Church Briefs for Friday, September 7, 20129:05 am | September 7, 2012
First United Methodist
The sermon “The Boundless Touch of Christ” will be presented at the Sunday morning worship service at First United Methodist Church. The scripture text is Mark 7: 24-37.
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 at 9 a.m. in Room 108.
The Sunday evening Bible study will be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Wednesday evening prayer and worship service will be held at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
First United Methodist Church is located at 325 East E St., Elizabethton. The Rev. Raymond Amos is the pastor.
For more information, call 543-3505.
Sacred Harmony will be in concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church, 260 Headtown Road, Jonesborough.
The church choir will sing a special song with the group.
Upper Gap Creek FWB
Revival will begin Monday at the Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 1380 Gap Creek Road. Services will begin at 7 p.m.
The evangelist will be the Rev. Terry Jones, Pastor of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, Johnson City.
Special singing will be presented at each service. The schedule is as follows: Monday, Keystone Singers; Tuesday, Melissa Hall; Wednesday, Keystone Choir; Thursday, Julie Keller and Shon Blevins; and Friday, Nathan Salyers.
The Rev. Dale Blevins is pastor at Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church. For more information, call 725-4325.
Hampton Christian Church, 810 Deerfield Lane, Hampton, will hold a weekend of praise and worship, Sept. 7-9, with Evangelist Ernie Depew.
Friday, which is designated Youth Night, will feature free hotdogs, chips and drinks, inflatables and games, live music from Soul Obsession and a message on “A Heart for the Lord in the Days of Our Youth” presented by Depew.
Saturday will be Old Fashioned Night featuring Third Day Resurrection, beginning at 6 p.m., will feature the message, “The Necessity of Biblical Faith.”
Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Depew will present the message, “When We Gather Together.”
Homecoming lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
For more information or transportation, call 725-2541.
Elk Park Christian
Thankful Hearts will be in concert Saturday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Elk Park Christian Church.
A cookout will be held at 5 p.m.
The church is located at 220 Old Mill Road, Elk Park, N.C.
The public is invited.
The monthly Brotherhood Breakfast at Unaka Baptist Church will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 10 a.m. A $6 donation will be appreciated.
During the breakfast, the WMU will have a bake sale to raise funds for missions.
For more information, call 474-2224.
Unaka Baptist is located at 1598 Highway 91.
“Happiness and Justice for All” will be the theme for the Sunday morning worship service Sept. 9 at First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton. The service will begin at 11 a.m.
Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m.
Following morning worship, dinner on the grounds will be served at noon. All are invited to attend and bring a family-sized dish of food to share. Weather permitting, the dinner will be outside. If not, the dinner will be held inside in Martin Hall, lower level, E Street entrance.
The Rev. John Shuck is pastor.
Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, at Pierce Baptist Church, Butler. Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m., followed by lunch.
Revival will begin Sunday at the Butler Park and continue through Sept. 14, with services at 7 p.m.
A different speaker will be featured at each service.
The park is located on Highway 67 in Butler.
The Rev. Otis Dugger is pastor.
Poplar Grove Baptist
Poplar Grove Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Sept. 9.
Special music will be presented by Greater Glory. Dinner will be served following the morning service.
There will be service on Sunday night.
The church is located on Highway 91, Stoney Creek.
The Rev. Eric Wright is pastor.
Piney Grove FWB
Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Hampton.
The worship service at 11 a.m. will feature the Rev. Gary Brown of Thomasville, N.C., as guest speaker. Special singing will be presented by the New Covenant Singers of Mountain City.
Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following the services.
The Rev. Ted Lewis is pastor. For more information, call 725-3313 or 725-2079.
Union Baptist Church, 1411 Highway 321, Hampton, will have a fall revival Sept. 9-12.
The evangelist will be the Rev. Ray Greene. Special music will be presented nightly and a nursery will be provided.
Prayer rooms will open at 6:30 p.m. and the worship service will begin at 7 p.m.
The pastor, the Rev. Danny Bright, invites the public to attend.
“Your God Will Come” is the sermon theme for the Sunday, Sept. 9 morning worship services at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. The sermon text is Isaiah 35: 4-7.
Services will begin at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Holy communion will be served at both services.
Sunday school and Bible study will 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.
The Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor.
The Church of Jesus
The Paul Family from Buchanan, Ga., will present special singing Sunday, Sept. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the The Church of Jesus, 809 W. Main St,, Johnson City.
For more information, call Pastor George M. Hall at 341-5393.
East River Park
East River Park Christian Church will celebrate its 44th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 9.
Dr. Robert Ford of Kentucky Christian University will be the guest speaker at the morning worship service, which will begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Following morning worship, a covered dish lunch and time of fellowship will be held at the church pavilion.
The Wednesday service will begin at 7 p.m. and includes adult Bible study, youth groups and classes for children nursery-age through fifth grade.
Junior high girls will have a lock-in from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.
For more information about East River Park and its services, call the church office at 542-8783 or visit the church web site at www.erpcc.org
East River Park Christian Church is located at 1207 Broad St.
Beck Mountain Baptist
Revival services will be held Sept. 9-12 at the Beck Mountain Baptist Church, 2797 Siam Road, Elizabethton.
The evangelist will be Charles “Toonie” Cash of Johnson City.
Youth Night will be held on Monday with the Beck Mountain God-Rod Team performing. The Willow Springs Adult Choir will be featured Tuesday, and Wednesday night’s special music will be a reunion of the mid-1970s Brotherhood Quartet, which will include Dennis Bradley, Jim Matheson, Mike Presnell and Ronnie Campbell.
The services will begin at 7 p.m.
The Rev. Ronnie Campbell is pastor.
of the Nazarene
“The Jesus Film” will be shown Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Elizabethton First Nazarene Church.
The church is located at 200 West I St.
The Rev. Kenley Knight is pastor.
For more information, call 542-5152.
Watauga First Baptist
The Gospel Grass Singers will be at Watauga First Baptist Church to sing at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, Sept. 9.
The church is located at 111 E. Third Ave., Watauga.
“God Lifts Up the Humble” will be the theme of the message at the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday, Sept. 9, at Memorial Presbyterian Church (PCA). The scripture text is Daniel 4: 24-37.
The monthly fellowship lunch will follow the service.
A nursery, Children’s Small Talk and Kidz Praize service are provided for children.
Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Memorial Presbyterian Church is located at 100 East F St. The Rev. Dwight Basham serves as pastor.
For more information, call the church office at 543-2711 or visit www.memorialpresbyterianpca.org.
Elk Mills Christian
Pastor Andy Lunceford with Elk Mills Christian Church invites everyone to attend homecoming at the church Sunday, Sept. 9.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature various local music groups.
A covered dish meal will be served at 1 p.m. following the service.
The church will host a five-night revival beginning Monday, Sept. 10, and continuing through Friday, Sept. 14. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each day.
Homecoming will be celebrated at Crabtree Freewill Baptist Church Sunday, Sept. 9.
Singing will be provided by The Principles.
Pastor B.F. McKinney welcomes everyone to attend.
Harvest Time Christian
A gospel singing and bean supper will be held at Harvest Time Christian Church from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22.
Groups scheduled to perform include the Old Timers, Pearce’s Chapel Drama and Puppet Teams, Good News and Blue Edition, a group from East Tennessee State University.
Donations will be accepted and appreciated.
The church is located at 920 Highway 107, Jonesborough.
For more information, call Pat Nelson at 753-0327.
Valley Forge FWB
Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church is beginning an early worship service this Sunday, Sept. 9, at 8:45 a.m.
Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m., and the second worship service will be held at the usual time of 10:45 a.m.
Sunday evening worship will be held at 6 p.m.
Lynn Valley Baptist Church will have revival Sept. 9-12 with the Rev. Ricky Campbell, Pastor of Mountain City First Baptist, serving as evangelist.
Special singing will be presented nightly and a nursery will be provided. For transportation, call 543-6171.
Southside Christian Church will have its annual homecoming celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Southside’s praise team will be leading the congregational singing. There will be no Sunday school.
The special guest speaker will be Paul Knapp, former minister and retired educator.
Following the service, a fellowship meal will be served.
The community is invited to share in this special time of worship, music and fellowship with Minister Knapp and the congregation.
Southside Christian is located at the corner of Southside Road and Parkway Blvd.
Michael Koruschak is the minister. For more information, call the church office at 542-2234.
First Free Will
A bean dinner will be served at First Free Will Baptist Church following the morning worship service Sunday. Beans, cornbread, slaw and dessert, and corndogs will be served for a donation to the church’s youth program.
Morning worship begins at 11 a.m.
Revival will begin Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Pilgrim Baptist Church, Highway 19E, Elk Park, N.C.
Services Sunday will be held at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday services will be held at 7 p.m.
The evangelist will be Dr. Jerry Chaney. Special singing will be featured.
Pastor Danny Cooke invites the public to attend.
Unicoi Church of God
The Unicoi Church of God will celebrate its 80th anniversary and homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Richard Blackburn, a former pastor, will be the guest speaker for the 10.45 a.m. service.
Lunch will be served following the preaching service.
The church is located at 508 Tennessee St., Unicoi.
Minister Brent Nidiffer will preach Sunday at morning worship at First Christian Church.
The election of elders and deacons will be held Sunday. Members are asked to turn their ballots in at either the morning or evening service.
The children’s committee will meet at noon in the fellowship hall.
Following the evening service at 6 p.m., the church board will meet in the Men’s Classroom.
The Ladies Bible Study will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the Fidelis Classroom.
Morning prayer will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Bible study for adults will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Men’s Classroom. There will also be classes for children and youth.
The Winsome Class dinner will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Captain’s Table. The Fidelis Class dinner meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
For more information about First Christian and its activities, call the church office at 542-5651.