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Metropolitan Community Church of Knoxville


7820 Redeemer Lane
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Phone (865) 531-2539
 

Serving the LGBTQ+ & Straight communities of Knoxville & East TN!



All are welcome to worship with us each Sunday at 11:00 AM Eastern time. Join us...

Onsite: 7820 Redeemer Lane, Knoxville, TN 37919 Directions

On Zoom: Register for your personal Zoom link (one time only) here:
    https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Ysf-6gqzst116c1dYPvxfVDO0tUCP5Ow

On Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/MCCKnoxville/live_videos

On YouTube Live: www.youtube.com/@mccknoxville/streams

By Phone: Register through Zoom to receive the info you need.

Visit our Virtual Services page for full instructions on how to join us online.



Our Upcoming Events


HELP US STAY IN TOUCH!

We need to update our database and confirm your information so we can stay in touch better. Even if you think we have your information, would you please take 2 minutes to complete this form? https://mcck.breezechms.com/form/ContactUpdate


MANY WAYS TO GIVE AND SUPPORT THE MINISTRIES OF MCC KNOXVILLE

Please use your preferred method to give. We want it to be easy and convenient for you. Giving is a blessing for the giver and receiver. We thank you for your support of this church.

If you tend to give weekly, twice a month, or monthly, consider setting up a recurring gift. Set it up one time and it’s done. Recurring gifts are very helpful to the church’s cash flow.

Your options:

  • Cash or check in the offering plate
  • Mail a check to 7820 Redeemer Lane, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Set it up through your bank using auto bill pay. They will mail us your check.
  • Donate through the website: www.MCCKnoxville.org/donate
  • Text2Give number at 865-509-9980

For all online or text2give donors, you will need to set-up your account on your first use of the system. It’s fast and easy! Use the drop-down menus to choose General Fund or another fund and a one-time gift or recurring gift. Let us know if you have any difficulty. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


FOOD PANTRY SUPPORT

The MCCK Food Pantry has served more hungry people than ever before. We are running out of food. We need your food donations or cash donations. With your cash donations, we are able to buy food at Second Harvest that is almost half the price that grocery stores charge. You can donate online by choosing the Food Pantry in the dropdown menu or write a check to the church and mark "food pantry" in the memo.

The food pantry urgently needs items like canned soup, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, boxes of cornbread mix, pasta with meat, bags of white rice, and spaghetti sauce.


Homosexuality and the Bible – Online, On-Demand Learning

Through Mobilizing Love Ministries, Rev. Colleen Darraugh now offers a 10-session online, self-paced course: Homosexuality and the Bible: Does the Bible Really Condemn Homosexuality?

The course is $15, however, for a limited time, there is a discount coupon code FREEMCC which makes this course free for you! Check it out. If you wish to support this outreach, don’t use the code (wink, wink).

https://mobilizing-love1.teachable.com/p/homosexuality-and-the-bible-does-the-bible-really-condemn-homosexuality


Weekly Discussion Groups
Tuesday Touchstone
 and Tuesday Night Discussion (Online)
Tuesdays at Noon Eastern
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM Eastern <-- Not meeting in June

Location: Zoom

Join our discussion groups on Tuesdays at Noon and Tuesdays at 7:00 PM (Eastern).

No advanced reading is required. Instead, we will discuss a short video and article together on the bible’s teaching on justice.

Tuesday Touchstone 
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88963765176?pwd=VGF4bjdNeGJpWitwYWN4MXlzeWtjZz09
Meeting ID: 889 6376 5176
Passcode: 173772

Tuesday Night Discussion
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83345821582?pwd=Y1lXTWhSQmwrZmd2U0VucXl2cGJ3dz09
Meeting ID: 833 4582 1582

Passcode: 923415
 


Monthly Board Meeting (Online)
Thursday, June 20th at 6:30 PM Eastern <-- NOTE RESCHEDULED DATE
Location: Zoom

Our monthly Board meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month. They are open for our members to attend.

Our monthly Board Meetings are held virtually. You can join them by using the following Zoom link:

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/93963675351?pwd=WG1LS1c0QWlzem5ZekgwaWNPdnpPZz09
Meeting ID: 939 6367 5351
Passcode: Genesis

Zoom phone number: 646-558-8656  (passcode 429791 followed by #)


Monthly Book Club (In Person)
Friday, June 21th at 10:00 AM Eastern
Location: South Press, 3615 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN

The MCC Knoxville Book Club meets monthly on a Friday at 10:00 AM at South Press Café. Read a good book (or listen to the audiobook while you drive, walk, or run). Come join us for good conversation and beverages.

Our reading schedule: 

  • June 21st – Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus (2022)
  • July – Demon Copperhead – Barbara Kingsolver
  • August – Reader's Choice
     

12th Annual Pride Interfaith Gathering (In Person)
Sunday, June 23rd from 3:00 PM Eastern
Location: Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike

The 12th Annual Pride Interfaith Gathering will be held on Sunday, June 23rd at 3:00 PM at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

Join the Pride Interfaith Community Choir

For this year’s Pride Interfaith Gathering, we are offering rehearsals for anyone who wants to sing! The music director at TVUUC, David Asbury, has graciously offered to lead us. We will be rehearsing songs for singalongs and one for performance by the group chorus.

The group performance piece is “Everything Possible” by Fred Small: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfJEfrldWQU

If you can come to any or all of these rehearsals, please join us. The group chorus will rehearse these dates:

  • Thursday, June 20 at TVUUC at 5:30 - 7pm
  • Sunday, June 23 at TVUUC at 2 pm
     

Friday Night Game Night (In Person)
Friday, June 28th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern
Location: MCC Knoxville

This month at MCC Knoxville, the Friday Night Game Night theme will be board games and cards.

Join us on Friday, June 28th at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to join in the fun and fellowship. Invite a friend. Admission is free. Bring a snack to share if you would like.

Currently (subject to change), because of the low risk level for COVID in our community, masks are optional. Food and drink are allowed.


SoKno Pride Festival and Event Calendar*
Saturday, June 29th 
Location: Sevier Avenue, South Knoxville

This year's SoKno Pride Festival is scheduled for June 29! SoKno Pride began in 2021 on Sevier Avenue and has quickly expanded into our South Knoxville neighborhood coming together to support our LGBTQIA+ community. The festival is hosted annually in June, as well as several events throughout the year, and a portion of the proceeds from these events benefits local and regional charities centered around improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ folks in Tennessee. Check out some other events from their calendar below, and see the full list of events on the SoKno Pride website: www.soknopride.org/events

  • Drag Show at Hi-Wire Brewery: June 8 at 9 p.m.
  • Percent Night at Frog Juice Bootcherie: June 12 at 5 p.m.
  • Sound Bath with KoKo at Alliance Brewing: June 15 at 10 a.m.
  • Uni-Tea at the Tennessean Hotel: June 22 at 1 p.m.
  • Community Movie Night at the Tennessee Theatre: June 22 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Drag Show at South Press: June 28 at 7 p.m.
     

Knox Pride Center's Pride Calendar*

The Knox Pride Center is partnering with South Press and several other amazing organizations for a full month of Pride programs! We have curated a few selections below, but check out the full list on their website (www.knoxpride.com)! As a reminder, the Knox Pride Parade and Pridefest have moved to October. Save the date: October 4 and 5, 2024!

  • Knox Pride Night Market with local vendors at South Press: June 14 at 6 p.m.
  • LMU & Knox Pride present Neurodivergent Pride 2024 at the Knox Pride Center: June 15 at noon
  • Brattie's Cathartic Karaoke at South Press: June 19 and 26 at 6 p.m.
  • Knox Pride Bingo at South Press: June 21 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Makers' Market at the Knox Pride Center: June 22 at 11 a.m.
  • Picnic Fashion Show & Brunch at the Knox Pride Center: June 30 at noon
     

Hikers and Walkers! (In Person)
Saturday, July 6th at 10:00 AM Eastern
Location: Walker Sisters Homestead - Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area, GSMNP

The mountains are calling! For our July hike, we’ll visit the Walker Sisters Homestead. The Walkers raised 11 children (7 girls and 4 boys) on their small piece of Smoky Mountain land. You’ll learn a little of their incredible history while we’re there.

We’ll start out on the Little Greenbrier Trail which begins at the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area in the GSMNP. These trails are considered easy/moderate but do have elevation. After .7 mile, we arrive at the Little Greenbrier Schoolhouse, where we can take a pitstop to walk around the schoolhouse and adjacent cemetery. We’ll then continue along the Little Brier Gap Trail for another 1.1 miles to the homestead itself. Once there, we can visit the cabin, spring house, and corn crib. Total round-trip distance is approximately 4 miles.

Afterwards, we will dine at the Sloppy Hog Burger Joint located at 3269 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville. Check out the website and menu at www.sloppyhogburgerjoint.com.

Note: Parking passes are required. The $5 daily pass can be purchased online, the Sugarland Visitor Center, or kiosk at the Townsend Wye. Meetup at 10:00 at the Metcalf Bottoms restrooms, located on the right just after entering.

See you on Saturday, July 6th for lots of fun, fitness, and fellowship. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and you’ll definitely need water! Any questions can be texted or emailed to Linda Yeager at 865-567-3723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Out & About - Tuckaleechee Caverns (In Person)
Saturday, July 20th at 10:30 AM Eastern
Location: Tuckaleechee Caverns, 825 Cavern Road, Townsend, TN

Get out of the heat and join us at the Tuckaleechee Caverns, known as the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies”.  The caverns are carved inside the earth’s oldest mountain chain and estimated to be between 20 to 30 million years old. You will find the “BigRoom” on one end of the tour that could almost fit a football stadium inside it. On the other half of the tour you get to view “SilverFalls”, the tallest subterranean waterfall in the Eastern US.  Millions of formations are viewed along the 1.25 mile round trip adventure. The caverns also includes the most sensitive seismic station on earth. 

To visit the caverns, you should be able to walk more than a mile and climb 400 steps (but not consecutively). Cavern temperature is about 58 F. Bring good walking shoes and a light jacket. Tours take about an 1 to 1-1/2 hours and the price is $24. Visit tuckaleecheecaverns.com for more information. 

After the tour, we will have lunch @ Master Burger at 8439 TN-73 in Townsend. Check out the menu at burgermaster.net

Hope to see you on Saturday, July 20th at 10:30 for fun, fellowship, and some amazing sites.  Any questions can be texted or emailed to Linda Yeager @ (865)567-3723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 


 

A Community of Faith

MCC Knoxville is a Christian Church serving the gay male, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight communities of Knoxville and East Tennessee

We come together from a rich variety of religious experiences and denominational backgrounds, seeking to:

Celebrate God manifested in every single person 

Model Christ and share God’s immutable love

Be God’s hands, feet, and voice sharing the story of Love

We offer our experience and our love -- we share our stories and our journeys -- to encourage and uplift the transgendered, bisexual, gay and lesbian communities of Knoxville and the entire East Tennessee area.  We welcome all to join us, regardless of denomination or background.

 

 

Join Us!

We invite you to attend any of our functions.  Come as you are.  Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.  You may reach us during office hours by phone - (865) 531-2539, by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or through the other methods listed on our Contact Us page.

Communal memory takes shape when we share our stories. In those stories is our longing and yearning for peace, for love, for acceptance, for freedom, equality and justice. In those yearnings is a search for the truth of Spirit.

If you are looking for a spiritual home, come visit us here at Metropolitan Community Church at Knoxville and listen to the voice of the Holy speak to you through the voices of diversity, community, social justice and prayer. We welcome people of many beliefs and backgrounds into the holy space of worship, and pray that you will find justice and peace wherever Spirit leads you.

 

 

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