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G-Chat November 29, 2016

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Greetings from the Cokes Chapel Craft Corner – REMINDER!!!

Our next gathering will be on Saturday, December 3 in the Fellowship Hall from 10am to 2pm. For our December project, we will be making a wreath! You can make a Christmas wreath or an all occasion wreath. Cindy Cox will be teaching this class. We hope you will plan to attend. Please bring a snack to share and your own beverage. 

Supply list to purchase in advance: 

Wire wreath – any size (Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, JoAnn’s) Mesh ribbon – any color at least 4″ to 5″ wide or wider Additional ribbon for a bow (optional)

Embellishments – Christmas ornaments, silk berries, pinecones, holly, or any other embellishments of your choosing

Pipe-cleaners (optional) Cindy said she has plenty

Glue gun (we’ll try to bring extras in case you do not have one) 

If you have questions, you can contact me by email at sntodd@numail.org. 

Looking forward to seeing you on December 3.
 
 
LADIES ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
Our annual Christmas Lunch Bunch will be Thursday, December 8,  11:30 AM,
at Wanda Moore’s home located at 4661 Hwy. 34 East, Sharpsburg.  Look for sign-up sheets  in the Narthex and Contemporary Worship Center.  Simply bring a covered dish and join us !  
 
The church bus will be available to ride from the church to Wanda’s this Thursday, 12/8 for the luncheon. Parking is limited, so we would encourage those who can, to take advantage of this opportunity! We will meet at 11:15 in the parking lot!
 
 
HELP THE TODD FAMILY PROVIDE FOOD FOR TRINITY TABLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY!
The Todd Family has signed up to provide food to the pantry on Christmas Day.  Here are the items that they are gathering:
 
450 individual serving cans of beefaroni, spaghettios, Vienna Sausage, etc.
45 loaves of bread
450 slices of meat
450 slices of cheese
225 individual bags of chips
225 oranges
225 bottles of water
 
100 men’s socks
25 women’s/children’s socks
 
There will be bins and additional information out on Sunday if you would like to provide additional help!  Thank you!
 
 
 

 

 

 



G-Chat November 16, 2016

 

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WE HAVE 54 ADULT PARTICIPANTS IN THE ADVENT STUDY! 

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP TO JOIN IN ON WHAT GOD IS DOING AT COKES CHAPEL!
Contact office@cokeschapel.org to register!
 

THANKSGIVING FUNDRAISER

Now is the time to order a fried or smoked whole turkey or turkey breast for Thanksgiving!! We will be taking orders until Saturday the 19th.

Fried or Smoked Turkeys are $ 35 each
Fried or Smoked Turkey Breasts are $ 25 each

There are several ways to order if you did not get to sign up in the Narthex or Contemporary Worship Center.
 
1. Reply to this email with your order.

2. Go to our online sign-up form at: http://www.123contactform.com/form-2306081/Online-Order-Form 

3. Call the church office before Thursday with your order or call Blair Graydon direct at 678-850-8907.

 

NOW TAKING POINSETTIA ORDERS

The United Methodist Women are taking orders for the poinsettias at this time.  There are sign up sheets available at both services.  Please indicate whether you are purchasing a plant in memory or in honor of a loved one and the name of that person. The plants will be placed in worship during the Christmas Season. The cost is $10/ea. 
 

HANGING OF THE GREENS, THIS SUNDAY!

We will be decorating the facilities for the Advent and Christmas season this Sunday, November 20th from 2:30-4:30pm.  As is our custom, we will share in a covered dish chili supper, so bring a pot of your favorite recipe to share.
 
ANGEL TREE

Our Angel Trees are being set up on Sunday, November 20th in the Narthex and Contemporary Worship Center. Simply pull names from the tree and complete the sign-up sheet by the appropriate child’s name/wish list item. It is very important that we have your name by the gift that you select to purchase. All gifts should be wrapped, tagged with the child’s name and age, and returned by December 11th.
 
 
 


G-Chat – November 10, 2016

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CALLING ALL ADULTS!!!—Sign-up Now for the Church-wide ADVENT STUDY! 
How might you have felt if you were Zechariah or Elizabeth, Mary or Joseph?  What if you had been an angel, a shepherd, or one of the wise men?  In an innovative approach to the stories of Advent, we will be invited to become part of the events surrounding the birth of the Christ child.   Each week, we will enter into the story for a while, exploring it from the perspective of its central figures.

This church-wide Advent study, “Taste and See,” will be offered to kids during Children’s Church, youth during Youth Group, and preached from on Sundays during Advent.  Adults have the opportunity to participate by signing-up for one of the weekly adult classes listed below.  Study:  “Taste and See:  Experiencing the Stories of Advent and Christmas,” by Jan Johnson Length: 4 Weeks Dates and Times:  Sundays, Nov. 20th-Dec. 11th, 5:00-6:30 PM (Leader:  Kim Reindl) OR  Tuesdays, Nov. 22nd-Dec. 13th, 10:30-12:00 PM (Leader:  Rev. Lisa Dempsey) OR  Tuesdays, Nov. 22nd-Dec. 13th, 6:30-8:00 PM (Leader: Patty White) Cost:  $8.00 per individual, couple, or family (Book Cost) To Register:  Email Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org, OR Call Barbara Henderson at 770-253-6052

Registration DEADLINE:  Sunday, November 13th

 

KICK-OFF TO CONFIRMATION!”:  INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
If you are the parent of a young person, 6th grade through 12th grade, please save the date, Sunday, November 13th from 12:15-1:30 pm (lunch will be provided) for an informational meeting with Kim Reindl about the Youth Confirmation Class that is to start in January.  You will want to attend this meeting about this important milestone opportunity in your child’s faith development!  (PLEASE NOTE:  This class is OPEN to ALL Youth, whether or not they have already been confirmed in the church.)

 

NOW TAKING POINSETTIA ORDERS
The United Methodist Women are taking orders for the poinsettias at this time.  There are sign up sheets available at both services.  Please indicate whether you are purchasing a plant in memory or in honor of a loved one and the name of that person. The plants will be placed in worship during the Christmas Season. The cost is $10/ea. 

 

VETERANS DAY
A day that our nation recognizes and honors those who have served our country in any of our Armed forces during peace and war times. Armed forces include Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and National Guard.  Sunday, November 13, at 10:15, between our two worship services, Cokes Chapel will host a Veterans Day Recognition.  We will raise our flag, sing, pray, read names, and sound a volley from the small cannon to mark this occasion.  Everyone is invited to a reception following the service in the cafeteria off of the Contemporary Worship Center.  Email office@cokeschapel.org or call 770-253-6052

 

THANKSGIVING BASKETS
If you wish to make a monetary gift to support this year’s Thanksgiving Basket outreach, please make your checks out to Cokes Chapel UMC and mark Thanksgiving Baskets on the memo line. If you’d like to help assemble the baskets, please come to Fellowship Hall on Monday, November 21st at 8AM.  Additional questions should be directed to Betsy Bagley, Nancy Vermilyea, or Caroline Huckaby. Thank you!

 

LAGRANGE DISTRICT UMM SHOE DRIVE
The UMM are collecting used, outgrown, ill-fitting, gently-worn, out-of-style, no longer needed/wanted men’s, women’s and kids’ shoes of any kind.  They are supporting a local non-profit named Soaring High on Faith. There will be bins available at both worship services to drop off your donations.  The collection runs to this Sunday, November 13th. 

 
 
HANGING OF THE GREENS, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH
We will be decorating the facilities for the Advent and Christmas season on Sunday, November 20th from 3-5pm.  As is our custom, we will share in a covered dish chili supper, so bring a pot of your favorite recipe to share.
 
 
ANGEL TREE
Our Angel Trees are being set up on Sunday, November 20th in the Narthex and Contemporary Worship Center. Simply pull names from the tree and complete the sign-up sheet by the appropriate child’s name/wish list item. It is very important that we have your name by the gift that you select to purchase. All gifts should be wrapped, tagged with the child’s name and age, and returned by December 11th.
 
 
PECAN SALE
Ladies from the UMW will be selling pecans between services this Sunday, November 13th.  They are $12/bag and are simply a necessity for holiday baking.
 
 
 

 



G-Chat November 3

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OPERATION  CHRISTMAS CHILD
Please return boxes by this Sunday, November 6th.  We’ll be blessing them in our worship services and sending them on! Thank you!
 
 
CRAFT CORNER THIS SATURDAY
We welcome all crafters to join us on Saturday, November 5 in the fellowship hall from 10:00am to 2:00pm.  Bring a snack to share and your favorite craft to work on.  This is a time of fellowship for those of us who love crafting.  This is not limited to just sewing but all areas of crafts.  Spread the word.  Hope to see you there!
 
CALLING ALL ADULTS!!!—Sign-up Now for the Church-wide ADVENT STUDY! 
How might you have felt if you were Zechariah or Elizabeth, Mary or Joseph?  What if you had been an angel, a shepherd, or one of the wise men?  In an innovative approach to the stories of Advent, we will be invited to become part of the events surrounding the birth of the Christ child.   Each week, we will enter into the story for a while, exploring it from the perspective of its central figures.

This church-wide Advent study, “Taste and See,” will be offered to kids during Children’s Church, youth during Youth Group, and preached from on Sundays during Advent.  Adults have the opportunity to participate by signing-up for one of the weekly adult classes listed below. 

Study:  “Taste and See:  Experiencing the Stories of Advent and Christmas,” by Jan Johnson

Length: 4 Weeks

Dates and Times:  Sundays, Nov. 20th-Dec. 11th, 5:00-6:30 PM (Leader:  Kim Reindl)

OR  Tuesdays, Nov. 22nd-Dec. 13th, 10:00-11:30 AM (Leader:  Rev. Lisa Dempsey)

OR  Tuesdays, Nov. 22nd-Dec. 13th, 6:30-8:00 PM (Leader: Patty White)

Cost:  $8.00 per individual, couple, or family (Book Cost)

To Register:  Email Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org, OR Call Barbara Henderson at 770-253-6052

Registration DEADLINE:  Sunday, November 13th
 
 KICK-OFF TO CONFIRMATION!”:  INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
If you are the parent of a young person, 6th grade through 12th grade, please save the date, Sunday, November 13th from 12:15-1:30 pm (lunch will be provided) for an informational meeting with Kim Reindl about the Youth Confirmation Class that is to start in January.  You will want to attend this meeting about this important milestone opportunity in your child’s faith development!  (PLEASE NOTE:  This class is OPEN to ALL Youth, whether or not they have already been confirmed in the church.)
 
 NOW TAKING POINSETTIA ORDERS
The United Methodist Women are taking orders for the poinsettias at this time.  There are sign up sheets available at both services.  Please indicate whether you are purchasing a plant in memory or in honor of a loved one and the name of that person. The plants will be placed in worship during the Christmas Season. The cost is $10/ea. 
 
 COKES WELCOME RECEPTION FOR OUR NEW YOUTH DIRECTOR AND FAMILY
Plan now to stop by following both worship services in the Contemporary Worship Center in the cafeteria to welcome Bobby and Shannon Kirk, and their children this Sunday, November 6th.  If you would like to send them a note, their new address is: 565 Mapledale Trail Sharpsburg,  GA 30277.   Join us in giving thanks to God for Bobby and family, and show them a true Cokes Chapel welcome!
 
 VETERANS DAY
A day that our nation recognizes and honors those who have served our country in any of our Armed forces during peace and war times. Armed forces includes Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force and National Guard.  Sunday, November 13, at 10:15, between our two worship services, Cokes Chapel will host a Veterans Day Recognition.  Please send names we may read to honor your friends and family that have served during war or peace, to keep our country free.  We will raise our flag, sing, pray, read names, and sound a volley from the small cannon to mark this occasion.  Please call the church office or fill out the sign up sheets made available in both worship areas so we can speak our thanks to those in service.  Email office@cokeschapel.org or call 770-253-6052
 
THANKSGIVING BASKETS
If you wish to make a monetary gift to support this year’s Thanksgiving Basket outreach, please make your checks out to Cokes Chapel UMC and mark Thanksgiving Baskets on the memo line. Additional questions should be directed to Betsy Bagley, Nancy Vermilyea, or Caroline Huckaby. Thank you!
 
WOMEN’S HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
The UMW would like to invite all ladies to our annual Women’s Holiday luncheon on Thursday, November 10th at 12:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  Please bring a dish to share and a $10 gift for the Secret Santa Swap.
 
LAGRANGE DISTRICT UMM SHOE DRIVE
The UMM are collecting used, outgrown, ill-fitting,
gently-worn, out-of-style, no longer needed/wanted men’s, women’s and kids’ shoes of any kind.  They are supporting a local non-profit named Soaring High on Faith. There will be bins available at both worship services to drop off your donations.  The collection runs to November 13th.