Church of the Week
Every Wednesday, 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 email@example.com, dropping it by the office, or sending it to The Newport Plain Talk, Att: Matt Winter, 145 E. Broadway, Newport, TN 37821. For more information, call 423-623-6171.
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 has reopened. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-418-9384. Donations may be made through Pay Pal at email@example.com.
Church News Deadlines
Church News appears in the Wednesday issue of the paper. The deadline for Wednesday’s Church News is noon on Monday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Church News mentions only special services and/or events, such as singings, homecomings, revivals, and Vacation Bible schools.