Love worship? Hate worship? Great!
We believe worship is not the only way to engage your Spirit, to connect with God, and commune with each other. We have several circles of practice here at Evergreen.
What is a circle of practice? People who get together to practice their spirituality in a particular way.
At Evergreen we have a rhythm of life together that includes gathering to engage in spiritual practice. Worship is one circle, but not the central one. Dinner Church is another. Beer and Hymns a third, and so on. No one goes to everything. We don’t expect everyone to eventually end up in worship.
We believe people engage their spirituality in a multitude of ways, we affirm that diversity, and do not prioritize one over the other as we seek to nurture community, promote spiritual practice and define belonging in our church. Connect with a practice today.
We gather throughout the week for a variety of spiritual practices. The best way to stay up-to-date with the goings on at Evergreen is to sign up for our newsletter. You can subscribe at the bottom of this page.
We gather for worship on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Come early for coffee and donuts beginning at 10:30 a.m. We practice the ritual of communion the first Sunday of every month. Parking is available in the small lot behind the building and along Overton Park Ave. A nursery is provided for infants, babies and toddlers from 10:45 a.m. through 12 p.m. on Sundays. The room is just off the main gathering space, and parents are welcome to come and go from that space during worship as they need. Children of all ages are also welcome to remain with their parents in worship.
Some dress up and some dress down, come as you are.
It’s exactly like it sounds. Beer. And Hymns.
We gather on the first Friday of the month at Midtown Crossing Grill (394 N. Watkins) from 5:30-7:00.
In this space we practice joy, laughter and let the music carry us places our emails and conversations that day couldn’t. Sometimes those old songs (whether we like the words or not) make us cry, so often they make us laugh or roll our eyes. The practice of singing together is more rare than we realize these days. We think it has the power to transform us.
Come and sing. Your first beer is on us.
(And the pizza is pretty great too).
MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) is a newly organized group working toward better outcomes for youth, economic equity, and criminal justice reform in Memphis. MICAH is interfaith. It hopes to address these issues with a unified voice and strategy, rather than each church, synagogue, mosque, or community organization having a committee that works on these issues independently and without communication or coordination.
Dinner Church gathers people to practice spirituality around the table. In an hour and a half we set up together, cook together, eat together and clean up together.
The parenting circle gathers parents around the idea that parenting is a spiritual practice too. We've read stories, learned about raising race-conscious children, watched movies that help us talk about death with our children, and moved together with yoga to think about raising children who love their bodies. Right now we gather on an occasional basis. Sign up here to find out about our next adventure together.
The Evergreen Choir is a mixed ensemble of 10-12 voices who perform regularly for Sunday morning worship and for special services as needed. The chorus offers a variety of musical selections, from Renaissance polyphony to modern anthems, from American folk tunes and African-American spirituals. The choir is open for any willing singer who loves to make music and enjoy the fellowship of fun, committed singers.
Join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 - 7:15 PM! We also have occasional pop-up choir performances for special services like Christmas Eve. Sign up below for the newsletter and we'll keep you informed.
The Evergreen Fellows Program places Rhodes College students in areas of mentored service and leadership in the Evergreen Presbyterian Church and its ministries with the community. Fellow positions are designed to provide effective linkages between the College and the Congregation during the transition period of Evergreen’s physical presence on the church property as well as prototype ministries that envision the congregation’s future in our new building at 1567 Overton Park Avenue!
The Fellowship Program involves Evergreen in the educational mission of the College and provides the benefit of academic engagement to the renewal of the congregation. The work of the Fellows is meant to revitalize existing ministry and create new ways for Evergreen members and the Rhodes community to work together.
See our fellowship description and applications below and email our Mission Developer, Mary Button at email@example.com if you're interested in applying!
Presbyterian Women (PW) offers women in the church meaningful ways to live out their faith in the midst of a caring community of women. Our women's circle meets monthly in member's homes for Bible study and fellowship. To learn more about PW and the work they do contact Evergreen's moderator, Marti Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org.