Peace and Global Witness Offering
October 4, 2020 (World Communion Sunday)
Our next 2020 Special Offering is the Peace and Global Witness Offering scheduled to be collected on Sunday, October 4 (World Communion Sunday). This offering draws Presbyterians together as active peacemakers and provides education and exposure to those who show us how to do this work. The peace of Christ belongs to people everywhere.
One quarter (25%) of this offering goes to a locally chosen organization supporting peacemaking and reconciliation in our own community. Another 25% is given to local Presbyteries and 50% to promoting peace and justice cultures of violence through Presbyterian Mission Agency. This year our Outreach Committee decided to respond to a special plea from our local Knoxville Bridge Refugee Services with proceeds from this offering. They have requested special help for the significant number of Bridge clients that have tested positive for COVID. With our help, they will purchase Kroger gift cards to provide groceries delivered to the homes of quarantined clients, as well as bottles of hand sanitizer to distribute generally to all active clients to keep them safe.
We ask for your continued support for our annual Peace and Global Witness Offering and for your prayers and commitment for the refugee community here in Knoxville. You may make a donation to the Peace and Global Witness Offering by going to the e-giving section on this website, or putting a designation on your checks sent to the Church office.
Adult Bible Study Class
This diverse class uses The Present Word. Through the exploration of biblical text, adult study groups are invited into a deepened relationship with God. The Present Word engages participants in an experiential style of learning—connecting faith and life. The Present Word nurtures individual growth of the participants as children of God rooted in the Christian community, life in the Spirit and Christian hope. Discussion and activities encourage participants to live out their faith in their individual and congregational activities.. The lessons are ordered so that all the books of the Bible will be covered by the lessons in five years. The class has a discussion format and everyone is invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. in Room A.
This fall we are exploring how God commands us to love one another as God loves us. Three units will study “Struggles with Love,” “Inclusive Love” and “Godly Love among Believers.”
The name of this class is derived from the idea that we endeavor to strengthen our faith during our Sunday morning class in order to connect it to the remainder of the week. The class explores a wide range of topics which are biblical-based, incorporating a variety of books, DVDs, and tapes which are selected by the class. The format of this class is facilitated discussion, and members who wish, volunteer to lead the class for one or two consecutive Sundays. This interesting format allows for diverse teaching styles and introspection to the lesson. Class members bring a variety of experience from their own faith journey. Join us in the Parlor on Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
This summer the class is studying All the Places to Go; How Will You Know? by John Ortberg.
Our lives are filled with divine appointments; unlimited opportunities to join God in an amazing adventure. We just need to have faith enough to walk through the doors God has opened for us.