Church News for August 18, 2022

Mountain Grove Baptist Church established in 1867. photo by Vickie Carpenter

Churches and believers in Macon County are invited to join a Prayer Walk on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., at the following schools: Cartoogechaye Elementary, East Franklin, Franklin High School, Highlands, Iotla Valley, Macon Middle, Mountain View Intermediate, Nantahala, South Macon Elementary, Union Academy and Macon Early College, to unite in the mighty name of Jesus.

Grace Baptist Church Prophecy Conference will be held on Thurday and Friday, Aug. 18 to 19, 7 p.m. Speaker will be Pastor Ralph Sexton. There will be special Singing nightly. For more information, call (828)369-2435.

First Alliance Church will be holding Sunday Service on Aug.  21, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages will be held at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Tom Nahlen will preach on “The Gospel”, 1 Corinthians 15:1-6. The church is loathed at 31 Promise Lane (off Womack, next door to Trimont Christian Academy).

East Franklin Baptist Church  Bible School/Cowboy Camp will be held on Saturday Aug. 27, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., 2059 Lakeside Dr. Lunch will be served.

Spiritual Light Center  on Monday, at 6 p.m. all levels yoga class, No cost to attend. On Thursdays, a movie is shown at 3 p.m. and then out to eat afterward. The church is located at 80 Heritage Hollow Dr., behind the Gazebo Restaurant.  For more information or to stream services go to

Mountain Synagogue in Franklin conducts services the first Friday and third Saturday of each month. For information, visit the website at, email us at, or call (828)634-1312.

Memorial United Methodist Church Worship Services in person and on Facebook at 11 a.m. every Sunday.   They have communion the first Sunday of each month.  The church is located at 4668 Old Murphy Rd. (across from Loafers Glory).  The  pastor is Evan W. Hill.  For more information,  call (828)369-5834.

Franklin First United Methodist Church Sunday In-person Worship is held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. or on Facebook at Franklin First United Methodist Church, either live or later on recorded video. The church is located at 66 Harrison Avenue in downtown Franklin; senior pastor is Rev. David Beam. For more information, call (828)524-3010 or visit us at 

Son Rise International Ministries has Christian Fellowship Services are held on Friday evenings at 7p.m., Wednesday ladies prayer and Bible Study at 1 to 3 p.m. Mens Bible Study Thursday at 7 p.m. The church is located at 462 Depot St.  For more information, call (828)369-2465.

Prentiss Church of God is holding Sunday worship service in its sanctuary beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Services are also streamed online on the Prentiss Church of God Facebook page. Prayer and Worship service is the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. The church is located at  59 Church Hill Lane, off Addington Bridge Road. Phone: (828)369-3885.

Snow Hill United Methodist Church Sunday worship with music is held at 10:45 a.m., morning worship service 11 a.m. Pastor D’Andre Ash is the pastor. The church is located at 330 Snow Hill Rd., in the Cowee Community. 

Grace Baptist Church services are held on Sunday,  11 a.m.  Frank Rodriguez is the pastor. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 130 Setser Branch Rd. 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship An inclusive faith community that celebrates life in all its joy and mystery. Inspiring and sharing journeys of love, learning, justice, and hope. For information, call (828)342-0546.

Seventh Day Adventist Church meets on Saturday, with Sabbath School at 9:30 a.m., Worship Service at 11 a.m. Masks are optional. The church is located at 71 Brendle Rd.

All Saints Episcopal Church, Franklin  Services are held Rite I, 8 a.m. without music and Rite II,  10:15 a.m. with music, every Sunday. First and third Sundays at St. Agnes Chapel, 66 Church St. and second and fourth Sundays at St. Cyprian’s Chapel, 216 Roller Mill Rd. Sunday 10:15 a.m. services can be viewed live on the website: and past Sundays can be viewed on YouTube search “All Saints Franklin”.

Olive Hill Church Services are held on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Pastor is Keith McWhite. The church is located at 2389 Olive Hill Road.

Lifespring Community Church is holding Sunday services beginning at 10 a.m.  Brian Lamb in the pastor. The church is located at the intersection of Cheek Road and Addington Bridge Road. 

Tellico Baptist Church is now having in-person Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. inside the church building with the Reverend L. E. Angel. Everyone is welcome.

West Franklin Church services are held on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The church is located on Sloan Rd. next to the Forest Service Office.

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