Butterfly Gap Baptist Church, 4202 Butterfly Gap Loop Road, Maryville

July 14: Pure Faith Ministries will sing during the 11 a.m. service.

Cold Springs Community Club, 616 Cold Springs Road, Walland

July 13: Monthly gospel singing featuring the Parton Family with host group Crossroads begins around 6:30 p.m. Food will be available starting at 5 p.m.

Friends Meeting House, 503 Hill Ave., Friendsville

July 13: Harmony Trio will be singing at 6 p.m.

Hopewell Baptist Church, 526 Hopewell Road, Maryville

July 14: The Russell Family will be singing in the 10:15 a.m. service. Lunch to follow. Call 865-856-2973.

New Providence Primitive Baptist Church, 2633 Six Mile Road, Maryville

July 14: Heaven’s Highway will sing at 11 a.m.


First Baptist Church, Maryville, 202 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville

Thursdays: Those caring for loved ones with dementia and/or other chronic or long-term illnesses are invited to attend Caregiver Cafe from 9-11 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the church’s Family Life Center. For more information, call Linda Lawson at 865-982-5531 or email Lori Bishop at

Partnership Christian Church, 323 Partnership Parkway, Maryville

Fridays: Overcomers Outreach, a 12-step Christ-centered support group, meets at 7:30 p.m. Fridays Those overcoming habits, addictions and compulsions come together to praise the Lord, share with one another in strictest confidence and pray or one another.

Pleasant View Baptist Church, 487 Cochran St., Alcoa

July 15: Meeting of Tristate Baptist Preachers Association, 10 a.m. Lunch will be served.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 178 Bessie Harvey Ave., Alcoa

July 14: Women’s Day will be celebrated during the 10:45 a.m. service. Guest preacher is the Rev. Gwendolyn C. Minor of Macedonia AME in Carrollton, Va. Host pastor is the Rev. Charles Lomax Jr.

Vacation Bible Schools

West Maryville Baptist Church, 810 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville

July 13: The theme is “Yee Haw.” Classes for ages 4-17; 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Eagleton Village Baptist Church, 117 Main Road, Eagleton Village, Maryville

July 14-19: Classes will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. each day.

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