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Although the local Episcopal church celebrated its Golden Anniversary only recently, an Episcopal service was held in Newport well over 100 years ago.
Several years ago, a dear friend of mine, and a member (and deacon) in our Church, Joe Myers excitedly called to inform me that The Lord had impressed him and Juanita to get involved with the basically unreached tribes that inhabit a string of islands that are located in the Atlantic Ocean f…
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, located in the Grassy Fork community near the Tennessee-North Carolina state line, was already serving the citizens of that part of Cocke County when America found itself plunged into civil war.
This Sunday on our church calendar has traditionally been the Sunday we celebrate “Pentecost”; which is a Jewish Holy Festival that dates all the way back to the Old Testament.
Recently, at our Memorial Day Observance at the Court House; one of the speakers was waxing eloquently when – you guessed it – a skein wedge of geese flew over in their annual pilgrimage to – where ever. And that got me to thinking!
In my seven wonderful years in high school; I can clearly remember learning …; my razor sharp mind absorbed …; well, let’s see now, there must have been something I assimilated by merely being close to the spout of knowledge.
Open Door Church, located in the Reidtown community in western Cocke County, near the Cocke-Jefferson County line, will soon join many other area churches who have served worshipers for 100 years.
I hope this is not being written to a bunch of ole dinosaurs who have been living under that great big ole rock in the middle of the Frogpond for the past twenty-thirty-forty years or so!
“Did you really spend three years in Bonehead English?” is a question I ran into recently. Actually, I was able to squeeze three years of Bonehead English and two years of Bonehead Math neatly into my seven years “on The Hill”; but who’s counting?
Pigeon Valley Baptist Church in Hartford was organized on October 26, 1889 during a meeting in the community’s log school building located on property owned by M. A. (Moses) Clark.
Unity Missionary Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Morrell Springs Road and Heritage Boulevard, first held services in Bryant Town Restaurant’s banquet room. Worshipers rented the space from Jerry Bryant.
“Way back when” in those thrilling “days of yesteryear” our Church, First Baptist of Wartburg, in Morgan County, Tennessee had a semi-professionally produced television program on the local “cable access” channel. It covered the entire county – two counties, actually!
On May 23, 1943, a group of Christians in Newport began to meet as a congregation in the Cocke County courthouse. Earlier they had worshiped with the congregation in Morristown.
NEWPORT—Csilla Muscan, Christian solo artist, speaker, leadership coach, and author, will be the keynote speaker at the fifth annual Women’s Conference on Saturday, May 4, at Memorial Baptist Church.
NEWPORT—English Mountain Christian Church (Cosby Highway at 166 Epley Road) announces a series of events for the Easter season. Thursday evening, April 18, a Maundy Thursday covered dish supper, devotional by Larry Roosa, and communion service will begin at 6:00 pm.
NEWPORT—A cooperative effort by several local church congregations will bring the Easter pageant, “Jesus—The Promised One” to the stage on Saturday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church.
I recall one of my church members of yesteryear regaling me with stories of the adventures of his family. Seems they were city folks and wanted to live in the “Boone Docks”; and so they loaded up the truck and moved to the hills of East Tennessee.
WHITE PINE—The GoTell Crusade is a collective effort of Lakeway Area churches and ministries to proclaim The Gospel of Jesus. It will be held at the Walters State Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center in White Pine from April 28-May 1 at 7pm each night. Our heart is to see people who are searchi…
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located next to the Pigeon River in the Edwina community, was organized in May of 1838 in the log home of William Vinson.