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G Chat December 27, 2019

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.


G Chat December 20, 2019


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Tuesday, December 24th . . .
7:00 pm in the Worship Center
9:00 pm in the Sanctuary 
 

Light the Way on Christmas Eve

5:00 pm Join the youth and the  Graydon Family to place luminaries in our cemetery and church grounds to prepare for our Candlelight services to follow.  Weather permitting.
 
COMBINED WORSHIP  –  One Service on Sunday, December 29th – Sunday School will be held at 9:00 am and Worship will be at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. 
 
Holiday Church Office Hours – The church office will be closed from December 24th through January 6th.  Open by appointment only.
 
Meeting the Messiah: Scriptures for the Advent Season –  Sunday 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.
 
Our class will finish on Sunday, December 29th.  Questions?  Contact Kim Reindl at kim.reindl@gmail.com.
 
CHRISTMAS CARD EXCHANGE:
You may share cards with one another through the narthex cubbies. 
 
A current active member list is available in the narthex.
 
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.
 

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.