Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest St., Gray: Sunday morning service at 11. Adult and children’s Bible study at 10 a.m. Truth Teen meetings are Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening service begins at 6:30. Revival with Dr. Joe Arthur will be held Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 each evening. There will be no mid-week service this week only. 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, 423-477-3311.
Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St., Johnson City: “A Thankful Soul.” Traditional worship services begin at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Gathering contemporary worship service begins 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.org.
Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St., Johnson City: Clark Street, Faith Fellowship, Midway, North Johnson City, Sinking Creek, Southside and Southwestern Baptist churches will have a combined Thanksgiving service at Clark Street at 6 p.m. A choral special, “With A Grateful Heart,” will be presented by the combined church choirs. Special music selections will be provided by Jamie Temaj and Tina Lunsford. Information, www.clarkstreetbaptist.org.
Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St., Johnson City: “Enter with Thanksgiving.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., service at 10:45 a.m. Sacred Journey will present special music during worship. Members and friends will have an opportunity to contribute to the M and M Offering, which will be given to our Missions and Missionaries. DCC will continue collecting lotions, tissues, socks, towelettes and other expressions of love for shut-ins and nursing home/assisted living community residents. Information, 423-928-3197, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: “Threshing Floor Intrigue.” Worship at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Information, 928-1543.
First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City: “Jesus of Nazareth, CPA." Services will be held in the worship center at 8:15 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 11:10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Services will be held at the CLC at 9:40 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. Sunday school meets at 9:40 a.m. 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.
First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City: “Count Your Blessings.” Dr. Jay Coker will bring the message. Worship at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m., youth meet at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, dinner line opens at 5:30 p.m.; adult, youth and children’s Bible studies are at 6:15 p.m. Information, 926-5108, www.fpcjc.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 W. F St.: “Choosing Vegetables.” Education hour for all ages at 9:45 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. meditation on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays with Jesus at 10:30 a.m., exercise class Tuesday and Thursday at 5:25 p.m., yoga at 10 a.m. Information, 423-543.-7737, www.fpcelizabethton.org.
First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., Johnson City: “Our High Priest.” Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. United Methodist Women will hold a bake sale, which will also include arts and crafts, beginning at 9 a.m. in the church parlor. Proceeds will be used to replace or repair the church doors. Youth and children’s activities begin at 4:30 p.m. and include a snack supper. The Branch, a contemporary worship experience, will begin in the sanctuary at 6:15 p.m. There will be no Wednesday evening programs. On Saturday, November 17, at 10 a.m. in the Neighborhood Center, 210 W. Maple St., the Community Mission Food Distribution will occur. Clare's Closet will also distribute coats and other winter wear to those in need. Information, 1stchurchjc.org, call 928-9222.
Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 136 Bob Jobe Road, Johnson City: “Buddhism 101.” The Rev. Jeff Briere will review how the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path guide the actions of devoted Buddhists and ask, “Do they speak to us?” Religious education classes for adults and children at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship hour is at noon.
Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St., Johnson City: “God of Government.” Worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Wednesday dinner starts at 5 p.m. Listen to sermons online at faithlife.com/keystonepc.
Liberty Fellowship Church, 1011 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City: “The Seven Churches.” Worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Children’s church at 11:15 a.m. Evening service at 6. Wednesday evening prayer meeting and Bible study starts at 6. Nursery provided for all services. Information, 423-330-2247, www.libertyfellowshipjc.org.
Marvin's Chapel United Methodist Church, 1882 Old Boones Creek Road, Johnson City: Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 10:45 a.m. Children and youth ministries at 6 p.m. Information, 423-753-8821.
Munsey United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City: “Psalms: Our Deepest Prayers – Psalm 126” will be the message in the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. sanctuary worship service, the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Journey worship service, and the 11 a.m. Open Door worship service. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Information, 423-461-8070, www.munsey.org.
Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 E. Chilhowie Ave., Johnson City: “Sin and Intercession.” Service at 9 a.m. Sunday school will follow immediately. No Wednesday night dinner on Nov. 21.
Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Dr., Johnson City: Traditional service at 9 a.m. in the nave of the church and the Heartsong service in the fellowship hall at 11:15 a.m. Holy Communion will be observed at both. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. A nursery is provided and all are welcome. Sunday evening at 5, there will be a Service of Thanksgiving, held in the nave of the church that will be followed by a thanksgiving meal in the fellowship hall. This meal is free and open to everyone in the community. All are welcome. Information, www.oslc2.cc.
St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive, Kingsport: Holy Communion service at 11 a.m. Sunday luncheon at noon, call ahead. Women’s Bible study will meet at Perkins Restaurant in Johnson City Wednesday morning at 8:30. Information, 423-491-5918, www.stpeterskingsport.org, Vicarofsaintpeterschurch@gmail.com.
Unity Church of the Tri-Cities: “Thanksgiving” service will begin at 11 a.m. at The Carnegie Hotel, Reeves Salon (lower level), 1216 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City.
Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, 1503 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton: The second Annual Valley Forge Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday evening at 6:30. The local ministry focus this year is the Isaiah 117 House and a love offering will be received for this ministry to children.
Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City: “Seeing God.” Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. The annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Lunch will follow the service.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City: “Essentials of the Christian Faith: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit.” Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening there will be at fellowship supper at 5:45 (reservations required) followed by prayer and Bible study for all ages. Information, 283-4643, www.westminjc.org.
Special Events and Sermons:
Breakfast and bake sale: Eastern Star Free Will Baptist Church, 153 Eastern Star Ext., Kingsport, will hold a country breakfast bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8-11 a.m. Cost is by donation.
Southern gospel quartet: The Landmarks Quartet, from Unicoi, will present worship services in song 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Calvary Baptist Church, 540 Adams St., Erwin, and at 6 p.m. at Riverview Baptist Church, Jackson Love Highway, Erwin (Exit 40 off Interstate 26). Refreshments will be after the singing at Riverview Baptist.
Revival: Rocky Springs Missionary Baptist Church, 3297 Rocky Springs Road, Piney Flats, will hold a revival with David Dugger Nov. 18-20 at 7 p.m. There will be special singing every night.
Jason Crabb: Zion Baptist Church will host Grammy Award-winning male vocalist Jason Crabb Sunday, Nov. 18, at the T.A. Dugger Junior High School auditorium in Elizabethton at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 general admission and $30 artist circle reserved and can be purchased in advance at Valley Forge Auction in Elizabethton, online at itickets.com or Zion-Baptist.com or by calling 423-895-0312.
Keyboard concert: Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, will host Rita Schuettler and Scott Reynolds in a Sacred Keyboard Concert on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. Both Rita and Scott are Elizabethton natives and cordially invite the public to attend.
Choir anniversary: Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 810 Montgomery St., Johnson City, will celebrate its annual Choir Anniversary Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3:30 p.m. Special guests are the Rev. Lester Lattany and the New Jerusalem Baptist Church congregation and gospel singing group Anointed Women of Christ.
The Perrys: The Southern gospel group will sing at Eastern Star Free Will Baptist Church, Exit 10 off Interstate 26 on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken for the group.