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Hannah Swayze • Jan 17, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City: “The Lord’s Delights in You.” Holy Communion will be observed at both the 8 and 10:45 a.m. services. 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: The morning worship gathering begins at 9:30. Adult Bible Fellowships are 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 children are held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Radio broadcasts are Sundays at 7 p.m. on WHCB 91.5 FM or online at whcbradio.org. Information, 423-328-0579 or bcbible.org.

Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest St., Gray: Sunday morning service at 11. Adult and children’s Bible study is 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: “God’s Guidance.” Traditional 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 for all ages are at 9:45 a.m. Information: www.cbcjc.org, 926-7121.

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St., Johnson City: “Fight the Good Fight.” The church will hold an ordination service into the gospel ministry for Ross Campbell during the Sunday morning worship. The evening worship series, “What is God Like?” continues with “God’s Sovereignty” Small group Bible studies meet throughout the week. Information, www.clarkstreetbaptist.org.

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St., Johnson City: “A Place to Call Home.” Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by the worship service at 10:45 a.m. Haley Owen will provide special music. DCC is collecting shoes for East Tennessee Christian Home and Academy and gathering eyeglasses for the people of Honduras. Wednesday Bible study will meet at 7 p.m. Information: 423-928-3197, [email protected]

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: Sunday school will commence at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. John Yeatts will deliver the sermon. Bible study will be at 6:30 p.m Wednesday. Information, 928-1543.

First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City: Morning messages at 8:45 and 11 will be given by the Rev. Andrew Well, a former associate pastor at the church and a featured speaker at FPC’s Mission 2018 Mission Conference. Wednesday night dinner line opens at 5:30. Also on Wednesday, Bible studies start at 6:15 a.m. Information: 926-5108, www.fpcjc.org.

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 W. F St.: “The Path of the Righteous.” Education hour for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. Weekly events include meditation on Wednesday at 7 p.m., Thursdays with Jesus at 10:30 a.m., an exercise class Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. and yoga at 10 a.m.

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., Johnson City: "A Miracle of Abundance." Sunday school will be at 9:15 a.m. and followed by the worship service at 10:30 a.m. The Branch, a contemporary worship service, will commence at 6:15 p.m. in the sanctuary. On Wednesday, children and youth activities will begin at 4:15 p.m. and will include a snack supper. A mid-week meal with Bible study to follow will begin at 5:30 on Wednesday. Information, 1stchurchjc.org, 928-9222.

Grace Baptist Church, 612 Collins Drive, Johnson City: “Jesus: The Lamb of God.” Scripture is from John 1:29-36.

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St., Johnson City: “Things To Come — Part 3” Service is at 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Wednesday evening dinner is at 5 p.m. Listen to sermons online at faithlife.com/keystonepc.

Liberty Fellowship Church, 1011 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City: “Gospel Gardens.” Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with the worship service to follow at 11 a.m. Children’s church begins at 11:15 a.m. Evening service starts at 6. Nursery is provided for all services. Information: 423-330-2247, www.libertyfellowshipjc.org.

Midway Baptist Church, 3414 W Walnut St, Johnson City: “Jesus, Lord of the Church.” Service at 11 a.m and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The continuing study of 1 John will be at 6:30 p.m.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City: “Our Savior Lutheran Church.” Traditional service is at 9 a.m. and contemporary service is at 11:15 a.m. Holy Communion will be observed at both. Sunday school for all ages is set for 10:15 a.m. A nursery is provided. Information, www.oslc2.cc.

St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church, 3321 Thornton Drive, Kingsport: The Lord’s Supper and Bible preaching will be at 11 a.m. and the church will host a luncheon at noon. Information: www.stpeterskingsport.org, [email protected], 423-491-5819.

Unity Church of the Tri-Cities: "Livin' the Dream: Practicing the Five Principles of Unity." The 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 the service.

Watauga Avenue Presbyterian Church, 610 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City: "Spiritual Gifts." Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by worship at 11 a.m. The Lunch Bunch will be dining at Ole' Guacamole following service.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City: “Trophies of Grace.” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. with the worship service at 10:30 a.m. The 5:45 p.m. Wednesday fellowship supper will be followed by the prayer and Bible study for all ages. Information, 283-4643, www.westminjc.org.

Special events and services

MLK Jr. service: First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone St., Johnson City, will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday worship celebration on Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. The featured speaker will be Philmost Bostic, pastor and presiding elder at St. Paul AME Zion Church. The St. Paul AME Zion Church Choir will deliver special music.

Kingsport Unity Service: Area churches will come together across denominations in a Community Unity Service on the eve of Martin Luther King Day, Sunday, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m at Christ Fellowship, 260 Victory Lane. The service will include a prayer for unity and a joint choir composed of diverse churches.

Community King Celebration: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 815 Second St., Elizabethton: Sisters Loretta Bowers and Minister Teresa Bowers Parker will sing during the service. Loretta Bowers sings throughout the area while Teresa Bowers Parker lives in Brooklyn and performs on Broadway. They will lead the congregation in the songs “We Shall Overcome,” “Glory, Glory Hallelujah,” “I Don’t Fee No Ways Tired” and “If I Can Help Somebody,” a favorite of Dr. King. Information: 707-0042.

Church hymnal sing: The Sullivan County Red Back Church Hymnal Sing is scheduled for Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at 122 Hobbs Hollow Road, in Blountville. The group meets every third Saturday.

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