COKESBURY NEWS

MARCH 2020

COKESBURY UPDATES

HOLY WEEK & EASTER SCHEDULE

Easter will look a little different this year. But. The tomb is still empty. Jesus is still alive. And we will still celebrate! 

I WANT TO HELP

OUTREACH UPDATES (3/22/2020)

Be a good neighbor – One of the biggest ways we can serve one another during this time is by following community recommendations.  Even during this time of social distancing, you can still check on your community through phone, texting, email, and video conferencing.  Now is an important time to pray for our community and our neighbors around the world.

Phone Ministry – We are preparing to launch a phone ministry to be able to reach out and stay connected to the hundreds of families we typically serve in person each month. Please sign up here if you are interested in serving.

CAC – Mobile Meals will be delivering meals weekly. Volunteers are needed to deliver the meals and 10 to 12 people are needed to pack frozen meals.  Call the Office on Aging at 865-524-2786 and ask for Mobile Meals.

CAC – Connecting Hearts program – focuses on isolated seniors with no support system. Donations of items such as tuna, soup, cereal, peanut butter, toilet paper, paper products, water, etc.

Volunteer East Tennessee will be collecting COVID-19 specific volunteer opportunities in coming weeks.

United Way and Alliance for Better Nonprofits has created a COVID-19 fund to support organizations offering relief in our community.

 

I NEED HELP

Manna House – Manna House has Take Out food bags available for pick up on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 9 am to 11 am. Drive to the Manna House entrance at 9919 Kingston Pike and a volunteer will bring a bag to you. 

Hope Connection is an 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. Currently our process is being conducted over the phone.  Call our offices (693-0353) M-Th 8:30a-12:30p to schedule an appointment.

 

Community Resources – Tennessee 211 is a resource available to our community at any time, but is especially helpful during this time when resources are changing daily. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help. Simply dial 211 in your phone to reach someone who can direct you.  

 

PREVIOUS UPDATES FROM COKESBURY CHURCH

 3/23/2020

We’ll be worshiping online-only through April 5. We are closely monitoring the situation and will reevaluate our practices for gathering together every two weeks. We will continue to offer North Campus worship on Sundays at 10 am, 11:15 am, and 5 pm. South Campus mid-week worship will be available Wednesdays at 7 pm, and Recovery at Cokesbury worship on Thursdays at 7 pm. 

Watch Online

We are sharing scriptures, bright news, and tons of ideas on our social media channels: Instagram, Twitter, and FacebookBe sure to also follow Cokesbury Students for additional content and entertainment from our student team! Share, retweet, comment, and tag your people to help spread more light online. Let’s not waste the opportunity to engage with people in new ways.

In accordance with the Knox County Safer At Home order, our offices will be closed to outside visitors for the next two weeks. You can still reach out to us by phone at 865-693-0353 or by email at cokesbury@cokesbury.tv. You can also reach out to specific staff members. Our staff directory is located here.

Thank you for continuing to give. Your gifts are changing lives now more than ever. We’re still feeding hungry people through Manna House. We’re still ministering to lonely people through our content creation. We’re still sharing the hope of Jesus!

 3/18/2020

As we live into this temporary version of “normal” we want to provide you with content and resources to stay connected and growing even while we are apart. Online worship is available at the links below. Other content will be available on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Here’s what you can expect:

SUNDAYS: Live worship online, 10 am, 11:15 am, and 5 pm. You can also listen to our 10 am service live on News Talk 98.7 FM in the Knoxville area. 

MONDAYS: Church-wide email update

TUESDAYS: Tips for mental health in trying times

WEDNESDAYS: Live devotion & worship online, 7 pm

THURSDAYS: Live Recovery worship online, 7 pm

FRIDAYS: Game night ideas for your family

SATURDAYS: Content for your kids

We may not be together in person right now, but we are not alone! As a church body, we continue to serve people in need. When there are immediate ways you can support these efforts, we will share those on social media, so be sure you’re connected with us! You can give online to help ensure that we are able to continue to provide content and resources during this season. Keep reaching out to friends and neighbors to stay connected. We love you all!

UPDATED OPERATING HOURS (AS OF 3/20/2020)

Manna House Food Pantry will be open for take out Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 9 am – 11 am

IMPORTANT UPDATES (3/13/2020)

Part of our purpose as a church is to be a leader in our community. In order to be a role model during this season, we will not be gathering for in-person services and programming for the next two weeks, beginning March 15th. 

However, worship services will be offered online. Please join us at 10 am Sundays and 7 pm Thursdays for worship online. Also, please make sure you connect with us on social media so you can stay up-to-date. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

While these may feel like uncertain times, we are called to “fear not”. We need to be responsible, love our community, and care for one another. During this time:

  • We will love our neighbors by protecting our neighbors.
  • We will stay in touch with each other and keep growing in our faith. 
  • We will keep the faith and trust God! 

 

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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