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Church news for 110119

• Nov 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

710 Fellowship: Home Worship Group: An in-depth study of the book of Revelation will be held on Saturdays at 4 p.m. Information, email 710fellowshipatgmail.com.

Abundant Life Fellowship, 415 Old Union Rd., Church Hill, will feature Pastor Joel Allen preaching an inspiring message at 11 a.m. Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 423-256-3511 for more information

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City: Worship services will be held at 8 and 10:45 a.m. with the sermon topic “Blessed — Nor and Not Yet.” This Sunday All Saints’ Day will be observed with special music provided by the Instrumental Ensemble. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. Bible study for all ages will be held at 9:15 a.m. The children in Sunday school will  study and learn about Martin Luther and the impact he had on the world. Sign language interpretation is available at both services. Prior arrangements can be made by calling the church at 926-5261. 

Boones Creek Bible Church, 1528 Old Gray Station Road, Johnson City: The Sunday morning worship gathering begins at 9:30. This Sunday's message will be from Mark 12:28-34: Following Christ means loving God supremely and loving others unselfishly. Adult Bible Fellowship at 11:15 a.m. Children's Sunday school meets at 11:15 a.m. Sunday evening service begins at 5:30. Monday-Wednesday evening services start at 6:30. Radio broadcast: Saturdays at 3:45 p.m. and 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 Street, Gray: Children’s and adult Bible study at 10 a.m. and morning service at 11; evening service at 6:30. On Wednesday, children 3 years old through sixth grade meet at 7 p.m. for Cadets for Christ in the gym. Mid-week service is at 7 p.m. Bus transportation provided on Sunday morning. Nursery available for all services. Information, visit buffaloridgebaptist.org or call 423-477-3311.  

By Faith Free Will Baptist Church, 25 Veterans Way JC, will honor veterans on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The program “Home For Heroes” will feature guest speaker and military historian Allen Jackson and the church’s children’s choir.

Church of Jesus, 809 West Main Street in Johnson City, will host Evangelist Ray Wolford from Saltville, Virginia, on Sunday at 6 p.m. He will be singing and preaching. For more information, call 845-0211.

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St., Johnson City: 11 a.m. worship message be is titled “The Original Sermon on the Mount.” The first sermon of the series will be “Thou shall have no other gods before Me.” The study of the book of Genesis continues during the 5 p.m. worship with the message entitled “Abraham’s Waning Faith.” Information, visit www.clarkstreetbaptist.org.

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St.: The church will feature classic traditional worship with organ and piano and practical biblical preaching. Sunday’s special music will be provided by Jessica and Rebecca Bentley. Pat Mooney, senior minister, will preach a message titled, “How to Handle Life’s Ups and Downs,” from Philippians 4:11-13. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School meets at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7 in the Hospitality Room.

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St.: Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m.  This week the sermon topic is “Witnesses We Know.”  Bible study will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  For more information, call the church at 928-1543.

First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive: The church will continue its sermon series “GPS.” Services will be held in the Worship Center at 8:15 a.m., 9:40 a.m., and 11:10 a.m. Services will be held in the CLC at 9:40 a.m., 11:10 a.m., and 5 p.m. Sunday school will meet at 9:40 a.m., 11:10 a.m., and 6:20 p.m. Live Spanish translation will be at the 11:10 a.m. service. Information, call 232-5700 or visit www.fcc-jc.org.

First Presbyterian Church, 105 S Boone St., Johnson City: will gather the clans on Sunday for the Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans service at 10 a.m. Rev. Paul Helphinstine will bring the message, Notes of a Saint; with Scripture from Romans 12:9-11.

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, 119 W. F St., Elizabethton: Education hour for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. Sunday message will be “Being Remembered” by the Rev. Dr. Brian C. Wyatt. Meditation is held weekly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Thursdays with Jesus group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon; Exercise class is Tuesday and Thursday at 5:15 p.m. and yoga is Friday at 10 a.m. Information, call 423-543-7737. 

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring Street, Johnson City: The 10:30a.m. worship service will observe All Saints Day with the sermon "One True God" by Sr. Pastor Jodie Ihfe. The lives of those members that have passed during the past year will be remembered. Holy Communion will also be observed. Sunday school is scheduled for 9:15 a.m.. Activities for children and youth will begin at 4:30 p.m. At 6:15 p.m. in the sanctuary, The Branch, a contemporary service, will begin. On Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. a fellowship meal will be served. Programs for all ages will follow at 6:15 p.m.. To learn more about FUMC, call the church office at 928-9222 or visit 1stchurchjc.org.

First United Methodist Church, 325 E. E St., Elizabethton: “Living on Both Sides of the River” based on 2 Kings 2:6-14, is the message for All Saints Sunday. Morning worship begins at 9:55. A brief fellowship time will follow before Sunday School for all ages beginning at 11:20 a.m. 4:12 Student Ministries Jr. High (6th-7th) meets on Sundays from 4:12-5:25 p.m. 4:12 Ministries Sr. High meets from 5:30-7:15 p.m. in the 4:12 Ministries’ House. The Coolagers (K-5th) meet on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Life Lessons will meet in the church fellowship hall at 6. Information, call 423-543-3505 or visit www.fumcelizabethton.com and/or our Facebook page.

Friendship Baptist Church, 522 W.t Main St. Johnson City: “When I See Jesus” (AMEN!!!) with emphasis from Luke 19:1-10, will be the message preached by our pastor, the Rev. Lester D. Lattany, during the 11 a.m. worship hour on Sunday. The Friendship Baptist Church Mass Choir under the direction of Mrs. Phedelma Hancock will provide the ministry of music. The Sunshine Band Choir will also provide inspirational music and teaching. Please join us at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday achool with classes for all ages. The Baptist Brotherhood will meet on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. to continue studying “The Horizontal Jesus” by Dr. Tony Evans. Breakfast will be served. The Carrie Moragne and Gracie Norris Women’s Ministries will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at  6:30 p.m., studying “The Worker” by various writers and “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Myers. Our youth ministries will meet on Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. for study and training. Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer rime will begin at 6:30 p.m. with our continued study coming from “Journey Through Spiritual Boot Camp” by Tommy Higle.

Grace Baptist Church, 612 Collins Drive: In the next in his series on “Meetings with The Master,” Pastor Hobbie McCreary will be preaching on “A Touching Meeting.” Scripture will be from Mark 5:22-34.

Holston Valley Unitarian Universalist Church: Sunday, 11 a.m. sermon by the Rev. Jeff Briere on religious literacy. Comprehensive sex education is important, because if you get it wrong, it can be dangerous. Same goes for religion. Special guests the ETSU Chorale will be performing during the service. 9:30 a.m. adult and children's religious education classes; noon fellowship hour. www.hvuuc.org  

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert St.: “Locust From the Abyss,” Revelation 9:1-12, is the sermon for the 11 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Family movie night is Sunday at 4. Wednesday evening dinner at 6. Information, visit faithlife.com/keystonepc.

Liberty Fellowship Church, 1011 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City: “The Fourth Man In The Furnace” will be the message for the 11 a.m. worship service, Daniel 3:25. Special music provided by John Augustas. 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 p.m. Nursery provided for all services. All are welcome. Information, call 423-330-2247 or visit www.libertyfellowshipjc.org.

Midway Baptist Church, 3414 W. Walnut St., Johnson City: “When He Shall Appear” will be the sermon for the 11 a.m. service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Evening services will begin at 6:30 featuring the message “How’s Your Heart.” Wednesday evening service will begin at 6:30.

Mountain View Baptist Church, 4005 Bristol Highway, Johnson City: Sunday worship times are 8:30 and 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday night prayer meeting is at 6:30. Information, call 282-3262 or visit www.mtnviewbaptist.com

Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 2823 Oakland Ave., Johnson City: Assistant Pastor Charles Biggs will bring the message for the Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. Nursery provided. Sunday school and adult Bible study starts at 9:45. Evening service is at 6. Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study with special guest Evangelist Charles “Toonie” Cash starts at 6:30 along with Kids Discovery Club for ages 4 to high school. All services streamed live on Youtube. Information, visit oaklandavebaptist.com.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 E. Chilhowie Ave.: “Witnesses We Know” will be the sermon for Sunday’s 9 a.m. service. Sunday school will immediately follow the service. The Wednesday night dinner will be held at 5. To make reservations, call 423-741-2079.

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City: will offer two holy communion worships on All Saints Sunday. Traditional worship is set at 9 a.m. Sunday School is set for 10:15 a.m. Heartsong Americana music worship is set at 11:15 a.m. The sermon title is “Going the distance!” A nursery is provided. All are welcome. For more information please visit our website at www.oslc2.cc

The Village Church at Cornerstone Village Retirement Center, 2012 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City: Worship at 10 a.m. Palma Bennett will speak on “The Friend of God.” Dwight and Marilyn Sherman will present the special music. Holy communion will be observed. Vesper service will be at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Information: 782-8141.

Unity Church of the Tri-Cities, 1216 W. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City: “Looking Beyond the Mask” will be the sermon beginning at 11 a.m. at The Carnegie Hotel in the Alfred Taylor Salon (lower level). Coffee and conversation will follow the service. The Lending Library will be open before and after the service. Information, www.unitytricities.org.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2343 Knob Creek Road, Johnson City: Dr. Mike Ross will be preaching a sermon entitled “Zephaniah: The Day of the Lord” during our morning worship. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Our Wednesday fellowship supper starts at 5:45 p.m. (reservations required) followed by a special ladies’ study and children’s activities.  For questions, please call the church office at 283-4643 or visit our website, www.westminjc.org.

Special Events:

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St.: will host the Johnson City District of Church Women United to celebrate Human Rights Day today (Friday) at 11:30 a.m. This is a salad luncheon, so bring a salad to share. There will be a panel of women who were involved in the Human Rights movement in the 1950s until 1965. Church Women United is a diverse group of Christian women from all denominations and walks of life who come together to serve the community. For more information, call Mary Letcher at 423-943-4276, Marva Conley at 423-747-9944 or Terry Bailey at 423-202-0027.

Stairway to Heaven Ministry, free ministry preaching God’s Word will be held every Saturday (weather permitting) at 4 p.m. in the Church Hill Shopping Center parking lot, in front of the public library, bringing the truth and love of Jesus into the community. For further information call 423-920-0913 or 423-256-3511 or go to  washnword.com

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 584 Lebanon Road Kingsport: The church will host a Christmas Attic Sale with all Christmas-related items Nov. 2 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Limestone United Methodist Church, 189 Opie Arnold Road: The church will host its annual Harvest Meal featuring not only the traditional turkey dinner, but also homemade salads and desserts on Sunday, Nov. 3, beginning a noon in the church fellowship hall. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children 10 years and younger. All proceeds go toward local, national, and international mission support. Information, call 423-361-4300 or e-mail [email protected]

Bethel Christian Church
 (DOC): The church will celebrate the 20th anniversary of service for Pastor Vincent M. Dial on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 11 a.m. The Rev. C. Danny Johnson is our guest speaker and there will be various musical guests.
Heritage Baptist Church: “Senior Focus” Ministry is sponsoring Tracy Wilson of Alzheimer’s Tennessee on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. in Room 200. The theme is “Making Alzheimer’s a Memory.” Tracy will cover other forms of dementia as well. Public invited.
Higher Ground Baptist Church, 1625 Lynn Garden Drive, Kingsport: The church will host multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band on Friday, Nov. 8. Information, including ticket pricing and group ticket information, is available by visiting www.gaither.com or www.premierproductions.com or calling 1-855-484-1991.

Crossroads Christian Church, 1300 Suncrest Dr.,  women’s ministry will host the Crossroads Marketplace on Saturday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be more than 45 vendors with homemade products for sale, as well as nationally known brands such as The Pampered Chef, Rodan & Fields, Young Living Essential Oils, May Kay, Color Street and Origami Owl. Admission is free and there will be refreshments. For more information, call 477-2229 or visit www.crossroadsgray.org

Oak Grove Baptist Church, 396 Oak Grove Road, Gray: The church will have a Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. Information, call 423-477-3141

First Christian Church, Elizabethton: The church will host a two-day teaching and apologetics conference open to anyone Nov. 9-10. Featured speakers will be Mike Riddle, founder and president of Creation Training Initiative. Mike is an apologist who specializes in training Christians to teach and defend biblical truth. www.creationtraining.org. Also speaking will be Dr. David R. Reagan, founder and director of Lamb & Lion Ministries. Reagan specializes in teaching about the importance of rightly understanding Bible prophecy. www.christinprophecy.org. Cost to attend is $5. Tickets and FAQs available at https://fcccontend.eventbrite.com/.

St. Mary's Catholic Church, Johnson City, will host a Green Mass Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. to honor veterans and everyone currently serving in the armed forces. This time honored tradition of praying for those who are currently serving in the military and all Veterans dates back to World War I. Our veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms. It is a special time for us to honor their service in war and in peace and to pray for their safety. A reception will follow after the Mass.

Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut St.: will host a community Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. This is a free meal for our visitors. For more information, please call the church at 928-1543.

Paramount Theatre, Bristol: The Paramount will host acclaimed Southern gospel group Triumphant Quartet April 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale online at https://sforce.co/2lW4kox or call the box office at 423-274-8920.

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