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

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

Sunday School -9:30 AM

Sunday Worship–10:50 AM

The Way

Friday evening service begins at 6:00 PM.



Lent 2018 - "The Fierce Urgency of Now"

By:  Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there ‘is’ such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”  -- Rev’d Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev’d Dr. King spoke these words at the Riverside Church in New York City on April 4, 1967, one year to the day before he was murdered in Memphis. Driven by the inner voice rising in him, he spoke at a gathering of clergy and laity about the Vietnam War. 

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Sharing God's Love through Literacy Ministries

By:  Rev'd Rebekah Gienapp

Frederick Douglass once wrote that “once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Being able to read well is crucial to children’s future success. It also opens their hearts, minds, and souls to new possibilities!

Here at St. John’s, we have three primary ways that we support children’s literacy.

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A Lenten Offering "with Hope in Mind"

By:  Rev'd Mimi White

Lent is upon us, and with it comes the opportunity to practice a spiritual discipline: to repent, and/or fast/abstain from some habit. But did you know it can also be a time to take up a new habit or spiritual practice? The 40 days of Lent can be a commitment to participate in a charity, or offer help to a neighbor, learn about social justice, attend meetings or classes, anything to help us grow more like Christ, deepen our compassion, and put into practice the faith we proclaim.

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Singing our Faith - A New Study of Hymns of the Church

By:  Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

Building upon the Advent study of how the hymns we sing during the season point the way to the coming of Jesus at Christmas, Johnny invites you to join him in the month of January into early February for a look at some of the important hymns of the Church, how they came to be, and what theological foundations each presents.

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Advent 2017 at St. John's - "Sacred"

By:  Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

It is time to get ready for the coming of the Christ.

This is what Advent is, this is what Advent does.

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Caring in Wesleyan Ways

By:  Rev'd Mimi White

Congregational Care is a ministry of all Christians lay and clergy. Congregational Care cannot be left solely to clergy, but requires a response from all of us - the church family - in order to ensure all members are included and “no one falls through the cracks.”

This is also our Wesleyan heritage. 

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In the Wake of ICE, What Shall We Do?

By:  Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

“You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the soul [the feelings, thoughts, and concerns] of a stranger, for you were strangers in Egypt."  Exodus 23:9 (The Amplified Bible)

The faith community of Memphis is coming together in response to the ICE raids on our neighbors in Latinx communities. What are some tangible things people of faith can do to show solidarity and hospitality to our neighbors right now?

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Getting to Know Pastor Mimi

By:  Rev'd Mimi White

Most little girls want to grow up to be a princess; I wanted to be Willie Nelson. 

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The Journey Forward For Children & Youth Ministries

By:  Zach Ferguson

Dear St. John’s Family,

On Wednesday night, I shared with Church Council an overview of the results from our Children and Youth Ministry Survey as well as some changes that are coming this fall based on the work of the Children and Youth Ministry Team. 

I want to take a moment to say thank you to all the parents that responded to our survey; we had an 80% participation rate! St. John’s is blessed to have such faithful and active parents in our ministry, and we continue to grow to include new families all the time.  

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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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