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January 11, 2019 G Chat

Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ.

Current Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
Eubanks                                    Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship                                 Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational                       After School Room of WC
Visit the Aviation Museum Jan. 21. Leave from the church at 9am.
BACKPACK BUDDIES Outreach will be at their packing center January 30th!  Look for the sign-up sheets in the Narthex and in the Worship Center and sign up today.  Everyone welcome!
Plan now to bring your buddy, honey or special friend to our Annual Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 9. Chef Craig will be preparing a delicious meal of salad, grilled pork chops, mushrooms on the side, baked potato bar, green beans, rolls and homemade desserts.  All profits will go to support our missionaries, the Haddens, the Houles and the Stotlers.  Reaching around the world for Christ! Tickets will go on sale for $ 10.00 per person this Sunday, January 13.
Cokes Chapel collected 47 shoe boxes from the congregation. They were delivered to Operation Christmas Child.  Thank you to all who contributed to this meaningful ministry!

Childcare Outreach Action Team meetings: 
Sundays, 12:15, Worship Center 
Jan 13, Jan. 27; Feb 10; Feb. 24,

Sunday Morning Offering Action Team meetings:
Mondays, 3:00, Fellowship Hall
Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25

On March 10, 12:15   both Childcare Action and Sunday morning Offerings Action to meet together in the Worship Center


Women’s Retreat Invitation
March 1-3, 2019


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.


During our retreat, we will: explore what Jesus intends for us through this promise; talk about some of the barriers we encounter in maintaining peace; and finally, practice ways to increase our peace on a daily basis.  There will be time for you to rest, visit local shops and embrace peace!


Harmony Grove UMC Women in Lilburn, GA invited Pastor Lisa to lead this retreat at Lake Junaluska. We will be in the newly renovated Lambuth Inn.  Lisa served as Associate Pastor at Harmony Grove for five years. The Harmony Grove women  extend the invitation to our Cokes Chapel women to join in this special time apart.


I know Cokes Chapel women will enjoy the beautiful mountain setting and the wonderful women of Harmony Grove.  I know they will delight in getting to know you also! 

I look forward to discoveries in God’s Word, good fellowship  and renewal in our walk in Christ.   God has good in store for us!




To assure your place, make reservations now. Deadline is January 27.  Reservation forms available at the church office and in the narthex/information table.


January 4, 2019 G Chat


Cokes Chapel leadership is committed to growing disciples for Jesus Christ.
Current Sunday School Class* Locations at 10:10am:
Eubanks                         Front room of Sanctuary
Fellowship                      Fellowship Hall across street
Intergenerational           After School Room of WC
Meeting times: Outreach planning group January 13th 12:15pm
Worship planning group:  January 14th  3:00pm
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. 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 Jan 27.  
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. We need 2 or 3 new team members, please consider joining us as we serve the elderly of our community.  You will make a difference in their lives, and you will also receive a blessing! Interested? Contact Betsy Bagley (770) 301-2577 or ebbagley@gmail.com

  Epiphany, the end of the Christmas season is 12 days after Christmas. It comes from a Greek word meaning show or reveal.  Epiphany, which can be celebrated with festivities and gift exchanges, is often called Twelfth Night. Gift giving in some cultures extends throughout the 12 days of Christmas; elsewhere, gift giving is limited to January 5 or 6 (or December 24-25). In Western churches, Epiphany celebrates the coming of the magi.  Adapted from umcdiscipleship.org