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G Chat October 8, 2020

             
 V.I.P –  “In-Person” Worship in our Sanctuary 
resumes this week:          Sunday, October 11 at             NEW TIME: 10:00 am

As we return to indoor worship, we will continue social distancing, masks, and sanitizer in consideration of one another’s health safety.  Thank you for abiding by these guidelines!  For those who are remaining sheltered in, we hope to bring you worship “live” so you are with us at 10:00 am.  If we are unable to accomplish that, we will be providing a video as being currently done.  

Look for the special notice coming your way titled “Returning to Inside Worship” from Pastor Lisa for further details.

“Finding Our Way”. Join us in this sermon series throughout October for a month-long focus on prayer.  Jesus’ taught on prayer throughout his ministry.  Prayer is the lifeblood of our faith. Prayer is a sacred time when we open to the Holy Spirit to reveal, teach, comfort, and heal.  Take advantage of these short term Weekly Prayer Labyrinth Groups, and Prayer Partners.  Haven’t signed up for either of these groups? Contact Lisa at ldempsey@cokeschapel.org or call/text 770-598-5066

October can provide a fresh focus for our prayer life through scripture, teaching, and practice.  Let’s saturate our hearts and lives with prayer for the benefit of our soul and to the glory of God.  May this season be full of the presence of God as we pray, grow, witness, and serve one another and the world! 

Peace, Pastor Lisa

Worship Information

Sunday, October 11th –  Scripture:  Psalm 105: 1-6, 37-45
                                         Sermon:  “Remembering as a Way”

 We will continue to maintain our Covid guidelines of social distancing, wearing masks, as well as other items you can read about here:  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

Donations Needed!
 
Candy and Trinkets are needed for Fall Celebrations in the
Cokes Chapel Childcare Center.

 
Given current restrictions both within the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center (CCCC) and the church due to COVID-19, the annual Trunk-or-Treat children’s event will not take place this year.  In lieu of the event, the CCCC will host several fall activities within their individual classrooms. 
 
As a Cokes Chapel family, we still have the opportunity to support the work of our CCCC through the donations of candy and prizes/trinkets.  During the month of Octoberplease bring any donations with you to worship on Sunday mornings or drop them off in the plastic bin outside the church office.  THANK YOU!
 

Sunday, October 11 – 10:00 AM – Worship in the Sanctuary & by radio in the parking lot
Sunday, October 11 – 
 Prayer Partner Zoom Meeting – 5:00-5:45 pm 
Monday, October 12 – Columbus Day – Office Closed – No Staff Meeting
Monday, October 12 – Weekly Evening Labyrinth Group – 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, October 13 – Weekly Daytime Labyrinth Group – 10-11:30 am

Sunday, October 18 – 10:00 AM – Worship in the Sanctuary & by radio in the parking lot 
Sunday, October 18 – Youth Gathering at Youth House – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Monday, October 19 – Weekly Evening Labyrinth Group – 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, October 20 – Weekly Daytime Labyrinth Group – 10-11:30 am

Sunday, October 25 – 10:00 AM – Worship in the Sanctuary & by radio in the parking lot
Sunday, October 25 – Youth Praise Pop-Ins – 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Monday, October 26 – Finance Committee Meeting – 6:30 PM – Fellowship Hall
Monday, October 26 – Weekly Evening Labyrinth Group – 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, October 27 – Weekly Daytime Labyrinth Group – 10-11:30 am
Wednesday, October 28 – Council Meeting – 6:30-8:30 pm – Fellowship Hall

Note For All Building Users:  Our guidelines from Church Council still remain in place for social distancing, masks and sanitary cleaning following use.

Remember to contact Brenda in the office at office@cokeschapel.org or request meeting space and assure no conflict of use.  Please do not announce meetings without clearing the date and time with the office.

 


Thanksgiving Baskets
We will again be helping people in our community to have a special Thanksgiving dinner.  Due to the corona virus and our desire to keep everyone safe, we are going to provide gift cards to families.  They will use the grocery cards to buy their own food, and it will not be necessary for our folks to spend so much time in stores.
HOW to participate: To donate money to purchase gift cards for food, please give funds to Caroline Huckaby or Betsy Bagley.  If you prefer to write a check to the church, be sure to designate “Thanksgiving Food” on the “for” line on your check.  

Growing Your Faith Through GENEROSITY

2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

October is stewardship month for 2020.  What is stewardship?  Christian stewardship is the free choice and joyful activity as a believer (read the Apostle’s Creed) and member of this community/church, Cokes Chapel UMC, in the management of ALL of LIFE AND LIFE’S RESOURCES FOR GOD’S PURPOSE to build the KINGDOM here on earth.
 
We are responsible for all things freely given to us.  We make choices every day regarding how we will proceed in life.  It is a God given personal choice.  But, do we always make those choices as disciples of Jesus Christ.  That is our dilemma! For the next few weeks in GChat we will focus on the following scenario:    

A wealthy man was preparing to leave on a trip when he learned of a family that had suffered a great loss and was nearly destitute. He had compassion on them but was pressed to depart so he called for his son and gave him a check, saying: “I am leaving on a trip and I have compassion for the family who has suffered such a loss. Please take this check, keep what you need for your own expenses and give the remainder to this family as a gift from me. If you are still in need, tell me. Remember, I love you and will always take care of you.”

After the father departed, the son cashed the check, then he took the funds and…  How will this story end?  Follow us on a weekly journey of a generosity parable. 

Take a few minutes and consider: How would you finish this story?

                                                             

Rodin, Scott Dr. R, (2018, April17-19, The Outcome Conf, Dallas, TX) A Generosity Parable/How will you write your story’s ending? Retrieved from https://outcomesmagazine.com/a-generosity-parable/

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT

Growing  Our Faith…
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $20,400
Actual operating funds collected as of  October 6th: $9,600
 
Matthew 6: 21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Thank you for your heartfelt generous contributions.

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

MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL & YOUTH MINISTRY, October 7, 2020: 
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, the month of October kicks off our Prayer Partnerships!  This week, participants, made up of both youth and adults, will receive Prayer Packets with Scripture references on prayer, inspirational quotes about prayer, information about praying for others, and information about their prayer partner.   Also, once a month with our first meeting being this Sunday, October 11th, participants will gather via Zoom to learn more about a specific prayer focus, as well as have an opportunity to meet and share with their partner in a “breakout room.”  Partners are asked to pray for each other on a daily basis throughout the months of October through December. 
 
In this week’s Inter-generational Sunday School lesson, we will read about faith, salvation, and righteousness as found in Romans 10:5-13.  The lesson focuses on how our Christian confession that “Jesus is Lord” is our claim to righteousness, and hence relationship with God. 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 Bible facts to help enlighten your study, questions for thought and reflection, as well as opportunity for spiritual practice. 
 
In Youth Ministry, several of our youth will be participating in Prayer Partnerships which begin this week.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to grow in faith through a focus on prayer which involves both praying for others and experiencing the power of being prayed for.  In the coming weeks, our youth will be engaged in times of fellowship (in-person gathering on Oct. 18) and service (“Praise Pop-Ins” on Oct. 25).  More information and updates on these ministry gatherings will unfold in the coming weeks.
 
Finally, in Children’s Ministry, given current restrictions both within the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center (CCCC) and the church due to COVID-19, the annual Trunk-or-Treat children’s event will not take place this year.  In lieu of the event, the CCCC will host several fall activities within their individual classrooms.  As a Cokes Chapel family, we still have the opportunity to support the work of our CCCC through the donations of candy and prizes/trinkets.  During the month of October, please bring any donations with you to worship on Sunday mornings or drop them off in the plastic bin outside the church office.
 
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)

  Labyrinth groups have begun!  
We currently have 12 participants in our evening and day groups.  If you still are interested, each weekly event is stand alone, so you can join in now and take part.  Contact Pastor Lisa at 770-598-5066 or email at ldempsey@cokeschapel.org


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

Burt Taylor
Julie (friend of Pat Harkins)
Deb Wilder’s sister
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)
Craig Cox
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
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)

We Praise God! For Stan Smith’s recent report from the oncologist, who said he was cancer free following treatments and surgery.  He will continue to follow Doctor’s direction for further oversight. 

SYMPATHY

Sympathy to Larry and Debbie Carter, infant son Oliver, and extended family, on the death of Cera Carter on Wednesday, October 29.
 
Sympathy to Lorraine and Paul Burt on the recent passing of her father, Bob Caldwell in Ohio.

Prayers for those facing new hurricane threats in the gulf, those recovering from Hurricane Sally and flooding.  Continue prayers for our west coast fires, those serving and fighting these dangerous circumstances. For those feeling unrest and fear over social injustice, that peace would reign and violence would stop. Prayers our children, youth, teachers and parents as school resumes.  Prayers for our Child Care staff and families for continued health, protection.  
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
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 October 1, 2020

“Finding Our Way”. Join us in this sermon series throughout October for a month-long focus on prayer.  Jesus’ taught on prayer throughout his ministry.  Prayer is the lifeblood of our faith. Prayer is a sacred time when we open to the Holy Spirit to reveal, teach, comfort, and heal.  Take advantage of these short term Weekly Prayer Labyrinth Groups, and Prayer Partners.  Haven’t signed up for either of these groups? Contact Lisa at ldempsey@cokeschapel.org or call/text 770-598-5066

October can provide a fresh focus for our prayer life through scripture, teaching, and practice.  Let’s saturate our hearts and lives with prayer for the benefit of our soul and to the glory of God.  May this season be full of the presence of God as we pray, grow, witness, and serve one another and the world! 

Peace, Pastor Lisa

Worship Information

Sunday, October 4th –  Scripture:  Philippians 3:4b-14
                                       Sermon:  “Christ’s Way With Us”

 PLANNING TO JOIN US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP?
Note: Last Pavilion outside Worship will be Sunday, Oct. 3

Indoor worship* resumes in NEW PLACESunday, October 11 at a NEW TIME: 10:00 am

We will continue to maintain our Covid guidelines of social distancing, wearing masks, as well as other items you can read about here:  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

Donations Needed!
 
Candy and Trinkets are needed for
Fall Celebrations in the
Cokes Chapel Childcare Center.

 
Given current restrictions both within the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center (CCCC) and the church due to COVID-19, the annual Trunk-or-Treat children’s event will not take place this year.  In lieu of the event, the CCCC will host several fall activities within their individual classrooms. 
 
As a Cokes Chapel family, we still have the opportunity to support the work of our CCCC through the donations of candy and prizes/trinkets.  During the month of Octoberplease bring any donations with you to worship on Sunday mornings or drop them off in the plastic bin outside the church office.  THANK YOU!
 

Sunday, October 4 – 9:00 AM – Final Parking Lot and Pavilion worship
Sunday, October 4 – 3:00 PM – Visitation for Cera Carter service
Sunday, October 4 – 4:00 PM – Funeral Service for Cera Carter, Sanctuary
                                                followed by interment at Cokes Chapel Cemetery
Monday, October 5 – 9:30 AM 
– Staff Meeting 
Monday, October 5 – Weekly Evening Labyrinth – 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, October 6 – Weekly Daytime Labyrinth – 10-11:30 am
Wednesday, October 7 – SPR Meeting, Pavilion – 6:30 pm

Sunday, October 11 – 10:00 AM – Worship in the Sanctuary, by radio in the parking lot 
Sunday, October 11 – 9:00 AM – Prayer Partner Zoom Meeting – TBD
Monday, October 12 – Columbus Day – Office Closed
Monday, October 12 – Weekly Evening Labyrinth – 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday, October 13 – Weekly Daytime Labyrinth – 10-11:30 am

Note For All Building Users:  Our guidelines from Church Council still remain in place for social distancing, masks, and sanitary cleaning following use.
Remember to contact Brenda in the office to request a meeting space.

 


Thank you to everyone who provided “Thinking of you” type cards for our friends at Newnan Nursing and Rehab.  We have almost 40 cards, but we need about 30 more.  If you could help with this, please bring unsealed cards to the church office (can be put in the mail slot), or bring them to church Sunday and give to Brenda Hanes or Betsy Bagley.  You may sign the cards if you wish, but also be sure to put that you are from Cokes Chapel.  Thanks for your help!

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT

Finance: Finance did not meet in September.  The next meeting will be in October the date, time and place to be determined.  Finance has asked all program chairs to turn in the budget requests by September 30th.  Finance will begin to hammer out the final results for the projected 2021 budget.  The ministry continues to operate and God is always present.  Finance continues to thank you for your faithful contributions.  
 
Financial Snapshot for September
Projected funds needed to meet the budget: $20,400
Actual funds collected to meet the budget as of September 30: $15,882.29
 
Matthew 6: 21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Thank you for your heartfelt generous contributions.

Click on this at our website: cokeschapel.org to view ways to give a one time gift, or regularly
                        

MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL & YOUTH MINISTRY, September 29, 2020: 
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, this month ALL ages within the Cokes Chapel Family have been invited to be Prayer Partners this fall!  Participants will receive a Prayer Packet with information and suggestions for prayer, as well as once a month instruction and an opportunity to share with their partner via Zoom.  Partners are invited to pray for each other on a daily basis throughout the months of October through December. 
 
In this week’s Inter-generational Sunday School lesson, we will read about living life in the Spirit, as it is found in Romans 8:1-11.  The lesson focuses on how when we live a life grounded in relationship with God through the Holy Spirit, our attitude turns from selfishness to a life of peace. 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 Bible facts to help enlighten your study, questions for thought and reflection, as well as opportunity for spiritual practice. 
 
In Youth Ministry, as we enter into our fall schedule, our youth have been invited to grow in faith through Prayer Partners, in service through “Praise Pop-Ins,” and in relationship through monthly gatherings.  Our focus for Youth Ministry continues to be “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)” based in Psalm 105:3.  More information and updates on these ministry opportunities will unfold in the coming weeks.
 
Finally, in Children’s Ministry, given current restrictions both within the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center (CCCC) and the church due to COVID-19, the annual Trunk-or-Treat children’s event will not take place this year.  In lieu of the event, the CCCC will host several fall activities within their individual classrooms.  As a Cokes Chapel family, we still have the opportunity to support the work of our CCCC through the donations of candy and prizes/trinkets.  During the month of October, please bring any donations with you to worship on Sunday mornings or drop them off in the plastic bin outside the church office.
 
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.  

The Southern Credit Union is opening a branch down the street from the church and looking for tellers.  If interested apply online https://www.southernonline.org/

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

Michael Ross
Julie (friend of Pat Harkins)
Deb Wilder’s sister
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)
Howard & Margie Jones
Leigh Cunningham (daughter-in-law (James) of Cornelia)
Craig Cox
Larry & Debbie Carter
Betsy, daughter of Margie Jones
Nancy Lenard

Prayer Request Received via email:
I would like to request prayers for the safety of Surigao del Norte in the Philippines from the Covid-19 virus.  The country has now become the new epicenter of Southeast Asia, but here in Surigao it hasn’t really touched us much.  It’s a very poor region here with a lot of struggling farmers. I don’t think this area can handle an outbreak. Thanks for including us in your prayers to God. I appreciate it. 

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
Glenn Etheridge (Pastor)

We Praise God! For Stan Smith’s recent report from the oncologist, who said he was cancer-free following treatments and surgery.  He will continue to follow the Doctor’s direction for further oversight. 

SYMPATHY

Sympathy to Larry and Debbie Carter, infant son Oliver, and extended family, on the death of Cera Carter on Wednesday, September 30.
 
Sympathy to Lorraine and Paul Burt on the recent passing of her father, Bob Caldwell in Ohio.

Sympathy to Craig & Cindy Cox on the passing of his aunt, Shirley Parker.

Sympathy to the Carter Family on the passing of Bill Carter (Sandy Cavender’s brother and Larry’s uncle).

Prayers for those recovering from Hurricane Sally and flooding.  Continue prayers for our west coast fires, those serving and fighting these dangerous circumstances. For those feeling unrest and fear over social injustice, that peace would reign and violence would stop. Prayers our children and youth as they resume school, for teachers and parents.  Prayers for our Child Care staff and families for continued health, protection and assistance in their daily school process.  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
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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