Church and Society: Engaging the World Through Faith

Join the Church and Society Committee on Sunday, September 24 and Sunday, October 1 at 4 pm in CLC 120 to learn about the role of Christian faith in engaging in issues of social concern.

The first week will be a presentation of  the church’s role through a historical and theological lens with Rev. Tim Best and Rev. Dr. Joe Reiff (Emeritus Professor of Religion Emory & Henry, and Retired UMC Clergy).

The second week will focus on an exploration of the United Methodist Social Principles: what they are, their role in our lives as Christians, and how they inform the church’s role in addressing our contemporary social problems. Led by CSUMC members Katie Trueblood and Matt Mobley.

Click here to register for the two-part series. 

Coping with Chronic Illness

Sponsored by the Church Street Parish Health Ministry Team and Stephen Ministry

An afternoon of learning about living with chronic illness and caring for those with chronic illness.

Click here to learn more and register or call the church office at 865-524-3048.

Summer Lecture Series 2023

JULY 23: Dr. Sam Roberts (TN Wesleyan, ret.)

“MAKING SENSE OF FAITH” stems from Roberts’ own protracted effort to understand the “rationality” or “sensibility” of faith, so as to make faith appealing to those outside the fold, and to allow for its (sensible) proclamation thereto.

Watch the lecture below:

JULY 30: Dr. Joe Witt (University of TN)

“RELIGIONS AND NATURE” will briefly survey some influential examples of religious environmentalism to explore how religious communities are contributing to efforts to address the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

AUGUST 6: Dr. Jehu Hanciles (Candler School of Theology, Emory University)

“IF ENGLISH IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR JESUS” explores the decline in Christian affiliation and church attendance and explains why the current wave of immigrants will have significant impact on the face and future of American Christianity.

Education at Church Street

All are invited to join in small groups and adult education at Church Street. Click here to contact Rev. Tim Best if you need assistance in getting connected to a class or study. You have a place here!

Adult Education and Sunday School at Church Street

Learn more about Church Street’s Sunday School groups and adult ministries here. If you have questions about which small group or Sunday School class best suits you, please click here to connect and discuss your needs with Rev. Tim Best. 

Understanding Our Spiritual Gifts

Have you taken stock of your spiritual gifts? There are a few tools you can use to assess and understand who God is calling you to be! The United Methodist Church has an assessment tool online. Click here.

Our youth department has a special assessment tool as well that anyone can review and use – take the Inventory first, then apply your answers onto the Assessment tool: