your Bishop, Extended Cabinet, and Conference Chancellor, call the North Georgia Annual Conference, and The United Methodist Church, to a repentance that bears fruit. We have grown weary of statements and ritual actions that do not lead to change. Intent without impact is impotent. We therefore pledge to take the following actions:

  1. Knowing that only God can change a human heart through the power of the Holy Spirit, we will lead the Church in prayer and in practicing the spiritual disciplines that make time and space for the Spirit’s work. We will call our churches to greater spiritual maturity trusting that, as the Holy Spirit perfects us in love, it will banish racist attitudes and make us more like Christ. It will also spur us to action, compelling us to work together to abolish institutional and systemic racism.
  2. We will refuse to allow the Church to dismiss abolishing racism and racist policies as “too political” in order to avoid taking action. We call upon the Church to better balance personal piety and social holiness.  The Early Methodists invested their blood, sweat, and tears in a relentless movement to abolish slavery in the British Empire. We, their spiritual descendants, act squarely in the Methodist tradition by working relentlessly to dismantle and eradicate the insidious evils in our culture born of the enslavement they so detested.
  3. We pledge to lead the clergy and laity in North Georgia in educating ourselves regarding racism, white privilege, and the history of systemic racist policies in United States history. We must help everyone understand that being kind to everyone and seeking to love everyone does not mean that one is not a participant in a racist system or has not received benefits from this system.
  4. We will allocate Conference funds to support anti-racism efforts and address the inequalities inherent in our system. We will designate funding for the Conference Commission on Religion and Race and work in partnership with it to fulfill our goals.
  5. We will lead, in partnership with the Conference Commission on Religion and Race, advocacy efforts to support legislative policy and work in the public sphere to root out and address institutional racism in every aspect of our society.
  6. We will require all clergy coming into our Conference to participate in anti-racism training and demonstrate how they are implementing what they have learned.
  7. We will require clergy and laity serving in any Conference position to participate in anti-racism training.

It is our fervent prayer that we can live into the perfect unity Jesus prayed for in John 17, and that we will abide by Jesus’s new commandment in John 13:34-35: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
  
The Bishop, Extended Cabinet, and Chancellor of the North Georgia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, Jane Brooks, Quincy Brown, Brian Clark, Bernice Kirkland, Susan Landry, John Pinson, Greg Porterfield, Alice Rogers, Jessica Terrell, Doug Thrasher, Terry Walton, Richard D. Winn, Sr.​, Phil Schroeder, Dana Everhart, Keith Cox, Keith Lawder, Bill Martin, Donn Ann Weber, Jim Thornton, Rodrigo Cruz, Michael T. McQueen, Sybil Davidson, Hal Jones, Blair Zant

 


 

We are going to try to make our food pantry more available to people in our community.  Someone will be at the pavilion each Monday morning 9:30-11:00 to distribute prepared bags of food. Please spread the word to anyone you know who might need this service.

We will need to refill our shelves.  Please drop off your donations of food in the bin under the pavilion.  Thank you for your support as we seek to help folks in our community.  The current pantry needs are:

spaghetti and spaghetti sauce           canned vegetables (other than green beans and corn)

peanut butter and jelly                        boxes of cereal

canned meats                                     crackers

baked beans                                       dry beans

egg noodles                                        rice

macaroni and cheese

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT

Committee on Finance-As Finance Chair (Vivian Snyder), I apologize for my error on the Financial Snapshot last week.  I have no real excuse. The correct information is below:

Financial Snapshot for April and May: Your treasure is where your heart is.

Revised projected budgeted expenses for April, May and June – $18,571.14 

Total April funds deposited to General Funds – $19,082.30

Total May funds deposited to General Funds –  $20,747.30

As of June 10th funds deposited to General Funds – $16,896.29

Current bank balance: June 9 = $90,282.65

 

We must give a shout-out  to Brenda (Office Adm), Velda (Financial Sec) and Marcia (Bookkeeper) for their efforts to keep the deposits up-to-date and accurate.  Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity. 
 

We have been asked to analyze  restricted accounts (Charitable contributions whose use is restricted by donors.  The church has no discretion in the management and disbursement of such funds) and designated accounts (Funds set aside from general funds for a specific use or purpose i.e. $500 moved monthly from general funds for a specific purpose (to increase Trustees Capital Improvement #2295 Account or contributions for a specific solicited purpose i.e. Wesley Woods)

 


BUILDING USE AND ENTRY

Please remember to re-lock all doors that you unlock.  This is God’s home, please treat it as your own.

Cokes Chapel Childcare is now using the Worship Center for rooms 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.  

INTERGENERATIONAL, YOUTH, & CHILDREN’S DISCIPLESHIP

MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL AND YOUTH MINISTRY, June 10, 2020: 
 
This week’s Inter-generational Sunday School lesson focuses on the book of Job.  This story raises the age old question of theodicy—meaning, “Why do bad things happen to good people?”   This lesson will engage us with the wrestling of deeper questions and invite us to imagine the view of reality from God’s perspective.
 
If you would like to be included in the email list and receive the lesson each week, 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. 
 
In Children’s and Youth Ministry, plans are being made for summer programming.  This is a whole new world of reimaging how we can keep young people engaged in faith formation and connected with the faith community while changing the ways in which we gather.  Developments are underway for a modified offering of Kids Mission Camp (more information on this to come).  Also, in Youth Ministry, plans are being developed for more creative gatherings through technology, as well as ways for our young people to safely serve others during their summer break.
 
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
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)
 

PRAYER TEAM

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.  
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

Betty, sister of Carole Smith
Dylan, grandson of Carole & Larry Smith
Mitchell Flynn, Sr., father of Mickey Flynn
Carolyn Huckaby
Dick Vermilyea
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard
Ann Navin
Van Askew
John Harrison, brother of Jason Harrison
Mike Monts, brother of Jennifer Hickman
Mr. Paulus, father-in-law of Ernie & Brenda Haines

ONGOING PRAYERS

Jim & Lara McCarthy and Jim’s mother Joyce
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Cera Carter
Mick Moore
Jake Thomas, brother-in-law of Lorraine
      Burt
Pastor Wayne Ellis & Family
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)

SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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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G Chat June 4, 2020

                            

Recently our District Superintendent, Susan Landry, offered an opportunity for those interested to meet by Zoom to discuss the issue of racial division.  The purpose is to begin with work on ourselves, on our relationships with one another and then we might determine next steps together.
It was timely, and significantly, Susan offered this before the recent death of George Floyd and further unrest.  I believe in the providence of God, and believe we all have a Christian responsibility to grow in our relationships and love.
Pray with me and for our group as we seek better methods and ways of being examples that light the way for peace.  Thank you to Margie Jones, who is joining us after I told her what I was involved in.  We are truly a church that loves well!  Love, Pastor Lisa
 
 
The Commission on the General Conference has announced new 2021 dates for our United Methodist General Conference. The event will take place August 29 – September 7, 2021, at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Immediately following the announcement, the Council of Bishops set Jurisdictional Conference dates for November 10-12, 2021. The SEJ Conference will be held in Lake Junaluska, N.C.
The SEJ also announced that assignments will be extended for SEJ Bishops, including postponing retirements, until November 2021.
 
 

WORSHIP INFORMATION

Continue to join us each week on Cokes Chapel Facebook for Sunday morning worship!  You will receive an invitation by email with a link to connect!

This Sunday, June 7th 

“Our Shepherd” 

Scripture  Psalm 16

NEW SERMON SERIES STARTS JUNE 28TH – HOT TIME IN THE SUMMERTIME!
Some of the most intriguing stories in the Bible have to do with heat.  Fire and the presence of God make for lasting impressions in both the Old and New Testament.  Plan now to be with us for exploring how God gets our attention.  Escape the heat of summer, come into the cool for worship and experience the fire that comes from being in God’s presence!  Sundays, June 28th through July 9th 
 


 

Our Food Pantry is at work in our community.  We have had several families contact us during the past few weeks to ask for help with food.  We met with them and were able to provide food for these families and their young children.  We are planning to make the pantry more available in the future.  We will need donations of food and will let you know next week where and when to drop them off. Most needed items are:

spaghetti and spaghetti sauce

peanut butter and jelly

canned meats

baked beans

egg noodles

macaroni and cheese

dry beans

rice

crackers

cereal

canned vegetables (other than green beans and corn)

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT

Committee on Finance  – overview of financial snapshots for April and May:

 Revised Monthly Projected Budget Needed for April, May and June $21,158

Actual General Funds Collected April 1-April 30, 2020                       $18,782

Actual TOTAL Funds Collected                                                           $20,127.30

Revised Monthly Projected Budget Needed for April, May and June $21,158

Actual General Funds Collected May 1-May 31,2020                        $20,747.30

Actual TOTAL Funds Collected                                                           $21,462.30

Once again, the lights are on, staff has been paid, and bills have been paid so far.  As long as program chairs keep spending to essentials ONLY, we should be able to keep the lights on.  Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity.  We are truly EASTER people with hope and joy!  

 


BUILDING USE AND ENTRY

The Sanctuary was found unlocked again.  Please remember to re-lock all doors that you unlock.  This is God’s home, please treat it as your own.

Cokes Chapel Childcare is now using the Worship Center for rooms 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.  

INTERGENERATIONAL, YOUTH, & CHILDREN’S DISCIPLESHIP

This week’s Inter-generational Sunday School lesson focuses on Isaiah 58:1-14.  In this Sunday’s Scripture passage, the Israelites are struggling to connect with God and build a just society. The lesson will explore issues of justice and righteousness and how the faith community is to support right relationship with God and neighbor.
 
If you would like to be included in the email list and receive the lesson each week, 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. 
 
In Youth Ministry, we are in the process of developing a summer plan for our “new normal.”  Our guiding Scripture is Psalm 105:3—”Let the hearts rejoice of all those seeking the Lord!”
Our goal is to continue to create grace filled environments where young people are actively SEEKing to walk in the way of Christ for the sake of the world. (Service, Exploration, Engagement, Kinship)
 
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we journey together, yet apart! 
With love,
Kim
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)

 

PRAYER TEAM

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.  
 

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

Dylan, grandson of Carole & Larry Smith
Mitchell Flynn, Sr., father of Mickey Flynn
Carolyn Huckaby
Dick Vermilyea
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard
Ann Navin
Van Askew
John Harrison, brother of Jason Harrison
Mike Monts, brother of Jennifer Hickman
Carlene, sister-in-law of Sandy Cavender
The Paulus Family, in-laws of Ernie & Brenda Haines
Joann, sister of Sandy Cavender

ONGOING PRAYERS

Jim & Lara McCarthy and Jim’s mother Joyce
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Cera Carter
Mick Moore
Jake Thomas, brother-in-law of Lorraine
      Burt
Pastor Wayne Ellis & Family
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)

SYMPATHY

Sympathy to Floyd Collins and family on the loss of his cousin and also his uncle.  

SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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
 
 


G Chat May 28, 2020

WORSHIP INFORMATION

Continue to join us each week on Cokes Chapel Facebook for Sunday morning worship!  You will receive an invitation by email with a link to connect!

This Sunday, May 31st 

“Pause for Pentecost” 

Scripture  Acts 2:1-21  “God Is A Giver!”


 

Backpack Buddies

New Office Hours – Wednesdays & Fridays 9am-12pm

All donations may be made during these hours.  Please drive around to the back of the building to the roll up door at 96 Werz Industrial Blvd.
If you would like to help deliver weekend bags this summer, sign up on the BPB website.

 

Donations
Food and monetary donations continue to be a huge blessing to Backpack Buddies. You may also check out our website at http://www.backpackbuddies.org/food-list to keep up to date on the most current food list.  

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT

The Committee on Finance once again thanks our congregation for their generosity and faithfulness.  As some would say, the actual church building is not important to worship God…it is people that make the church.  I agree, and we miss those who we see and greet on Sunday mornings.  However, take just a minute to imagine worship without our beautiful old comfortable sanctuary and, comparatively, our new spacious worship center at the Childcare Center.  Hard to do, right?  We are all liked minded.  We love hearing and reading the Apostle’s Creed together, participating in communion around the alter together, singing and being sung to together, reading and hearing God’s word together, learning about God’s word and how the LOVE of God can change your life together and last, but certainly not least, giving back to His church to keep the lights on, to pay the salaries, to pay the bills and most importantly to spread His word together.  These are all individual actions we do to formally WORSHIP in COMMUNITY with God.     We have been blessed. Amen

Financial Total for the month of May:

Revised monthly budget for April, May and June:  $18,571.14

Total May General Funds:  $20,672.30

Total Other Contributions:  $715.00  

We came up a little short in the May operating statement because of some quarterly and annual bills (insurance, pest control and termite control)  that had to be paid over and above the revised budget.  However, God is in control and He has never left us.  We are okay!  

If you go forth in LOVE, you will find your PEACE.


BUILDING USE AND ENTRY
Cokes Chapel Childcare is now using the Worship Center for rooms 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.  

INTERGENERATIONAL, YOUTH, & CHILDREN’S DISCIPLESHIP

This week’s Inter-generational Sunday School Class will continue “at home” lessons in the book of Acts.  In this Sunday’s Bible story, Philip’s evangelistic travels signal that God’s salvation has arrived for the outcasts of Israel (Acts 8:26-40). The lesson focuses on how Philip’s reaching out to the Samaritans and the Ethiopian eunuch are an indication of God’s inclusive love.
 
If you would like to be included in the email list and receive the lesson each week, 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. 
 
In Youth Ministry, we will hold a Zoom Youth Group meeting on Sunday, May 30th.  On this Pentecost Sunday, we will continue a focus of God’s greatest commandment (Mark 12:28-30).  We will explore the question of what means to love God with our strength (i.e., bodies). 
 
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we journey together, yet apart! 
With love,
Kim
(Kim Reindl, Director of Inter-generational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; kim.reindl@gmail.com)


Week 3 is in the books! There were 65 children attending daycare at the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center this week. We expect that number to increase, especially with “Summer Camp” beginning June 1.

The state approved our use of the Worship Center for a new classroom (2 teachers, 18 children). We will be starting that classroom on May 26 or June 1.

The CCC received a grant of $2000 from Communities 4 Children, a non profit. Thank you for your support and ongoing prayers!

PRAYER TEAM

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.  

IN OUR HEARTS & PRAYERSCURRENT

Mitchell Flynn, Sr., father of Mickey Flynn
Carolyn Huckaby
Dick Vermilyea
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard
Ann Navin
Van Askew
John Harrison, brother of Jason Harrison
Mike Monts, brother of Jennifer Hickman
Carlene, sister-in-law of Sandy Cavender
Rachel, daughter of Lorraine & Paul Burt
Dana West, granddaughter of Larry Smith
The Paulus Family, in-laws of Ernie & Brenda Haines
Joann, sister of Sandy Cavender
Terri Cannon, friend of Jean Raines
Dorothy Croft, Mike Croft’s mother
Bob Brown, Pat Harkins brother
Jill, friend of Carol Ross

ONGOING PRAYERS

Jim & Lara McCarthy and Jim’s mother Joyce
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Cera Carter
Mick Moore
Jake Thomas, brother-in-law of Lorraine
      Burt
Pastor Wayne Ellis & Family
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)

SYMPATHY

Sympathy to the family of Darius Allen, son of Marie Allen, who passed away this past week.
Sympathy to Brenda Hanes and family on the passing of her uncle.

SEE HOMEBOUND BELOW

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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