Sanctuary
(901) 726-4104
1207 Peabody Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 726-4104
1207 Peabody Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sunday Services

Children's Atrium–9:15 AM

Adult Classes-9:30 AM

Youth Classes–9:30 AM

Sunday Worship–10:50 AM

The Way

Friday evening service begins at 6:00 PM.

Blog

19
Jan

Memphis Women’s March

By:  Rev'd Renee Dillard

Saturday, January 21, Begins 10:00am at the Judge D’army Bailey Courthouse, 140 Adams Avenue.

Yes, I am marching Saturday. Why?

Because I love God and I love my neighbors. 

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06
Jan

Justice Series at St. John’s, February 2017

By:  Rev'd Renee Dillard

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5:24)

As God’s justice rolls down, how do we roll with it? How do we keep the momentum flowing?

Next month we embark on a justice series, during the Sunday School hour, highlighting a variety of needs and opportunities in our community and beyond. Seeking and working for justice is a vital way we demonstrate love for God and love for our neighbors. Listening well and learning about the good and effective work already unfolding allows us to be wise advocates as we discern how we can better engage with and support these efforts.

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30
Dec

Making a Witness . . .

By:  Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

Next Thursday, January 5, St. John’s has a unique opportunity to make a witness for the glory of God to connectional leaders of The United Methodist Church.  Memphis is hosting the winter meeting of the College of Bishops of the Southeastern Jurisdiction.  The College consists of all Bishops, active and retired, who serve in the SEJ.  

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01
Dec

Imagine .... Showing up for Advent

By:  Rev'd Renee Dillard

This was first introduced as the message for the 2016 Hanging of the Greens service.

Advent is about waiting and preparation.

Advent is about anticipating and celebrating once again Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace incarnate – the birth of Jesus.

In order to prepare well, we first need to show up.

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09
Nov

Exorcised Fear

By: Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

So this morning the sun rose, as it does, and with my first deep breaths by the light of a new day I was reminded that the 3rd rock from the sun still orbits her Mother Star (Thank you, Copernicus--science, the more you know). 

The outcome of the previous late night is now projecting its impact on our common future.  It's more than realizing that we are a 50/50 divided electorate (of those of us who voted...the other 45%..what's your deal?), or that we've endured as ugly and endless an election cycle as anyone should have to bear, or knowing we've been made pawns of media who profit by fomenting antipathy among its citizenry, and dark money PACs who expend millions to craft the narrative of their choice as truth without accountability.

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19
Oct

The Sacramental Life-- Renewed, Restored, Revived

By:  Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

Grace and peace to you all!

Since World Communion Sunday, we have begun the practice of celebrating Holy Communion every Sunday at the 10:50 a.m. worship service. We’ve had seasons of weekly observance before.  However, this time it is not just for a season, not just until we decide not to, but every Sunday from now on as a living expression of our renewal in Jesus.  

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06
Oct

On Life and Death

By:  Rev'd Renee Dillard

I am grieving the loss of two remarkable women, women who radiated and continue to radiate God's love and light in extraordinary ways.

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15
Sep

Liturgy - It's What We Do

By: Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

The word is defined, "the work of the people."  That's liturgy.  We whose studied disciplines include liturgy can become rather "nerdy" about it.  Liturgy is constructed, planned and executed with every word and movement meant to convey meaning about who God is and great is the good news of Jesus.  

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29
Jul

Youth Mission Trip to Honduras: Day 4

We started today like all days with breakfast at 7:30. We enjoyed a delicious meal of omelets, beans, papayas, and homemade bread.  We then packed the car, triple checking our supplies (yesterday we left a few things behind), and headed out.

Personally, the bus rides are always a highlight of my day.  The bumpy gravel path, the pot holes, various cows and dogs, and the rise and fall of the mountains create an experience not unlike that of a roller coaster. After a 20-minute bus ride, we arrived to see faces of smiling children in the village of Dieziocho Mira Flores

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27
Jul

Youth Mission Trip to Honduras: Day 3

This morning, the youth group arrived in the small village of El Palmar where we were welcomed by a happy group of kids, singing their welcoming greeting to us. After the song concluded, we ventured into the school yard where we split up into three groups: arts and crafts, workshop, and games. The focus of all of our activities were choices and promises.

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