Church Services

New Meeting Location!

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is now meeting at 241 Neals Landing Road, Suite 201, Knoxville, TN 37924.

We are very excited to have our own space! For nine years, STFK was a portable church, meaning that we set up the sanctuary each week before the church service and took it back down after the church service. Previously, our church met at other locations including the Crestridge Community Room in Bearden and Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville.

Starting February, 2020, STFK is a church having a permanent, physical location in our own church building. For now, we continue meet once weekly on Sunday mornings, but the new building is a resource that will allow us to do things we have not attempted before. In the future, we will be able to have additional church services, offer Vacation Bible School for children, and have more social activities to bring us closer together as a church family.

"No Trespassing" Sermon Series

The Bible tells us that, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy." (John 10:10 NRSV). The Devil hates everything that God loves and everyone who loves God. His desire is to steal your joy, your hope, you laughter, and the love from your relationships.

The Bible also tells us to, "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." (James 4:7 NRSV). Through the name of Jesus, we can draw a line in the sand that is the boundary between the thief and those things that are worth protecting in our lives. We must defend what God has given us, both material and spiritual, and tell that ol' Devil, "No Trespassing!"

Starting February, 2020, Pastor David Spakes will be preaching a sermon series titled "No Trespassing". Everyone is welcome!

No Trespassing sign

Singing Service (February 23)

On the last Sunday of each month, STFK has a Singing Service in which anyone with a heart to praise Jesus and worship God can sing a song or share their testimony. Click here to watch some of the songs that were sung at a previous Singing Service. Our next Singing Service will be on Sunday, January 26 at 10:00 A.M.

About Our Church

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a local and independent Evangelical Christian Church. We are not related to Scientology, Christian Science, or the organization called Spirit and Truth Fellowship International.

You can read our statement of faith here. We are worshipers of God, followers of Jesus Christ, and supporters of science and science education. We see no conlict between believing in the Creator and understanding the creation. As a church, we take no official position on Genesis chapters 1-11 in the Bible, so controversial matters such as the age of the Earth are avoided. Newcomers can basically believe what they want about Genesis 1-11 without being criticized for it.

People usually think of a skeptic as someone who finds it difficult to believe in God. We are not a church comprised of skeptics. We are a church who ministers to skeptics in an atmosphere of mutual respect where skeptics can explore the concept of believing in God.

In the South, many Christians have this concept that the study science is somehow a threat to their faith. We also exist to help those Christians learn that faith in God and the study of science are not mutually exclusive.

You might find it helpful to watch our video describing the church vision, located here.

Visit STFK for Church Service

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville meets weekly for church services on Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M. Please come and be warmly welcomed!

Sunday Schedule (Effective February 2, 2020)
   
9:30 A.M.   Internet Café
  Enjoy complimentary coffee/tea/soda and breakfast snacks over good conversation while you get to know our church family and we get to know you. Wifi hot spot coming soon.
   
10:00 A.M.   Worship Service
  Contemporary praise and worship (singing), preaching, prayer with laying on of hands on Sundays. The Lord's Supper (communion) is served on the first Sunday each month. On the last Sunday of each month, there is no sermon so everyone has a chance to sing praise to God and testify as they feel led.

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Science Café


Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) is a member of the NOVA Science Cafés community and proudly sponsors Science Café events for the Knoxville, Tennessee area. You can see a list of past and upcoming Science Café topics by hovering over the Events menu above, then choose Science Café Events.

STFK Science Café (February 6)

The STFK Science Café is a casual, engaging science discussion where you get to ask the experts your questions! Our next meeting is coming up on Thursday, February 16, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. at the Bearden Branch Library. The full title of our discussion is "Using Physics and Nanotechnology to Understand Self-Organizing Processes in Bacterial Cells".

Our guest presenter is Dr. Jaan Mannik, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee. The topic is a rather new area of research. Jaan's main research focus is to understand how the main building blocks self-organize in bacterial cells. "The questions that we address is 1) how DNA is organized in bacterial cell, 2) how cell division proteins assemble, 3) how cell division and chromosome replication are coordinated. We address these questions from physics perspective but at the same time using extensively also molecular biology and genetics techniques."

The Bearden Branch Library is located at the intersection of Papermill Drive and Kingston Pike. The street address is 100 Golfclub Rd, Knoxville, TN 37902. We will watch a short video together, our presenter will speak for a few minutes, and the rest of the time will be for questions and discussion. Complimentary refreshments are provided. This meeting is FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome!

Seating is limited, so please RSVP or by e-mail to rsvp@knoxsciencecafe.org. Adding your name to the RSVP list guarantees your seat(s) until 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time of the meeting. After that, seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. The Fire Marshall's imposed maximum attendance is 47 for this venue.


February Science Cafe Flyer

Kid's Café

Children are welcome to attend any of the Science Café meetings with their parents! For ages 5-12, we offer a Kid's Café program in a nearby area with a science lesson and activities that help make learning science fun! Kids can participate with the permission of their parents while the parents enjoy the adult-level discussion. For proper planning purposes, it is important that our children's director knows in advance how many kids will be attending and their ages.


Sponsor Information

The STFK Science Café and Kid's Café are sponsored by a pro-science Evangelical Church called Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville. However, during Science Café meetings, discussion will be restricted to topics of science only. Religious viewpoints shall not be presented. Within the context of the Science Café and Kid's Café, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville does not advocate religion. For more information, contact David Spakes, spakes@spirit-and-truth.net.

The STFK Science Café and Kid's Café are co-sponsored by the Associated Professional Think Tank. For more information, contact David Fox, (865)803-2887.

UT Science Forum (Spring 2020)

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville has been a financial sponsor of the UT Science Forum since January, 2015. This forum provides the general public, students and other researchers an opportunity to learn about the latest cutting-edge research at UT, ORNL and other local institutions.

If you are in the vicinity of the University of Tennessee main campus at lunchtime on Fridays, stop by the Thompson-Boling Arena Café and attend. Take your lunch with you or purchase lunch on site. Presentations by distinguished professors and researchers are 40 minutes long and are followed by a question-and-answer session. The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public. See the latest news for the UT Science Forum below.



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