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G-Chat December 7th

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Advent Celebration and Sharing Breakfast!  

Sunday, December 18th at 10:10-10:50 am

Contemporary Worship Center

As Cokes Chapel completes our church-wide Advent study,
Taste and See, ALL are invited to join in a time to celebrate the season and share our stories.  We are looking forward to hearing how we—children, youth, and adults—have been learning new things and experiencing God in new ways this season.  Please RSVP to Barbara Henderson (office@cokeschapel.org; 770-253-6052) or Kim Reindl (kreindl@cokeschapel.org) by Monday, December 12th
with the number that plan to attend. 
 
 
ANGEL TREE GIFTS
Remember to bring your Angel Tree Gifts with you to church this  Sunday, December 11th!  It will be the last Sunday that we will be collecting them!  Thank you to all who have helped out with this project!
 
 
CHRISTMAS CANTATA
Come next
Sunday, December 18th at 5PM to listen as our choir shares “The First Noel, Born is the King”.  This will be followed by a showing of the movie, The Nativity Story.
 
 
JOIN YOUR CHURCH FAMILY TO WATCH “THE NATIVITY STORY!”
You are invited to watch the movie, The Nativity Story, with your church family!  (This is the movie that is recommended by our Advent study, Taste and See. 6:15 to 8:15 in the Contemporary Worship Center.  Bring movie snacks!  Hope to see you there!
 


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.