Worship Times

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

Weekly Email

Each Friday we send out important information about events that will be happening at MCC Knoxville during the coming week.


Contact Us

Metropolitan Community Church of Knoxville

7820 Redeemer Lane
Knoxville, TN 37919

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Phone (865) 531-2539

Serving the LGBTQ+ & Straight communities of Knoxville & East TN!

Our Upcoming Events


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Please use your preferred method to give. We want it to be easy and convenient for you. Giving is a blessing for the giver and receiver. We thank you for your support of this church.

If you tend to give weekly, twice a month, or monthly, consider setting up a recurring gift. Set it up one time and it’s done. Recurring gifts are very helpful to the church’s cash flow.

Your options:

  • Cash or check in the offering plate
  • Mail a check to 7820 Redeemer Lane, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Set it up through your bank using auto bill pay. They will mail us your check.
  • Donate through the website: www.MCCKnoxville.org/donate
  • Text2Give number at 865-509-9980

For all online or text2give donors, you will need to set-up your account on your first use of the system. It’s fast and easy! Use the drop-down menus to choose General Fund or another fund and a one-time gift or recurring gift. Let us know if you have any difficulty. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please bring or send as many canned goods as you can for our Food Pantry. Soups, canned fruits, and canned meats are appreciated. If you wish to order a case and have it delivered please contact either Deacon CB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Pastor Colleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online members who cannot bring a donation to church may also make a financial donation on our website or Text2Give 865-509-9980 and choose “Food Pantry” from the drop-down menu or mail a check to the church- 7820 Redeemer Lane, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Weekly Discussion Groups
Tuesday Touchstone
 and Tuesday Night Discussion (Online)
Tuesdays at Noon Eastern
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM Eastern

Location: Zoom

Join our discussion groups on Tuesdays at Noon and Tuesdays at 7:00 PM (Eastern).

We resume our study of If God Is Love, Don’t Be a Jerk: Finding a faith that makes us better humans by John Pavlovitz (2021). (Paper ISBN 978-0-664-26684-4) It is available in both text and audiobook formats. Electronic copies (and audiobooks) can also be borrowed through online libraries such as Libby and Hoopla.

This is a continuation of our previous 6-week study during Lent. Attending that series is not required. Anyone is welcome to join us at any time. This time, we'll be going sequentially through the book with more emphasis on the chapters we skipped the first time around. Our conversation will include some of the discussion questions at the back of the book.  As always,  you are encouraged to read the assigned chapters along with us but are not required to do so.

Our reading schedule: 

  • April 9th:  Chapters 1 and 2*
  • April 16th:   Chapters 3 and 4*
  • April 23rd:  Chapters 5, 6*, and 7*
  • April 30th:  Chapters  8, 9*, and 10
  • May 7th:   Chapters  11* and 12*
  • May 14th:  Chapters 13*, 14*, and 15
  • May 21nd:  Chapters 16*, 17*,  and 18
    *  Indicates chapters we haven't discussed

Our study leaders:

The Rev. Dr. Joan Saniuk is a retired clergyperson in the Metropolitan Community Churches. She is a former pastor of MCCs in Boston, MA and Hendersonville, NC. While in Boston, Joan was active in organizing religious support for marriage equality; she also did doctoral research on ways that a church can be healing for people who have previously been hurt by churches. Joan and her wife Sharilyn Steketee live in Hendersonville, where they are staff to one cat.

Sharilyn Steketee, M. Div., served as an actor and leader for 18 years in Covenant Players, then assisted faculty as support staff at Harvard Business School for another 18 years. Sharilyn has designed and led workshops for churches and conferences. She has also written and performed a one-woman play of Mary Magdelene. Sharilyn enjoys reading, listening to music, and playing her bassoon (and with above mentioned cat.)

Tuesday Touchstone 
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88963765176?pwd=VGF4bjdNeGJpWitwYWN4MXlzeWtjZz09
Meeting ID: 889 6376 5176
Passcode: 173772

Tuesday Night Discussion
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83345821582?pwd=Y1lXTWhSQmwrZmd2U0VucXl2cGJ3dz09
Meeting ID: 833 4582 1582
Passcode: 923415

Monthly Walking / Hiking Group (In Person)
Saturday, April 6th at 10:30 AM Eastern
Location: Ijams Nature Trails - 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville

Please join us (weather permitting) for our April walk/hike at the Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville. We will meet in front of the visitor center. Ijams offers several trails with the most popular (River Trail) featuring a boardwalk over the Tennessee River. Afterwards, we’ll have lunch at South Coast Pizza, located at 1103 Sevier Ave.

NOTE: A $5 daily parking pass is required and can be purchased by scanning the QR codes within the parking lot or paying inside the Visitor Center.

Hope to see you on April 6th for lots of fun, fitness, and fellowship.

Any questions can be texted or emailed to Linda Yeager at 865-567-3723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spring Congregational Forum and Meeting (In Person and Online)
Forum: Sunday, April 7th at about 12:20 PM Eastern
Meeting: Sunday, April 14th at about 12:20 PM Eastern
Location: MCC Knoxville and Zoom

A Congregational Forum will be held Sunday, April 7th after our worship service and a short break (at about 12:20 PM). The Forum is to help us all prepare for the Spring Congregational Meeting to be held the following week. Everyone will have ample opportunity to ask their questions in a less formal setting. All are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate.

Reports from the Board, Treasurer, Pastor, Lay Delegate and Deacons will be available online and onsite ahead of the Forum. Please review the reports prior to this meeting and have your questions ready. They will be on the Documents page of our website (www.mccknoxville.org/documents) by Friday, April 5th.

During the Forum, we will identify candidates for election to three 2-year terms on our Board of Directors. Please be in prayer and discernment for those who are gifted in the areas of administration and leadership. These are the seats currently held by Doug, Gary, and Ruby. Doug and Ruby have expressed their willingness to run for another term. Gary will not continue due to conflicts with his work schedule. We thank Gary for his service.

We will also identify candidates for election to one 3-year term as our Lay Delegate. This person is our link to the denomination and represents us at the General Conference. Currently, Carrie R. serves as our Lay Delegate. She is willing to run again.

For those online, since the Forum immediately follows our Sunday worship service, please remain in the regular Zoom Virtual Worship meeting. If you don't usually attend virtual worship on Zoom, you may register at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/v5Ysf-6gqzst116c1dYPvxfVDO0tUCP5Ow to receive the meeting link.


Our Spring Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday, April 14th immediately after our worship service and a short break (at about 12:20 PM Eastern). Everyone is welcome, but members are especially encouraged to attend. Members have voice and vote. Attendees may have voice but no vote. This meeting will be held onsite and on Zoom.

The Agenda includes:

  • Approval of the minutes of the last congregational meeting

  • Election of three members to the MCC Knoxville Board of Directors (2 year term)

  • Election of one Lay Delegate (3 year term)

  • Reception of reports from the Board, Treasurer, Pastor, Lay Delegate, and Deacons. These will be available on our website under Documents.

Anonymous voting will be available onsite by ballot and on Zoom using the Poll feature. Please know that every effort is made to conduct the business of the church in accordance with our Bylaws.

The link for the Congregational Meeting (not Forum) is different than for Worship. You do not need to pre-register.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83986162593?pwd=Vzd3a2FDWXBvSG83V25xa1dYOGp5QT09
Meeting ID: 839 8616 2593
Passcode: 654321

Pasta with a Purpose* (In Person)
Saturday, April 20th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM Eastern
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church, 544 North Broadway, Knoxville, TN

Help alleviate hunger in our community. Pasta with a Purpose is a benefit dinner and silent auction supporting A Place at the Table Knoxville. This wonderful organization serves a meal each Monday evening to the unhoused members of the community.

The three course meal will include a pasta entree, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. There will be live entertainment and door prizes from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Tickets in advance are $20 adult and $10 child 12 years old and under. Tickets at the door will be $25 adult and $15 child. Seating is limited.

Purchase tickets and learn more about the event here: givebutter.com/APATTFundraiser

Learn more about A Place at the Table Knoxville here: apattknox.com

Call 865-216-0927 with any questions.

Not an MCC Knoxville event

Membership Classes
Sunday, April 21th at about 1:00 PM Eastern (In Person)
Sunday, April 28th at 12:30 PM Eastern (Online)

Learn about MCC’s Vision, Mission, Statement of Faith, and governance. Learn about the global MCC and local church.

Onsite Sunday, April 21st after our Potluck. Enjoy your meal with others then take your desert to eat while we watch a short film that depicts some of the origins of MCC.

Online Membership Class - April 28th 12:30 PM
Watch here for the Zoom link coming soon!

Zoom link: 
Meeting ID: 

Sock Hop Dance - A Health and Happiness Series Event * (In Person)
Tuesday, April 23th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern
Location: South Press, 3615 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN

Come dance around with other LGBTQIA+ people over the age of 50 with the chance to win door prizes!

Participants can watch a presentation on Caregiving provided by the University of Tennessee College of Nursing.

This event is first come, first served and free to all attendees. Burgers, fries, and cream sodas are provided.

Please RSVP at tiny.utk.edu/SockHop by April 16th. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

* Not an MCC Knoxville event. This event is sponsored by the Aging Rainbow Coalition. An initiative of the CAC Office on Aging in partnership with Knox Pride, South Press, UT Knoxville College of Social Work

Friday Night Game Night - Charades (In Person)
Friday, April 26th at 6:30 PM Eastern
Location: MCC Knoxville

This month at MCC Knoxville, the Friday Night Game Night we will be playing Charades! Last time the Ladies were victorious over the Guys. Can they do it again?

Join us on Friday, April 26th at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to join in the fun and fellowship. Invite a friend. Admission is free. Bring a snack to share if you would like.

Currently (subject to change), because of the low risk level for COVID in our community, masks are optional. Food and drink are allowed.

Monthly Board Meeting (Online)
Thursday, May 9th at 6:30 PM Eastern
Location: Zoom

Our monthly Board meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of the month. They are open for our members to attend.

Our monthly Board Meetings are held virtually. You can join them by using the following Zoom link:

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/93963675351?pwd=WG1LS1c0QWlzem5ZekgwaWNPdnpPZz09
Meeting ID: 939 6367 5351
Passcode: Genesis

Zoom phone number: 646-558-8656  (passcode 429791 followed by #)

Sunday Worship (In Person & Online)
Sundays at 11:00 AM Eastern

Location: MCC Knoxville, Facebook, and Zoom

The wearing of masks is currently optional indoors during Worship and at other gatherings. The Board continues to review our policy in light of current COVID numbers and public health guidance.

This service will continue to be available on Zoom and Facebook. If you have not previously registered, please register in advance of Sunday morning. Click this Link now:

More information is available here: http://mccknoxville.org/index.php/virtual-services


We are offering indoor in-person worship services at the church on Sundays at 11:00 AM.

This service will continue to be available on Facebook and Zoom.

Visit our Virtual Services page for instructions on how to join us online.

Visit our Donations & Support page for ways you can support MCC Knoxville during these unusually challenging times.

A Community of Faith

MCC Knoxville is a Christian Church serving the gay male, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and straight communities of Knoxville and East Tennessee

We come together from a rich variety of religious experiences and denominational backgrounds, seeking to:

Celebrate God manifested in every single person 

Model Christ and share God’s immutable love

Be God’s hands, feet, and voice sharing the story of Love

We offer our experience and our love -- we share our stories and our journeys -- to encourage and uplift the transgendered, bisexual, gay and lesbian communities of Knoxville and the entire East Tennessee area.  We welcome all to join us, regardless of denomination or background.



Join Us!

We invite you to attend any of our functions.  Come as you are.  Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.  You may reach us during office hours by phone - (865) 531-2539, by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or through the other methods listed on our Contact Us page.

Communal memory takes shape when we share our stories. In those stories is our longing and yearning for peace, for love, for acceptance, for freedom, equality and justice. In those yearnings is a search for the truth of Spirit.

If you are looking for a spiritual home, come visit us here at Metropolitan Community Church at Knoxville and listen to the voice of the Holy speak to you through the voices of diversity, community, social justice and prayer. We welcome people of many beliefs and backgrounds into the holy space of worship, and pray that you will find justice and peace wherever Spirit leads you.



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