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 duay.oneil@newportplaintalk.com, 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

Everyone is invited to the Fourth Sunday Night Singing at Dutch Bottoms Baptist Church, Hwy. 25E, on Sunday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Pastor Mike Strange and congregation welcome all to come and enjoy the event.

Pigeon Valley Baptist Church

Highway 4:16 will be singing at Pigeon Valley Baptist Church, Hartford, on Sunday, July 26, during the 11:00 a.m. service. Pastor Ransom Hall and congregation welcome all to attend.

Long Creek Christian Church

The gospel singings at Long Creek Christian Church’s Gospel Music Barn have been cancelled for the remainder of the summer because of concerns regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.

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

The clothes closet at Parrottsville United Methodist Church will reopen Saturday, July 11, from 8:00—11:00 a.m. CDC guidelines will be observed; no one will be admitted without a face mask. Also, the number of people inside will be limited so that social distancing can be observed. The church asks for the public’s patience and understanding during this difficult time.

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 865-940-0728.

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 payitforwardministries@yahoo.com or call 423-418-9384. Donations may be made through Pay Pal at payitforwardoutreachministries@yahoo.com.

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 duay.oneil@newportplaintalk.com. News mentions only special services.

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