COKESBURY NEWS

MAY 2019

NO SATURDAY NIGHT SERVICE ON MAY 25

We will not have our Saturday service this weekend 5/25 because of an air conditioning unit that has stopped working in our Saturday worship space. We’re working hard to get it fixed quickly. All our Sunday services will go on as normal! See you Sunday!

SUPPORT ISHE ANESU

We are partnering with other United Methodist Churches in our area to support Ishe Anesu, an after-school program for underprivileged children in Zimbabwe. We have the opportunity to provide shoes and socks for the students in the program. Visit the link below to shop our Target registry for these items. You can drop them off at Guest Services or have them shipped directly to the church using the gift registry. 

THE ART OF NEIGHBORING

We make following Jesus really complicated sometimes, but it really is as simple as loving your neighbor. Join us each Wednesday in June for this 4-week teaching group where we’ll talk about how we can change the world by loving the people around us. Childcare is available by registration. The class will be held from 10 to 11:30 am on June 5, 12, 19, & 26

JUSTICE KNOX

What is Justice Knox? Justice Knox, an interfaith collaboration of congregations and organizations, actively uncovers injustice and mobilizes the community to create just, fair & effective solutions. Through Justice Knox, congregations of diverse faith backgrounds act together in response to the biblical mandate to “do justice”. We are inspired by the work of 21 broad-based Justice Ministry organizations in other cities.

Following the biblical example of the prophet Nehemiah, every year we gather a large assembly of organized people to win justice for our community. Everyone is invited to attend, and all justice ministry network members work to bring at least three other people with them to this important event. At the annual Nehemiah Action Assembly, we ask public officials to make specific commitments that will move our community forward in solving serious community problems.

The issues: Affordable housing, Disparities in disciple in Knox County schools, and Criminilization of the mentally ill.

Questions? Contact Katie McIlwain.

REACH

This is our summer mission opportunity for students who have completed fifth – twelfth grade. Join us July 14-15 (5th & 6th graders) and July 14-16 (7th-12th graders). We’ll be doing small home repairs for people in need. Cost is $75 through June 30, and $100 after that. Registration coming soon. Deadline to register is July 10.

COKESBURY STUDENT MINISTRY (5TH – 12TH GRADE) – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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! 

 

HOPE CONNECTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Hope Connection is our outreach ministry to low-income families that seeks to build relationships that lead to financial stability and overall well-being. By first building a relationship, we are able to better understand each individual’s situation and focus on creating lasting change in their quality of life. Volunteers meet with program participants to assist in navigating through challenges and begin a journey towards stronger financial and spiritual well-being. If you’re interested in learning more about this important serving opportunity, please fill out the form below, and select “Outreach” as your area of interest. 

SATURDAY NIGHT SERVICE NOW ON THE SOUTH CAMPUS

Saturday night worship has a new home: The Gathering Place on the South Campus! Join us each week at 5:30 at 9908 Kingston Pike. Enter the building from the back parking lot, under the awning. 

 

GRIEFSHARE

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. For more information, please contact Shirley Gross at sgross@cokesbury.tv.

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.

CANCER SUPPORT

Our Cancer Support Group meets the second Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm on the North Campus. This group is for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, or cancer care for a loved one.

COKESBURY APP

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 touchpoint@cokesbury.tv.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Susannah’s House is hiring for several positions. LEARN MORE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE GENEROSITY

Thank You for your faithful giving to God’s work at Cokesbury, and your incredible generosity. Your gifts equip us to love people into a relationship with Jesus to change the world. To give to Cokesbury Church or to view 2019 giving, click here.

 

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CONTACT US

MAILING ADDRESS:
9919 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

Office Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - noon

Email Us
(865) 693-0353