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Church Briefs for Friday, August 17, 2012


Evergreen FWB

Homecoming will be celebrated at Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church in Roan Mountain on Sunday, Aug. 26.

Special speaker during the 10 a.m. morning service will be Jeremiah Dehaney from Jamaica.

Special singing will be provided by The Dugger Family.


Blue Springs Christian

Homecoming will be celebrated on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Blue Springs Christian Church in Elizabethton.

In addition, the church will dedicate its new fellowship hall. C.D. “Bud” Gentry will be the guest speaker for the morning service at 10:50 a.m.

The dedication of the fellowship hall will take place at about 2 p.m. The community is invited to come and join this festive day.

Revival service meetings will begin on Monday, Aug. 20, and continue through Wednesday, Aug. 22. Services will be held at 7 p.m. each day with Gentry serving as the evangelist.

Everyone is encouraged to come and worship.

The church is located at 107 Don Rominger Road, Elizabethton.


Good Shepherd Baptist

The Crystal River Boys will sing for Homecoming Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Erwin.

The service will begin at 10 a.m.


Keenburg FWB

The Rev. Eddie Young, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and military chaplain, will speak during the 11 a.m. service at Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 19.

The gospel singing group, Called Out, will present a special song service, beginning at 6 p.m.

For more information, or if you need a ride to the church, call 542-6497.


Freedom Fellowship

Homecoming will be celebrated on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Freedom Fellowship Church.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. with special music and singing. Performing will be Lea Miller and Spirit Fill and Sign Art Black Light Ministry.

At 11 a.m., Gospel Two Singers will perform.

Pastor John Hammett invites everyone to attend. The church is located at 194 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton.

For more information, call 768-3735 or 342-7977.


The Church of Jesus

The New Calvary Echoes of Knoxville will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, at The Church of Jesus, 809 W. Main St., Johnson City.

The public is invited to come out and enjoy these wonderful singers as they lift up the name of Jesus.

For more information, call Pastor George Hall at 341-5393.


Sacred Harmony

Sacred Harmony will be in concert at Long Creek Christian Church, 2910 Happy Hollow Road, Parrotsville, in Cocke County, on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

For more information or bookings, call Janet Weaver at 213-8478.


Elk Park Christian

John’s River will be in concert at the Elk Park Christian Church on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. Prior to the concert there will be a cookout at 5 p.m., which will include hotdogs and hamburgers and all the trimmings.

Everyone is invited. The church is located at 220 Old Mill Road, Elk Park, N.C.


Pierce Baptist

Revival will be held Aug. 20-23 at the Pierce Baptist Church, Butler. Services will be held nightly at 7:30 and will feature Shannon Courtner as evangelist. Special singing will also be featured at the services.

Rev. Oddis Dugger is pastor.


Roan Park Baptist

Homecoming will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, at Roan Park Baptist Church, Roan Mountain. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 o’clock with special singing. Dinner will be served following the service.

Rev. Darrell Holly is pastor.


First Presbyterian

“Beauty and Good Tunes” will be the theme of the sermon for the morning worship service Sunday, Aug. 19, at First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton. The scripture text is 2 Samuel 6: 5. The service will begin at 11 a.m.

Sunday School and Adult Forum will be held at 9:45 a.m.

The Science and Spirit Study Group will meet at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church is located at 119 West F St. Rev. John Shuck is pastor.


Bethlehem Lutheran

“The Beginning of Wisdom” will be the theme for the morning worship services Sunday. Aug. 19, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Johnson City. The sermon text is Proverbs 9: 1-10. Morning worship will be held at 8 a.m. and 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 Church is located at 201 E. Watauga Ave. Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor.


Little Doe Baptist

Little Doe Baptist Church, located at Butler, will celebrate its 169th anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 19, with homecoming. Sunday School will be held at 10 a.m., following by a special worship service at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served following the service in the fellowship hall.

Little Doe Baptist Church is located at 325 Doe Creek Road, Butler.

Rev. Kreg Smith is pastor.


True Gospel FWB

Homecoming will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, at the True Gospel Free Will Baptist Church, 804 McAurther St., Johnson City. The speaker will be Rev. Dexter Brummit.

No Name But His will be singing at the 10:30 a.m. service.

The public is invited to attend.


Pinecrest Christian

Revival will begin Sunday, Aug. 19, at Pinecrest Christian Church, 124 Woodland Drive, Johnson City. Services will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The theme of the revival is “Wake Up, Rise Up, and Light Up.” The evangelist will be Ernie Depew, minister. Special music will be presented each service.

The minister of Pinecrest Christian is Randall Carrier.


First Church of the Nazarene 

Rev. Eddie Sainville, a pastor and native of Haiti, will be speaking Sunday, Aug. 19, at the First Church of the Nazarene, located at 200 West I St. He will present a powerful message at the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m., evening worship at 6 p.m., and the Wednesday prayer service at 7 p.m.

Rev. Kenley Knight is pastor.


Phillippi Baptist

Homecoming will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, at Phillippi Baptist Church. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m., and a special homecoming service will be held at 3:30 p.m. featuring Rev. Scott Burgess as guest speaker. Rev. Burgess is pastor of New Bethel Mission Baptist Church in Asheville, N.C.

Rev. Joseph Hollifield is pastor.


Memorial Presbyterian

“God Sustains His Faithful People” will be the theme for the message for the morning worship service Sunday, Aug. 19, at Memorial Presbyterian Church. The scripture text is Daniel 1: 1-21.

Also, a special brief commissioning service for members of the English as a Second Language Team will be held during the worship service, which will begin at 10:45 a.m.

A nursery, children’s Small Talk and Kidz Praize Time will be provided for children during the morning service.

Sunday School with classes for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial Presbyterian Church is located at 100 East F St. Rev. Dwight Basham is pastor. For more information, call the church office at 543-2722 or visit


First United Methodist

“The Christian Walkathon” will be the theme of the message at morning worship Sunday, Aug. 19, at First United Methodist Church. The scripture text is Ephesians 5: 1-2, 15-20. The service will begin at 10 a.m. after which there will be 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 the book of Revelation will be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

The Abiding Love Bible Study will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall.

First United Methodist Church is located at 325 East E St. The pastor is Rev. Raymond Amos. Debbie Fields is the minister of Children and Youth.

For more information about the church and its ministry, call 543-3505.


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