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G Chat January 24, 2018

PANCAKE FUNDRAISER this Sunday at 9:00 am in the CWC.  Then join us for a COMBINED worship service at 10:30 am in the sanctuary. Contact the church office if you did not get tickets!

COMBINED WORSHIP Next week Feb 4th! We will be holding one Worship on Sunday, Feb 4th, at 10:30 am
For “Scout” Sunday. Join us as we celebrate our outreach to families of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the new Venture Crew.

GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY:
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ. Interested in taking part in a short study/small-group? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Opportunities for Study
Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
o Eubanks- Front room of Sanctuary
o Evans- Cafeteria of CWC
o Fellowship- Fellowship Hall across street
o “New Class”- Choir room behind Sanctuary
o Intergenerational- After School Room of CWC

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY
A World Worth Saving: Lenten Spiritual Practices for Action by George Hovaness Donigian
“George Donigian connects prayer and other inner spiritual practices with outward actions of mercy and compassion. He guides you to grow in your prayer life by praying about daily news reports, discovering the needs around you, and responding with love and compassion. You will discover ways to:
• serve others
• feed the hungry
• seek justice and fight injustice
• offer healing
• extend friendship
The author’s conversational style and use of well-known hymn texts will engage you in this energizing Lenten study. This book includes exercises for spiritual growth and questions for reflection.”
  • When: Sundays OR Tuesdays, Weeks of Feb. 11th-March 18th
    Length: 6 Class Sessions
    Times & Places:
    Sundays @10:10 AM in Sunday School (SS) Classes:
    1. Eubanks SS (Chapel; Leader Jerry Lenox)
    2. Fellowship SS (Fellowship Hall; Leader Floyd Collins)
    3. Evans SS (Childcare Cafeteria; Leader Carolyn Evans)
    4. NEW Inter-generational SS (Childcare After-School Room; Leader Kim Reindl; ALL AGES—Adults, Youth, and Children TOGETHER) OR
    Tuesday Mornings @ 10:15 AM:
    5. Tuesday Class (Fellowship Hall; Leader Rev. Lisa Dempsey)
    Book Cost (Book Needed): $13; Order DEADLINE: Sun., Jan. 28th
    Questions:(Kim Reindl) kreindl@cokeschapel.org, (Gail, Church Office) 770-253-6052

CHILD CARE AID FUND – Our Childcare Center needs contributions to our Financial Aid Fund. This fund helps our parents defray some of the costs of daycare for their children. You may give cash, checks or credit card contributions at the Childcare Center. Thank you so much for helping with this important ministry.

FOOD PANTRY WAS VERY LOW ON FOOD ITEMS!
You are so responsive to our request! Our pantry is looking so much better and ready for giving.

ONE ROOF ECUMENICAL ALLIANCE OUTREACH
Special thank you to Cokes Chapel for contributions to One Roof for 2017. One Roof was able to give back 100% of all monetary donations to people in need. Donations are low, and people are still in need. Join us Saturday the 27th at 11:00 am for our Annual Meeting to learn more about how we are working in our community. Help Us Help Others!
 
DISTRICT TRAINING EVENT – Jan. 28, ALL Clergy and Committee Chairs: Make plans to go or send a representative from your committee to attend this training event where workshops will be offered for: SPR, Finance, Trustees, Church Council, One Board Structure, UMCOR & Disaster Response, Church Security, Faith Sharing, Safe Sanctuary training, and a mission project for children. Sign up with the church office so we may take the church bus.
  • When: Sunday, January 28th
    Time: 3:00-5:00pm
    Location: LaGrange First UMC
    401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240

NATIVITY SCENE? Cliff Seyler and Thom McCague are working on pulling a group of talented individuals together to create our own Nativity Scene for next Christmas. Anyone interested please contact Cliff at cliffcfc@yahoo.com or Thom at thommc49@gmail.com

PRAYER TEAM Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30pm – Eubanks Room in the Sanctuary



January 18, 2018 G Chat

COMBINED WORSHIP / PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR MISSIONS
Join us for our first Missions Fundraiser for our 3 missionaries families (Pancake breakfast at 9:00 am – bought your tickets yet?) $ 5 per adult and $ 2 per child. There will be a combined worship at 10:30 am to follow.  Come support our missionaries!

2017 GIVING STATEMENTS are now available for pick up and will be made available in 9 and 11 o’clock information table.   During the week, they will be available at the office during office hours. Save us a stamp, pick yours up today! Reply to this email if you’d like your copy emailed.

GROWING SCRIPTURALLY AND SPIRITUALLY:
Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ. Interested in taking part in a short study/small-group? Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Opportunities for Study
Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
o Eubanks: Front room of Sanctuary
o Evans: Cafeteria of CWC
o Fellowship: Fellowship Hall across street
o “New Class”: Choir room behind Sanctuary
o Intergenerational: After School Room of CWC

VALENTINE BANQUET
Missions sponsored Valentine’s Banquet on February 10, 2018 – Tickets are $10 each. More information to follow!

PRAYER TEAM
Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room in the Sanctuary.

CHILDCARE AID FUND – Our Childcare Center needs contributions to our Financial Aid Fund. This fund helps our parents defray some of the costs of daycare for their children. You may give cash, checks or credit card contributions at the Childcare Center. Thank you so much for helping with this important ministry.

FOOD PANTRY WAS VERY LOW ON FOOD ITEMS!
You are so responsive to our request! Our pantry is looking so much better and ready for giving.  
 
DISTRICT TRAINING EVENT – Jan. 28, ALL Clergy and Committee Chairs: Make plans to go or send a representative from your committee to attend this training event where workshops will be offered for: SPR, Finance, Trustees, Church Council, One Board Structure, UMCOR & Disaster Response, Church Security, Faith Sharing, Safe Sanctuary training, and a mission project for children. Sign up with the church office so we may take the church bus.

When: Sunday, January 28th
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Location: LaGrange First United Methodist Church
401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240

NATIVITY SCENE? Cliff Seyler and Thom McCague are working on pulling a group of talented individuals together to create our own Nativity Scene for next Christmas. Anyone interested please contact Cliff at cliffcfc@yahoo.com or Thom at thommc49@gmail.com.

WISHING WELL:  Drop your change in the Wishing Well in the CWC and Narthex to help support our Missionary Families!

LENTEN SERIES:  “Some Things Never Change… or Can They? “. Yes, our nature as humans will always be fraught with the marks of sin.  God’s message of constant redemption within the struggle is always present, but do we hear it, respond to it?  Old stories, new lives: by the grace of God – We can change! 
Join us on Ash Wednesday for a special evening service on Feb. 14,  and then Sundays, Feb.  18 through March 18.

OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE: Do you have a story about God speaking to you, directing you forward?  One of the best ways to encourage one another in faith is to share the stories of God at work in our lives.  You are invited to share a story of God “speaking” into your life, directing decisions, closing or opening paths, …

I am seeking several folks to tell their experience of hearing from God during this series.  Are you one? Contact me, Pastor Lisa, at 770-598-5066 or ldempsey@cokeschapel.org right away!

 

 



January 10, 2018 G Chat

 

Growing Scripturally and Spiritually Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ.  Interested in taking part in a short study/small-group?  Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Opportunities for Study
Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:

  • Eubanks-Front room of Sanctuary
  • Evans-Cafeteria of CWC
  • Fellowship-Fellowship Hall across street
  • “New Class”-Choir room behind Sanctuary
  • Intergenerational-After School Room of CWC

PRAYER MEETING Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room in the Sanctuary.

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE IS NOW AT FULL CAPACITY! Thank You! Please keep Kristin McCoy, the staff, and children in your prayers! Contact at (770) 253-6414 or  email:Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE CENTER AID FUND Our Childcare Center needs contributions to our Financial Aid Fund.  This fund helps our parents defray some of the costs of daycare for their children.  You may give cash, checks or credit card contributions at the Childcare Center.  Thank you so much for helping with this important ministry.
 

FOOD PANTRY IS VERY LOW ON FOOD ITEMS!  STAPLES NEEDED:

1 box spaghetti noodles                    16oz bag egg noodles

26oz spaghetti sauce                         15oz can corn

15oz can green beans                        15oz can if ANY other vegetable

16oz box of crackers                         10oz can soup

1 box cereal                                         5oz can tuna or ANY canned meat

16oz bag rice                                       16oz pork & beans

7oz macaroni & cheese                    1 small jar peanut butter or jelly

mixed fruit, peaches, pears 

UMCOR EARLY RESPONSE TRAINING  Want to help when natural disasters hit our neighbors? Take training that will allow you to truly assist! 

The North Georgia Conference will offer a slate of UMCOR ERT and Spiritual and Emotional Care training Jan. 20th. (alternate dates and locations online) Additional site-specific details will be communicated following registration.   January 20 – Cornerstone UMC 8:30 to 4 pm Cost is $10 payable at the door and includes training material. Register athttps://www.eiseverywhere.com/307215

Help your church be better prepared for disaster response ministry in your community and around the state and region. For more information, contact Rev. Scott Parrish, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, at scott.parrish@ngumc.net .

District Training Event – Jan. 28, ALL Clergy and Committee Chairs: Make plans to go or send a representative from your committee to attend this training event where workshops will be offered for SPR, Finance, Trustees, Church Council, One Board Structure, UMCOR & Disaster Response, Church Security, Faith Sharing, Safe Sanctuary training, and a mission project for children.   Sign up with the church office so we may take the church bus.

When:  Sunday, January 28th  Time:  3:00-5:00 pm  Location:  LaGrange First United Methodist Church – 401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA  30240

Youth Delegates Needed for 2018 Annual Conference June 24 The LaGrange District must provide 4 youth, ages 14-18, to serve as delegates to Annual Conference, June 12-14, 2018.  Applications are now available from the District Office or on the Children/Youth page of the district website (www.ngumc.org/lagr).  Deadline for submission is January 19 and must include a recommendation from the pastor.  The district will cover hotel expenses for delegates selected.

Nativity Scene? Cliff Seyler and Thom McCague are working on pulling a group of talented individuals together to create our own Nativity Scene for next Christmas.  Anyone interested please contact Cliff at cliffcfc@yahoo.com or Thom at thommc49@gmail.com



G Chat January 3, 2018

GROWING SCRIPTURALLY & SPIRITUALLY 

Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to grow disciples for Jesus Christ.  Taking part in small group studies is a great way to grow and make friends. Interested in taking part in a short study/group?  Contact Pastor Lisa or Lynda Hawkins at lyndahawkins@kw.com

Current Opportunities for Study and Small Groups:

  • Sunday School Class Locations at 10:10 am
    • Eubanks-Front room of Sanctuary
    • Evans-Cafeteria of CWC
    • Fellowship-Fellowship Hall across street
    • “New Class”-Choir room behind Sanctuary
    • Intergenerational-After School Room of CWC

 NEW SERMON SERIES – HEARING GOD

Join us as we explore some of the many occasions when God has spoken.  From Old Testament to New Testament, to today; lives are directed & changed, and the Kingdom of God is coming near.  Learning from these stories of theophany, God speaking, so we too can respond to God’s Voice.  Sunday’s Jan. 7, 14, & 21.

January 7th Epiphany of the Lord “What Gifts Can We Offer?”  Matthew 2: 1-12

The wise men brought out of their bounty and out of a sure knowledge that they would encounter a Magnificent Revelation that deserved worship and gifts.  Learning to listen and follow – not only to the call forward but beyond, as we move past the “Holy Moment” that God has brought us to. The Gift of Listening to God.

PRAYER MEETING

Join the prayer warriors of Cokes Chapel, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm – Eubanks Room

COKES CHAPEL CHILDCARE IS NOW at FULL CAPACITY!

Thank You! Please keep Kristin McCoy, the staff, and children in your prayers! Contact at (770) 253-6414 or email: email:  Director@cokeschapelchildcare.com

OUR PANTRY IS VERY LOW ON FOOD ITEMS!  STAPLES NEEDED:

1 box spaghetti noodles          16oz bag egg noodles

26oz spaghetti sauce                15oz can corn

15oz can green beans                15oz can if ANY other vegetable

16oz box of crackers                 10oz can soup

1 box cereal                                   5oz can tuna or ANY canned meat

16oz bag rice                                16oz pork & beans

7oz macaroni & cheese            1 small jar peanut butter or jelly

mixed fruit, peaches, pears

 

MAKING 2018 GREAT!

All 2018 Committee Chairs must turn in plans/schedules for meetings in 2018 ASAP.  Please check with the church office or the church calendar at www.cokeschapel.org/calendar before finalizing any dates with your teams.

DISTRICT TRAINING EVENT 

ALL Clergy and Committee Chairs: Make plans to go or send a representative from your committee to attend this training event where workshops will be offered for SPR Committee, Finance Committee, Trustees, Church Council, One Board Structure, UMCOR & Disaster Response, Church Security, Faith Sharing, Safe Sanctuary training and a mission project for children.   Contact the church office so we may take the church bus.

When:  Sunday, January 28th

Time:  3:00-5:00pm

Location:  LaGrange First United Methodist Church

401 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA  30240

YOUTH DELEGATES NEEDED FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The LaGrange District must provide 4 youth, ages 14-18, to serve as delegates to Annual Conference, June 12-14, 2018.  Applications are now available from the District Office or on the Children/Youth page of the district website (www.ngumc.org/lagr).  Deadline for submission is January 19 and must include a recommendation from the pastor.  The district will cover hotel expense for delegates selected.