CIRCLES OF PRACTICE


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.

 
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worship circle

We gather together on Sundays at 11:00 am

This practice includes elements of traditional worship with song and scripture teaching, as well as moments for silence together and laughter with our children. 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 12:15 p.m. 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.


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beer + Hymns

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 St) 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.


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MICAH CORE TEAM

Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action & Hope

MICAH follows the community organizing methodology of the Gamaliel Foundation. Gamaliel has worked successfully with communities across the country, including Nashville, where NOAH (Nashville Organized for Action and Hope) has become a force for change and an influencer of community policy on affordable housing, criminal justice, and economic equity.  MICAH follows a similar strategy, but with a focus on Memphis’ specific needs, as determined by the our membership. 

Members of the Core Team at Evergreen connect our community to the city-wide organization, and also take on some independent projects that promote justice.


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Choir

Make joyful noise on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm during each choir cycle.

No previous choir experience need and come as you are.


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PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women (PW) offers women in the church meaningful ways to live out their faith in the midst of a caring community of women. For more than 200 years Presbyterian women’s groups have strengthened the Presbyterian Church and played a major role in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the promise of God’s kingdom. And in 2013, Presbyterian Women celebrated 25 years of praying and working together as “Presbyterian Women,” the organization created within the reunited Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).