Category Archive for: Sidewalk 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…



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…



“I know where she is.”

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This year, at Austin East’s graduation, I found myself reflecting back to 2011 and the empty chairs. There were two empty chairs sitting alone in a row in front of the graduating seniors. They represented two lives that had been tragically taken through acts of violence—something that is all too common in our urban communities.…



Four Letter Words

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I was putting safety cones back in the storage closet at one of the Boys and Girls Clubs where we had just done Sidewalk Sonday School. He caught me off guard as he wrapped his arms around my legs and cried, “Don’t leave Mr. Bill. I want you to stay.” Most of the time a beautiful…



Spring 2014 Volunteer Team Meeting

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Come and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of inner city children. Join us at 7 pm on Monday, January 27th at Macedonia United Methodist Church, 4630 Holston Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914.  Get info on Sidewalk Sonday School & KICKO’s Youth ministry for the fall. No special skills needed, just…



Christmas at KICKO

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For some of our neighbors Christmas is not the “most wonderful time of the year.” In fact, for those living in poverty, Christmas can be downright depressing. That’s why we try to make sure that every child who comes to the Christmas Sonday school lesson receives a smile, a big hug and a wrapped Christmas…



Touching Lives

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We have always said, “Events don’t change lives, relationships do.” Alisha was recently reminded of this fact as she visited ‘Ms. Janice’s’ normal beat in Walter P. Taylor Homes. Sidewalk Sonday School is starting back, and that means we have started visiting the kids in their neighborhoods to get them ready.  I was covering a visitation…



Memories and Traditions

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Christmas is my favorite time of the year. All the events and aromas make this a joyful holiday. I can still remember the Christmas traditions my family had when I was a young girl. It was all about family gatherings and food. When Bill and I married and had our four children at home, each…



Salute to our Graduates

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This weekend, lots of smiles and high fives were exchanged as friends and families gathered to celebrate a milestone—graduation from high school. The Knoxville Civic Coliseum was the site of many such events as it played host to five area high school’s commencement exercises. The excitement was evident both on the part of the graduates…