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September 18, 2020

Shopping with a BIG Purpose on a small Budget

The Ladies of Charity of Knoxville offers shoppers a selfless, simple way to spruce up their wardrobes, dorm rooms and homes while caring for others in need.

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Welcome Spring! Happy Passover! Joyous Easter!

This has been an unusual Holy Week for people of faith.

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Be the Church

“Every single act of kindness, every single message, every single call we’ve received, have all ended with the same 5 words: We are praying for you! All. Of. Them! What this crazy experience has taught us is this: to find ‘the church’ in our local community, we just have to be the church to our neighbor.”

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Generous Hearts

Generous hearts are a trademark of the people of this great state! As fears and uncertainty grow, faith-based and nonprofit organizations who are intimately familiar with the people and needs in their communities, are setting up plans and systems to care for those most at risk.

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Tennessee Volunteers!

What happens in Tennessee when there are critical needs? Tennessee volunteers! We saw this a few weeks ago with the tornadoes throughout Central Tennessee, and we’re seeing it again this week as the state braces for the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Congregational Response to COVID-19

Now is the time to ask: How can my faith community or nonprofit respond to the needs of children and the elderly in our area who are most at risk?

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"Blessed are your eyes, because you see"

For most of us, the homeless population in our cities is unseen, quiet, taking a back seat to more pressing problems that show up in daily headlines – education, politics, health care. But in 1953, Dr. Charles Fuller, a gospel preacher leading a revival in Nashville saw too many homeless people in the city. He returned the honorarium he received for speaking and asked that it be used to establish a place where the homeless could seek shelter, food, and hope.

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