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G Chat January 14, 2021

A Special Invitation to grow in Faith and Action

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites North Georgia United Methodists to spend time and living the Wesley Covenant prayer with weekly conversations on the North Georgia Conference Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ngaumcat 6:30 pm on Mondays or watch the videos here on this page or on Vimeo at www.vimeo.com/NGUMC.

You are encouraged to print the prayer and put it on your refrigerator, tape it to your mirror, frame it and display it on your dresser or bookshelf, or post it anywhere it will serve as a reminder to pray and ponder our covenant with God. Find several printable PDF versions below:

Week 2:  Our World and Our Faith

https://vimeo.com/498695407
 

Conversation Partners
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson of the North Georgia Conference and Bishop Ken Carter of the Florida Annual Conference.

Focus Line of the Prayer
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.

Related Scripture
And the LORD said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? Genesis 4:9

So Be It: Our Call to Action
Recognize Christ in each other.  

https://northga-email.brtapp.com/files/fileslibrary/bishop/covenant+prayer.pdf

Join us for ONLINE Sunday School!
 
                                                                   
 

Everyone is welcome! 
Please join the Inter-generational Sunday School Class
Sunday Mornings, 9:30-10:30 AM
Via Zoom: Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84276399302?pwd=M3Vsb1RHL2lmYlptTi94RGF3QkZTUT09
 
Our winter focus is “Hope.” 
We are studying Bible passages related to the theme “God with Us.”
No prior participation, nor preparation is required.
Questions? Contact Kim Reindl at kim.reindl@gmail.com
We hope to “see” you this Sunday!
 
 
 

Lenten Study Coming Soon!

 
                                                                        
 
We will begin a Lenten study on Sunday mornings, February 21-March 28.
Everyone is welcome!  Look for more information to come!

  

Virtual Worship

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Visit our website cokeschapel.org

Sunday, January  17, 2021
                     
     Sermon:     “Naysayers, Optimists and Faith”

    Scripture:  John 1: 43-51
  

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, January 13,  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 this Sunday

 

A World in Search of Hope 
As we observe and face into the hardships that are before us in news, in politics in public health with the pandemic, we desperately need hope.  The way of following Christ gives us entry to hope in spite of the challenges we face.  Learn to resource the wonderful hope in the Word of God that will carry us through!. Sundays,  January 10th, 17th and 24th.

 
 

  

Sunday, January 17 – Virtual Worship
Sunday, January 17 – 9:30 Inter-generational Sunday School Class via Zoom
Monday, January 18 – CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
Monday, January 18 – NO STAFF MEETING

Sunday, January 24 – Virtual Worship
Sunday, January 24 – 12:00 – Trustee Meeting
Monday, January 25 – 11:00 am –  Zoom Staff Meeting
Wednesday, January 27 – 7:00 pm – Zoom Council Meeting
Sunday, January 31 – Virtual Worship

 

UPPER ROOM – Copies of the Upper Room are available for pick-up under the pavilion.  They are in the plastic bin and in a ziplock bag to keep them out of the weather.

The date for the annual incorporation meeting for the Trustees will be held on Sunday, 1/24/2021 at 12pm.
 
The number of people that plan to attend will determine if we meet in the FH or the Sanctuary.  Please email either current chair Jimmy Parham or Secretary Lara McCarthy.
(There are 8 trustees so if others plan to attend, we will move to the Sanctuary)
Covid guidelines, we will take temperatures and ask for mask wearing for the meeting.
 
Agenda:
Incorporation vote for Officers and Chair of Trustees annual meeting
Move the recommendation to renew the loan with BBT or Ameris
Discuss the Parsonage rental renewal terms
Update any building issues
Set the meeting dates for the year

M I N I S T R Y U P D A T E

                                                                                           

Happy New Year!!

 

2020 was quite the year and I’m sure we are all hoping that this new year does truly bring a new beginning. For us, we are definitely moving forward into a new beginning. Last week, on January 3rd, Eva and I got married in Georgetown, Tennessee! We had a wonderful and restful honeymoon in Asheville, North Carolina, and are now living in Ooltewah, Tennessee, until we are able to get back to Italy. Now that Eva has finished college and the wedding is finished, we can finally pick things back up with the visa process, which we are hoping to have completed by April. With the craziness of the last 4 months, I haven’t sent out an update in a while. So here are a few things that have happened:
 
OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2020

At the beginning of October, I left for Forest City, North Carolina, to lead a month and a half long training time with a group of students who would spend the next 8 months in Guatemala. This was very exciting for our Global Year Team, not only because it is the first group we have sent there, but also because we were able to send students abroad despite the travel restrictions stunting global missions around the world. This time with the students was truly so impactful for them. We really feel like they were better prepared spiritually for their time overseas. Please be in prayer with us as they continue to serve in Guatemala.

DECEMBER 2020

During December, Eva was finishing up her undergraduate education at Dalton State College. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in English and a 4.0! It was so fun to celebrate her hard work even through a virtual ceremony at home. We spent the rest of the month preparing for the wedding and enjoying the holidays with our family.

JANUARY 2021

Our wedding was such an incredible day and we were so pleased with how it all turned out. We had so much help throughout the weekend and were really able to enjoy the day without any worries.

Now, that we are married, we feel like we can finally begin moving forward with the visa process again. We are working on gathering several documents which we will need in order to apply for the visa in Miami. Please be in prayer with us as we work on this in the next few months. We will also be trying to gather the last bit of our monthly support.

Thank you so much for your continued support through prayer and finances. We are so thankful for each of you and wish you all a happy fresh start to this new year!

If you feel led to give a one-time donation or join our monthly support team, you can do so by clicking here.

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Following is a note from the Benton House in case anyone is interested . . . 

Benton House Cares!

Complimentary Meal Drop-off

January 20th or 21st – 12 noon – 3:30 pm
 

We want everyone to feel part of the Benton House family.  With that in mind we offer our Benton House Cares program designed to assist seniors facing the pandemic at home alone.

If you or a loved one would benefit from a complimentary meal delivered by our caring staff, call today to choose your menu and reserve your delivery date.

We will overcome this pandemic – together.

Kindly RSVP – Benton House 770-253-8444
newnaninfo@bentonhouse.com
25 Newnan Lakes Blvd, Newnan, GA 30263

 

Growing Our Faith…

Financial Snapshot for December, 2020
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $20,400

Actual operating funds collected as of December 31st: $22.962.29
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Financial Snapshot for January, 2021
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $21,783

Actual operating funds collected as of January 13th: $9,022.30
 

We often hear the words “Hindsight is 20/20,” but I want to share these words with you today; “2020 is Hindsight”. The year 2020 held challenges we have never seen before. Individuals, families, churches, businesses, and governments worldwide have been impacted due to the Global Pandemic. 

As you can see from the 2020 annual recap, we have been blessed with faithful givers.  We have continued to support our three missionaires, Luthersville, One Roof, The Needy Family fund and have paid our bills. You have made a big difference in the work our church is doing.

Thank you for supporting Cokes Chapel!  We are honored you would bless us with your generosity!   

Nancy Vermilyea, Finance Chair

 2 Corinthians 9:7-8 “Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.”

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


MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL & YOUTH MINISTRY, January 13, 2021: 
 
In Inter-generational Ministry, the Inter-generational Sunday School class is currently meeting via Zoom on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 am.  This winter’s focus is “Hope.”  Our current unit for study explores Scripture passages related to the theme “God with Us.”   This week we will reflect on and discuss Philippians 2:1-11 and what it means to imitate Christ.  If you are interested in participating in this Zoom Sunday School gathering please contact Kim at kim.reindl@gmail.com or simply join us on Sunday morning. The recurring Zoom link is
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84276399302?pwd=M3Vsb1RHL2lmYlptTi94RGF3QkZTUT09.
No prior participation, nor preparation, is required. 
 
Also, in Inter-generational ministry, we will begin a new study for the season of Lent starting on Sunday, February 21.  Look for more information to come!
 
In Youth Ministry, we are beginning the new year with “Cocoa and Conversation.”  I will be talking with our youth individually over the next couple of weeks via Zoom or phone.  This will be a time of checking-in with our young people to listen about how things are going with them, as well as a time to gather feedback and suggestions about where and how they would like to engage within the church and with others in the coming year as we seek to grow as followers of Christ.
 
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)
 

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

Let us join in prayer together:  Lord, we continue to pray for one another and for our country.  We lift up the leaders of our nation to God, asking for divine guidance, wisdom and a deep desire for peace. Be with the people of this nation who are looking to our leaders to provide for needs, and may they be met with compassion and generosity.  In this season of transition for out country, may we be the guide and example of a country that honors democracy and strives for peace.
Lord, while there are leaders and decision makers of our nation, help us to seat our faith, hope and trust in You.  All else is but a passing moment, like chaff that is cleared from the grain, so that You will be known. Only You are have the power through willing hearts to bring hope and peace.  May God surround, protect and reveal Your healing presence in these times.  Amen


Thank you notes received . . . 

Dear Cokes Chapel UMC, 
Thank you so much for supporting us and the Blessing Centers of Thailand Now,  Your donations support at-risk children in Thailand by helping us to keep them safe, in school, and out of the sex and drug trade in Pattaya, Thailand.  We are so thankful for your prayers and support.  The work we do here would not be possible without your generosity.  Your kindness has made a difference in our lives and the lives of the children we serve.
Thank you so much!
Sincerely, 
Allie and Davie Houle

Dear Pastor and Congregation:
Thank you for your additional $325 to the Amazing Grace offering.  That brings your total to $650 for this year.  We are so grateful for your faithful support.  
May you all have a very Merry Christmas an outstanding 2021!
Peace,
April McGlothin-Eller, Director of Community Development
Wellroot Family Services

I would like to express my gratitude to everyone on the Prayer Team for their months of cards to my mother, Claudette.  The church was always very important to mom along with the many friends she made there.  
Thank you again for the cards and prayers.  Her struggles are over and she is at rest.
Cheryl Reed

 
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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January 7, 2021 G Chat

A Special Invitation to grow in Faith and Action
We have a unique opportunity to start our new year out with this invitation. I have always found the Wesley Covenant Prayer meaningful and inspiring.  This weeks’ conversation partners are Rev. Dr. Byron Thomas and his wife, Duwana.  Byron was truly the strongest mentor I had as I moved into ministry.  I know we will benefit from his wisdom.  I hope you will take part in this each week as we start our New Year out with purpose and prayer!  Pastor Lisa

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson invites North Georgia United Methodists to spend time and living Wesley’s Covenant Prayer together. You’re invited to join weekly conversations on the North Georgia Conference Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ngaumcat 6:30 pm on Mondays or watch the videos here on this page or on Vimeo at www.vimeo.com/NGUMC.

You are encouraged to print the prayer and put it on your refrigerator, tape it to your mirror, frame it and display it on your dresser or bookshelf, or post it anywhere it will serve as a reminder to pray and ponder our covenant with God. Find several printable PDF versions below:

Week 1: No Longer My Own, But Thine  

https://vimeo.com/ngumc
 
Conversation Partners
Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson, DuWanna Thomas (president of North Georgia’s Black Methodists for Church Renewal), and Rev. Dr. Byron Thomas (pastor at Ben Hill UMC in Atlanta and chair of the North Georgia Conference General Conference Delegation).

Focus Line of the Prayer
I am no longer my own, but thine.

So Be It: Our Call to Action
This year may we grow in Christ and magnify God as never before. 

Breath Prayer
As you breathe in: Father, your will, not mine.
As you breathe out: Keep us as one. Let us be your body.

Your Thoughts
Would you like to share your thoughts on this line of the Covenant Prayer with Bishop Sue? Email CovenantPrayer@ngumc.org.
 
https://www.ngumc.org/covenant-prayer

 

Virtual Worship

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

Sunday, January  10, 2021
                     
     Sermon:     “In This I Hope!”

    Scripture:  Romans 10:5-15
  

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, January 7,  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 this Sunday

 

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.

 
 

  

Sunday, January 10 – Virtual Worship
Sunday, January 10 – 9:30 Inter-generational Sunday School Class Resumes via Zoom
Monday, January 11 – 11:00 Zoom Staff Meeting

Sunday, January 17 – Virtual Worship
 

 

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 gifts 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.
 

  
Growing Our Faith…

Financial Snapshot for December, 2020
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $20,400

Actual operating funds collected as of December 31st: $22.962.29
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Financial Snapshot for January, 2021
Monthly projected operating funds needed: $21,783

Actual operating funds collected as of January 6th: $1,535.00

Cokes Chapel UMC Finance Committee would like to thank the congregation for their faithful reoccurring contributions during this unusual year that we shall remember as the year of the great Covid pandemic when we had to close the doors of our beautiful little church.  Many of us have struggle to make sense of all the different rules and regulations this event has created for us personally and collectively.  We have struggled as our close community of believers have succumbed to worship on-line, perhaps attend another church, or unfortunately not worship at all.  The Bibles tells us God is good even in the bad times…trust Him.  We have heard it many times, that God has always taken care of us and, in my experience, He has!  
 
As new leadership takes over this committee, we should continue to trust God with His infinite wisdom and goodness to take care of His church even in the bad times.  We hope that this new year will bring us hope in the future, peace in our hearts, joy of Jesus Christ on our faces  and, the greatest of these, love within our hearts. Immanuel!   Amen  
Vivian Snyder, outgoing Finance Chairperson
 
If you go forth in LOVE, you will find your PEACE.

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


MINISTRY MESSAGE:  INTER-GENERATIONAL & YOUTH MINISTRY, January 6, 2021: 
 
In Youth Ministry, our annual Youth Christmas Party was held outdoors at the Youth House on Sunday, December 20th.  We gathered around the campfire and enjoyed a fabulous meal (thanks to Jackie Simpson, Arianna Smith, and Carma McCallie), while playing games like detecting Christmas carol and movie names through emojis, peppermint stack contests (family table groups competing against each other), Christmas trivia, and a luminary treasure hunt!   We were grateful to be able to adapt our annual gathering in such a way as to honor the need for safe practices while still allowing us to celebrate the joy of the season together!
 
Youth Christmas Party Pictures: (Held OUTDOORS at the Youth House; December 20, 2020)
   
    
     
  

In Inter-generational Ministry, the Inter-generational Sunday School class will resume weekly classes via Zoom starting this Sunday, January 10th from 9:30-10:30 am.   Each week we will study a passage of Scripture through reading, reflection, and discussion, as well as engage in spiritual practices together in this virtual gathering.  These Zoom Sunday School classes will continue until we are able to gather again for in-person worship.  If you are interested in participating in this Zoom Sunday School class, please contact Kim at kim.reindl@gmail.com.  No prior participation, nor preparation, is required.
 
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

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

Let us join in prayer together:  Lord, we continue to pray for one another and for our country.  We lift up the leaders of our nation to God, asking for divine guidance, wisdom and a deep desire for peace. Be with the people of this nation who are looking to our leaders to provide for needs, and may they be met with compassion and generosity.  In this season of transition for out country, may we be the guide and example of a country that honors democracy and strives for peace.
Lord, while there are leaders and decision makers of our nation, help us to seat our faith, hope and trust in You.  All else is but a passing moment, like chaff that is cleared from the grain, so that You will be known. Only You are have the power through willing hearts to bring hope and peace.  May God surround, protect and reveal Your healing presence in these times.  Amen.

 
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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