October 19th , 2012 8:54 am Leave a comment

Church Briefs for Friday, October 19, 2012


Watauga Valley FWB

Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church, Highway 91, Stoney Creek, will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Oct. 21.

Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Worship will begin at 11 a.m. and will include special music by the Joyaires from Harriman, along with the church choir.

Lunch will be served immediately after the morning service in the church fellowship hall.

The Rev. Bill Greer, pastor, invites everyone to attend.


Borderview Christian

Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, Elizabethton, will host a gospel concert featuring Mr. Steve Sifford on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.

Steve Sifford has a long history in vocal performance in Nashville, Branson and Myrtle Beach. He was featured as opening act for artists Glen Campbell, Tammy Wynette, Gatlin Brothers and Loretta Lynn at the Roy Clark Celebrity Theater in Branson, Mo. He received the “That’s Show Biz Award” as one of Branson’s most talented newcomers in 1986. From 1992-2011, he was master of ceremonies and featured vocalist at the Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Steve, the son of a Baptist minister, grew up in music and ministry and was educated at Southwest Baptist College. Steve’s powerful vocal ability is only equaled by his honesty and warmth. He currently resides near Nashville with his wife, Barbara.

This concert is free and open to all. For more information, call the church at 542-6685 or Terry Rice, concert organizer, at 289-4070.

Kirk Langston and Andrew Norman serve as Borderview’s ministers.


Bethlehem Lutheran

“While the Promise Stands” is the sermon topic for the morning worship services Sunday, Oct. 21, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The scripture text is Hebrews 4: 1-13. Services are at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Communion will be served at both services.

Sunday 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. service.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is located at 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City

The Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor.


Friendship FWB

Friendship Freewill Baptist Church will have a fundraiser bean supper Saturday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults eat for $6. Carryout will be available.

For more information, call 725-4171.


Piney Grove FWB

Revival will begin Monday, Oct. 22, at the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Hampton.

Services will begin at 7 p.m. Evangelists will be the Rev. Charlie Trivette, Rev. Bill Greer and the Rev. Frank Woods.

Special singing will be held each night.

The Rivertown Boys, from Conway, S.C., will sing at the 6 p.m. worship service Sunday, Oct. 21. Everyone is welcome.

The Rev. Ted Lewis is pastor.

For more information, call 306-3584.


Watauga Church of Worship

Watauga Church of Worship, City of Watauga, will host a yard sale/fall festival Saturday, Oct. 20.

The yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The fall festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Soup, chili and corn fritters will be sold. Cost is $6 for all you can eat and drink. Bring this notice and get $1 off soup and chili.

The event will also offer a bake sale, cake walk and games.

Tickets are 50 cents each. Proceeds from this event will be used to support our youth.

For more information, call 928-3418.


Pinecrest Christian

Homecoming will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. at Pinecrest Christian Church.

Guest speaker will be Clay Bailey.

Special music will be presented by III Day Resurrection. A meal will follow the service.

Randall Carrier is minister.


Hampton First Baptist

Brown’s Chapel Choir will be singing at Hampton First Baptist Church Sunday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. They will sing the entire service and everyone is invited to attend. Dress is casual.

Hampton First Baptist is located at 407 First Ave., Hampton.

For more information, call Pastor Mike Hyder at 895-2918.


First Christian

Brent Nidiffer, Minister of First Christian Church, Elizabethton, will continue his sermon series Sunday morning, Oct. 21, on the importance of being in worship each week. Thought-provoking points, comments and questions are being presented for consideration. anyone with questions regarding this topic, should and come hear how God’s Word implores us to set aside time for worshipping Him together with other believers.

It is also Building Fund Sunday. Special envelopes will be provided for gifts toward this special fund.

Sunday School classes will follow the morning service in age appropriate classrooms.

At 2 p.m., there will be a Bridal Tea in the honor of Annie Ross Wallace in the fellowship hall.

At 6 p.m., the vans will leave for any/all to attend the ETSU Campus House presentation at the Culp Center by Tommy and John Thomas Oaks. There will be no services held at the church building Sunday evening.

On Monday at 10 a.m., the Ladies Bible Study Group will meet in the Fidelis Classroom.

Tuesday at 10 a.m., Morning Prayer Session will be held in the sanctuary for persons of all ages.

Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Carter County Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at Buffalo Valley Christian Church.

Wednesday at 7 p.m., Bible Study classes for all ages will be held, followed by choir practice in the sanctuary.

For more information regarding any of the activities at First Christian Church, Elizabethton, call 542-5651.


Crabtree FWB

An all-day worship service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. with preaching, praying and singing. Preachers involved will be Bo Perkins, Terry Richardson, Rick Birchfield and Charlie Trivette. Local church choirs, individuals and The Gospel Two will sing.

Everyone is invited to attend and is encouraged to bring a bagged lunch.

For more information, call pastor B.F. McKinney Jr. at 725-3788.


Phillippi Baptist

Phillippi Baptist Church will celebrate its 145th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3:30 p.m.

Guest speaker will be the Rev. C. Danny Johnson of Thankful Baptist Church in Johnson City. He will be accompanied by his church choir and members of his congregation. The theme for the event is “God has given us everything we need, so what are we waiting for.”

The church is located at 200 East M. St., Elizabethton.

The Rev. Joseph Hollifield is the pastor and welcomes the public to attend.


First Presbyterian

Adult Forum and Sunday School will meet at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at First Presbyterian Church. The nursery will be open.

“The Sounds of Silence” will be the theme of the 11 a.m. worship service.

The Religion for Life radio broadcast is at 2 p.m. Eugenie Scott, of the National Center for Science Education, is John’s guest on this weekly radio program that explores the intersection of religion, social justice and modern life.

At 4 p.m., First Presbyterian will be honored for the second year in a row with the Eco-Justice award from the Green Interfaith Network. The event will include a performance by Charles Pettee of his inspirational “Folk Psalm” project. The program will take place at Muncey Memorial Church in downtown Johnson City. Jeannie Young will receive the award on behalf of First Presbyterian. Jeannie has bene instrumental in the “Not One More Mountain” campaign to prevent mountaintop removal mining from devastating the sacred mountains of Tennessee.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 119 W. F St., Elizabethton.

Rev. John Shuck is pastor.


First United Methodist

First United Methodist Church, 325 E. E St., Elizabethton, celebrate the United Methodist Women during Sunday’s 10 a.m. worship service. The guest speaker will be Retired Bishop Kenneth Carder. His sermon will be “Jesus and the Pursuit of Prominence” based on Mark 10:35-45. A special fellowship will immediately follow the service.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 11:20 a.m.

The Men’s Prayer Group will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday in Room 108. The Sunday evening Bible study will not meet this week.

Other activities during the week include the UMY meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the youth house; G2s on Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the youth house; and the Coolagers on Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

The Wednesday evening prayer and worship service will meet at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor, and Debbie Fields is minister to children and youth. A nursery is provided.

For more information, call 543-3505.


Memorial Presbyterian

“God’s Sovereignty over Evil” will be the theme of message at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday, Oct. 21, at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 E. F St., Elizabethton. The scripture text is Daniel 8:1-27.

The worship team and chancel choir will lead the congregational singing.

A nursery, Children’s Small Talk, and Kidz Praize service will be provided for the children.

Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Rev. Dwight Basham is pastor.

For more information call the church office at 543-2711 or visit www.memorialpresbyterianpca.org


Riverview Baptist

Riverview Baptist Church, 2000 Temple Hill Road, Erwin, will present Judgment House Oct. 21-25, from 6-8 p.m. each evening. Are you ready to face judgment? “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27.

For more information or large groups, call 743-3758 or 220-6598.


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