Church Services


Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville (STFK) meets weekly for church services on Sunday morning at 10:30 A.M. We rent a meeting space in the Visitor's Center building at Ijams Nature Center located at 2915 Island Home Ave., 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.

Singing Services

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 during a Singing Service last year. Our next Singing Service will be on Sunday, January 31.

Pictures from Fanboy Expo 2015

Here are all of the pictures we took during and after the church service at Fanboy Expo in October. Please join us again...

Posted by Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville on Sunday, January 24, 2016

About Our Church

Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville meets weekly for church service on Sunday mornings (see schedule below) at Ijams Nature Center in South Knoxville. Click here for directions. We are an independent, nondenominational, Evangelical Christian Church that is friendly to the sciences. We welcome sincere skeptics to consider starting a relationship with God in fellowship with a group of Christians who are not judgmental against beliefs such as a 13.7-billion-year-old universe and evolution. We consider the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and inerrant in the original text, and where science and the Bible do not appear to agree, the flaw lies in human inability to fit the puzzle pieces together (the church takes no official position on such matters). We study from both classic (KJV, etc.) and modern (NIV, NRSV, etc.) English translations of the Bible. Please come and be warmly welcomed!

Sunday Schedule (Effective May 5, 2013)
   
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.
   
10:30 A.M.   Worship Service
  Contemporary praise and worship (singing), preaching, prayer with laying on of hands every Sunday. The Lord's Supper (communion) is served on the first Sunday each month.


Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville is celebrating its fifth year in existence and our fourth year at Ijams Nature Center! We began to hold church services at our current location on April 8, 2012, and we have been meeting here weekly since May 27, 2012.

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Science Café


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

STFK Science Café (February)

The next meeting of the STFK Science Café takes place on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 5:30 P.M. until 7:00 at Ijams Nature Center.
The discussion topic this month is "The Physics of Proton Therapy". Our guest presenter is Dr. Niek Schreuder, VP and Chief Medical Physicist from the Provision Center for Proton Therapy.

February Science Cafe Flyer

Please RSVP by calling Ijams Nature Center at (865)577-4717 extension 110, or by sending an e-mail message to rsvp@knoxsciencecafe.org. Let us know how many adults and children are in your group and the ages of the children.

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.

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.

UT Science Forum (Spring 2016)

For more than a year, Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville has been a financial sponsor of the UT Science Forum. 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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