In Mission Together

Church Street serves our community with fervent love. We provide service, access, and support to our neighbors throughout our local community, regionally, and through international mission efforts part of UMC global initiatives.

To get involved, please contact communications AT churchstreetumc DOT org or call 865-524-3048 to connect to our Missions team.

Ongoing Mission Efforts in Knoxville and Surrounding Area:

Seasonal and Annual Mission Projects:

  • School Supplies Drives
  • Habitat for Humanity Builds
  • Family Promise (through Church of the Ascension)
  • Annual Holston Conference Hands-On Mission Projects
  • Lenten Missions Countdown
  • Semi-Annual Mission Days of Service

Church Street is a member of the Holston Conference and part of the global United Methodist Church. We participate regularly in activities within the conference, as well as global UMC efforts, such as UMCOR, to bring services to communities in need around the world. UMCOR is the United Methodist Committee on Relief and is the global humanitarian aid and development organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is a nonprofit 5013 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries.

While Church Street’s main mission focus is in our own Knoxville backyard, we also support missionaries who are helping communities nationally at a UMC outpost in Willow, Alaska, and internationally at an orphanage in South Sudan.


For more information about Church Street missions, please contact the church office at 865-524-3048.

For information about Beacon of Hope, contact us at 865-599-5047 or beaconofhopevestal AT gmail DOT com.

Missions News

Thanksgiving Baskets Project

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This week, we are hosting our annual Thanksgiving Basket project!  We will serve the Knoxville area by providing groceries to those experiencing food insecurity.  We need lots of hands to make this possible!  Please read the opportunities…

MAD in the City

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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…

Benevolence Team evolves to serve increased community need during COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic led to shutdowns in East Tennessee, the need for the Church Street Benevolence team almost doubled. Prior to the pandemic, the Benevolence Team helped an average of eight Knoxville community members pay rent or…

Giving extra care during COVID-19

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When you hear of the Congregational Care Committee, it’s easy to imagine what their day-to-day looks like: caring for the congregation.  But, during the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the care provided by the committee has reached…
Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class Zooms Along!

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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.

‘It’s been a lifesaver’: Beacon of Hope toiletries a bright light for Vestal community during COVID-19

In any given month, the Beacon of Hope Sharing Shop distributes 50 or more toiletry bags to the Vestal community of South Knoxville.  The need of this community rapidly increased as the COVID-19 pandemic caused food shortages and personal…

Church Street UMC doubles mission giving to Zimbabwe in 2020

At the start of each summer, Church Street participates in a special hands-on mission project in conjunction with the Holston Conference. In an unprecedented year, the need was greater than ever, and the task more challenging than ever.  Within…

Volunteer Needs Weekly Posting

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Join us for any of these upcoming and/or ongoing volunteer opportunities at Church Street!

Current Sharing Shop Needs

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Here's how you can help at our Sharing Shops currently: