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In response to Jesus’ command to love our neighbors, we at Cookeville First seek ways to answer this call and express God’s love and care in our community and beyond.  Join us in sharing the story of grace through our servant ministry opportunities.  For more information, contact us at servant@cookevillefumc.org




Each month, Cookeville First focuses on a specific area of service.  Below are the areas of emphasis for the year.

January – Homeless Ministries
February – Disaster Relief & Red Bird Missions
March – RAM (Remote Area Medical) Clinics
April – Wesley Foundation & Earth Day
May – Hope Academy
June – Dipsy Doodle Ramp Ministry


July – Wesley College Tanzania
August – Jere Whitson Elementary
September – Mission Trip
October – Habitat for Humanity
November – God’s Grace Food Pantry
December – Agency Sponsored Christmas Events

God’s Grace Food Pantry

Our food pantry serves hundreds of families in Putnam County on one Tuesday afternoon each month. In partnership with Second Harvest, our team of dedicated volunteers works to make sure those in our community who are food insecure have their basic needs met. If you are interested in volunteering or in need, please call our Servant Ministries team or email: servant@cookevillefumc.org. 

Hope Academy

Hope Academy is a weekly ministry to young adults with special needs. Each Wednesday, our Hope Academy students come for a day of outings, special projects and fun. Even Elvis has been known to stop by!  If you would like to serve or have a special gift or talent to share, contact us for more information!

TWKUMC Disaster Response

Cookeville First is pleased to be a big part of the disaster relief efforts of the Tennessee Western Kentucky Conference of the UMC. Our disaster relief team travels to help those who have been victims of natural disasters. We repair homes and churches and provide for the needs of those who have been impacted.  To be a part of this team, watch for training opportunities throughout the year.

Click here to learn more about the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the disaster recovery work around the world!

Other Opportunities to Serve

Throughout the year, Cookeville First is involved in many special service opportunities. From building homes for Red Bird Mission in Eastern Kentucky to Cooking on the Square for Habitat for Humanity to teacher appreciation at Jere Whitson Elementary to Rental/Utility assistance for our neighbors in need, there is always a way for you to be involved in sharing the story of grace with us.   Contact us at: servant@cookevillefumc.org





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