Planned Group Activities

Although our Keenagers organization is still on hiatus, there are still various activities being planned and organized for group participation.  Because our church is designated as a “Green Church,” our active Green Team has been organizing various leisurely walks and hikes so members can commune with nature and enjoy God’s handiwork that is all around us.

Since the fall of 2022, the Green Team has sponsored a variety of walks to enjoy the wonders of nature. We have already had walks on the Tweetsie Trail, an outing at Sycamore Shoals with birding opportunities, a walk along the southern portion of the Persimmon Ridge Trail in Jonesborough, leisurely walk around both the Founder’s Park and King’s Commons, Winged Deer park to view the bluebells, Willow Springs Park and most recently Jacob’s Nature Park.

The Green Team announces the next walk for Wednesday, June 14th @ 10 am. Since everyone enjoyed the recent visit to Jacob’s Nature Park, the group felt that there was still lots to explore and see there. Anyone is welcome to join the group. Look forward to seeing you there. Please gather in the parking area located at 1220 King Springs Road.

This park was dedicated in 2016 to Jacob Francisco who passed away in 2004 from an E. coli infection contracted from an unknown source. The park is open to the public and offers several hiking trails, a living roof pavilion, a wetland area and an abundance of wildlife including fish, frogs, salamanders and many species of birds. In 2018, the National Wildlife Federation recognized Jacob’s Nature Park as a certified wildlife habitat. Within the park boundaries is also a native tree arboretum. Learn more about the park at