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December 31, 2020 G Chat

As we look to finish this year, 2020 is almost behind us.  That is good news for us all!  However, the changing of the calendar is not going to change our circumstances, much as we would wish that!  We still have a way to go with overcoming this pandemic.  It has been a challenge that we have struggled with, prayed about, sought answers, and asked many more.

As people of faith, God gives us the hope we need for today and for tomorrow. The scripture above reminds us of God’s good plan, one that we do not have to create, but follow.  In our hopes, plans, and desires for 2021, I pray you will join me in seeking God’s will, trusting in God’s promise, and looking always to the good that will come with God’s will.

Happy New Year in the Lord – we can trust that 2021 will be a good one in the Lord!
Love and peace,   Pastor Lisa 

                               Virtual Worship

Service provided through G-Chat (register on our website to receive this communication) or 
Visit our website cokeschapel.org

Sunday, January  3, 2021
                     
                          Sermon:     “When There Are No Words”
                                          Transcending our circumstances with God’s help

                          Scripture:  Romans 8: 26-39 
  

Why Virtual? Church Council met on December 9th and reviewed the increase in Covid risk.  Council determined in-person worship will be paused until Coweta’s risk is lower.  
As of Wednesday, December 31,  Coweta County remains at  RED* level of Risk.

*Visit globalepidemics.org and Coweta County Health department, countyindicatororeport.s3.amazonaws.com provides the details of the current risks. Please use the above links to get more information. 
 

A New Series begins in January

 

A World in Search of Hope

Explore how our faith and the story of Jesus speaks a powerful message of Hope to us in this strange and wonderful time.  We can name the strange – lets learn to name the wonderful that is beneath the surface. Sundays,  January 10th, 17th and 24th.

 
 

  
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED 12/28/2020-1/3/2021

Thursday, December 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE
Sunday, January 3 – Virtual Worship
Monday, January 4 – 11:00 Zoom Staff Meeting

 

We continue to support our three missionary families:   Allie and David Houle;  Amanda and Matt Hadden; and Caleb Earle.  We were not able to have our Dinner/Silent Auction in August because of covid limitations. 

Please consider donating to our missionary fund to help meet our pledges to these three families until we are able to have some fundraisers.  A one-time donation or once-a-month gift would be appreciated.  Designate donation for “Missionaries” when you give.

Have a wonderful 2021 and help our missionaries as they serve!

Again, thank you for supporting the 20 gifts for children and additional gifts for eleven children in our community.  Thank you to everyone who has helped make Christmas even more special for these children.

Cokes Chapel members and the Cokes Chapel Child Care Center combined efforts to provide gifts through our Angel tree program.  Together we helped 28 families and 66 children thru Christmas in Coweta (Bridging the Gap). The CCC donated gift cards totaling $1250. 
  
Growing Our Faith…

Monthly projected operating funds needed: $20,400
Actual operating funds collected as of December 22nd: $12,607.29*
*These numbers are incomplete due to Holiday and Illness. We hope by next week we can provide an updated number for you.

The following MOTION passed council on Dec 6, 2020 – To approve the 2021 budget as it stands. Cokes will function on a negative budget until after the loan renewal.  Finance will then revisit the current budget to make any necessary changes. The motion was approved.

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

 

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 Pastor Lisa or 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
Pat Harkins brother and sister in law
Ralph Hammond (brother-in-law of Michael Ross)
Burt Taylor

ONGOING PRAYERS

Paul Snyder
Elaine Lassiter
Julie (friend of Pat Harkins)
JoAnn (Sandy Cavender’s sister)
Sally Jones (mother of Carol Ross)
Richard Harkins (brother of Roger Harkins)
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard
Jeff Kemmerer (Sherrie Kemmerer’s husband and Sandra Oliver’s son-in-law)
Stan Smith, Marcia Smith’s husband
Jerry Freeman
Roger Harkins
Mick Moore
Pastor Wayne Ellis, Robin & Family 
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal

Sympathy to Blair and Velda Graydon on the death of his mother, Belle Graydon.  

Sympathy to Micheal Ross and family on the passing of his Uncle Elmer.

Continue to pray for one another and for our country for comfort, peace, freedom from anxiety, depression and fear. May God surround, protect and bring us assurance of God’s almighty hand with 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
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren 14 Hampshire Ln   Newnan, GA 30265-6058
 
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December 24, 2020 G Chat


                               Virtual Worship Services

                 

           Thursday, December 24th – Christmas Eve Service

Virtual Worship – service provided through G-Chat (register on website to

receive this communication) or Visit our website cokeschapel.org
                         

                          Sermon:     “Finding Christ in Our Christmas”  

                          Scripture:    Luke 2:10-14

                            Sunday, December 27th
 

Virtual Worship – service provided through G-Chat (register on website to receive this communication) or Visit our website cokeschapel.org

                          Sermon:     “Leaving the Manger and into the World”  
                          
Why Virtual? Church Council met on December 9th, and reviewed increase in Covid risk.  They determined in-person worship will be Paused until Coweta’s risk is lower.  
As of Wednesday, December 16, Coweta County is at the RED* level of Risk.

A Note from Pastor Lisa:
This is a difficult decision however we believe you, your safety, and community safety is of utmost importance.  We are working hard to bring meaningful Virtual Worship to you.  I hope you will log in to cokeschapel.org and join us each Sunday!  We have a Special virtual service planned for Christmas Eve!  

*Visit globalepidemics.org and Coweta County Health department, countyindicatororeport.s3.amazonaws.com provides the details of the current risks. Please use the above links to get more information. 
 

A New Series begins in January

 

A World in Search of Hope

Explore how our faith and the story of Jesus speaks a powerful message of Hope to us in this strange and wonderful time.  We can name the strange – lets learn to name the wonderful that is beneath the surface. Sundays,  January 10th, 17th and 24th.

Grant from the NGUMC

The NGUMC Technology Grant for $ 2,500. awarded to Coke has now been received!
We have placed an order for a cam-corder that does everything we could ever imagine.  Look for the launch of this new system that will improve both visual and sound!

special thank you to Velda Graydon for providing a video camera for our use in worship for many, many moons!  Velda continues to play a vital role in bringing our virtual worship to you.  Please notice the wonderful clips, visuals that she adds to the worship.  Thank you to Keith Simpson for lending his research, expertise and knowledge!

Thanks be to God for provisions from our Conference that will bless our on-line ministry in many ways!  Sharing Good News is so fun!! Pastor Lisa

 

 
                                                                                  
                                                               

Advent Series  “Rediscover Christmas”  Concludes on Christmas Eve.  While this season is vastly different this year, Jesus Christ remains the same.  We pray that this series following the Advent themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love will have helped us discover the certainty of God’s love in uncertain times. 

 

 


Thursday, December 24 – 7:00 pm – Virtual Christmas Eve Service   SEE INFO ABOVE TO PARTICIPATE!  Friday, December 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY
Sunday, December 27 – 1st Sunday After Christmas

                                      – 10:00 am – Virtual Worship 
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED 12/28/2020-1/3/2021
Monday, December 28 – No Staff Meeting
Wednesday, December 30 – 5:30 – No Prayer Team
Thursday, December 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE

 

Angel Tree

Our congregation provided 20 gifts for children whose names were given to us by the ChildCare Center staff. We are now in the process of collecting gifts for eleven children in our community.  These gifts will be delivered the week before Christmas.  Thank you to everyone who has helped make Christmas even more special for these children.

Cokes Chapel members and the Cokes Chapel Child Care Center combined efforts to provide gifts through our Angel tree program.  Together we helped 28 families and 66 children thru Christmas in Coweta (Bridging the Gap). The CCC donated gift cards totaling $1250. 

Also, we are pleased to announce that we have received a $55,500 grant from the State to be spent between now and June for Childcare needs. 
Growing Our Faith…

Monthly projected operating funds needed: $20,400
Actual operating funds collected as of December 22nd: $12,607.29

The following MOTION passed council on Dec 6, 2020 – To approve the budget as it stands. Cokes will function on a negative budget until after the loan renewal.  Finance will then revisit the current budget to make any necessary changes. The motion was approved.

“BEHOLD a child is born and His name shall be IMMANUEL!  Immanuel with an “I” is a transliteration of the original Hebrew word composed of “Immanu” (with us) and El (God), while Emmanuel with an “E” is a transliteration of the Greek “Emmanouel” (emphasis in the source.​​​​Is it Immanuel or Emmanuel? Biblical Meaning and Significance (christianity.com)

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

 

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
 CURRENT
Paul Snyder
Belle Graydon, (mother of Blair Graydon)
Elaine Lassetter
Judy, extended family of Donna Collins
Pat Harkins brother 
Ralph Hammond (brother-in-law of Michael Ross)
Burt Taylor
Julie (friend of Pat Harkins)
JoAnn (Sandy Cavender’s sister)
Jerry Chappell  (father of Nadja Williamson)
Allan and Nancy Kinnard (son and DIL of Margie Jones)
Sally Jones (mother of Carol Ross)
Richard Harkins (brother of Roger Harkins)
Leigh Cunningham (daughter-in-law (James) of Cornelia)
Larry & Debbie Carter
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
Mick Moore
Pastor Wayne Ellis, Robin & Family 
Jones Family, Howard & Margie, etal

Continue to pray for one another and for our country for comfort, peace, freedom from anxiety, depression and fear. May God surround, protect and bring us assurance of God’s almighty hand with 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
Joyce Taylor 152 Riva Ridge Ln   Newnan, GA 30263-6713
Al Warren 14 Hampshire Ln   Newnan, GA 30265-6058
 
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