Church News Sept. 20-274:06 pm | September 20, 2013
Old Fashioned Day and Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at Blevins Chapel Baptist Church in Roan Mountain.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with special music by the Phillips Family from Gaffney, S.C. Lunch will be served following morning worship.
The Rev. Israel Hughes is pastor. For more information, call 772-0296.
Homecoming will be observed Sunday, Sept. 22, at Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, 110 Bettie St., Johnson City.
The theme for the day will be “Your School Colors.” Activities will include an antique car show, cornhole toss tournament, as well as music and a worship service.
The Keystone Ladies Trio and Pure River will provide special singing at morning worship. The message will be presented by the pastor, the Rev. Terry Jones.
Lunch will be served following the worship service.
There will be no evening service.
For more information, call 342-8544.
Roan Street FWB
Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church.
Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. with special singing at 11 a.m. by Jeff Snyder. The Rev. Mark Potter will preach at the morning worship service after which lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.
There will be no evening service.
For more information, call the pastor, the Rev. Tim Gouge, at 512-2375.
Upper Shell Creek
Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at Upper Shell Creek Christian Church with Sunday School at 10 a.m., the homecoming service at 11 a.m., and dinner on the grounds at 12:30 p.m.
The guest speaker for the homecoming service will be Terry Lyons.
Fall revival will be held at the church Sept. 22-25 with the service Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The guest speaker will be Bud Gentry.
Special music will be presented each night.
The minister, Donnie Kirby, invites the public to attend.
“Who Is Your Master” will be the theme for the morning worship service Sunday, Sept. 22, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. The sermon text is Luke 16: 1-16.
Morning worship will begin at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Communion will be served at both worship services.
Sunday School and Bible study will be held at 9:15 a.m.
Interpreted services for the deaf are available the second and fourth Sundays at the 10:45 a.m. service.
The Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor. For more information, call 926-5261.
The study “Painting the Stars” series from Living the Questions will be continued at Adult Forum Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton.
Sunday School will also be held at the same time, and will be led by Bobbie Connelly for children ages five and up.
Morning worship will be held at 11 a.m. when the Autumn Equinox and International Day of Peace will be celebrated. The theme of the service will be “The Wealth of the Light” with selections from the Secret Revelation of John, which tells a mythical story of creation.
At 2 p.m., Religion for Life, hosted by the pastor, the Rev. John A. Shuck, on WETS.95 fm and wets.org will feature Larry Easterling who will speak about Appalachia stereotypes.
First Presbyterian Church is located at 119 W. F St.
Jeff Campbell will present the message for morning worship Sunday, Sept. 22, at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Special music will be presented by Janie Broyles. The service will begin at 9:45 a.m.
The evening service will be held at 6 p.m.
The Ladies Bible Study will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Fidelis Classroom. A new study entitled “Introduction to Revelation” will be led by Patsy Tadlock.
Tuesday at 10 a.m., mid-morning prayer will be held in the sanctuary led by the minister.
Bible study classes will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the individual classrooms. Choir practice will be held at 8 p.m.
First Christian is located at 513 Hattie Ave.
Brent Nidiffer is minister. For more information, call the church office at 542-5651.
First United Methodist
“There Is An Answer, But Do We Want It” will be the theme of the Sunday sermon at morning worship Sept. 22 at First United Methodist Church, 325 E. E St. The sermon text is Jeremiah 8: 18-9:1.
Morning worship 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 on Acts will be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
UMY will meet Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the youth house. The G2s will meet Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. and the Coolagers will meet Wednesday from 3:25 to 4:45 p.m.
The Wednesday evening service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor and Debbie Field is minister to children and youth.
For more information, call the church at 543-3505.
New Liberty FWB
Old Fashioned Day will be observed Sunday at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church with an old-fashioned dinner in the fellowship center following the morning worship service.
The Rev. Ray Colbaugh, pastor, invites the public to attend.
The church is located near the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department at 113 Peters Hollow Road.
Stoney Creek Baptist
Homecoming will be observed Sunday at the Stoney Creek Baptist Church. Sunday School will be held at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m., after which a meal will be served.
Special music will be presented at morning worship by the group, Called Out.
The church will celebrate its 191st anniversary.
The pastor, the Rev. Norman Markland, invites the public to attend.
This Sunday is RUF Sunday at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 E. F St.
RUF Sunday is an attempt to get to know our campus ministry at ETSU more. The RUF Music Team will lead in worship, and students will share testimony as to how God is working in their lives. RUF campus minister, the Rev. Chad Smith, will be preaching.
RUF’s Music Team employs a traditional Appalachian sound put to the great Scriptural hymns of the past.
Services begin at 10:45 a.m.
Moore’s Chapel FWB
Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at Moore’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Stoney Creek.
Greater Glory will present special singing at 10:30 a.m. followed by a worship service. Dinner will immediately follow.
The public is invited to attend.
The Rev. Greg Largent is pastor. For more information, call 474-2079.
Zion Baptist Church, 1982 Gap Creek Road, will have Youth Sunday during the morning worship service Sunday, Sept. 22.
The youth of the church will lead the service.
Everyone is invited.
Dr. D. Alan King is pastor and Adam Williams is youth pastor.
Harvest Time Baptist
Gospel soloist Russell Bennett will provide song and worship for the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, Sept. 22, at Harvest Time Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Johnson City.
The service will feature a wide range of gospel music selections.
The church is located at 2404 Rosenberry Lane, Johnson City.
First Baptist Church of Elizabethton invites the public to worship with them Sunday, Sept. 22. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by morning worship at 10:45 a.m., which will feature a blend of contemporary worship songs and traditional hymns.
Dr. Earl Davis, interim pastor, will deliver this week’s sermon, “We Will Miss You, Charlie,” a message based on scripture from Hebrews 9:27 and Ecclesiastes 3:2. The sermon focuses on the meaning of our life.
First Baptist is located at 213 E. F St. For more information, call the church at 543-1931 or visit fbcelizabethton.com.
Watauga First Baptist
The Crystal River Boys will sing Sunday, Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Watauga First Baptist Church, 111 East Third Ave., Watauga.