Church events: Straightway Baptist Church steps up for reunion – Claiborne Progress


Church events: Straightway Baptist Church steps up for reunion

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  • Straightway Baptist Church will hold its Homecoming on August 22 starting at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. Micheal Gray, pastor

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  • Reunion of the Mount Zion Baptist Church will take place on August 29 from 10:30 am Special singers are expected. Lunch will be served after the service. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Kenny Williams, pastor
  • Claiborne County Department of Hunger is open at its new location at 1199 Cedar Fork Road in Tazewell. Food distribution takes place every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • The Shepherd’s Closet is now open every Wednesday from noon to 5 p.m. The nonprofit is located behind Thompson Chapel at 1015 Old Hwy. 33 near DeRoyal. For more information, call Diane at: 423-626-3913.
  • The cemetery of the shoemakers urgently needs donations to continue its maintenance. Those who once gave regularly have since passed away, leaving a drastic cut in funding to cover mowing and other necessities. We humbly ask anyone, especially those whose final resting place is inside the cemetery, to consider making a donation for this critical need. Any donation of size is greatly appreciated. Please send your donations to the Shoemaker Cemetery Fund; c / o Neta Munsey; PO Box 443, New Tazewell, TN 37824.
  • Scott cemetery needs funds for its maintenance. If you have loved ones buried there, please send donations to Scott Cemetery, c / o Commercial Bank in Harrogate, TN.
  • GLOSS (Girls seriously love each other sober) helps drug addicts find their way back to sobriety. The organization offers people without a car to get to probation appointments, court, rehabilitation and other destinations a way to get there. There are on-site recovery coaches and individual counseling. The organization is currently accepting donations of cash and items such as clothing, hygiene items and food to help the homeless, whose population includes many recovering drug addicts. For more information, call Kelly at: 423-489-2689.
  • Stand in the Gap START Support Transition & Recovery Training meets every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with refreshments served at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at 325 Straight Creek Road. in New Tazewell with Pastor James Shoffner of Riverview Missionary Baptist Church of Harrogate. For more information, call 423-300-1302.
  • Free Live Recovery Program at Hill Church is a state-certified program that works with organizations such as Metro Drug and the TN Dept. of Health & Substance Abuse. Program participants meet every Tuesday at 6 p.m. with a different speaker each evening. Weekly recognition of recovery milestones is discussed before participants break into small groups based on individual needs. The groups include topics as diverse as substance abuse, self-care, anger management and “Adulting 101”. For more information, call Pastor Kyle Prichard at: 423-526-5655. Hill Church is located at 1216 Cedar Fork Road in Tazewell. The website is:
  • Woods Cosby Cemetery needs funds for its maintenance. If you have loved ones buried there, please send donations to the Woods Cosby Cemetery Fund c / o the Commerical Bank in Tazewell, TN or Mike Cosby; 452, chemin de la Chapelle Goins; Tazewell, TN 37879. We appreciate your help.
  • Yoakum Cemetery at Speedwell needs donations. Please send them to: Jean Davis Cline; 1685 Back Valley Road, Speedwell, TN 37870.
  • Speedwell Church of God services take place on Sunday, from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Wednesday, from 7 p.m. The church is located at 345 Carr Gap Road in Speedwell, TN. Pastor Daniel Ellison and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
  • LeatherWood Baptist Church will hold their monthly song every 2sd Sunday evening of the month, from 6 pm Pastor, Timothy Sharp; conductor, David Snow.
  • Leatherwood Baptist Church holds its regular services every Sunday morning with Sunday school starting at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening services every 2nd and 4th Sunday evening starting at 6 p.m. Pastor Rev. Timothy Sharp. Song director David Snow.
  • Early Baptist Church Pinnacle View: There are songs, a communion every three Saturdays at 6 p.m. The church is located on Lothbury Ave., Middlesboro, across from Food City.
  • New Tazewell First Baptist Church is open for Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening services now continue from 6 p.m. Bill Duncan, Pastor.
  • Mount Pleasant Baptist Missionary Church, located at 1250 Pine Hill Road in Tazewell, meets Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Monthly song on the first Saturday at 6 p.m. Only the King James Version Bible is used. Everyone is welcome to attend worship. Send correspondence to: Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Sarah Mayfield, Church Clerk, 1250 Pine Hill Road, Tazewell, TN 37879.
  • Twin City Baptist Church now offers sign language interpretation services. Everyone is welcome.


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