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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!  […]

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Confirmation Class Zooms Along!

During this time of the COVID pandemic and in-person classes being suspended, Church Street’s Confirmation class has continued without any interruption. This year’s class of fifteen 6th and 7th graders began last September and will continue through April 2021. They meet every Sunday at 11 am via Zoom.

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Questions about Covid Vaccines?

Two vaccines are now being offered to prevent COVID-19. Pfizer-Biontech and Moderna vaccines have been released under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the FDA. Both are messenger RNA vaccines (mRNA) which work by teaching our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. The mRNA from the vaccine does not enter the […]

Hope Amid Exile

Daily Advent Devotions from Church Street UMC Sunday, November 29, Morning By Bishop Kenneth L. Carder Hope Amid Exile Read Isaiah 40:3-5 A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord,     make straight in the desert a highway for our God.  Every valley shall be lifted up,     and every mountain and hill […]