UPCOMING EVENTS

Fall Kickoff Party for SHINE Sunday School 

Aug 24 from 4-6PM

Get ready for our Fall Kickoff Party for SHINE Sunday School at Carl Cowan Park Splash Pad/Picnic Shelter! Bring your whole family! Kids can play on splash pad or playgrounds; adults can play cards or a board game or just hang out! We'll also grill out. COS will provide grilled hotdogs and hamburgers, buns, condiments, and lemonade. Please bring a "picnic dish" to share (chips, potato or pasta salad, raw veggies, fruit, cookies, etc.) and your own drinks if you don't like lemonade or water.  Please let Tonya know if you're coming!


Practicing Mindfulness

Sep 28, from 9AM-12PM

Come to “Practicing Mindfulness,” a two-hour, Saturday morning workshop with physician, renowned therapist and UT Vols athletic department consultant, Dr. Clifton Tennison. Find out exactly how and why mindfulness practice works, and more important, how it can work for you as a practical daily tool to reduce stress, improve productivity and focus, strengthen relationships, and faith practice, and enhance health and well-being. This event is open to all. For more information, click here.

Registration

COS Congregational Meeting and Potluck

August 18 after worship!

Please plan to join us for a congregational meeting and potluck meal to enjoy fellowship, hear a Financial Report, and receive updates from the COS Church Council and the Physical Expansion Committee. We will also discuss whether to return the hanging stained glass angel back to the front window of the sanctuary or to another location in the main building. (The angel was taken down for cleaning during our last church work day.) Child care available for young children after the meal. 

Practicing Mindfulness

Sep 28, from 9AM-12PM

Come to “Practicing Mindfulness,” a two-hour, Saturday morning workshop with physician, renowned therapist and UT Vols athletic department consultant, Dr. Clifton Tennison. Find out exactly how and why mindfulness practice works, and more important, how it can work for you as a practical daily tool to reduce stress, improve productivity and focus, strengthen relationships, and faith practice, and enhance health and well-being. This event is open to all. For more information, click here.

Registration

Visitation Team Training Session

September 8 after worship

This training is for anyone interested in regular visitation to COS members & friends who are homebound. COS plans to begin taking communion on a regular basis to those who are unable to attend church, and training and resources will be offered for all those interested in visiting. For more information, to sign up, or if you would like to participate but can’t attend the meeting on the 8th, please contact Kaylen Mallard.

Sunday Morning Adult Studies

Sundays at 9:30AM

Sunday Morning Adult Studies have begun again.  The Adult Discussion Group and The Bible Study Group will meet together for 2-3 weeks to discuss an article by Old Testament Scholar, Walter Brueggemann: “The Liturgy of Abundance and the Myth of Scarcity.” Each Sunday, our adult study groups meet in Shalom House (the stone house next door), gathering at 9:30 AM. During this time, each group will be choosing a topic for Fall study.  For a copy of the article or for more info about either group, contact John Gill

Pasta and Bluegrass Festival

August 24th, 6-8 PM at Sacred Heart Cathedral School

This is the annual fundraiser for Family Promise, a nonprofit organization that unites with the interfaith community to provide temporary housing for homeless families and to help homeless and low income families achieve sustainable independence. Church of the Savior is a member congregation. There will be music, children's activities, an Italian market, lots of desserts and pasta dishes for you to enjoy! Volunteers are needed. Please contact Stephanie Madison if you would like to attend, donate or volunteer.

Women's Spirituality Group

Aug 20 and Every Third Tuesday - 6:30pm

This will be our first meeting of the year. All women are invited to join us for prayer, fellowship, and learning. We gather at 6 PM in the Shalom House for dinner and catch up (bring your own food) and the official "program" begins at 6:30, ending at 8:00. This month we'll determine topics of interest to explore throughout the year. Please join us!

The Bountiful Hearth

Every Sunday

On Sundays during the gardening season, the church's fireplace hearth will be ready to receive whatever extra garden bounty you wish to share.  See you at the Hearth! Sponsored by the Conscious Consumers
 


PAST EVENTS


COS Music Jam

March 9 at 6-8PM

Come to the COS Music Jam! Informal, laid back, no expectations, except to come and listen, sing, play tunes. Bring an instrument; bring a friend; bring a couple of songs to share with copies of lead sheets or music. All are welcome regardless of ability; just need the willingness to participate and share the music!

Obed Point Hike

December 19

COS Outsiders hiked Obed Point Trail on March 29th. Ann Harvey was a wonderful guide, and all involved has a great time. Be on the lookout for the next hike!

Community Dinners

April & May

Community Dinners are back. These are a great way to get to know your fellow members and COS.  Please consider attending a dinner where you have never been before to get to know someone new! Charts to sign up are on the table in the back of the church sanctuary.

Appalachian Fest IV

April 27 at 5:30 PM

A celebration of the beauty, culture, creativity, and cuisine of the Appalachian region and her people (us) – through music, poetry, stories, & good food. 

Bring: yourself, friends, family, Appalachian style food (soup & beans can be vegan if you leave out ham hocks and such; corn bread can also be made vegan-wise). Admission is free!

Knoxville PrideFest & Pride Parade

June 22

Thanks to everyone who made posters, walked in the parade, and volunteered to staff our booth at PRIDEFEST 2019. It was a joyful day and a great way to express the extravagant welcome of COS and God’s Love toward all

Blue Christmas Worship

December 19

We hold this special evening prayer service every year as a refuge and comfort for those who find the holidays to be difficult due to their losses, hurts, or worries. This service also serves as a time during Advent for many of us to pause and be reminded of the spiritual dimensions of this season. Join us for a time of prayers, readings, and special music meant to remind us that God’s presence is for those who mourn and for those who struggle, and that God’s light still shines into every dark corner of our world.

Santa’s Workshop

12/8 - 9AM-12PM

COS kids will share a light breakfast, make gifts for their families, and get their picture taken with Santa! Parents---you get a morning off to shop or just rest. We will be taking donations to cover the cost of materials and as a fundraiser for the youth group. Suggested donation is $10 per child but give whatever you can...we want all our little elves to participate!

Hero's Journey with Harry Potter" Vacation Bible School

Sundays, June 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 5:45 until 8 PM

We are doing VBS a little differently this year...instead of gathering every evening for a week, we will gather on 3 consecutive Sunday evenings for VBS, then share some songs with the congregation during worship on the 4th Sunday. Dinner and childcare for 3 and under will be provided. And plan to attend worship on June 30th to hear the children sing! 

Keeping Families Together Immigration Rally

June 28

Thanks to everyone who showed up at the keeping Families Together rally to support immigrant families in our community and protest policies like 287-G locally and the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy at the border. Your presence and your voice make a difference to our neighbors!

COS Youth Mission/Service Immersion Trip

July 7 - 12

Asheville Youth Mission gives young people an opportunity to explore the hidden needs and struggles of those who are living on the margins within and around a beautiful tourist town. Groups work with a variety of agencies working with those who are homeless, in poverty, or food insecure, both in urban and rural settings.

COS Stewardship Event: Biblical Discoveries Across Jordan

October 14

Dr. Gerald Mattingly, renowned biblical scholar and archaeologist, will bring the biblical history of Jordan to life in a vivid & engaging lecture. Our visit includes time in his lab and an opportunity to explore the University Biblical Antiquities Museum. 

MLK Memorial March

January 21

Thanks to everyone who represented COS over the MLK weekend – at the MLK Community Forum on Friday, the Women’s March on Saturday, inside giant puppets (made by the Collins family!) and in the streets at the MLK March on a COLD Monday (over 20 COS’ers at last count), at the Jobs with Justice banquet on Monday night, and in other settings as well! Your presence is a faithful witness for social justice!


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