Ways to Serve at Cokesbury UMC

For more info, contact the Church Office: 
cokesburyumc@gmail.com / 703-494-5400

At Cokesbury we take pride in providing dynamic, transformative, and life-giving worship every week of the year. We plan out our worship services months in advance, we tie the messages together with the music, and we rely on a wonderful group of volunteers to bring it to fruition. We have ways to serve in worship through joining the choir, helping as an usher, bringing in the light of Christ as an acolyte, providing leadership as a liturgist, and we’d like to create a new rotation of greeters who can welcome people to church on Sundays.

Flea Market
Cokesbury hosts a weekly Flea Market every Saturday from 7am to 1pm April through October. We make our parking lot available to local vendors who use our space to sell their goods. Additionally, we operate a concession stand and help to keep the lot safe and orderly. For the 2018 season of the Flea Market we are seeking to have participation and help from the whole church rather than just by individual committees.

Prayer Shawl
The Prayer Shawl Team believes in using their talents to bless others through shawls and blankets. They gather twice a month (2nd and 4th Wednesdays; 9:30am – 11:30am) in our conference room and knit/crochet together while sharing fellowship. No experience is needed to join the group.

Missions Committee
Our Missions Committee is responsible for a significant number of programs including Featherstone Elementary School Projects, Hilda Barg Meal Coordination, Red Bird Mission, Teddy Bear Brigade, The Lord’s Table (at St. Paul’s UMC), UMCOR Sewing Kits, and more. The Missions Committee meets after the 11am worship service on the third Sunday of the month.

Acts is a local non-profit organization that fosters hope, provides relief, and promotes self-sufficiency for the people of Prince William County. Our church regularly collects food and other items to help ACTS serve our community.

Food Distribution
The Food Distribution is a joint effort between the Salvation Army, National Capital Area Food Bank, Old Bridge UMC, and Cokesbury UMC. Volunteers from the church are needed on the 4th Thursdays of the month starting around 9:30am to help unload the truck and sort food.


Vacation Bible School
For one week every summer our church opens its doors to children and youth from the community so that they might learn about God is a safe and fun environment. Adult volunteers help in a variety of ways from telling bible stories, to serving snacks, to demonstrating science experiments.

At Cokesbury we believe in reaching as many people as we can through ways that are approachable and life-giving. We maintain a dynamic website, Facebook and Twitter pages, and email correspondence. As we continue to make our information available, we are looking for volunteers to help insure that we are doing so in a way that is fruitful.

And ask about other ways you can serve!