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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.
Community Thanksgiving Worship Service
First Christian Church of Middlesboro will host the annual Community Thanksgiving Worship Service Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. The service will feature a wide variety of sacred and gospel vocal and instrumental music with participants from Binghamtown Baptist, Covenant United Methodist, First Baptist of Middlesboro, First Baptist of New Tazewell, First Christian of Middlesboro, First Presbyterian of Middlesboro, Hensley’s Chapel Baptist, Mt. Moriah Baptist, Old Yellow Creek Baptist, and Pump Springs Baptist churches. Also participating will be the Bell County High School Choir and Chase Benefiel. First Christian Church is located at the corner of 22nd and Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro.
FBC New Tazewell
First Baptist Church of New Tazewell is now offering free dinner on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. before Bible studies for kids to adults. The church is located at 814 Buchanan Rd., New Tazewell. For more information call 423-626-5401.
Liberty Baptist Church
Liberty Baptist Church will have the regular monthly singing service Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Visiting singers will be the Gibson Family. All singers are welcome. The church also invites anyone who wishes to fellowship with us to attend our worship services, Sunday morning at 10 a.m. and again Sunday evening at 6:30. Dennis Buchanan, song leader, Rev. Kenny Clark, 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.
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.
Riverside Baptist Church
Riverside Baptist Church started revival Nov. 13. Visiting preachers are J.R. Perry and Leo Surber. The Going Home Singers will be at the Nov. 19 service. Services begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Pastor, K.J. Zumbrum.
Stand in the Gap
Free saliva-based drug testing kits are provided and sponsored through UNITE and Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO). Give Me a Reason (GMAR) is designed for parents/guardians to use to talk with their children and randomly test them, which gives them a reason to say no when tempted or offered drugs. Kits can be obtained at 44 different distribution points throughout the Tri-State area and at the SIGCO office. For more information call the SIGCO office at 423-300-1302. To pick up a kit, stop by on Mondays from 1-5:30 p.m. The Stand in the Gap Coalition office is located at 502 Pennlyn Ave. in Cumberland Gap.
Sunrise Baptist Church
Revival services at Sunrise Baptist Church will begin Nov. 27. Sunday night service will begin at 6 p.m. Services the rest of the week will begin at 7 p.m. Dustin Callahan and Tyler DeBusk will be the evangelists. Sam Griffin is pastor.
Thompson Chapel Cemetery
Donations are needed to continue upkeep and maintenance of the Thompson Chapel Cemetery in New Tazewell. These donations are used to cut grass and keep the cemetery presentable. Donations to the cemetery fund can be given in honor of or memory of a loved one or friend. Also, family members need to check their family monuments as they may need to be restored. Send donations to Brenda Burchfield, in care of First Century Bank, P.O. Box 159, Tazewell TN 37879. For more information call 423-489-9498.
Yellow Springs Baptist Church
Wayne Carpenter’s eighth annual Thanksgiving night service will be at Yellow Springs Baptist Church on Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. Preacher is Rev. Randy Jones and singers will be Bro. Wayne and others. The church is located three miles off Hwy. 33 on Snake Hollow Road in the Howard’s Quarter community. For more info call 423-626-1000. Everyone welcome.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 Highway 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.
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.