Please let the Church Office know of anyone that you know who is in need of a Thanksgiving Basket; share names, addresses, phone numbers with the Church office by November 15th.

In lieu of the traditional collection of Non-Perishable food items for making Thanksgiving Baskets because of our present Health situation;

Payne Avenue will accept monetary donations and will provide gift cards to a limited number of families.

You can make your monetary gift at anytime, but please be sure to commit between Sunday, November 15th and Sunday, November 22nd.

Baskets will be available for pick up November 24, 2020. Times will be announced later.

Thank you in advance from the General Missions Ministry.

the general missions


The focus and aims of the General Missions are founded on the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and the ideals embodied in The Christian’s Pledge, i.e, practicing the teachings of Jesus in dealing with others; dedicating our talents, time and resources to spreading the Word of God; winning others to Christ through witnessing, personal services and ministry; encouraging and guiding young people in Christian work and service.

                                                                Eleanor Manning, President

The work of the General Missions is advanced through three circles: 

Eula Mae Crippen Missionary Circle - Denota Fain, Chair  

Lenora Higgins Missionary Circle - Jackie Ingram, Chair

Ada Hamlett Missionary Circle - Edie DuBose-Grooms, Chair   

the   christian   pledge

I am persuaded by the teachings

Of the blessed Bible-

By daily reading, meditation and communion

With my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ-

To live an upright Christian Life,

To practice His teachings in my

Dealings with my fellowman-

To dedicate my talents and give of

My time, influence, and means

To teaching or spreading the Christian religion

At home and abroad-

To win souls through personal service for Christ-

To encourage and help in the enlistment

Of young people in Christian work-

And to make my home a center

Of Christian light and love.

To these ends - I pledge - to devote myself

And seek divine aid and guidance daily-

That I may become a living witness and

a bright and shining light for my Lord.


  • Monthly Group Bible Study ("The Worker:  A Missionary and Educational Quarterly")
  • Regularly scheduled visits to Sick & Shut-In
  • Monthly meals to Sick and Shut-In
  • Care Packages; Cards/letters; Spiritual Support and encouragement to college students
  • Cards and Flowers for support during times of need.
  • Thanksgiving Baskets to Sick and Shut-In and others in need
  • Christmas Baskets to Sick and Shut-In
  • Special Assistance to members and others in need
  • 5th Sunday Missions Observance
  • Financial and other assistance to Community feeding programs
  • Missions outreach to Ronald McDonald House; Love Kitchen; Holston Healthcare Center; Serenity Shelter.
  • Community participation in Church Women United, Compassion Coalition and others
  • Members actively participate in Sunday School, Choirs, Youth Ministry, Special Events/Programs
  • Active participation in Knoxville District Baptist Association activities
  • Active participation in the Knoxville District Women's Meeting every 4th Saturday at different Churches.