"To Know Christ

And To Show Christ"

Community Service

We strive to share Christ with our community of Arminda in East Knoxville.  Frequently we sponsor events such as car shows, flea markets, fish fries, fall festivals, youth & children events plus we make homemade tamales for sale. 

We are ever striving to meet our neighbors and share Christ through our service to the community.  

Food Pantry

We believe God calls us to be in our community and in the world loving our neighbors and making disciples.   For those in our immediate area, we have New Life Food Pantry that is open the fourth Tuesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  During the summer months we participate in St Andrew gleaning so that we can provide fresh produce to those in need in our community.  All donations are appreciated.   

Super Senior Second Friday Lunch & Learn

Returning in September, we will be hosting a monthly lunch and learn for the 55 & older crowd called Super Senior Second Fridays!  This exciting series is will offer lunch with lecture & workshop sessions geared toward subject matter specifically  imperative to mature individuals.

These events will be held from 11:30 am to 1 pm on the second Friday of each month. 

Lunch will be served so RSVP by contacting us.

Community Mission Work

Our Young Adults Class has lead a project to remove and replace old flooring in the bedroom of a local disabled child. Partnering with Operation Backyard, our young adult class built a ramp for a physically challenged neighbor.

We have numerous local Mission projects building a deck & ramps in our community!

While the crops last, our local farmers will be at New Life UMC.

Free Fish Fry

As winter draws to an end, New Life UMC hosts a Free Fish Fry for our community.   We provided box meals of freshly cooked fish, french fries, hush puppies & coleslaw.  We even took the left overs over to our local fire station.

Our famous Tamales

We begin filling orders in late summer!

Our entire church, hand makes our Famous Hot Tamales according to an old family recipe & we delight in sharing them with our community. We will begin making our the tamales in late August, then will sell them for $18 per dozen.  Any profit from these tamales are used to support our mission projects.


4th Tuesday each month: Food Pantry

2nd Fridays each month:

Super Senior Second Friday Lunch & Learn (Suspended temporarily, TBA)