Serving the community in various ways affords Cokesbury the opportunity to be disciples of Christ and to meet the needs of those around us. Some of our community programs are listed below.
Angel Tree at Christmas works by connecting parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Cokesbury members purchase Christmas gifts for children in the name of their incarcerated parent.
Chicora/Cherokee Community of Shalom
Cokesbury assists Cherokee Place UMC and the Department of Social Services to help provide the needy with household items that they are unable to get with their monthly Food Stamp Allowance. Cokesbury provides bars of soap to this ministry.
Costa Rica Mission Trip
Each year in February, Cokesbury sponsors a mission team to travel to Cost Rica. We work with the Rice and Beans Ministry while there.
Our food pantry supports food to local North Charleston residents every Third Saturday of the month at 9:00 am in the back of the Education Building. Volunteers are encouraged to reach out to our community by assisting in food distribution. To supply the needed food, donations are accepted immediately after the Worship Service on the fourth Sunday of every month.
Kairos Prison Ministry
KAIROS is an ecumenical Christian ministry designed for use in correctional institutions. The purpose of KAIROS is to establish a strong Christian community among the residents through the presentation of a 3-day short course in Christianity. Cokesbury volunteers are presently serving at Lieber C.I., a men’s maximum security facility in Ridgeville, SC. In addition, the congregation supports the ministry through gifts of home made cookies, financial gifts, and prayers. For additional information please see the following sites or contact the church office.
Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through providing gift-filled shoe boxes and including the good news of God’s love. This program of the Samaritan’s Purse provides an opportunity for Cokesbury members to be involved in the simple, hands-on mission project. Throughout the year, Cokesbury holds a charity drive for donations of toys and other materials for the shoe boxes. In November, Cokesbury families meet in the Family Life Center and fill the boxes that bless children around the world.
Salkehatchie Summer Service
Each summer our youth are given the opportunity to help with the rehabilitation of homes in South Carolina. You can learn more about this ministry at www.salkehatchie.org