Awana at Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2144 Old Highway 95, Lenior City, holds Awana 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the church. Awana is a Scripture-based memory program for toddlers and preschool children up to fifth grade. Awana includes games, crafts and Bible study. To register, visit For more information, call 865-360-0712 or 865-986-7540.

Pastor anniversary celebration

Toqua Community Church, 930 Highway 360, Vonore, will commemorate the Rev. Timothy Heaton’s sixth year with the church during a service at 5 p.m. March 20. Southern gospel artist Jessie Conner will perform, and the church will provide food and refreshments.

Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer 2016, a worldwide initiative of Christian women from numerous traditions to emphasize the need for collective prayer, will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday in the Trinity United Methodist Church sanctuary, 300 West Second Ave., Lenoir City.

The event is recognized in 170 nations on the first Friday of March each year.