Faith News

Johnson City Press • Nov 8, 2018 at 5:51 PM

Sunday services:

Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest St., Gray: Sunday morning service at 11 with a special Veterans Day emphasis honoring veterans in all branches of the armed forces. A gift will be given to all veterans, special music will be featured and a color guard will present the flag. 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. Wednesday service and prayer meeting begin 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, 423-477-3311.

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., Johnson City: "Little is Much" will be the sermon for the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday school is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Programs for the children and youth will be at 4:30 p.m. The Branch, a contemporary worship service led by Steve Reis, minister of discipleship and outreach, will begin in the sanctuary at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday supper will be served at 5:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Bible study will follow. Information, 1stchurchjc.org, 928-9222.

New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church, 107 Peters Hollow Road, Elizabethton: All military veterans will be recognized Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service. The New Liberty Revival Choir and Laura Coleman will honor the veterans with various patriotic and military branch musical selections. Lunch will be served in the church fellowship center following the morning services for all the veterans, church family and visitors. There will be no evening worship service.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 E. Chilhowie Ave., Johnson City: Worship service at 9 a.m. and Sunday school will follow immediately. Wednesday night dinner will be at 5 and reservations are needed. Information, 741-2079.

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: “Raising Mine Ebenezer.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m. Sunday is United Methodist Women’s Sunday. The message will be given by Brenda Somers. The church will host a community Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Information, 928-1543.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City: "True Wealth." Worship services on Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Both will include Holy Communion. Bible study and Sunday school will be held at 9:15 a.m. The youth ministry will have a rummage sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. with all proceeds going to the youth program. Information, 926-5261.

St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive, Kingsport: Sunday morning service at 11. Men’s group meets Tuesday at 11 a.m. Women’s Bible study meets at the Perkins Restaurant Wednesday mornings at 8:30. Information, 423-491-5918, www.stpeterskingsport.org, [email protected]

Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 136 Bob Jobe Road, Johnson City: “This Church Ain't No Country Club.” Religious education classes start at 9:30 a.m. and there will be a potluck at noon. OWL Outreach Presentation: Comprehensive Sex Ed as a Social Justice Ministry will begin at 12:30 p.m.

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. Please park in the back parking lot for the Heartsong service. Holy Communion will be observed at both. Sunday school meets at 10:15 a.m. A nursery is provided, and all are welcome. Information, www.oslc2.cc .

First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone Street, Johnson City: “All to Jesus.” Sunday worship times are 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Youth meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday night dinner line opens at 5:30. Adult, youth and children's Bible studies at 6:15 p.m. Information, 926-5108, www.fpcjc.org.

Munsey United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City: “Psalms: Our Deepest Prayers — Psalm 127.” 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 begin at 9:50 a.m. Information, 423-461-8070, www.munsey.org.

Midway Baptist Church, 3414 W Walnut St., Johnson City: “Does Prayer Have Limitations?” Sunday school will begin at 9:45. There will be no evening service. Wednesday evening service will be held at 6:30 continuing the study of “The Ministry of the Holy Spirit.”

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St., Johnson City: “The Future of Israel.” Clark Street Baptist will honor and recognize veterans during the morning worship with an American flag and video presentation. The churchwide Thanksgiving meal will be held Sunday evening at 6. Discipleship training for all ages will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St., Johnson City: “The Absentee Landlord,” Mark 12:1-12, will be the message for the 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Unity Church of the Tri-Cities: "Planting Seeds to Multiply Your Abundance." The service will begin at 11 a.m. at The Carnegie Hotel, Alfred Taylor Salon (lower level), 1216 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City. Attendees are invited to stay for coffee and conversation. The Lending Library will be open before and after the service.

Marvin's Chapel United Methodist Church, 1882 Old Boones Creek Road, Johnson City: “The Main Thing.” Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 10:45 a.m. Children and youth ministries will begin at 6 p.m. Information, 423-753-8821.

Living Word Lutheran, 5210 N. Roan St., Gray: ”The Lord Gives Purpose to Our Days.” Sunday worship times: 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Information, 423-467-9673, www.Livingwordlutheran.com.

Martindale Baptist Church 2406 Old Lewis Road, Johnson City: The 10:45 a.m. service will feature a message that will honor veterans. In the 5:30 p.m. service, Josh and Terri Barron will sing gospel songs, and Josh will deliver a gospel message. Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the adult prayer time and Bible study, and the youth and Children's Bible Club.

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 W. F St., Johnson City: Education hour for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. and service begins at 11 a.m. Meditation is at Wednesday at 7 p.m., Thursday with Jesus begins at 10:30 a.m., Exercise class is at Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. Yoga is Friday at 10 a.m. Information, 423-543-7737, www.fpcelizabethton.org.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City: “The Triangle of The Faith.” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The guest preacher on Sunday will be Mike Ross. Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, there will be a Thanksgiving dinner, (reservations required), followed by the annual program of music and blessings. Information, 283-4643, www.westminjc.org.

Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Watauga Ave, Johnson City: "All She Had." Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11. The Lunch Bunch will be dining at Freiberg's following our service. The final Taize service will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m.

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St., Johnson City: “Extravagant Risk.” Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and worship is at 10:45 a.m. Special music will be provided. 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, [email protected]

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

First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive: “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 in the CLC at 9:40 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. Sunday school will meet at 9:40 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. A Spanish translation of the 11:10 a.m. service will be available. Information, call 232-5700 or visit www.fcc-jc.org.

Special events and sermons:

Revival: Revival will begin at Cherokee Community Freewill Baptist Church, 478 Bill Bennett Road, Johnson City, on Nov. 12 at 7 nightly. Preaching will be Nick Shortridge and Mike Dye of Virginia. There will be special singing each night. Information, 423-737-7498.

Sullivan County Red Back Church Hymnal Sing: Clay Hill Baptist Church, 122 Hobbs Hollow Road, Blountville, will host the Sullivan County Red Back Church Hymnal Sing Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. The group meets every third Saturday. The church is located just off U.S. Highway 11W approximately five miles west of the Pinnacle Shopping Center in Bristol.

Soup supper and fall revival: Jackson Park Church of the Brethren, 100 Oak Grove Ave., Jonesborough, is having a soup supper on November 10 from 5-7 p.m. Donations will go to the Jackson Park Youth for their Puerto Rico mission trip scheduled in the spring. The Jackson Park Church of the Brethren Fall Revival, with Don Hilton from Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, will be held Nov. 11-13 at 7 p.m. and on Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. to coordinate with the Youth Club schedule. There will be a covered-dish meal after preaching on Sunday morning and dinner will be provided nightly for everyone from 5:30-6:45 to make it easier for those who work to attend the revival. Special music will be provided by Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren on Sunday evening, The Brown Family on Monday, The Slagle Family on Tuesday and the Stick Ministry on Wednesday.

Women’s ministry: The Gray UMC women's ministry, 4 G's, will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The November theme is "Wobble! Gobble!" and there will be plenty of food to start the Thanksgiving holiday. Everyone is asked to bring a favorite covered dish and the 4 G's will provide cake for dessert. Keri Hicks is the special guest speaker this month. A nursery is provided for young children. Information, 477-3792.

Family performance: The Mylon Hayes Family from Boone, North Carolina, will be singing Sunday, Nov.11, at 6 p.m. at Stoney Creek Baptist Church, 1843 Tenn. Highway 91, Elizabethton. Everyone is welcome. Information, 928-3526.

Sacred keyboard: Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, will host a piano and organ concert titled “Scared Keyboard Praise,” with performers Rita Schuettler and Scott Reynolds on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. Information, 423-542-5183, [email protected]

Fire at the Forge: The “Fire at the Forge” fall revival at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church,1503 Riverview Drive, Elizabethton, will be Nov. 11-15. The weeknight services begin at 7 on Monday with Pastor Bob McCurry, from Buladean, North Carolina, Tuesday with Pastor David Dugger, from Greeneville, and The Singing Duggers, Wednesday with Pastor Noah Taylor, from Erwin, and Thursday with Jim McComas, from Nashville. Special singing will be provided by the Valley Forge Praise Choir, Youth Choir, The Singing Duggers, Jeff Snyder and Loren Harris. Information, valleyforgechurch.com.

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