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Announcements 7/6/16

Staff Parish Relationship Receives Resignation

Last week, our Youth Director Bobby Totten, submitted his resignation.  Following that, he also communicated directly with our Youth and Parents to let them know his decision. 

Bobby has served our youth over 10 years, and is seeking to move into full time Youth ministry.  He is currently on staff at Cornerstone and will complete his Cokes Chapel commitments at the end of July.  He will be leading the River of Life mission as planned and on July 24, coordinate the Youth Sunday report for both worship services.

Bobby has said that he and his family will remain members of Coke’s Chapel, with the rest of the family still active in various ways as they are now, though his new position will preclude his involvement during worship.  We wish Bobby every success in continuing his ministry path, and ask that you keep him in your prayers, as well as our Youth in this time of change. 

Regardless of who is our Youth Director, our youth need additional adult presence.  Please contact Pastor Lisa if you would be willing to be one of the folks that will be a spiritual guide, an encouraging presence and make a difference in our youth.  They need YOU to show your love by taking part in this ministry!

Your SPR committee requests your prayers and support as we begin a search for the right person to lead our Youth.  We are updating the job description and will begin the search promptly. We will keep you informed.
 
3 Day Kid’s Mission Camp WHAT:
Join us Coke’s Chapel UMC partners with Newnan First UMC to give kids the “hands-on” experience of serving others.  Each day we’ll gather at Newnan First UMC for worship, bible study, and participation in a different service project.  Kids are asked to bring their own sack lunch as we’ll end each day with a time of fellowship and reflection, recapping that day’s events while preparing our hearts for the next day’s adventure.    This will also be a time of partnership with the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center as older kids will be offered the opportunity to attend Mission Camp as a daily field trip, while younger kids will experience daily devotionals and be encouraged to collect item donations.
WHO: Rising 3rd -6th
Grade Students (Parents are also welcome to attend!)
WHEN:
July 26-28; 8:30am Check-in/Gathering, 9:00am – 1:00pm Camp
Mission/Service Projects:
Packing Operation Christmas Child Boxes at NFUMC, serving at Bridging the Gap food bank, and working hard with River of Life Ministries
COST:
$10.00 (for a T-shirt)
Registration:  SIGN UP at www.newnanfumc.org and click the 3 Day Mission Camp banner! Want to HELP?
  1. kreindl@cokeschapel.org or call 404-388-4292)
  2. Start collecting items for our Operation Christmas Child boxes (item list in church office)
  3. Begin praying for God to prepare the hearts of participants to serve God in the big and small tasks of life!

QUESTIONS? Contact Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org

or call 404-388-4292
 
COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES For the next few weeks, we will be collecting school supplies for A Brighter Day children’s organization in Coweta County and for the Foster Parent Association
in Coweta County. Sheets with specific items are available on the information tables and in the church office. Containers for collection of these items will be in both services. 
 
REMINDER!
During the month of July, we will be hosting a shared “Special Camp Snack” time between 10:30 and 10:55 at the awning outside the Contemporary Worship space.   Plan to join us, bring a friend for the camp theme snack time and let’s discover how sleep away camps, going to new places for fun & excitement, building new friendships that go strong and deep connect to Christian life and community!   Sunday school classes are encouraged to plan to stop early so we have some great community time!
 
LUNCH BUNCH, JULY 14TH
The lunch bunch group is dining at the Bulloch House in Warm Springs this month.  Meet at the church at 11AM and carpool together!  Please sign up if  you would like to attend.  Any additional questions should be directed to Beverly Nichols at 770-304-3512  
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER
A Wednesday Night Supper is planned for July 13th from 5:30 to 7pm with  a picnic theme.  Ham will be served.  See one of the UMW to purchase your ticket in advance!  Adults $5/Children $3
 
LIFELINE SCREENING – AUGUST 6TH Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church on 8/6/2016.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Will you sign up to help provide, set up and clean up the communion elements? These teams rotate on a monthly basis.  This is a wonderful opportunity to serve the members and visitors at Cokes Chapel.  Sign up sheets will be available in both services.  Please prayerfully consider signing up, and someone will be in contact with you!  Thank you! We also are in need of additional people to serve on the Care Team committee.  These teams rotate on a monthly basis and are responsible for sending out notes or making visits to visitors or members who may need some additional contact.  Do not confuse this with the Congregational Care Team which provides meals when needs arise.  This is merely sending notes, emails, and maybe a visit. Again, a sign up sheet will be available at both services. Thank you!
 


Announcements 6/29/16

3 Day Kid’s Mission Camp WHAT: Join us Coke’s Chapel UMC partners with Newnan First UMC to give kids the “hands-on” experience of serving others.  Each day we’ll gather at Newnan First UMC for worship, bible study, and participation in a different service project.  Kids are asked to bring their own sack lunch as we’ll end each day with a time of fellowship and reflection, recapping that day’s events while preparing our hearts for the next day’s adventure.    This will also be a time of partnership with the Cokes Chapel Childcare Center as older kids will be offered the opportunity to attend Mission Camp as a daily field trip, while younger kids will experience daily devotionals and be encouraged to collect item donations. WHO: Rising 3rd -6th Grade Students (Parents are also welcome to attend!) WHEN: July 26-28; 8:30am Check-in/Gathering, 9:00am – 1:00pm Camp Mission/Service Projects: Packing Operation Christmas Child Boxes at NFUMC, serving at Bridging the Gap food bank, and working hard with RiverLife Ministries COST: $10.00 (for a T-shirt) Registration:  SIGN UP at www.newnanfumc.org and click the 3 Day Mission Camp banner! Want to HELP?

  1. kreindl@cokeschapel.org or call 404-388-4292)
  2. Start collecting items for our Operation Christmas Child boxes (item list in church office)
  3. Begin praying for God to prepare the hearts of participants to serve God in the big and small tasks of life!

QUESTIONS? Contact Kim Reindl at kreindl@cokeschapel.org or call 404-388-4292

REMINDER!
During the month of July, we will be hosting a shared “Special Camp Snack” time between 10:30 and 10:55 at the awning outside the Contemporary Worship space.   Plan to join us, bring a friend for the camp theme snack time and let’s discover how sleep away camps, going to new places for fun & excitement, building new friendships that go strong and deep connect to Christian life and community!   Sunday school classes are encouraged to plan to stop early so we have some great community time!
 
LUNCH BUNCH, JULY 14TH
The Lunch Bunch Group is dining at the Bulloch House in Warm Springs this month.  Meet at the church at 11AM and carpool together!  Please sign up if  you would like to attend.  Any additional questions should be directed to Beverly Nichols at 770-304-3512
 
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPER
A Wednesday Night Supper is planned for July 13th from 5:30 to 7pm with  a picnic theme.  Ham will be served.  See one of the UMW to purchase your ticket in advance!  Adults $5/Children $3
 
LIFELINE SCREENING – AUGUST 6TH
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church on 8/6/2016.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Will you sign up to help provide, set up and clean up the communion elements? These teams rotate on a monthly basis.  This is a wonderful opportunity to serve the members and visitors at Cokes Chapel.  Sign up sheets will be available in both services.  Please prayerfully consider signing up, and someone will be in contact with you!  Thank you!
 
We also are in need of additional people to serve on the Care Team committee.  These teams rotate on a monthly basis and are responsible for sending out notes or making visits to visitors or members who may need some additional contact.  Do not confuse this with the Congregational Care Team which provides meals when needs arise.  This is merely sending notes, emails, and maybe a visit. Again, a sign up sheet will be available at both services. Thank you!
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Weekly Announcements 6/22/16

Will You Pray with Me?

I am sure you have been asked that question many times. I have learned that when prayer is asked for, or when I offer to pray for someone, the BEST thing I can do is stop and pray right then. No matter whether I am in the grocery store, in the middle of the mall, driving (I don’t close my eyes!). You get the picture. Prayer can happen any where, any time.

I know from experience that my day is better when I don’t let anything interrupt my prayer and meditation time each morning. My heart is prepared through reading God’s Word. My spirit is encouraged as I lay the day before the Lord and am reminded that He will be directing my path and is Master over all that I do. I invite you to a 6 week Summer Experiment. We have a wonderful tool at our fingertips for prayer, published by the UM Publishing House, The Upper Room. It is available in print and online for free*. Imagine: what kind of mighty work God can do through us if all of us as a faith community were to commit to reading and praying each day the SAME meditations and scriptures!

One heart, one mind, one purpose being shaped together each day for the next 6 weeks. I believe in the power of prayer and the unity of prayers of the people. Will you pray with me?

If you will, please let me know by sending me an email or signing up on the Summer Prayer Experiment sheet posted in the worship areas.

Pastor Lisa

*pick up your printed copy on the information tables or go online and register to receive your daily meditation and prayer at www.upperroom.org

YOUTH NEWS

Dear Cokes Chapel Family,

A lot of changes have been occurring at Cokes Chapel over the last few weeks and months. We said good-bye to Pastor Mark and we have now officially welcomed Pastor Lisa and her family. Now is the time to begin FOCUSing on ministry again. With that being said, (or written in this case), we will be embarking on a connectional ministry with Cornerstone UMC. What does that mean for FOCUS Youth? This is an opportunity to expand our potential, expanding our reach and building on what is already being done.

Specifically, we will be able to connect for our youth retreats and events, connecting for worship while maintaining small groups to allow us to dive deeper into our relationship with God. The exact plan is still being discerned and revealed but as we move forward through the summer, we hope to have the weekly plan ready for the fall.

For now, FOCUS Youth will continue to meet on Sunday’s through July 17 when we return from River Of Life. FOCUS students are invited to go to the Eastgate neighborhood on Wednesdays through July. Stay tuned for more fun activities through August and back to school. We will keep you informed as we develop this new ministry.

Please be in prayer for our connectional ministry opportunity and for our River Of Life mission team.

Yours In Christ,

Bobby Totten
FOCUS Youth Director
Cokes Chapel UMC
 

SAVE THE DATE!
Kid’s Mission Camp

Cokes Chapel is partnering up with Newnan First UMC for this upcoming event. It will run from July 26 through the 28th from 9am to 1pm each day, meeting at Newnan First. The camp is designed for rising 3rd through 6th grades. Adults are welcome and volunteers are NEEDED! Registration information will follow soon. Direct any additional questions to Kim Reindl   kreindl@cokeschapel.org

 

LIFELINE SCREENING AUGUST 6TH

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church on 8/6/2016. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.

 



Announcements 6/15/16

The Ice Cream Social Meet and Greet has been postponed. We will NOT meet next Sunday afternoon! We look forward to this event on a future summer date!
 
We hope that you do come on Sunday morning to meet Pastor Lisa and her husband Jack Dempsey at both the 9AM and the 11AM services.  This will be their first Sunday morning with us in worship and we would like to have as many people here as possible to warmly welcome them!