Meredith Loftis, Colleen Shannon, and Kelly Norrell will lead a five part series on what would it mean to become a Matthew 25 church from February 24 – March 24th, 2021 at 6:30pm on Zoom.
Invited speakers and church members will help us explore community and global needs and our potential to respond.
Matthew 25: 31 – 46 calls each of us to actively engage in the world around us – to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor. In January, the Local and Global Mission Committees of our church voted to pursue becoming a Matthew 25 church. This is in accordance with an appeal by both the 222nd and 223rd General Assemblies. Click here to learn more about a Matthew 25 Church in the PC(USA).
Lenten Speaker Series
Stellar speakers will join us at 6:30 p.m. each evening of the Worshipful Wednesday Lenten Series. Join us as we prepare for Easter and explore becoming a Matthew 25 Church!
Feb 17 – Ash Wednesday Service
Feb 24 – Matthew 25 Introduction and Overview
Speakers: Meredith Loftis, Colleen Shannon, and Kelly Norrell
March 3 – Jack Neely will speak about the Urban Renewal/ Urban Removal for the coliseum and James White Parkway that destroyed the Black business district and so many Black neighborhoods
March 10 — Sarah Dugger and a speaker from the Compassion Coalition will speak on Systemic Poverty in Knoxville
March 17 — Colleen Shannon and Susan Sklar, Community Sales Manager for Equal Exchange, will speak on Building Solidarity in the Faith-Based Community.
March 24 – Kevin DuBose, Director of Lonsdale Area Ministries of Emerald Youth Foundation, will speak on the Development of Knoxville’s Urban Communities: What Made Us and Where We Are Going.