IMG_8345The historical architecture in Europe blows my mind, especially the cathedrals.  These massive buildings made from stone and brick, completed without all of the motorized equipment of today, still stand as testaments to the craftsmanship and care put into them.

One of my favorites is an abby, Villers-la-Ville in Walloon Brabant, Belgium founded in the 1100’s.  Even though it was shelled by French soldiers in the late 1700’s a good deal of it stands and the public is invited to walk the grounds.  In it’s current state you can see into the supporting systems of the structures.

Being the church is less about constructing monuments that last centuries, it has always been about joining God in the establishment of his Kingdom on earth, demonstrating his grace and beauty in a world of hate and chaos.  God’s expectation is for all of his children to be a part of this redemptive work, not just a few.

Each of us has been equipped and gifted to do something, but often times we are unsure what those gifts are or where to get started.  We’ve been working on a way to help and this coming Sunday night we are offering a workshop called “SHAPE-Up.”

Currently our registration has exceeded our expectations, but we can still take more, find out more and register here.  We will also be launching a small group study so you and your friends can make new discoveries and engage in what God is doing in and through Richwoods to build a Kingdom that will outlast everything.

Weekend Attendance

Knoxville Campus Sunday

Knoxville Campus Saturday

Parkway Campus


Weekend Giving

On average Richwoods needs to receive $39.1K in gifts to meet its 2017 operating expenses, 10% of which goes immediately to Missions and helping people in our community who are experiencing financial troubles.

Knoxville Campus: $56.8K
Parkway Campus: $3.4K
Total Giving: $60.2K
Weekly Anticipated Giving: $39.1K

If you have questions about the information shared in this fyi, you can contact our Executive Pastor, Joel Dryden by email.  You can also leave a comment below.


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