“The will of the Methodist Church has been expressed; now local residents must determine their will in having a church in this fast-growing area.”
(Report of 1966 groundbreaking for Green Meadow Methodist Church)
FOCUSING ON CHILDREN
The church has in the past been home to a day care center, MC Families and School of Hope -- the latter of two were ministries to teen moms and fathers to be who were in danger of dropping out of public school. Today, Green Meadow United Methodist Church continues to look for opportunities to serve all of God's children.
FOCUSING ON HOMELESS FAMILIES
In 2009, we opened our doors to an emerging homeless ministry, Family Promise of Blount County, serving as the day center and administrative offices for the program. In 2017, the ministry moved to 1007 Middlesetlements Road, Maryville. Green Meadow UMC continues to serve as a support church in that ministry.
WELCOMING ALL INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST
In 2015, Green Meadow UMC formally adopted a welcoming statement. As with the Lord's Table, we are open to all who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another, regardless of sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, races, ethnicity, age, economic status, and immigration status.
A LOOK BACK ...
This multimedia look at the history of Green Meadow United Methodist Church was produced as part of our celebration of 50 years of The United Methodist Church. "Come and take your place among the threads ..."