Church news, Aug. 9-16

3:29 pm | August 9, 2013

First United Methodist
“Faith Is Not Traveling An Uncharted Course” will be the theme of the Sunday sermon at morning worship Aug. 11 at the First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton. The sermon text is Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16.
Morning worship is 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 be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
UMY will meet Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the youth house.
The Abiding Love Bible Study group will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the fellowship classroom.
The G2s will meet Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the youth house and the Coolagers will meet Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.
The Wednesday evening service will be held at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor and Debbie Fields is minister to children and youth.
The church is located at 325 E. E St. For more information, call 543-3505.

First Christian
Minister Brent Nidiffer will continue his sermon series “The Lost Parables” at the 9:45 a.m. worship service Sunday, August 11, at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Kay Mathis will present special music.
It is Promotion Sunday and all children promoting to another class will be recognized at the end of the morning service.
At 11 a.m., the church board will meet in the conference room while Sunday School classes will be held in the individual classrooms.
The Children’s Committee will meet at noon in the Wednesday Night Bible Study classroom.
The Youth and Youth Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Loft for a planning session.
The evening service will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
The Ladies Bible Study will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the Fidelis Classroom.
The Wednesday evening Bible study will be held at 7 p.m.
For more information about First Church and its activities, call the church office at 543-5651.

Unaka Baptist
The monthly Brotherhood Breakfast at the Unaka Baptist Church, Highway 91, will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. A $6 donation is requested.
During the breakfast there will be a churchwide fundraiser to raise money for John and April Kandal, missionaries to Haiti.
Among the items for sale will be clothing, housewares, sporting goods, books, and baked sales.
For more information call 474-2244.

East Side Baptist
Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at East Side Baptist Church, 1509 Siam Road, from 4 to 8 p.m.
There will be free food, fellowship, water games and inflatables.
Children attending are asked to bring a towel.

New Liberty FWB
The Lost Creek Band, a bluegrass gospel group from New Market, will sing during the Sunday evening worship service, Aug. 11, at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
The Rev. Ray Colbaugh, pastor, invites the public to attend.
New Liberty Free Will is located at 113 Peters Hollow Road near the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
For more information or directions, call 474-3868 or 512-9047.

Harvest Baptist
Harvest Baptist Church will celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday, Aug. 11, with special guest speaker, Dr. George Riddell.
Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. The celebration will continue after the service with a barbecue lunch served in the fellowship hall.
The evening service will begin at 6 o’clock.
The Rev. Dale Greenwell is pastor. For more information, call 543-3303.
Nidiffer Chapel
The Higher Ground Free Will Baptist Ministers Conference will be held Saturday, August 10, at 10 a.m. at the Nidiffer Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
The Rev. Bill Watson is pastor. For more information, call 538-4073.
Fish Springs Baptist
Homecoming will be observed Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Fish Springs Baptist Church, Highway 321.
The Rev. Steve Dugger, former pastor, will speak at the 11 a.m. worship service after which lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.
Special singing will also be featured at the worship service.
For more information call the pastor, the Rev. Steve Guinn, at 895-4412.
Bethlehem Lutheran
“A Secure Heart” will be theme of the message at Sunday morning worship August 11 at the Bethelehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. The sermon text is Luke 12: 22-34.
Morning worship is held at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Communion will be served at both services.
School School and Bible study will be held at 9:15 a.m.
Interpreted services for the deaf are available on the second and fourth Sundays at the 10:45 a.m. servie.
The pastor is the Rev. Steven Harmon. For more information, call the pastor at 926-5261.
East River Park
Minister Barry Pettit will continue the sermon series “What’s God’s Will?” at the Sunday morning worship service, Aug. 11, at East River Park Christian Church.
The theme of this week’s sermon is “What Am I Doing Wrong?”  The service will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m. The Spanish Ministry will have services at the same time
The Kingdom Builders and deacons will meet Sunday following the worship service.
The Women’s Ministry will meet at 3 p.m. and the Elders at 5 p.m.
The Wednesday service will be held at 7 p.m. with Bible study for adults and classes for children in toddlers through grade five. A staffed nursery is also provided.
Saturday, Aug. 10, the Children’s Ministry will have a back-to-school bash at the pavilion for all children through grade five. In the event of rain, the event will be held inside.
East River Park Christian is located at 1207 Broad St.
To learn more about the church, visit www.erpcc.org
Valley Forge Christian
A back-to-school party will be held Saturday, August 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Valley Forge Christian Church.
There will free food, games, and school supplies.
For more information, call Scott at 957-9181.
Roan Street COG
Carson Peters, 10-year-old fiddle player, who is well known in the area, will present special music Sunday at the 6 pm. worship service at the Roan Street Church of God.
The Rev. Kenneth Bewley is pastor.
For more information, call 474-3236.
Community Baptist
Russell Bennett from Kingsport will be presented in concert Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church in Bulls Gap.
Community Baptist is locaed at 1255 Wheeler Road in Bulls Gap. The pastor is Greg Douthat.
God’s House Full Gospel
A gospel singing will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at God’s House Full Gospel Church, 1206 Old Stateline Road.
Featured singers will be Jeff Milsap and New Creation.
For more information, call Pastor Jerry Davis at 753-4821.

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