Union Christian Church, 3639 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough: “The Water Test!” Sunday service at 11 a.m. The Lord’s Supper will be observed. Special music by Shane and Melony Broyles. Wednesday’s Bible study and youth meetings will be held at 6 p.m. For information, call 782-8141 or visit www.unioncc.com.
First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St.: "Come and See.” Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:15. Programs for children and youth at 4:30 p.m. followed by contemporary worship at 6:30 in the sanctuary. The church will host Family Promise Sunday through Saturday. Wednesday evening Bible study will begin with a meal at 5:45. Church member Jim Heaton will lead a study of Lydia from the series Women of the Bible. For information, visit 1stchurchjc.org or call 928-9222.
St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive (from Fort Henry Drive), Kingsport: “The Baptism of Jesus: A Gift for You.” Sunday service at 10 a.m. Holy Communion at 11, followed by coffee hour and refreshments. For information, visit www.stpeterskingsport.org, e-mail Vicarofsaintpeterschurch@gmail.com or call 215-258-5261.
First Presbyterian Church, 119 W. F St., Elizabethton: Sunday sermon at 11 a.m. Education hour begins at 9:45. For information, visit www.FPCelizabethton.org or call 423-543-7737.
Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St.: “Listen! God Still Calls.” Sunday sermon at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45. Bible study meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 928-1543.
First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive: "New Dreams.” Sunday services at 8:15, 9:40 and 11:10 a.m. in the worship center and 9:40 and 11:10 a.m. in the CLC. Sunday school will meet at 9:40 and 11:10. A Spanish translation of the 11:10 a.m. service will be available. Small group studies on Wednesday convene at 6:45 p.m. For information, call 232-5700 or visit www.fcc-jc.org.
Southside Baptist Church, 1928 Wheeler St.: "The Beginning of the Signs: A Marriage Miracle.” Sunday service at 10:50 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45. Special music by Carl Moore. Chili Cook Off fundraiser after service, proceeds to sponsor youth Spring Student Conference. The evening service at 6 will be studies in the book of Ephesians. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 6:30. Children and youth activities are provided during each service.
First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St.: “Why Do They Need to Know Jesus?” Sunday services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. community service at 5 p.m. in the worship center with guest speaker Rev. Aaron Murphy, CEO/executive director of Good Samaritan Ministries Inc. and pastor of New Community Life Church. Youth meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night’s dinner line opens at 5:30 followed by adult, youth and children’s Bible studies at 6:15. For information, call 926-5108 or visit www.fpcjc.org.
Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive: "Considering the Obvious!” Sunday service at 9 a.m. in the nave. Heartson service at 11:15 in the fellowship hall. Holy Communion observed at both. Sunday school is set for 10:15. For information, visit www.oslc2.cc.
Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St.: “The Religiously Unconverted” for Sunday morning service. Evening message is “All of Grace and God Gets All the Glory.” Gary Hemphill will provide special music. A Bible study in the book of John continues on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Midway Baptist Church, 3414 W. Walnut St.: “The Temptation of Christ — Part 1.” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45. Evening service begins at 6:30 with the message “Bible Sounds.” Wednesday evening services will begin at 6:30. For information, call 926-1650.
Unity Church of the Tri-Cities, Samadhi Healing Arts Center, 423 W. Walnut St.: "Self- Service or Full Service?” Sunday at 11. Coffee and conversation will follow and the Lending Library will be open before and after the service. For information, call 423-975-9159 or visit www.unitytricities.org.
Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Watauga Ave.: "Come and Be” for morning service as Second Sunday after Epiphany is observed. Sunday school begins at 10.
Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St.: “Prosperity and Success.” Sunday traditional services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary; Gathering contemporary service at 11 in the fellowship hall. Bible study classes begin at 9:45. For information, visit www.cbcjc.faith or call 926-7121 Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St.: “Drink Water.” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10 with a study of Daniel.
Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 2823 Oakland Ave.: “Could a Jury Convict You of Being a Christian?” Sunday service and Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school and Bible classes start at 9:45. Evening service at 6. Wednesday evening Prayer and Bible study is at 6:30 along with Discovery for Kids. For information visit oaklandavebaptist.com or Facebook.
McCarty United Methodist Church, 104 McCarty Church Road, just off 11E, Telford: "Now You See It, Now You Don’t.” Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Bible study in the fellowship hall. For information, call 329-2288.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road: “Men and Women — Acknowledging the Difference.” Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:15. Wednesday’s fellowship supper (call for required reservations) begins at 5:45 p.m. followed by Prayer & Bible study. For information, call 283-4643, or visit www.westminjc.org.
Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St.: “O Master Let Me Walk With Thee” Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Special music by Carroll Billheimer. Wednesday Bible study will meet at 7 p.m. DCC will continue collecting shoes for one of its local missions. For information, call 423-928-3197 or email email@example.com.
East Unaka Christian Church, 1201 E. Unaka Ave.: "Characteristics of God's People.” Sunday service at 9:45. Special music by Fred Balding, baritone. Romans Review class at 4:30 in the fellowship commons. The church continues to collect winter clothing, gloves and mittens, sleeping bags and tents to be distributed directly to homeless persons.
Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church, 1432 Gray Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough: “Call on the Name of the Lord in 2018.” Contemporary service Sunday at 9 a.m. Traditional Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10.
Special Music & Events
Berea Free Will Baptist Church, 2415 Sinking Creek Road: Lumber River Quartet will sing Sunday at 10:45.
Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church, East Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia: The Washington D.C. Saxophone Quartet at 3 p.m., performance and commentary.
Grace Fellowship Church, Johnson City: Financial Peace University, a class that teaches, step-by-step, how to get out of debt, save for the future and escape the routine of living paycheck to paycheck will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs auditorium of the church. Sign up online at gfcnow.com/financialpeace. For more information, visit www.gfcnow.com or daveramsey.com/new-to-dave.
Telford Grace Brethren, 3337 Highway 11E, Telford: Prophecy Conference to be held Jan. 14-16, Sunday through Tuesday. Conference speaker, Mike Wingfield. For information, call 423-257-2880 or 423-525-3422.
First Christian Church of Elizabethton: Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship is inviting all ladies to be the special guests at Tuesday’s meeting, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bud Gentry. For information, call 474-3231 or 542-4856.
Church news may be submitted to Sheri Walker by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; by mail to Johnson City Press, P.O. Box 1717, Johnson City, TN 37605; or by fax to 423-929-7484. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Wednesday. Items will not be accepted by phone.