COKESBURY NEWSOCTOBER 2018
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.
READING OTHER PEOPLE’S MAIL TEACHING GROUP
Opening other people’s mail in today’s time is a Federal Offense. Join us for a 4-week study as we read the mail Paul wrote to early Christians to encourage them to be faithful in following Jesus and worshiping the One true God. Rev. Charles Maynard is facilitating this study, beginning Tuesday, October 16. Register for one of two sessions: Lunch & Learn from 12:05-12:55 in the Small Dining Room on the North Campus, and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 in The Gathering Place on the South Campus. Childcare is available by reservation for the evening session only. Feel free to bring your lunch to the afternoon session.
VOLUNTEER FOR HOPE INITIATIVE
Our Vision: We envision empowered single-parent families thriving through supportive community and tools of growth.
What is it? Hope Initiative is a ministry that comes alongside single-parent families. Through it, families have an opportunity to draw closer to Jesus, to build up a support system, to receive a delicious meal, and to receive tutoring for students. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7:45 pm during the school year.
What we need: Homework Helper – Partner one-one-one with a child or youth participant to listen to, pray for, and encourage him or her. Assist with homework on Tuesday evenings. We need tutors for a 3rd grade girl, a 5th grade boy, a 5th grade girl, three 6th grade girls, a 9th grade boy, a 10th grade girl, an 11th grade girl, an 11th grade boy, and three substitute tutors for Fall 2018.
Our annual Charge Conference as part of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church will be held on Sunday, November 4 at 11:15 am on the North Campus.
ALL SAINTS MEMORIAL SERVICE
Join us as we celebrate our loved ones who have passed away in the last year at our All Saints Memorial Service on Sunday, November 4 at 5 pm in the Sanctuary on the South Campus. Rev. Charles Maynard will offer a meditation and our Cokesbury Choir and soloists will provide special music. You’re invited to join us for a brief reception featuring refreshments following the service. You are encouraged to bring a framed photo of your loved one to be displayed on a table in the lobby. Questions? Contact Shirley Gross.
COKESBURY STUDENT MINISTRY (5TH – 12TH GRADE)
Join us each week! We meet on Wednesdays at 6 pm (all students), 5th & 6th graders meet on Sundays during the 10 am North Campus worship service, and High School students meet Sunday Nights at 5 pm.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.