COKESBURY NEWS

JANUARY 2021

WORSHIP WITH US

We offer in-person and online worship options! Pre-registration will be required for indoor worship. Seating is limited for indoor services. Registration links will be live Thursday through Saturday each week before a scheduled indoor service. 

COKESBURY ONLINE

SUNDAYS
10 & 11:15 am

WEDNESDAYS
Midweek Traditional
7 pm

ON DEMAND
Recovery at Cokesbury

NORTH CAMPUS

SUNDAYS 

10 am Indoors

Contemporary Worship

SOUTH CAMPUS

SUNDAYS RESUMING  FEBRUARY 7

10 am Indoors

Traditional Worship

RECOVERY AT COKESBURY

THURSDAYS

Doors open: 5:15
Worship: 6:30
Groups: 7:45

 

VALENTINE’S DANCE

Celebrate With Us
This year, our Valentine’s Dance will be delivered right to your door—In a Box! In an effort to keep all of our families safe, we have compiled elements of our annual celebration into a box for you to enjoy at home. Fathers, daughters, mothers, sons, couples, and pets are all welcome to participate! For just $10, we will deliver a Valentine’s Dance in a Box to your doorstep.

Box Contents
Your box will supply everything your family needs to have a Valentine’s Dance at home: decorations, photo props, candy, recipes for our classic Dance treats, supplies to make your own Valentines, and details on how to access our special Spotify Playlist compiled by our Valentine’s Dance DJ!

Order Your Box
You can purchase your box here. Boxes must be purchased by February 10, and will be delivered no later than February 12. We encourage you to have your Dance-at-Home any time over Valentine’s weekend. We can’t wait to see your photos & videos! Be sure to tag us on social media, @cokesburytv and use our hashtag #cokesburydance.

FREE TAX PREPARATION

Cokesbury Church is offering free tax preparation services through a partnership with CAC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for low to moderate income individuals. Call the church at 865-693-0353 for more information or to sign up for an appointment. Appointments are first-come, first-served; offered Jan. 26 through the month of March on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

FLOURISH: PRACTICES FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Flourish is a new year-long Teaching Group designed to help us learn and flourish in our relationship with God. Each month, beginning in February, Charles Maynard will share a short video that introduces the practice that we will consider for the month. We will also have a monthly Zoom discussion group, and reading assignments. We will be referring to our bibles and to the book Celebration of Discipline – The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster.

This group will continue throughout 2021.

To be a part of this group, purchase the Foster book from your favorite bookseller and register here to receive the monthly videos and links for the Zoom group discussions. Discussion groups will be held on the last Tuesday of each month at noon and the last Wednesday of each month at 7:45 pm.

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

Receive a short reading from Scripture every morning, right in your inbox. Subscribing online delivers exclusive content, including videos, discussion & application questions, and more. 

MONTHLY NEWS UPDATES & TEXT ALERTS

The best way to stay up-to-date on everything going on at Cokesbury is to subscribe to our monthly news updates and text alerts. Get all the news you need to know delivered to your email inbox once a month, and receive a text if there is a major schedule change due to weather or other circumstances.

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

 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.

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 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.

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.  

SMALL GROUPS

At Cokesbury, we believe that God designed us to be in community with him, with other Christians, and with the world. For us, Small Groups provide that community. When you commit to being a part of a Small Group, it won’t be long before you realize that life really is better together.

Small Groups invite us into deeper conversations and relationships with others who want to know and follow Jesus. Groups of up to 12 people gather weekly, currently using an online platform, outside the normal structure of weekend worship.

We form new Small Groups periodically throughout the year.  Use the link below to register to receive an email when new Groups will launch. 

REGISTER NOW TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING GROUPS

 

TEACHING GROUPS

Teaching groups are led by a facilitator. Groups gather to learn through Biblically-based study and class discussion. These groups meet during the week or on Sunday. All Teaching Groups are currently meeting virtually. 

When you join a group via the registration links, you will receive a confirmation email that will give you all the details you need in order to participate. Contact Mary Lou Sokolow at mlsokolow@cokesbury.tv or 865-246-0438 if you need assistance.

FOR EVERYONE 

 

Flourish: Practices for Spiritual Growth - Flourish is a new year-long Teaching Group designed to help us learn and flourish in our relationship with God. Each month, beginning in February, Charles Maynard will share a short video that introduces the practice that we will consider for the month. We will also have a monthly Zoom discussion group, and reading assignments. We will be referring to our bibles and to the book Celebration of Discipline – The Path to Spiritual Growth by Richard J. Foster. 

This group will continue throughout 2021. 

To be a part of this group, purchase the Foster book from your favorite bookseller and register here to receive the monthly videos and links for the Zoom group discussions. Discussion groups will be held on the last Tuesday of each month at noon and the last Wednesday of each month at 7:45 pm. 

REGISTER NOW

Monday Evenings at 6:30 pm The Gospel of Matthew facilitated by Mark Wilson.

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My Marriage Matters -  All relationships require communication and care, the relationship with our spouse, is no different, in fact it is one of the most important relationships we will ever have.  Join this Email Group to receive weekly emails of creative date night ideas (even in the midst of a pandemic), tips for communication, and links to resources from relationship specialists.

REGISTER NOW

 

FOR WOMEN

Subscribe to our Women's Ministry Updates for all the details or to join a specific group.  

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times by Bishop Michael Curry (known for officiating the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan) facilitated by Linda McLaughlin and Debbie Ailey Wednesday mornings starting January 13th from 10:30 - 11:30 via Zoom. Purchase the book at your favorite bookstore.

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Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer, facilitated by Nancy Hamilton will begin January 11th at 6:30 pm via Zoom. All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. This study will help you to be strong in the Lord, helping you to develop a strategy to put the enemy back in his place and for you to suit up, stand firm, and secure victory in your life.  

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FOR MEN

Monday Mornings at 7 am Brent Ronald uses the Discussion Guide found on the Cokesbury App to discuss the weekend’s message. Viewing the weekend's message is not required.

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Wednesday Evenings at 7 pm facilitated by Bob Goodson

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Second Thursday of the Month at 8 am Monthly Men's Prayer Breakfast is meeting virtually via Zoom.

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DIGITAL CONTENT

New for 2021!

My Marriage Matters -  All relationships require communication and care, the relationship with our spouse, is no different, in fact it is one of the most important relationships we will ever have.  Join this Email Group to receive weekly emails of creative date night ideas (even in the midst of a pandemic), tips for communication, and links to resources from relationship specialists.

REGISTER NOW

Daily Bible Reading Plan – Start your day with a short reading from the Bible and an "apply it" question or topic to consider. Emails are delivered each morning and readings correspond with weekend sermons, when possible. 

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Digital Resources from previous Virtual Groups are available for group or personal use at any time. Available resources include Love Knoxville Neighboring Experience, Bible 101, Meeting Jesus, and Listening Through Lent. Find them here.

GROUP SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Serving together as a group makes an impact on our world, but it also draws you closer as a group. Shared experiences like serving are invaluable in group life. The documents below outline great ways to serve together and feature some of our community partners. You’ll find everything you need to get started right here.

We’d love to hear about your group’s experience serving together and see pictures of your group in action. Please email stories and photos to Ashley Cross at across@cokesbury.tv.

CONTACT THE GROUPS TEAM

Have a question about our groups ministries? Want to get involved in one of the groups listed here? We'd love to hear from you!

Mary Lou Sokolow | Adult Ministries
Email Mary Lou
(865) 246-0438

Jill Stuckey| Next Steps
Email Jill
(865) 246-0435

CONTACT US

MAILING ADDRESS:
9919 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

Office Hours:
Our office is currently being 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