Impact News UPdates
Justice Knox: Rethinking Justice Workshop 3-part series—August 22, August 29, & September 5 on the South Campus 6 - 7:30 pm.
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." -Micah 6:8
We hear these words and often resonate with the call for mercy and justice, but what does the biblical call for justice actually mean and how does the church engage in justice work? We will bring in outside speakers seasoned in justice ministry for this 3-part workshop. Child care available with registration. Register Now.
Hope Initiative Homework Helpers: Hope Initiative transforms our community by the love of Jesus, one single parent family at a time. Make an impact in the life of a student K-12 by sharing a meal with them and helping the student with their homework on Tuesday evenings. Commitment is 10 weeks per semester on Tuesday evenings. Dinner and training is provided. Contact Katie ( ) for more information.
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. Click here for more details.
Current Volunteer Needs:
Recovery at Cokesbury Assistants: Are you available Thursday evenings from 7-9:15 pm? Help in our Precovery program! Precovery is a program for children ages 5-12 designed to inspire kids and teach life-long tools for working through struggles. Email or call the Recovery office at 865-246-0449.
56 Ministry needs help on Sunday mornings during the 10:00 am worship service on the North Campus. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate games and lead guided small group discussions. Contact Manna to volunteer. We especially need male volunteers!
Hope Connection volunteers needed Serve once a month on either Tuesday mornings or Thursday evenings walking alongside families in a difficult financial spot. Training and ongoing coaching will be provided. Visit cokesbury.tv/HopeConnection to find out more or contact Katie at
Volunteer Musicians Needed - If you play an instrument and would like to employ your talents for the glory of God, please let us know. Our South Campus has plenty of opportunities for you to engage in worship playing your instrument.Violin, flute, trumpet, saxophone, etc – all are welcome! A three-year level of proficiency is required.Please contact Marcelo Urias, our Traditional Worship Director at (865) 246-0434 or
Manna House Item of the Month:
You can help us feed the almost 700 families who visit the Manna House Food Pantry each month. Drop off food in a Manna House donation bin on any campus. This month, we're collecting Cereal (whole grain, 12-15 oz).
Kroger Rewards: Your supporters (118 households) who shopped at Kroger between 3-1-2018 and 5-28-2018 have contributed to a $827.71 total donation to Manna House. If you have not already, please sign up at www.krogercommunityrewards.com to support Manna House when you shop at Kroger.
KARM and KARM Stores: Through the first half of the year, 112,509 meals were served to guests at KARM. Every day, 62 guests sought help through Crossroads Welcome Center. These interactions led to 34 new enrollees in the Berea Program. In addition, 31 guests found permanent housing. And 17 individuals started a relationship with Jesus. These milestones were supported by you! Over the past three months, KARM Stores received 1,313 donations of goods and time from those connected to Cokesbury United Methodist Church. I'm delivering $4,580 in gift cards for you to help others in your community.
Thank you for partnering with us. Together, lives are being restored in Jesus' name.