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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!



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

Location: Zoom

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

We begin a new discussion topic this week.

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 Walking/Hiking Spirituality and Fellowship Group (In Person)
Saturday, June 1st at 10:00 AM Eastern
Location: Victor Asheville Park - 4901 Bradshaw Road, Knoxville, TN

Meet at the picnic pavilion, close to the restrooms. Lace up and come join us (weather permitting) for our June hike. We will walk on paved trails on an out and back route for 2.5 miles, which can easily be shortened or extended, depending on the group’s energy level.

After the hike, we will go to Rami’s Cafe at 3553 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917 for brunch or lunch! Please join us for fun, fitness, and fellowship. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and don't forget the water!

Any questions can be texted or emailed to Carrie Roller at 865-719-1604 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Walking the Path of A Course in Miracles * (In Person)
Saturday, June 1st from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern
Location: MCC Knoxville

The Oasis Institute is presenting Robert and Emily Perry of the Circle of Atonement “Walking the Path of A Course in Miracles” on Saturday, June 1st at MCC Knoxville.

Doors will open at 9:00 AM to allow time for everyone to check in at the registration desk, get a refreshment, and find a seat before we begin promptly at 9:30 AM. Our day will end at 5:30 PM.

The Registration fee is $20.00 per person. Check or cash is acceptable and can be mailed or hand-carried to Stephen Anthony (Director of OASIS Institute) at OASIS Institute, 4918 Homberg Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919. To register online go to:
https://sites.google.com/view/oasisinstitute/activities/walking-the-path

For more information about Oasis Institute, visit their website.
https://sites.google.com/view/oasisinstitute

* This event is neither sponsored by nor affiliated with the MCC Knoxville. The content, discussions or activities are not necessarily endorsed by The Metropolitan Community Church.


West Knox Pride * (In Person)
Saturday, June 8th from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern
Location: Karns Pavilion, 6618 Beaver Ridge Road

Join us for our 2nd annual West Knoxville Pride event! This year we are expanding to make room for more family-friendly fun. We will have outdoor games for kids, a crafting section for teens, booths sharing relevant resources for our community, free food, free entertainment, and more! WeKnoNow will provide hotdogs, condiments, water, and utensils. Please bring your favorite summer side dish to share! We can't wait to see you there.

3 - 6 PM - Pride Picnic, resources booths, vendor fair
6 - 6:45 PM - LGBT+ history trivia game
7 - 8 PM - Open Mic / Talent Show

* Presented by WeKnoNow and cohosted by Hey Bear Cafe, Knox Dems, Knox Pride, MCC Knoxville, The Sacred Owl & Salt Room 


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
     

Friday Night Game Night - Feud Time (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.


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..


Sunday Worship (In Person & Online)
Sundays at 11:00 AM Eastern

Location: MCC Knoxville, Facebook, and Zoom

The wearing of masks is currently optional indoors during Worship and at other gatherings. The Board continues to review our policy in light of current COVID numbers and public health guidance.

This service will continue to be available on Zoom and Facebook. If you have not previously registered, please register in advance of Sunday morning. Click this Link now:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Ysf-6gqzst116c1dYPvxfVDO0tUCP5Ow

More information is available here: http://mccknoxville.org/index.php/virtual-services
 


 


We are offering indoor in-person worship services at the church on Sundays at 11:00 AM.

This service will continue to be available on Facebook and Zoom.

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

Visit our Donations & Support page for ways you can support MCC Knoxville during these unusually challenging times.


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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