COKESBURY NEWS

FEBRUARY 2020

ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday is part of the church calendar that invites us to examine our own humanity as we begin the season of Lent, which culminates on Easter Sunday. Our Ash Wednesday service is a time of worship and reflection as we consider ways to prepare our hearts for the death & resurrection of Jesus, and what it means for each of our lives. It’s Wednesday, February 26 at 6 pm on the North Campus. We will have an interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing, and childcare will be available for preschool and younger.

COKESBURY STUDENTS

Fifty-Six Retreat Registration is now open!

High School Beach Retreat is now open! 

SERVING:

From small group leaders, to event volunteers, and everything in between, you’re sure to have fun serving with this team! 

Wednesday Nights – Fifty-Six and Middle School 

Sunday Mornings – Fifty-Six

Sunday Nights – High School(we follow Knox County School calendar)

 

RECOVERY GROUPS

The following groups are offered at Recovery at Cokesbury. RAC meets on Thursday evenings. A free meal is offered at 6 pm, followed by worship at 7, and groups at 8:15. Childcare is available. 

Anger Management for Men & Women Anger is a perfectly natural and a common emotion. It can be experienced via mild irritation, furious rage or can be internalized and come out as depression.  What is important is not the occurrence of anger, but it’s management. This class will have a new format including an educational time and a time for application and processing.  Register Now

Recovery for Hurt and Loss for Men and Women This open share group  is designed for anyone who has experienced a personal hurt or loss which has left a void in their life.  It will be a safe place to share, discuss and start the healing process.  No registration required.

Divorce Recovery meets on Sundays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, beginning on February 16Divorce takes a toll on us: financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Divorce Recovery is an 8-week class for anyone struggling in the midst of or aftermath of divorce. Class topics include combating stigma and negative self-talk, healthy versus unhealthy coping skills, grieving the death of a relationship, taking responsibility for your future, and creating & establishing a supportive community. Register Now

SERVE WITH OUR OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Fig Tree: Fig Tree is a place to be seen and known, and we need volunteers to help us make this space safe for all who visit. Learn more and let us know you’re interested in serving here

Soup for a Cause: Support Fig Tree by purchasing a quart of Chris Fulwider’s Italian Bean Soup. Quarts are $10 each and may be picked up from either campus after worship on Sunday, March 1. Reserve your soup here

Hope Connection – Compassionate volunteers meet with families in need to help navigate challenges.

Hope Initiative – Hope Initiative is a ministry to single-parent families, and we’re in need of Homework Helpers to volunteer on Tuesday evenings. Partner with a child, ages 6–11, to help with homework. Dinner is included! For more information, visit our Hope Initiative page, and to get started serving, fill out the volunteer form.

Manna House – Pantry for anyone facing a food emergency

MARRIAGE WORKSHOP BEGINS MARCH 4!

For all couples hoping to build a strong, satisfying, lifelong marriage, Marriage Workshop is a 9-week course beginning on Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 pm. Learn More. 

JUSTICE KNOX NETWORK MEETING

Our Justice Knox Network Meeting is Sunday, March 22 at 11:15am in Jan Sanders Hall. This is a great chance to learn more about Justice Knox and how you can get involved in making our community a more just place for all people. It’s also a great opportunity to  hear updates on the work being done this year for those already familiar with the work of Justice Knox. 

 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

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MONTHLY NEWS UPDATES & TEXT ALERTS

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GROUP FOR FAMILY & FRIENDS AT RECOVERY AT COKESBURY

Our Family & Friends Compulsion Education group will meet following Recovery at Cokesbury worship at 8:15 pm and will cover topics applicable to loved ones dealing with addiction recovery. The class is 4 weeks long and will address a different topic each week on a rotating schedule, so you can jump in at any time. 

GRIEF SUPPORT

This group meets weekly to walk through seasons of grief together. Join us on Monday nights at 6:30 in Room 200 on the North Campus. This group is open to anyone dealing with grief, and we Encourage you to invite your friends who are not a part of Cokesbury, but who may benefit from this group. Contact Shirley Gross at sgross@cokesbury.tv or 865-246-0448 for more information. 

COKESBURY KIDS

Sundays (K-4th): Start worship with your family, then follow the banner to Cokesbury Kids.

Sundays (Preschoolers): Dropped off at start of service, or parents can walk them to class when the big kids are dismissed. Preschoolers who are 3 years old and potty training by August 15 join us in our preschool class.  

Sundays (Nursery): We welcome children 6-weeks and older to a loving childcare environment.

Wednesdays (K-4th): Each week 6:30 pm. Worship, small groups, & games on the South Campus

SERVING: 

Share God’s one big story, helping children play as they learn. No teaching is required and everything is prepared for you.

Sundays: Monthly Commitment – August – July

Wednesdays: Weekly Commitment – Sept. – Apr. – 6:30 pm (we follow Knox County School calendar), beginning Sept. 11

 

HELP US MAKE THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE HAPPEN

Help us make the worship experience happen! No previous experience is necessary, and training is provided. We’re looking for help running cameras, lights, sound, capturing photos, and hosting online worship. We need volunteers on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays!

SAY HELLO

Our Greeters make Cokesbury a welcoming place for everyone who walks through our doors! Join one of our monthly teams to smile, wave, hold doors, or answer questions. No experience required!

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 accounts@cokesbury.tv.

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 2020 giving, click here.

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