We will have two special worship services to celebrate Thanksgiving. Our South Campus service will be a traditional worship service, and our North Campus service will be contemporary. Both services will offer special music and a time of giving to support a family who lost their home in the Gatlinburg wildfires. Both services will be at 6:00 pm on Sunday, November 18. We hope you’ll join us and bring someone with you!
GATLINBURG WILDFIRE RECOVERY
Cokesbury is partnering with Appalachia Service Project to help a family rebuild their home that was destroyed in the Gatlinburg wildfires. Alan and Victoria are living with their family of 4 in a shed on their property, and we have an opportunity to help them rebuild. We will collect a special offering to go toward the cost of rebuilding their home during our special Thanksgiving services on Sunday, November 18. We also need volunteers to help build the home. We have a team of skilled volunteer leaders who will be working alongside ASP to build a new home for this deserving family. Volunteers age 15 and older are invited to register to serve. The construction will happen in 3 phases:
- Framing & Dry-In: November 26—December 7
- Painting: Early January (dates TBD)
- Finishing: January (dates TBD)
GRIEFSHARE: SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
As we head into the holiday season, we know this time of year is not always joyful. If you or someone you know is dealing with grief this holiday season, we invite you to be a part of our special GriefShare group: Surviving the Holidays. This 5-week group focuses on the things that can make the holiday season particularly painful for those of us who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Surviving the Holidays meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm at 9915 Kingston Pike (Cokesbury’s North Campus), in Room 200, beginning on November 19.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Join us for this special Advent Teaching Group for adults as we explore the true meaning of Christmas. Each week, this group will be led by a different Cokesbury pastor. This four-week group will meet on Wednesdays on the South Campus, beginning on November 28, from 6:30—7:30 pm. Childcare is available by reservation.
Celebrating Families, Serving the Community
Register now to volunteer with Christmas Hope, our Christmas Outreach ministry for families in need. We need 400 volunteers to share the love of Jesus through friendship, games, decorations, food, and more. Volunteer positions are available for 7th graders through adults. We also need your help filling the Christmas store. Shop our Target registry to help our Christmas Hope families provide special gifts for their children this year. Christmas Hope is Saturday, December 1.
UNITED IN ONE MISSION TO SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS
This fall, we’re talking about our four core values, and about how these four things work together to make all of us ONE in mission—no matter how different we look from one another on paper. When we are ONE in purpose and mission, there is no limited to what God can do in and through us. THANK YOU for the ways you give and serve. We invite you to be a part of what God is going to do through Cokesbury Church in 2019.
COKESBURY STUDENT MINISTRY (5TH – 12TH GRADE)
November is a Confirmation month for Cokesbury Students! All students in 7th grade and up are invited to take their Next Step by joining us for Confirmation on Wednesday nights beginning at 6:00 pm in the worship space on the North Campus. Confirmation will meet on November 7, 14, 28, & December 5.
Small Group Leaders for Middle School meet each Wednesday with their small group that is gender- and grade- specific. As a small group leader, your role will be to facilitate discussion and build relationships with the students. We need a few good women to serve with our 7th grade girls. Use the link below to sign up!
56 Volunteers help with our 5th & 6th grade ministry on Wednesday evenings. Volunteers participate in worship, games and group time, building relationships with students. We need additional volunteers for 56 on Wednesday nights! Use the link below to sign up!
COKESBURY KIDS MINISTRY (INFANTS – 4TH GRADE)
JOIN US DURING WEEKEND WORSHIP at all services. Children K-4th grade start in worship with their families, then “follow the banner” to a special time of learning designed specifically for them. Parents are welcome to join their children for Cokesbury Kids to check it out. Infants and preschoolers are lovingly welcomed into our nursery and preschool space during all worship services. You can drop them off at the beginning of the service, or walk with them to drop them off when we dismiss the rest of Cokesbury Kids.
JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS in the South campus Kid’s space! K-4th grade will dig into how we can think, act, and become like Jesus with large group games and small group friendships. Are you ready to take a next step on Wednesdays? Our child care team is also ready to welcome your infant/preschool – aged child as we play and learn about God’s love.
If you haven’t already, please download our Cokesbury Church app, which integrates giving, online forms, ministry communications and more: making it easier than ever to stay connected. Download our app (iTunes or Google Play) and set up your account login and profile picture, or visit here. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFTS
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 give to Cokesbury Church or to view year-to-date giving, click here.
This group offers a warm, caring environment after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. You are invited to join us on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm, in Room 200 on the North Campus. A special session of GriefShare, Surviving the Holidays, begins on November 19. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one this holiday season, we hope you’ll join this group.
RECOVERY AT COKESBURY
Jesus offers freedom from all addictions and compulsive behaviors. This 12-Step Biblically based program for individuals on 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.