Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light welcomes our newest faith partner, Kaleo Nashville. Kaleo Nashville is a local church indigenous to the streets of south Nashville in the Woodbine neighborhood. Kaleo’s dream is to see how heaven can break into our lives, our city, and our world. Hospitality, presence, mutuality, authenticity, local, growing, and embodied are words used to describe Kaleo.
Kaleo is particularly committed to the Christian calling of serving and keeping creation. Inwardly, Kaleo is committed to a zero-waste church lifestyle and using all resources as regeneratively as possible. This commitment is expressed through everything from dish-washing together to collecting compost. Outwardly, Kaleo’s commitment to Earth-care is expressed through community gardening, stream clean-ups, and other impacts. We strive to send our resources where our bodies cannot go and use our bodies in the places where our hands can reach.
Kaleo Nashville is co-pastored by Emily and Caleb Haynes. In 2021, Caleb released his book “Garbage Theology, The unseen world of waste and what it means for the salvation of every person, every place, and every thing.” The book is a helpful resource for the people of God in reconnecting with issues of environmental justice.
Kaleo Nashville loves visitors! Kaleo is part of the Church of the Nazarene and meets Sundays at 10 am in the Coleman Community Center, 384 Thompson Lane.