Church News for July 26-Aug. 2

10:47 am | July 26, 2013

RM Free Holiness
The Roan Mountain Free Holiness Church will host the Montgomery Family of Johnson City for a special song service Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
The pastor, Don Julian, invites everyone to attend.
For more information, call 722-3686.

First Christian
Brent Nidiffer, minister, and Carolyn Estep will present a special musical duet for the morning worship service Sunday at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. The service will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Following morning worship, Sunday School will be held.
Sunday is Pantry Sunday and everyone is encouraged to bring food items for the church’s benevolent program.
The evening service will be held at 6 p.m.
The Tuesday morning prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Also, Terrific Tuesday will be held for the Children’s Program with activites led by Juanita Nidiffer.
Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. a certified CPR/AED class will be held in the Fellowship Hall for interested persons. For more information call the church office.
The Sunrise Circle will meet Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Anne McKinney. The Volunteer Circle will meet at 2 p.m. in the Fidelis Classroom. The Ann Jett Circle will meet at the home of Debbie Hertzog at 7 p.m., and the Esther Circle will meet at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.
For more information, call the church office at 542-5651.

First Church of the Nazarene
The Elizabethton First Church of the Nazarene will have a mission zone rally Friday evening at 7 o’clock. Missionaries Stephan and Brenda Heap of Brazil will speak at the rally.
Refreshments will be served following the service.
Vacation Bible School will be held July 29-Aug. 2. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
The theme of the Bible school will be “Son Quest Rainforest.”
The church is located at 200 W. I St. The Rev. Kenley Knight is

Elk River Baptist
Homecoming will be held Sunday, July 28, at the Elk River Baptist Church, Highway 321, Butler.
Special music will be presented at the10 a.m. service by Gretta Odom. Steve Dugger will speak at the 11 a.m. worship service after which lunch will be served.
For more information, call 768-3387.
Charity Hill FWB
Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, July 28.
The Evangelaires will sing at the 10 a.m. service and the message at the 11 a.m. service will be delivered by the Rev. Carl Grindstaff.
Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall.
For more information, call Pastor Jerry Emert at 543-4988.

Freedom Road Baptist
Freedom Road Baptist Church, 708 W. C St., will have Vacation Bible School July 29-31 and Augus 1-2. Classes will be held daily from 6 to 8 p.m. for children ages 5 to 16.
The VBS program will be held August 2 at 6 p.m.
For more information, call 734-968-2189.

First United Methodist
“It’s Not What You Ask, It’s Who You Ask” is the title of Sunday’s morning worship sermon at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton.  The scripture text is Luke 11: 1-13.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a brief time of fellowship. Sunday School will begin at 11:20 a.m.
The Men’s Prayer Group will meet Sunday at 9 a.m. in Room 108. The Sunday evening Bible study will meet at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
The Abiding Love Bible Study group will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the fellowship classroom.
The Wednesday evening service will be held at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.
First United Methodist is located at 325 E. E St. The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor and Debbie Fields is minister to children and youth.
For more information, call 543-3505.

First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton celebrates “It’s More Light Sunday,” as the church celebrates its status as a welcoming and affirming church.
The Adult Forum will feature a panel of LGBT members, friends and allies who will talk about the importance of being a part of a welcoming and affirming church. The Adult Forum begins at 9:45 a.m. in Martin Hall.
“Sing A New Song” is the theme for the 11 a.m. worship theme, which is also the 2013 More Light Presbyterian theme. The Rev. Dr. Donald M. Steele will lead the worship service. Special musical guests will include local favorites The Squash Blossoms.
The service will include a special offering to help More Light Presbyterians continue their work in building a welcoming and affirming network of Presbyterians across the country.
Following the service, a “rainbow reception” will be held in Martin Hall, featuring light refreshments and fellowship.
First Presbyterian is located at 119 W. F St. The Rev. John Shuck is pastor.

Full Gospel Tabernacle
Sounds of Victory will sing at Full Gospel Tabernacle Saturday, July 27, at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 1684 Weaver Branch Road in Piney Flats.
Pastor Everett Garland invites the public to attend.
Shepherd’s Gate Baptist
Russell Bennett of Kingsport will provide and song and worship service Sunday, July 28, at the Shepherd’s Gate Baptist Church in Greeneville at the 11 a.m. service.
The church is located at 1703 W. Main St., Greeneville.
Pastor Claude Davis invites the public to attend.
Hampton First Baptist
Hampton First Baptist Church will host a youth concert for area church Saturday, June 27, at 7 p.m. in the field behind the Dollar General Store under a large tent on First Avenue.
The concert will begin with the God Rod Team from Beck Mountain Baptist Church. The concert will be headlined by the Oak Street Band from Oak Street Baptist Church with a special guest appearance by John Colbaugh of Riverview Baptist Church. Colbaugh sings with the group Joyful Noise.
There will be free pizza for everyone who attends.
For more information, call Pastor Mike Hyder at 895-2918.
Phillippi Baptist
Phillippi Baptist Church will have a Celebration of Hats Sunday, July 28, in a service at 3:30 p.m., which will feature the Word, nusic, and of course, hats.
There will be a judging of hats for the most unique, most unusual, and the prettiest.
The guest speaker for the event will be the Rev. Dr. Jeanette Greene of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
The celebration is sponsored by the Anna Breedlove Missionary Circle of the church.

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