Church of the Week

Every Thursday, the Newport Plain Talk features a local “Church of the Week,” complete with a sketch of its history and a photo. If your church has not been featured, please supply us with a history of the church, either by emailing to, dropping it by the office, or sending it to The Newport Plain Talk, Att: Duay O’Neil, 145 E. Broadway, Newport, TN 37821. For more information, call 423-623-6171.

Dutch Bottoms Baptist Church

Revival services will begin at Dutch Bottoms Baptist Church, 1084 Hwy. 25E, on Friday, April 17, with services starting at 7 p.m. nightly. Guest pastors will be Gary Miller and Lucas Archer. Pastor Mike Strange and congregation invite all to attend.

Ebenezer Baptist Church

The revival services which were to have begun at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Old 15th Road, Del Rio, on March 30 have been postponed. They will be reschedule. Rev. Matthew Fox and congregation look forward to welcoming many worshipers at that time.

Holder’s Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Donnie Howell will be singing at Holder’s Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Cosby, on Sunday, March 29, during the 6 p.m. service. Pastor Randall Freeman and congregation invite all to attend.

Lectures on Dead Sea Scrolls

Dr. Travis Williams of Tusculum University will present three lectures on the Dead Sea Scrolls at Appalachian Auditorium St. James, 3220 St. James Rd., Greeneville, on Wednesdays, April 15, 22, and 29, at 7 p.m. each night. All are invited. For more information, call 823-7744. The event is hosted by St. James Lutheran Church.

East TN Baptist Association

All Cocke County churches are invited to share in free packets of materials for your congregations to deliver throughout the community to spread the word of Christ. You can add a flyer or card with your church information to each packet. Every denomination is encouraged to join in this effort. For more information or to schedule a time to come by and pick up these materials, call the ETBA office at 423-623-8220.

Prayer meetings at Cocke County Courthouse

East Tennessee Baptist Association has prayer meetings on the Cocke County Courthouse steps the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 423-623-8220

Parrottsville United Methodist Church

Parrottsville United Methodist Church has a clothes closet every Saturday from 8-11 in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Free clothes for all ages will be available. Donations to the clothes closet should be dropped off on Saturdays from 8-11. (Please note change in hours of operation.) The closet is closed on Saturdays before holidays. All are welcome.

Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church

The Chestnut Hill Clothes Closet, Dandridge, is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Free seasonal clothes will be available. Everyone is welcome.

Dandridge food pantry and thrift store

The Dandridge Ministerial Association food pantry, 910 Industrial Road, Dandridge, is open for emergency food on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. The thrift store is open Mondays—Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The store offers a wide variety of gently used, clean items for sale. A $5 bag sale of every day clothing is underway. In addition to clothing, they also have furniture, glassware, toys, linens, electrical appliances, and many other home items. For more information, call Ginger Patrick (865-397-1833).

Pay It Forward Outreach Ministries

Pay It Forward Outreach Ministries is taking donations of non-perishable food and new toys year round for the holidays. For more information, visit or call 423-418-9384. Donations may be made through Pay Pal at

Church News Deadlines

The deadline for Thursday’s Church News is noon on Wednesday. Church News may be called in to (423) 623-6171, faxed to (423) 625-1995, dropped off at the Plain Talk office, or e-mailed to News mentions only special services.

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