COKESBURY NEWS

JULY 2019

NEIGHBORING EXPERIENCE

This July, Cokesbury Church will offer a Love Knoxville: Neighboring Experience. We’ll be learning more about our refugee, Muslim, and Latino neighbors, in hopes that by learning more about their cultures and experiences, we will deepen our understanding and foster community. We’ll share content and invitations to lunch & learns and other experiences via email, which you can opt-in to using the link below. You’ll be invited to join us as we ride public transit, attend an open house at our local mosque, and more. 

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. 

REACH

Kicking off on July 14, our students will be serving the Knoxville community alongside the Knoxville Leadership Foundation. Reach is a 3 day event for 7-12th graders and a 2 day event for 5 & 6th graders. Students will be dropped off each day at the church before going out in groups to complete their projects. The cost is $75. Need-based financial aid is available.

DOLLYWOOD – NEW DATE!

Our 5th and 6th graders are going to Dollywood for a day of food, fun, and rollercoasters on July 25th! The cost is $60, but for those who have a season pass the cost is only $15 to cover transportation. Deadline to register is July 21st.

 

FINDING I AM 

How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart by Lysa TerKeurst looks at several “I AM”s by Jesus in the Gospel of John. This women’s group will meet for 4 weeks beginning July 10. Attend for one week or all four. Books are $15 and will be available at the first class, however they are not required. 

HOPE CONNECTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Hope Connection is our 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. Volunteers meet with program participants to assist in navigating through challenges and begin a journey towards stronger financial and spiritual well-being. If you’re interested in learning more about this important serving opportunity, please fill out the form below, and select “Outreach” as your area of interest. 

COKESBURY STUDENT MINISTRY (5TH – 12TH GRADE) – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Small Group Leaders for Middle School meet each Wednesday with their small group that is gender- and grade- specific. As a small group leader, your role will be to facilitate discussion and build relationships with the students. We need a few good women to serve with our 7th grade girls. Use the link below to sign up! 

56 Volunteers help with our 5th & 6th grade ministry on Wednesday evenings. Volunteers participate in worship, games and group time, building relationships with students. We need additional volunteers for 56 on Wednesday nights! Use the link below to sign up! 

 

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

Questions? Contact Katie McIlwain.

SATURDAY NIGHT SERVICE NOW ON THE SOUTH CAMPUS

Saturday night worship has a new home: The Gathering Place on the South Campus! Join us each week at 5:30 at 9908 Kingston Pike. Enter the building from the back parking lot, under the awning. 

 

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.

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 touchpoint@cokesbury.tv.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Susannah’s House is hiring for several positions. LEARN MORE.

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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MAILING ADDRESS:
9919 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922

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Friday: 7:30 am - noon

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