COKESBURY NEWS

MAY 2022

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

We’ll gather on the 4th Tuesday in May, June, and July for Summer Cokesbury Community Nights! We’ll have a different fun menu and activity each month. 

May: We’ll celebrate the end of the school year with a cook out and dessert! Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 pm on the North Campus. Teachers, be sure to check in with us so we can give you an extra-special treat of appreciation! 

 

SUMMER STUDIES

Join Cokesbury Women as we study Two Steps Forward: A Story of Persevering in Hope by Sharon Garlough Brown, and Elijah: Faith and Fire by Priscilla Shirer. Two Steps Forward is Wednesdays at 10 am, and Elijah is Wednesdays at 6 pm. We’ll also take a group to “Going Beyond Live with Priscilla Shirer” on Saturday, July 16. All details and registrations are available here

 

KNOXVILLE LEGAL MINISTRY

No one should face confusing legal circumstances alone. We can help. Knoxville Legal Ministry holds a monthly legal advice clinic on the North Campus at Cokesbury Church. Clinics are held the second Saturday of each month beginning in April from 9 am to 12 noon. 

The next clinic will be Saturday, June 11. 

For only $30, we will help provide answers and direction regarding your legal matters, create a customized plan for you, and walk through a step-by-step process to finding freedom. 

To get started, gather any information you’d like for us to review, make an appointment at link the below, or call (855) 818-4554. Learn more by emailing knoxlegalmin@cokesbury.tv

NEW RECOVERY GROUP FOR WOMEN

Recovery at Cokesbury is pleased to announce a new group for those struggling with anorexia, binge eating, and bulimia. This will be a safe place to be heard and find comfort, acceptance, courage, and wisdom as others share their experiences of strength and hope on their recovery journey from disordered eating.

We will be a community where discussions are private, secure, and understood. We follow Recovery guidelines from beginning to end. It is our hope this group will help each individual move forward in a positive direction and help separate myth from reality.

Eating Disorders are widely misunderstood and commonly misdiagnosed. At times eating disorders are callously written off as acts of willful self-destruction, stubbornness, or vanity. However, those who suffer through this disease, as well as their loved ones, know they are all-consuming and often deadly conditions that cause substantial mental anguish and physical harm.

If you are struggling with the impact of an eating disorder, we invite you to join us Thursday evenings at 7:45, after the recovery service. 

SUPPORT RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS WORKING IN AND AROUND UKRAINE

If you are looking for ways to support our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, we recommend you check out the work of UMCOR, Doctors Without Borders, and the UN Refugee Agency. Learn more about these organizations and give using the link below. 

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FOUNDATIONS FOR NEXT STEPS

Foundations is Cokesbury’s Next Step for adults to help explore what and why we believe as Christians. Through a series of 15 videos and accompanying resources, the Cokesbury pastors will guide participants through the Foundations of our faith. We encourage you to engage with Foundations with your small group, or individually. 

REGISTER NOW

ARE YOU DEALING WITH A COMPULSION OF A SPOUSE,  FAMILY MEMBER, CO-WORKER, OR FRIEND?

Virtual Class Now Available
Do you have a family member or friend who is dealing with something that is overwhelming them? Would you like to know how to invest in their recovery? Join us each Monday at 7 pm. The Zoom link is available here.

 

DAILY BIBLE READINGS

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TEXT ALERTS & WEEKLY NEWS UPDATES

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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 2021 giving, click here.

WEEKLY DIGITAL CONTENT

North Campus Worship

10 and 11:15 am

Weekly Email Update

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South Campus Midweek Worship

Traditional worship music and a message from one of our pastors. Weekly at 7 pm.

I WANT TO HELP

WAYS TO SERVE

Fig Tree is a space that exists to meet essential needs and invite all into a safe community where we can truly be seen and known. Volunteers greet guests and facilitate the services we provide including showers, laundry, computers, and meals. We’ll be offering volunteer training soon!  To learn more, email Hannah or visit here.

Phone Ministry – Our phone ministry enables us 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 has resumed daily meal delivery. 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.

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 is open for shopping  on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, from 9 am to 11 am. Food is available to anyone facing a food emergency, and households can shop once every 30 days. Photo ID and something with your social security number on it are required to shop. Learn More about Manna House.  

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.

Fig Tree offers a safe space to form community and meet essential needs. Showers, laundry, internet and computer access, and meals are part of the services we offer. 

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.  

CONTACT US

MAILING ADDRESS:
9919 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

Office Hours:
Our office is currently staffed Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3:30 pm. You are always welcome to contact us via email or phone.   

Email Us
(865) 693-0353