COKESBURY NEWS

JANUARY 2019

UNCHAINED: SERMON SERIES

It’s a new year – where do you need to break free in your life? Join us this weekend for our new series: Unchained. Let’s talk about the things that hold us back and how we can move forward in 2019. Saturday 5:30 pm; Sun. 8:45, 10, & 11:15 am (North); Sunday 10 am (South).

JOIN A SMALL GROUP

We grow spiritually when we connect relationally. Joining a Small Group at Cokesbury is the best way to get connected and develop meaningful relationships with other people. Learn more about Small Groups at one of our intro sessions:

January 20, 10 am, North Campus
January 20, 10:30 am, North Campus
January 20, 11:15 am, North Campus
January 20, 12:15 pm, North Campus

MARRIAGE WORKSHOP

Could your marriage be better? All relationships require care and attention to grow and to thrive. Knoxville Marriage Initiative is a Teaching Group for any married couple looking to strengthen their relationship.

Groups meet for two hours each week for 9 weeks. Cost is $100 per couple. New groups begin Wednesday, February 6 and Sunday, February 10. Sign up today! 

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life. FPU is a personal finance program that empowers people with hope, confidence, and knowledge. Personal finance is 80% behavior and 20% knowledge. This program gives you the knowledge to change the behavior! It is a 9-week program that teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals. It is for everyone from the financially secure to the financially distressed. Some of the weekly topics include: saving money, budgeting, dumping debt, understanding investments, understanding insurance, retirement and college planning, real estate, credit bureaus, and much more. Cost is $80 per family for the first 20 families registered, then the price increases to $109 per family. New courses begin on Feb. 6 and Feb. 10. Sign up today! 

THE LEGACY JOURNEY

The Legacy Journey is Dave Ramsey’s follow-up to Financial Peace University. This class will give you a biblical framework and practical tools for managing your resources and living a more generous life. You will gain valuable information on investing, wills, basic estate planning and more. It will show you how to live a legacy now while you prepare to leave a legacy for your children and future generations. If you want to know more about what the Bible has to say about money and wealth, then this class is for you.

While FPU is not a prerequisite for this class, it is highly recommended that you be debt free (except for mortgage), and have an emergency fund of 3-6 months of expenses. This class will start February 6 and run for 7 weeks, ending on April 3, meeting every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm. There is no cost for the class.

HOPE INITIATIVE SPRING VOLUNTEER KICK-OFF

If you’ve ever considered volunteering for Hope Initiative, now is a great time to get started! Learn more about Hope Initiative on our Serve – City web page, or contact Katie McIlwain. The spring volunteer kick-off is Tuesday, January 22. 

GIRL TALK DESIRE TO INSPIRE LUNCHEON

Girl Talk is an organization that is near and dear to our hearts here at Cokesbury, and we’re excited to host a Desire to Inspire Luncheon on Wednesday, January 23. Come enjoy lunch at Cokesbury and hear from the Girl Talk team about the incredible work they’re doing in our community. The event is free, but registration is requested.

JUSTICE KNOX MEETING

Join us on Sunday, February 24 at 11:15 in the North Campus Conference Room to learn more about the efforts of Justice Knox in our community. Contact Katie McIlwain for more information. 

COKESBURY STUDENT MINISTRY (5TH – 12TH GRADE)

February 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. 

 

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! 

 

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. Cokesbury Kids Wednesday night programming resumes on January 16

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

Cokesbury Church is seeking a full-time Director of Communications to champion and execute a communications strategy that draws people to Cokesbury Church to experience the love of Jesus. LEARN MORE.

 

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.

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’re thrilled that we will be able to begin construction in February! Please use the button below to be the first to know when volunteer shifts are scheduled and registration is open. 

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.

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 2018 giving, click here.

 

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