BELIEVE IN THE LOVE AND SPIRIT OF THE CHURCH
AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO
COMING UP AT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH ...
2nd Sunday of Epiphany
January 17, 2021
"The Other Side of the Tracks"
1 Samuel 3:1-10 | Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 |
1 Corinthians 6:12-20 | John 1:43-5
When a newly summoned disciple named Nathanael hears about the town where Jesus came from, he turns up his nose, saying, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael's response has led generation after generation to assume that Nazareth was famous for being infamous.
3rd Sunday of Epiphany
January 24, 2021
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 | Psalm 62:5-12 |
1 Corinthians 7:29-31 | Mark 1:14-20
When it comes to fishing for people. Can we move beyond the simplistic “rounding people up for Jesus” and talk about making connections, about the interwoven net of interrelationships of influence and support? Jesus is inviting his followers to a life of engagement.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE ...
Whether you label yourself a "Christian," or are uncertain whether you believe in anything any more, you are welcome to worship at Green Meadow United Methodist Church. Single, married, partnered, divorced, gay, rich, poor, USAmerican, or immigrant, you are welcome here. Burned out on religion -- whether organized, or disorganized -- bedraggled and hungover, addicted or in recovery, just out of jail, you are welcome here. Have no idea about Holy Communion, hymnals, or when to stand or sit? Don't worry, the pastor didn't either when he first stepped into a United Methodist Church as an adult -- and he was welcomed, too.
We're glad you're here!
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We are a United Methodist Community of Worship, serving in the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference. Our mission is to be an open gathering place to nurture Christians in training who, equipped by the Holy Spirit, go into the world and share the light of Jesus Christ.
A MISSIONAL CHURCH
Whether it's building mission kits for flood victims, sending food buckets to Zimbabwe, working with Family Promise of Blount County, helping the Salvation Army's lunch ministry, or gathering peanut butter for the Community Food Connection, "Meadow Folk" are engaged in the missio Dei ... God's mission of love.
Sunday mornings at Green Meadow are, in a way, much of what you would expect when you come to a United Methodist Church: we gather for Sunday School and we worship together. We also share a breakfast once a month, and in months where we have a fifth Sunday, we have a potluck dinner.