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Church Briefs for Friday, June 22, 2012


Happy Valley Baptist

Happy Valley Baptist Church will be hosting an outdoor praise service on Saturday, June 23, from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend and bring their lawn chairs and plan to enjoy good gospel singing, fellowship and food. Several area singers will be sharing their music and refreshments will be available.

Happy Valley Baptist Church is located at 1118 Forsyth Drive, Elizabethton. For more information, call 946-0071.


Braemar Baptist

Braemar Baptist Church invites children to put on the whole armor of God for Vacation Bible School.

The church will hold VBS from June 28-June 30. This year’s theme is “Where Children Learn to Serve Jesus.”

Classes, which are open to ages three and older, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 28-29 and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 30.

The classes will offer games, crafts and refreshments. Bring a friend and enjoy learning about Jesus.

The closing program will offer lunch for all VBS students and their families.

For more information, call 725-3564.


Moore’s Chapel FWB

Joel Crisp will sing on Sunday, June 24, at 6 p.m. at Moore’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.

Pastor Greg Largent invites everyone to attend.

For more information, call 474-2079.


Watauga Valley FWB

Vacation Bible School will be held at Watauga Valley Free Will Baptist Church from Sunday-Wednesday, June 24-27.

VBS will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. Commencement will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27.

Classes are open to all ages, including adults.

Rev. Bill Greer, pastor, invites everyone to attend.

Van pickup will be available. For more information or transportation, call 543-8187 or 474-3797.

The church is located on Highway 91, Stoney Creek, next to Unaka High School.


Oakdale FWB

Oakdale Freewill Baptist Church will hold an outdoor benefit singing on Saturday, June 23, for the Back-to-School Bash, which purchases school supplies for children.

The singing will start at 4 p.m. and will feature The Sounds of Victory, Called Out and Lisa Poole. Concessions will be served.

The church is located at 873 Oakdale Road, Bluff City.

For more information, call Pastor Troy Davis at 957-9340.


Freedom Fellowship

Marlow Tackett will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Freedom Fellowship Center on Stoney Creek. Refreshments will be served and a freewill love offering will be received. All proceeds will benefit the FFC building and missions fund.

Everyone is welcome. For directions or other information, visit www.freedomfellowshipcenter.org or call Pastor Shannon Sims at 773-1176.


East Side FWB

A benefit breakfast will be held at East Side Free Will Baptist Church on Saturday, June 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. The cost is $5. Proceeds go to “The Jolly Bunch” group toward a fall trip. Carryouts will be available. Call 543-3454 for more information.


Enon Baptist

Sacred Harmony will be in concert for a homecoming service Sunday, June 24, at Enon Baptist Church, 106 Enon Church Road, Jonesborough. The service will begin at 10 a.m.


First Presbyterian

“Savoring Pleasure” will be the theme of the morning worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24, at First Presbyterian Church. Readings will be from Epicurus, Principal Doctrines, 5: “It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and honorably and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely and honorably and justly without living pleasantly. Whenever any one of these is lacking, when, for instance, the man is not able to live wisely, though he lives honorably and justly, it is impossible for him to live a pleasant life.”

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

The Science & Spirit Study Group will meet at 7 p.m. in Martin Hall.

Rev. John Shuck is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, which is located at 119 West F St., Elizabethton.


Carter Christian

Carter Christian Church will host a “SonRise National Park” Vacation Bible School beginning Sunday, June 24, and continuing through Wednesday, June 27. Classes will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.

A meal will be served each evening for the children.

Carter Christian Church is located at 1765 Highway 91, Stoney Creek.

For more information, call 474-2488 or visit: www.carterchristianchurch.com


Grace Baptist

Vacation Bible School will be held at Grace Baptist Church beginning Monday, June 25, and continuing through Thursday, June 28, with classes for all ages. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day with dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Grace Baptist Church is located at 1114 Broad St. Rev. Dean Smith is interim pastor.


First Christian

Minister Brent Nidiffer will bring the message Sunday, June 24, at the 9:45 a.m. worship service, when the youth will lead the service.

At 11 a.m. there will be Sunday School classes for all ages. At 6 p.m. evening worship will be held in the sanctuary while classes for nursery through youth will meet in their own classrooms with special activities and lessons.

The Ladies Bible Study Group will meet Monday at 10 a.m. in the Fidelis Classroom.

Tuesday at 10 a.m., morning prayer will be held in the sanctuary.

Wednesday at 7 p.m., Bible study classes will be held for each age group in their classroom. Adults will meet in the Men’s Classroom.

For more information about First Christian and its programs, call the church office at 542-5651.


Stoney Creek Church of Christ

Stoney Creek Church of Christ will hold Vacation Bible School on Saturday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided.


Bethlehem Lutheran

“The Glory of the Lord Shall Be Revealed” will be the theme of the morning worship message Sunday, June 24, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Johnson City. The sermon text is Isaiah 40: 1-5. Worship services will be held at 9 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., Johnson City. Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor.


Hampton First Baptist

The University Parkway Baptist Church Praise Band will perform in concert Sunday, June 24, at 6 p.m. at the Hampton First Baptist Church. They will be doing the entire service.

The public is invited to attend. Rev. Mike Hyder is pastor.


East River Park

Minister Barry Pettit will begin a new sermon series entitled “RE” on Sunday, June 24. His subject Sunday will be “Remember.” Morning worship will begin at 10:45 a.m.

Sunday School classes for all ages will begin at 9:45 a.m. The Spanish Ministry will have their services at the same time.

The Missions Ministry will meet at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Wednesday night activities will begin at 7 p.m. with three Bible study classes for adults and classes for children in the nursery through fifth grade. There will be no youth group meetings on Wednesday.

Some 45 junior and senior high school students and 11 adult sponsors will leave Sunday for a week at Summer in the Son at Kentucky Christian University. They will return late Friday, June 29. Derek Woodward is the student minister.

For more information about East River Park and its activities, visit the church website at www.erpcc.org or call the church office at 542-8783.


First United Methodist

First United Methodist Church will feature the sermon “Getting to the Other Side” at the Sunday morning worship service on June 24. The sermon text is Mark 4: 34-41.

Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m., after which a brief fellowship time will be held. Sunday School for all ages will begin 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 on the book of Revelation will meet at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

The Abiding Love Bible Study will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall.

First United Methodist is located at 325 East E St. Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor.

For more information, call 543-3505.


Southside Free Will

Southside Free Will Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School June 25-29. Classes will be held each day from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The theme of the VBS is “Backstage with the Bible.”

A van route will be available for those who need transportation. To schedule a pickup or for more information, call 542-0295.


Watauga First Baptist

Lightning Charlie and Beth will be singing Sunday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. at Watauga First Baptist Church.

The church is located at 11 East Third Ave.


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