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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.
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
Revival began at Liberty Baptist Church on Nov. 27. Weeknight services start at 7 p.m. Visiting preachers are Rev. Bob Zavattieri and Rev. Darrell Williams. Everyone is welcome to worship with us and join in the fight to win the lost. 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.
New Hope Baptist Church
Come and see New Hope Baptist Church’s live Nativity, Dec. 2-3 from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is invited.
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
The Well Book and Gift Store at PSBC is having a Christmas Open House Dec. 5-11. The Well is located in the education building and is open on Sundays between Sunday School and the worship service or Mon. through Fri. from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to shop for Christmas gifts and have refreshments.
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.
Riley Memorial Missionary Baptist Church
Riley Memorial Missionary Baptist Church will have its Christmas play, “The SOS Christmas” on Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. See how God sends his angels to help us in our times of need. Everyone welcome. Rev. Kendall Walker, pastor.
Riverview Missionary Baptist Church
Riverview Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Christmas play Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. Riverview is the white church on the right after you cross Powell River bridge in Harrogate. Everyone is welcome.
Shawanee Baptist Church
The 17th annual walk through the “Journey to Bethlehem” at Shawanee Missionary Baptist Church will be held Dec. 8-10 from 6-8:30 p.m. This is an indoor event and there will be low lighting. There will be many things to hear and see, such as angels, merchants, live animals and much more. There will also be music and story to listen to. There is no entrance fee and it is handicap accessible. The church is located at 780 Shawanee Road in Harrogate.
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 began Nov. 27. Services during the week begin at 7 p.m. Dustin Callahan and Tyler DeBusk are the evangelists. Sam Griffin is pastor.
Tazewell Baptist Church
The Tazewell Baptist Church adult choir will present the Christmas Cantata “One Small Child” on Dec. 11 during the 11 a.m. worship service. The music director for the choir is Scott Payne.
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 protected]
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.