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Contents JUNE 2024 GoodNews from the Pastor’s Desk 8 Only Believe by Kody Fox GoodNews Money Matters 10 Generating Income and LTC in Retirement by Rick Hughes GoodNews for Men 14 Out of Our Comfort Zone by Chase Holtzclaw GoodNews for Women 16 Be Still by Rachel Smith GoodNews for Relationships 18 Building Strong Relationships with Coworkers by Stephanie Daniels GoodNews for Everyone 20 From Death to Life: Finding God With You During Life’s Most Difficult Times by Joel Rogers GoodNews for Kids & Dog Lovers 24 Bailey Finds a Home with Hoomans by Denise M. Shahan GoodNews Cover Story 28 Embark on Your Transformational Journey at Alchemy Med Spa in Cleveland, TN GoodNews for your Taste Buds 32 Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette GoodNews Poetry 34 The Road I Travel by Judy Hood GoodNews Business Spotlight 36 Mouse Creek Pharmacy GoodNews for Health & Fitness 38 The Number One Dietary Fountain of Youth by Thomas Morrison GoodNews for Everyone 40 Readers of the Lost Ark: 1 Samuel 2-6 by Dr. Rob Debelak GoodNews for Everyone 42 What Will You Leave Behind? by Dr. Alan Hix GoodNews for Everyone 44 When No Works Out for the Better by Sandra Gilmore GoodNews for Parents 48 A Father’s Love by Paula Burgner GoodNews for Seniors 50 My First Math Lessons by Donald Cantrell 14 28 48
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Only Believe

Amongst the many miracles Jesus performed during his time here on earth, you can find the story of Jairus and his dying daughter in Mark Chapter 5. Jairus was a synagogue leader, and part of a religious faction that despised what Jesus was doing. As a matter of fact, he was likely to lose his position for considering approaching Jesus with a request like this. But Jairus was desperate. His daughter was dying, and he'd heard that Jesus was performing miracles. So Jairus sought him out, asking Jesus to lay his hands on her so she could live. Maybe you've seen the same thing in your own life, going to Jesus in desperation when you or a loved one needed a miracle.

So, Jesus went with Jairus to see his daughter, only to be abruptly stopped by the woman with an issue of blood. She touches the hem of his garment and is healed, a miracle most of us are familiar with. But have you ever put yourself in Jairus' shoes? Standing there as Jesus interacts with this woman knowing his daughter is dying? I can imagine him thinking "Come on Jesus! There is no time!" This woman was sick, but his daughter was on the verge of death. Where is the urgency? The Bible says that while Jesus was still speaking, they received word that Jairus' daughter had died. Jairus must have been so devastated in that moment knowing what he'd just lost. The word he’d received confirmed what he must have been feeling in that moment, they were too late. It was over.

Scripture says that Jesus continued to Jairus' house and literally walked in on a funeral, where family and friends were mourning the loss of this little girl. But it didn't stay a funeral for long. Jesus turned it into a celebration. Jairus found out in that moment it didn't matter what every single person on the earth had to say about his, or his daughter's situation, it only mattered what Jesus had to say. So, no matter what you're facing today, remember Jesus' words

to Jairus are Jesus' words to you. Don't let fear grip you; believe that the same Jesus who was touching lives 2000 years ago is still touching lives today.

But Jesus had a different word for him, just like he has a word for us today, “Don't be afraid, only believe.” It doesn't matter the situation you're going through right now, whether it's sickness, or issues in your marriage, or finances. When we shake the fear that the enemy tries to use to paralyze us and "only believe," we can rest assured that Jesus is working it out for our good.

In Romans 8, the Apostle Paul tells us that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” He's in the habit of bringing dead things back to life, so “don't be afraid, only believe,” even when the devil tells you it’s time for a funeral.

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AGenerating Income and LTC in Retirement

Money Matters

Rick Hughes with and Jamie Climer

Driven by a passion to educate, inform and prepare future retirees, Mr. Hughes founded Hughes Retirement Group in 2007. His main interest is helping his clients in reducing their taxes.

s retirement planning becomes increasingly vital in today's economic landscape, the importance of securing a stable income stream in addition to SS has never been greater. Couple that with a fear of LongTerm Care costs, and retirees are left with some very big gap concerns. One way to bridge this gap is a Fixed Indexed Annuity (FIA) with an income rider and LTC enhanced benefit rider. Let’s look at an example of how the benefits of an FIA could help and how it works.

Upon your initial investment into the account, you will receive a 7% bonus. This is added to your actual account value at investment. With the goal being to generate a lifetime income, you will receive a 26% bonus on your Income Benefit Base. Let’s think of this as “funny money.” This value only relates to the value your income benefit is tied to, not the amount of your actual contract value. Each year that income is deferred, up to 10 years, this Income Benefit Base will receive a 7.25% roll up. The annual income payout amount will depend on your age at the time you start distributions as a percentage of your Benefit Base or “funny money” balance. If you should need LTC and can no longer perform 2 of the 5 activities of daily living, your income amount will double for up to 5 years to cover that cost. Once the LTC is no longer needed or meets the 5-year payout, whichever comes first, the payments revert to the original amount for the life of the contract owner or spouse if a joint option has been elected. Also, if you were to pass during the life of the contract, your stated beneficiaries would receive the remaining value of the account. There is a cost associated with the income rider

fee that varies by company and product, but on average is around 1.25%.

The above benefit is available without the risk of losing your initial investment, less any withdrawals. As opposed to Variable Annuities, FIAs provide initial investment premium protection. You have the option to invest in a fixed account, which fluctuates by company and product, or you can invest in Interest Crediting Options that are tied to market indices. These options allow for some market gain participation, depending on the index. Some offer a Cap Rate, which is stated % of the earnings that you would retain. Other options allow for a stated participation rate in the market gains of the contract. These can be monthly and/or annual point-to-point options. FIAs offer a balance between security and growth potential, making them an attractive option for risk averse investors looking to participate in market gains without bearing the full brunt of market downturns.

Choosing the right annuity requires careful consideration of your goals, risk tolerance, and time horizon. HRG would be happy to discuss the vast options in the annuity world to determine if one fits into Your Retirement Playbook™ as we develop your game plan and coach you through your retirement season.

NOTE: Investment advisory services offered through Brookstone Capital Management, LLC (BCM), a registered investment advisor. BCM and Hughes Retirement Group are independent of each other. Insurance products and services are not offered through BCM but are offered and sold through individually licensed and appointed agents. Index or fixed annuities are not designed for short-term investments and may be subject to caps, restrictions, fees, and surrender charges as described in the annuity contract. Guarantees are backed by the financial strength and claims paying ability of the issuer. Please refer to our firm brochure, ADV 2A Item 4, for additional information. Any bonuses mentioned may be subject to additional restrictions and regulations based on the offering annuity company. You may not receive the bonuses if the contract is fully surrendered, if traditional annuitization payments are taken, and if the policy is partially surrendered, it could result in a partial loss of bonuses. Because these are bonus annuities, they may include higher surrender charges, longer surrender charge periods, lower caps, higher spreads, or other restrictions that are not included in similar annuities that don't offer a bonus feature.

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Retirement planning is the process of determining how you can meet your goals through the proper management of your financial resources.

Tax planning should not only assess your tax situation at retirement and in the present, but also look towards the future.

Social security strategies are various approaches that an individual may take to maximize their social security benefits.

There is more to Medicare than meets the eye. Making the best decision for your situation at age 65 is one of the biggest retirement decisions one may make.

Estate planning is a key element of a successful financial strategy. It ensures you will leave a legacy that provides for your loved ones by properly protecting and distributing your wealth according to your wishes.

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Out of Our Comfort Zone

Ioften wonder if we have lost sight of our connection to this beautiful planet God made. We find ourselves sheltering in our homes more so now than ever. We have built walls and put the things we love inside of them to keep them safe. We use our time for the devices we so hold dear to us. We think they give us comfort and keep us connected to others. We fail to realize the very things we believe keep us connected are the very things that disconnect us from real world experiences and real relationships. We have put things before people and hidden away in our safe space leaning on the very chains that keep us from a joyful life.

Why do we do these things to ourselves knowing the outcome will not benefit the longevity of our lives? It is proven if we go outside into the sun, we receive so many benefits. It is proven that if we go and walk on the ground without our shoes and socks, our bodies receive great benefits. That must be where the term ‘grounded’ comes from, because when we go out and enjoy this world God made, we get so much more out of life, and it is proven to make us feel happier. Our homes can be wonderful places of love and peace. Our things can bring us laughter and entertainment. It is easy to become unbalanced in life when we continue a pattern that does not work. We find ourselves repeating the same things we do not enjoy.

can glorify God no matter where you are, but it works a lot better when we go out into this world. God calls us to be bold not shy, to be overcomers not complacent. For your life to change you must start the change in you. We give too much time to the very things that keep us captive. Give your time to God and your chains will fall off.

When we shift our perspective, it can take our life to the next level. Take for instance, if you were to say, “why do I have to go into work today?” this puts your mind in a defensive mode. Now if you change your perspective and

How do we break this cycle? Well, here it is: if you always do what you always did, you will get what you have always got. I was told this more times than I can count by a good friend of mine. I took these very words to heart and started living my life like I had never lived it before. Doing things differently can be challenging but stepping out in faith is never easy. God wants us to step outside of these walls we put around us and live this life. Sure, you

say, “I get to go to work today,” this simple shift in your thinking will motivate your entire thought process. Let’s take this life and make it better for us and those around us.

Step out in faith and start self-motivating your thoughts. Let us step away from our mind numbing devices and find life again.

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Be Still

Be Still. Those two words are something we hear throughout our lifetimes. From being a little kid sitting on a church pew to getting a shot at the doctor’s office to having someone do our makeup as we prepare to get married. Of all the instances of hearing this, It is God’s Word that I hear in my head the most when He said, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10 KJV).

For women, being still is not always easy. Life can be so busy and so overwhelming at times. Most women work either in the home or outside of it, take care of children, do all the laundry, keep the house clean, do all the grocery shopping, pay bills, and put on their taxi hat to run everyone around to school, sports, and appointments. Most women feel like a superwoman at times or at least feel the pressure to be one. But in all the busyness of life, it’s crucial that we stop to be still, to rest, and to get in a secret place with the Lord. When the Prophet Elijah was on the mountaintop waiting for the Lord, the Bible tells us that the Lord was not in the powerful wind, the earthquake, or the fire, but He came in a gentle whisper. (See 1 Kings 19:11-13). If we don’t stop and be still, we may not hear God’s voice when He wants to whisper something to us. Someone asked me once how I make time for God with all the things I already have on my plate, and my answer was simple, I get up early in the mornings before my day starts to spend time with Him. I love to grab a cup of coffee, sit on my front porch as the sun is rising, read my Bible, worship, and talk to God.

I also love to talk to God and worship while I’m driving. If you’re not a morning person, then maybe evening is best for you. The key is creating a daily routine that includes time for you to be still in His Presence. I can guarantee you from experience that if you make time for God, you can get more done than you ever could when you try to go on about your day without spending time with Him. We never

know what troubles we may face throughout the day when it comes to our marriage, kids, or work, but if we have had time in God’s presence, we are much more likely to stay in the fruit of the Spirit and handle it more appropriately. Whatever battle you’re facing in life right now, I want to encourage you to find time to just be still. We serve a good God who loves us, cares for us, and wants to have a relationship with us. Get in His presence, because there you will find peace and comfort, and the answers to whatever you’re facing today.

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Smith is the founder of Transformed Wife, a non-profit organization that helps others learn God’s design for marriage. She hosts local conferences and retreats to help strengthen couples, and travels to speak all over the world. She has been married to her husband, Richard Smith, for 16 years. www.transformedwife.com.
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Building Strong Relationships with Coworkers

Starting a new job can be intimidating. The flood of new information, names, and policies can overwhelm even the most seasoned professional. However, amidst this whirlwind, there lies an opportunity to cultivate meaningful connections with coworkers. The Bible gives us timeless wisdom on the importance of friendliness in building relationships.

Proverbs 18:24 NKJV reminds us, “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” This verse emphasizes the assertive role we must take in fostering friendships. Simply put, to have friends, we must show ourselves friendly. This can be as simple as greeting colleagues with a smile, remembering their names, and offering assistance whenever possible. By providing warmth and approachability, we create an environment conducive to healthy relationships.

Furthermore, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NKJV speaks to the strength found in companionship: “Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up.” These verses underscore the importance of camaraderie in the workplace. When we cultivate friendships with our coworkers, we enhance our experiences and create a support network for times of need.

Trying to build relationships with coworkers can cause additional challenges in today's increasingly remote work environments. However, it is not impossible. It simply requires extra effort and creativity. Leveraging technology, such as scheduling Zoom meetings instead of relying solely on emails, can facilitate more meaningful interactions. Incorporating icebreaker questions into these virtual gatherings can help break down barriers and foster genuine connections. I use these methods in my workplace and have found them beneficial. I have good relationships with my coworkers; some are good friends. Additionally, attending company retreats provides an invaluable opportunity to deepen relationships. By actively participating and being willing to share about ourselves while listening to others, we demonstrate our investment in building rapport with coworkers. It is okay to be okay with being a lone wolf, but you may find that letting your guard down can open the door to positive experiences with coworkers.

Listening is a key to relationships and this skill especially makes an impact in the workplace. Active listening is a skill that’s

not widely experienced these days, although it can be much welcomed and needed. It’s refreshing to share thoughts about ideas or improvements without interruption. Even pausing a moment when someone has shared an idea can be a refreshing moment that emphasizes respect and builds relationships.

While cultivating relationships with coworkers may require effort, the rewards are immeasurable. Remember to set up healthy boundaries and always be professional while at the same time letting your guard down just a bit. As we heed the biblical wisdom to be friendly and embrace opportunities for connection, we not only enrich our work experiences but also lay the foundation for lasting friendships.

Here are other Scriptures that can apply to relationships in the workplace:

● Hebrews 10:24 NIV “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

● Colossians 3:23 NKJV “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”

● Proverbs 27:17 NKJV “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”

Prayer is always a sound option for any situation. James 1:5 NKJV reminds us, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” When we ask for wisdom regarding relationships with coworkers, the Lord will guide us to success.

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From Death to Life: Finding God With You During Life’s Most Difficult Times

Idon’t know about you, but I have always been both obsessed and frustrated with the promises from God that people claim from scripture. Some people spin off verses that are meant for a specific people or time to claim prosperity; others take comfort in God’s promises of provision and blessing (even when those promises came to someone after great suffering). But there is one promise that I find with unwavering consistency that is to all of God’s people, and it is reaffirmed from Genesis to Revelation: “I am WITH you.”

On December 13, 2023, I found myself at a work event at The Salvation Army going about my day as I have so many times before. Suddenly I began to not feel well. I slipped out to my car to rest for a few minutes and told my wife I just needed to lie down. Within minutes, my lower back began to have excruciating pain. I told my wife something was wrong. She took me straight to the ER where they began treating me for heart attack symptoms. But all my tests came back clear. It wasn’t a heart attack. Following an x-ray that showed a mysterious gray area, I was rushed by helicopter to Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

Before I left, the medical personnel told my wife to kiss me goodbye as they were not certain I’d even survive the helicopter ride! But in that moment, God had given me such a peace. After praying for God to use the doctors and nurses around me and to strengthen them, I grabbed my wife’s hand and told her, “We just have to trust in Him.”

In the coming hours, it was discovered that I had suffered an aortic root dissection where the aortic root of my heart began to tear. According to the surgeon (who happened to specialize in aortic roots and happened to still be at the hospital when my flight landed), had the flight landed thirty seconds later I would have bled out completely. I coded for the first time on the helicopter ride. I coded three more times during my almost 10-hour surgery. On one occasion, they were hand-pumping my flat-lined heart for twenty minutes to try to bring me

back. My surgery took me from less than 1% survival odds to 30% survival odds. In recovery, I coded for the fifth time before I went into an induced coma for ten days.

Over those ten days, I didn’t even know how to process what had happened. I just clung to Jesus and called on Him when I couldn’t even articulate what I needed. And you know what? He stayed with me throughout. Over my recovery, He restored my kidneys, bladder, lungs, eyes, legs, and so much more. I was prepped to lose both legs and be on a catheter and dialysis long-term until both started healing. I went from potentially losing my legs to walking. On April 19th— my 129th day in the hospital—I walked out the front door. My recovery is ongoing. Healing wasn’t instant, but it was undeniable. I continue to put in the work. And you know what? He has been with me every step of the way! He is the only way, and He promises to be WITH us! He doesn’t promise to take away any trouble or protect us from ever dealing with anything difficult again but His promise is that no matter what we face, He is WITH us.

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for Kids & Dog Lovers

Bailey Finds a Home with Hoomans

This excerpt is from a piece originally titled “Wet Noses and Watering Roses” that won 2nd place in the Young Readers’ Fiction category at the 2023 SWA Conference Writing Competition.

Idon’t remember much about my earlier life, but I clearly remember the day I was adopted! I had been in my new place for only one night’s sleep (or attempt to sleep) when I saw a big, tan truck pull up. Dogs were barking all around me; however, I stayed quiet, hoping for no chaos. The man and woman who got out of the truck looked happy and friendly, as they walked toward me in the sunshine. Imagine my amazement when the woman called out my name! “Hi, Bailey!” she called. I looked around to see if she was speaking to someone else but she was looking directly at me. I stood, curiously wondering how to respond. They disappeared through the doorway to the main building. My heart sank as I learned not to get my hopes up. Suddenly, they appeared in the yard by my place and the smiling woman gently said my name again, “Hello there, Bailey!” The director was with this friendly couple as they walked across the yard to my doorway. My face must have revealed my joy in seeing these friendly folks because they began remarking how cute I was! I demurred to them, not wanting to appear overanxious, aggressive, or assuming. I shouldn’t have worried about that at all. As the smiling woman approached, she calmly stroked the top of my head and behind my ears. I couldn’t help it, but my tail began to wag like crazy.

I didn’t understand a lot of people-talk then; but I heard the man say something about “home.” The director started to lead me through the outside door. The hoomans came outside and opened the back door to their truck. I love to ride so I hopped right in!

The nice man and woman were already in the front seat and talked excitedly to each other and to me! We were going “home,” the lady said as she looked at me in the back seat. I was so excited that I reached up with my front paw to stroke the lady’s face, unaware that my claws would scratch her. She didn’t get mad at me because she knew I didn’t mean

to hurt her. Instead, she stroked my head and ears again as I smiled my thanks to them both. The truck went backward, then started forward on our journey down the road while the shelter disappeared behind us. That’s how my hoomans changed my life forever that day.

I’ve been told by a lot of my Mamma and Daddy’s friends and family that I hit the lottery when they found me. I don’t know what that means, exactly, but I love Mamma and Daddy and my home so much!

I have strutted through the house each time I have returned from the groomer’s as I showed off my new kerchief and handsome self to my parents. I love being my hoomans’ well-behaved boy and getting praised, rewarded, and loved when I am good. They tell me I’m the best boy in the whole wide world - who knows, maybe I’m a hooman now, too!

Although I had no idea what “hitting the lottery” meant, I was one lucky boy when my hoomans found me ten years ago. I think Mamma and Daddy may feel the same way!

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About The Author
Denise, a writer, and her husband, Jim, along with their yellow labrador retriever, Bailey, live in LaFayette GA. The Shahans are active members of LaFayette First Baptist Church. At 71 years young, Denise recently graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree.
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Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

This Grilled Peach and Arugula Salad is a feast for the senses. The sweetness of the grilled peaches, the peppery arugula, and the tangy feta cheese come together in a symphony of flavors that perfectly captures the essence of early summer.

When the sun begins to warm the air and nature bursts into vibrant hues, early summer brings a bounty of fresh produce and an opportunity to savor the season’s flavors. This recipe captures the essence of June with its bright and refreshing ingredients, creating a dish that not only delights the taste buds but also celebrates the abundance of the season with a perfect blend of sweet and savory.

Gather your loved ones, set a table in the warm evening breeze, and indulge in this delectable creation that honors the vibrant spirit of June. Cheers to the joys of the season!


For the Salad:

• 4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted

• 6 cups fresh arugula

• 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

• 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

• 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

For the Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette:

• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

• 2 tablespoons honey

• 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

• Salt and pepper to taste


• Preheat the grill: Brush the peach halves with a bit of olive oil and grill them over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until grill marks appear. Remove and let them cool.

• Prepare the vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, and olive oil until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

• Assemble the salad: On a large platter, arrange the fresh arugula. Top it with grilled peaches, cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped basil.

• Drizzle with vinaigrette: Just before serving, drizzle the honey balsamic vinaigrette over the salad. Toss gently to ensure every bite is coated with the delightful dressing.

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The Road I Travel

If you get there before I do, Tell Him I’m coming too. When you make it through that narrow gate Tell him I’ll lay down my load someday.

I’m a soldier fighting for the right. Nothing will scare me, not even the night. I’ll pick up my crown when I get home. But for now, I’ll carry my sword as I roam.

Praise God, I’ll lay down my sword when I get there. But while I travel this earth, Satan better beware. For I’m in the army of God, And over Satan’s head, I’ll trod.

Yes, I’ll smite all my enemies As Jesus encourages me. So you better wake up, Satan. I’m fighting my way to heaven. Yes, I’m going home!

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Mouse Creek Pharmacy

Mouse Creek Pharmacy stands as a trusted health resource for the community of Cleveland, TN. It's a place where the staff knows customers by name and genuinely cares about their health. Here's a closer look at what makes Mouse Creek Pharmacy a key player in community health.

Personal Touch in Health Care

At Mouse Creek Pharmacy, the approach to health care is personal. The pharmacists and staff make an effort to get to know each person who walks through the door. This personal touch is particularly important for those managing chronic conditions, as the pharmacy staff provides consistent support and guidance, making it easier for individuals to manage their health. Want to know more about the staff? See the “about us” tab on their website for introductions. It’s that personal service that generates responses like this one, “Mouse Creek Pharmacy has the small, hometown service that you can't find just anywhere. They treat you like a friend when you come in the door. Jason and GP will take care of you and are always trying to save you money without having to ask them. That's service you can't beat.”

Wide Range of Services

The pharmacy offers more than just prescription refills. It has a variety of services aimed at keeping the community healthy, including vaccinations, health screenings, and medication management programs. These services are designed to be convenient, reducing the need for multiple appointments or trips to different healthcare providers. For those who can't make it to the pharmacy or prefer to stay home, Mouse Creek Pharmacy offers online prescription refills and telehealth consultations, keeping up with the needs of modern health care. Mouse Creek Pharmacy accepts all commercial insurances, Medicare part D, Tricare, Medicaid and Tenncare insurance, and will also match the GoodRx discount price.

Education and Community Involvement

Mouse Creek Pharmacy also focuses on educating the community about health and wellness. Concerned about updates on COVID-19? They provide a convenient link at

the top of their website. This link immediately provides updates in a “Frequently Asked Questions” format. Through workshops and information sessions on topics like diabetes management and the importance of nutritional supplements, the pharmacy empowers individuals to take charge of their health. Additionally, the pharmacy is actively involved in the community, participating in local events and health fairs, and supporting local teams. This engagement reflects a commitment to not just individual health but the overall well-being of the community.

Looking Forward

As health care continues to evolve, Mouse Creek Pharmacy adapts to meet the changing needs of its community. Its blend of personal care, comprehensive services, and community involvement ensures it remains a valuable health resource. The pharmacy's dedication to knowing its customers and providing personalized care sets it apart in an industry that often feels impersonal. Mouse Creek Pharmacy is more than just a place to pick up medicine. It's a community hub where people can receive quality health care, find support in managing their health, and connect with others. Its role in the community goes beyond filling prescriptions—it's about building healthier lives.

Conveniently located at 570 Paul Huff Pkwy Nw, Cleveland, TN, 37312, the pharmacy is open Monday through Friday 9 am to 7 pm; Saturday 9 am to 4 pm; (not open on Sundays). See the website www.mousecreekpharmacy.com for more information. Or call (423) 790-0443.

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for Health & Fitness

The Number One Dietary Fountain of Youth

“Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart…” So goes the theme to a popular children’s song and joke—but little did we know how true that chorus would turn out to be. Beans and other legumes like lentils may be the most important dietary predictor of survival in older people all over the globe! In 2004, the “Food Habits in Later Life” study was undertaken amongst five different groups from Japan, Sweden, Greece, and Australia. Of all the food factors examined, only one was associated with longer life in every group—their legume intake. For every 20 gram increase (about two tbsp.) in daily intake there was an 8% reduction in mortality. This caused nutritional researcher, Dr. Michael Greger to quip, “… if a can of beans is 250 grams and you get 8% lower mortality for every 20 grams, maybe if you eat a can a day you’ll live forever? Let’s find out!”

The Blue Zones

Around the same time the research above was published, Dan Buettner teamed up with National Geographic and the world’s best longevity researchers to identify places around the world where people live measurably longer and healthier. They identified five specific areas that they called “Blue Zones” where they found that people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than here in the United States! Amongst the dietary factors that these people had in common was a great reliance on a rich array of vegetables and fresh fruits, with meat eaten only on rare occasions. The cornerstone of these long-lived peoples is beans with the favorites including fava, black, soy, and lentils. In fact, so strong is the research behind the health benefits of beans, researchers in Taiwan published a paper in 2012 titled, “A bean-free diet increases the risk of all-cause mortality among Taiwanese women.” So if you want to live long, eat beans, and if you

want to increase your risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and the like eat bean-free.

They’re Good for Your Heart

Beans have megawatt nutritional power and provide truly amazing disease protection. Their low caloric density with plenty of protein, fiber, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals give them strong anti-diabetic and antiobesity effects. They also lower cardiovascular risk by lowering cholesterol, lowering inflammation, and blood pressure. One study, for example, showed that those without legumes in their diet may be at quadruple the risk of suffering high blood pressure! Legumes such as chickpeas have been used to treat high blood pressure and diabetes for thousands of years. Another study showed that simply adding two servings a day of lentils, chickpeas, or beans cut cholesterol levels so much that many participants moved below the range where statin drugs are prescribed!

The Bottom Line

Beans and other legumes are truly superfoods. We avoid them to our own hurt.

Nevertheless, if you are not accustomed to eating beans regularly, I encourage you to take it slowly, starting with about one to two tablespoons a day and building up from there after a few weeks. This will give your body a chance to build up its good bacteria and avoid painful bloating or excess gas. Dried and canned beans are virtually equivalent in nutrition, so go with what you prefer or is most convenient. Beans are the basis of a seemingly endless variety of dishes, limited only by your imagination or cookbooks. So start working them in your weekly meal plans. You will be paid back many-fold in improved health.

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About The Author
Thomas Morrison is the fitness coordinator and a personal trainer at Bradley Wellness Center in Dalton, Georgia, where he has served for the past 23 years.
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Readers of the Lost Ark: 1 Samuel 2-6

The Book of Judges concludes, but Israel’s spiritual apathy persists. In an era of Philistine violence (1 Samuel 2-6), two accounts portray the shocking behavior of Levites toward the Ark of the Covenant. Between these episodes is the ironic respect of the enemy nation. Lost Honor

The portable tent of worship housing the Ark had been at Shiloh since the days of Joshua (Josh 18). Levites from Aaron’s line were custodians of the sacred articles (Leviticus 8-9). Priests led worship following Moses’ Law. The most holy act was performed when blood was applied annually to the Ark for atonement (Leviticus 16).

Representing the people to God was a sanctified responsibility. Representing God to the people meant living holiness before the tribes. Eli’s sons did neither, displaying contempt for their priestly calling. Corrupt, immoral, arrogant, and disrespectful (1 Samuel 2:12-25), Eli’s house faced judgment (2:27-36; 3:11-18). Hophni and Phineas concede to the people’s demand, bringing the Ark to battle against the Philistines (4:1-5). Their ‘God in the box’ mentality mimics Joshua at Jericho (Joshua 4). Unlike Joshua, though, faith is notably absent in Eli’s wayward sons (2:12). Without commandment, they dishonor the LORD by reducing the Ark to ‘good luck charm’ status. They knew better but overstepped holy boundaries. Lost in Battle

Terror-gripped Philistines verbalize more tremendous respect for God (4:6-9). They rally, resoundingly rout Israel’s army, capture the Ark, and slay Eli’s sons (4:10-11). The news is more than Eli can bear (4:12-22). A trophy of war,

the Ark is transported to Ashdod and placed in the fish god’s temple - an act depicting conquest and superiority (5:1-2). God and His Ark, however, are not subservient to Dagon. In silent reversal, the fallen idol lies face down in the dirt, bowing before God. Dagon needed help getting up (5:3). The following day, Dagon lies disfigured in judgment before the Ark (5:4). The Philistines surmise the LORD is in their camp, and every knee bends to Him!

Grievous plagues afflict the Philistines who move the Ark to Gath (1 Samuel 5:5-7). God smites this city severely (5:8-9). In another relocation, residents of Ekron are alarmed (5:10), prompting the return of the Ark to Israel (5:11-12). They respectfully send the Ark with gold replica of the pestilences. The gesture of appeasement hopes that as God goes, He takes the scourge with Him (6:1-9, 17-18). They might not have known better, but they learned enough not to trifle with the LORD.

Lost Reverence

Cattle draw the driverless cart to a particular Israelite town (6:10-12). Field workers harvesting wheat spot the Ark, and celebration erupts (6:13-14). Philistune officials watch the spontaneous Israelite worship from a distance (6:15-16). Seven months (6:1) and seven cities later (4:14, 6:17-18), the Ark is now home! But the unimaginable happens…the Ark is opened, and over 50,000 Israelites perish (6:19).

With its blood-stained cover, the Ark contained God’s Holy Law (Exodus 25:16). Horrifically, the men of Bethshemesh—a Levite town (Josh 21:12-16)—peered into the Ark without the LORD’s authorization. Opening the lid removed the atoning blood, exposing sinful men to the righteous Law, and God’s judgment instantly fell. Human happiness and curiosity must never crowd out heavenly holiness. As Levites, they knew better.

Lost in Time

God is sovereign and worthy of all honor; He cannot be tamed and domesticated. Never to be trivialized, He desires faithful servants. As James (4:17) admonishes, “…to him who knows to do good, and does not do it, to him it is sin.”

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The Greek hero Achilles is the focal character in the movie Troy (2004). As the story moves to the tragic conclusion of the fall of Troy, Achilles’ actions are all driven by the desire for his name to live forever. Retired presidents build libraries in the hopes of establishing their legacies. Philanthropists donate large sums of money to ensure buildings bear their name. Have you spent much time thinking about what you might leave behind?

Leaving a legacy of faith is not merely about one’s belief system, but it is a way of life that is meant to be shared and passed on to future generations. By living a faithful life, Christians become living testimonies of the power of their faith, serving as inspiration and guidance to those around them. As the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Corinthians, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV).

1 John 3:18 NIV states, “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” Christians can leave a profound legacy of faith by actively demonstrating love and compassion in their daily interactions. The parable of the Good Samaritan emphasizes the importance of showing love and mercy to others, regardless of their background or circumstances. By loving in this way, believers can inspire others to embrace their faith and follow in their footsteps.

As Christians, we have a responsibility to pass on our faith to succeeding generations. We can have this impact in many ways, such as family discussions, mentoring, teaching Sunday school, or modeling how to share our faith with others. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NIV underscores the importance of this task: “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.“ By passing on our faith, Christians ensure that their beliefs continue to shape the lives of others long after we are gone.

When we involve our families in the life of a local church, our children can see that supporting the work of

Christ through the church is a part of the DNA of what it means to be a Christian. Using the metaphor of the body as a picture of the church, the Apostle Paul wrote: “From him [Christ], the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Ephesians 4:16 NIV).

A dear lady in our Sunday School class was recently killed in an automobile accident. She was a person who was involved in a number of ministries within our church as well as the local Baptist association. She was not just involved, but she was key player in those ministries. As we celebrated her life, we realized that she made a lasting impact for Christ on every life she touched. What a legacy!

I am reminded of an anonymous poem I learned in elementary school.

You’ve each been given a bag of tools, A formless block, and a book of rules, And each must make, ere life has flown, A stumbling block or a stepping stone.

May we all strive to be the kind of stepping stone our friend was.

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he has served churches as a pastor, been involved in mission trips to Africa, Canada, and Alaska, and participated in archaeological excavations in Israel for several years. 42 // June 2024
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When No Works Out for the Better

The answer was no, emphatically no. In fact, the declination was accompanied by the secured fact of never. He didn’t let it stop him.

George Washington Carver entered his laboratory in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1896 fully expecting to delve into the Creator’s world and discover many mysteries. Carver recalls, “When I was young, I said to God, ‘God, tell me the mystery of the universe.’ But God answered, ‘That knowledge is for me alone.’ So, I said, ‘God tell me the mystery of the peanut.’ Then God said, ‘Well George, that’s more nearly your size.’ And He told me.”

From that conversation between a humble, brilliantly gifted servant and his Creator came ripple effects of miraculous size stemming from one of nature’s smallest products. Carver is credited with revolutionizing the economy with peanut products, his crop rotation plan, and his commitment to education about growing plants.

Although he had his critics, his enthusiasm and patient style were contagious. In today’s vernacular, Carver would be considered an influencer with thousands of followers. This award-winning scientist didn’t live when global access to knowledge and information was abundant. Social media, texting, and live streaming would come much later. How did he tap into such an extraordinary body of knowledge and methods? He lived a life of prayer without ceasing.

vegetable kingdoms - to understand their relations to each other, and our relations to them and to the Great God who made all of us. I ask Him daily and often momently to give me wisdom, understanding, and bodily strength to do His will; hence I am asking and receiving all the time.”

Are you tapped into the “unlimited broadcasting station”? Or is it a challenge to keep tuned in with the Lord? Carver teaches, “God is going to reveal to us things He never revealed before if we put our hands in His. No books ever go into my laboratory. The thing I am to do and the way of doing it are revealed to me. I never have to grope for methods. The method is revealed to me the moment I am inspired to create something new. Without God to draw aside the curtain, I would be helpless.”

What part of Carver’s statement resonates with you? Practical hope in prayer is readily available to all of us. Staying in tune with the Lord inspires our work, reveals direction, and identifies methods toward our goals. In fact, Carver declares, “Where there is no vision, there is no hope.”

He says, “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.” He explains further, “My prayers seem to be more of an attitude than anything else. I indulge in very little lip service, but ask the Great Creator silently, daily, and often many times a day, to permit me to speak to Him through the three great Kingdoms of the world which He has created - the animal, mineral, and

(This is his paraphrase of Proverbs 29:18.) This applies to any situation, whether the challenge is increasing sales or production, or how to get a toddler in a car seat. The Bible is a very practical book charged with connection to the Lord. He can draw aside the curtain to reveal solutions to anything we face. Carver sums it up, “The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible.”

When the Lord answers no, stay tuned in to His unlimited broadcasting station. There’s more to come. Vision and hope will lead the way!

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A Father’s Love

Most of the time when you hear someone talking about their dad, it brings back memories and how he had an impact on not just your life but everyone’s life that he met. A father is someone who will catch you before you fall, pick you up, brush you off, and let you try again. A father will pray with you and tell you it will be ok when you cry. He will correct you when you break the rules. A father will always try to keep you from making mistakes, by teaching and showing you the right way, yet he will let you find out on your own that experience is the best teacher.

the earth.” The other place is Exodus 20:12 which reads, “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”

The Bible says in *Proverbs 23:26, “Give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” Once you ask God to come into your heart and you accept him as your savior, you realize this is how the love of our Father in Heaven is. My father taught me how to enjoy the journey in this life and to build my life around the truth in God’s word. He would always tell me something that his dad and mom told him: if you obey your parents, you will live a long life on earth and that God will reward you for this. The Bible tells us of this in two different places. Ephesians 6:1&3 says, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on

Throughout my years, my father would teach me to live by faith. For instance, when I was younger, he would plant a garden. I would watch as he would plant those seeds down in the dirt. About every other day, he would go back out to the garden to till in between the rows that he had planted. I would ask, “How do you know that something is going to grow there?” He would respond, “You have to have faith, believe for what you are taking care of, and trust the Lord above that He will provide. The Bible tells us of this type of trust in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding, and, in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” I still capture those moments when he is always trying to help someone in some way whether it was holding the door open for someone, giving someone money for groceries, or just praying with them with encouraging words. My father would always remind me, “You can’t out give God!” The Bible speaks of this in Proverbs 3:9-10, “Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase, and so shall thy barns be filled with plenty.” It also tells us this in 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, “But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”

As I said, my father taught me how to enjoy the journey in this life and to build my life around the truth in God’s word. My father continues to influence each day of my life. Thank you, God, for a Godly Father!

*All Scriptures KJV.

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My First Math Lessons

Some things just seem to be stuck in one’s mind. I can remember this instance as if it happened yesterday.

I was around 6 or 7 years old and had some sort of ailment, which was probably my first of many fatal illnesses.

(I have about three or four of those per year and thankfully, I have survived every one of them. In this day and age, all you have to do is a quick search on Google, and bang, you can selfdiagnose, which I am prone to do. Sadly, each one of my diagnoses according to Google has been fatal, just my luck. Thankfully, a few ibuprofen and this 63-year-old hypochondriac gets back in the game until the next fatal illness).

Oh well, back to that first illness, which must have been a doozy, as my mom went all in, before handing me a big spoon full of castor oil. There was no way this ole boy was going to put that thick, tasteless concoction in his mouth.

Before I knew what was happening, my mom brought in reinforcements. Clyde Greeson was standing in front of me. He owned the store on the corner of 4th Avenue, just south of my house and I loved that man more than just about anyone in the world. Clyde told me, “If you will take the medicine, you can have anything that you want from the store, for free!”

Secondly, I got to go down to the store and pick myself out some cookies.

As a kid, if you are smart, you will learn math, and not even be in the classroom. I had two brothers and one sister. I promise you my sister helped me to learn math. Our parents taught us very quickly that if you mistreat your sister in any way, you will wish that you had not done that. So, I learned

another math equation: if you mistreat your sister, it adds up to “the board of education being administered to your backside.” I was getting pretty good at math, though I was a bit slow.

That is where I began to learn math. If I do this, it will add up to this. So I began to mull over all the goodies that I knew lay on the shelves of his store. After a bit of back and forth, I held my nose while my mom pushed that massive tablespoon into my mouth. Before I knew it, I had swallowed that awful stuff. Two things happened on that day. Firstly, I never had that same sickness again.

I have been out of school for 44 years, but I still have to take those math classes, and I am still a very slow learner. It seems that learning math is very biblical, as the Bible tells us “We reap what we sow” (see Galatians 6:7).

I sure do wish Clyde Greeson was around to teach me some more math!

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Cleveland Church Directory

African Methodist Episcopal

Price Memorial AME Zion 254 Dooley Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311


Mission Cleveland 1165 Church St SE, Cleveland, TN 37311


First Apostolic Church Of Cleveland 4859 Freewill Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (229) 343-6880

Assembly of God

The Collectives Church 1976 Westland Dr SW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 641-0193

Triune Assembly 301 Sunset Drive Cleveland, TN 37312


Antioch Baptist Church

2807 Old Alabama Rd. SW McDonald, TN 37353

Avenue Church

1720 Perry St SE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-0489

Beacon Baptist Church 505 Corvin Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 472-7056

Bellefounte Baptist Church

132 Bellfounte Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 336-2312

Bethel Baptist Tabernacle

3165 Buchanan Rd SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 479-5820

Berean Baptist Church

2355 Bucks Pocket Rd SE, Old Fort, TN 37362 (423) 478-1697

Big Spring Baptist Church 1415 Hardwick St SE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-1101

Blue Springs Baptist Church 699 Blue Springs Church Rd SW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-0932

Candies Creek Church

294 Old Eureka Rd Charleston, TN 37310 (423) 479-3731

Cedar Springs Baptist Church 723 Cedar Springs Church Rd SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 479-5506

Center Point Baptist Church 1205 Lower River Rd NW Charleston, TN 37310 (423) 336-2133

Cleveland Cowboy Church 3040 Blythe Rd. Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-7936

Cloverleaf Baptist Church 2290 Waterlevel Highway Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 339-3617

Clingan Ridge Baptist Church 2412 Georgetown Road, NW Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 472-3511

Covenant Baptist Church

249 Calhoun Rd SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 559-2653

Dalton Pike Baptist Church 3055 Benton Pike NE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 472-7606

East Cleveland Baptist Church 1145 Arnold St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-8728

Echos of Mercy Baptist Church 535 Durkee Rd SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 715-9739

Elkmont Baptist Church 4030 Old Freewill Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 479-4600

Emmanuel Baptist Church 1227 Powerline Dr NE, Cleveland, TN 37323

Farmland Community Church 1675 Greendale Dr. SE Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 473-9891

First Baptist Church 1275 Stuart Road Cleveland, Tennessee 37312 (423) 709-9100

Galilee Baptist Church

665 Old Chattanooga Pike SW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 496-2019

Henegar Baptist Church 7423 Mouse Creek Rd. Cleveland, TN 37312

Hopewell Baptist Church 188 Old Georgetown Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 479-3763

Lebanon Baptist Church 1411 Old Parksville Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 479-6700

Macedonia Baptist Church 3119 Spring Place Rd SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 479-1713

Maple Street Baptist Church 1700 Maple St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 478-3622

Maranatha Baptist Church 453 Blue Springs Ln SE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 614-8991

Michigan Avenue Baptist Church 2741 Benton Pike NE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 472-8891

Mt Carmel Baptist Church 7619 Blue Springs Rd, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-1620

New Friendship Baptist Church 1344 Chatata Valley Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 476-6007

New Salem Baptist Church

175 Ladd Springs Rd, Cleveland, TN 37323

North Cleveland Baptist Church 2815 Ocoee St N, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 476-8524

Oak Grove Baptist Church 4452 Bates Pike SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 479-9125

Old Pathway Baptist Church 224 Rymer Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37323

Parkway Baptist Church 185 Meadow Ln SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 339-5522

Philadelphia Baptist Church 910 30th St SE, Cleveland, TN 37323

Philippi Baptist Church 2325 Old Harrison Pike NW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-5385

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 799 Inman Street East Cleveland, Tennessee 37311 (423) 476-4081

Public Church 850 17th St. NW Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 458-4405

Ridgeview Baptist Church 1501 S Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-5119

Samples Memorial Baptist Church

371 Samples Chapel Rd SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 476-2329

Shenandoah Baptist Church 138 Osment Rd SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 339-0103

Shiloh Baptist Church 357 Highway 64 Ocoee, TN 37361 (423) 338-4292

Shiloh Baptist Church 3406 Blair Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 479-5755

Stuart Park Baptist Church 850 17th St NW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-6741

Tasso Baptist Church 164 Old Charleston Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 559-2114

Temple Baptist Church 3070 Harrison Pike, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-6813

Thompson Spring Baptist Church 5660 Bates Pike SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 790-1823

Union Baptist Church 797 Hughes Lake Rd SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 559-1720

Valley View Baptist Church 4657 Spring Place Rd SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 472-7707

Waterville Baptist Church 4555 Dalton Pike SE, Cleveland, TN 37323

(423) 472-5582

West Cleveland Baptist Church 1959 Westland Dr SW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-8927

Westwood Baptist Church 4001 Georgetown Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 472-1534

White Oak Baptist Church 2043 White Oak Valley Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 559-2359


St Therese Catholic Church 900 Clingan Ridge Dr NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 476-8123


Cleveland Christian Fellowship 695 S Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-2642

Church of Christ

North Bradley Church of Christ 1510 Stuart Road NE, Suite 207 Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 473-3298

Church of God

Community Chapel Church of God 807 Blythe Ave SE Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-2143

Church of God Sanctified, Inc. 746 First Street N.E. Cleveland, TN. 37311 (423) 479-3895

East Cleveland Church of God 900 15th St NE Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-3389

Fellowship of Praise Church of God 931 Inman Street East Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-3121

Grace Community Church of God 4745 Mouse Creek Road NW, Cleveland, TN 37312. (423) 614-0708

Heritage Fellowship Church 4635 South Lee Hwy McDonald, TN 37353 (423) 476-6316

International Worship Center Centro Internacional de Adoración 533 Central Ave. NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-1977

Kinser Church of God 141 Kinser Road Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 476-7400

Lakeview Community Church 105 Pound Street SE Cleveland, TN 37323 (423)-790-5805

North Cleveland Church of God 335 11th St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-5513

Michigan Avenue Church of God 515 Minnis Road NE (423) 284-7573

Mt Olive Church of God

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3522 Harrison Pike, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-3381

Mt View Church of God

210 Roadway Dr SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (706) 455-3528

Pine Hill Church of God 1484 Old Alabama Rd McDonald, TN 37353 (423) 488-0939

South Cleveland Church of God 1846 Volunteer Dr SW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-6382

Westmore Church of God

2440 Legacy Pkwy NW Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 479-3415

Church of God of Prophecy

Cleveland Spanish COGOP 2610 Grove Ave. Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 473-7199

Durkee Road COGOP 201 Durkee Rd. Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 472-4384

Keith Street Ministries COGOP 4000 Keith ST. NW Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 476-2448

Peerless Road COGOP 3301 Peerless Rd. NW Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 303-2680

Spring Place COGOP 2530 Spring Place Rd. Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-6414

Union Grove COGOP 533 Union Grove Rd Charleston, TN 37310 (423) 479-5357

Wildwood COGOP 140 Wildwood Ave Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-6584

The Church of God

The Church of God Jerusalem Acres 1826 Dalton Pike SE Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-1597


Fellowship in Christ 1025 Beech Circle NW Cleveland TN 37312 (423) 314-2382

Disciples of Christ

First Christian Church 3625 N. Ocoee Street Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 472-6682


Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church 320 Broad St NW, Cleveland, TN 37311


First Lutheran Church 195 McIntire Ave NE, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 472-6811

Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 4200 Pryor Rd N.E. Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 503-6394


Big Springs Methodist Church 1196 Hardwick St SE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-5242

Black Fox United Methodist 1820 Old Chattanooga Pike SW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 339-1908

Broad Street United Methodist 155 Central Ave NW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-5586

First United Methodist Church 3425 Ocoee St N, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 476-4504

Mt. Zion Methodist Church 7223 Georgetown Rd Cleveland, TN 37312

Pleasant Grove Community Church 3043 Pleasant Grove Church Rd SW Cleveland, TN 37311

Red Hill United Methodist Church 527 Red Hill Valley Road SE Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 728-5413

Tasso United Methodist 1106 Tasso Ln NE, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 479-4457

Trinity United Methodist Church 731 1st St SE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 614-7900

Valley Head Methodist Church 920 Mouse Creek Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 472-0575

Wesley Memorial Methodist 3405 Peerless Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 472-9578


Faith Memorial Church 910 17th St NW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-6281

First United Pentecostal Church 4095 Peerless Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 476-9436

Revolution Life Church 1525 Jones Ave SW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 310-7287

Full Gospel House of Prayer 1500 Wildwood Ave. Cleveland, TN


Cleveland First Church Of The Nazarene 2712 Henderson Ave. Cleveland, TN 37312 423-472-7371

New Hope Church of the Nazarene 4514 Waterlevel Highway Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 473-3379


Benton Pike House Of Prayer 2615 Peach Orchard Hill Rd, Cleveland, TN 37323

Christian Fellowship Ctr 895 6th St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-9591

Church Alive Ministries 6315 Mouse Creek Road NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 476-8133

Church At Grace Point 2595 Old Freewill Rd NW,

Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 728-5050

Cleveland Community Chapel 1823 Forest Ridge Dr. Cleveland, TN 37311

Cleveland Cornerstone Church 533 Broad St NW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-1775

Community Hall Church 1305 6th Street Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-2178

Crossroads Community Church 1000 South Lee Highway Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 716-2871

Dwelling Place Church International 523 Urbane Road NE Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 790-5200

Eagle’s Chapel Church 133 Beaty Dr NW Cleveland, TN 37312

Eleven22 Church 1701 South Lee Hwy Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 488-4526

Evening Light Gospel 200 20th St SE Cleveland, TN 37311

Freedom Fellowship Church 3555 Blue Springs Rd, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 478-0654

God’s Family Fellowship 2823 South Lee Hwy Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 458-4490

Graceway Chapel 221 14th St NW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 728-2226

Jacob’s Tent Fellowship 1080 Montgomery Ave NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

The Journey Church 3191 South Lee Hwy, McDonald, TN 37353 (423) 728-4100

Living By Faith Ministries 1175 King Edward Avenue Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 457-9072

Living Stones Church 4165 Peerless Rd NW Cleveland, TN 37312

Living Word Church 930 25th Street NW Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 339-3028

Mount Zion Prayer Center 650 25th Street NW Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 478-5044

New Life Bible Church 155 S Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-3882

Redemption To The Nations 2750 Keith Street NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 591-7886

Restoration Fellowship 211 Trewhitt Dr SE, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 479-4249

Rock Bridge Community Church 3635 Georgetown Rd, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 641-1485

The Sanctuary 1203 Smith Dr. Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 478-2843

Tasso Christian Church 1135 Tasso Lane, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 479-2705

The TRIBE 1175 King Edward Avenue SE Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 380-8802

Tri-State Cowboy Church 200 Natures Trail SW, McDonald, TN 37353 (Building 3) (423) 303-8954

United Christian Church 2200 Peerless Rd NW, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 479-4277

Unity Christian Ministries 2419 Georgetown Rd NW Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 473-9338

Walker Valley Community 787 Lauderdale Memorial Hwy Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 336-9696

Wings Of Love House Of Prayer 855 5th Street SE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 716-5394


Charleston Cumberland Presbyterian Church 8267 N Lee Hwy, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 336-5004

First Cumberland Presbyterian 161 2nd St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-6751

First Presbyterian Church 433 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-5584

Flint Springs Cumberland Presbyterian Church 515 Flint Springs Rd Cleveland TN. 37323 (423) 284-6397

Prospect United Cumberland Presbyterian Church 310 New Murraytown Rd. NW, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 476-6181

St James Cumberland Presbyterian 151 Short St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 472-5762

Trinity Presbyterian PCA 1780 Stuart Rd. NE, Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 559-9595

Seventh Day Adventist

Bowman Hills Adventist 300 Westview Dr NE Cleveland, TN 37312

Cleveland Fellowship Church 211 Trewhitt Drive Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 400-7054

East Cleveland Seventh-Day 801 Howard Circle SE Cleveland, TN 37311 (423) 476-9299

Ladd Springs Seventh-Day 5860 Bates Pike SE Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 476-1889

Zion Assembly

Zion Assembly Church of God 5512 Waterlevel Hwy, Cleveland, TN 37323 (423) 476-3337

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