Pridefest Parade & Festival

Saturday, June 22, at 9AM

This year, all parade participants must be wrist-banded. Sign in and wristbands for the parade will be available starting at 8 AM in the Jackson Avenue and Patton Street surface lot. Everyone planning to walk with COS in the parade should arrive by 9-9:30 AM. The parade will start promptly at 10:30 AM (and will end at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum). Please Remember: you can pass items out, but cannot throw anything during the parade. Please consider carpooling, as there is limited space for parking and staging.


PRIDEFEST Festival with a COS booth Knox Pride will begin immediately following the parade and run from 12 PM-8 PM at Mary Costa Plaza and Performance Lawn (Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum Lawn).  We need more COSers to sign up for both the PRIDE Parade and the COS Booth on Saturday, June 22nd. Please sign-up via e-mail.

COS Work Day

June 21 starting at 9 AM

We need YOU to help spruce up our sanctuary and grounds. Come for all or any part of the time. Indoor and outdoor projects for all ages and abilities will be available. Please contact Bert West for more information.

Loss Support Group

Every 3rd Sunday after church

This group is open to anyone and everyone at COS who has experienced loss. So, no matter who you are, how old you are, what you look like, how you self-identify, all are welcome to attend our first Loss Support Group meeting after worship on Sunday, June 16th and every third Sunday thereafter. If you have experienced any loss -- a job, pet, relationship for example – you are welcome to attend this facilitated support group as often or as infrequently as you wish. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch. If you have questions, please contact Ceil Sheahan.

Summer Sabbath Month

Starting June 30 to July 28

During this time, regular Worship will continue at 11 AM, and there will be a simplified Early Morning Communion Service at 8:30. However, there will NOT be any other early morning activities from June 30 – July 28. The church doors will open at 8:15 AM for early worship and 10:30 AM for the 11 AM Worship Service. An intergenerational children's Sunday School class will be offered during worship, but adult studies, choir practice, and other Sunday morning activities will be suspended to give everyone a break from the routine.

Conscious Consumers Fair Day

June 16

The Conscious Consumers will sell Fair Trade items this Sunday, June 16th ...yummy gifts for Father's Day!

NEW Early Worship Service

Starting March 31st at 8:30-9:15 AM

This service will be similar to the 11 AM worship service in content, with a few changes to give it a distinctive character, including the opportunity to share communion at every service. Other morning activities will remain on their current schedule. Watch for more detailed info in coming weeks!

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! Registration sheets are available on the back table or email Tonya.

Help fill the COS Congregational Care freezer

The is in need of replenishment. All cooks are invited to stock it with soup or other easily freezable meals. Please label the containers with the type of soup or meal, any dietary considerations, and the date. The COS Congregational Care freezer is located in the basement of the Shalom House. If you have any questions, please contact Kaylen Mallard.

The Bountiful Hearth...sponsored by the Conscious Consumers

Coming soon!

Sundays during the gardening/harvesting season the church's fireplace hearth will be ready to receive the tomatoes you don't know what to do with, the 50 extra cucumbers you just can't pickle, a peck of peppers, whatever extra garden bounty you wish to share.  These will be  BYOB affairs (bring your own bag) for filling up with fresh home grown yummies that you will take home or deliver to someone who can well use the food. Leftover produce will not remain on the hearth. You can retrieve the lingering items you brought or the items will be appropriately distributed or composted. See you at the Hearth!

Sam Stapelton Art Exhibit

May 3-31

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from May 3-31, 2019. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. 

Open and Affirming Worship at COS

June 23 at 11AM

2nd Mile Gift for May: Tennessee Health Care Campaign

April 30 at 7 PM

The Tennessee Health Care Campaign is a leader in the health care justice movement. Our mission for everyone to have guaranteed affordable choices in health care began in 1989. We envision a society where the physical, mental, and emotional health needs of all adults and children are met. THCC works in collaboration with advocacy groups, affected constituents, community leaders, and policy makers—from grassroots to grasstops—to influence positive change in public health and health care.

New Support Group for Widows Forming

June 2

The COS Congregational Care Team would like to offer an opportunity to the widows in our congregation to participate in a support group intended for your unique circumstances. The specifics & details of the group will depend upon the needs & desires of participating members. Whether your loss is recent or not, if you are a widow, you are welcome to attend an information gathering session (NEXT SUNDAY, June 2nd), one hour or less). If you have questions, please contact Ceil Sheahan, Seminary Intern & Minister of Pastoral Care via text or phone call at 865-250-0304, or email, CEIL1955@gmail.com OR Kaylen Mallard, Congregational Care Deacon at kaylenmallard@gmail.com 

Women's Spirituality Group

Every Third Tuesday - 6:30pm

The group meets for a time of learning through sharing spiritual journeys, and discussion topics vary widely. Each month this year (every third Tuesday), we are inviting one of our wise female elders to share her experience of life as a woman of faith. We gather at 6 in Shalom House to share a meal (everyone is responsible for her own food and drink) and catch up with one another. The “formal” program begins at 6:30 and ends at 8. We are an informal group, so drop in when you can. 

Justice Opportunities at COS

Church of the Savior is involved in many social justice issues in our community. From environmental issues to immigration reform to affordable healthcare for all - members of COS take the lead in our community in many organizations. For more information on the opportunities to help with some of these initiatives, please see this page.


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 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

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!

COS Kids Camp - Our Beautiful Little Planet

June 18-21

We had a total of 22 kids who participated in Kids Camp this year.  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!  

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!

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. 

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!


Field is required
Field is required Incorrect email
Field is required
Field is required
Field is required
Field is required
Your message was sent successfully. Someone will take a look at it, and if it is pertinent to the mission of church, it will be posted.
Sorry, your message was not sent