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G Chat December 20, 2019


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Tuesday, December 24th . . .
7:00 pm in the Worship Center
9:00 pm in the Sanctuary 
 

Light the Way on Christmas Eve

5:00 pm Join the youth and the  Graydon Family to place luminaries in our cemetery and church grounds to prepare for our Candlelight services to follow.  Weather permitting.
 
COMBINED WORSHIP  –  One Service on Sunday, December 29th – Sunday School will be held at 9:00 am and Worship will be at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. 
 
Holiday Church Office Hours – The church office will be closed from December 24th through January 6th.  Open by appointment only.
 
Meeting the Messiah: Scriptures for the Advent Season –  Sunday in the Child Care “After-School” Room @ 10:10
 
MEETING THE MESSIAH encourages you to slow down and pay attention to the real meaning of Christmas.  This year look closely at the Christ child as if you were meeting him for the first time.
 
Our class will finish on Sunday, December 29th.  Questions?  Contact Kim Reindl at kim.reindl@gmail.com.
 
CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE:
You may share cards with one another through the narthex cubbies. 
 
A current active member list is available in the narthex.
 
CPR & AE Defibrillator Training:
Cokes Cares!  Training for CPR and AE Defibrillators is being offered by our Scout troop on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7 pm in the Worship Center.  Contact Jim McCarthy for forms and further
information at 678-939-0399 or eaglescoutmccarthy@earthlink.net
Deadline to register is THURSDAY, Jan. 2nd.
 

Save the Date – 2020 District Training Event:
The 2020 District Training Event will be held on Saturday, February 1st , at Fayetteville First UMC.  This year’s event will begin at 9:00 am with “Breakfast Church”, which will be a Fresh Expressions workshop following the format of the popular Dinner Church.  Following breakfast, participants will then choose from 8 different workshops and participate in one training session from 10:15-11:30 am.  Please contact Pastor Lisa if you’d like more information or to sign up.  More info to come.
 
IF YOU HAVE LOST A RING . . .
A ring was found outside the Fellowship Hall.  If you have
lost one, please contact the church office.



G Chat December 13, 2019

THIS SUNDAY  – “SONGS OF JOY” CHRISTMAS CANTATA
The 2019 Christmas Cantata presented by your traditional choir, The Celebration Singers, Singers, will be held SundayDecember 15th with music at 4:45 pm and the Cantata at 5:00 pm.  Join us as we celebrate the Advent season in Songs of Joy!
 
THIS SUNDAY – CAROLING, DECEMBER 15TH at 6:00 PM             
Join our youth, following the Cantata, for caroling to our shut-ins!  Questions contact Kim Reindl.
 
Advent Sermon Series
 – Week 3

“THE GIFT OF WAITING”

Mary’s words of praise teach us how to wait.  Re-calibrating our hearts in this holy time requires that we pause to prepare our lives for the power of God to come into the midst of our life.  How did Mary do this?  What can we learn from Mary?

 
Meeting the Messiah: Scriptures for the Advent Season –  THIS SUNDAY in the Child Care “After-School” Room @ 10:10
It’s not too late to join us!  MEETING THE MESSIAH encourages you to slow down and pay attention to the real meaning of Christmas, the perspectives of the Holy Spirit, John the Baptist, Mary, the shepherds, the Magi, and Jesus himself.  This year look closely at the Christ child as if you were meeting him for the first time.
 
Join us as we prepare for Christmas this Advent season.  Questions?  Contact Kim Reindl at kim.reindl@gmail.com.


CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE:
You may share cards with one another through the narthex cubbies.  Pick up a current active member list in the narthex today.
 
Save the Date – 2020 District Training Event:
The 2020 District Training Event will be held on Saturday, February 1st , at Fayetteville First UMC.  This year’s event will begin at 9:00 am with “Breakfast Church”, which will be a Fresh Expressions workshop following the format of the popular Dinner Church.  Following breakfast, participants will then choose from 8 different workshops and participate in one training session from 10:15-11:30 am.  Please contact Pastor Lisa if you’d like more information or to sign up.  More info to come.
 
CONGRATULATIONS to Cormac McCarthy, Cavalry Scout graduate, and recipient of the four-year Georgia State Service Scholarship.  Cormac will be attending his first two years at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, as a Cadet, starting in March 2020, while enlisted with the Georgia National Guard.

  • GRADUATION DAY will occur on Thursday, December 12th at10:00 am on Brave Rifle’s Field, Fort Benning, GA.  Please contact Lara for further details. 
  • GRADUATION PARTY – HOOAH!  Help us celebrate with Cormac on Saturday, December 14th, 3:30 to 7:30 pm at McCarthy’s, 115 Tanglewood Lane, Sharpsburg, GA.  RSVP to: 678-423-9881, blrnycstl@earthlink.net, or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lara.mccarthy.ga 

THANK YOU note from Wesley Woods . . .
We have received a thank you note for giving faithfully to the Wesley Woods Mother’s Day Offering this year.  This congregation is a generous and faithful community.  We attempt to be the hands and feet of God by contributing through our tithes, special giving’s and hopefully we lead by example.  Let us continue to pray for guidance by the words are written in red; so that when the time comes, God will say, “well done thy good and faithful servant”.
 
IF YOU HAVE LOST A RING . . . 
A ring was found outside the Fellowship Hall.  If you have lost one, please contact the church office.

Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class, and new offerings to come!
     
10:10am:                     Location
Eubanks Class             Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship Class          Meeting with Intergenerational        
                                     for Advent Study
Intergenerational          After-School Rm Worship Ctr


 
You are invited to join our Prayer Warriors in prayer, every Wednesday at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall or Eubanks Room.  Questions?  Contact Debbie Carter at
debbiecarter30263@charter.net