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Valentine's Day Dinner

February 14, 2015 - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the church

Come join us for a Pasta Dinner, Dessert, and the movie Imagine You and Me.

Bring a blanket and snuggle in with you special someone.

Just $10 per adult

Children 12 and under, only $5

Please RSVP to the church office by February 8, 2015.

LGBTQ Helpline Training
The LGBTQ Helpline is a non-profit volunteer service that provides information, a listening ear, and referral services for the LGBTQ community and their parents, friends, and family.  Each year we offer training for volunteers who staff the Helpline.   From the comfort of your own home, you can be available to help someone who may not know where to turn for understanding.  The service is activated through a phone transfer system that allows you and the caller the anonymity needed to maintain confidentiality.   Do you have any idea what a difference you could make for someone by being a listening presence in a time of need?  Call 865-531-2539 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and get information about becoming a volunteer.  

LGBTQ Helpline Training – February 10 (Part 1) and 17 (Part 2) – 6:30-9:30 PM

I am looking forward to meeting you soon!

Carolyn Rogers      LGBTQ Helpline coordinator

Job Opportunities

MCCK is looking for a pianist!  

Check out the job description here.  

Please contact Minister of Music David Ensley for more information.

Worship Times

Join us for Sunday Morning Worship at 11 a.m.

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Mike T. Irwin Food Pantry

Image by Flickr/Masahiro Ihara

Metropolitan Community Church of Knoxville has a very active deacon's program, the most visible part being the Michael T. Irwin Deacon's Pantry.  The pantry provides food baskets for the hungry, both within the GLBTQ community and throughout the Knoxville area.  During 2007, MCCK delivered more than 100 food baskets, plus $3000 in benevolence.  Thank you to everyone who helped!  Assembled periodically by the deacons, the baskets contain a combination of food donated by those attending worship services the third Sunday of each month, items received through the Second Harvest food program, and items the deacons purchase with monetary gifts to the pantry.  It was dedicated to the memory of Michael T. Irwin shortly after his untimely passing in 2006.  Mike served MCCK as a deacon for most of his adult life.

 

Donations of food and/or funds are gratefully accepted.  The pantry "grocery list" includes 8.5 oz corn bread or muffin mix; 1 lb box or saltine crackers; 14 oz box of whole grain cereal such as All Bran, Bran Flakes, Cheerios, Wheat, Rice or Corn Chex, Cream of Wheat, Grape Nuts, Kix, Shredded Wheat, Wheaties; and 1 lb bag of rice.  Monetary donations can be made using the marked envelopes at the back of the sanctuary, or by mail to the church address.

Following Christ's teachings regarding the importance of service to others, MCCK's Deacon's Fund provides much-needed financial support to those who would otherwise be left by the wayside.  For example, during September and October 2006, the deacons helped four families with rent, so they could avoid eviction; two families with vehicle repair problems, so the breadwinners could continue to get back and forth to work; four families with utilities; and eight families with food.  The deacons are always thankful for the donations which help them make differences such as these in people's lives.

 

 

 

 

 


Many thanks to those who generously support the Michael T. Irwin Food Pantry here at MCCK!  This year we have provided a total of 218 food boxes to people in our community, to include 292 adults and 182 children last count.  At Thanksgiving we delivered 45 boxes of food, and we expect to need 51 or more for Christmas this year.  FEMA estimates each box to hold $34.77 worth of food.  Doing the math, that leads up to $7,579.86 worth of food we have supplied to hungry persons across Knox County and beyond.  When we continue to feed and care for the hungry, we are feeding and caring for Christ. As each of us does a little to participate in the Body of Christ, the result is more Love than could be accomplished on our own.  Thank you for your continued faith in this vital and important mission of our church.

This year, Food City donated $500 to MCC Knoxville in their Race Against Hunger campaign.  Pastor Jill accepted the check with a promise to buy even more to refill our pantry after the holidays. Many thanks to Ted L. and Manager Terry for their help, coordination, and support in our many bulk orders this year as we worked diligently to keep our Deacon's Pantry stocked!