Church Briefs – March 22

3:27 pm | March 22, 2013

Hampton First Baptist
The Rev. Jim Lindsay will be guest speaker Sunday at Hampton First Baptist Church at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship service.
He will bring messages on the cross, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Rev. Lindsay is well known in the East Tennessee area and is a former pastor. He has also done extensive evangelistic work.
The Rev. Mike Hampton, pastor of Hampton First Baptist, invites the public to attend.

Grace Baptist
The worship choir of Grace Baptist Church will present the musical “Where Love And Mercy Meet” by Marty Parks at morning worship Palm Sunday at the church.
The service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The choir is directed by Debbie Gouge
Also, revival will be held at the church April 7-10 with the Rev. D.L. Lowry as evangelist.
Grace Baptist is located at 1114 Broad St.
The Rev. Dean Smith is serving as interim pastor.
For more information, call the church at 542-5551.

First United Methodist
First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton will celebrate Palm Sunday March 24. The topic of the message for the morning worship service will be “A Head-on Collision in Jerusalem” based on the scripture from Luke 19: 28-40.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. followed by Sunday school 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 meet at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
UMY will meet Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the youth house. The Abiding Love Bible Study group will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. 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 Lenten study “Defeating Your Giants” will continue at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
A Maundy Thursday service with communion will be held at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
First United Methodist Church is located at 325 E. E St., Elizabethton. The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor and Debbie Fields is minister to children and youth.
For more information, call the church at 543-3505.

Full Gospel Tabernacle
Phil Reed will preach at the Full Gospel Tabernacle Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 1684 Weaver Branch Road, Piney Flats.
Regular services are held Thursdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. through March, but will change to 7 p.m. in April.
The pastor is Everett Garland.

First Christian
Palm Sunday will be celebrated March 24 at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Minister Brent Nidiffer will present the final message in the series “Between Heaven and Earth” on the “Seven Sayings from the Cross.” This Sunday’s topic will be “Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit.”
Morning worship will begin at 9:45 a.m. followed by Sunday school.
Evening worship will be held at 6 p.m. along with classes for the youth and children.
This Sunday is also Pantry Sunday, and those attending are encouraged to bring items for the church pantry. Collections this month include powdered milk, crackers and canned milk.
The Ladies Bible Study will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Fidelis Classroom.
At noon, everyone is invited to attend the Holy Week service at Immanuel Baptist Church. This is a 30-minute service followed by lunch.
Prayer will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary, followed by Holy Week services at noon at West Side Christian Church.
Wednesday, the Holy Week service will be held at noon at Oak Street Baptist Church.
At 7 p.m. Bible study will be held in the various classrooms at First Christian.
Thursday, a Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist.
Friday, the offices of First Christian will be closed. A Tenebrae service will be held at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
For more information regarding the services at First Christian, call 542-5651.
The church is located at 513 Hattie Ave.

Elk Park Christian
A Tenebrae service will be held at Elk Park Christian Church Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m.
The church is located in Elk Park, N.C., and the public is invited to attend.

Fairview Baptist
The adult choir of Fairview Baptist Church, 585 Watauga Road, will present the Easter cantata “It Is Finished” Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
The story of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and His subsequent resurrection is told through music, arranged by Russell Mauldin.
The Rev. Kenneth Jordan is pastor.

Calvary Baptist
The Easter musical “Where Love and Mercy Meet” will be presented at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, March 31.
There will be no evening service on Easter. Also, church offices will be closed Good Friday.
Calvary Baptist is located at 225 Holly Lane.
The Rev. Joe Sorah, pastor, invites the public to attend.

Fork Mountain FWB
Jimmy Greene and singers will be at the Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 24, for a song service.
The Rev. Charlie Trivette is pastor. For more information, call 725-3677 or 725-3529.

First Presbyterian
Palm Sunday will be celebrated during the morning worship service Sunday, March 24, at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton. The service will begin at 11 a.m.
Adult Forum and Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m.
Pies for Peace Fundraiser for the Kenya Project will be held at 12:15 p.m. This event will raise funds to purchase materials and installation of a grist mill in the Boroko Village of Kenya. Savory and sweet pies will be available for purchase by the slice and the pie, eat-in and take-out. Those wishing to purchase pies for take-out are encouraged to bring containers to carry their pies out. Boxes will be available, but in keeping with the church’s Green Covenant commitment, congregation members strive to reduce, reuse and recycle, and encourage others to do the same.
At 2 p.m. the Religion for Life program on WETS-FM hosted by Pastor John Shuck will feature author Barbara Kingsolver.
First Presbyterian is located at 119 West F St., Elizabethton.

Burbank FWB
The Crystal River Boys will be in concert Sunday, March 24, at 11 a.m. at Burbank Free Will Baptist Church, in a “New Beginning” service.
The Rev. Randy English, pastor, said the service will mark a “new beginning with a spiritual life change and a closer walk with Jesus, as the congregation celebrates the spring season.”

Union Baptist
Union Baptist Church, 1411 Highway 321, Hampton, will have a special song service Sunday, March 24, beginning at 7 p.m. Featured will be Headed Home.
Pastor Danny Bright invites the public to attend.

Sinking Creek Baptist
An Easter drama will be presented at the Sinking Creek Baptist Church Saturday, March 23, at 6 p.m. and again Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend.
The Rev. Keith Weatherly is serving the church as interim pastor. For more information, call 926-3222.

Keystone Free Will
The Easter drama “The Son Has Risen” will be presented at the Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, 110 Bettie St., Johnson City this weekend. The drama will be presented at 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
The Rev. Terry Jones is pastor. For more information, call 342-8544.

East Side FWB
The Easter drama “Tell Me The Story of Jesus” will be presented at East Side Free Will Baptist Church, Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. and again Sunday, March 31, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
A sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Easter Sunday, after which breakfast will be served.
The Rev. Justin Deaton is pastor. For more information, call 543-3454.

Valley Forge
House of Prayer
A sunrise service will be held Easter Sunday, March 31, at 7 a.m. at the Valley Forge House of Prayer. Refreshments will be served.
There will be no service Easter Sunday night.
The Rev. Darryl Bailey is pastor. For more information, call 543-5093.

Borderview Christian
The Adult Choir Ministry of Borderview Christian Church will present a program of choral music with video enhancement Good Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m.
The musical “Rise Again,” arranged by Russell Mauldin, captures the emotions of the Passion story.
The musical will be presented again Easter Sunday, March 31, at 10:45 a.m.
Borderview Christian is located at 1338 Bristol Highway. Kirk Langston is senior minister and Andrew Norman is associate minister.
For more information, call 542-6685 or 542-5183.

Bethlehem Lutheran
“Obedient to the Cross” will be the theme of the sermon for morning worship, Sunday, March 24, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. The sermon text is Phil: 2: 5-11.
Morning worship is held at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Communion will be served at both services.
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.
A Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. March 28. The sermon theme will be “He Loved Them to the End” based on John 13: 1-17, 31-35.
The Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor.

Pilgrim Baptist
Gary Willis, a former officer for the Johnson City Police Department and retired police chief for Land Harbor Resort, will share with youth an eye-opening message on witchcraft and devil worship in the area at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Elk Park, N.C.
Everyone, not just youth, is invited to attend.
Danny Cooke is pastor. For more information, call 772-3131.

Moore’s Chapel FWB
The children of Moore’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will present the program “Hosanna to the King” for Palm Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service at Moore’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
The Rev. Greg Largent is pastor. For more information, call 474-2079.

West Side Christian
The adult choir of West Side Christian Church will present the Easter musical “Once And For All” Sunday, March 24, at the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
The choir is directed by Mrs. Debbie Hodges. Also, a number of characters have been added for the musical, which begins with and depicts the physical and emotional experiences of the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection.
Dr. Greg Key is minister and Todd Burleson is youth minister.
The public is invited to attend.

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