Church Events


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DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a full listing of local events: www.claiborneprogress.net.

Wolfenbarger Baptist Church

Revival services at Wolfenbarger Baptist Church began April 19 at 7 p.m. nightly. Joe Bray and Mark Campbell will be the visiting preachers. Gary Fletcher, pastor, invites everyone to attend.

Grace Missionary Baptist Church

Revival services at Grace Missionary Baptist Church began April 17 at 7 p.m. Visiting preachers will be Tommy Louthan Jr. and Lee Wayne Grubb. Everyone is welcome. Charlie Widner, pastor.

Heritage Christian Academy

Heritage Christian Academy will have pre-school registration for the 2017-18 school year on April 19 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Heritage pre-school serves both three- and four- year olds. Birthdays must fall on or before August 15 to be eligible. For more information call the Academy at 423-526-2807.

Sugar Grove Baptist Church

The monthly singing at Sugar Grove Baptist Church will be April 22 at 7 p.m. Special singers will be the Cosby family. Everyone is welcome. Pastor, Tom Louthan.

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 23, Gap Creek; April 30, Underwood Grove; May 7, Midway Baptist; May 21, New Beginning Baptist and May 28, Pump Springs Baptist Church. All performances begin at 6 p.m. except Midway, which begins at 7 p.m. The annual dinner and auction, the choir’s major fundraiser, will be held April 28 at Pump Springs Baptist Church. On May 6 the choir will hold a yard sale in the parking lot of H.Y. Livesay Middle School. Everyone is invited to attend the performances and activities.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Revival services at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will begin April 30 at 6 p.m. The rest of the week services will begin at 7 p.m. There will be special singers each night. Preaching will be Bill Kibert, Clayton Reece and Terry Herrell. Everyone is welcome.

Indian Creek Baptist Church

Indian Creek Baptist Church will have the fifth Sunday singing on April 30 at 10:30 a.m. Special singers will be the Thankful Hearts from North Carolina and others. Everyone is welcome. Lunch will be served following the service.

Twin City Baptist Church

Teacher Appreciation Sunday will be May 7 at 11 a.m. We would like to invite you to this special service. It is designed to recognize and to encourage all those involved in teaching the next generation. Todd Peoples, Pastor, 1409 Tazewell Road, Tazewell. RSVP to [email protected] or 423-626-2674 by April 28.

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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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Compiled by Marisa Anders

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