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Alanthus Hill Baptist Church
Alanthus Hill Baptist Church will be having VBS July 25-29 from 6-8:30 p.m. The theme is Submerged. If you need to ride the church van call 423-733-4896. For all ages, from babies to adults. Come join the fun and learn about Jesus. Everyone is welcome.
Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Vacation Bible School will be held at Cedar Grove Baptist Church July 17-21 from 6-8:40 p.m. Please join us as we learn that God is with us wherever we go at Deep Sea Discovery. There will be classes for children, teens and adults. For information call 423-626-4342.
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.
Wolfenbarger Baptist Church in Tazewell and VanHuss Grove Baptist Church in Rose Hill, Virginia, will have a food giveaway on July 16 beginning at 10 a.m. until food is given away. For more information, call Gary Fletcher at 423-489-5787 or Ashley Yeary at 423-259-1981.
Grace Missionary Baptist Church
Vacation Bible School began July 11 at 7 p.m. There are classes for all ages. Joe Graves is teaching the adult class. Everyone is welcome. Charlie Widner, pastor.
Highland Baptist Church
Vacation Bible School at Highland Baptist Church will be held July 18-22 from 6-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Pastor, Mitchell Fergerson.
Liberty Baptist Church
Liberty Baptist Church will conduct Vacation Bible School July 16-22. Sunday night service will begin at 6:30 p.m. and remaining nights at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. Classes for all ages. Director, Joey Branham. Rev. Kenny Clark, pastor.
Meyers Grove Primitive Baptist Church
Meyers Grove Primitive Baptist Church will have Women’s Bible Study every Saturday at 4 p.m. All ladies and their friends are invited to come and study together. Pastor, William Dyke.
Mount Harmony Baptist Church
Mount Harmony Baptist Church will have a benefit singing on July 30 at 7 p.m. for Rick Alan King and Lana. The benefit is to help with Lana’s medical expenses. A love offering will be taken. The groups scheduled to be there are Messiah’s Call, Heart to Heart and the Gloryway Believers. Everyone is welcome to come and support the cause. The church is located at 819 Raccoon Valley Rd. NE, Heiskell, TN 37754 – one mile west of I-75 at exit 117.
New Beginning Baptist Church
New Beginning Baptist Church will host a GriefShare class beginning Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. GriefShare is a special 13-week video seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Please join us for the next GriefShare session. The church is located at 2305 Hwy. 63, 4-1/2 miles west of U.S. Hwy. 25E in Harrogate. Call the church office at 423-869-7378 or Bob Jackson at 423-869-4422 if you have questions or would like further information.
Pine Grove Baptist Church
Strength in the Lord VBS is being held at Pine Grove Baptist Church, Jones Ridge Road, Speedwell, July 11-15. It is held 7-9 p.m. For transportation, call 423-494-3230. Classes for all ages.
Pump Springs Baptist Church
Pump Springs Baptist Church will be adding an early worship service beginning July 17. The worship service will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday School will remain at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship will be at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited.
The Well Bookstore and Gift Shop is open Mon., Tues, Thurs. and Fri. from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m., Wed. from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Sun. from 9:30-11 a.m. The Well has gifts and books, along with new discipleship studies and Bibles.
Riverside Baptist Church
Going Home Singers will be singing at Riverside Baptist Church on July 16 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Pastor, K.J. Zumbrum.
Stand In The Gap
Keeping up the the fight and “Standing in the Gap” against drug and alcohol abuse and family violence is the purpose and mission of SIGCO. Second Chronicles 7:14 is the SIGCO foundation. Visit our website “SIGCO.org” and review our current events and multiple links to resources that can help our communities. Make your plans now to attend our quarterly meeting. Bring some friends with you and help us engage our Tri-State communities for God’s purposes. Never has there been a greater time for Christians to “Stand in the Gap” and be heard throughout our region and across America. We look forward to visiting and sharing with you soon. For additional information, please call 423-300-1302 or email Standntgap@gmail.com. Please join the Stand in the Gap Coalition for prayer the first Tuesday of each month from 5-6 p.m. at the Stand in the Gap Coalition office located at 502 Pennlyn Ave. in Cumberland Gap.
Sugar Grove Baptist Church
Vacation Bible School at Sugar Grove Baptist Church will be July 18-22 beginning at 7 p.m. each day. There will be classes for all ages and everyone is welcome. Pastor, Tom.
The Essence of Jesus Store
The Essence of Jesus Variety and Thrift Store, an outreach of Under His Wings Ministry and Joshua’s Place Children’s church, has re-opened. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For information call 606-499-1191.
Union Chapel Baptist Church
Union Chapel Baptist Church is having Vacation Bible School July 11-15 from 7-8:30 p.m. with classes for all ages. Paul Griffin will be teaching the adult class. Sharon Mullins is the director. Rev. Frank Short is pastor. Everyone is 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.