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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.



After God’s Own Heart - The Paradox of David Summer Worship Series Begins June 17

By:  Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

Our Summer worship series is soon to begin and invites us to sit with one of the most compelling figures in the whole of Biblical literature, David, a man whom scriptures describes as one “after God’s own heart.”  We all know some of David’s story.  It’s very episodic.  No differently than any one of us can or should be defined by the best or worst thing we’ve done, neither can David.  Brought together our stories say more than just who we are, they bear witness to the ways God has been with us in them and through them.

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Compassionate Kids: VBS Moves to Evening

By:  Rev'd Rebekah Gienapp

This year, St. John’s is making a big change to our Vacation Bible School. We’re having VBS in the evening! In the past, many families haven’t been able to participate because of work schedules, so we’re excited to offer this new option.

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Carrying the Fierce Urgency Forward: The Intersection of History and Future

By:  Rev'd Dr. Johnny Jeffords

For this Lent, our focus has been upon activating our faith as a deepening of our witness, both personal and corporate.  It is through the lens of the 50th anniversary of the death of Rev’d Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his words, originally meant to confront and inspire, that we’ve been able to ground ourselves ever more deeply in the mission of justice. This justice, grounded deeply in a biblical faith, informs our path this Lenten season.

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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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