BELIEVE IN THE LOVE AND SPIRIT OF THE CHURCH
AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO
COMING UP AT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH ...
Human Relations Day
"Taking the Great Commandment Literally"
Scriptures: Acts 17:22-31
This Sunday, we begin a series on "The Art of Neighboring." The power and genius of The Great Commandment is that it’s so simple and yet extremely powerful when acted upon. The smartest thing that we can do collectively to impact our community is to actually live out Jesus’ command to love our neighbors.
3rd Sunday After The Epiphany
"The Time Barrier"
Scriptures: Colossians 1: 15-28
In order to take The Great Commandment seriously -- which Jesus obviously did -- we must create space in our lives to build relationships with those who live near us. When we say, "I don't have time to get to know my neighbor," what we are really saying is, "I don't consider getting to know my neighbor as important as everything else that I do."
Jesus said to the lawyer, " ... 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' ... 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
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.