Community Groups

Our Community Groups – Summer 2017

(updated June 1, 2017)

DOWNTOWN NORTH | 1st & 3rd Sundays, lunch

Contact – Mary Catherine Hewitt   | 901-409-0690


SOUTH KNOX | 1st & 3rd Sundays, lunch

Contact – Wade Jenkins  | 901-212-3905


FOUNTAIN CITY | 1st & 3rd Sundays, lunch

Contact – Joanna Bouldin | 865-406-1108


HALLS/POWELL | 2nd & 4th Fridays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Contact – Dave Parmly | 865-363-6562


EAST KNOX | 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30 PM

Contact – Richard Graves  |931-239-0207


WEST HILLS | 1st & 3rd Sundays, 3:15 PM

Contact – Caitlyn Dickens  | 202-262-3139


MIDDLEBROOK | 1st & 3rd Sundays, 6:30 PM

Contact – Laurie Robarge  | 865-661-0054


CEDAR BLUFF | 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 6:00 PM

Contact – Jana Barker | 404-353-2765


MARYVILLE/ALCOA | 2nd & 4th Sundays, 12:30 PM

Contact – Kathryn McQuaid    | 630-815-6178

A Few reminders

  • Please email to connect with a group and find out more information
  • Hosts/leaders, email to update or correct any listed information


Why are Community Groups important to us?

Redeemer Church celebrates the gospel of Jesus in urban and university Knoxville. Community groups are vital to exploring and experiencing the gospel together. They are gatherings of Christians and seekers in homes and while they may meet at different times and experience life together in different ways, participants share the same purpose: to know and enjoy Christ together and to let others know Christ’s love through their love for one another (John 13:34-35). After gathered worship, community groups are the second most important thing we do.

There are several reasons why community groups are such an important aspect of church life at Redeemer:

  • First, our community groups embody hospitality & welcome, inviting the seeking and the skeptical and whomsoever will come and take part.
  • They also provide fellowship, which simply begins with presence, being together. We want our folks to share life meaningfully with one another.
  • Finally, our community groups seek to foster deeper friendships: helping one another along in our common journey with Christ. We practice this through helpful conversations, mutual caring and shared experiences of worship and mission.

How should I go about finding a community group?

We think you should keep several considerations in mind as you look for a group:

  • Geography can be an important factor in choosing a group.
  • Day & Time may affect group participation too.
  • Group Dynamics is also an important consideration. You may need to visit a group several times before making a decision about a group’s fit for you.
  • The Cross, we hope, will shape your decision. Where are you needed? Where can you best fit for serving and giving yourself to others? Do you have gifts and availability to help lead or host a new group?

And when do they meet?

Always confirm ahead of time a group is meeting on a particular week. Researching about a group’s fit for you is always recommended. We encourage anyone trying on a group to visit the group several times before making a decision.

NOTE: This information is subject to change  from time to time as groups shift and change with the seasons. Community group leaders and hosts are encouraged to send updated group information to Redeemer Admin Team at