CONTINUE TO SUPPORT GREEN MEADOW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
HERE IS HOW ...
Dear Green Meadow UMC:
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom all things were created, and in whom all things are possible.
As you are undoubtedly aware, we are unable to gather in corporate worship at Green Meadow United Methodist Church, which not only hinders our one-on-one fellowship, but also disrupts a regular pattern of giving since the overwhelming majority of our support comes through the passing of the offering plate on Sunday morning.
Due to our being a small-membership church that is largely supported through the generosity of regular givers, during this time of disruption we encourage you to send your tithes and offerings on a weekly basis by sending a check through the U.S. mail --- Green Meadow UMC Treasurer, 1633 Louisville Road, Alcoa, TN 37701 -- or take advantage of online giving that has been made available through the Holston Conference.
Holston Conference has been working with Brick River, our website company, to create a way for churches to give online at this Web address using either a credit card or debit card:
Here is how you do this:
Fill out your name, address, phone, and email
Select Smoky Mountain District in the dropdown menu
Select Green Meadow UMC
Select an amount and hit the blue button
This whole process takes about 1 minute.
Holston Conference will pay all fees associated with online giving. This means 100% of your gift will go to Green Meadow United Methodist Church.
As of right now, the Conference is offering this to churches only while we are unable to gather due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.