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"Q&A" Sermon Series

Do you have questions and wonder what the Bible has to say about them? Here is your chance to ask and find out the answers! The third annual Q&A Sermon Series is underway at Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville. Pastor David Spakes is answering questions in the form of a Sunday morning sermon that elaborates on the relevant Scriptures. Send in your questions today! Send them by e-mail to qa@spirit-and-truth.net. You don't want to miss this important series!

"Sin" Sermon Series (Coming Soon)

After the "Q&A" Sermon Series has concluded, we will take a serious look at this serious subject. Sin is no game! But what is sin? Why is it so bad to have sin in our lives? What can be done about it? This will not be a discussion of generalities. The Bible is specific. Come join us, know the truth, and be set free!

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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 by making a non-controversial environment based on 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. We rent space for the church service from Ijams Nature Center, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to do so, knowing our rent budget goes to help fund the operation of Ijams Nature Center and its programs. Ijams Nature Center is located at 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN (click here for directions).

If you would like to meet Pastor David Spakes, you can arrive up to an hour early to talk while we finish setting up the sanctuary. You can enjoy breakfast snacks and drinks with us while we become acquainted with one another.

Sunday Schedule (Effective June 4, 2017)
   
9:30 A.M.   Internet Café
  Enjoy complimentary coffee/tea/soda and breakfast snacks, Wifi hot spot, fresh air, and the sounds of nature on the outside deck adjacent to the sanctuary (weather permitting) before the worship service begins.
   
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 (July 11 and 23)

It's summertime in East Tennessee, and very soon on warm nights we will be hearing the buzzing songs of cicadas. There are six species that appear on a regular basis. In just two more years, those that emerge from the ground on seventeen-year cycles will awaken.

The STFK Science Café is very pleased to welcome Stephen Lyn Bales to discuss "Summertime Cicadas". He is a naturalist and author of science books, the first of which featured a chapter on cicadas. Stephen is a local celebrity and well respected by many. We are expecting a large turnout, so we have scheduled two meetings in the month of July so everyone who wants to come will get a chance to participate.

The first meeting will take place on Thursday evening, July 11 at our new location at the Bearden Branch Public Library. The second meeting is scheduled for Tuesday evening, July 23 at our old meeting location at Zoo Knoxville. The time of both meetings is 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. The STFK Science Café is FREE to attend, and complimentary refreshments are provided.

Seating is limited at both locations, so please RSVP today! Send an e-mail to rsvp@knoxsciencecafe.org. In the message, specify the date of the meeting you plan to attend, and please tell us the number of adults and children age 5-12 in your group. 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.


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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.


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