Church Events

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DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon.

Appalachian Aglow

Appalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information.

Big Spring Union Missionary Baptist Church

Big Spring Union will conduct ordination services on Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Brother Charles Edward Carman will be ordained to the work of the gospel ministry. We request all ministers and deacons, assistance and support with this service. Everyone welcome. Please plan to join us. Rev. Larry Carman, pastor. Sis. Diane Brooks, clerk.

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

Christian Counseling Services Available

Emmaus Centre for Christian Counseling is offering free counseling sessions in Claiborne County at the Cumberland Gap Association of Baptists/Baptist Collegiate Ministry building (basement level) at 150 Nettleton Street in Harrogate. Services are available to residents in surrounding areas. The scope of counseling services includes: Individual (adult, adolescent, and child); couples and families; college and career decisions; spiritual or emotional concerns; grief; stress; depression and/or anxiety. For further information, or to schedule an appointment, call 865-585-3473. For further information about Emmaus Centre for Christian Counseling’s vision, you may visit the website at Counseling services are provided by a Master’s Level Counselor in Training under the supervision of V.P. Travis, Jr., Ph.D., LCPC, NCCA.

Christ the King Catholic Church

Christ the King Catholic Church welcomes the new pastor, Father Mike Creson. 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

Dogwood Heights Church has morning devotion each Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Upcoming events at Dogwood Heights Baptist Church include:

Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. – Special music from Diane Lay (fifth Sunday singing)

The church is located at 255 Dogwood Heights Drive in Tazewell. Sunday mornings 8:30-9:45, morning devotion at 9:15, Sunday School is 10-11 a.m. and worship service begins at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

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.

FBC Ministry Center

The Regional Education Center, an FBC Ministry Center, is located at 1724 Epps Street in Tazewell. They will be distributing 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.

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

The congregation of Friendship invites you and your loved ones to worship with us! We will observe Homecoming on Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dale Meyers, pastor.


New Beginning Baptist Church will be hosting GriefShare meetings on Monday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning August 3 through October 26. The church is located at 2305 Highway 63, four miles west of Harrogate. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. For more information, please call the church office at 423-869-7378 on Thursdays or Fridays between the hours of 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or call Bob & Nancy Jackson at 423-869-4422.

Heritage Christian Academy

Heritage Christian Academy is now taking applications for fall. Heritage is fully accredited and serves children preschool age through eighth grade. For more information call 423-526-2807.

Little Sycamore Missionary Baptist Church

Little Sycamore will have thier monthly singing on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Visiting singers will be Gospel Lights and John and Betty Dyer. Everyone welcome. Jimmy Brock, pastor.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Mt. Pleasant will have visiting singers, Southern Grace, on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. We will have the Botts Family on Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. and Dale Myers preaching at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. Terry Herrell, pastor.

New Beginning Christian Academy

New Beginning Christian Academy (NBCA) is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year. NBCA is a ministry of New Beginning Baptist Church and is located at 2305 Hwy. 63, about four miles west of U.S. Hwy. 25E. The school will offer K-4 through fifth grade this year using the A Beka curriculum. We follow the Claiborne County school calendar. Please contact the church at 423-869-7378 on Monday or Friday, or Pastor Donnie Bannister at 423-526-4491 for more information or to request an application. You may also come by the church on Monday or Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to pick up an application.

Pump Springs Baptist Church

Everyone is invited to join in honoring those who have served and are serving our country in any capacity on Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. as Lance Cpl. John (Randy) Kingston of the U.S. Marine Corps will share his testimony during the morning service. For more information call 423-869-8323. Pump Springs is located in Harrogate.

Riverside Baptist Church

Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., worship service begins at 11 a.m. To get to the church, follow Cave Springs Road in Tazewell to the river. Cross the bridge and turn left, the church is on the left. Tyler Debusk, pastor.

Servolution Health Services

The Servolution Health Services free medical and dental care clinic is now 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, Tenn. The address is 245 Powell Valley School Lane. To determine eligibility, make an appointment or for more information call 423-419-5070.

Shawnee Baptist Church

Shawanee Baptist Church will have a yard sale Aug. 15 at their Life Center. All clothes $1 each.

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.

Upper Room Ministries

Are you in need? Our monthly food drive is on the second Saturday of each month of 2015. It runs from 10 a.m. until the food is gone. It is provided by the grace of God and sponsored by Upper Room Ministries, which is located at 860 Hwy. 33 South in New Tazewell. For more information, call 423-398-3352 or email

Compiled by Marisa Anders

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