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Weekly Lenten Prayer – March 22, 2022

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of March 22, 2022 Rev. Jan Buxton Wade O God of the Watchful Eye, scripture says no sparrow falls without your notice, and in our amazement, we feel the depth of your concern for all in your earthly family. We sense your grace and glory embedded in the […]

Why I Wear Tennis Shoes to Church

I do not remember exactly when it was that I started wearing black Converse all the time (except for Sundays) but I do remember when I started making them my Sunday shoes. In a church I served many years ago, I had a woman tell me she wanted to attend my church but did not […]


Weekly Prayer – February 9, 2022

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of February 9, 2022 Rev. Jan Buxton Wade Tree of Life, thank you for rooting yourself within us. Though we may flirt with other codes and ideologies, chasing after hollow promises, seeking easier avenues of faith, we always return to you, our Holy Center. We honor you […]

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MAD in the City

Making a Difference (MAD) in the City is Church Street Youth’s annual summer mission project. This project is focused on serving Knoxville and is a longstanding partnership with the Wesley House Community Center. Historically, we have spent time each summer with Wesley House students by providing academic support with one-on-one schoolwork, playing games, going on field trips, and working on […]


Update Regarding Covid-19 Protocols

We are thankful for the love and support you have shown to your neighbors and to your church since the Covid-19 pandemic started re-shaping much of our daily lives last year. We will continue to practice and model good health and safety measures for all in our congregation, particularly for our children under age 12 […]


Weekly Prayer – May 19

Weekly Prayers for the Church Street Family Week of May 16, 2021 Written by Rev. Jan Buxton Wade Let us sing a glad song of gratitude to our God who has given us life and has imbued us with power to change the world.  How amazing is that grace!  The Holy One believes in us!  […]