Faith news for the week

Johnson City Press • Jan 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City: “Shall We Go On Sinning.” Holy Communion services at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Bible study and Sunday school will be held at 9:15 a.m. for all ages. Deaf interpretation is available at either service by calling the church prior to the service. Information, 926-5261.

Boones Creek Bible Church, 1528 Old Gray Station Road, Johnson City: Morning worship gathering begins at 9:30. 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 & Bible study, & Pioneer clubs for the children are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30. Radio broadcast is Sundays at 7 p.m. on WHCB 91.5 FM or online at whcbradio.org. Information, 423-328-0579. bcbible.org.

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. Wednesday service is at 7 p.m. and Cadets for Christ for children, 3 years through the sixth grade will meet 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: “Victory in the Desert.” Traditional worship services begin at 8:30 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.org, 926-7121.

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St., Johnson City: “Giving to Caesar What Is Caesar’s.” The evening sermon series, “What Is God Like?” continues with “God’s Wisdom.” Small group Bible studies meet throughout the week. Information, www.clarkstreetbaptist.org.

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St., Johnson City: “Making The New Year Count.” Sunday school at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. Deborah Knapp will provide special music. DCC is collecting shoes for East Tennessee Christian Home and Academy, and continuing to gather eyeglasses for the people of Honduras. Wednesday evening Bible study will meet at 7. Information, 423-928-3197, [email protected]

Eden United Methodist Church, 1620 Mill Springs Road, Jonesborough: "Does Baptism Really Matter?" Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. Youth will meet at 5 p.m. and Bible study will be at 6 p.m. Prayer Circle will be Thursday at 7 p.m. Information, edenumc.org, 434-0175.

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: “The Coming One.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. Bible study will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Information, 928-1543.

First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive: “New Testament in a Year: Matthew." 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 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.

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 W. F St.: “My Heroes are all Named Brian” Education Hour for all Ages begins at 9:45 a.m. and service begins at 11 a.m. Meditation Wednesday at 7 p.m. Thursdays with Jesus at 10:30 a.m., Exercise class is Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m., yoga at 10 a.m. to noon on Friday. Information, 423-543-7737, www.fpcelizabethton.org.

First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City: Rev. Dr. Robert Weingartner will bring the message “A Promise and Our Purpose” at services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. He will also teach during a combined Sunday school hour. Weingartner is executive director of The Outreach Foundation, which engages Presbyterians and global partners in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ, building mission relationships and encouraging mission support. 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.

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., Johnson City: "The Baptism of Jesus." Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:15. Programs for the children and youth are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and will include a snack supper. The Branch, a contemporary worship experience, will begin in the sanctuary at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday evening activities will begin with a meal at 5:30 with a Bible study to follow. Information, 928-9222, 1stchurchjc.org.

First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, 325 E. E St., Elizabethton: “Overflowing Baptism.” Worship is Sunday at 9:55 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 11:20 a.m. 4:12 Student Ministries Jr. High (6th-7th) meet Sundays 4:12-5:25 p.m. 4:12 Ministries meets 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, twww.fumcelizabethton.com and/or the facebook page.

Grace Baptist Church, 612 Collins Drive, Johnson City: "Snapshots of the Savior" series begins Sunday, Jan. 13. The first sermon will be on "The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ."

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St., Johnson City: “Things To Come — Part 2,” Mark 13:14-27, at the 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday evening dinner at 5 p.m. Listen to the sermons online at faithlife.com/keystonepc.

Liberty Fellowship Church, 1011 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City: “Gospel Gardening” (John 19:41) is the sermon for the 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., Children’s church at 11:15 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6. Wednesday evening prayer meeting and Bible study begins at 6. Nursery provided for all services. All are welcome. Information, 423-330-2247, www.libertyfellowshipjc.org.

Midway Baptist Church, 3414 W Walnut St., Johnson City: “Strong Confidence for the Year 2019” will be the message for Sunday’s 11 a.m. service. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. Evening service will begin at 6:30 continuing the study of 1 John. Wednesday evening services begin at 6:30.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 E. Chilhowie Ave., Johnson City: “With Snakes, Jesus is Baptized.” Service will begin at 9 a.m. and Sunday school will follow immediately. Wednesday night dinner will be at 5. Reservations are needed. Information, 741-2079.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City: Two Holy Communion services on "The Baptism of Our Lord Sunday." Traditional service will be offered at 9 a.m. The Heartsong Americana service meets at 11:15 a.m. Sunday school for all ages at 10:15 a.m. A nursery is provided and all are welcome. Information, www.oslc2.cc.

St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive, Kingsport: “Surprised by Hope.” Service at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The Lord’s Supper and message at 11 a.m. Information, www.stpeterskingsport.org, [email protected], Call and leave a message at 423-491-5819.

Unity Church of the Tri-Cities: "The Power in a Name: The White Stone Ceremony." Service will begin at 11 a.m. at The Carnegie Hotel in the Alfred Taylor Salon (lower level), 1216 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City. Coffee and conversation will follow the service. The Lending Library will be open before and after.

Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City: "The Baptism of Jesus." Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and followed by morning worship at 11. The Lunch Bunch will be dining at Rainbow Asian Cuisine following our service.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City: “The Calling of Teaching Elders” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening begins at 5:45 with a fellowship supper, followed by prayer and Bible study for all ages. Information, 283-4643, westminjc.org.

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