BELIEVE IN THE LOVE AND SPIRIT OF THE CHURCH
AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO
COMING UP AT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH ...
May 16, 2021
Acts 1:1-11 | Psalm 47
Ephesians 1:15-23 | Luke 24:44-53
As Christians, we are part of a global community. We value that, and are in this thing together. So, while we stand, on this Ascension Sunday, looking to the Christ departing from us into heaven, we stand together.
May 23, 2021
Acts 2:1-21 | Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:22-27 | John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Whether you think of it as the birthday of the church, or a broadening, the opening of the doors of the church to include all. Either way it was a building of community. Pentecost is about the church being the church.
"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
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.