COKESBURY NEWS

JANUARY 2020

NEW SMALL GROUPS LAUNCH SOON!

Life is better together, and a Small Group is a great way to form community. Join us for a brief introduction to groups on Sunday, January 19 after all North Campus worship services, or on Sunday, January 26 after all services on both campuses. 

TEACHING GROUPS

Teaching Groups: New sessions of Marriage Workshop, Financial Peace University, and Legacy Journey will begin on Wednesday, January 22. Connect Fellowship for Women resumes on Friday, January 24 (9:15 am group) and Monday, January 27 (6:30 pm group). Details about individual groups are available at the links above.

Register now:

 

SIX THINGS EVERY KID NEEDS

Join author & speaker Kristen Ivy to learn about six things every kid needs, and how we can parent, teach, coach, and care for kids with intentionality.

Sunday, February 9 at 6:30 pm. Cost is $10 per adult, and includes a copy of Kristen’s book, Don’t Miss It, if you register by January 31.

Childcare is available for children 4th grade and younger.

 

RECOVERY GROUPS

The following groups begin soon as part of Recovery at Cokesbury, 

Introduction to Trauma 1 will define trauma, identify triggers, and teach healthy coping skills. Class begins on January 9, and new members can join through January 16. Register Now

Anger Management for Men & Women begins January 16. Anger is a perfectly natural and a common emotion. It can be experienced via mild irritation, furious rage or can be internalized and come out as depression.  What is important is not the occurrence of anger, but it’s management. This class will have a new format including an educational time and a time for application and processing.  Register Now

Recovery for Hurt and Loss for Men and Women begins January 16. This open share group  is designed for anyone who has experienced a personal hurt or loss which has left a void in their life.  It will be a safe place to share, discuss and start the healing process.  No registration required.

Divorce Recovery meets on Sundays from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, beginning on February 16. Divorce takes a toll on us: financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Divorce Recovery is an 8-week class for anyone struggling in the midst of or aftermath of divorce. Class topics include combating stigma and negative self-talk, healthy versus unhealthy coping skills, grieving the death of a relationship, taking responsibility for your future, and creating & establishing a supportive community. Register Now

SERVE WITH OUR OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Fig Tree: Fig Tree is a place to be seen and known, and we need volunteers to help us make this space safe for all who visit. If you are interested in serving with this brand-new ministry, fill out the volunteer form

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

DISASTER RELIEF MISSION TRIP

We will return to Port St. Joe, Florida to help with ongoing disaster relief efforts. Our trip will be February 23–29. 

 

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MONTHLY NEWS UPDATES & TEXT ALERTS

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COKESBURY STUDENTS

Wednesday Night programming for Fifty-Six and Middle School begins January 8.

Middle School Retreat registration deadline is January 8.

Fifty-Six Retreat Registration is now open!

High School ministry resumes on January 12.

High School Beach Retreat registration coming soon! 

SERVING:

From small group leaders, to event volunteers, and everything in between, you’re sure to have fun serving with this team! We will have volunteer training options for new and returning volunteers – Sunday, January 12 at 11 am, Monday, January 13 at 6 pm, and Wednesday, January 15 at 5 pm.

Wednesday Nights – Fifty-Six and Middle School 

Sunday Mornings – Fifty-Six

Sunday Nights – High School(we follow Knox County School calendar)

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. During the holidays, Griefshare will begin a new session on Monday, January 6. 

DIVORCE RECOVERY

A new session of this group designed for anyone dealing with the pain of divorce will be offered on Sundays beginning Feb. 16. The course is 10 weeks long and covers a variety of topics related to healing after a divorce. Register now.

 

FAMILY SUMMIT

Six Things Every Kid Needs with Kristen Ivy – On Sunday, February 9, author & speaker Kristen Ivy will be with us to pour into any person involved in the life of a child. Parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers, coaches, and more are welcome to join us. Registration is $10, and if you do so before January 31, you’ll receive a copy of Kristen’s book Don’t Miss It. Registration coming soon!

ASH WEDNESDAY

Mark your calendar for our Ash Wednesday service, which will be on Wednesday, February 26. Details coming soon.

NEXT STEP DINNER

Next Step Dinner: Join us for dinner and to learn more about Cokesbury Church and the Next Steps you can
take with us on Sunday, January 12 at 6 pm on the South Campus. RSVP now

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 January 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!

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 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