DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a full listing of local events: www.claiborneprogress.net.
Free Drug Testing Kits
The Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) is a 501(c)(3) faith-based organization and is providing free saliva-based drug testing kits with instructions. They are called Give Me a Reason (GMAR) kits. Anyone with questions about or needing to obtain GMAR kits or anyone interested in getting involved with SIGCO or volunteering in the office, with the jail ministry or any other ministry can stop by the Stand in the Gap Coalition office, located at 502 Pennlyn Ave. in Cumberland Gap. It is open on Mondays from 1-5:30 p.m. For more informattion you may also call 423-300-1302 and leave a message, email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail P.O. Box 530, Cumberland Gap, TN 37724.
New Tazewell Church of God Mountain Assembly
There will be Revival Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. then Sept. 14-16 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. will be Homecoming with Rev. Ken Massingill preaching. The church is located across from Walgreen’s. Pastor, Jim Laudermilk, 865-494-0753, invites everyone.
Little Sycamore Baptist Church
The monthly singing will be Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Visiting singers will be John and Betty Dyer and Mountain Grace. Rev. J.C. Bull, pastor, invites everyone to attend.
Cedar Fork Baptist Church
Homecoming services will be Sept. 17 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Special singing by In Faith from Morristown. Rev. Kendall Walker will be bringing the message. Rev. Mark Campbell, pastor, invites everyone to attend.
Liberty Baptist Church
A benefit singing will be held at Liberty Church on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be taken for Earl Yeary and wife Colleen to offset medical expenses incurred with Earl’s ongoing battle with cancer. Visiting singers include Chuck Painter, Nash Family, Rita and Mitch Fine, Goins Family and the Large Family. Everyone is welcome to attend. Dennis Buchanan, song leader; Rev. Kenny Clark, pastor.
Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church
Homecoming will be Sept. 17, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall around noon. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. John Hall, pastor.
Carr’s Branch Baptist Church
The youth group will have a soup bean supper fundraiser on Sept. 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. You can eat in or take out. The supper will feature soup beans, sauerkraut & wieners, cornbread, hotdogs, chips and drinks.
First Baptist of Cumberland Gap
The First Baptist Church of Cumberland Gap will be having a celebration in honor of the 125th anniversary of the church. It will be held on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome.
Springdale Baptist Church
Springdale Baptist Church would like to invite everyone out to their Chili Supper and Fall Festival, Oct. 6 from 4-8 p.m. Tickets for the supper can be purchased ahead of time or at the door for $6. The festival is free. We look forward to fellowshipping with you.
New Beginning Baptist Church
Those mourning the death of a loved one are invite to attend GriefShare at New Beginning Baptist Church. This nondenominational program provides Christian support and Biblical insights about coping with grief and renewing hope for the future. Meetings will be on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m., Aug. 2 through Oct. 25. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Please call the church office at 423-869-7378 for more information. New Beginning is located at 2305 Hwy. 63, 4 1/2 miles west of U.S. Hwy. 25E in Harrogate. For more information call 423-869-7378.
Chapel of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the only Lutheran Church in Union County, holds worship services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Sharps Chapel Community Center, 1542 Sharps Chapel Road. For more information phone 865-279-1279, or visit email@example.com
Appalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information.
Chapel of the Good Shepherd
Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the only Lutheran church in Union County, has begun to hold worship services on Sunday afternoons at 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Kritsch, pastor of the church, at 865-279-1279, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christ the King Catholic Church
Christ the King Catholic Church welcomes the new pastor, Father Ray Powell. Mass schedule is Sunday at noon and Thursdays at 10 a.m. The church is located at 816 Blue Top Road, Tazewell.
Claiborne County Ministerial Association
Pastors and preachers of Claiborne County, the Claiborne County Ministerial Association needs your help. We now only have a few members. We do volunteer chaplain work at Claiborne Medical Center and 15-minute Daily Devotions on WNTT Radio. If God leads you to be a part of this ministry, we meet once a month at the Claiborne Medical Center conference room on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. For further information call 865-585-7112. President, Kenny Clark.
Dogwood Heights Baptist Church
Weekly services at Dogwood Heights Baptist Church include: Tis So Sweet Café Worship, Sunday from 8:30-9:45 a.m.; Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Worship Service at 11 a.m.; Evening Worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening – Bible Study at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. Pastor, Travis Pressnell, Youth Pastor, Charlie Longworth.
FBC Deaf and Hearing Impaired Worship
The addition of a deaf interpreter for the Sunday morning worship service has brought a new ministry to First Baptist Church in New Tazewell. To learn more, call 423-626-5401 or visit at 814 Buchanan Road, next to Laurel Manor Nursing Home.
Midway Baptist Church
Everyone is invited to be a part of our services. We know you will be blessed. Sunday morning services: 10 a.m. Worship services: 11 a.m. Sunday night services: 7 p.m. Wednesday night: Adult Bible study, Youth services and Children’s program at 7 p.m. Senior Ministry: Every first and third Tuesday at 11 a.m. Ronnie Pressnell, Pastor. Kenny Trent, Assoc. Pastor. Jason Miracle, Youth Pastor.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Regular services include: Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. with worship at 11 a.m. Sunday night service every first and third Sunday at 7 p.m. We also have a fifth Sunday night singing at 7 p.m. Pastor Kenny Williams and the congregation invite everyone.
New Beginning Baptist Church
New Beginning Baptist Church has new meeting times. We now meet for worship on Sunday at 10 a.m. and at 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 6 p.m. for Bible study. On Wednesday at 6 p.m. we have Visitation, Bridge Builders and Youth. On Sunday nights and other nights throughout the week we offer Life Application classes.
The church is located at 2305 Hwy. 63, four miles west of U.S. Hwy. 25E in Harrogate. For more information please call the church office at 423-869-7378 or Pastor Donnie Bannister at 423-526-4491.
On Wings as Eagles
On Wings as Eagles is a non-denominational church located at 213A S. Broad Street, New Tazewell. Tuesday meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, youth services and drama are at 6 p.m. Sunday services are Sunday School at noon, worship service at 1 p.m.
Pump Springs Baptist Church
PSBC has added an early worship service. The early worship service is held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship is at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited.
Regional Education Center
The Regional Education Center, an FBC Ministry Center, is located at 1724 Epps Street in Tazewell. They distribute food boxes on Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents of Claiborne County need to bring proof of residence and income. The center is located behind the courthouse in Tazewell.
Servolution Health Services
The Servolution Health Services free medical and dental care clinic is open. Anyone from the Tri-State area is welcome. The faith-based clinic serves the uninsured of the area, from any state, whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level guidelines. Servolution Health Services is located 8.7 miles from Harrogate, off Hwy. 63 in the old Powell Valley High School vocational building in Speedwell. The address is 245 Powell Valley School Lane. To determine eligibility, make an appointment or for more information call 423-419-5070.
Thompson Chapel United Methodist Church
The Thompson Chapel Clothing Bank is in need of any and all donations. We are open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Call 626-3913 or 626-4435 for info.
Twin City Baptist Church
Twin City Baptist Church now offers sign language interpretation of the services. Everyone is welcome.