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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

Sunday School -9:30 AM

Sunday Worship–10:50 AM

The Way

Friday evening service begins at 6:00 PM.

Blog

21
Dec

Longest night .... Here comes the sun ... Here comes the Son.

By: Rev'd Renee Dillard

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

... Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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01
Dec

Advent 2015

By: Rev'd Renee Dillard

Advent

Season of waiting ....

Season of preparation ...

Season of expectation ...

Season of hope, love, joy, peace ...

Season of light.

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16
Nov

Atrium: A Day in the Life

By: Rebecca Thomas

Well, it was bound to happen.  With all apologies to Sofia Cavaletti (founder of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd) and the many wonderful folks who have led me in this work, I went rogue yesterday in Atrium 3.  I felt a nudge, an urge, a compelling need to do something, so I did. 

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09
Oct

Big Church Through Small Eyes

By: Alvin Swiney

Early one Memphis morning in the spring of 1960, a northbound 31 Crosstown bus stopped at the intersection of Peabody and Bellevue. A young mother and her four year old son stepped off the bus and quickly walk across the street to make a transfer. Waiting on the corner was a sea of old black ladies dress in white uniforms heading to their domestic worker jobs in the wealthy suburbs of east Memphis. The curious boy turned to his mother and asked, "What is that large beautiful building?". 

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21
Sep

Where All May Gather - A More Perfect Witness

By: Rev'd Dr. Jeffords

A word from the outset--

I'm an advocate for The United Methodist Church to change its current position on human sexuality. If you are as well, I invite you to join me and sign on with our sister church in the Tennessee Conference, Belmont, who has been working to formulate petitions to the 2016 General Conference to amend all prohibitive and discriminatory language around LGBTQ matters.  If you are of that mind and heart, you may do that here:  If by some miracle I'm on the floor of General Conference and eligible to vote when it comes up, I will be casting my vote that way.

Learn more
15
Sep

How Big is God?

By: Rev'd Renee Dillard

Our youth group hit the road this summer bound for Youth 2015. Our small group of six trekked from Memphis, TN to Orlando, FL where we joined almost 5,000 United Methodists (mostly youth) from across the connection. So many young United Methodists in one place! The preaching was prophetic, the service opportunities were world-changing and the sense of community was strong.

Learn more
05
Aug

Here's to the Ties that Bind

By: Rev'd Dr. Jeffords

Every January for the past 5 years or so, I've made a pilgrimage, together with my brother, Sky, to Manasota Key, Florida.  My old friend, Ed lives there. 

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16
Jul

Welcome Home! Now What?

By: Rev'd Renee Dillard

St. John's is a welcoming church.

We have a statement that claims it and actions that demonstrate it.

St. John's welcomes everyone.

Learn more
26
Jun

SCOTUS, The Church and Making a Faithful Witness

By: Rev'd Dr. Jeffords

Well now, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?

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17
Jun

No Corners…It’s Ovular

By: Rev'd Dr. Jeffords

Almost a year ago I spoke into a vision of moving from our altar to a table and the central focal point of our worship space.  I shared the architectural evolution of the sanctuary across the years.  The point I was seeking to make then was that however “fixed” we think a worship space is, or should be, there is always an ever evolving character to a gathering space that is in direct response to how we’ve come to understand the nature of the One we’re worshipping.

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a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;

a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

... Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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By: Rev'd Renee Dillard

Advent

Season of waiting ....

Season of preparation ...

Season of expectation ...

Season of hope, love, joy, peace ...

Season of light.

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By: Rebecca Thomas

Well, it was bound to happen.  With all apologies to Sofia Cavaletti (founder of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd) and the many wonderful folks who have led me in this work, I went rogue yesterday in Atrium 3.  I felt a nudge, an urge, a compelling need to do something, so I did. 

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By: Alvin Swiney

Early one Memphis morning in the spring of 1960, a northbound 31 Crosstown bus stopped at the intersection of Peabody and Bellevue. A young mother and her four year old son stepped off the bus and quickly walk across the street to make a transfer. Waiting on the corner was a sea of old black ladies dress in white uniforms heading to their domestic worker jobs in the wealthy suburbs of east Memphis. The curious boy turned to his mother and asked, "What is that large beautiful building?". 

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By: Rev'd Dr. Jeffords

A word from the outset--

I'm an advocate for The United Methodist Church to change its current position on human sexuality. If you are as well, I invite you to join me and sign on with our sister church in the Tennessee Conference, Belmont, who has been working to formulate petitions to the 2016 General Conference to amend all prohibitive and discriminatory language around LGBTQ matters.  If you are of that mind and heart, you may do that here:  If by some miracle I'm on the floor of General Conference and eligible to vote when it comes up, I will be casting my vote that way.

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By: Rev'd Renee Dillard

Our youth group hit the road this summer bound for Youth 2015. Our small group of six trekked from Memphis, TN to Orlando, FL where we joined almost 5,000 United Methodists (mostly youth) from across the connection. So many young United Methodists in one place! The preaching was prophetic, the service opportunities were world-changing and the sense of community was strong.

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By: Rev'd Dr. Jeffords

Every January for the past 5 years or so, I've made a pilgrimage, together with my brother, Sky, to Manasota Key, Florida.  My old friend, Ed lives there. 

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By: Rev'd Renee Dillard

St. John's is a welcoming church.

We have a statement that claims it and actions that demonstrate it.

St. John's welcomes everyone.

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By: Rev'd Dr. Jeffords

Well now, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?

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By: Rev'd Dr. Jeffords

Almost a year ago I spoke into a vision of moving from our altar to a table and the central focal point of our worship space.  I shared the architectural evolution of the sanctuary across the years.  The point I was seeking to make then was that however “fixed” we think a worship space is, or should be, there is always an ever evolving character to a gathering space that is in direct response to how we’ve come to understand the nature of the One we’re worshipping.

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