Coronavirus updates

We will send out updates every Tuesday and Friday. 

Additional updates may be needed at times. 


Links to our Connection Group (Sunday School) get togethers and Wednesday Bible Study will ONLY be sent via email. If you wish to receive the emails, please email jenny@coferschapel.org to be added to the list.


See below for updates. Most current updates are at the top.

tuesday april 7, 2020

update

Hey Cofer's Family! We hope you are all well and staying safe. We totally miss being able to gather with you at the church. Our hope is that we will be able to do so soon. 


There are several ways we can stay connected.

  1. Email Updates: We will send out an email update every Tuesday and Friday to keep you informed.
  2. Daily Devotionals: If you are on Facebook, you can see a brief devotional thought each day, Monday-Saturday by one of our pastoral staff here
  3. Mid-Week Bible Study: You can participate in midweek Bible study each week by connecting via Zoom. If your computer does not have a microphone, please call in and you will be able to hear and contribute verbally. It is not recommended that you try to connect both on your phone and computer at the same time. This can cause feedback. Instructions and steps to call in and the link to join the meeting were emailed. You can request to receive emails by emailing jenny@coferschapel.org.
  4. Sundays: You can connect on Sundays for both Sunday School and Worship service. Information on how to connect on Sundays will be sent out each Friday.

Please let us know if we can be of any assistance to you. We would love to pray for you. What are your requests? You can submit prayer items in the following ways:

  1. Send requests here: Cofer's Chapel Prayer Needs
  2. Email requests to prayer@coferschapel.org

As always, you can contact the staff personally anytime. 

friday, april 3, 2020

Good afternoon Cofer's Family,

This Friday afternoon is sunny, so maybe we can all go outside for awhile today and still keep socially distant. Vitamin D is good for us!


We will once again be uploading the sermon to the Cofer's Website and also to Facebook. Instruction on how to do so are included below. Our Sunday School will be at 9:00 am with directions emailed. (If you are not receiving the Tuesday and Friday emails please let Jenny know- jenny@coferschapel.org. We will not put links to private group meetings online.)


We are also prepared to mail a CD or DVD of the sermon to you this week if you are not able to access it online. But we need to know who needs it, and in which format. Please contact Pastor Allen at allen@coferschapel.org or on his cell if you need this to be able to hear or see our services. 


We had another really good week in giving! You guys are amazing in your support of our church financially so far. We didn't quite make budget, but we got close, and that is great news! You can continue giving online here or mail a check to 3915 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204.


Mike and Megan officially leave the church this weekend to start their new ministry at Good Springs FWB Church. We are so proud of them, and will miss them greatly. However, we know that Mike and Megan will do great at their new church. We will say goodbye to them officially this September during our Anniversary Sunday. Mike is going to come back to speak for us, so we will be able to say goodbye. 


Links and Instructions for this Sunday, April 5, 2020:


9:00 am CST - Sunday School virtual meeting (link sent in email. If you did not receive the email, request to be included here: jenny@coferschapel.org.).


10:00 am CST - Sermon - Two Options to Watch

TUesday, March 31, 2020

Updates will be sent out every Tuesday and Friday. 


If you want to be included on our email list, please send a request to jenny@coferschapel.org. Our emails will have more information and all links to Connection Group and Wednesday Bible Study meetings. 


Each day the pastoral staff is doing daily devotional thoughts on our Facebook page. You can see those here


This Sunday, April 5, we will once again not meet at the church building. But we will still stream services online and the Gleaners will host another virtual Connection Group meeting at 9:00 am. Links will be emailed out Friday. 


Tomorrow, Wednesday April 1, 2020, we will have a virtual Bible Study via Zoom at 6:30 pm.  


Reminder, you can give online anytime here

Update for Sunday

March 29, 2020

We have 3 important updates for you regarding our church and Sunday, March 29, 2020.


1. Giving - THANK YOU!

We met budget last week and we thank you for your faithfulness. 

2. Gleaners Host Virtual Connection Group Meeting, 9:00 am CST

3. We had a technical issue with the band recording for our music part in tomorrow's service. So Mike Hollis has posted a couple sings on our Facebook Page (you do not have to have Facebook to see these). We encourage you to go there and listen/sing along before the sermon. (see below for sermon instructions)


The sermon from Guest Speaker Jeff Nichols will be available to watch at 10:00 am CST, tomorrow, March 29, 2020 at these two sites:

Thank you all for your faithfulness and patience. We are looking forward to tomorrow!

For Sunday

March 29, 2020

Cofer's Family, 

We miss you and are praying for you and your families. Again, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. Do not call the church office as we are only going to the building a couple times a week to check the mail, etc. Our numbers and contact info can be found in the emails we send out or the church directory.


Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work to provide online and virtual worship and Bible study during this strange time. We are all navigating new waters and your support is making this all possible!


Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10:00 am CST - you have 2 options to watch. 


Option One: Our Website

  • Go to the Media page of our website here: www.coferschapel.org/media
  • Beginning at 10:00 am CST you will see the video (worship & sermon)
  • You may need to refresh your screen if you do not see it right at 10:00 am.

Option Two: Our Facebook Page

  • Go to our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/coferschapel
  • Beginning at 10:00 am CST you will see the video (worship & sermon). 
  • You may need to refresh your page if you do not see it right at 10:00 am.
  • This will be different than last week. It will NOT be a Live video.
  • If you do NOT have Facebook- you can click on the Facebook link above and it will ask you if you want to Create an account or Log in. You can choose "Not Now."

Our hope in doing it this way is that more of you will have better connections to the video and it shouldn't cut in and out on you like last week. 


We are VERY excited to have our guest speaker, Jeff Nichols, deliver this week's sermon. Jeff is the TN Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship (the ones that go Good News Club). His sermon will be kid-friendly but everyone will benefit. You won't want to miss!


Some have asked how is the best way to give financially during this time. You can either mail in a check to the office (3915 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204) or give online here. Either way is perfectly fine. 


Thank you and we hope to "see" you this Sunday morning!

Wednesday March 25

virtual bible study Information

Cofer's Family, 

We are excited to try an online interactive Bible study for Wednesday night, March 25, at 6:30 pm. Here's how you can join and some important info to know.


How to Join interactive Bible Study online, March 25, 6:30 pm:

  • Click this link just before 6:30 pm: (link shared in email only)
  • It will take you to a website called Zoom. It is free and you do not have to sign up to participate.
  • Follow the prompts it gives you to access the meeting.
  • It is OKAY to allow Zoom to download. 

Some helpful info about virtual meetings with Zoom:

  • We will be able to see and hear you.
  • You can choose to not be on video and still participate in the meeting.
  • The meeting will go live at 6:30 pm. If you click the link beforehand you might see a message saying the meeting hasn't started yet. Just be patient. 

We are very excited to see you Wednesday night at 6:30 pm. And thank you to Stephen Lopes for setting this up.


Information about Sunday March 29 will be sent out later this week. 

how to watch live stream for sunday, march 22, 2020

Although Sunday services are cancelled, we can still meet remotely (online!). Please do NOT come to the church building. 

However, you can watch the service from the comfort of your home following these instructions below. 


Cofer's Chapel Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/coferschapel

You do NOT have to have a Facebook account to watch.


For those WITH a Facebook Account:

  • Open up Facebook (or click link above)
  • Scroll down our page until you see the Livestream (video that happens in real time) beginning at 10:00 am (10:30 am for Spanish).
  • If you do not see a video, you will need to REFRESH your page (see image to the left).

For those WITHOUT a Facebook Account:

  • Click this link: www.facebook.com/coferschapel
  • Facebook will open up. It will ask you if you want to Create an Account or Log in. You can choose "Not Now."
  • Scroll down our Facebook page until you see the Livestream (video that happens in real time) beginning at 10:00 am (10:30 am for Spanish).
  • If you do not see a video, you will need to REFRESH your page (see image to the left).

PLEASE NOTE: technical difficulties can and do arise when live streaming. Please be patient. If you do not see anything right at 10:00 am, wait a couple minutes. Just keep refreshing your screen. 


If you run in to any issues, you can watch the recording later Sunday afternoon/evening on our website here


Helpful tips for Livestreaming:

  • Make sure you are connected to the internet. 
  • Make sure your volume is turned UP on your device. 
  • Make sure your device is plugged in or fully charged (just in case).
  • Get everything ready BEFORE 10:00 am. 
  • We will not be able to see you or hear you during the livestream.

Special thanks to Stephen Lopes and all the work he has been doing to help us set up to do this. 

Update as of

March 18, 2020

Cofer's Family, 

The Staff wanted to give you an update on our planning for the next week. 


Sunday, March 22, 2020: No Service, Livestream available

Special thanks to our pastors and our A/V team for making this possible. 


Wednesday March 25, at 6:30 pm - we hope to have an interactive Bible study online with a way to login remotely for the discussion. Stay tuned!


We will make decisions about each week's services by the Friday before in each case. This allows us the most flexibility in a fluid situation.


Please make sure to contact us if you have any need. And thank you for continuing to support us financially during this time of uncertainty. 


The Cofer's Chapel Pastoral Staff

Update as of

Monday March 16, 2020

Cofer's Chapel Family, 


We will do our best to keep you informed during the Coronavirus pandemic. 


There will be no activities at the church this week. All Wednesday activities have been cancelled. 


A decision about Sunday, March 22, will be made later this week. 


The staff will be working from home or out in the community for the most part of this week. The church office will be closed. We are still available to minister to you when and if you need us. Please feel free to contact any of the staff via email, text, or cell phone. Please keep in mind we will likely not receive voicemail messages left on the church office phone in a timely manner. 


Please remember that the church will continue to have expenses during these challenging days. It is our goal to control expenses as much as possible. By not being at the church building we hope to have a minimal reduction in utilities. We will constantly be monitoring expenditures to control costs. However, expenses will still need to be paid. Although we may need to meet less or not at all for a time, we ask that you remain as faithful as you can in your support of Cofer's. There are several ways for you to give. Donations can be made online here. Checks can be mailed to the church (3915 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37204). Gifts can be dropped off at church or picked up by a staff member (both need to be arranged ahead of time). 


We are operating in some uncertain times. We are trusting the Lord to protect and guide us as individuals and as a church. 


Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all. We are here to serve you!


Cofer's Pastoral Staff

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Info

for cofer's chapel attendees

March 13, 2020

Yes, as of Friday March 13, we are still having services. Please use your own discretion in coming. 


Cofer's Family, 

My email inbox has been inundated with statements concerning the Coronavirus, or Covid-19.


We are not sure what to do. The big churches, like Cross Point and Long Hollow have told their people to stay home this weekend and watch the live stream. 


Brentwood Baptist is going to be open, but they are not passing out bulletins (you can pick your bulletin up) and they say that they have doubled up on hand sanitizer. 


The Donelson Fellowship is bringing in volunteers and going over all surfaces with bleach and cleaner. They are also encouraging their older members to stay at home. 


We are not a big church like those congregations. But a good percentage of our church is the target demographic of concern for the Coronavirus. Cofer's does not rise to any of the numbers that have been suggested to avoid like 150 people or above. Welch is on Spring Break so we are looking at a lower number of attenders this week anyway. 


So what is prudent? What should be the best practice for our church? 


The truth is that for some of our people that it would be prudent for them to not come tonight to the Welch College Choir Concert, or this Sunday's services. 


If you have not been feeling well, go ahead and stay home. If you have a compromised immune system or respiratory issues, go ahead and stay home. If you are of the more seasoned generations in our church, please consider not coming and staying home. 


This is an issue that we consider. If the church doors are open, some of you are going to be here. This is such an admirable trait...but not this week.  And I know that the last thing that works with Cofer's is to tell them not to do something. 


The truth is that one option is to go ahead and cancel church just to take the option away from you. In your desire to be faithful you might not be prudent when it comes to your own health. 


And we might just do this. 


But for now, we are going to trust that all of Cofer's understands that this week it is as prudent to stay home as it is when we have an ice/snow event.


This also means that you don't go to church anywhere else either. 


Welch College has issued a statement that they are almost sure that they will have to extend their Spring Break as well in order to be cautious. We are thinking that we may have to do the same. 


If you need something picked up for you, or if there is something else we can do for you, please let us know.


Stay safe! Stay well!


We love you all!


The Pastoral Staff

Cofer's Chapel