The House of Worship, 4729 U.S. Highway 411 South, Maryville

Sept. 7 and Oct. 3-5: Community Flea Market will take place, beginning at 7:30 a.m. each day. Set up fee is $15. In addition, the youth will have a car wash and sell hamburgers and hog dogs. For more information, call Tammy Pyle at 865-724-9821.

Food Events

Unity Christian Church, 721 S. Everett High Road, Maryville

Aug. 21: Free dinner will be held from 5-6 p.m. The menu will consist of chicken stir-fry, egg rolls, fortune cookies, dessert and drink. This is a non-denominational church. All are welcome.

Guest Speakers, Preachers

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

Aug. 18: Robert Gibson will preach at 11 a.m.


Everett Hills Baptist Church, 401 S. Everett High Road, Maryville

Sept. 8: The church will celebrate its 75th anniversary. The Celebration Service will begin at 10:40 a.m. and will be followed by a cookout and fellowship. A special invitation is extended to all past members and anyone who has been impacted by the ministry at EHBC. For more information, call the church office at 865-982-7890.

Gray Ridge Baptist Church, 2527 Carver Road, Maryville

Aug. 18: Homecoming celebration will include singing by Heaven’s Highway during the 10 a.m. service.

Old Piney Grove Baptist Church, 826 Old Piney Road, Maryville

Aug. 18: The church will celebrate its 146th anniversary. The Rev. Harold Queen will bring the message in the 10:30 a.m. service. Queen was ordained from Old Piney Grove in the early 1970s. There will be a covered dish dinner in the fellowship hall after the service. For more information, call Janice Ritchey at 865-983-7732.


Field of Dreams, 2508 Middlesettlements Road, Maryville

TODAY: The Supernals and The Russell Family will be in concert at 6 p.m. There will be concessions and door prizes.

House of God Church, 160 Badgett St., Alcoa Aug. 18: Emerald Academy Choir will be in concert at 3 p.m.

Lower Chilhowee Baptist Church, 6039 Tallassee Road, Tallassee TODAY: David Ott and New Beginning will be singing at 7 p.m.

Oakland Baptist Church, 3501 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville Aug. 18: The Morrison Sisters will be in concert at 6 p.m. for a Youth Night Singing


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. on 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.

Maryville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2921 Sevierville Road, Maryville

Aug. 22-Oct. 3: The church is hosting a continuing Bible study on the book of Revelation that will being at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Blount County Public Library. There is a $10 materials fee but the class is free. A few scholarships are available. The group will study the first half of Revelation chapter by chapter. For more information, call 865-233-2559. The class dates are Aug. 22, Aug. 29, Sept. 3, Sept. 12, Sept. 17, Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 1 and Oct. 3.

Robinson Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 177 W. Howe St., Alcoa

Aug. 18: The church will celebrate its anniversary at 3 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Edmund Cox of Freedman Chapel in Athens. Dinner will be served following the morning service.


Morganton Acres Church, 2003 Harvard St., Maryville

Aug. 18-23: Revival services begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and continue at 7 p.m. each day. Charlie and Sam Ensor will be preaching.

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Since your are studying the Book of Revelation I feel I need to try to share this. I hope you can hear it, though know it will be hard:

Jesus clearly didn't see the mother of his physical body as anyone of much significance to his ministry, perhaps not even a student - in a sense disowning her when told she was wanting to see him to which he said something to the affect of 'behold my mother and brother - those that do the will of His Father in Heaven as his new Family'.

The woman in Rev 12 is described as "wearing the sun". The sun always was a symbol of the greater light and the Father and has a crown of 12 stars and the moon as "her" footstool. The word for woman is ginomai if I recall which is most closely related to a generator of life in Kingdom of God way of thinking.

The Father had 12 students he gave to his Son, Jesus, the "moon" - the lessor light in relationship to Him and at the feet as a servant and as his "footstool" that their students were to use as the "way" to get into Heaven by adhering to ALL Their commandments - behaviors and ways, to qualify to graduate in the end of the new age upon their return - 1947 to 1997 - that continues today and has escalated as of 2017 especially.

That return took place in the names TI and DO seen as the Heaven's Gate "cult" - the only non-abusive, non-human, non-religious dogmatization of the truth. TI was the return of the Father who was the same Soul represented as the Elohim who with His Son performing the Adam experiment, that included Enoch, then Jehovah and Moses, then Elijah and in support of Jesus know as The Father in Heaven - the literal heavens - from outer space. That Older Member Soul who took a female vehicle to fulfill that prophecy and to interrupt and update what had become the patriarchal beginning of the experiment.

The Woman isn't the church either as some say because the church are the believers and they can't birth themselves into the Kingdom of God, they are the souls that take over human vehicles in the new age (now) "born of water" to then become "born of spirit/mind".

They both Father and Son have new names - Rev 3:12 and are related to the Rev 5 and 14 "song" - as in DO Re Me Fa So La TI. Jesus said in John 14 that both he and his Father would return to "reside" (abode) with them and they would be able to speak directly to "Him" (in His female vehicle what to Their Kingdom was like wearing a human suit of clothing).

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