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(901) 726-4104
1207 Peabody Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
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Sunday Worship Service at 10:50am

The Way -- A service of Recovery

Fridays at 6:00pm

Sunday School at 9:30am

(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

20
Apr

Drawing the Circle Wide - Report of the Welcoming Task Force

By:  Kathy Barker

“I am the church, you are the church, we are the church together . . . All who follow Jesus, all around the world, yes, we’re the church together!”

If you’ve attended worship for the last couple of months, you’ve witnessed as Zach has led our children in discovering what it takes to build a Just Church: a community that celebrates that God knows us by name and claims us, a safe place for everyone to express their feelings, a community that shares what we have, a community of new beginnings, a community that reminds us that when we leave the church building we enter God’s world to continue to do God’s work, a community that continues to make the circle wider to intentionally welcome all. Clearly, this message of what church should be is a good reminder for all folks at St. John’s, children and adults alike.

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06
Apr

Hungering for Justice

By:  Rev. Rebekah Gienapp

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good,” Micah 6:8 reminds us. “And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

It was clear in the Social Justice series that St. John’s held in February that there is a hunger within our church for doing justice. Our involvement in so many ministries of mercy and kindness put us in touch with vulnerable people every week, people who need us to raise our voices with theirs. As we watch the nightly news or scroll down our Facebook feeds, we can become overwhelmed with the number of new attacks being made on our brothers and sisters who are immigrants, refugees, Muslims, people of color, LGBT, or poor. 

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23
Mar

Building on Strengths: An Update on Children & Youth Ministries

By:  Zach Ferguson

Some of you have heard me say recently that Lent is one of my favorite seasons in the church calendar year. In a world run by an endless news cycle, we never seem to be able to take time to catch our breath and prepare for what comes next. The Lenten season allows us to slow down, to reflect, and to prepare for the Easter Season that awaits us.

I am using the Lenten Season to reflect and prepare for our next season in the life of Children, Youth, and Young Adult ministries here at St. John’s.

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17
Mar

With Love, From Renee

By: Rev'd Renee Dillard

Dear St. John’s family,

With a full and grateful heart I share my deepest thanks for the wonderful send-off on March 5. 

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06
Mar

Of Bridges, New Horizons, and What's Next for St. John's

By:  Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

Dear St. John’s Family,

What a wonderfully powerful day we had yesterday celebrating Renée’s ten years of ministry with us!  As we send her forth into her new ministry opportunity please join me in prayer for her. 

Renée’s leaving has prompted several questions about what’s next for St. John’s.

Here’s an update on where we are and next steps we’re pursuing.

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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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