Spiritual Organizations

KNOX LGBT RESOURCE DIRECTORY

SPIRITUAL ORGANIZATIONS


KNOXVILLE TN


Metropolitan Community Church We are a church that believes that God's grace transcends all boundaries of dogma, doctrine, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, ability, and all forms of prejudice and bigotry. (865) 531-2539 7820 Redeemer Ln, Knoxville, TN @MCCKnoxville office@mccknoxville.org http://www.mccknoxville.org/


Church of the Savior UCC, Knoxville The mission of Church of the Savior, is to be an inclusive Christian church where we share our spiritual journeys with one another and seek to manifest the unconditional love of God toward all people and all creation. 934 N Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN (865) 584-7531 @COSUCC cosucc@bellsouth.net http://www.cos-ucc.org/


Community of St. Ninian is a Christian covenant community. Members meet together for worship, prayer, study, and service. It is our desire to provide a space in our lives for God to dwell, as well as to seek a dwelling place for God in our lives. @communityofstninian communityofstninian@gmail.com

www.saintninianswell.org


God's Remnant Ministries EVERYONE is welcome at The Remnant. Apostle Pam and Pastor June are called to the city of Knoxville to love you where you are and teach the ways of Jesus. (865) 740-7795 3617 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN http://www.theremnantknoxville.org/


Highest Praise Christian Church Welcoming you to praise and worship, Jesus Christ with us. He is worthy and deserves the highest praise! All are welcome, accepted as you are, and we are affirming. 4230 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917 (865) 310-1117 @highestpraisecc highestpraisecc@gmail.com


Messiah Lutheran Church is a community of faith, part of the Christian tradition known as Lutheran (as in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America variety). This community of faith strives to bless and love the world. We love it when others join us in this effort. We love it so much that we welcome everyone to come along, inclusive of age, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family structure, political affiliation, physical or mental ability or disability, varied life and faith experience, as well as anyone who may have been told he or she does not belong. 6900 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 588-9753 @MessiahKnox office@messiahknoxville.org http://messiahknoxville.org


Powell Presbyterian Church We are a small church with a big heart for serving others in Powell and the greater Knoxville area. We follow Christ, love one another, and take the mission of going out into the world seriously. We rejoice in the fact that each and every one of us was wonderfully made in God’s own image, and we celebrate the rich diversity which makes God’s Creation so beautiful. We believe it is important to love as Jesus taught, and we really mean it when we say that all are welcome at Powell Presbyterian. 910 W Emory Rd, Powell, TN 37849 (865) 938-8311 @PowellPresbyterian pastor@powellpcusa.org www.PowellPCUSA.org


Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church Our Mission is to create a welcoming community that nurtures spiritual growth and challenges us to transform the world through acts of love and justice. 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 523-4176 @tennesseeValleyUUC secretary@tvuuc.org http://tvuuc.org


Westside Unitarian Universalist Church Knoxville We strive to be a religious home to all people regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, opinions, beliefs, or abilities and to be good stewards of the earth. 616 Fretz Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934 (865) 777-9882 @WestsideUUC social@westsideuuc.org www.westsideuuc.org


Tyson House Lutheran-Episcopal Joint Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville University of Tennessee, Knoxville 824 Melrose Pl #1 865.637.2031 @UTKtysonhouse tysonhousestudentfoundation@gmail.com www.tysonhouse.org


In 1976, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church declared that “homosexual persons are children of God who have a full and equal claim with all other persons upon the love, acceptance, and pastoral concern and care of the Church" (1976-A069) To our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender brothers, sisters and siblings: “The Episcopal Church welcomes you!”


The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan 425 North Cedar Bluff Rd.(865) 693-9591

@GoodSamKnoxvilleTN goodsam@knology.net http://www.goodsamaritan.dioet.org


The Episcopal Church of the Ascension 800 S. Northshore Drive Knoxville TN 37919 (865) 588-0589 @episcopalchurchoftheascension info@knoxvilleascension.org http://www.knoxvilleascension.org/


St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church 110 Sugarwood Dr (865) 675-0450 @st.elizabethknoxville st-elizabeth@etdiocese.net http://www.stelizchurch.org


St. John's Episcopal Cathedral 413 W. Cumberland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37902 (865 )525.7347

@StJohnsKnox info@stjohnscathedral.org http://stjohnscathedral.org


St. Luke's Episcopal Knoxville 600 S Chestnut (865) 522-4244 @stlukesknoxville nancymott16@gmail.com

https://saintlukes.dioet.org


Pagan Pride of East Tennessee promotes religious diversity, works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination based on spiritual beliefs, and helps foster pride in pagan identity through education, activism, charity, and community. P.O. Box 52936 Knoxville, TN 37950-2936 (865) 309-4110 @PaganPrideOfEastTn info@paganprideofeasttn.org www.paganprideofeasttn.org


MARYVILLE TN


Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship We are a growing congregation bringing diverse people together to connect with Love, Love one another, and Love the world. 1404 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, TN 37803 (865) 282-3883 @FoothillsUnitarianUniversalistFellowship office@fuuf.org http://www.fuuf.org/


St Andrews Episcopal Church Maryville TN 314 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN 37801 865.983.3512 @StAndrewsMaryville st.andrews.maryville@gmail.com http://www.standrewsmaryville.org/


OAK RIDGE TN


Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church Nurture Your Spirit. Help Heal Our World. 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN (865) 483-6761 office@oruuc.org @Oak-Ridge-Unitarian-Universalist-Church-28194502487 http://www.oruuc.org/


SEYMOUR TN


St. Paul Episcopal Church 1028 Boyd's Creek Hwy Seymour TN 37865 (865) 577-1255 @St-Paul-Episcopal-Church-119768008035821 http://www.stpaulepiscopalchurch.org/


Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church (confirmed with a church elder they are lgbtq accepting ~Beau). They wrote "We believe as a congregation we are called to love everyone, and do so with a passion for community outreach and service. We have a small congregation, and currently have LGBTQ members. We focus greatly on community service, with emphasis on outreach to the homeless and low income communities in our direct and surrounding areas." The church was founded on the hill in 1874. We are a small, close knit and loving congregation who love to serve the community. Sunday service at 10:30am. We are very informal. (Masks required as of Sept 2021 as they have high risk elderly congregation members).(865) 387-3575 2656 Boyd's Creek Hwy Sevierville, TN 37804 email: rockyspringspresbyterian@gmail.com @Rocky-Springs-Presbyterian-Church-1828862247331604/ http://RockySpringsPresbyterian.com


SEVIERVILLE TN


St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Church Sunday service 9:30 am only. Outside of the church, canceled in inclement weather. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Bring you own lawn chair if you can. (865) 366-1335 @StJosephEpicopalSevierville stjoesepiscopal@gmail.com http://www.stjoseph.dioet.org/


GATLINBURG TN


Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church (Confirmed with church that they are lgbtq accepting. They replied "God loves everyone" ~Beau) We are in the gateway city of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we seek to be a church both for those living here and for the many visitors. 237 Reagan Drive, Gatlinburg TN 37738 (865) 436-5592 @gatlinburgpredbyterianchurch http://gatlinburgpresbyterianchurch.org/


CHATTANOOGA TN


The Rock MCC is a church that is committed to the radically inclusive love of Jesus Christ. Our church is an All Welcoming, Open, Loving, Joyful, Christ-like, & All Affirming Congregation. (423) 629-2737 1601 Foust St, Chattanooga, TN @TheRockMCC http://www.therockmcc.org/


SPIRITUAL SUPPORT


BelovedArise is a movement to fight for the lives of queer youth of faith. We build relationships, offer support, and inspire youth to embrace life to the fullest. www.belovedarise.org


Embracing the Journey Resources for Christian parents of LGBTQ+ children: We are dedicated to building bridges between LGBTQ individuals, their families and the Church, even when they seem at odds with each other. embracingthejourney.org

freedom2b assists LGBTI people from Christian backgrounds on their journey to reconciling their faith, sexuality and gender identity. https://freedom2b.org


FreedHearts Changing the human conversation on love and inclusion. Freeing hearts to love and be loved. FreedHearts reaches into hurting communities with a message of love, inclusion, belonging, and hope —for parents, LGBTQ, educators, therapists, for the church.

hello@freedhearts.org www.FreedHearts.org


Harbor Here An Online Support Program for Christian Parents of LGBT Kids. It's designed to surround parents with the knowledge, resources, and support they need. Harborhere.com