UPCOMING EVENTS

Shop The World

10/21 - 12:30-3pm

The Conscious Consumers invite you to 'Shop the World' and 'Shop 'til you help' on Sunday, Just in time for early holiday shopping, this is an opportunity to purchase artisan-made fair trade gifts from around the world.  All proceeds from sales of these items go to the artists, helping them feed and educate their families. We hope you will join us to 'Shop the World'!



COS Book Club

10/30 at 7-8:30pm

We'll meet to discuss Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore. Location TBA. For information, contact Ed Sullivan

COS/Justice Knox Listening Session

Have you signed up for a Listening Session yet? These “Listening Sessions” are part of an annual process taking place in congregations across the city. This is the first step in working together to take action to address – or take further steps to address - a specific issue of justice in our community. Sign up at the back of the sanctuary. For more info, contact our pastor, John Gill, Jay McMahan, Rev. Marcia Free, or Betty Henault.


Intersecting Identities and Movements for Social Justice Monday

9/30-10/6

This event is a moderated roundtable discussion among four invited guests, all of whom have participated in multiracial and interfaith solidarity work and delegations from the US learning about Palestine and Israel. The speakers and the audience will be encouraged to consider: What do we hold in common in experiences, strategies and aspirations? What are our mutual interests? How can we work together? This event will be held at the Beck Cultural Center.

A Season of Thanksgiving Basket Auction

11/9

A fun evening of fellowship, food, and fundraising for COS
Here are some ways you can help for the Season of Thanksgiving Basket Auction:
Prepare a gift basket/box for auction. Food, drink and books are always popular items, along with other items for Christmas gifts. Make an appetizer or dessert for the evening. Bring a bottle of wine for the evening.  Donate a door prize item.Attend the evening of fellowship and fundraising, and bring a friend or two!

10/15- 7pm

Bring your favorite game and join us. We will be playing both board games and card games. For more information, please contact Rhonda Melton.

COS Current Events Salon

10/19 at 7pm

The topic will be "Is #MeToo dead?" One thing that became all too clear during the recent Supreme Court nomination battle is that our culture still has serious problems with sexual abuse and harassment. Why, in this day and age, are women's abuse, women's interests, and women's rights still not considered to be as important as the ambitions of powerful men?


PAST EVENTS


Knoxville PrideFest & Pride Parade

June 23

Thanks to everyone who made posters, walked in the parade, and volunteered to staff our booth at PRIDEFEST 2018. It was a joyful day and a great way to express the extravagant welcome of COS and God’s Love toward all

COS Kids Camp - Our Beautiful Little Planet

June 18-21

We had a total of 22 kids who participated in Kids Camp this year.  Several of our families were out of town for the week which made for a lighter attendance.  However, the fun and learning were not diminished!  Our Beautiful Little Planet program focused on ecology and Creation Care; we learned about protecting our water sources, recycling, reusing by shopping at thrift stores, and saving energy.  Thank you to all who helped make it happen!  

Labor Day Folk Dance, Sing-along & Picnic

May 28

Our annual folk dance and sing-along was a great success! We had lots of atendees and everyone had a great time. Most of us were even willing to dance! up. Thanks to Joan Paul and her team for organizing!

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!

SHINE Sunday School Kick Off Party at ZOO Knoxville

August 5

Following along with our summer theme of Go Wild! and our ecology based Kids Camp, we held our annual fall kick off at ZOO Knoxville.

Wild Goose Festival

Youth Event

July 12 – 15

Our youth group attended the Wild Goose Festival and had a blast! We camped out and took part in an art, music, and story-driven transformational experience that was grounded in faith-inspired social justice.

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. 

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!


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