This is Your House
Homeless veterans do the weekend at Cokesbury

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – When worshippers at Cokesbury United Methodist Church came to church on Sunday, May 18, they shared the building with 102 homeless veterans who had stayed the weekend. Veterans from Knoxville and Johnson City were bussed to Cokesbury Center for a "Stand Down" May 16-18, when they were offered medical services, free cell phone calls, meals, clothing, recreation, and goody bags. An additional 58 homeless people from area shelters also were transported to the church for services and food.

Cokesbury leaders said the mission was just another manifestation of the church's promise to open Cokesbury Center to the community. "For this weekend, we want you to pretend like this is your house," Senior Pastor Steve Sallee told veterans at an opening ceremony. The guests seemed to take him up on the offer.


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