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March 22, 2019 G Chat

DISCOVERY WEEKEND WORSHIP – UNIFIED WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY (24TH) AT 10:00 AM!



This is the last week to bring in Easter Egg Hunt donations. Since we’re blessed to serve so many families in our Childcare Center, we’re collecting early to make sure we have PLENTY of eggs for what’s sure to be our most exciting Egg Hunt ever! Drop items off by March 28th.  Still need:

             Wrapped Candy or Small Prizes (No nuts)

             Empty Plastic Eggs (Standard or Large Sized)

 

“Meet in the Middle”: 10:10am-10:50am in the After-school room in the Worship Center.

Our first ever – church wide “Meet in the Middle” will be a service project.  With our Childcare Center at full capacity, Coke’s will need almost 3,000 eggs for our Easter Sock Hop and Hunt.

We need everyone!   Sunday School classes are asked to participate in the fun and bring any refreshments you’d like to share. Coffee will be provided.  Questions? contact Pastor Lisa.


Sunday, March 31st  Following the egg stuffing event, the congregation is invited to the Cokes Chapel Childcare Open House to see the final renovations of the front entrance.

Backpack Buddies collection

Chef Boyardee Variety Packs (12/pack) are needed to stock the Backpack Buddies shelves in March.  If you prefer to make a monetary donation ($10/each), please mark your check or envelope with: Backpack Buddies.

 

We will be decorating our church with Hydrangeas on Easter Sunday.  If you would like to purchase one ($20/ea) in honor of, or in memory of someone, please fill out the signup sheet in the narthex or Worship Center. Make check payable to Cokes UMW and place it in the collection plate. The deadline for ordering is March 31st.
 

“Let’s Give God the Credit!” You have an opportunity to take part in Easter Worship – in the next weeks, as we anticipate Christ’s resurrection and the stone being rolled away, you are asked to send a word/words that names something that God has removed from your life, healed in you, given you hope in, or released you from. 

All your submissions will remain anonymous.  Your “word” will be written on stones and be part of Easter morning worship! Send all words to Lisa at ldempsey@cokeschapel.org or drop in the offering plate (anonymous).


Friday Stations of the Cross Good Friday – April 19th

A self-guided experience in Christ’s journey will be offered in the Worship Center at:

11:30am – 1:00pm

6:00pm – 7:30pm.

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!

10:10am:                                             Location

Eubanks Class                                    Front room of Sanctuary

Fellowship Class                                Fellowship Hall across street

Intergenerational                             After-School Rm of Worship Ctr.



March 14, 2019 G Chat

Egg Hunt Donations Needed. Since we’re blessed to serve so many families in our Childcare Center, we’re collecting early to make sure we have PLENTY of eggs for what’s sure to be our most exciting Egg Hunt ever!
 
 Please Donate by March 28th:
·         Wrapped Candy or Small Prizes (No nuts)
·         Empty Plastic Eggs (Standard or Large Sized)
Drop items off at the church office, Sanctuary, or Worship Center in the bins by March 28th.  
 
March 22-24th, Friday – Sunday.  Discovery Weekend, led by our high school youth and adults, Cokes come together in strength and faith to prepare our youth for their life of faith.  See Kim Reindl for more information.
 
Sunday, March 24, Unified Worship at 10:00 a.m. to honor our Discovery weekend with our youth!  Wear your t-shirt to show our love!
 
Sunday, March 31st.
Meet in the Middle; 10:10am-10:50am. Worship Center, After-school room.
 
Our first ever – church wide “Meet in the Middle” will be a service project: With our Childcare Center at full capacity, Coke’s will need almost 3,000 eggs for our Easter Sock Hop and Hunt?
 
We need everyone!   Sunday School classes are asked to participate in the fun and bring any refreshments you’d like to share. Coffee will be provided!  Questions? contact Pastor Lisa.
 
Sunday, March 31st following the Egg Stuffing event, the congregation is invited to an Open House at the Cokes Chapel Childcare front entrance to view the final renovations. All are welcome!
 
Backpack Buddies collection.
In March, Cokes Chapel will be collecting Chef Boyardee Variety Packs of 12 microwaveable bowls to help stock the shelves. BJ’s and Sam’s sell the packs for $10 each.
 
If you prefer to make a monetary donation for this project, please mark your check or envelope with: Backpack Buddies.
 
Camp Cards are here! $5 each – Support a Scout! See Lara or Jim McCarthy. The discount cards provide $20 in snap-off coupons AND additional discounts to use for the rest of 2019. (Camp Cards directly support scouts to attend summer camp.  Questions? Contact  Lara at blrnycstl@earthlink.net.
       

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is March 31, 2019.
 
For more than 50 years, congregations have taken part in UMCOR Sunday, laying the foundation for a ministry of relief and hope. Donations through this offering cover our cost of doing business. This allows 100% of all other giving to be used on the projects our donors specify, rather than in administrative or fundraising costs.
UMCOR does not receive United Methodist World Service or apportionment funds, so without your offerings, UMCOR would not exist.

Easter Hydrangeas
We will be decorating our church again this year with hydrangeas on Easter Sunday.  If you would like to purchase one ($20 each) of these beautiful  flowers in honor of, or in memory of someone, please fill out the signup sheet in the narthex or Worship Center.
Place the $20 cash or check in the envelop provide and make the check out to Cokes Chapel UMW (United Methodist Women) and place it in the collection plate. The deadline for ordering hydrangeas is March 31st.
 



March 8, 2019 G Chat


Easter Egg Hunt Donations Needed Since we’re blessed to serve so many families in our Childcare Center, we’re collecting early to make sure we have PLENTY of eggs for what’s sure to be our most exciting Egg Hunt ever!
 Please Donate by March 28th:
·         Wrapped Candy or Small Prizes (No nuts)
·         Empty Plastic Eggs (Standard or Large Sized)
Please drop items at the church office, or in the bins in the Sanctuary narthex, or Contemporary Worship Center entrance between now and March 28th.  
 
March 22-24th, Friday – Sunday Discovery Weekend Led by our high school youth and adults, Cokes comes together in strength and faith to prepare our young people for their life of faith.  See Kim Reindl for more information.
 
Sunday, March 24, Unified Worship at 10:00 a.m. to honor our Discovery weekend with our youth!  Wear your t-shirt if you got one and show up to show our love!
 
Sunday, March 31st, Meet in the Middle 10:10-10:50 in the Worship Center, After-school Room.
Our first ever church wide gathering will be a service project: Did you know that with our full capacity Child Care Center, Coke’s will need almost 3,000 eggs prepared for our Easter Sock Hop and Hunt?  We need everyone to help stuff!
Sunday School classes are asked to join in, bringing any refreshments they usually have. Coffee will be provided!  Questions, contact Pastor Lisa.

Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!
    
10:10am:                     Location
Eubanks Class             Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship Class          Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational          After-School Rm of Worship Ctr

Backpack Buddies Collection

Backpack Buddies of Coweta distributes over 600 meal bags each week to Coweta County children who need food for the weekends. 
In March, Cokes Chapel will be collecting Chef Boyardee Variety Packs of 12 microwaveable bowls to help stock the shelves. BJ’s and Sam’s sell the packs for $10 each.


Please place donations in the narthex or WC.  If you prefer to make a monetary donation for this project, please mark it on your check or envelope: Backpack Buddies.
 

Camp Cards are here! $5 each– Support a Scout! Get one for yourself AND Purchase one for a CCCC Teacher! See Lara or Jim McCarthy. We have the discount cards with $20 in snap-off coupons!! AND additional discounts to use for the rest of 2019. (Camp Cards directly support scouts wanting to earn money to attend summer camp) email Lara at blrnycstl@earthlink.net if you need some.

 

 

Good Friday – April 19th

Stations of the Cross, a self-guided experience in Christ’s journey, will be offered in the Worship Center from 11:30 – 1:00pm and also from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
 

 

Copyright © 2019 Cokes Chapel UMC, All rights reserved.


March 1, 2019 G Chat

 

Ash Wednesday, March 6th

5:30-6:30 UMW is providing a Simple Meal of Soup and bread before the Service in the Fellowship Hall

7:00pm Imposition of Ashes Service in the Sanctuary

No prayer meeting March 6, Ash Wednesday.

Good Friday – April 19th Good Friday Stations of the Cross, a self-guided experience in Christ’s journey, that will be offered at 11:30-1:00pm and 6-8:00 pm in the Worship Center.

Childcare Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Hospital.  Friday March 8th starting at 9am.  The goal is to raise $2500. 

Easter Hydrangeas $20 order soon.
 
Sunday School Classes: Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ. Seek out a class or look for new offerings to come!
     
10:10am:               Location
Eubanks                 Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship              Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational    After-School Room of Worship Ctr

Pastors Lisa’s Tuesday Bible Study started Tuesday, February 12th and goes through April 2nd at 10:15am in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your questions, bibles and let’s grow together! We will be reading Mark together, learning new things about our faith, Jesus, and one another! Please let the church office know you will be attending.

LUTHERSVILLE SENIOR CENTER Thursday MARCH 7th
Outreach invites you to meet at the church at 9:30 to ride the church bus.  If you would like to go and/or provide one of the food items that we take, there are signup sheets in the narthex and the Worship Center.  Please consider joining us! Questions? Contact Betsy Bagley at ebbagley@gmail.com  or (770) 301-2577.

Another New Addition is almost here!  Your Child Care Center has almost completed the renovation of the front desk and office area to make it more functional.  New flooring was laid throughout the front area and hallways leading to classrooms.  We are thankful to Don Cobb, who lent his expertise as architect to draw and oversee the construction and installation required.  Kudos to Kristen and Destiney for working out of temporary office space. Meet in the Middle on March 31st will also be Open House to see the CCCC completion of Remodeling. All are welcome to check out the new lobby.

DISCOVERY WEEKEND & UNIFIED WORSHIP MARCH 22-24th
Discovery Weekend spiritual formation retreat will take place again this spring at Cokes Chapel UMC! March 22-24 will be a time for middle school youth to grow in relationship with God & one another as they are led by high school youth and adults.  Purchase your T-shirt for the UNIFIED WORSHIP at 10:00 a.m.
 
Now Enrolling and Hiring!
Cokes Chapel Childcare Center is a Christian based childcare.  Our programs are designed to develop the “whole” child while learning through Christ with Joy and Love! Contact Director Kristin McCoy,kmccoy@cokeschapelchildcare.com
 
We offer Another way to join in Prayer!  The Prayer Line is an email prayer chain.  We send you prayer requests and updates and ask that you pray over them.  It averages one or two per week.  If you would like to receive the prayer emails, please fill out the tear-out request and put it in the offering plate or send a request to office@cokeschapel.org
 
BACKPACK BUDDIES COLLECTION
Each week Backpack Buddies of Coweta distributes over 600 meal bags each week to Coweta County school children who need food for the weekends.  In these bags they pack over 600 Chef Boyardee meals.

During March, Cokes Chapel will be collecting items to help stock the shelves.  Please purchase one, or more, Chef Boyardee Variety Packs of 12 microwaveable bowls.  These can be purchased at BJ’s and Sam’s for about $10 each.

Please place your donations in the narthex or WC.  If you prefer to make a monetary donation for this project, please designate it for Backpack Buddies.

 

Easter Egg Hunt 
Donations Needed
:
Since we’re blessed to serve so many families in our Childcare Center, we’re collecting items early this year to make sure we have PLENTY of eggs for what’s sure to be our most exciting Egg Hunt ever!
Please Donate by March 28th:
·                 Wrapped Candy or Small Prizes (NO Nuts Please)
·                 Empty Plastic Eggs (Standard or Large Sized)
Please drop items at the church office, or in the bins in the Sanctuary narthex, or Contemporary Worship Center entrance between now and March 28th.  

EGG Stuffers Needed:
Please meet on Sunday, March 31st to STUFF EASTER EGGS for the hunt! 10:10 – 10:50a.m.

This will be also be our first MEET IN THE MIDDLE gathering and EVERYONE is encouraged to attend!  Gather at 10:10-10:50 am in the Childcare Center After-school Room. Refreshments will be provided!
 


Camp Cards are here! $5 each
– Support a Scout! Get one for yourself AND Purchase one for a CCCC Teacher! See Lara or Jim McCarthy. We have the discount cards with $20 in snap-off coupons!! AND additional discounts to use for the rest of 2019. (Camp Cards directly support scouts wanting to earn money to attend summer camp) email Lara at blrnycstl@earthlink.net if you need some.
 
Sunday Morning Offerings Vision Action Team Update!
This team has taken to heart the vision for us to unify our church. We have prayed and dreamed together, seeking ways to build relationships across the worship services.  We will have occasional unified gatherings that will have either a worship, study, or service, component.  Our faith and desire to grow together is seated in our faith in Jesus Christ. 
 
Watch for Alerts for the congregation to upcoming unifying EVENTS at 10:10am Sundays, we are calling it “Meet in the Middle”.  A notice for these events will be highlighted by this logo.

Some questions you may have:
           
What is Meet in the Middle?
The purpose is to respond to God’s call to be a unified church in heart and in relationship with God and one another.
 
What happens when we Meet in the Middle?
We may have worship, service, or stud, events and it will be a time we are encouraged to meet members we don’t know.
It will be a time of celebration and fun – for when 2 or more are gathered….
 
How will this Meet in the Middle happen?
When we host an event, Sunday School classes are asked to forgo class that day, with the broader purpose of being a community gathered together in unity. Each may make accommodations as to how they will participate.
 
Why should I take part in Meet in the Middle?
You are uniquely you!  You bring your faith, gifts, graces to the community, and together we all are stronger, more able to do God’s work.  Your presence reflects your heart to be faithful to God’s call to be a unified body of Christ for the world to witness.
 
We will try to use 5th Sundays as part of our initiative for Unifying the church.  Some of our Unity with a Purpose gatherings will be on these “extra” Sundays in the year.
 
Our First Meet in the Middle will be Sunday, March 31.  We are asking everyone to come to the Worship Center/After School Room at 10:10 to help stuff over 3,000 eggs for our upcoming Easter Soc hop and hunt.  Classes that usually offer snacks and goodies are asked to bring them to the After-School room where we will meet.  Coffee will be provided!  Come, let’s get stuffed and have some fun preparing for our outreach to the community on Easter.  Please contact Pastor Lisa if you have questions and see the information in the bulletin about donations of eggs and candy.
 
In closing:
The Vision Action Team requests that each leader to pray for this unified opportunity.  Then, inform your work area, encouraging participation for our unity events and worship.  Our prayer is that we will Invite, love, and open, hearts to the movement of the Holy Spirit upon our vision work that it might lift us and point us all to the heart of God’s intentions for our community.
 
Thank you and God bless each of you!
Peace,
Pastor Lisa
 
 
 

 
 
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