Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Churches of Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Churches of Cades Cove..A My Quality time Post  linking to InSPIREd Sunday



Religion was an important part of life in Cades Cove from its earliest days. READ MORE


FYI::: A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor" thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"
Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shall not kill."


DSC_0049 TOWNSEND - Behind the Primitive Baptist Church in Cades Cove is a cemetery where, on a recent afternoon, a National Park Service volunteer told the story of Russell Gregory READ MORE (interesting)


The Cades Cove Methodist Church was organized in the 1820s. The Methodist congregation, like that of the Missionary Baptists, was small.


This picture shows the inside of the little church. There were several rows of pews, an altar/pulpit and  a piano. CLICK to see what Betsy has to say about this church. (Find out why the two doors)


CHURCH BULLETIN BLOOPERS:: The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'


Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

DSC_0066 Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.


Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

DSC_0068 Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help. (Pictured below)

Linda……………..Joe Todd……………………Sara…………….


joetoddsays Joe Todd reporting from The Great Smoky Mountains National Park says,”Thanks for stopping by.. Churches of Cades Cove..A My Quality time Post  linking to InSPIREd Sunday



Hear about those new 'big box' cemeteries? It's one-stop coffin!
Should you age your wine in a wooden coffin? Yes, it's better to casket……..


Linda G. said...

Good pictures of the church and funny quips.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible shots, Joe. I think I would really enjoy a visit to this area. Love the Primitive Baptist Church.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Thanks, Joe, for this post. I love the churches at Cades Cove. Glad you found my post on the Methodist Church.

Did you go over Rich Mountain Road? That first picture looks like it was from there. I have a blog post from there also:


Joe Todd said...

Betsy Yes the first picture was taken from the Rich Mountain Road. Cades Cove,Townsend is just a great area

June said...

Oh boy, Joe, yer a laffriot, aintcha?

I do love the simple little old churches, and these are some good photos.
And thanks for asking. All is well here, and clearly it is with you too. I'm glad.

Janet said...

I've always loved this little church. Took photos of it probably 30 years ago, and I recall one monument in the cemetery that simply said "Mother."

Bruce Clark said...

Very nice looking small church. Nice shots.

E.liza"BETH" said...

hey, Joe ... thanks for linking up. it has been a while since the hubby & i went to Cades Cove. need to do that again soon. have a great sunday!! ( :

Jan n Jer said...

What a quaint little church with so much history. Loved the jokes...too funny!

TexWisGirl said...

the jokes were cute. :) love that little old quaint church!

Faye said...

Oh the humor to be found on church marquees and in bulletins! I've driven through Cades Cove but wasn't looking for churches at the time. Your first photo is just so descriptive for this area--the simple white church in among the trees from a distance. My grandparents and parents were Primitive Baptists from the Appalachains. I went with the Methodists as an adult. A little more live and let live. :-)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful setting for this pretty little church!

Sally in WA said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane with these great shots. It has been many years since my last visit to Cades Cove.

As for the church bulletins...I'm still laughing! Those were awesome.

Thanks for participating this week!