Christmas is all about giving!

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Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” This Christmas, KICKO is doing something that will not only bring more joy to a precious life, but will also put a few more stars in a child’s eyes. For 20 years, KICKO has…



Sidewalk Sonday School in Green Hills

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On the crisp evening of October 14th, kids anxiously gathered around a nearby street at the Green Hill apartment complex in Knoxville. In the Green Hill area, it is evident that little ministry work has been done, even though Green Hills is bustling with people of all ages. There was a recent fire in the…



What’s going on with the KICKO teens?

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On Tuesday night, September 22nd, something revitalizing happened in East Knoxville. At a small church just off the exit from the highway, a group of teenagers gathered around to not only enjoy each other’s companionship, but they also gathered to explore the Word of God as a whole. Walking onto the scene of KICKO’s “youth group”…



Meet Abbey

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Abbey is a new volunteer, using her gifts to share what KICKO is doing! Here is a short bio on her: Greetings! Abbey Whitaker is the name. I will firstly introduce myself as another Johnson freshman from the state of Indiana, and secondly as the excited new editor-n-chief of the Royal Scribe. Yes, I reign from…



A Good Start

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The ice, snow, and cold weather are gone and our trucks are rolling out for the start of Sidewalk Sonday School’s spring semester. Seeing the children and feeling their excitement always encourages us as another semester gets under way. This spring we are teaching a series called “Faith Works” which helps the kids understand where…



Celebrating 20 Years!

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Can you look back over the past 20 years and identify fence posts that mark significant transitions in your life? I know I can. I am talking about finding a spouse, a child being born, major career path change, or even a tragic event. When I look back 20 years I see several posts that…



When Toys are Tools

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Toys are tools in God’s hand at Christmas—I’ve heard Bill Wilson, founder of Metro Ministries in New York say that many times. Children may come to Sidewalk Sonday School to receive a toy, but they leave with so much more! We not only bring a wrapped Christmas gift for each child who attends Sonday School,…



Why does he come?

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Volunteers are vital to our ability to fulfill KICKO’s mission. So we are constantly seeking those who God has called to help as a volunteer. We often say, you don’t even have to know how to teach, you just need to care about kids. Some of our volunteers are students (usually college students, i.e. Johnson…



Save the Date: KICKO’s Annual Banquet

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We would like to invite you to our 9th Annual Celebration Banquet. It will be on Thursday, October 16th at 6:45PM at The Foundry on the Fair Site. You’ll hear updates about Sidewalk Sonday School as well as our Junior Staff You’ll hear exciting testimonies And enjoy an evening of fine dining We know you…



Relationships that Last

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The real ministry of KICKO happens through the relationships we build with children, their families and members of the communities where we work. Lessons taught at Sonday School are important and it is the Word of God that changes lives. But the reason children and even adults open up to receive the Word is because they know…