This week in faith: Church news

Sheri Walker • Updated Oct 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM

An Area Singspiration, featuring the theme of “He’s All I Need,” will be held on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Lower Shell Creek Christian Church, 8726 U.S. Highway 19E, Roan Mountain. It will feature congregational singing and special music throughout the service. For information, call 542-8867.

New Grace Baptist Church, 3055 W. State St., Bristol, Tennessee, will hold revival services Sunday through Wednesday with Brian McBride as the speaker. Services will be held on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weeknight services will begin at 7. For information, call 652-2938 or visit www.newgracebaptistchurch.org. 

Gray United Methodist Church will host the ETSU BucsWorth Men's Choir during Sunday’s 11:15 a.m. worship service. BucsWorth will present a concert of traditional and contemporary music. A fish fry will follow the service. The concert is free to all and lunch will be provided by donations only.

The Landmarks Quartet from Unicoi will present a worship service in songs on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Bluff City Baptist Church 244 Main St., Bluff City. Group members are tenor, Ernie Phillips from Asheville, N.C; lead, Larry Pate from Unicoi; baritone, Ronnie Webb from Erwin; and bass, Clarence Bailey from Erwin.

The sermon for Sunday’s 9 a.m. service at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 E. Chilhowie Ave. will be “God’s Character.” Sunday school will immediately follow the service. The Wednesday night dinner will begin at 5. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 741-2079.

"The Greatest Commandments" will be the sermon for the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St. Sunday school will not meet; the fifth Sunday fellowship breakfast will be held instead at 9:30 in the fellowship hall. Proceeds will benefit the youth department. Activities for children and youth will begin at 4:30 p.m. The Branch, a contemporary service, will be held at 6:15 in the sanctuary. On Monday evening at 6, the women's Bible study will continue with the study of "Children of the Day." Also at 6, the men's Bible study, led by Steve Reis, will continue. Wednesday evening activities will begin with a meal at 5:45. Following the meal, Miriam Robinson will lead a study of the Disciple John. Today at the Neighborhood Center, 210 W. Maple St., the monthly Community Mission Food Distribution will occur. For information, visit 1stchurchjc.org or call the church office at 928-9222.

Eastside Freewill Baptist Church, 704 Siam Road, Elizabethton will host gospel soloist Russell Bennett from Kingsport for Sunday’s 6 p.m. service. Bennett will provide special music and worship. His services feature a wide range of gospel music selections. 

The sermon topic is “Be Real” for Sunday’s 11 a.m. worship service at Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St. Sunday school will begin at 9:45. The Wednesday night Bible study will meet at 6:30. For information, call the church at 928-1543.

As a one day “Special Meeting,” Bob Sanders from Kingsport will be the guest speaker Sunday at Martindale Baptist Church, 2406 Old Lewis Road. Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school will begin at 10. Wednesday night activities are Bible study and children's Bible Clubs at 6:30. For information, visit martindalebaptistchurch.com.

The message for Sunday at Unity Church of the Tri-Cities, will be "The Art of Expecting Unexpected Income," continuing the series Opening the Door to Prosperity. The service will begin at 11 a.m. at Samadhi Healing Arts Center, 423 W. Walnut St. Coffee and conversation will follow the service and the Lending Library will be open before and after the service. For information, call 423-975-9159 or visit www.unitytricities.org.

ETSU BucsWorth Men’s Choir will perform during the 11:15 a.m. service Sunday at Gray United Methodist Church. Following the service there will be a fish fry that is by donation only. All are welcome.

McCarty United Methodist Church, 104 McCarty Church Road, just off U.S. Highway 11E, Telford, will feature the message "Greed" in Sunday's 9:30 a.m. service. Following the service there will be Bible study in the fellowship hall. For information, call 329-2288.

The Believers will hold a benefit singing for R.J. Gardner on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. King Springs Baptist Church, 1708 Miami Dr. For information, call event organizer, Kenneth Lamons, at 423-609-0765.

“Our Glorious Dwelling Place” will be the message Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 325 E. E St., Elizabethton for the 9:55 a.m. service. A brief fellowship time will immediately follow the service. Sunday school will begin at 11:20. Sunday night’s Bible study will meet at 6 in the fellowship hall. The 4:12 Student Ministries Junior High Class (grades 6-7) will meet from 4:30-5:45 p.m. and the Senior High Class (grades 8-12) will meet from 6-7:45 in the 4:12 Ministries’ House. The Coolagers (grades K-5) will meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Coolager Hut. Wednesday night’s “Life Lessons” Bible study will meet at 6 in the fellowship hall. For information, call 543-3505 or visit www.fumcelizabethton.com or the church’s Facebook page.

Sunday’s 11 a.m. service at Midway Baptist Church, 3414 W. Walnut St. will offer the message “The Lord’s Supper.” Sunday school will begin at 9:45. The evening service will begin at 6:30 featuring the message “Sweet Hour of Prayer: Thanksgiving.”  Wednesday evening services will begin at 6:30. For information, call 926-1650.

First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., will offer the message “Semper Reformanda” during Sunday’s worship services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Youth will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night’s dinner line will open at 5:30 p.m. followed by adult, youth and children’s Bible studies at 6:15. For information, call the church office at 926-5108 or visit www.fpcjc.org.

Dr. Mark Chatman will be the guest speaker Sunday at Grace Baptist Church. His message will be on "Stumbling Blocks.” Services begin at 11 a.m.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church will offer one Holy Communion service on Sunday at 10 a.m., celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Both the Chancel Choir and the Heartsong Band will lead music and all assistant parts in worship will be led by the youth of the congregation. At 5 p.m., all ELCA congregations in the area will meet at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 Broad St., Kingsport, for a deanery-wide Reformation service. The Rev. Dr. Delmer Chilton will preach. Dr. Chilton is a former Assistant to the Bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA. There will be a combined choir of congregations and clergy will handle the different parts of the liturgy. For information, visit our website at www.oslc2.cc.

Called Out Southern Gospel Music Ministry will sing in the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday at St. John Freewill Baptist, 160 Old Rock Quarry Road, Roan Mountain. 

“Called to Care: We are Called to Care For Each Other” will be the message in all Sunday services at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St. Sanctuary services will meet at 8:30 and 11 a.m.; the Journey worship service will meet at 8:30 and 11 a.m.; and the Open Door worship service will meet at 11. Sunday school will begin at 9:50. For information, visit www.munsey.org or call 423-461-8070.

The 10:50 a.m. worship service at Southside Baptist, 1928 Wheeler St. will be led by the youth of the church. The message will be "Jesus is the Ark" by Jamie Gladden, youth pastor. Special music will be presented by Three 18 Worship and Mollie Hilbert. Sunday school will begin at 9:45. The 6 p.m. service will be a time of “Singspiration.” Wednesday night’s Bible study will be held at 6:30. Children and youth activities are provided during each service.

The lesson series, "Living Confidently In Uncertain Times” will continue Sunday at East Unaka Christian Church, 1201 E. Unaka Ave. with the message "Empowering Confidence In Others” during the 9:45 a.m. service. For information, call 423-483-2348.

Living Word Lutheran, 5210 N. Roan St., Gray will offer the theme “What Does it Mean to Be Lutheran” during Sunday’s worship services, held at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school will be held at 9:30. For information, call 423-467-9673 or visit www.Livingwordlutheran.com.

The message during Sunday’s 10:45 a.m. worship service at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 2823 Oakland Ave. will be “The Friend That Is Jesus.” Children's Church also will meet at 10:45. Sunday school and adult Bible classes will begin at 9:45. Sunday’s evening service  will begin at 6. Wednesday night’s prayer and Bible study along with Discovery Club for kids will be held at 6:30. For information, visit oaklandavebaptist.com or the church’s Facebook page.

“But God” will be the sermon for Sunday’s morning worship service at Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St. A series of messages from the book of Ephesians will begin with the message “Time to Celebrate” during the evening service. Family Night will be held Wednesday at 6 followed by Discipleship Training at 7 with a Bible study on “What the Bible is All about.”

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St., will host Rev. Mark Diddle as the speaker for Sunday’s 11 a.m. worship service. The message will be “Reformation, Revival and Renewal.” Sunday school will begin at 10.

The sermon for all worship services on Sunday at  Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St. will be “The Necessity of Faith.” Traditional worship services will begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Gathering Contemporary worship service will be held at 11 in the fellowship hall. Bible study classes will meet at 9:45. For information, visit www.cbcjc.faith or call 926-7121 during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The Sunday sermon at Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church will be "Reformed and Always Reforming." Sunday school will begin at 10. 

“Reformation Today” will be the sermon during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road. Sunday school will begin at 9:15. A joint Reformation celebration service will be held at 6 p.m. with some other PCA churches. Wednesday evening activities will begin with a fellowship supper at 5:45 (reservations are required and may be made by calling 283-4643) followed by prayer and Bible study. For information, www.westminjc.org.

Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 1432 Gray Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough, will feature the message “How to Make Wise Decisions: Pray for Guidance, Get the Facts, Ask for Advice, Calculate the Cost, Prepare for the Problems, Face Your Fears” during Sunday’s contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. as well as the traditional service at 11. Sunday school will be held at 10.

The message at Marvin's Chapel United Methodist Church, 1882 Old Boones Creek Road, for Sunday’s 10:45 a.m. worship service will be “Entrusted With the Gospel, Enthused by the Gospel.” Sunday school will begin at 10. Trunk or Treat and Soup/Sandwich Fellowship with games will begin at 5 p.m. For information, call 423-753-8821.

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St. will offer the message “The Urgency of Love” during Sunday’s 10:45 a.m. service. Heard Mentality, Milligan College’s men’s a cappella ensemble, will present this week’s special music. The church’s Fall Fellowship Luncheon will be held in the hospitality room immediately following the service. Sunday school will be held at 9:45. The church is collecting canned soup, canned vegetables and canned fruit for a local mission. Wednesday’s Bible study will meet at 7 p.m. For information, call 423-928-3197 or email dccsecretary@embarqmail.com.

Jackson Park Church of the Brethren, 100 Oak Grove Ave., Jonesborough, will hold fall revival services Sunday, Nov. 5, through Wednesday, Nov. 8. The Rev. Craig Scruggs, pastor of Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren, will deliver the messages. A covered dish meal will follow the Sunday morning service. The Sunday evening worship service will begin at 6. A meal will be provided Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 with worship services beginning at 6:30. There will be a special message for the children during Wednesday's service.

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