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This week in faith: Church news

Sheri Walker • Updated Feb 2, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Services & Sermons

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St.: “Our Story.” Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. with speaker Drew Cradic, church youth leader. Holy Communion will be observed. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., youth and children's programs will at 4:30 p.m. The Branch, a contemporary worship service, held in the sanctuary at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday evening programs for children and youth at 4:30. Adult programs begin with a meal at 5:45 followed by a Bible study from the series, "Women of the Bible." Church member Fran Waterbury will lead the study of Sarah. Information, 1stchurchjc.org or 928-9222.

Union Christian Church, 3639 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough: “Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness!” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Lord’s Supper will be observed. Special music by Allen Sellers. Bible study at 10 a.m. Wednesday’s Bible study and youth meetings at 6 p.m. Information, 782-8141 or www.unioncc.com.

First Presbyterian Church, 119 W. F St., Elizabethton: Sunday service at 11 a.m. Education Hour at 9:45. Meditation service on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Thursdays with Jesus, 10:30 a.m.-noon, reading “Moral combat,” by R. Marie Griffith.

Munsey United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St.: “Know Doubt … And Know That You’re Not Alone.” Sunday sanctuary services and Journey worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Open Door worship service at 11. Sunday school at 9:50. Information, www.munsey.org or 423-461-8070. 

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive: Traditional Sunday service in the nave at 9 a.m. Heartsong service at 11:15 in the fellowship hall (park in the back lot, enter through the back door). Holy Communion observed at both services. Sunday school at 10:15. Information, www.oslc2.cc.

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St.: “Focus.” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45. Bible study Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Information, 928-1543.

Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest Street, Gray: Sunday service at 11 a.m. Adult and children’s Bible Study at 10. Evening service at 6:30; TRUTH Teen meeting at 5:30. Wednesday service and prayer begins at 7 p.m. Cadets for Christ, for children ages 3 years old to grade 6, meet at 6:45. Bus transportation provided on Sunday morning. Information, buffaloridgebaptist.org or 423-477-3311.

Living Word Lutheran, 5210 N. Roan St., Gray: “When You Can’t See God’s Purpose, Hold Onto His Promises.” Sunday services at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30. Information, 423-467-9673 or www.Livingwordlutheran.com.

First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St.: “Created for Community” continues the series “Vision Quest.” Sunday services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Youth meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night’s dinner line opens at 5:30 pm; adult, youth and children’s Bible studies at 6:15. Information, 926-5108 or www.fpcjc.org.

McCarty United Methodist Church, 104 McCarty Church Road, just off 11E, Telford: "Secrets, Secrets, Secrets.” Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. followed by Bible study in the fellowship hall. Information, 329-2288.

Southside Baptist, 1928 Wheeler St.: "An Offer You Must Not Refuse.” Sunday service at 10:50 a.m. Special music by the Southside Trio. Sunday school at 9:45. Evening service at 6 continues the study in Ephesians. Special music by Tina Lunsford. Wednesday night’s Bible study at 6:30. Children and youth activities provided during each service. 

St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive, Kingsport: “This is how Christians are made and sustained in the faith.” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Christian Education hour at 10. Information, www.stpeterskingsport.org and Vicarofsaintpeterschurch@gmail.com.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 E. Chilhowie Ave.: “A New Day at Evening.” Sunday service at 9 a.m. with observance of Holy Communion, followed immediately by Sunday school. Wednesday dinner at 5 p.m., reservations required. Call 741-2079. 

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St.: “Where Should I Plant?” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with a study of Daniel.

First United Methodist Church, 325 E. E St., Elizabethton: “Everyone Needs Jesus.” Sunday service at 9:55 a.m. followed by a brief fellowship time. Sunday school at 11:20 a.m. Also on Sunday a Bible study will be held at 6 in the fellowship hall; the 4:12 Student Ministries Junior High Class (grades 6-7) will meet from 4:30-5:30 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, 543-3505, www.fumcelizabethton.com or Facebook.

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St.: “Warming Up For Worship” begins series, “Every Day A Celebration.” Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45. Special music by Vega Crummer. Wednesday evening Bible study at 7. The church is collecting shoes for one of its local missions. Information, 423-928-3197 or dccsecretary@embarqmail.com.

Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 2823 Oakland Ave.: “Are You in Adam or in Christ?” Sunday service and Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes and adult Bible study at 9:45. Sunday evening service at 6. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study at 6:30 along with Kid's Discovery Club. Information, oaklandavebaptist.com or Facebook.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road: “Gifts of the Holy Spirit.” Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:15. Wednesday evening Fellowship Supper at 5:45 p.m. (reservations required) followed by prayer and Bible study classes. Information, 283-4643 or www.westminjc.org.

Eden United Methodist Church, 1620 Mill Springs Road, Jonesborough: "When Life comes at you Fast.” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45. Youth meet at 5 p.m., Bible study at 6. Prayer Circle on Thursday at 7 p.m. Information, edenumc.org or 413-0175.

Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St.: “Prepared for a Comeback.” Traditional sanctuary services on Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The Gathering contemporary service begins at 11 in the fellowship hall. Bible study classes at 9:45. Information, www.cbcjc.faith, or call 926-7121, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St: “The Good News Really IS Good News” for Sunday morning service. “Everything Has Changed: A Brand New People” for the evening service. Discipleship Training at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Watauga Ave.: "The Blessing of Atonement” for Sunday morning service. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by intinction will be observed. Sunday school at 10 a.m. 

First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive: "Chiseled through Baptism” continues sermon series “Chiseled.” Sunday services in the worship center at 8:15, 9:40 and 11:10 a.m. Services in the CLC at 9:40 and 11:10 a.m. Sunday school at 9:40 and 11:10. A Spanish translation of the 11:10 am service will be available. Wednesday evening small group studies begin at 6:45. Information, 232-5700 or www.fcc-jc.org.

Special Music & Events

Grace Fellowship Church, 2314 S. Greenwood Drive: Sunday, Feb 11, 1:30-6:30 p.m., “Expectations vs. Reality: Making Sense of Parenting,” free parenting conference for parents of children ages 0-18. Guest speakers, authors Sissy Goff and David Thomas of raisingboysandgirls.com. Topics include “Intentional Parenting,” “Navigating the Emotional World of Kids,” “Navigating the Relational World of Kids,” “How to Talk To Your Kids About Sex” and “Taming the Technology Monster!” To learn more and sign up, visit gfcnow.com/parenting.

(PHOTO ON FILE) Cane Creek Freewill Baptist Church, 10 Hazen Ledford Road, Bakersville, N.C.: Sunday, 10 a.m., Called Out Southern Gospel Music Ministry will sing.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive: Sunday, 11:15 a.m., the Heartsong Band will debut its Americana-style version of Chris Tomlin's new worship song, "Resurrection Power.” Information, www.oslc.church.

Oak Grove Baptist Church, 396 Oak Grove Road, Gray: Saturday, 8 a.m., Brotherhood Breakfast.

First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive: Tuesdays, Feb. 6-May 1, 6:45-8:30 p.m., in Room G-19 on the atrium level, GriefShare program w/Steve Hill, from mourning to joy, stand alone sessions with video presentations. Information, 423-833-4140, griefshare.org, 423-232-5700 or fcc-jc.org.

Church of Jesus, 809 W. Main St.: Sunday, 6 p.m., The Greenes from Boone, North Carolina, will sing.

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