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Lone Holly Baptist Church
Lone Holly Baptist Church will be having their annual Easter Egg Hunt, March 31 at 10 a.m. Following the egg hunt, there will be a cookout. Bring the kids out for a fun-filled day! The Easter Sunrise Service will be April 1 at 7 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.
Mount Harmony Baptist Church
There will be a gospel singing March 31 at 7 p.m. The Russell Family from Maryville will be singing. The church is located at 819 Raccoon Valley Rd. NE, Heiskell, 37754, one mile west of I-75 at exit 117. Everyone is welcome.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held March 31 at 2 p.m. Sunrise Service will be April 1 at 7 a.m. Regular services are Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Robert Minton, pastor.
New Beginning Baptist Church
New Beginning Baptist Church will host their annual Egg Hunt on March 31, beginning at noon. All area children and their parents are invited and welcome to attend. Free hot dogs will be served. New Beginning is located at 2305 Hwy. 63, about four miles west of U.S. 25E in Harrogate. The phone number is 423-869-7378, website is nbbctn.com. Please call or visit the website if you need further information.
Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church
The regular monthly singing will be April 1 at 6 p.m., with special singing by The Hedricks from Morristown. Everyone is welcome.
First Baptist Church
On Easter Sunday, April 1, there will be a sunrise service followed by breakfast at 7 a.m.; Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m.; Easter worship service at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 814 Buchanan Rd., New Tazewell. For more information call 423-626-5401.
Gap Creek Baptist Church
The youth Of Gap Creek Baptist Church will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast to raise money for the Mission Team on April 7 from 7:30-10 a.m. For $5 you will receive all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk or juice and a ticket for a drawing. What a great deal! The Bible tells us that “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Come eat with us so we can take the word of God to others. Feel free to contact the church office with any questions: 423-869-2808. Gap Creek Baptist Church is located at 200 Arthur Rd., Arthur, TN 37724. All proceeds will benefit the Mission Team’s journey to the Philippines.
Indian Creek Baptist Church
The regular singing will be April 8 at 6 p.m. with special singers, God’s Three from LaFollette, and others. Everyone is welcome, Steve Moyers, pastor.
New Tazewell United Methodist Church
The New Tazewell United Methodist Church is hosting a series of medical related meetings called “Doc Talks” the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The meetings are free and open to the public. The next meeting will be April 12. The church is located at 965 Old Knoxville Road, New Tazewell, across from Coffey Funeral Home.
Davis Creek Primitive Baptist Church
There is a singing, fellowship and a potluck supper every third Saturday from 5-7 p.m. The next one is scheduled for April 21. The church is located in Speedwell.
New Beginning Christian Academy
New Beginning Christian Academy (NBCA) is considering adding a 3-and 4-year-old Preschool to the Christian School for the 2018-2019 school year, beginning in August. If you or someone you know would be interested in sending your child to a Preschool with Biblical values and curriculum, please come to a Preschool Interest Meeting on April 26, at 6 p.m. Please contact the school office at 423-869-7378 or Pastor Donnie Bannister at 423-526-4491 if you have questions. NBCA is located at 2305 Highway 63, about 4 miles west of Highway 25E in Harrogate.
Fairview Baptist Church
Come and join us at Fairview Baptist Church. Sunday school for all ages, 10 a.m.; worship service, 11 a.m.; Sunday night service, 6 p.m. Rev. Adam Daniels, pastor.
Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church
Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church welcomes everyone to Sunday School at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and evening service at 6 p.m. The King James Version Bible is used. The church is located at 1250 Pine Hill Road. Rev. Terry Herrell, pastor.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Regular services include: Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a.m. with worship to follow at 11. Sunday night every first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. Also fifth Sunday night singing at 6 p.m. Pastor Kenny Williams and the congregation invite everyone.
Appalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information.
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.
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.
Free Drug Testing Kits
The Stand in the Gap coalition (SIGCO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, 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 information regarding addiction treatment or anyone interested in getting involved with SIGCO or volunteering in the office, with the jail ministry or in any other area of SIGCO can call the Stand in the Gap office, located at 502 Pennlyn Ave. in Cumberland Gap, at 423-300-1302. Leave a message with contact information and someone will return the call. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail P.O. Box 539, Cumberland Gap, TN 37724.
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.
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.
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.