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Area Decoration Services planned for this Sunday

Several cemetery decoration services in Smith County are planned for this Sunday, May 26, 2019. 

Decoration at Gordonsville Cemetery will be observed on Sunday, May 26, 2019. 

Decoration services at Baird Memorial Cemetery in Hickman, TN, will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. 

Brush Creek Cemetery in Brush Creek, TN, will hold decoration services and a business meeting on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.  For anyone unable to attend, please mail donations to Sue Collins – 18 Switchboard Rd., Brush Creek, TN  38547.

All Day Gospel Singing at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds — May 18, 2019

Head to the DeKalb County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 18, 2019, for an All Day Gospel Singing event.

The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase.

For more information or if you would like to perform at the All Day Gospel Singing, please contact 615-683-9606.

This event is sponsored by Brush Creek Baptist Church, and it will be live-streamed on WJLE radio (101.7 FM).

Come out and celebrate 20 years of All Day Gospel Singing!

Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition to host “Breaking the Chains of Addiction” event in Gordonsville on May 8, 2019

This Wednesday night, join the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition at First Baptist Church in Gordonsville for an informative program about addiction, with a potluck fellowship meal to follow.

The program will be presented by Judge Michael Collins and the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition Team.

The event will begin with a showing of An Appalachian Dawn at 6:00 p.m. This documentary tells the true story of how a group of Christians in Clay County, Kentucky, untied in prayer to win the war against their county’s drug epidemic.

Everyone is encouraged to attend!

There is hope for addiction, and there is power in the pews! 


National Day of Prayer celebration at the Historic Smith County Courthouse – May 2, 2019

Carthage First Baptist Church invites all interested citizens to come and celebrate the 2019 National Day of Prayer this Thursday, May 2, at the Historic Smith County Courthouse.

The event will start at 6:00 p.m., with special music beginning around 5:30 p.m. 

The National Day of Prayer exists to mobilize unified public prayer for America.The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. 

To learn more about the National Day of Prayer, visit https://nationaldayofprayer.org. 

Gordonsville United Methodist Church plans egg hunt on Saturday, April 20, 2019

You are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt at the Gordonsville United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 20, 2019. 

The egg hunt will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Come out for an afternoon of food, drinks, games, and plenty of fun!

The Gordonsville United Methodist Church is located at 118 East Main Street in Gordonsville, Tennessee.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/GUMCTN/.

Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition presents Power in the Pews at Living Water Ministry – January 13, 2019

Are you concerned about drug abuse in Smith County? Come to Living Water Ministry at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019, for a free and informative community event to learn about how substance abuse is affecting our families and our community.

Featured speakers at the event will be Judge Michael Collins, Youth Services Officer Randy Wakefield, and Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition Director Barbara Kannapel.

Church prayer packets will be given out during the event.

There is hope, and there is power in the pews! 

This event is sponsored by the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition. For more information, call (615)683-8270. 

Living Water Ministry church is located at 15 New Middleton Highway in Gordonsville, Tennessee.

Community Cross Lighting Project lights up the neighborhood in Sykes

Members of the Sykes community are proudly displaying crosses in their yard to celebrate the Christmas season and spread Christmas joy as part of the “aCROSS Sykes” Community Cross Lighting Project.

In recent days, many crosses have appeared in the nighttime landscape for all to see as they drive through Sykes, Tennessee. 24 crosses can currently be counted on the drive from Hickman to Brush Creek.

All members of the Sykes community are encouraged to display crosses in their yards, and everyone is invited to take a leisurely drive through the area to enjoy the Christmas lights.

Judging of the cross displays will take place on December 14, and the winner will receive a $50 Visa card. For more information, contact Robin Underwood at (615) 489-5921.

All crosses will be on display through December 25.

“I hope as people travel through our little community during this Christmas season we are reminded of the Greatest Gift Ever. From the manger to the cross the communities of Sykes, Hickman and Brush Creek celebrate the birth of our Savior—Jesus Christ,” said event organizer Robin Underwood.

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Local churches present “The Insanity of God” film screening – December 7, 2018

You Are Invited!


A screening of the movie The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith and Persecution will take place on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Smith County Ag Center.


The Insanity of God is the true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After the death of their son, this ordinary couple journeys into the depths of the persecuted church, asking the question: Is Jesus worth it?


The movie is free, and everyone is welcome to attend!


For more information, call Gordon at (615) 477-0779.


This film screening is sponsored by several local churches in the area.

Brush Creek Baptist Church Life of Christ Christmas Drive-Thru – December 1 & 2, 2018

On Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2018, the Brush Creek Baptist Church will host a Life of Christ Christmas Drive-Thru for all to enjoy. The drive-thru event will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. each night.

Donations for the church’s Hats of Love Ministry are greatly appreciated!

For more information, call (615)683-8249, or email bcmbc@dtccom.net. In case of inclement weather, please call the above number and listen to the recording.

Brush Creek Baptist Church is located at 26 School House Circle in Brush Creek, Tennessee. 

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