First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St.: "Abide in Jesus" will be the sermon for the 10:30 a.m. worship service. At 9, the fifth-Sunday breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the youth attending the Montreat music camp. Activities for the children and youth are will be held at 4:30 p.m. The Branch, a contemporary worship time, will begin in the sanctuary at 6:15 p.m. Billy Walker, director of music ministries, and the youth attending Montreat will present a music program following the 5:45 p.m. Wednesday meal. On Saturday, at 10 a.m., the monthly Community Mission Food Distribution will occur at the Neighborhood Center, 210 W. Maple St. Information, 1stchurchjc.org, 928-9222.
Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest St., Gray: Sunday service at 11 a.m. Adult and children’s Bible study at 10 a.m. Evening service begins at 6:30 and TRUTH Teen meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday service & prayer begins at 7 p.m. and the Cadets for Christ for children ages 3 years through sixth grade meet at 6:45 p.m. Bus transportation provided on Sunday morning. Information, buffaloridgebaptist.org, 423-477-3311.
Living Word Lutheran, 5210 N. Roan St., Gray: “Remain in Christ and You will Bear Fruit.” Sunday worship times are 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30. Information, 423-467-9673, www.Livingwordlutheran.com
Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m. Bible study will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information, 928-1543.
Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St., Johnson City: “A Church in Transition, Part 1.” The final chapter of “Flickering Lamps” video series will be viewed and discussed during the evening service. Family Night will be Wednesday at 6. Reservations are appreciated by calling the church office at 926-5622 and leaving a message.
First United Methodist Church, 325 E. E St., Elizabethton: “A Life Filled with Resurrection Fruit.” The worship service begins at 9:55 a.m. A brief fellowship time immediately follows the service. Sunday school for all ages begins at 11:20 a.m. 4:12 Student Ministries Jr. (6th-7th) meet Sundays 4:30-5:30 p.m. and Sr. High (grades 8-12) meets Sundays from 5:45-7:30 p.m. in the 4:12 Ministries’ House. The Coolagers (K-5th grades) meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Coolager Hut. Wednesday Night Lenten Bible Study will meet at 6 in the sanctuary. Information, 423-543-3505, www.fumcelizabethton.com.
Munsey United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City: “The Heavenly Banquet” will be the message in the 8:30 and 11 a.m. sanctuary worship service, “Goosebumps God” will be the message in the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Journey worship service. “Revisiting the Lord’s Prayer” will be the message in the 11 a.m. Open Door worship service. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Information, www.munsey.org, 423-461-8070.
Holston Valley Unitarian Church, 136 Bob Jobe Road, Johnson City: “Better Together.” Youth and adult religious education classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday service will be at 11 a.m. Fellowship hour will begin at noon. Information, www.hvuuc.org.
First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City: “What is to Prevent Me?” Sunday worship times will be at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Youth meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night the dinner line opens at 5:30. Adult, youth and children’s Bible studies will be at 6:15 p.m. Information, 926-5108, www.fpcjc.org.
Liberty Fellowship Church, 1011 E. Holston Ave. Johnson City: “Conversion Of A Sinner.” Sunday worship service starts at 11 a.m. Special music provided by Ashley Nickles. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. Children’s church at 11:15 a.m. Sunday night and Wednesday night prayer meeting and Bible study will be at 6. The youth will also meet at 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. Information, 423-330-2247.
McCarty United Methodist Church, 104 McCarty Church Road, Telford: "Follow the Verbs." Service at 9:30 a.m. Following will be Bible study in the fellowship hall. Information, 329-2288.
Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St., Johnson City: “Is Jesus Really God?” at 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with a study of “Acknowledging God.”
St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive, Kingsport: Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Information, www.stpeterskingsport.org
Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City: There will be two services with Holy Communion. Traditional service meets in the nave at 9 a.m. and Heartsong Americana service meets in the fellowship hall at 11:15 a.m. Please use the backing parking lot for the 11:15 service. This Sunday the youth will fill key roles during the services. Youth musicians will assist the Heartsong Band in their worship with a special anthem, "Children of God." Sunday school meets at 10:15 a.m. A nursery is provided and all are welcome. Information, www.oslc2.cc
Midway Baptist Church 3414 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: “Why Did Jesus Die?” Sunday morning service at 11. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. Evening service will begin at 6:30 featuring the message “Genuine Faith In the Midst of Trials” Wednesday evening services will begin at 6:30.
Boones Creek Bible Church, 1528 Old Gray Station Road, Johnson City: Service will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the Lord’s Supper will be observed. Adult Bible fellowships and children's Sunday school will meet at 11 a.m. Stephen Caldwell will be continuing his three-part series on "Discovering the Trinity" during the Evening Gathering at 5:30 and with the concluding talk during the Wednesday Evening Gathering. All Wednesday gatherings begin at 6:45 p.m. with Pioneer Children's Club, teen ministry, prayer and Bible study. Information, 423.477.3011, bcbible.org
Watauga Ave. Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Watauga Ave, Johnson City: “Travel Plans.” Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. The Lunch Bunch will be dining at Southern Craft BBQ following worship.
Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St., Johnson City: “Now … This Changes Everything.” Sunday school is at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. with the sermon, “A New Creation.” Stephen Moore will present special music. Wednesday evening Bible study will meet at 7. Information, 423-928-3197, firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 W. F St., Elizabethton: Education hour at 9:45 a.m. with service at 11 a.m. Weekly events continue as scheduled with meditation on Wednesday at 7 p.m., Thursdays with Jesus at 10:30 a.m. and yoga on Friday at 10 a.m.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City: “Remain in Me.” Services will be available at 8 and 10:45 a.m. with Holy Communion. Interpreted services for the deaf are available on the second and fourth Sundays at the 10:45 a.m. service.
Union Christian Church, 3639 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough: “The Offensiveness of Grace!” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Lord’s Supper will be observed. Special music by Faye Miller and Joan Furches. Bible study at 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and youth meeting at 6 p.m. Information, 782-8141, www.unioncc.org.
"Living in a Season of Joy" is the topic of the 11 a.m. Worship Service at Eden United Methodist Church, 1620 Mill Springs Road, Jonesborough. Sunday school begins at 9:45 am. Youth will meet at 5 pm. and Bible study at 6 pm. Prayer Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, visit www.edenumc.org or call 434-0175.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City: “A Test of Our Sincerity.” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening begins with a fellowship supper (reservations required) at 5:45 p.m., followed by Prayer & Bible Study for all ages. Information, 283-4643, www.westminjc.org.
Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St., Johnson City: “Seeds and Soil.” Traditional worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Gathering contemporary worship service will begin at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Bible study classes are available for all ages and begin at 9:45 a.m. Information, www.cbcjc.faith, 926-7121.
Unity Church of the Tri-Cities: “The Power in Relaxation." The service will begin at 11 a.m. at Samadhi Healing Arts Center, 423 W. Walnut St., Johnson City. Everyone invited to stay for coffee and conversation. The Lending Library will be open before and after the service.
Special events and sermons
Called Out: Called Out Southern Gospel Music ministry will sing in the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, April 29, at St. John’s Freewill Baptist Church in Roan Mountain.
Singspiration: The Area Singspiration, sponsored by the Carter County Christian Men's Fellowship, will be held Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m., hosted by Southside Christian Church, 1610 Southside Road, Elizabethton. The service theme is "In Christ Alone" with Phillip Smith as worship leader. There will be great congregational singing as well as many special music solos and ensembles from the area Christian churches.
Church Women United: The Johnson City District of Church Women United will meet on Friday, May 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Bethel Christian Church at 701 Depot St. in Jonesborough. This will be a salad luncheon and participants are asked to bring a salad. May Friendship Day will be celebrated. The program will be led by the women of Phillippi Church of Elizabethton. All women of all church denominations are invited. Information, call Terry Bailey at 423-202-0027.
Cornerstone Village, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, TN will host the singing group No Name But His on Monday evening, April 30, at 6. No Name But His is a local gospel group that enjoys spreading God's word in music throughout the area. The group consists of Dave Dugger, Charlie Edwards, Bob Heaton, Gary Simerly, Evelyn Dugger, Jimmy Dunn and Haley Younce.
Benefit singing: A benefit singing for Wendell and Cindy Phillips will be held at Elk River Baptist Church, 5117 U.S. Highway 321 in Butler on Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m. Singers include Sacred Journey, Sounds of Victory and Jennifer Gillenwater. Information, call Jackie Wiseman at 423-542-5453.
World Day of Prayer: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, will open its doors on Thursday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for anyone to come in and pray. The National Day of Prayer mobilizes unified public prayer for America. Anyone may come in and stay as long as they wish to offer up whatever prayers they have upon their hearts and minds.
Fashion show: St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church in Johnson City will present the Men of Distinction Fashion Show Saturday April 28. The event will feature pastors and their deacon or steward and will be at 6 p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center.