New Providence Primitive Baptist Church,

2633 Six Mile Road, Maryville

May 11: The youth will be having a car wash and hamburger lunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch $5.

Food Events

Friends Meeting House,

503 W. Hill St., Friendsville

May 11: Bean supper will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Foothills Quartet will be singing at 7 p.m. No charge to attend.

New Hope Baptist Church,

605 Dotson Memorial Road, Maryville

May 25: Community cookout, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free hot dogs.

Homecomings/Decoration Day/Cemetery Associations

Allegheny Baptist Church,

Allegheny Loop Road, Maryville

May 12: Decoration Day and Mother’s Day will be celebrated. Lunch will be served following the morning worship service.

Historic Bethlehem Church and Cemetery, Walland

May 11: Decoration Day services will be held with traditional dinner on the grounds at 12:30 p.m. Bring covered dish and lawn chairs.

Cloyd’s Creek Cemetery Association

May 12: Decoration will be observed. The service will start at 2:30 p.m. at the old Cloyd’s Creek Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of Cloyd’s Creek and Cloyd’s Church roads. The Rev. Jimmy Guider will be the speaker. The annual business meeting will follow.

Eusebia Presbyterian Church,

1701 Burnett Station Road, Seymour

May 18: Decoration Day observed. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

May 19: Homecoming celebrated with a bagpiper procession at 10:40 a.m. followed by lunch.

Fooshee Chapel Cemetery, Highway 72 and Stockton Valley Road, Loudon County

May 19: Decoration Day will take place beginning at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served at noon and the business meeting starts at 1 p.m. Bring covered dish, drinks and chairs.

Forest Hill Baptist Church,

1850 Forest Hill Road, Maryville

May 19: Decoration Day will be observed.

Four Mile Baptist Church,

6933 Four Mile Road, Maryville

May 19: Butch Cooper will be preaching for Decoration Service at 10 a.m. There will be no Sunday school and no evening service.

Louisville Hill Top Cemetery

May 11: Decoration Day will be observed. Visitation will be all day at the cemetery and a memorial service and program will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Peter Primitive Baptist Church, 140 E. Howe St., Alcoa. The cemetery upkeep is based solely on donations.

Millers Cove Cemetery Association

May 19: The Association will hold its annual program and business meeting at 10 a.m. at Millers Cove Missionary Baptist Church, 317 W. Millers Cove Road, Walland.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church,

3736 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville

May 11: A meeting of the stockholders will be held at 5 p.m. at the church. Everyone who owns a lot or has family members buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery are urged to attend.

May 12: Decoration Day will be observed.

Salem Baptist Church, Salem Road, Greenback

May 19: Decoration Day will be celebrated during the 11 a.m. worship with dinner to follow in fellowship hall.


Cold Springs Community Club,

616 Cold Springs Road, Walland

May 11: The monthly gospel singing will be held. Food will be served at 5 p.m. and the singing starts at 6:30 p.m. Meal will include hot dogs, chips, beans, kraut and wieners, cornbread and desserts. Crossroads will be singing. Donations accepted for upkeep of building.


Eusebia Presbyterian Church,

1701 Burnett Station Road, Seymour

May 20: Medic Regional Blood Center will conduct a blood drive from 2-6 p.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. This is a time of respite and encouragement for caregivers that is held 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

Forest Hill Baptist Church,

1850 Forest Hill Road, Maryville

May 18: A School’s Out Bash will take place 5-7 p.m. Celebrate summer with inflatables, snow cones, popcorn, hot dogs and more. Pre-registration will be taken for the one-day Vacation Bible School.

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 are invited to come together for praise and share with one another in strict confidence. Come as you are. New Beginnings Worship Center, 6501 U.S. Highway 411 South, Greenback.

Pleasant View Baptist Church,

487 Cochran St., Alcoa

May 14-May 27: Fourth annual Month-of-Tuesdays meetings will take place at 7 p.m. each week. Freddie Gibson is the minister for May 14 with singing by The Supernals; minister Mike Carpenter will be the guest on May 21 with Foothills Quartet singing; Danny Jenkins will lead the May 28 session with the Valley River Trio.

Rest Haven Missionary Baptist Church,

224 E. Watt St., Alcoa

Tuesdays: Prayer and meditation is held from noon to 3 p.m. Walk-ins welcome.

RIO East at Rockford,

3750 Old Knoxville Highway, Rockford

Thursdays: Celebrate Recovery for Men and Women, 6 p.m. and small groups at 7 p.m. Call 865-268-6997.

West Maryville Baptist Church,

810 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville

May 12: Kidz Made for Praise Choir will present “I am a Promise” at 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Vacation Bible Schools

Forest Hill Baptist Church,

1850 Forest Hill Road, Maryville

May 25: A one-day Vacation Bible School Boot Camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for ages 5-12. Children will play games, make crafts and learn about Christ. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Families are invited to come at 3 p.m. for hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones, games.

New Hope Baptist Church,

605 Dotson Memorial Road, Maryville

June 2-7: Vacation Bible School will be held from 6-8:15 p.m. on Sunday and from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Family Carnival Night will be held on Friday night with food and games. Register online at

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