Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 415 Old Union Rd., Church Hill, will hold worship services at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 with Pastor Joel Allen preaching, and 6 p.m. with Pastor Matthew Mennona teaching verse by verse. Bible study begins 5 p.m., Sunday. Prayer services are held 6 p.m., Wednesday. Call 423-256-3511 for more information
Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Dr., is accepting nonperishable items for its annual Operation Barnabas, a musical program collecting for holiday baskets for the community and members. Monetary donations accepted; write checks to Bethel Baptist Church and memo for Operation Barnabas. Clifton D. Jackson Sr. is pastor.
Calvary Baptist Church will host a free Christmas lunch after the morning service Sunday, Dec. 15. Anyone who wishes to attend is required to come and stay for the morning service prior to the meal service starting at 10:45 a.m. RSVP are required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 865-712-3212.
Central Heights Baptist Church, 108 E. Price Rd./ Hwy. 92, Dandridge, will host a Christ-giving dinner 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. The menu includes turkey and ham with all the trimmings to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas as a joined meal. Bring favorite side dishes and desserts. There will be no evening service. The church will host a community Christmas sing-a-long 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 as they welcome the Buffalo Grove Baptist Church and Antioch Baptist Church families, along with The Hodson Family Singers for a time of music and worship. Snacks and refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the service. Randy Winston is the church pastor.
Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 131, Thorn Hill, will present the play “The Twelve Symbols of Christmas” 6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Rev. Terry Williams is pastor.
First United Methodist Church, 115 Church St., Bulls Gap, will host a free breakfast with Santa 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Full breakfast menu, photos with Santa, gifts and more will be available. For more information, call 865-712-7111. Wayne Bromberg is pastor.
Hillcrest Baptist Church, 410 S. Liberty Hill Rd., will present “God So Loved,” the church’s 2019 Living Christmas Tree 6 p.m. nightly, Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 8. A nursery will be provided.
Lakemoore Church, 2600 N. Davy Crockett Pkwy., will host its 24th Annual Dickens Christmas. Dinners will be available Dec. 6. Private parties will be available Saturday, Dec. 7 and the week of Dec. 9. The Sweet Shop fresh bakery, the Crafts & Flowers shop, and The General Store will be open all dates. For more information or for reservations, call 423-586-2640. The pastor is Bishop Robert Carpenter.
Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church will have its regular Saturday night singing Saturday, Dec. 7.
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Assembly will host its regular fellowship breakfast 8:45 a.m., Sunday Dec. 8. If transportation is needed call the church at 423-587-9466 by Saturday 6 p.m.. If no answer leave a message. The church Christmas program will be 6:30 p.m., Sunday Dec. 15.
Mountain View Baptist Church will host The Harding Family as they sing for the 10 a.m. worship service, Sunday, Dec. 8. Lee Johnson is pastor.
New Beginnings Ministries, Whitesburg, extends an open invitation to join the congregation in a covenant and partnership worship service 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. The church will join with the Moving Forward Global Movement along with others fir the service. Thankful Baptist Church will lead in praise and worship. Dr. Aaron T. Murphy will be guest speaker. Elder Michael Washington is pastor.
New Life Baptist Church, Bean Station, will host Teen Challenge Women’s Ministries of Tennessee for the 11 a.m. service, Sunday, Dec. 8. Jim Hubbard is pastor.
Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Russellville will present a Christmas play, “Christmas Memories,” 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8. Host pastor is Rev. Donald Swatzell.