COKESBURY NEWS

NOVEMBER 2019

NEXT STEPS CLASS

Join us for dinner and more information on the Next Steps that are available at Cokesbury Church on Sunday, November 10 at 6 pm in the Gathering Place on the South Campus. Register Now

SHARE HOPE THIS CHRISTMAS

Christmas Hope is our annual celebration of the Hope of Christmas with our friends and neighbors connected to our outreach ministries. You can help by volunteering or by shopping to help us fill our Christmas Store. 

THANKSGIVING SERVICES

Our annual Thanksgiving services will be on Sunday, November 24 at 6 pm. Join us on the North Campus for original music from Chris Blue and Buffalo Fiasco. On the South Campus, we’ll have special music and teaching. We’ll also collect an offering for Fig Tree, our new outreach ministry focused on building community. We hope you’ll be there, and bring a friend! 

ADVENT TEACHING GROUP

From Heaven to Earth: Christmas for New Believers, Old Believers, and Nonbelievers

This 4-week Advent Teaching Group will begin on Tuesday, November 19. Classes are 12:05–12:55 pm in the Small Dining Room on the North Campus. You can also register to receive each week’s teaching via email video. Charles Maynard will facilitate the group, and will include guest speakers and authors of the book, Wil Cantrell and Paul Seay. Register for the Group and/or the email teaching here.

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.

THANKSGIVING BOXES

 For more than 30 years, Cokesbury has been providing Thanksgiving dinner to families served by community organizations in the form of Thanksgiving Boxes. Please click here to view the shopping list. Boxes should be returned to your campus on Sunday, November 10. 

SERVE WITH OUR OUTREACH MINISTRIES

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

COKESBURY STUDENTS

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

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

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

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)

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): 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!

 

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. 

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