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December 14, 2018 G Chat

Christmas Cantata
Dec. 16th, Sunday in the Sanctuary
4:45 pm Special music, followed by the Christmas Cantata
 “We’re Glad You Came”  Join our youth and go Christmas caroling after the Cantata!
 
Dec. 23rd, 4th Sunday of Advent, Worship
9:00am in the Sanctuary and 11:00am in the Worship Center


Candlelight Worship
Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve

7:00pm in the Worship Center and
9:00pm in the Sanctuary

Dec. 30th One Worship Service
9:00am in the Sanctuary

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS IN THE NARTHEX

Pick up your Christmas Cards from your Cokes Chapel Family in the Narthex mailboxes!
 
OUT OF OFFICE
Our Office administrator, Gail Stone had surgery this past Wed., and will be out of the office for a period of time recovering. The office will be open by appointment for Pastor Lisa. Should you have a need for access to the office, contact Pastor Lisa or Larry Huckaby.

COWETA COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS program delivers meals to elderly homebound people in need. We have had a Cokes Chapel Meals on Wheels team composed of 10 to 12 members since 2008. Our team delivers the prepared meals to clients on one of the routes each Friday. Each person on our team is only needed to deliver about one Friday per month. Please consider joining our team as we serve the elderly of our community.  You will make a difference in their lives, and you will also receive a blessing! If you are interested, or would like more information, contact Betsy Bagley.(770)301-2577 or ebbagley@gmail.com.

A GIFT FOR JESUS
We enjoy giving to those we love at Christmas!  Have you ever thought about what you might give to Jesus in honor of His birth? In keeping with this thought, we are offering “Gold Boxes” for you to pick up and pray about. You are invited to return your “Gold Box” during the hymn following the Advent reading and place it in the manger. Your church thanks each of you for your generous giving all year round.  If you have a small child or grandchild, please allow them to take part in this sweet remembrance by placing their gift in the Manger for Jesus.
 

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
 
Our new crèche is placed & lit each evening on the front lawn of the Sanctuary.  Enjoy our new tradition and thank you to the combined efforts of church members and our Boy Scouts!
 



December 21, 2018 G Chat

THANK YOU – CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE
We hosted our Christmas Party for the Angel Tree families on Saturday in the Worship Center.  The “angels” had a great time decorating Christmas cookies and a gingerbread house.  The collapse of the heavily-decorated gingerbread house  did nothing to diminish the excitement and fun!  The parents collected gifts while the kids enjoyed refreshments, Christmas music, and making new friends.   A special thank you to Jackie Simpson, for coordinating the party, and to all the others, who volunteered to help entertain the children, and provide refreshments.  Cokes Chapel helped make Christmas extra special this year for eighteen children, in our community, by providing  gifts and a fun day.  Thank you for your generosity and love during this joyful season!

CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
Our Office administrator, Gail Stone had surgery this past Wed., and will be out of the office for a period of time recovering. The church office will be closed until January 3, 2019. Should you have a need for access to the office, contact Pastor Lisa or Larry Huckaby.
 
A CHRISTMAS TRADITION
Help bag and light the luminaries on Christmas Eve  Join us filling the bags at 9am on Monday, December 24, and/or return at 6:00pm to help light them in time for the Candlelight Services
  

WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING
All are invited!  Wednesday’s, 5:30-6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
 
COWETA COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS program delivers meals to elderly homebound people in need. We have had a Cokes Chapel Meals on Wheels team composed of 10 to 12 members since 2008. Our team delivers the prepared meals to clients on one of the routes each Friday. Each person on our team is only needed to deliver about one Friday per month. Please consider joining our team as we serve the elderly of our community.  You will make a difference in their lives, and you will also receive a blessing! If you are interested, or would like more information, contact Betsy Bagley.(770)301-2577 or ebbagley@gmail.com














Women’s Retreat Invitation
 – March 1-3, 2019
Cokes Chapel women are invited to join Harmony Grove UMC Women’s Retreat, at Methodist retreat center Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
 
Theme: Peace~~ Locating God in our Daily Lives
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. John 14: 27
 
Jesus promises to give us peace. We also know that at times it is difficult to find peace or maintain it. The news of the day unsettles us, the call from the doctor alarms us, the day to day challenges of navigating life can make us feel frayed and at odds with this promise.  Pastor Lisa will lead this retreat in which we will explore what Jesus intends for us through His promise of peace; talk about some of the barriers we encounter in maintaining peace; and finally, practice ways to increase our peace on a daily basis.
 
I look forward to our discoveries in God’s Word and the fellowship that will renew us for a stronger daily walk in Christ that draws us closer to Him and to one another. God has good in store for us!

To assure your place, make your reservations now by filling out the registration form by going to harmonygroveumc.com and click on Ladies Retreat.  To view accommodations, click on the Lambuth Inn.  Reservation forms will be available at the church. 
Reservations are limited, so make yours now.  Questions?  Call Lisa Dempsey (770) 598-5066 or retreat coordinator Kathy Davis at kandjdavis325@gmail.com.  Deadline is January 27.  
 
I hope you will join me!
Pastor Lisa