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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. 


G-Chat October 26, 2016

 

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TRUNK OR TREAT, THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30TH
We still need 10 more trunks before Sunday and three more adult volunteers! We also need candy & trinkets to pass out!  Please contact Kim Reindl @ kreindl@cokeschapel.org if you can help!  Thank you!!
 
THANK YOU!!
A big thank you to Pam Todd, Frieda Abraham and Craig and Cindy Cox for cleaning and organizing the storage closet in the Contemporary Worship Center! It looks great!
 
HOLLONVILLE OPRY ON SAT.,NOVEMBER 5TH!
Sign up if you would like to ride on the church bus. We will depart at 5:30PM. Come join us for this fun evening of fellowship!  Listen to Blue Grass, Country, and Gospel music!  Food & fun!
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Please return boxes by next Sunday, November 6th! We’ll be blessing them in our worship services and sending them on! Thank you!
 
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!
 
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 on 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!
 
 
 
 
 

 



G-Chat October 19, 2016

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
If you took a box to fill for Operation Christmas Child, please remember that it must be returned no later than November 6. Thank you!

TRUNK OR TREAT “Trunk or Treat is Sunday, October 30th!  Please remember to sign-up to provide a “trunk” and pass out candy. This fall celebration will take place from 3-5 pm on the back field.  Also, we are in need of candy and trinkets to be used as prizes and to supplement candy supplies.  Please drop off donations in the bins provided.  Trunk or Treat is a special opportunity for the people of Cokes Chapel to reach out to the children of the Childcare Center, the community, and the church through an afternoon of fun and fellowship!  We hope that everyone chooses to take part in this church wide event!”

BOY SCOUT/UMM BBQ FUNDRAISER, THIS SUNDAY!
The Cokes Chapel UMM is supporting Boy Scout Troop 2193 through this delicious
fundraiser!  Tickets are being sold by the McCarthy family and the Collins family.  If you find yourself here on Sunday, but don’t have a ticket — drop in anyway!  There will be extra food to buy!! Tickets are $8/BBQ plate.  Bake goods, Brunswick stew and drinks will be available for sale too!  You can stay and fellowship with your friends and eat in at the Fellowship Hall from 12 to 1:30 pm.  Can’t stay?  No problem!  Orders to go also — from 10am to 1pm. 
 
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
Join us next Sunday as we remember those members and loved ones who we have lost this passed year.   


G-Chat October 12, 2016

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
We will be participating in Operation Christmas Child once again this year. If you would like this opportunity to fill a shoe box with goodies for a child around the world, please take a box home. You’ll find one or more in the Narthex or Contemporary Worship Center. Instructions are included in each box. Please put your name on the list as well, which will help us keep track of the boxes. Thank you! Return no later than November 6.

 

TRUNK OR TREAT
“Trunk or Treat is Sunday, October 30th!  Please remember to sign-up to provide a “trunk” and pass out candy. This fall celebration will take place from 3-5 pm on the back field.  Also, we are in need of candy and trinkets to be used as prizes and to supplement candy supplies.  Please drop off donations in the bins provided.  Trunk or Treat is a special opportunity for the people of Cokes Chapel to reach out to the children of the Childcare Center, the community, and the church through an afternoon of fun and fellowship!  We hope that everyone chooses to take part in this church wide event!”

 

BOY SCOUT/UMM BBQ FUNDRAISERThe Cokes Chapel UMM is supporting Boy Scout Troop 2193 through this delicious fundraiser!  Tickets are being sold by the McCarthy family and the Collins family.  They are $8/BBQ plate.  Bake goods, Brunswick stew and drinks will be available for sale that day!  You can stay and fellowship with your friends and eat in at the Fellowship Hall from 12 to 1:30 pm.  Can’t stay?  No problem!  Orders to go also — from 10am to 1pm. 

 
ADULT BIBLE STUDY – THURSDAYS AT 6PM IN THE YOUTH HOUSE
An ongoing Bible study group meets every Thursday evening in the Youth House.  New people are always welcome!  For more information, contact Don Harman 1251-786-4101
 
 
SOME TIME FOR FUN!
Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain, Friday,October 21. One day tickets $16/$13 in advance.  Sign up to reserve your seat on the bus!  Call Joyce Harman for more information.  251-786-4102
 
 
SIZZLIN’ SENIOR
Atlanta Botanical Gardens Tour – Chihuly in the Garden exhibit on Tuesday, October 18th.  Leave church at 10am and return late afternoon.  Sign up to reserve your seat on the bus!  Gail Brooke – 770-328-0086
 
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The United Methodist Women meet next Monday morning at 10:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  This is a time of fun, fellowship and service.  All women of the church are invited to attend!  Contact – Joyce Harman 251-786-4102