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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. 

Brush Creek United Methodist Church fundraiser – October 13, 2018

Join the Brush Creek United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 13, 2018, for an exciting fundraiser event that will begin at 2:00 p.m.

Hamburger and hotdog plates with baked beans, chips, drinks, and desserts can be purchased for $10.

A fundraiser auction will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with an informal jam session to follow. 

Come one, come all!

The Brush Creek United Methodist Church is located between Brush Creek Circle Road and Blue Bird Road in Brush Creek, Tennessee.

Maggart United Methodist Church Women’s Day of Fellowship – October 6, 2018

The Maggart United Methodist Church will host a Women’s Day of Fellowship on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The featured speaker for the event will be Christy Windle, who will share her testimony about how God helped bring her out of the darkness and into the light.

Song leaders for the Women’s Day of Fellowship will be Elaine Wilburn and Matilda Gaines.

Maggart United Methodist Church is located at 339 Maggart Road in Elmwood, Tennessee.


Carthage Full Gospel Church Vacation Bible School

The Carthage Full Gospel Church invites the entire Smith County community to attend their upcoming Vacation Bible School, which will be held on July 29-31, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each night.

The theme of this year’s VBS is “Jesus: The Ultimate Superhero.”

The Carthage Full Gospel Church is located at 109 First Avenue West in Carthage, Tennessee. To learn more, you can visit the church website here or send an email to info@carthagefullgospel.org.


Gordonsville United Methodist Church homecoming set for June 24

Gordonsville United Methodist Church will be having a homecoming on Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 a m. Sunday school at 9:00 a.m.

They would love to see anyone would has had a connection with the church in years past to attend.

Bro. Bill Cowan will bring the morning message. Covered dish luncheon will follow. Everyone is invited and urged to attend.


First Baptist Church Gordonsville Vacation Bible School – June 11-15, 2018

Join First Baptist Church Gordonsville for their annual Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. daily on June 11-15, 2018. 

Classes will be offered for children ranging from age 4 to grade 6.

The theme of this year’s Vacation Bible School is “Game On!”: Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game. 

To register for Vacation Bible School, click here: http://fbcgordonsville.com/vacation-bible-school.

First Baptist Church Gordonsville is located at 89 East Main Street in Gordonsville, Tennessee.


Carthage Church of Christ Vacation Bible School

Join the Carthage Church of Christ on June 4-8 at 6:30 p.m. for Vacation Bible School! The theme of this year’s VBS is “Heavenly Armor: The Battle Belongs to the Lord.” VBS participants can expect Bible lessons, crafts, singing, puppets, and snacks every night.

See the flyer above for more details about the schedule.

The Carthage Church of Christ is located at 711 North Main Street in Carthage, Tennessee. You can contact the Carthage Church of Christ by phone at (615)735-0144 or by email at carthagecoc@dtccom.net.


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