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, 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.

Hills Union United Methodist Church

Hills Union United Methodist Church will hold a tent revival May 18-20 starting at 7 p.m. each evening. Special music will be played each evening. A local community pastor will deliver God’s message each night of the revival. The church is located at 2383 Hills Chapel Road, Dandridge, TN.

Valley View Baptist Church

Valley View Baptist Church will be having a “Family and Friends Day” on Sunday, May 23 starting at 10 a.m. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and be followed by a cookout and singing featuring church singers, and singers from the community. They will also have a something special for children. The church is located at 1945 Old 15th Road in Hartford, Tenn. Adam Wilson and the whole church invite everyone to attend.

Holder’s Grove Missionary Baptist Church

On Sunday, May 30, Holder’s Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold a singing featuring the He’s Alive Trio. The event will start at 7 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend.

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 or call 423-418-9384. Donations may be made through Pay Pal at

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 Church News mentions only special services and/or events, such as singings, homecomings, revivals, and Vacation Bible schools.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.