LGBTQ Friendly Easter in Knoxville TN & Surrounding Cities

Crystal covered Easter Eggs with ribbons on them

LGBTQ Affirming Churches & Easter Egg Hunts

Beau Knowles April 9 2023

As a member of the LGBTQ Community, I often hear that individuals and families do not feel accepted by traditional churches. I haven't had that experience in many years but that is because I know where to go to find acceptance and support. Below is my list of LGBTQ Family Friendly Easter Egg hunts and a link to my list of 30 LGBTQ Supportive and Accepting Churches. Thirty is a great number in my book however, I will be adding to it soon after I collect a new list of United Methodist Churches who have recently voted to be LGBTQ Accepting. Watch for that article in the near future.

 I spoke to LGBTQ Affirming Churches from last year and added some new ones.  Find a place for your spiritual home that speaks best to you.

Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Easter Egg hunt for children at TVUUC! Sunday, April 9, 2023 12:00pm - 12:30pm We will leave the sanctuary following our multigenerational Sunday service to gather on the side yard OUTSIDE of the playground gate (at the end of the building closest to Kingston Pike) for the hunt. 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN   @TVUUC

Powell Presbyterian Church Pastor Katina Sharp Sunday, April 9 "Join us on Easter for Breakfast at 9:30, Worship at 10:30 and an Egg Hunt for the kids at 11:30. " 2910 W. Emory Road Powell, TN 37849 @Powell Presbyterian Church 

Messiah Lutheran Church, Apr 09, Easter Egg HuntT 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Brunch 11:30 AM 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

Church of the Savior From Associate Pastor Tonya Barnette "Yes, we’re having an Easter egg hunt at Church of the Savior UCC and everything we do is LGBTQIA friendly." 934 N Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN @ChurchoftheSavior


St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Seymour TN. Will have Easter breakfast @9:00, followed by Easter Mass at 10:30am, and an Easter egg hunt following that. EVERYBODY is ALWAYS welcome at St. Paul Church.1028 Boyd's Creek Hwy Seymour TN  @St.Paul Episcopal Church Seymour 


First Presbyterian Church, Oak Ridge TN, Easter Sunday Church Service 10:30am Easter Egg Hunt After Service.(This is the Church that has the Youth Pride Festival each year.)  1051 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN  @FirstPresbyterianChurch Oak Ridge TN Youth Pride Fest 2023 Event Page


St. Paul Episcopal April 9th. 9:00am Brunch and East Egg Hunt. 123 S. Jackson St Athens, TN

Some supportive churches on that list will include:

Metropolitan Community Church of Knoxville 7820 Redeemer Ln, Knoxville, TN @MCCKnoxville 

Westside Unitarian Universalist Church 616 Fretz Rd, Knoxville, TN @WestsideUnitarianUniversalist 


Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 1404 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN @FoothillsUUF 


Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN @ORUUC

I will be making a separate article about Reconciling Churches, and what that means to the LGBTQ Community.

Please email me if you have any questions or have a Church that needs to be added to my list. 

Beau Knowles 

I have 30 LGBTQ Affirming and Friendly Churches in Knoxville TN and Surrounding areas. The list of churches is in the Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly Business Directory Website in the Spirituality Section. HERE