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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 has been underway at Spirit and Truth Fellowship of Knoxville for most of the summer. Pastor David Spakes has been answering questions in the form of a Sunday morning sermon that elaborates on the relevant Scriptures. It is not too late to submit your questions—send them by e-mail to qa@spirit-and-truth.net.

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 10:30 A.M. (10:00 A.M. starting June 4). 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 and Science Café topics by hovering over the Events menu above, then choose Science Café Events.

STFK Science Café (September 24)

Everyone knows that a solar eclipse happens when the Earth, the moon, and the sun are in alignment. An alignment of three celestial bodies like this is called a syzygy. Another example of a syzygy that was visible from the Earth happened on June 6, 2012 when the planet Venus passed in front of the sun. A photograph of this transit is featured on the flyer for our next STFK Science Café meeting, shown here.

September Science Cafe Flyer

On September 24, we are going to discuss all that scientists can learn by studying these "Fantastic Syzygies"! Our presenter for this meeting is Dave McCallister. He is a Graduate Teaching Associate at the University of Tennessee in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Dave is also an Astronomy Ambassador for the American Astronomical Society.

The STFK Science Café is FREE to attend, and everyone is welcome. We do ask that you RSVP by calling Ijams Nature Center at (865)577-4717 extension 110. You may also RSVP by e-mail to rsvp@knoxsciencecafe.org.

For the rest of the year, the STFK Science Café is meeting at on a new day and time. Our meetings are on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 P.M. until 3:30 at Ijams Nature Center. The address is 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920 (click here for directions).

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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.

UT Science Forum (Fall 2017)

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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