•    1 Peter is a letter from Peter to offer encouragement and perspective to suffering Christians. He reminds Christians that even discouragement and persecution need not be feared if we know Jesus Christ. This letter is a manual on how a Christian shout live in the face of persecution, disintegrating relationships, discouragement, and suffering.

  •  Coolidge First Baptist will be having homecoming service on Aug 28 at 10:30 a.m. Homecoming dinner will be served.

    Trinity Lutheran Church invites anyone who is interested in learning about the Lutheran faith to attend classes beginning this fall. Classes will be held monthly on the first and third Sundays at the Wedding Chapel, 103 S. Sixth Street, For more information, please call 563-9742.


    There seems to be so many people today who are worried and fretful about so many things. There are things in life that to weigh us down and concern us. Be sure if you alive and breathing, you will at some point in your life have sickness, heartache, and feel despair. We are humans and these things come to all at some point in our life.

    I am so thankful for the opportunity to tell you there is hope and you can claim this hope if you trust in Christ.

  •  The Connection, a free after school care program at LaFollette Elementary School is taking applications. Call 562-0462 for more information.


    The District 18 Edgar F. Overbay Memorial Picnic will be held on Aug. 27 at Cove Lake State Park shelter 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. $5 per family.


    The Historic Speedwell Academy will be open to the public celebrating Labor Day Sept 4 – 11 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is no admission.


  •    Do you know and realize, what a crossroads moment we are living in at this time? I received information, as many who support the Jerusalem Prayer Team do, Michael D. Evans keeps up with world happenings concerning Jerusalem and the future of Jerusalem and the Jewish people.

    First I want to make something very clear, if you read God’s Holy word and believe it, you would be out of your mind to try and divide Jerusalem or to try and destroy the Jewish people.

  •   “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was to go” (See Hebrews 11:8-16, RSV).

  •  The Mt Zion United Methodist Church Homecoming  will be held Aug 14, at 10 a.m.


    The Jellico Methodist Women are planning a church bazaar for Nov. 26 for 9 a.m. until 4p.m. Entry forms can be picked up at Buck’s Jellico Hardware or the Jellico Public Library or call 784-8641 for more information. Entry deadline is Aug 29.


    The Lick Creek Holiness Church will have its homecoming on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. Larry Richardson and singers will be singing.


  •                “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise” (Psalm 100:4).  Whenever a believer in Christ enters into prayer, he enters into the presence of God Himself.  During that moment he touches the realm of eternity. 

  •  The Christian Academy of Campbell County will host a yard sale Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school. Donations will be accepted and booths are available for $20. For more information call 566-5294.


    The Campbell County Historical Society will meet Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Wedding Chapel. Guest Speaker will be Mike McDonough.


  • The Jellico Methodist Women are planning a church bazaar for

    Saturday, November 26 from 9:00a.m. until 4:00p.m.

     If you are interested in participating, you may pick up an entry form at: Buck's Jellico Hardware or the Jellico Public Library or call

    423-784-8641 for more information.

    Space is limited.  Entry deadline is August 29.


    Mt Zion United Methodist Church


    131 River Rd, Jacksboro

    Sunday Aug 14  10a.m.

    Covered dish 12 noon

  •  People today sense that we are rushing madly toward a climactic point in history. Authorities trying to discover the basic cause of the world’s ills. Millions of dollars are spent to find an answer to international problems. The stockpile of America’s problems mount higher and higher and out leaders can’t come up with an answer to what to do about it.

  • “. . . My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (See 2 Corinthian, s 12:7-10).


  • “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives; to comfort all who mourn, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning; that they might be called trees of righteousness, that He may be glorified.  And they shall rebuild the old ruins” (Isaiah 61:1-4).

  • We had a busy enjoyable week July 22 through July 26 with many family members. We had a reunion on July 23. I have written about my dad’s family many times over the years, they are all very special to me. They have chosen the LaFollette area for our gatherings for over 36 years.

  • Fincastle Church of God vacation Bible school will be Aug. 1- 5 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  • Is God fading from our nation’s conscience?


    It occurred to me recently, if everything in our government or judicial system, that was “pending” or “postponed” came to a head immediately, could we as a nation handle the fall out?

    We know in our hearts someday, in His time, God will bring to a halt, all of man’s pre-conceived notions and remind us of His truths.

  • Senior Citizens of Campbell County

    July 28 – Aug. 6



    9:30 a.m. Pat’s line dance class

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and peach cobbler

    6 p.m. Snack bar serving hamburgers and hot dogs

    7 p.m. Live Jamboree w/Junior and Friends $5 admission



    10 a.m. Bingo

    11:15 to 12:15 Lunch serving spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and dessert

    12 p.m. Silver sneakers exercise class



     The Blessedness of Righteousness


    “Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book . . . . Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life . . .” (See Revelation 22:7, 14).