LOVE GOD.

WORSHIP

Our shared experience as a Christian community may be centered around God’s altar in the Eucharist. Beautiful worship is one of the joys of our community, but so is the fellowship we experience through our worship and education ministries, during prayer times, at hospitality events, and during our monthly “Lunch Bunch” meals. Each of these provides a wonderful opportunity to connect, learn, and grow together in faith and love.

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR.

MERCY

We strive to help and care for our church members and our neighbors in times of trouble. For over 40 years, our Helping Hands food pantry has distributed needed groceries every other Saturday. On weekdays, our Doorstep Ministry provides sack lunches, assistance with utility bills, and gas cards for those who need them. Our members also volunteer with local organizations such as Mobile Meals and Volunteer Ministry Center.

CHANGE THE WORLD.

JUSTICE

St. James has a long history of demonstrated commitment to seeking justice in our community. We have honored that legacy through decades of service and advocacy to help achieve LGBT equality, end racism, and provide care for immigrant and refugee families in Knoxville. Through the JusticeKnox ministry, we engage with other congregations to identify, prioritize and target research-based action items that have a real impact on the underserved or unheard.

INSPIRATION

FRONT & CENTER

  • Shrove Tuesday

  • The tradition of marking the start of Lent has been documented for centuries. "Ecclesiastical Institutes" from around 1000 AD states: "In the week i... [read more]
  • Stained Glass Artistry

  • If churches are made radiant and beautiful places of worship, we can have a spiritual regeneration without anyone knowing what is going on. Charles J... [read more]

HAPPENINGS

Spirituality

  • Worship and Spirituality is central to our lives together as we glorify the Author of all Beauty. Worship reminds us of the mystery and grace th... [read more]

Pastoral Care

  • Our clergy and volunteers are dedicated to offering care 24/7 to those who are in need. Whether it's hospital or homebound visits, crisis counseling... [read more]

Fellowship

  • ECF is a lay-led and independent organization, serving the Episcopal Church since 1949. ECF is an independent, lay-led organization that helps con... [read more]

Outreach Ministries

  • We have many programs that explicitly offer much needed help to our local community. Helping Hands and Doorstep Ministry literally fee people wh... [read more]

Testimonials