Churches across Tellico Village have shut their doors over the last month but will look to soon reopen following Gov. Bill Lee’s decision to end a statewide safer-at-home order.

COVID-19 has pushed churches all over Loudon County to shut their doors to the public, but many leaders are doing what they can to keep the spirit alive in their congregations in a time where face-to-face interactions are limited.

Moving into a new home or dealing with the loss of a spouse are challenging and difficult experiences, but a group of women in Tellico Village is finding ways to cope through the Bible and friendship.

Growth in membership and attendance has led to an expansion of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church.

Members of the Community Church at Tellico Village celebrated pastor John Orr’s 10th year of service Sunday.

Moving to Tennessee was never in the plans for the Rev. Brian Truog, 63, but God had other ideas.

The Rev. Ray Powell, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church priest, far left, speaks with 80 parishioners during an outdoor mass and picnic held Sept. 9 at the Tugaloo Pavilion. He welcomed participants of the church's Adult Faith Formation classes and small groups and encouraged their dedic…

Members of the Community Church at Tellico Village placed hands on the Rev. Jennifer Rutter and prayed Sunday evening to welcome her as associate pastor.

St. Thomas Women’s Guild invited 14 local vendors to set up booths before the guild’s annual luncheon and fashion show that would cater to more than 200 guests.

Members gathered around new associate pastor the Rev. Kem Lindsay during Sunday morning’s service at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village.

Members of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church gathered Sunday afternoon at Little Italy of Tellico to reflect on the past and celebrate the church’s official fifth anniversary.

Members of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church gathered Saturday morning to tackle issues that impact Christians in the United States.

Nearly 70 people from the Atlanta area arrived in Loudon County May 3-5 to take part in a retreat at the Community Church at Tellico Village for Partners in Ministry.

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Several members of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church were part of a group of roughly 20 to take a trip to the Holy Land in December, which some called an eye-opening experience.

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Hundreds of members of the Community Church at Tellico Village lined up in the lobby after service ended Sunday morning to say “thank you” for 25 years of dedication.

The hallways of First Baptist Church in Tellico Village buzzed as residents spoke to professionals as part of the church’s health fair.

Residents came in from the cold rainy weather last week and warmed themselves with a meal as part of Kids First Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District’s annual Soup’s On fundraiser.

In hopes of making an impact in their community, Dirk and Jennifer Cox are partnering with the Community Church at Tellico Village to build a home for Loudon County Habitat for Humanity.

Members and visitors filled the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Tellico Village on Sunday for the annual Hanging of the Green service.

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The Rev. Brian Truog, senior pastor of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, will put his months of training to good use Saturday when he participates in the RunLoco marathon.

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Members packed the sanctuary Sunday morning at the Community Church at Tellico Village to look at the past and toward the future.

The Community Church at Tellico Village will celebrate its 30th anniversary Sunday during Homecoming Sunday.

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Each Thursday morning, the sound of chatter can be heard in the Tanasi Golf Course clubhouse as men from all Christian denominations gather for fellowship.

The Rev. Ray Powell is still relatively new to Loudon County, but parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church are already making him feel welcome.

Community Church at Tellico Village recently awarded four-year scholarships valued at $7,000 to Alexia Angelos of Lenoir City High School, Brooklynn Nichole Herold of Greenback School, Aaron Lay of Sequoyah High School and Lizabeth Simmons of Loudon High School. Angelos plans to attend the U…

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Each month a group of women comes together at First Baptist Church in Tellico Village in hopes of bettering themselves.

Various efforts supported by First Baptist Church in Tellico Village were on display May 23 in hopes of spreading awareness to its congregation during a Missions Outreach Fair.

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For many, Palm Sunday church services were a joyous time, representing the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem.

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Members of the Community Church at Tellico Village gathered Sunday after morning worship to celebrate a milestone.

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Twice a year, men from churches through East Tennessee, including the Community Church at Tellico Village and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, visit Morgan County Correctional Complex.

The passing of keys from Loudon County Habitat for Humanity to new homeowners is a special occasion for the community.

For more than a decade, women at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church have been coming together once a month to create miniature baby blankets in the name of love.

Villagers huddled close to fires, bundled under blankets and sipped on coffee and hot cocoa as those from different walks of life gathered Dec. 12 to celebrate the Christmas season.

Members and visitors at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village filled the sanctuary Sunday morning to celebrate the start of the Christmas season.

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Churches throughout Loudon County have been busy collecting items and packing shoeboxes to send to children in other countries through Operation Christmas Child.

The Community Church at Tellico Village recently broke ground on its fifth house for Loudon County Habitat for Humanity.

First Baptist Church of Tellico Village will kick off a three-month celebration next week, beginning a series of four events.

Members of the Community Church at Tellico Village have named a familiar face in the Rev. Stephen Prevatte as senior pastor.

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When Steve and Kelli Prevatte were first approached by their daughter, Anna, about the idea of her spending nine months abroad on missions, they were unsure.

Churches in Tellico Village have a full slate of events planned in honor of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Last fall, in an attempt to bring people in the church together, Debbie Musson started a “Dinner for Six” ministry at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village.

The Community Church at Tellico Village made a $20,000 donation Sunday to the Kids First Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District.

The Community Church at Tellico Village kicked off its annual six-performance fine arts concert series with a free jazz concert featuring Tim Puckett and friends.

After much prayer, a nondenominational women’s Bible study began Tuesday as a satellite class at the Community Church at Tellico Village.

For the past 15 years, members of the Community Church at Tellico Village have collected donations to help make Thanksgiving special for selected local families.