Whether you are a resident of Blount County or visiting for the holidays, one of the highlights of your Christmas in the Smokies is sure to be attendance at one of the many services held for the holiday. The good news is that you will find a church in almost every denomination, including Evangelical, Baptist, United Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Church of Christ, Episcopal, Evangelical Lutheran and more.

Christmas is a beautiful time to attend a worship service. For many people, it invokes memories of Christmas or Christmas Eve services attended as a child, and so many of the songs and messages are familiar and comforting at this time of year.

You will also find churches in most towns, including Townsend, Maryville and Alcoa, among others. A brief list of those with noted Christmas services would include the following churches in Maryville:

  • First Apostolic Church
  • Fairview United Methodist Church
  • Meadow Church of God
  • Clarks Grove Presbyterian Church
  • Dotson Memorial Baptist Church
  • Eagleton Village Baptist Church
  • East Walland Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • Friendship Baptist Church
  • Maryville Tabernacle Church
  • Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
  • Piney Level Baptist Church

You can also consider these churches in Townsend:

  • Bethel Baptist Church
  • C B M Ministries Inc
  • Coalition For Appalachian Ministries
  • Friendly Hill Baptist Church
  • Kinzel Springs Baptist Church
  • Saint Francis Catholic Church
  • Townsend Church Of God
  • Tuckaleechee United Methodist Church
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish
  • Parkway Baptist Church of Townsend
  • Shepherd’s Glory Full Gospel Fellowship
  • Caylors Chapel Baptist Church

Mt. Pleasant AME Zion Church in Rockford also has services with musical selections. A list of other churches in the area would include the following, but as some are historical or not regularly open for services, you should phone ahead or go online to check worship times over the holidays:

  • Allegheny Church
  • Butterfly Gap Church
  • Cades Cove Memorial Church
  • Cades Cove Methodist Church
  • Cades Cove Missionary Baptist Church
  • Cades Cove Primitive Baptist Church
  • Carpenters Campground Methodist Church
  • Centenary Baptist Church
  • Centenary Methodist Church
  • Centennial Presbyterian Church
  • Forest Hill Baptist Church
  • Forest Hill Presbyterian Church
  • Four Mile Baptist Church
  • Gethsemane Church
  • Gospel Temple Church
  • Harts Chapel Presbyterian Church
  • Hillcrest Church
  • Kagleys Chapel Baptist Church
  • Laws Chapel Baptist Church
  • Liberty Church
  • Logans Chapel Methodist Church
  • Louisville Presbyterian Church
  • Maryville Presbyterian Church
  • Millers Cove Presbyterian Church
  • Morning Star Church
  • Mount Lebanon Baptist Church
  • Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church
  • Mount View Church
  • Mountain View Church
  • Mountcastle Methodist Church
  • Nelson Chapel Church of Christ
  • New Providence Primitive Baptist Church
  • Newcastle Presbyterian Church
  • Nine Mile Creek Baptist Church
  • Old Kagley Church
  • Old Piney Grove Church
  • Peck Memorial Church
  • Pine Level Church
  • Piney Grove Church
  • Pistol Creek Baptist Church
  • Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
  • Pleasant Hill Church
  • Saint John’s Lutheran Church
  • Six Mile Baptist Church
  • Twin Oak Church

Music is Always a Part of Worship – Especially at Christmas

One thing that you can be sure of, however, is that almost every congregation, whether very small and traditional or large and accompanied by an organ or contemporary band is likely to celebrate the season in song. Many of the area’s churches offer community events and concerts, and even meals.

If you are shy about attending a church for the first time, you could not pick a better time than Christmas. The people of Blount County are well known for their hospitality and welcome, but even more so when a newcomer arrives for such a wonderful service and celebration. So, if you want an unforgettable Christmas, consider the many churches listed here and make a point to pay a visit during your stay or during the season.