COKESBURY NEWS

AUGUST 2019

TAKE A NEXT STEP + ENJOY COMMUNITY THIS FALL

Small Group: Weekly gatherings outside of weekend worship to create a community that points to Jesus — Intros: Sunday, August 11 and Sunday, August 18, after all services. No registration required. 

Marriage Workshop: 9-week workshop to build on your strengths to help achieve your goals in relationships and family — Fall classes: Sundays beginning Sept. 8, 4 – 6 pm or Wednesdays beginning Sept. 11, 6 – 8 pm, not meeting during Knox County Fall Break. REGISTER NOW

Financial Peace University: Dave Ramsey’s personal finance program that empowers with hope, confidence, and knowledge —Fall classes: Sundays beginning September 8, 4 – 6 pm, or Wednesdays beginning September 11, 6 – 8 pm for 9 weeks, not meeting during Knox County Fall Break. REGISTER NOW

The Legacy Journey: Follow-up to Financial Peace University (although it’s not a prerequisite), Biblical framework and practical tools — Begins: Wed. Sept. 11 from 6 – 8 pm, for 7 weeks — not meeting during Knox County Fall Break REGISTER NOW

Divorce Recovery: 8-week Class for anyone struggling during or after a divorce — Meets Sundays beginning Sept 22, 3:30-5:30 pm. REGISTER NOW

Connect Fellowship for Women: Fellowship, food and study for all women! Join us Friday mornings or Monday evenings (new option!) — Kick-off is Friday September 6, 9:15-11:30 am or Monday September 9, 6:30 – 8 pm. REGISTER NOW

COKESBURY STUDENTS START BACK IN AUGUST

Fifty-Six: Games and worship on Wednesday nights, 6–7:30 pm, starting August 14 | Small Groups on Sunday mornings, dismiss during 10 am worship, starting August 11

Middle School: Games, worship, and Small Groups on Wednesday nights, 6–7:45 pm, starting August 14

High School: Worship and fellowship on Sunday evenings, 5–6:30 pm, starting August 18

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)

IT’S A NEW YEAR WITH COKESBURY KIDS, STARTING AUGUST 11

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

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.  

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

Wednesdays (K-4th): Begins Sept. 11 at 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!

SERVE WITH OUR OUTREACH MINISTRIES

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

Hope Initiative – Support system for single-parent families Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7:45 pm during the school year

Manna House – Pantry for anyone facing a food emergency

MISSION TRIP

Cokesbury is taking a team to the Florida Panhandle September 8–13 to assist with Hurricane Michael Recovery. We’ll be working in the Port St. Joe/Mexico Beach area. You may remember that we collected a special offering benefitting this area last spring. Projects will likely include both demolition and construction. Volunteers will be housed for a fee of $100 by the Alabama/West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Use the link below to join our team. This trip is for ages 16 & up. Use the link below to register now. 

 

CHARGE CONFERENCE

 

Cokesbury’s Charge Conference will be on Sunday, November 24 at 11:30 am at the Gathering Place on the South Campus. All church members are invited to join us for this meeting and update with our superintendent from the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

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 discipline in Knox County schools, and Criminilization of the mentally ill.

Questions? Contact Katie McIlwain.

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. A new session of Griefshare begins on Monday, August 19. 

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 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 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