When Jesus commands us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves, we may express that in how we work for the people in our community and beyond in acts of service. Cookeville First takes on a new service focus each month…we hope you join us as we share the story of grace through the work we share.



Each month, our servant ministry at Cookeville First focuses on a specific area of service, around which our servant ministries revolve. Below are the service areas of emphasis for the coming year.

January – Homeless Ministries
February – Regional Missions: Disaster Relief, Redbird Build, VIM Opportunities
March – Angel’s Attic & RAM (Remote Area Medical) Clinics
April – Wesley Foundation & Earth Day
May – Mental Health – Crisis Awareness
July – Hope Academy & Wesley College Tanzania
August – Jere Whitson Elementary
September – Senior Spotlight
October – Habitat for Humanity
November – God’s Grace Food Pantry
December – Our Community

God’s Grace Food Pantry

Our food pantry serves hundreds of families in Putnam County every Tuesday afternoon. In partnership with Second Harvest, our team of dedicated volunteers work to make sure those in our community who are food insecure have basic needs met each week. If you are interested in volunteering or in need, please call our Servant Ministries team!

Hope Academy

Hope Academy is a weekly ministry to young adults with special needs. Each Wednesday afternoon, our Hope Academy “Students” come for an afternoon of outings, special projects and fun. Even Elvis has been known to stop by! Call our church office for more information!

Many Other Opportunities to Serve

Throughout the year, Cookeville First is involved in many special service opportunities. From building homes for the United Methodist Redbird Mission in Eastern Kentucky to meals and events for community and church groups, there is always a way to be a part of sharing the story of grace through the work of our hands and feet. Join us!

TNUMC Disaster

The Cookeville First is pleased to be a big part of disaster relief efforts of the Tennessee Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our disaster relief team travels the country, helping those who have been victims of natural disasters. We repair homes and churches and provide for the needs of those who have been impacted. Click here to learn more about the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the disaster recovery work around the world!





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