JULY 2018

Half Truths Teaching Group: We've all heard people say things like "God Helps Those Who Help Themselves" or "God Won't Give You More Than You Can Handle" and then say "These sayings are found in the Bible", but are they really? Join us as we dive into these half-truths. We’ll meet Tuesdays beginning July 10. Register Now.

Cokesbury Students: All students who’ve completed 5th-12th grade, please continue to join us every Wednesday this month for Cokesbury United! We’ll meet at 6 pm on the North Campus to worship and fellowship together, and play some games! (We will not meet on Wednesday, July 4).

Cokesbury Kids: There’s still time to participate in our Big Story Bible Challenge! Get to know your Bible better through the six challenges at Also, whether you’re in town or out of town, celebrate summer with our “Freeze!” Ice Cream Social. Meet us at West Hills Park at 5:30 pm on July 18 or find ice cream wherever you are, share your photos, and tag us @Cokesburytv.

Step Class: If your Next Step is to join Cokesbury Church, we invite you to attend this 1-hour class at 11:15 am on Sunday, July 15 in the North Campus Conference Room. Visit the Information Desk to learn more or to register.

Women of the Bible Teaching Group: Join us on Wednesdays in July from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 500 at the North Campus as we study a different woman in the Bible. Each week stands alone, so come to one or come to all. Click here to see the topic for each class. Carol Hollar, Kim Cunningham, and Mary Lou Sokolow facilitating. “12 More Women of the Bible” books available for $10. Childcare available by reservation. Sign up at Women of the Bible Summer 2018

Love Knoxville: There are 8,500 teachers and administrators in Knox County Schools. We want to put a note of gratitude in each of their hands as they start school. Throughout July, we'll have cards for you to pick up in Guest Services: grab a handful, write a note of thanks, and return them to Guest Services by July 29. We'll deliver them to Knox County Schools before school starts.

Fall Break Mission Experience:
Join us as we serve at the United Methodist Disaster Relief Depot in Decatur, Alabama during Fall Break. Individuals and families with kids 9 & older can volunteer at the warehouse, which stores & distributes disaster relief supplies throughout the country. More details are coming soon.

Find out more ways to Make An Impact by clicking here.

TouchPoint: We’re excited to introduce our new, easy-to-use database, TouchPoint, which integrates our new Cokesbury Church app, giving, online forms, ministry communications and more, making it easier than ever to stay connected. Download our new app and set your TouchPoint login and profile picture, or visit here. Questions? Email us at .



Thank You for your faithful giving to God’s work at Cokesbury. Your gifts equip us to love people into a relationship with Jesus to change the world. To view year-to-date giving, click here. To give to Cokesbury Church, click here


Grief Share: This group offers a warm, caring environment after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. You are invited to join us Monday evenings at 6:30-8:00 pm, room 200 on the North Campus. 

Recovery at Cokesbury: Jesus offers freedom from all addictions and compulsive behaviors. This 12-Step Biblically based program for individuals and/or their families meets on Thursdays at the North Campus. We provide a meal each week at 6:00 pm. The service begins at 7:00 pm. 

July 8: The Gospel According to Wesley — Join us on the South Campus for a Sunday morning filled with hymns written by John and Charles Wesley.

July 28 & 29: Classical Weekend —
July 28 at 6pm: Handel’s Opera Alcina. July 29 at 4pm: A Concert by the Oak Ridge Philharmonia.

Holston Annual Conference Update

Pastors and lay members of Cokesbury attended Holston's Annual Conference gathering at Lake Junaluska in June. Cokesbury was represented by Stephen DeFur, Rebekah & Jim Fetzer, Anna Lee, Charles Maynard, and Lala & Dave Smith. Cokesbury was also represented by our North Campus worship band, which led worship for the missions service of the conference. Minta Ray was commissioned as the Appalachian Trail Chaplain, and Leanna Johnson won the Francis Asbury Award for her work in campus ministry in Johnson City. You can read more about this year's Annual Conference here