Church Briefs for Friday, November 16, 2012

9:53 am | November 16, 2012

Carter Christian

Carter Christian Church, located at 1765 Highway 91, Stoney Creek, will host a Thanksgiving service Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.

Brent Nidiffer, Minister at First Christian Church in Elizabethton, will be the guest speaker. Blue Springs Christian Church will provide special music.

Tom Caraway is minister.

For more information, call 474-2488 or visit

The public is invited.


Charity Hill FWB

Charity Hill Free Will Baptist Church will host the Evangelaires Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m.

The church is located at 1352 Charity Hill Road.

For more information, call 543-4988.

The Rev. Jerry Emmert is pastor.


First Christian

David Slayton will speak at the Sunday morning service, Nov. 18, at First Christian Church. The service will begin at 9:45 a.m. and will feature special music by the church choir. Also, a special offering will be received for the church building fund.

At 3:45 p.m. the choir will have cantata practice in the sanctuary.

At 6 p.m. the congregation will join other congregations for the Community Thanksgiving Service at Oak Street Baptist Church. There will be no service at First Christian.

Monday at 10 a.m. the Ladies Bible Study group will meet in the Fidelis classroom.

Tuesday at 10 a.m. the weekly prayer service will be held in the sanctuary. At 7 p.m. that evening the Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship will meet at Bunker Hill Christian Church with Scott Morgan speaking.

The offices at First Christian will close at noon Wednesday for the holidays and reopen Monday, Nov. 26, at 8 a.m.

Sunday morning, Nov. 25, Kenny Laughters, former member of First Christian, will speak at morning worship.

At 6 p.m. the children’s department will present a Thanksgiving program in the fellowship hall.


CCCMF meeting

The Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Bunker Hill Christian Church. Scott Morgan will be the guest speaker.

There will be a time of fellowship following the worship and preaching service.

For more information, call 542-2313 or 542-8437.


Bethlehem Lutheran

“The Labor Begins” will be the theme of the Sunday morning sermon Nov. 18 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. The sermon text is Mark 13: 1-13.

Morning worship will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Communion will be served at both services.

Sunday School and Bible study will begin at 9:15 a.m.

Interpreted services for the deaf are available on the second and fourth Sundays at the 10:45 a.m. service.

The Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor.


Memorial Presbyterian

“All Bad Things Must Come to An End” will be the theme of the message Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. worship service at Memorial Presbyterian Church. The scripture text is Daniel 11:2-12:3.

A nursery, Children’s Small Talk and Kidz Praize Service are provided for children during morning worship.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial Presbyterian is located at 100 E. F St.

The Rev. Dwight Basham serves as pastor. For more information, call the church office at 543-2711 or visit


First United Methodist

The sermon “A Thankful Heart” will be presented Sunday at morning worship at First United Methodist Church. The scripture text is I Chronicles 16: 8-12, 34-36.

Morning worship will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a brief fellowship time.

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 on Galations will begin at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

UMY will meet Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the youth house. The Abiding Love Bible Study group will meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship classroom. The G2s will meet Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the youth house. The Coolagers will meet Wednesday from 3:14 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 the pastor and Debbie Fields is minister to the children and youth.

For more information, call 543-3505.


First Presbyterian

Guest musicians Sara Grey and Kieron Means, Americana-Appalachian-Celtic artists, will be featured at the 11 a.m. worship service at First Presbyterian Church.

The theme of morning worship is “Practically Perfect In Every Way.”

Sunday School and Adult Forum will be held at 9:45. a.m. The topic of discussion for the Adult Forum will be “In Heaven.”

The Science and Study Group will meet at 5 p.m. in Martin Hall. The group will discuss Barbara Bradley-Haggerty’s book “Fingerprints of God.”

At 7:30 p.m. Sara Grey and Kieron Means will be in concert. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and tickets, which are $10, will be available at the door.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 119 W. F St. The Rev. John Shuck is pastor.


Hampton First Baptist

“Greater Glory” will present special singing Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at Hampton First Baptist Church

The church is located at 407 First Ave., Hampton.

The pastor, the Rev. Mike Hyder, invites the public to attend.

For more information, call 895-2918.


Keenburg FWB

The Gospel Two will sing during the 6 p.m. service Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church, 135 Keenburg Road.

A potluck supper will be held Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. followed by Bible study at 7 p.m.

For more information or for a ride to church, call 542-6147.


Oak Grove Christian

The Maggie Kyte Circle of Oak Grove Christian Church will host a bake sale Saturday, Nov. 17, in the church fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All proceeds will go to support missions. The church is located at the corner of Powder Branch and Jim Elliott Road.


Piercetown Baptist

A spaghetti supper will be held at the Butler Ruritan Club to support the Piercetown Baptist Church Building Fund. The supper will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17.

The menu will consist of spaghetti, green beans, slaw, garlic bread, drink and a dessert.

Dinners are $6. Carryout will be available.

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