Church news, Oct. 18-254:08 pm | October 18, 2013
East Side FWB
East Side Free Will Baptist Church will have an apple butter making Saturday, Oct. 19. Proceeds from the sale of the apple butter will go the church’s food pantry.
Also available for purchase will be hotdogs, homemade soup and popcorn.
The church is located at 704 Siam Road. Church members as well as the public are invited to come and enjoy the fellowship and help the food pantry.
“Continue In The Word” will be the theme of the Sunday morning sermon Oct. 20 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. The sermon text is II Timothy 3: 14-4:5.
Morning worship will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Interpreted services for the deaf are available on the second and fourth Sundays at the 10:45 a.m. service.
Sunday School and Bible study will be held at 9:15 a.m.
The Rev. Steven Harmon is the pastor. For more information, call the church at 926-5261.
Lynn Valley Baptist
The Fall for Jesus 2013 Harvest of Hope at Lynn Valley Baptist Church will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m.
The afternoon of fun will feature inflatables, games, train rides, face painting, popcorn, hotdogs, candy and more.
The church is located at 1367 Broad St. Ext. For more information, call 543-6171.
St. John Free Will
The Drivers Quartet will sing Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at St. John Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain.
Homecoming will be observed Sunday at the church. The service, which begins at 10 a.m., will feature special singing and lunch.
The Rev. Richard Shepherd is pastor.
Watauga Valley FWB
The special guest speaker for the morning service Sunday, Oct. 13, at Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church will be the Rev. Bobby Revis of Marion, N.C.
Speaking at the 6 p.m. service will be the Rev. Charlie Trivette, pastor of Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church.
The pastor, the Rev. Bill Greer, will be in revival Sunday through Friday at Kingsley Avenue Free Will Baptist Church, 213 Kingsley Ave., Greeneville.
The pastor of Kingsley Avenue, the Rev. Doyle Pruitt, invites the public to attend.
Mountain View U-M
Gospel soloist Russell Bennett will be in concert Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Kingsport.
Mountain View church is located at 4405 Orebank Road in Kingsport.
Bent Nidiffer will continue his sermon series “What If….” Sunday, Oct. 20, at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Teresa Jensen will provide special music at the morning service.
Sunday School will be held following morning worship.
The evening service will be held at 6 p.m.
The Ladies Bible Study group will meet Monday at 10 a.m. in the Fidelis Classroom. The group will continue its study on Revelation.
Bible study will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. Choir practice will follow in the sanctuary.
The church pantry will be open Thursday for those who have made previous arrangements.
For more information about First Christian and its services, contact the church at 542-5651.
First United Methodist
First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton will observe Methodist Women’s Day at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. The guest speaker will be Elizabethton native, the Rev. Rosemary Brower, who is in her 19th year of ministry at Monroe Street United Methodist Church in Nashville.
The Rev. Brown is a nationally recognized preacher, teacher and storyteller, who effectively reaches all age groups. Each year she is sought to lead workshops, training sessions, revivals, spiritual renewals and worship services across the nation. She is a gifted and progressive theologian.
A meet and greet fellowship time will immediately follow the worship service.
The Men’s Prayer Group will meet Sunday at 9 a.m. in Room 108.
The Sunday evening Bible study on Acts 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 G2s will meet Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the youth house. 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.
For more information about First United Methodist and its services, call the church at 543-3505.
A fall bazaar will be held Saturday at First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
A breakfast of gravy and biscuits will be served, beginning at 7 a.m. A lunch of soup beans and cornbread will be served.
Bazaar items will include holiday decorations as well as other items.
The church is located at 706 First St.
of the Nazarene
Revival will be held Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 27, at Elizabethton First Church of the Nazarene, 200 W. I St.
Services Wednesday through Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The evangelist will be Russell Coffey.
Dinner will be served following the Sunday morning service.
The Rev. Kenley Knight is pastor. For more information, call 542-5152.
Sinking Creek Baptist
Masquerade, a live performance, will be held each Saturday night in October at Sinking Creek Baptist Church, beginning at 6 p.m.
No reservations, donations only.
The event will be open until the last person is served.
Sinking Creek Baptist is located at 2313 Elizabethton Highway.
For more information, call 928-3222.
East River Park Christian
Trunk or Treat will be held at East River Park Christian Church Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
There will be tons of candy, train rides, inflatables, food, games, music, family hay rides and much more.
East River Park Christian Church is located at 1207 Broad St.
The Carter County Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
The guest speaker will be Trivia Riddle. Following the worship service there will be a time of fellowship.
For more information, call 542-8437.
Camp Fire Worship
A camp fire worship service will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Williams Farm, 229 Blue Springs Road.
The featured speaker will be Hunter Greene, a young teenager from Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church, who recently announced his call to the ministry.
Worship will be led by Heather Williams, Bethany Birchfield and Tina Nave.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a lawn chair and blanket.
A musical program featuring Mama’s Kids will be presented Saturday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at Riverside Community Church of Jesus.
The church is located at 121 Patterson Lane, beside the Watauga River.
There will be food, food and fellowship.
The public is invited.