BELIEVE IN THE LOVE AND SPIRIT OF THE CHURCH
AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO
COMING UP AT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD CHURCH ...
6th Sunday After the Epiphany
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 30:15-20
One of the things United Methodists sometimes say when explaining our theology of an "open table" -- meaning The Lord's Table is open to all, regardless of church affiliation -- is that John Wesley's mother was said to have been "converted" at the Table of Holy Communion. Where did that story come from? Come Sunday as Pastor Buzz Trexler shares some thoughts on the "Blessed Assurance" of the forgiveness of sins.
Scriptures: Exodus 24:12-18
2 Peter 1:16-21
Without a doubt, our physical vision is important, but many people survive and even thrive without physical vision.
But as important as physical vision is to our life in this world, our spiritual vision is even more important. Visions are an important part of our spiritual journey -- and quite scriptural. We are to ever be on a Vision Quest, and it is through the spirit that God guides us.
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.