Church Briefs for Friday, September 14, 2012

9:20 am | September 14, 2012

Limestone Cove

Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Limestone Cove Christian Church from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Music will be performed, beginning at 10 a.m., by James Garland, dulcimer player from Stoney Creek. No Name But His will be in concert at 11 a.m.

Lunch will be served at noon at the Limestone Cove Community Center, located across the road from the church.

The public is invited to attend.


Bethlehem Lutheran

“The Steward’s Identity” will be the message theme for Sunday morning worship at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The scripture text is 2 Corinthians 5:17.

There are two worship services, the first at 8 a.m. and the second at 10:45 a.m. Holy 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 is located at 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City.

The Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor.


Moore’s Chapel FWB

Moore’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate its 117th homecoming Sunday, Sept. 16, at the 10:30 a.m. service.

The Melodie Trio will present special singing and the pastor, the Rev. Greg Largent, will present the message.

Dinner will be served following the service.

There will be no evening service.


Blevins Chapel

Revival services will be held Sept. 16-21 at the Blevins Chapel Baptist Church, Roan Mountain.

Guest speakers will be the Rev. Allen Laws and the Rev. Darrin Waldrop.

Services will begin at 7 p.m., and the public is invited

For more information, call the pastor, the Rev. David Montgomery, at 725-2639.


First United Methodist

“A Hard Bed and A Warm Blanket” will be the theme of the message at the morning worship service Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 325 E. E St. The scripture text is Genesis 28: 10-17.

The service 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 group will meet at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

United Methodist Youth (grades 9-12) will meet Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the youth house. The G2’s (grades 5-8) will meet Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

The Wednesday prayer and worship 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, call 543-3505.


Old Horseshoe FWB

Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 16, at Old Horseshoe Freewill Baptist Church.

Special singing will be held at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow the service.

The Rev. Steven L. Harris, pastor, invites everyone to attend.

There will be no evening service.

For more information, call 361-3373.


Maranatha Tabernacle

Maranatha Tabernacle, Buckeye Road, Unicoi will hold revival with the Rev. David Dugger, Sept. 17-19, with services starting at 7 p.m. daily.

Gary McVeigh and his group from Pigeon Forge will be in concert at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 16.

Sunday evening, the Singing Duggers with David Dugger will be in concert at 6 p.m.

Pastor E.L. Wheeler invites everyone to attend. For more information, call 743-5859 or 388-8718.


Keenburg FWB

Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church will have a “Celebration on the Parking Lot” Sunday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. The youth of the church will sell hotdogs, chips and drinks as a fundraiser. Soft drinks and water will also be available.

Other activities will include worship in song, a balloon release, the story of Noah and the Ark, and Mr. Bill and Bodie, the piano-playing dog.

Folding chairs will be available, however, it is suggested you bring your lawn chair and a blanket in case the weather is cool.

The church is located at 135 Keenburg Road.

For more information, call 542-6147.


Memorial Presbyterian

“The Handwriting on the Wall” will be the theme for the message at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday at Memorial Presbyterian Church. The scripture text is Daniel 5: 1-6, 18-31.

A nursery, Children’s Small Talk, and Kidz Praise service are provided for children.

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

The church 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 Christian

Sunday is National Back to Church Sunday at First Christian Church. A special day of activities has been planned.

Minister Brent Nidiffer will present a message on church attendance and the need to invite others to church.

Sunday School will follow the morning worship service with a class for every age.

A covered dish dinner will be served at noon in the church fellowship hall, followed by entertainment under a tent on the front law. Performers will include a Christian illusionist; First Christian’s own Luke Broyles, winner of the Tri-Cities Got Talent, will be doing beat boxing; and gospel singing by No Name But His.

The evening service will be held at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Bible study will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m., followed by choir practice at 8 p.m.

For more information about First Christian and its programs, call the church office at 542-5651.

The church is located at 513 Hattie Ave.


Borderview Christian

Borderview Christian Church will begin “The Story” Sunday, Sept. 16. “The Story” is a 31-week journey through the Bible designed to give a greater understanding of God’s great story for mankind.

The key factor of God’s Story is you. He desires more than anything to be with you and for you to know Him. Come this Sunday and find out where you fit into God’s Story.

Services times are Sunday School at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 10:45 a.m. Life Groups meet at the church at 6 p.m. Sunday and will be doing a more expansive study of the morning message’s theme.

The church is located at 1338 Bristol Highway in Elizabethton. Kirk Langston, senior minister, and Andrew Norman, associate minister, welcome everyone.

For more information, call the church at 542-6685.


East River Park

Minister Barry Pettit will continue the sermon series “Perspective” at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday at the East River Park Christian Church. The sermon topic will be “A Different Way of Thinking.”

Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m.

Ministry meetings in the afternoon will include the Women’s Ministry at 3 p.m., the Hospitality-Crisis Ministry and the Building and Grounds Ministry at 5 p.m. There will also be a fall festival planning meeting at 4 p.m.

Wednesday services will be held at 7 p.m. with three adult Bible study classes. The Children’s Ministry Olympics will be held at the pavilion from 7 to 8 p.m. Also, youth groups will meet at 7 p.m. A nursery and a class for 2 and 3-year-olds is also provided.

The Junior High girls will have a lock-in from 9 a.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday.

To learn more about East River Park and its program, call the church office at 542-8783 or go to


God’s Blessings Church

Revival will be held at God’s Blessings Church, 1st Avenue, Hampton, starting Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.

The revival will continue nightly at 7 p.m.

Pastor Bob Holtsclaw invites everyone to attend.


Watauga Flats

Homecoming will be held Sunday at the Watauga Flats First Church of God, located at 269 Watauga Flats Road.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature special singing by The Evangelaires, Bob Campbell and Judy Carver.

Lunch will follow in the church fellowship hall.

The pastor is Bob Brockwell.

For more information, call Jerry Miller at 342-5792 or David Nelson at 278-2024.


Roan Street FWB

The Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, Sept. 23.

Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m., and at 10:30 a.m. the Evangelaires will sing. The Rev. Greg Largent, a former pastor, will preach at the morning worship service, after which dinner will be served.

The church is located at 820 N. Roan St.

The Rev. Tim Gouge is pastor.

For more information, call 512-2375.


Centerview CoC

Tony Hoss will be the guest speaker for a gospel meeting Sept. 16-20 at the Centerview Church of Christ. Sunday services will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Services Monday through Thursday will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The church is located on Coal Chute Road.


First Presbyterian

The annual Music Sunday service will be held Sept. 16 at First Presbyterian Church. The service will feature a combination of readings and performances by the church’s music ministry as well as members and friends

The service will also include opportunities for the congregation to sing some of the hymns introduced in the recently released Presbyterian hymnal.

The Rev. John Shuck is pastor.


Tacoma Church of God

Russell Bennett from Kingsport will provide gospel music at Tacoma Church of God in Johnson City Sunday, Sept. 16, for the church’s 100-year celebration dinner.

The dinner will begin at noon and singing will begin at 12:30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend. Tacoma Church of God is located at 1005 John Exum Parkway in Johnson City.


Community Fellowship

Russell Bennett from Kingsport will provide gospel music at Community Fellowship in Greeneville for the church’s Sunday evening service Sept. 16.

The service will start at 6 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.

Community Fellowship is located at 10151 Asheville Highway in Greeneville.


Fairview UMC

The public is invited to enjoy a country breakfast at Fairview United Methodist Church from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.

Pastor Christi Taylor invites everyone to come and enjoy good food and great fellowship. Cost is a donation.

The church is located at 878 Highway 81N, about four miles from the city limits of Jonesborough.

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