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G Chat January 24, 2020

2020 District Training Event:
The 2020 District Training Event will be held this Saturday, February 1st , at Fayetteville First UMC starting at 9:00 am.  Please contact Pastor Lisa if you have questions or would like more information.
 
Valentines Dinner:
Our Valentine’s Dinner is Saturday, February 8th, at 6:00 in the Worship Center.  Tickets are on sale for $10 each.  All proceeds will benefit our missionaries, the Houles, the Hadden’s, and Caleb Earle.  Plan to be there for good food, fellowship, and entertainment.
 

Facilities Maintenance
Please be aware that SPR has eliminated the Facilities Maintenance position for Cokes Capel and has requested that trustees fulfill repairs and maintenance with volunteers whenever possible.  If you are a member or friend of Cokes Chapel, that would be willing to donate your skills (repair work, landscape or gardening) to the church in helping to maintain our buildings or beautify the grounds, please contact a trustee.  If you become aware of a repair that is necessary, Trustee Lee Harrison has volunteered to take the incoming reports.  He can be reached by phone or email:  Lee Harrison, mlee.harrison@gmail.com, cell: 678-591-4246.

 
NEWS FROM OUR MISSIONARY, Caleb Earle, From Cape Verde, Africa:

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones! Praying for you all as we enter this new year that God would show you more of Himself and that you would find more and more peace as you serve Him this year.
We just arrived in Cape Verde and are settling in well. We spent the first 3 months in Italy, as you know, working with several different ministry projects in the area.
As we settle into life in Africa, pray for us in these areas:
               > for our transition, as Africa is opposite in every way from Italy.  People are open to God, the church is growing and it hot here! Italy has been super cold, folks difficult to reach.  Pray for our wisdom.
               > courage as new projects move students’ out of their comfort zones.      
               > as I begin preparation for Camp in Italy, for volunteers and strength. 
Once again, thank you so much for your generosity and being willing to support my ministry here in prayer and financially! You are making a difference! Looking forward to being with you when I come back in July! Happy New Year!  Caleb
 
for complete message and details visit December Ministry Update:
https://mailchi.mp/d398d5f8ad57/december-ministry-update
 
 
UMW WOMEN’S RETREAT
We have once again been invited to join HARMONY GROVE UMC FOR their UMW WOMEN’S RETREAT at Lake Junaluska, MARCH 6-8, 2020.  This year, Coke’s Chapel’s Kim Reindl will be the Retreat Leader.
 
Theme:  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”
 
Ephesians: 2:10 “For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago”
 
Where:  Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
 
When:  Program begins at 6:15 pm, Friday, March 6th and ends at noon on Sunday, March 8th.
 
(Check-in after 3:00 pm on Friday, have dinner on your own, and be ready at 6:15 for fellowship, inspiration, and reflection!)
 
Speaker:  Our own Kim Reindl. 
 
Cost:  Includes two nights lodging, study materials, and four meals (three on Saturday plus Sunday breakfast)
 
Options:  Private room with meals $320
               Semi-private room with meals: $210 per person
               Triple room with meals:  $185 per person
               Quad room with meals:  $172 per person
 
To Register:  Contact Vivian Snyder.  Rooms are limited so register ASAP!  Registration Deadline:  February 2nd!
 
Please contact Harmony Grove UMC’s Carolyn Swoford: 770-923-8687 or Lynn Halls: 678-438-3906 for additional information.
 
More information at:
 
https://harmonygroveumc.com/ladies-retreat/



G Chat January 17, 2020

ATTENTION WOMEN:
 
We have once again been invited to join HARMONY GROVE UMC for their UMW WOMEN’S RETREAT at Lake Junaluska, MARCH 6-8, 2020!  This year, Coke’s Chapel’s Kim Reindl will be the Retreat Leader.
 
See Sunday Bulletin for Further Information.
 


Calling All Men! 
 Interest in a United Methodist Men’s (UMM) group has come to our attention!  UMM is a men’s ministry that engages in service, mission, evangelism, discipleship and of course fellowship!
Cliff Seyler has “fond memories of monthly gatherings where we enjoyed fellowship, breakfast, had local and church speakers and other programs & activities.  All men, sons and guests were always welcome”.  He has offered to host a first-time interest meeting to garner YOUR ideas & interests.
Join Cliff and others on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11:00-12:30 for a delicious lunch, a gathering of your interests and next steps to begin this exciting new facet of ministry for men.  “Using the UMM purpose as a guide.  I know that we can be a positive force in our church & community”. 
 
Questions?  Email Cliff at cliffcfc14@gmail.com so we can plan for your lunch.
Be a part of something new, something fresh, something fun & meaningful!

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.
 
 
Facilities Maintenance
 
Please be aware that SPR has eliminated the Facilities Maintenance position for Cokes Capel and has requested that trustees fulfill repairs and maintenance with volunteers whenever possible.  If you are a member, or friend of Cokes Chapel, that would be willing to donate your skills (repair work, landscape or gardening) to the church in helping to maintain our buildings or beautify the grounds, please contact a trustee.  If you become aware of a repair that is necessary, Trustee Lee Harrison has volunteered to take the incoming reports.  He can be reached by phone or email:  Lee Harrison, mlee.harrison@gmail.com, cell: 678-591-4246.
 
 
“Methodist Beliefs” Seminar
 
Ever wondered what United Methodists believe?  How is our denomination the same as or different from other denominations when it comes to thinking about and talking about God?
 
Every denomination or church has a particular way that we think about and/or talk about God (regardless of whether we choose to claim it).  The way that we think about and/or talk about God is called our theology.  In the United Methodist Church, we follow a Wesleyan theology and tradition, which is rooted in an emphasis on God’s love and grace.  When it comes down to it, at the heart of our understanding of God is the belief that God is love (1 John 4:8).  Our theology not only reflects what we think, but it also shapes what we think and what we do.
 
The congregation is invited to join the Cokes Chapel Leadership Team for this one-time seminar exploring “Methodist Beliefs.”
 
When:  Sunday, January 26th
Time:  12:30-3:00 PM (Lunch will be provided!)
Where:  The Worship Center
Who:  Anyone Interested in Learning More (Adults and Youth)
Leader:  Kim Reindl, Director of Intergenerational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; Kim has led this seminar for several years for the North Georgia Conference and is currently leading it for the NGAUMC Children’s Ministry Institute.
To Register:  Contact Kim at kim.reindl@gmail.com or Brenda in the church office at office@cokeschapel.org or 770-253-6052
Registration DEADLINE:  Wednesday, January 22nd

UMW WOMEN’S RETREAT
 
We have once again been invited to join HARMONY GROVE UMC FOR their UMW WOMEN’S RETREAT at Lake Junaluska, MARCH 6-8, 2020.  This year, Coke’s Chapel’s Kim Reindl, will be the Retreat Leader.
 
Theme:  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”
 
Ephesians: 2:10 “For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago”
 
Where:  Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
 
When:  Program begins at 6:15 pm, Friday, March 6th and ends at noon on Sunday, March 8th.
 
(Check in after 3:00 pm on Friday, have dinner on your own, and be ready at 6:15 for fellowship, inspiration, and reflection!)
 
Speaker:  Our own Kim Reindl. 
 
Cost:  Includes two nights lodging, study materials, and four meals (three on Saturday plus Sunday breakfast)
 
Options:  Private room with meals $320
               Semi-private room with meals: $210 per person
               Triple room with meals:  $185 per person
               Quad room with meals:  $172 per person
 
To Register:  Contact Vivian Snyder.  Rooms are limited so register ASAP!  Registration Deadline:  February 2nd!
 
Please contact Harmony Grove UMC’s Carolyn Swoford: 770-923-8687 or Lynn Halls: 678-438-3906 for additional information.
 
More information at:
 
https://harmonygroveumc.com/ladies-retreat/
 


NEWS FROM OUR MISSIONARY, Caleb Earle, From Cape Verde, Africa
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones! Praying for you all as we enter this new year that God would show you more of Himself and that you would find more and more peace as you serve Him this year.
We just arrived in Cape Verde and are settling in well. We spent the first 3 months in Italy, as you know, working with several different ministry projects in the area.
As we settle into life in Africa, pray for us in these areas:
               > for our transition, as Africa is opposite in every way from Italy.  People are open to God, the church is growing and it hot here! Italy has been super cold, folks difficult to reach.  Pray for our wisdom.
               > courage as new projects move students’ out of their comfort zones.      
               > as I begin preparation for Camp in Italy, for volunteers and strength. 
Once again, thank you so much for your generosity and being willing to support my ministry here in prayer and financially! You are making a difference! Looking forward to being with you when I come back in July! Happy New Year!  Caleb
 
for complete message and details visit December Ministry Update:
https://mailchi.mp/d398d5f8ad57/december-ministry-update



G Chat January 10, 2020

ATTENTION WOMEN:
We have once again been invited to join HARMONY GROVE UMC for their UMW WOMEN’S RETREAT at Lake Junaluska, MARCH 6-8, 2020!  This year, Coke’s Chapel’s Kim Reindl will be the Retreat Leader.
 
See below or bulletin inserts for Further Information. 

HOLLONVILLE OPRY
Hollonville Opry is scheduled for a performance Saturday, January 18, starting at 6:30. The bus will leave the church at 5:30 sharp. The bands are Tommy. Rita and Luke, gospel/folk/country; Rivers Edge, bluegrass and Double Clutch, rockabilly. Admission and refreshments are free; donations are appreciated. Come enjoy the music!

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.


Facilities Maintenance
Please be aware that SPR has eliminated the Facilities Maintenance position for Cokes Capel and has requested that trustees fulfill repairs and maintenance with volunteers whenever possible.  If you are a member or friend of Cokes Chapel, that would be willing to donate your skills (repair work, landscape or gardening) to the church in helping to maintain our buildings or beautify the grounds, please contact a trustee.  If you become aware of a repair that is necessary, Trustee Lee Harrison has volunteered to take the incoming reports.  He can be reached by phone or email:  Lee Harrison, mlee.harrison@gmail.com, cell: 678-591-4246.
 


“Methodist Beliefs” Seminar
Ever wondered what United Methodists believe?  How is our denomination the same as or different from other denominations when it comes to thinking about and talking about God?
 
Every denomination or church has a particular way that we think about and/or talk about God (regardless of whether we choose to claim it).  The way that we think about and/or talk about God is called our theology.  In the United Methodist Church, we follow a Wesleyan theology and tradition, which is rooted in an emphasis on God’s love and grace.  When it comes down to it, at the heart of our understanding of God is the belief that God is love (1 John 4:8).  Our theology not only reflects what we think, but it also shapes what we think and what we do.
 
The congregation is invited to join the Cokes Chapel Leadership Team for this one-time seminar exploring “Methodist Beliefs.”
 
When:  Sunday, January 26th
Time:  12:30-3:00 PM (Lunch will be provided!)
Where:  The Worship Center
Who:  Anyone Interested in Learning More (Adults and Youth)
Leader:  Kim Reindl, Director of Intergenerational, Youth & Children’s Discipleship; Kim has led this seminar for several years for the North Georgia Conference and is currently leading it for the NGAUMC Children’s Ministry Institute.
To Register:  Contact Kim at kim.reindl@gmail.com or Brenda in the church office at office@cokeschapel.org or 770-253-6052
Registration DEADLINE:  Wednesday, January 22nd


UMW WOMEN’S RETREAT
 We have once again been invited to join HARMONY GROVE UMC FOR their UMW WOMEN’S RETREAT at Lake Junaluska, MARCH 6-8, 2020.  This year, Coke’s Chapel’s Kim Reindl will be the Retreat Leader.
 
Theme:  “You Are God’s Masterpiece”
 
Ephesians: 2:10 “For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago”
 
Where:  Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
 
When:  Program begins at 6:15 pm, Friday, March 6th and ends at noon on Sunday, March 8th.
 
(Check-in after 3:00 pm on Friday, have dinner on your own, and be ready at 6:15 for fellowship, inspiration, and reflection!)
 
Speaker:  Our own Kim Reindl. 
 
Cost:  Includes two nights lodging, study materials, and four meals (three on Saturday plus Sunday breakfast)
 
Options:  Private room with meals $320
               Semi-private room with meals: $210 per person
               Triple room with meals:  $185 per person
               Quad room with meals:  $172 per person
 
To Register:  Contact Vivian Snyder, vcsnyder@bellsouth.net.  Rooms are limited so register ASAP! 
 
Please contact Harmony Grove UMC’s Carolyn Swoford: 770-923-8687 or Lynn Halls: 678-438-3906 for additional information.
 
More information at https://harmonygroveumc.com/ladies-retreat/
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 2, 2020
 



G Chat January 3, 2020

DECEMBER 29, 2019    5th SUNDAY – ONE WORSHIP at 10:00 AM and SUNDAY SCHOOL at 9:00 AM

NOTE:  The Church Office will be CLOSED except by appointment December 24 through January 6th

ADVENT STUDY CONTINUES

Meeting the Messiah: Scriptures for the Advent Season –  TODAY 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.

 
MINISTRY TO OUR SURROUNDING COMMUNITY

From Sharpsburg Mayor Blue Cole – “we are seeking public input towards activities, amenities and to build connections between non-profit, religious, and community organizations.  As a town, we want to know and support those who are helping others and those who need help.
 
We are looking to partner with you in many ways – we’ll donate space at our library, park, and pavilion, and provide you the opportunity to take part in community events.” 

Session #1 Friday, January 10th, 2020 6-8 pm
                        A & O Bridges Community Center
                        105 Main Street, Sharpsburg, GA. 30277

Would you attend with Pastor Lisa? Reach out to Lisa ASAP 770-598-5066


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.
 
Request to our congregation from Trustees:

Please be aware that SPR has eliminated the Facilities Maintenance position for Cokes Chapel and has requested that trustees fulfill repairs and maintenance with volunteers whenever possible.  If you are a member, or friend of Cokes Chapel, that would be willing to donate your skills (repair work, landscape or gardening) to the church in order to help maintain our buildings or beautify the grounds, please contact a trustee.  If you become aware of a repair that is necessary, Trustee Lee Harrison has volunteered to take the incoming reports.  He can be reach by phone or email:  Lee Harrison, mlee.harrison@gmail.com,

cell: 678-591-4246
 
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.