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G Chat June 24, 2021

 
     
                                       
Worship

                     

                   Sunday, June 27th in the Sanctuary
                 

                                10:00 a.m. Worship

                         Scripture: Matthew 10:1-14        

                 Sermon: “Preparing for the Journey
                   

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WELCOME OUR NEW PASTOR . . . 

Rev. Carson Thaxton will be joining us for his first Sunday in the pulpit on July 11th.
 

“Welcome Pastor Carson on July 11th with Catsup or is it Catch-Up Blessings”.

See further information in your G-Chat.   

                                   

                                                                 

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    JOIN US FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL
                 
                   THIS WEEK         

                Sunday Mornings, Before Worship

                               8:40-9:40 AM
 

                      In the Worship Center

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

Leader: Kim Reindl

 

 
 

 

Sunday, June 27             – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

                                         – Hot dog lunch with ice cream & cake for Kim
                                              Reindl immediately following worship – in FH or
                                               Pavillion
Tuesday, June 29           –  7:00 pm Church Council Meeting – WC

Wednesday, June 30      – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
                                         – 7:00 pm – Outreach Meeting – FH
Sunday, July 4                – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Wednesday, July 7         – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
Sunday, July 11              – Rev. Carson Thaxton’s First Sunday 
                                         – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

                                         – Welcome Celebration/Lunch for Pastor Carson
                                              immediately following worship in the WC

Wednesday, July 14       – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 

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

 

Mission Dinner/Silent Auction – coming August 14, 2021

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

ebbagley@gmail.com

United Methodist Women (UMW):

UMW will meet on Thursday morning July 15th at 10 AM in the fellowship hall.

Growing Our Faith…

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

Actual operating funds collected as of June 16: $12,849.29

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

Nancy Vermilyea, Finance Chair

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 “Things You Can Do With Catsup” 
 

We think it’s for embellishing eating… but wait! There is more!  Look at what can be done with catsup according to Taste of Home: “So it’s no surprise that ketchup—packed with citric acid and vinegar—can help you clean, too. Find out how this condiment can do your home wonders.

Clean copper, brass, silver, stainless steel… leave overnight on stuck on foods, rusty garden tools and rusty cast iron. Finally – after washing your car, it is suggested that you use catsup on a soft cloth to bring shine to the finish.”  note: None of these have been tested in my home! 

The Catch Up we are speaking of can do amazing things too! Bringing your catch up offering on July 11 will provide stability to the ministry of Cokes, speak volumes to your new pastor that you want to join in ministry with the focus on God, not on significant financial issues.  In other words, everyone together can provide a great beginning to the next chapter of Cokes Chapel. 

Won’t you pray, plan and be there on July 11 to welcome Pastor Carson and family with heart, hand, catch up giving and faith in what God is doing in and through the Cokes community?

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

                        


 

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

                    Questions? Contact Debbie Carter at debbiecarter30263@charter.net

MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL & YOUTH MINISTRY, June 23, 2021:  
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, everyone is welcome as the Inter-generational Sunday School Class gathers in-person before worship each week in the Worship Center from 8:40-9:40 AM.  In this month’s unit we are exploring the ways that God revealed God’s self as evidenced in the Bible:  through self-declaration, quietness, visions, love, and most importantly, Jesus.  This coming Sunday, June 27th, we will study Luke 9:28-36 and discuss how God is perfectly revealed in Jesus.
 
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we seek to follow in the way of Christ!  
 
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 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 & PRAYERS
Please help us keep our prayer list updated by contacting Debbie Carter to add or remove names. Current usually remains on the prayer list for 2 weeks unless you advise us. Ongoing Prayer list is for long term prayer needs.

CURRENT

Larry Carter
Kevin Benson – brother of Lori Benson
Clayton Smith
Floyd Collins
Roger Harkins
Jenni Underwood

ONGOING PRAYERS

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

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

 

 
Show our Shut-ins some Love!  A note from you would brighten their day and make a difference.  You don’t even have to “know” them, just sign the card, “your Coke’s Chapel Family”.
 
Consider sending one card each week to rotate through the list, and let the Cokes Chapel love shine out!
 
Marie Allen 355 Millard Farmers Industrial Blvd. Apt. 212 Newnan, GA 30263
Jerry Freeman 28 Sweetwater Place, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-1882
Jerry & Del Lenox 45 Soliel Ct. Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2307
Mick Moore 4661 Highway 34E, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren c/o Benton House 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.   Newnan, GA 30263
 
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June 17, 2021 G Chat

 
     
                                       
Worship

                     

                   Sunday, June 20th in the Sanctuary
                 

                                10:00 a.m. Worship

                         Scripture: Phillipians 4:4-8         

                                 Sermon: “Hope”
                   

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WELCOME OUR NEW PASTOR . . . 

Rev. Carson Thaxton will be joining us for his first Sunday in the pulpit on July 11th.

 “Welcome Pastor Carson on July 11th with Catsup or is it Catch-Up Blessings”.

See further information in your G-Chat.   

                                   

                                                                 

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    JOIN US FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL
                 
                   THIS WEEK         

                Sunday Mornings, Before Worship

                               8:40-9:40 AM
 

                      In the Worship Center

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

Leader: Kim Reindl

 

 
 

 

Thursday, June 17          – 10:00 am – UMW Meeting – FH 
Saturday, June 19           – Celebration of Life for Joanne Brown – S, FH    
Sunday, June 20             – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Wednesday, June 23      – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
                                         – 6:30 PM – Childcare Board Meeting – WC
Sunday, June 27             – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

                                         – Ice Cream Social for Kim Reindl immediately 
                                            following worship – in FH or Pavillion

Wednesday, June 30      – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
                                         – 7:00 PM – Outreach Meeting – FH
Sunday, July 4                – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Wednesday, July 7         – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
Sunday, July 11              – Rev. Carson Thaxton’s First Sunday 
                                         – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

                                         – Welcome Celebration/Lunch for Pastor Carson
                                              immediately following worship in the FH

Wednesday, July 14       – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 

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

 

Trustees will not have a meeting on 6/20 due to Father’s Day.
Instead we will meet alongside the Childcare board on 6/16, 6:30pm Wednesday at the Worship Center.
 
The Childcare has several requests to take care of to get ready for the addition of the 2nd Prek
1. moving the After school room to the Worship Center permanently
2. storage and organization request in the WC
The goal is to make sure the WC space is still usable for larger church events as needed.  How can the Trustees help to coordinate?
 
The Childcare also has a request for larger storage in the playground. Jimmy contacted each trustee, we have no objections as long as the storage unit is anchored and has a solid or concrete floor.
 
Jimmy would also like to discuss grounds trash cleanup around the childcare building and cutting or removing the tall plantings on the outside of the retention pond so the security cameras have a better line of sight. (This will be an add on cost from whoever we use, Abby, or Beam.)   Do we need signs to post that it is under surveillance?
 
Parsonage septic main line clog removed and pumped – possible plumbing issue in the future. waiting for invoice.

Parsonage HVAC old unit maintenanced needs to be replaced, it fails often. Service call and freon cost paid by donation.
 
Lara McCarthy, Trustee

Mission Dinner/Silent Auction – coming August 14, 2021

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

ebbagley@gmail.com

United Methodist Women (UMW):

  1. UMW will meet on Thursday morning in the FH at 10 AM.  We will plan for  specific upcoming events: (A.) Jo Anne Brown’s Memorial Luncheon in the Worship Center following the service. We are responsible for desserts, bread and drinks.  UMW will need assistance with the desserts.  If you could bring a dessert to the Worship Center prior to the service, we would greatly appreciate your help. (B.) We will also plan Kim Reindl’s  Appreciation Reception following the service on June 27th in the Fellowship Hall. We will serve ice cream and cake to show our appreciation for the work Kim has done for Cokes over the past 7 years.  All are invited to each celebration.
  2. We will continue with Chapter 1 “The Attitude of Gratitude” in the book Attitude is Your Paint Brush, It Colors Every Situation by James W. Moore.
  3. The ladies have decided we will wait for Pastor Carson to determine the status of the little food pantry.
  4. Thank you to all who loved Pastor Lisa and wished her a happy retirement. Everyone had a wonderful time around the table with friends, family and food.

Growing Our Faith…

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

Actual operating funds collected as of June 16: $9,710.29

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

Nancy Vermilyea, Finance Chair

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Oops . . I got ahead of the schedule for first week of the “catsup” write-up and put it in last week instead of starting this week.  This week is a repeat, but there will be new write-ups each week over the the next 4 weeks as we lead up to Pastor Carson’s first Sunday in Worship.  
                                                                                                                             Brenda Minter
 

 “Who Needs Catsup?” 

Why we all do!  It’s the added extra, the dressing on hot fries, the glorious red spot on the front of your shirt that says “I ate with Catsup today and I am proud of it!”

Turning the spelling around a bit, we can hear the same word but find a different meaning.  Catch Up.  Yes, catch up, like bring things up to snuff.  Get back up in the front of the race even when you are behind.  Cokes has an opportunity to bring the Catch Up action to our finances as we receive our new pastor.  One of the many concerning areas that pastors address is financial stability and well being of the church.  It is a reflection of spiritual discipline.  Due to many influences, our giving has dropped.  Perhaps if you haven’t attended, you don’t give.  Perhaps you have had personal circumstances that have affected you.  What ever your circumstance, please take the next weeks to pray, listen to what God is revealing, and consider bringing your “catch-up” offering to the altar on the first Sunday that Pastor Carson arrives. 

Imagine how moving it will be for his new congregation to show their investment in Cokes and his new ministry by coming forward to lay your above and beyond giving or catch up offering at the end of service.  Praying over your gifts and for your new Pastor.

This sacrificial giving can be a tangible, physical and spiritual movement of the church, unified together as one to start your journey together.

Won’t you pray and then prepare to take part? And the answer to the question of who needs catsup?  Well – both kinds of Catsup and Catch up!  Of course!

 

In Other Conference News…. Financial support for Cokes Chapel UMC provided!

Beginning June 1, 2021, for a period of three months (June, July, and August), the North Georgia Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits will fund the church portion of HealthFlex health insurance premiums from the CBOPHB “Current Benefits Reserve” fund.  

“We recognize that many of our churches are continuing to adapt to new patterns of giving,” said Charles Darden, chair of the Conference Board of Pension. “The Board of Pension is blessed to have adequate reserves that we can use to cover the health insurance premiums that would otherwise be paid by the churches for a period of three months, beginning June 1”
This action was approved by the Conference Board of Pension on Wednesday, March 17.
June billing from the Conference Benefits Office will reflect this decision. Churches will still be billed for pension and the participants’ portion of the health insurance. 
This marks the second time that the CBOPHB has offered this holiday. They used reserves to cover the church portion of HealthFlex premiums for three months of 2020. 
 
Visit our website: cokeschapel.org to give regularly or make a one time gift.
 

                        


 

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

                    Questions? Contact Debbie Carter at debbiecarter30263@charter.net

MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL & YOUTH MINISTRY, June 16, 2021:  
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, everyone is welcome as the Inter-generational Sunday School Class gathers in-person before worship each week in the Worship Center from 8:40-9:40 AM.  In this month’s unit we are exploring the ways that God revealed God’s self as evidenced in the Bible:  through self-declaration, quietness, visions, love, and most importantly, Jesus.  This coming Sunday, June 20th, we will study Kings 19:8-14 and discuss how God’s presence is experienced in the stillness.
 
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we seek to follow in the way of Christ!  
 
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 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 & PRAYERS
Please help us keep our prayer list updated by contacting Debbie Carter to add or remove names. Current usually remains on the prayer list for 2 weeks unless you advise us. Ongoing Prayer list is for long term prayer needs.

CURRENT

Larry Carter
Kevin Benson – brother of Lori Benson
Clayton Smith
Floyd Collins
Roger Harkins
Jenni Underwood

ONGOING PRAYERS

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

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

 

 
Show our Shut-ins some Love!  A note from you would brighten their day and make a difference.  You don’t even have to “know” them, just sign the card, “your Coke’s Chapel Family”.
 
Consider sending one card each week to rotate through the list, and let the Cokes Chapel love shine out!
 
Marie Allen 355 Millard Farmers Industrial Blvd. Apt. 212 Newnan, GA 30263
Jerry Freeman 28 Sweetwater Place, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-1882
Jerry & Del Lenox 45 Soliel Ct. Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2307
Mick Moore 4661 Highway 34E, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren c/o Benton House 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.   Newnan, GA 30263
 
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June 10, 2021 G Chat

 
     
                                        
Worship

                     

                        Sunday, June 13th in the Sanctuary
                 

                                10:00 a.m. Worship

Scripture: Matthew 13:13-17   Sermon: “How’s Your Vision”

Scripture:  Matthew 13:13-17 (CEB; Common English Bible translation)

·Matthew 13:13-17

13 This is why I speak to the crowds in parables: although they see, they don’t really see; and although they hear, they don’t really hear or understand. 14 What Isaiah prophesied has become completely true for them:
You will hear, to be sure, but never understand;
        and you will certainly see but never recognize what you are seeing.
15     For this people’s senses have become calloused,
        and they’ve become hard of hearing,
        and they’ve shut their eyes
            so that they won’t see with their eyes
            or hear with their ears
            or understand with their minds,
                and change their hearts and lives that I may heal them.
16 “Happy are your eyes because they see. Happy are your ears because they hear. 17 I assure you that many prophets and righteous people wanted to see what you see and hear what you hear, but they didn’t.

Sermon Title:  “How’s Your Vision?”

Tithes and Offerings Note: in continuing our COVID guidelines a table is provided for tithes and offerings as you enter the Sanctuary.  There are two offering plates; one for communion offering and another for your giving.

As of 5/26/21: Coweta County has returned to Yellow risk level.  Thank you for being part of the solution! 

NEW Worship Update: Church Council voted on 5/26 to begin planning for resumption of choir, congregational singing and other we have missed in worship.  We will experience a gradual return of these signs of health with hopes to see all things in place by mid-July.
We continue to adhere to CDC guidelines for no mask or social distancing needed for those vaccinated, respecting that some may still need to take care and remain masked.

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WELCOME OUR NEW PASTOR . . . 

Rev. Carson Thaxton will be joining us for his first Sunday in the pulpit on July 11th.

 “Welcome Pastor Carson on July 11th with Catsup or is it Catch-Up Blessings”.

See Below for more information!                                                                                                                                                                     
      

                                   

                                                                 

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There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL this

                Sunday, June 13th

 

               Resuming on Sunday, June 20th

                Sunday Mornings, Before Worship

                               8:40-9:40 AM
 

                      In the Worship Center

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

Leader: Kim Reindl

 

 
 

 


 

Sunday, June 13             – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL THIS WEEK 
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Wednesday, June 16      – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
                                         – 6:30 pm – Childcare Board Meeting – WC
                                         – 6:30 Trustee Meeting – WC
Thursday, June 17          – 10:00 am – UMW Meeting – FH 
Saturday, June 19           – Celebration of Life for Joanne Brown – S, FH    
Sunday, June 20             – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Wednesday, June 23      – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
                                         – 6:30 PM – Childcare Board Meeting – WC
Sunday, June 27             – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

                                         – Ice Cream Social for Kim Reindl immediately following
                                                worship – in Fellowship Hall or Pavillion

Wednesday, June 30      – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
                                         – 7:00 PM – Outreach Meeting – FH
Sunday, July 4                – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Wednesday, July 7         – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
Sunday, July 11              – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

                                         – Welcome Celebration/Lunch for Pastor Carson
                                               immediately following worship in the Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, July 14       – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 

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

 

Trustees will not have a meeting on 6/20 due to Father’s Day.
Instead we will meet alongside the Childcare board on 6/16, 6:30pm Wednesday at the Worship Center.
 
The Childcare has several requests to take care of to get ready for the addition of the 2nd Prek
1. moving the After school room to the Worship Center permanently
2. storage and organization request in the WC
The goal is to make sure the WC space is still usable for larger church events as needed.  How can the Trustees help to coordinate?
 
The Childcare also has a request for larger storage in the playground. Jimmy contacted each trustee, we have no objections as long as the storage unit is anchored and has a solid or concrete floor.
 
Jimmy would also like to discuss grounds trash cleanup around the childcare building and cutting or removing the tall plantings on the outside of the retention pond so the security cameras have a better line of sight. (This will be an add on cost from whoever we use, Abby, or Beam.)   Do we need signs to post that it is under surveillance?
 
Parsonage septic main line clog removed and pumped – possible plumbing issue in the future. waiting for invoice.

Parsonage HVAC old unit maintenanced needs to be replaced, it fails often. Service call and freon cost paid by donation.
 
Lara McCarthy, Trustee

Thank you to everyone who provided the Chef Boyardee variety packs for Backpack Buddies.  We delivered 32 cases this week (which is 384 meals). Program Coordinator Lori Burnette said she is looking  forward to our group helping with the night time packing this fall..

United Methodist Women (UMW):

UMW will meet on June 17th in the Fellowship Hall.  Plans will focus on upcoming events where we can help:
– JoAnn Browns Memorial Service on June 19th
– Ice Cream Reception for Kim Reindl on June 27th
– Welcome Celebration for Pastor Carson on July 11th
We will meet for lunch, following the June 17th meeting, at Cracker Barrel in Newnan for food and fellowship.

Thank you to all who contributed to Pastor Lisa’s farewell reception.  It was a true celebration for Pastor Lisa and Jack.

Growing Our Faith…

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

Actual operating funds collected as of June 9: $7,387.29

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

Nancy Vermilyea, Finance Chair
 

 “Who Needs Catsup?” 

Why we all do!  It’s the added extra, the dressing on hot fries, the glorious red spot on the front of your shirt that says “I ate with Catsup today and I am proud of it!”

Turning the spelling around a bit, we can hear the same word but find a different meaning.  Catch Up.  Yes, catch up, like bring things up to snuff.  Get back up in the front of the race even when you are behind.  Cokes has an opportunity to bring the Catch Up action to our finances as we receive our new pastor.  One of the many concerning areas that pastors address is financial stability and well being of the church.  It is a reflection of spiritual discipline.  Due to many influences, our giving has dropped.  Perhaps if you haven’t attended, you don’t give.  Perhaps you have had personal circumstances that have affected you.  What ever your circumstance, please take the next weeks to pray, listen to what God is revealing, and consider bringing your “catch-up” offering to the altar on the first Sunday that Pastor Carson arrives. 

Imagine how moving it will be for his new congregation to show their investment in Cokes and his new ministry by coming forward to lay your above and beyond giving or catch up offering at the end of service.  Praying over your gifts and for your new Pastor.

This sacrificial giving can be a tangible, physical and spiritual movement of the church, unified together as one to start your journey together.

Won’t you pray and then prepare to take part? And the answer to the question of who needs catsup?  Well – both kinds of Catsup and Catch up!  Of course!

 

In Other Conference News…. Financial support for Cokes Chapel UMC provided!

Beginning June 1, 2021, for a period of three months (June, July, and August), the North Georgia Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits will fund the church portion of HealthFlex health insurance premiums from the CBOPHB “Current Benefits Reserve” fund.  

“We recognize that many of our churches are continuing to adapt to new patterns of giving,” said Charles Darden, chair of the Conference Board of Pension. “The Board of Pension is blessed to have adequate reserves that we can use to cover the health insurance premiums that would otherwise be paid by the churches for a period of three months, beginning June 1”
This action was approved by the Conference Board of Pension on Wednesday, March 17.
June billing from the Conference Benefits Office will reflect this decision. Churches will still be billed for pension and the participants’ portion of the health insurance. 
This marks the second time that the CBOPHB has offered this holiday. They used reserves to cover the church portion of HealthFlex premiums for three months of 2020. 
 
Visit our website: cokeschapel.org to give regularly or make a one time gift.
 

                        

The Prayer Team has returned to in-person gatherings.  We meet at 5:00 pm on Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall.  If the Fellowship Hall is in use we will meet in the Eubanks Classroom.  Please join us!  Questions?  Contact Debbie Carter at debbiecarter30263@charter.net

 

Dear Cokes Chapel family,

I want to express how very touched and appreciative Jack and I are for your beautiful send off on Sunday.  From seeing our sanctuary almost full, to having Hugh and Jeanine Giles join, to Brian’s music and the surprise song Jenni chose – my favorite,  Be Thou My Vision, worship was inspiring.  Following worship, the great fun brunch and party was just perfect, and I know The Holy Spirit was present.

Your “more than a reception, it was a Celebration!” was over the top! The UMW and others who brought food, offered groaning tables full of goodies, with plates filled to overflowing, and hearts happy to be together.   It was a perfect day that we have longed for, to be together and have table fellowship. What a great way to say goodbye to the pandemic life, and a final fun time to recognize my retirement!

I bid you a most fond farewell, but not goodbye.  Jack and I remain in Newnan, but will of course be stepping back to make room for Pastor Carson and family.  I am so very delighted for the course that God has set for you with your new Pastor.  I am excited to see where you will be lead by God and Pastor Carson’s gifts and graces!

I have been privileged to serve you.  With a deeply grateful heart, I give thanks for your faith, love and your very generous gift and party Sunday.  We are using your gift on our trip, and will be so thankful for you each day.

Blessings and peace,

Pastor Lisa and Jack

PRAYER TEAM

Cokes Chapel Prayer Team is praying for you. Your requests, concerns, and praises are important to us. Please let us know if you need anything or have a special prayer request. I am available and happy to pray with you by telephone or just be a listening ear. Please join us in daily praying for God to heal our world. Claim it in the powerful name of Jesus Christ and give thanks to God for all things. Contact Debbie at DebbieCarter30263@charter.net or 678-233-4980. 
 

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

CURRENT

Kevin Benson – brother of Lori Benson
Clayton Smith
Floyd Collins
Roger Harkins
Jenni Underwood

ONGOING PRAYERS

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

SYMPATHY

We extend our deepest sympathy to Ann Navin and the Fulton family in the loss of Ann’s sister, Johnnie Fulton.  You remember that we have prayed for Johnnie in the past.  Six weeks ago she had surgery at Johns Hopkins for a benign growth on her pancreas and had lots of trouble recovering.  She saw her family doctor yesterday and died at home last night.  Ann is on her way to Greenville and Tryon, NC.  She asks that we cover the whole family in prayer.  

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

A NOTE FROM . . . 


Sharon Dillard, Community Relations Director at Benton House would like to invite anyone who may be interested to join the Benton House for a free Zoom Jazz fitness class.  Thursday, June 24th at 11 am.  There is no cost to participants.  Limited space available.  If you are interested in more information you may contact Sharon at 770-253-8444.

Benton House also provides a Caregiver Day Program Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.  If you are a caregiver for a family member and need a break, or a day away to handle your appointments, and need assistance in caring for your family member this may be a good program for you!  If you are interested in more information contact Sharon at 770-253-8444.

 

 
Show our Shut-ins some Love!  A note from you would brighten their day and make a difference.  You don’t even have to “know” them, just sign the card, “your Coke’s Chapel Family”.
 
Consider sending one card each week to rotate through the list, and let the Cokes Chapel love shine out!
 
Marie Allen 355 Millard Farmers Industrial Blvd. Apt. 212 Newnan, GA 30263
Jerry Freeman 28 Sweetwater Place, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-1882
Jerry & Del Lenox 45 Soliel Ct. Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2307
Mick Moore 4661 Highway 34E, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren c/o Benton House 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.   Newnan, GA 30263
 
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June 3, 2021 G Chat

  An Important Conversation from your Bishop . . . 

    

At the Table: An Interview with Bishop Sue

Click on the following link to watch the interview with Bishop Sue . . . 

https://ngumc.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8c4a2bf5df821f76fea333283&id=2151e3f935&e=10b917d5d1

 

Last week, Tom Jackson, an active United Methodist layperson and church historian, interviewed Bishop Sue about issues facing the church and especially how they are manifesting themselves in the North Georgia Conference. 
Read more on some of the resources lifted up in the conversation:

Watch the video above or find it at https://vimeo.com/556425900.

 

            Worship

                     

                        Sunday, June 6th in the Sanctuary
                 

                                10:00 a.m. Worship

                John 3:1-17      “Where the Spirit Leads”

Tithes and Offerings Note: in continuing our COVID guidelines a table is provided for tithes and offerings as you enter the Sanctuary.  There are two offering plates; one for communion offering and another for your giving.

As of 5/26/21: Coweta County has returned to Yellow risk level.  Thank you for being part of the solution! 

NEW Worship Update: Church Council voted on 5/26 to begin planning for resumption of choir, congregational singing and other we have missed in worship.  We will experience a gradual return of these signs of health with hopes to see all things in place by mid-July.
We continue to adhere to CDC guidelines for no mask or social distancing needed for those vaccinated, respecting that some may still need to take care and remain masked.

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WELCOME OUR NEW PASTOR . . . 

Rev. Carson Thaxton will be joining us for his first Sunday in the pulpit on July 11th.

                                                                                                                   
Get in on the Surprise!! “Welcome Pastor Carson on July 11th
with a blessing” .  Look for further details in your upcoming G-Chat….
 its all about the Catsup – or rather Catchup!          

                                   

                                                                 

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SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS RESUMED!

           Sunday Mornings, Before Worship

                           8:40-9:40 AM
 

                    In the Worship Center

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

Leader: Kim Reindl
 
We hope to see you this Sunday!

 

 
 

 


 

Sunday, June 6               – Pastor Lisa’s Last Sunday
                                         
– 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary
        
                                                             – Retirement/Brunch Celebration for Pastor Lisa following
                                                worship – FH
Wednesday, June 9        – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 

Sunday, June 13             – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Wednesday, June 16      – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
                                         – 6:30 pm – Childcare Board Meeting – WC
Thursday, June 17          – 10:00 am – UMW Meeting – FH 
Saturday, June 19           – Celebration of Life for Joanne Brown – S, FH    
Sunday, June 20             – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Wednesday, June 23      – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
                                         – 6:30 PM – Childcare Board Meeting – WC
Sunday, June 27             – 8:40 am Intergenerational Sunday School – WC
                                         – 10:00 am Worship in Sanctuary

Wednesday, June 30      – 5:00 pm – Prayer Team – FH 
                                         – 7:00 PM – Outreach Meeting – FH
 

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

 

A NOTE FROM SPR . . . 

Please join us this Sunday following worship . . . 

Staff Parish Relations and The United Methodist Women cordially invite you to share in a RETIREMENT CELEBRATION BRUNCH for Pastor Lisa Dempsey on Sunday, June 6, 2021, in the Fellowship Hall immediately following Worship.
 
After 23 years in Ministry Pastor Lisa is finally retiring.  This will allow her to have a much needed time of rest and time with family.  We will miss her beautiful spirit, her smile, her in depth Bible Studies, and her great sermons.  We will miss her very presence!  And we will all miss that awesome Pastoral Spouse Jack Dempsey.
 
Please join us in this time of CELEBRATION.  It will be a time of joy and a time of sad farewells.  It will be an opportunity for everyone to speak personally to Pastor Lisa, as we know so many wish to do. 
 
Love and Blessings to all!
Margie Jones, SPR
Sherba Peek, UMW
 
P.S.
If you care to contribute a brunch dish it will be so much appreciated.  If you care to contribute to a Gift for Pastor Lisa that will be so much appreciated also.  You may contact Margie Jones at 770-253-9392 or Sherba Peek at 770-253-2679  to contribute either or both. 


 

Summer Volunteer Opportunities!!

This summer Backpack Buddies will work  alongside the school system again to pass out weekend bags while they offer free lunch to students in Coweta County.  They will be delivering / distributing weekend bags to 18 locations this summer and need volunteers who are willing to deliver and distribute bags on Thursdays during the month of June and July.  This volunteer opportunity is only for high school students and older that can drive their own vehicle.                                                       
In addition, they will also need a crew of volunteers to help  pack the weekend bags every Wednesday in June and July.  They will be packing about 1,400 bags each week from 9:00am-11:00am at the office at 96 Werz Industrial Blvd.  This opportunity is for ALL AGES.

See the website  –  backpackbuddiesga.org  –  to volunteer

United Methodist Women (UMW):

  • Next meeting will be on June 17th at 10 AM in Fellowship Hall.  We will meet for lunch following the meeting at place to be determined. 

  

Growing Our Faith…

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

Actual operating funds collected as of May 31: $20,327.30

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

Nancy Vermilyea, Finance Chair
 

In Other Conference News…. Financial support for Cokes Chapel UMC provided!
Beginning June 1, 2021, for a period of three months (June, July, and August), the North Georgia Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits will fund the church portion of HealthFlex health insurance premiums from the CBOPHB “Current Benefits Reserve” fund.  

“We recognize that many of our churches are continuing to adapt to new patterns of giving,” said Charles Darden, chair of the Conference Board of Pension. “The Board of Pension is blessed to have adequate reserves that we can use to cover the health insurance premiums that would otherwise be paid by the churches for a period of three months, beginning June 1”
This action was approved by the Conference Board of Pension on Wednesday, March 17.
June billing from the Conference Benefits Office will reflect this decision. Churches will still be billed for pension and the participants’ portion of the health insurance. 
This marks the second time that the CBOPHB has offered this holiday. They used reserves to cover the church portion of HealthFlex premiums for three months of 2020. 
 
Visit our website: cokeschapel.org to give regularly or make a one time gift.
 

                        

The Prayer Team has returned to in-person gatherings.  We meet at 5:00 pm on Wednesday nights in the Fellowship Hall.  If the Fellowship Hall is in use we will meet in the Eubanks Classroom.  Please join us!  Questions?  Contact Debbie Carter at debbiecarter30263@charter.net

 

MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL & YOUTH MINISTRY, June 2, 2021:  
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, everyone is welcome as the Inter-generational Sunday School Class gathers in-person before worship each week in the Worship Center from 8:40-9:40 AM.  In this month’s unit we are exploring the ways that God revealed God’s self as evidenced in the Bible:  through self-declaration, quietness, visions, love, and most importantly, Jesus.  This coming Sunday, June 6th, we will study Kings 19:8-14 and discuss how God’s presence is experienced in the stillness.
 
In Youth Ministry, as we enter the month of June, we are planning for a day trip and a kick off to summer party!  More information to come!
 
God is at work all around us!  May we hold each other by heart and lift each other by prayer as we seek to follow in the way of Christ!  
 
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 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 & PRAYERS
Please help us keep our prayer list updated by contacting Debbie Carter to add or remove names. Current usually remains on the prayer list for 2 weeks unless you advise us. Ongoing Prayer list is for long term prayer needs.

CURRENT
Kevin Benson – brother of Lori Benson
Clayton Smith
Floyd Collins
Roger Harkins
Jenni Underwood

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

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

 
Show our Shut-ins some Love!  A note from you would brighten their day and make a difference.  You don’t even have to “know” them, just sign the card, “your Coke’s Chapel Family”.
 
Consider sending one card each week to rotate through the list, and let the Cokes Chapel love shine out!
 
Marie Allen 355 Millard Farmers Industrial Blvd. Apt. 212 Newnan, GA 30263
Jerry Freeman 28 Sweetwater Place, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-1882
Jerry & Del Lenox 45 Soliel Ct. Sharpsburg, GA 30277-2307
Mick Moore 4661 Highway 34E, Sharpsburg, GA 30277-3509
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren c/o Benton House 25 Newnan Lakes Blvd.   Newnan, GA 30263
 
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