BELIEVE IN THE LOVE AND SPIRIT OF THE CHURCH
AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO
COMING UP AT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH ...
23rd Sunday After Pentecost
"Shaped By The Reign"
Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-25
This is one of those Sundays when the lectionary texts intersect: labor (Isaiah 65; 2 Thessalonians 3), God’s blessing (Isaiah 65), and the faithfulness of God in equipping us for our labors (Luke 21). As the people of God, we have been called and equipped for a variety of careers and ministries in which to partner with God in advancing God’s reign here on earth.
Reign of Christ | Christ the King Sunday
"Allegiance To The Reign"
Scripture: Jeremiah 23:1-6
Jeremiah points to a time when a new leader, one who knows what it is to live in allegiance to the reign of God, will come. And we hear these words and can’t help but hear the name of Jesus, who checks all the boxes that Jeremiah draws up. God says, “I myself will gather the remnant.” And as the incarnate one, God enfleshed, Jesus is the one who gathers us.
"I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is created."
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.