Church news

Hannah Swayze • Nov 1, 2018 at 5:21 PM

Sunday services

New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 1906 Stateline Road, Elizabethton: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship will take place at 11 a.m. with a meal to follow. No evening service. New Bethel Free Will Baptist will hold homecoming services and celebrate its second anniversary along with dedicating its new building.

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., Johnson City: All Saints Day will be observed during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Church members who have passed in the last year will be remembered. Holy Communion will be observed. Sunday school will start at 9:15 a.m. Programs for the children and youth will begin at 4:30 p.m. and include a snack supper. Minister of Discipleship and Outreach Steve Reis will lead a contemporary worship service in the sanctuary at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday evening at 5:45, a meal will be served in the fellowship hall and Bible study will follow. Information, 1stchurchjc.org, 928-9222.

First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City: “Jesus of Nazareth, CPA." Services will be held in the Worship Center at 8:15, 9:40 and 11:10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Services will be held in the CLC at 9:40 and 11:10 a.m. Sunday school will meet at 9:40 and 11:10 a.m. A Spanish translation of the 11:10 a.m. service will be available. Information, 232-5700, www.fcc-jc.org.

Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest Street, Gray: Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. Adult and children’s Bible Study at 10 a.m. Truth Teen Meeting Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening service begins at 6:30. Wednesday service and prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Cadets for Christ for children 3 years through the grade 6 will meet Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. Bus transportation provided on Sunday morning. Nursery available for all services. Information, buffaloridgebaptist.org or call 423-477-3311.

By Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 25 Veterans Way, Johnson City: “Letters from War” The congregation will honor and remember veterans with a special service Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Veteran and historian Allen Jackson will be the guest speaker. There will be no evening services.

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: “Marriages Made in Moab.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information, 928-1543.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City: The traditional service meets in the nave at 9 a.m. and the Heartsong Americana worship meets in the fellowship hall at 11:15 a.m. Holy Communion will be observed at both. Please park in the back parking lot for the Heartsong service. A nursery is provided and all are welcome. Information, www.oslc2.cc.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 E. Chilhowie Ave., Johnson City: “What It Is.” Service at 9 a.m. Holy Communion will be observed. Sunday school will follow immediately. Wednesday night dinner will be at 5 and reservations are needed. Information, 741-2079.

Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church 136 Bob Jobe Road, Johnson City: “The Seven Deadly Sins — Yesterday and Today.” The Rev. Jeff Briere will review the seven deadly sins and seven suggestions for updating them. Religion education classes for adults and children begin at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship hour begins at noon. Information, 423-477-7661.

Munsey United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City: “All Saints’ Day” will be the sermon for the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. sanctuary worship service; the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Journey worship service; 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.

Edgefields United Methodist Church, 745 N Pickens Bridge Road, Piney Flats: “A Link to the Past and a Bridge to the Future.” Sunday the church will celebrate homecoming with a special service and covered-dish lunch. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. and the meal begins at noon. Information, 423-444-9390, broyles48@charter.net.

Liberty Fellowship Church, 1011 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City: “The Seven Churches” is the message title for the 11 a.m. worship service. Special music will be provided by Jessie Woodruff. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Children’s church at 11:15 a.m. Sunday evening service begins at 6. Wednesday evening prayer meeting and Bible study starts at 6. A nursery is provided for all services. Information, 423-330-2247, www.libertyfellowshipjc.org.

Saint Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive, Kingsport: Sunday services with Holy Communion are at 9:45 a.m. with morning prayer at 11 a.m. Women’s Bible Study will meet at Perkins Restaurant in Johnson City on Wednesday mornings at 8:30. Information, www.stpeterskingsport.org, Vicarofsaintpeterschurch@gmail.com, 423-491-5918

Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St., Johnson City: “The First Requirement of a Leader.” Traditional worship services will begin at 8:30 a.m. 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, 926-7121, www.cbcjc.faith.

Midway Baptist Church 3414 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: “Who am I, Part 2, The Greatness of God.” Service at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. “Continuing the Study of 1 John” will be the message for the 6:30 p.m. service. Wednesday evening service will begin at 6:30.

First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, 325 E. E Street, Elizabethton: “A Table That Is Like No Other.” Service at 9:55 a.m. A brief fellowship time will follow before Sunday school at 11:20 a.m. 4:12 Student Ministries Jr. High (6th-7th) meet Sundays 4:12 - 5:25 p.m. 4:12 Ministries Sr. High meet from 5:30-7:15 p.m. in the 4:12 Ministries’ House. The Coolagers (K-5th) meet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Wednesday Night Life Lessons will meet in the church fellowship hall at 6. A nursery is provided. Information, 423-543-3505, www.fumcelizabethton.com.

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St., Johnson City: The morning message will be “The Danger of a Callous Heart” and the evening sermon series “What is God Like?” continues with “God’s Transcendence.” Evening worship time has been moved to 5. Discipleship training for all ages will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Information, www.clarkstreetbaptist.org.

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 W. F St., Elizabethton: Education hour begins at 9:45 a.m. at the 11 a.m. service, Olivia Marenco and the ETSU UKirk Presbyterian Campus Ministry will be preaching. Weekly events: Meditation on Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday with Jesus at 10:30 a.m.; Exercise classes Tuesday and Thursday at 5:15 p.m.; Yoga, Friday at 10 a.m. Information, 423-543-7737, www.fpcelizabethton.org.

Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church, 610 E Watauga Ave., Johnson City: "For All the Saints." Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and followed by morning worship at 11. The Lunch Bunch will be dining at Southern Craft BBQ following our service.

Unity Church of the Tri-Cities, 1216 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City: "Abundance, Consciousness, and the Vessel." The service will begin at 11 a.m. at The Carnegie Hotel, R.Taylor Salon (lower level). Please stay for coffee and conversation. The Lending Library will be open before and after the service.

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St., Johnson City: “Live Peacefully Now.” Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. with service at 10:45 a.m. Nereyda Nuchurch, Milligan College student, will present this week’s special music. DCC will begin collecting lotions, tissues, socks, towelettes and other expressions of love for shut-ins and nursing home/assisted living community residents. Information, 423-928-3197, dccsecretary@embarqmail.com.

Martindale Baptist Church, 2406 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City: "The Creation of Adam and Eve." Sunday School at 10 a.m. Worship service at 10:45 a.m. The 6 p.m. service will feature a sermon by Kevin Bryant. Adult prayer time and Bible study, and Bible clubs for teen's and children, will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Boones Creek Bible Church, 1528 Old Gray Station Road, Johnson City: The morning worship gathering begins at 9:30 a.m. and adult Bible fellowships at 11 a.m. Children's Sunday school will meet at 11 a.m. The evening worship gathering begins at 5:30. Teen ministries, prayer meeting and Bible study, and Pioneer Clubs for the children are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:45. Radio broadcast is Sundays at 7 p.m. on WHCB 91.5 FM or online at whcbradio.org. Information, 423-328-0579 or bcbible.org

Special events and sermons:

Tim Lovelace: Tim Lovelace, storyteller comedian and musician, will perform at Heritage Baptist Church, 1512 John Exum Parkway, Johnson City, on Nov. 7. He will be speaking after lunch at about 12:30. Information, 926-2139, www.timlovelace.com.

The Good Family: The Good Family from Pennsylvania will be ministering in word and song in the 10 a.m. Sunday  service at Church of Jesus, 809 W. Main Str. in Johnson City. Information, 845-0211.

Choir Tour: Gray United Methodist Church, 2108 Oak St, Gray, will host Emory and Henry College Choirs for their Fall Tour Concert Saturday at 7:30. Featured music will include a wide range for all audiences. The concert is free and open to all. A love offering will be taken. The church is located beside the Appalachian Fairgrounds. Information, 477-3792.

The Wisecarvers: Gospel singing featuring The Wisecarvers on Sunday night at 6:30 at Eastern Star Free Will Baptist Church located just off Interstate 26 at Exit 10.

Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans: Join First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City, for Kirkin’ O’ the Tartans this Sunday morning, combined with the beginning of Mission 2018, the church’s fall mission conference. Special speakers for the day are Dr. Angus Shaw and the Rev. “Andrew” Andy Wells. Wells will speak at the combined Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The combined worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Shaw’s message will be “What Do We Do With the Good News?” Mission conference focus groups, hosting guest missionaries, continue on Monday and Tuesday. The conference will conclude on Wednesday with a special service beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Information, 926-5108.

The Crossroads Marketplace: Crossroads Christian Church women’s ministry will host The Crossroads Marketplace on Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be over 48 vendors with products that include handmade gift and home décor items, jewelry, cosmetics, skin care, gourmet foods, woodworking, international and fair trade items and quilts. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Many of the vendors are giving away doors prizes and there will be a drawing for a one-day pass to Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration. Crossroads is located off I-26, exit 13 at 1300 Suncrest Drive in Gray, between Daniel Boone High School and the Gray Fossil Site. Information, 477-2229, www.crossroadsgray.org.

Brotherhood breakfast: Oak Grove Baptist, 396 Oak Grove Road, Gray, will host a brotherhood breakfast Saturday at 8 a.m. All men and women are invited. Information, 477-3141.

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