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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.
Sugar Grove Baptist Church
The regular monthly singing will be April 28 at 7 p.m. Special singers will be Gospel Lights, Goins Family and Wayne Carpenter. Tom Louthan, pastor.
Tri-State Youth Choir
The Tri-State Youth Choir is now performing in local churches. The choir, in existence for over 30 years, ministers to local churches and then travels on a mission trip to another area. Performances coming up include: April 29, Dogwood Heights Baptist Church in Tazewell; May 6, Trinity Baptist Church in Middlesboro; May 20, Midway Baptist Church in New Tazewell; May 27, Pump Springs Baptist Church in Harrogate. All performances begin at 6 p.m. The annual dinner and auction, the choir’s major fundraiser, will be held May 11 at Pump Springs Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend the performances and activities.
Grace Missionary Baptist Church
Revival service will begin April 29. Sunday night service 6 p.m., week night service at 7 p.m. Preachers will be Jerry Epperson and Randy Beeler. Pastor Rev. Charlie Widner welcomes everyone.
Clinch Valley American Christian Church
Clinch Valley American Christian Church will be having a singing on April 29 at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Rev. Randy Collins, pastor.
Mt. Zion Pentecostal Holiness Tabernacle
Homecoming will be May 2-5, 7 p.m., Saturday, at noon. The church is located at 230 Indian Creek Road, Harrogate. Dennis Heath from Texarkana, Arkansas, will be preaching. Pastor, Drew Munafo.
St. Teresa of Kolkata Catholic Church
The annual rummage sale will be May 4 from 8 am. until 4 p.m. and May 5 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The church is located at 4365 Maynardville Hwy., Maynardville. All proceeds benefit the church building fund.
Fairview Baptist Church
There will be a singing service May 6, with the Large Family singing. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening worship is at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Rev. Adam Daniels, 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 May 10. 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 May 19. The church is located in Speedwell.
Locust Grove Church
Revival services will begin on May 23 at 7 p.m. with Tommy Frye from Blaines Chapel Church preaching, and continue nightly. Homecoming will be May 26, 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Covered dish dinner starting at 11 a.m. Rev. Tommy Russell will be preaching.
Seals Chapel Decoration
Seals Chapel decoration will be May 27. Service will start at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served after. Bring a covered dish, drinks will be furnished. Come and join us in worship and fellowship. Pastor, Scott Morris.
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.
Midway Baptist Church
Midway Baptist Church welcomes everyone to a daytime Christian Bible study (in the basement) where people are growing in their faith, modeling the hospitality and generosity of God, embracing God’s call to missions and becoming more knowledgeable of God’s Holy Word. Enjoy fellowship with fellow Christians. Bring your own Bible. The study is from 11 a.m. until noon on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The church is located on Davis Street in New Tazewell.
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.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Regular services are Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Robert Minton, pastor.
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.