CHURCH NEWS 07-20-18

Johnson City Press • Jul 20, 2018 at 11:37 AM

The Village Baptist Church, 214 Johnston Ave., Bristol, TN: 19 Week Revealing Bible Study continues. This week’s theme is "Best Evidences” on July 25 at 7 p.m. with speaker Dr. Robbie Carty. Information, 423-383-9688.

New Bethel Free Will Baptist Church, 1113 Park Ave., Elizabethton: The Edwards Family, from Burnsville, North Carolina, will sing during Sunday's 11 a.m. service. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. The evening service will get under way at 6 p.m. Rev. Greg Largent is the pastor.

Union Christian Church, 3639 Cherokee Road, Jonesborough: “Without God, We Cannot, Without Us, God Will Not!” Sunday service at 11 a.m. Lord’s Supper will be observed. Special music by Anne Bowers. Bible study at 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 6 p.m. Information, 782-8141, www.unioncc.com

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., Johnson City: "God's Great Shalom" will be the sermon for the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday school will begin at 9:15 a.m. Activities for the children and youth are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and will a snack supper. At 6:15 p.m., The Branch, a contemporary time of worship, will meet in the church's pavilion, which is located adjacent to the church's Pine Street parking lot. Information, 1stchurchjc.org, 928-9222.

Gray United Methodist Church, 2108 Oak St., Gray: We are continuing the Thursday night summer symposium of difficult questions. On the 26th, our speaker is Steve Baldwin, who will be speaking on why the Bible talks about visiting prisons. If you would like to come for the meal, Me & K's food truck will be serving pork and chicken tacos with homemade salsa, guacamole and chips. Cost of meal is $7 with a family limit of $20. Meal starts at 6:15 p.m., and if you plan to attend, please call 477-3792 or email [email protected] to make a reservation. If you can only attend the session, it will begin at 7 p.m. in the chapel.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City: We will offer two Holy Communion services this Sunday. 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. Please park in the back parking lot for the Heartsong service. A nursery is provided, and all are welcome. Information, www.oslc2.cc.

First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City: We will continues the sermon series entitled “Summer Playlist." Services will be held in the Worship Center at 8:15, 9:40 and 11:10 a.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.

St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive, Kingsport: Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. Come hear the message “Beware the False Prophets Such as Joel Osteen and Andy Stanley, Just to Name Two.” Learn how to identify false prophets. Information, 423-491-5819, www.stpeterskingsport.org, email [email protected]

Limestone United Methodist Church, 189 Opie Arnold Road, Limestone: The Women of Christian Service will be sponsoring a clothes giveaway on July 28 from 8 a.m.-noon. Clothing and shoes for infants through adults will be available for those in need. No qualifications required. This project is designed to serve those in need within our community. Information, 423-361-4300.

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m. This week the sermon topic is “A Maskil of Lament.” We will have a Christmas in July meal on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bible study will be at 6:30 p.m. Information, 928-1543.

Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest St., Gray: Sunday Morning Service at 11 a.m. Adult and children’s Bible study at 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Service begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Golden Avenue Quartet from Golden State Baptist College in Santa Clara, CA. Wednesday service and prayer meeting begin at 7 p.m. Bus transportation provided on Sunday morning. Information, buffaloridgebaptist.org, 423-477-3311.

Snow Memorial Baptist Church, 2201 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City: We will be having a one-day VBS on July 21 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Information, 423-282-0658, email [email protected]

Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 136 Bob Jobe Road, Johnson City: 9 a.m. religious education for adults and children. 11 a.m. sermon will be “Playing with Light and Shadow” by Ted Jones. A ground-breaking fusion of memoir, music and inspiration featuring storytelling and songs based on classical, jazz and blues, all played on an electric blue harp! Dr. Ted Jones is an emeritus professor of communications at Austin Peay State University. He completed a bachelor’s degree in music education and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Fellowship hour at noon.

First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City: Sunday worship times are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Youth meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night, the dinner line opens at 5:30 p.m.; adult, youth and children's Bible studies at 6:15 p.m. Rev. Schaap Freeman will be bringing the message, entitled “Live Into Hope.” Scripture is from Ephesians 2:11-22 and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56. Information, 926-5108, www.fpcjc.org.

Eden United Methodist Church, 1620 Mill Springs Road, Jonesborough: “Feeding the Soul” is the sermon topic for the 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. Youth will meet at 5 p.m. and Vespers Service at 6:30 p.m. Information, www.edenumc.org, 434-0175

Liberty Fellowship Church, 1011 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City: “Lord, Teach us to Pray” will be the morning message for the 11 a.m. worship service. Message scripture is taken from Matthew 6: 10-13. Special music provided by Elijiah Proffitt. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Children’s church at 11:15 a.m. Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer meeting and Bible study will begin at 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. Information, 423-330-2247, www.libertyfellowshipjc.org.

Immanuel Lutheran,191 Central Heights Road, Blountville: Gospel Fest will be July 23-26 at 7 p.m. The theme is "In Christ. In Community." Monday: Sheriff's department and Liz Carico. Tuesday: Fire department and Appalachian Express Chorus. Wednesday: Pastor Will Shewey and Duty Free. Thursday: Pastor Tom Quickel and a service of healing. Refreshments will be served each evening.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 234 W. F St. Elizabethton: Pastor Mark Kophamer will lead the Adult Bible Study at 9:15 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion. Sermon will be "Salvation Will Come!"

Munsey United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., Exit 23 on I-26, Johnson City: “Prayers for the People: Spiritual Growth” will be the message in the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sanctuary Worship Service; “FAQ” will be the message in the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Journey Worship Service; “The Church God Designed: All Things are Possible” 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.

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 W. F St., Elizabethton: Education Hour for all ages and nursery opens at 9:45 a.m. Sunday sermon with Rev. Dr. Brian Watt at 11 a.m. Reading Luke 18:9-14. Meditation Wednesday at 7 p.m. Thursday with Jesus group meeting at 10:30 a.m.-noon. Yoga Friday at 10 a.m.-noon. Information, 423-543-7737.

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St., Johnson City: The morning sermon will be “Eternity Compels Us!” The Clark Street Praise Team will lead the morning worship. Ross Campbell will be the evening speaker with the message “Standing in God’s Power.” Clark Street Community Connections will be Saturday, July 21, 9-11 a.m. Free school supplies and backpacks will be available along with free laundry soap. There will be refreshments and a crafts table for the children. Discipleship training for all ages will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St., Johnson City: We welcome everyone to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and at 10:45 a.m., as Dr. Robert Wetzel brings the message, “From Master to Lord,” from Luke 5:1-8. Brandie Baker will present this week’s special music. Wednesday evening Bible study will meet at 7 p.m. DCC continues to collect, in good condition, towels, wash cloths and twin-sized linens for one of its local missions in Johnson City. Dr. W. Edward Fine is Senior Minister at Downtown Christian Church. Information, 423-928-3197, email [email protected]

Southside Baptist Church, 1928 Wheeler St., Johnson City: The morning message will be "Appropriating the Bread of Life" brought by Pastor Lunsford. The evening message will be "Our Spiritual Union With Christ" brought by Pastor Lunsford. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. with worship service following at 10:50 a.m. Sunday evening services begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday night children and youth activities begin at 6:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 325 E. E St., Elizabethton: Rev. Raymond W. Amos, Sr. will bring the message “Running to Jesus” based on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56. Morning worship begins at 9:55 a.m. A brief fellowship time will follow before Sunday school for all ages at 11:20 a.m. The 4:12 Student Ministries Jr. High (6th-7th) meet Sundays at 4:12-5:25 p.m. The 4:12 Ministries Sr. High meet at 5:30-7:15 p.m. in the 4:12 Ministries’ House. The Coolagers (K-5th) are meeting once a month during the summer months. Wednesday Night Life Lessons will meet in the church fellowship hall at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided. Information, 423-543-3505, www.fumcelizabethton.com, Facebook page.

Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St., Johnson City: “The Need and the Call” is the title of the sermon for all worship services this Sunday. 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, www.cbcjc.faith, 926-7121 during office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City: We are celebrating the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. Our guest pastor this week is the Rev. Rich Fifield, Executive Presbyter of Holston Presbytery, with the scripture taken from Mark 6. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. The Lunch Bunch will be dining at Ole Guacamole following worship. Everyone is welcome. We look forward to having you join with us in worship and Christian fellowship.

Marvin's Chapel United Methodist Church, 1882 Old Boones Creek Road, Johnson City: “The Purpose of the Church” will be the message. Pastor, Joel Cook, invites you to come join us for worship. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 10:45 a.m. Children and youth ministries begins at 6 p.m. Information, 423-753-8821.

Martindale Baptist Church, 2406 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City: Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship service at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday night prayer time and Bible study will be at 6:30 p.m.

Midway Baptist Church, 3414 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: Today at 9 a.m. there will be a special yard sale on the pavilion. Sunday morning services will be held at 11 a.m. featuring the message “Grace That Will Save.” Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening services will begin at 6:30 p.m. featuring the message “Do We Believe that God Is?” Wednesday evening services will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City: “The Only Place for Our Soul to Find Rest” will be the sermon title during our morning worship. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening begins with a fellowship supper at 5:45 p.m., reservations required. It will be followed by prayer and Bible study for all ages. Information, 283-4643, www.westminjc.org.

Boones Creek Bible Church, 1528 Old Gray Station Road, Johnson City: This Sunday's lesson is “Faith in Action Series: Faith Speaks” from James 3:1-12. 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. Teen Ministries and prayer and Bible study entitled, "Quieting a Noisy Soul" are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:45 p.m. Radio broadcast on Sundays at 7 p.m. on WHCB 91.5 FM or online at whcbradio.org. Information: 423.477.3011, bcbible.org

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St., Johnson City: “The Transfiguration”” at 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with a study of Justice in the New Testament. Wednesday Dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Unity Church of the Tri-Cities, 1216 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City: Sunday’s message is "What Do You Believe About Money?", which is Part 7 of the “Seeking the Kingdom” series. The service will begin at 11 a.m. at the Carnegie Hotel’s Wilder Room on the main level. Prosperity meditation begins at 10:15 a.m. Please stay for coffee and conversation. The Lending Library will be open before and after the service.

Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 2823 Oakland Ave., Johnson City: Sunday's message for the 10:45 a.m. worship service is “What Is Your Passion?” Sunday school and adult Bible classes begin at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 a.m. with Wednesday night Bible study and prayer at 6:30 p.m. Information, www.oaklandavebaptist.com, Facebook page.

Special events

Central Community Christian Church, 137 Hopson Road, Johnson City: The Christian Churches and Churches of Christ of Carter County will join together for a Singspiration on Sunday, July 29 at 6 p.m. This will be held in their large outdoor pavilion with chairs furnished. Todd Wolfe, host minister, will be the leader for this worship service full of great congregational singing and many wonderful solos and ensembles. The public is cordially invited to attend. Information, 423-306-6556

Skyline Heights Baptist Church, 1601 Skyline Drive, Johnson City: We are having Vacation Bible School on July 22-27 at 6-9 p.m. The theme is “Game On.”

Greenwood Baptist,100 Elliott and Scott Circle, Johnson City: Community fun day and cookout on July 22 at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Piney Flats United Methodist Church, 225 Methodist Church St., Piney Flats: We will host National Night out on August 7 at 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited to come out and meet local police departments, fire departments, rescue squads and community agencies, which protect and serve. Enjoy free food, live music, games and door prices, plus an old-fashioned cake walk. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy.