Church news briefs: July 13-July 194:25 pm | July 13, 2013
Happy Valley Church
of Jesus Christ
A benefit singing will be held Saturday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ for the Rev. Bill Younce.
Younce is pastor at the Light House for Jesus Church and has been hospitalized in recent weeks.
The public is invited.
Sacred Harmony will provide the music for the 9:30 a.m. and 10:55 a.m. worship services Sunday at Crossroads Christian Church, 1300 Suncrest Drive, Gray.
The public is invited to attend.
Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad St., will have Vacation Bible School July 14-18 with classes daily from 6 to 8 p.m.
A meal will be served at 5:30 p.m.
The theme of the Bible school is “Colossal Coaster World.” Classes will be provided for preschool children through adults.
There will be a church-wide picnic and VBS program Sunday, July 21, from 1 to 6 p.m. at CBM Camp in the Range community.
For more information, call 542-5551 or email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Liberty FWB
The Rev. Dickie Estep will preach Sunday at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
Services will be held in the church fellowship center due to ongoing construction in the church sanctuary.
The Rev. Ray Colbaugh, pastor, invites the public to attend.
The church is located at 113 Peters Hollow Road near the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
Lower Shell Creek
Vacation Bible School will be held at Lower Shell Creek Christian Church July 14-19 with classes daily from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The theme of the Bible school is “Praise Him In All Things.”
“Who Is My Neighbor” will be the theme of morning worship Sunday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave. The scripture text is Luke 10: 25-37.
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 be held at 9:15 a.m.
Interpreted services for the deaf are available at the second and fourth Sunday services at 10:45 a.m.
The Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor.
For more information, call the church at 926-5261.
Pleasant Beach Baptist
David Finney will preach Sunday at 7 p.m. at Pleasant Beach Baptist Church, when the emphasis will be on the youth.
The church is located at 108 Pleasant Beach Road.
The Rev. Mark Fowler, pastor, invites the public to attend.
Willow Springs Baptist
Vacation Bible School will be held July 15-19 at Willow Springs Baptist Church, 544 Willow Springs Road. Classes will be held daily from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The theme of the Bible school is “Colossal Coaster World.”
The Rev. Doug Hardin is pastor. For more information, call 474-4246.
Lynn Valley Baptist
Vacation Bible School will be held July 15-19 at Lynn Valley Baptist Church with classes beginning at 6:30 p.m. daily. Supper will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
The theme of the Bible school is “Colossal Coaster.”
Lynn Valley Baptist is located at 1367 Broad St.
The pastor is the Rev. Dennis Wilson.
St. John FWB
A benefit bean supper and fundraiser for the Moreland Cemetery will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. John Free Will Baptist Church, located on Highway 19E in Roan Mountain.
Minister Brent Nidiffer will preach at the Sunday morning worship service at 9:45 a.m. at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Cara Estep will present special music.
Sunday School will be held following the worship service.
The church board will meet at 11 a.m. Sunday in the conference room.
Morning prayer will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. At 7 p.m. Tuesday the Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship will meet at Upper Shell Creek Christian Church with Minister Roland Whittemore preaching.
Bible study classes will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. There will be no choir practice Wednesday.
On July 25 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary, the Oak Hill Christian Service Camp will present a musical drama written by First Christian’s Meg Montgomery Foster.
For more information, call the church at 542-5651.
God’s House FGC
A gospel singing Saturday, July 13, at God’s House Full Gospel Church, 1206 Old Stateline Road, will feature Kathy Whitehead.
The service will begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, call Pastor Jerry Davis at 753-4821.
First United Methodist
The sermon “Neighbors On A Dangerous Road” will be featured at the Sunday morning worship service at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton, 325 E. E St. The scripture text is Luke 10: 25-37.
Special music will be presented by Russell Bennett of Kingsport.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. after which a brief fellowship time will be enjoyed. 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 will be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
The Abiding Love Bible Study group will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the fellowship classroom.
The Wednesday evening will be held at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.
The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor and Debbie Fields is minister to children and youth.
For more information, call the church at 543-3505.
Dr. Rebecca Nunley will speak Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.
Adult Forum and Sunday School will be held at 9:45 a.m.
At 12:15 p.m. a Smoothie Sunday Fundraiser will be held for the Appalachia Service Project. Freshly made fruit smoothies will be sold for $3 (9 oz.) and $5 (12 oz.) to raise funds for ASP’s Cup of Cold Water project, which helps brings or improves plumbing and wiring to needy families in Appalachia.
The Appalachia Service Project is a home repair ministry based in Johnson City. About 60 families in the Tri-Cities area and Carter County will receive home repair assistance through ASP this year.
All of the proceeds from Sunday’s fundraiser will go to the Cup of Cold Water Project.
The social gathering will be held at 6 p.m. in Martin Hall.
The Rev. John Shuck is pastor.
First Baptist Church of Elizabethton will continue its Family Night at First series this Sunday.
Each evening service this summer will feature the church’s praise band, some of the musical talents of the congregation and an emphasis on involving our children and youth in the service.
Dr. Earl Davis, interim pastor, will also bring a short message each evening.
This Sunday, Dr. Davis will continue his Scenes from the Supernatural series with a message on “The Donkey that Talked.” The evening’s service will also feature a Singspiration with the congregation suggesting hymns to be sung.
The one-hour family-friendly services begin at 6 p.m. each Sunday evening. A nursery is available.
Sunday morning worship is at 10:45 a.m. and will feature a blend of contemporary worship songs and hymns. This week’s sermon, “The Pull of the Pearl,” a message based on scripture from Matthew 13:44-46, discusses the kingdom of God and its value.
Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m.
First Baptist Church Elizabethton is located at 213 East F St. For more information, please contact the church at 543-1931.
Unaka Baptist Church will have its monthly Brotherhood Breakfast Saturday, July 13, from 7 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. A $6 donation is appreciated.
The church is located at Highway 91 at Stoney Creek. For more information, call 474-2244.
First Free Will
Jun Rodrigo will be preaching Sunday at the morning worship service at First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton. The service will begin at 11 a.m.
Special singing will be presented by his son, Stephen.
First Free Will is located at 706 First St.
The pastor is the Rev. Nathan Jennings.
Roan Mountain Holiness
Camp meeting services will continue through Sunday at the Roan Mountain Holiness Church. Services are being held nightly at 7 o’clock.
A different speaker is featured at each service. The Pfiefers from Ohio will sing at tonight’s service. Also, John Pfiefer will preach.
Pastor Don Julian invites the public to attend. For more information, call 957-0789, 772-0257 or 772-3686.
Watauga Point U-M
Watauga Point United Methodist Church will have its Vacation Bible School, “God’s Backyard Bible Camp,” July 14-17.
The Bible School will begin each evening with supper being served promptly at 6 p.m., followed by an assembly for all before breaking into age groups for storytelling in the tents and crafts in the fellowship hall. Activities will continue until 8 p.m.
The monthly Carter County UMC Parish Youth-Led Service will be held Wednesday, July 17. The service is open to the public and will begin with supper at 6 p.m. The service will begin at 6 :30 p.m.
Valley Forge U-M
“JOY” Kids Day will be held at Valley Forge United Methodist Church, 3974 Highway 19E, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20.
The Kids Day activities will be for children 5 to 12 years old. Lunch will be provided, and there will be inflatables for fun time.
Kids are invited to come and learn about Jesus, Others, and Yourself.
For more information call 474-3545.