Over the past few weeks, we’ve spread the word that a change of location has become necessary. The space we have occupied for the past year will soon be under construction which means we will need to find another home.
While we continue pursuing a long-term solution, we have found a place to gather temporarily just across the road from where we have been meeting.
Beginning this Sunday (9.9) and over the next few weeks, we will meet in the Lecture Hall of the Knoxville Convention Center. As you can see , the Lecture Hall is in close proximity to our current space and should adequately accommodate us for the time being.
You should have no problem locating our new room. If you’re coming from Interstate 40 on Henley Street, turn right on Cumberland Avenue. Immediately on your right, there will be a circular drive that can be used as a drop off. (There are Handicap Parking Spaces available here.) The Lecture Hall is just inside the Cumberland Avenue entrance to the Knoxville Convention Center.
Plenty of free parking is available in the Poplar Street lot directly across Cumberland from the Convention Center. An overhead walkway crosses Cumberland which will lead you to the entrance of the Convention Center. It might be wise to allow a little extra time to arrive and get settled as we will be in a new environment.
As was noted on Sunday, we regret that we will be unable to eat together in this temporary space. During the time that we are meeting here, we are encouraging families to practice hospitality by inviting one another into your homes. Weather permitting, some may want to bring picnic lunches and eat together at the Worlds Fair Park that runs alongside the Convention Center. As soon as possible, we anticipate returning to the pattern we know and love: Worship, Meal, Second Session and Lord’s Table.
Please pray that God will direct us during this important time of transition as we look for a more permanent solution. In the meantime, we’re grateful that God has given us a place to gather. He is faithful to provide.