June 29th , 2012 10:48 am Leave a comment

Church Briefs for Friday, June 29, 2012


Borderview Christian

Borderview Christian Church will host its 23rd annual God and Country Day on Sunday, July 1. All veterans are welcome.

This year’s celebration will include a musical, “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The day gets underway with Bible School classes for all ages at 10 a.m.

During the morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. the Adult Choir will present its patriotic musical and veteran recognition will be held.

A Community Block Party will begin at 5 p.m. with a free supper of barbecue and hotdogs planned for 6 p.m. Ice cream sundaes will be served for dessert at 7 p.m.

A gospel concert featuring Greg Odom and Sacred Harmony will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Spectacular fireworks at dusk will conclude the annual event.

In addition, Borderview will sponsor God and Country Night at the Elizabethton Twins game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, at Riverside Park.

Senior pastor is Kirk Langston.

For more information, call the church at 542-6685.


Keystone FWB

Keystone Freewill Baptist Church, 110 Betty St., Johnson City, will host The Joyaires for a special singing during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, July 1.

Pastor Terry Jones welcomes everyone. For more information, call 342-8544.


New Liberty FWB

The Teens at New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church will host a benefit car wash on Saturday, June 30.

Cost for a car wash is by donation. All proceeds will benefit the Youth Fund.

Pastor is Anthony Ray Colbaugh. For more information, call 474-2910.


Freedom Fellowship 

Vacation Bible School will be held at Freedom Fellowship Church Monday, July 2, through Friday, July 6.

The theme for VBS is “Flying High with Jesus.” Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day.

Classes are available for children two to five, six to nine and 10 to 12. A class for teens age 13 and older will also be offered.

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

For more information, call 768-3735 or 747-4950.


Bethlehem Lutheran

“I Will Hope in Him” will be the theme of the morning worship message Sunday, July 1, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Johnson City. The sermon text is Lamentations 3: 22-33. 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.


Oak Grove Christian

The Maggie Kyte Circle of Oak Grove Christian Church will host a bake sale on Saturday, June 30, in the church fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to support missions.

The church is located at the corner of Powder Branch and Jim Elliott Road.


Fairview United Methodist

The multi-award winning family group, the Hoppers, and soloist Kirk Talley will be in concert on Saturday, July 28, at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Road, Maryville, at 7 p.m. The Faithful Men of Fairview (a male choral group) sponsor an annual concert to raise funds for their biannual mission trip to India. All the proceeds from the concert will go to that cause.

The Hoppers have often been called “America’s Favorite Family Gospel Group” and Kirk Talley has won every award that gospel music has to offer to soloists and songwriters including a Dove award and a Grammy nomination. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear great gospel music and support a great cause. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door.

For more information, call (865) 250-3315.


Harvest Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School for Harvest Baptist Church will be held on Thursday and Friday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme is “The Amazing Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” There will be a picnic Saturday with lots of fun and games.

For more information or a ride, call 543-3303.


First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton will hold the Adult Forum and Sunday School beginning at 9:45 a.m. The Adult Forum will host a panel in recognition of More Light Sunday. The four-person panel will consist of FPCE members and friends sharing their personal experience of LGBT issues in relation to their faith. There will be opportunity for questions from the floor. Please plan to attend and bring friends from the community.

Worship Service begins at 11 a.m. and members will celebrate More Light Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Donald M Steele will be the guest preacher this week. The topic of Rev. Dr. Steele’s sermon is “Standing on the Side of Love.” A special offering will be taken to support the work of More Light Presbyterians. Information can be found on the church website at www.FPCelizabethton.org.

Refreshments will be served after the worship service.

Rev. John Shuck’s radio program, Religion for Life, can be heard at 2 p.m. on WETS, 89.5 FM.

The church is located at 119 West F St., Elizabethton. For more information, call 543-7737.


Memorial Presbyterian

“Christ’s Power for Christ’s People” will be the theme for the message at the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday, July 1, at Memorial Presbyterian Church (PCA). The Scripture text is Acts 9:32-43. The service will conclude with the monthly celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

The Chancel Choir will sing “This Little Light of Mine” arranged by Howard Helvey and the Worship Team will lead the congregation in singing modern worship songs.

A Nursery and Children’s Small Talk are provided during the morning service. Children will remain in the worship service for Communion Sunday.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial Presbyterian is located at 100 East F St., Elizabethton. Rev. Dwight Basham is pastor.

For more information, call the Church Office at 543-2711 or visit www.memorialpresbyterianpca.org.


First United Methodist

First United Methodist Church, 325 East E St., Elizabethton, will feature the sermon, “When Christians Bless the Nation,” based on 2 Chronicles 7:11-22 during Sunday’s 10 a.m. worship service.

A brief fellowship time immediately follows the worship service. Sunday School for all ages begins at 11:20 a.m. The Men’s Prayer Group meets on Sundays at 9 a.m. in Room 108.

The Sunday Evening Bible Study on the book of Revelation meets at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The Abiding Love Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays in the fellowship hall.

Rev. Raymond Amos is the pastor. For more information, call 543-3505.


Living Praise

Living Praise Assembly of God, 207 New Beason Well Road, Kingsport, will host a Homecoming at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 8.

The Crystal River Boys will sing. Guest speaker will be Rev. Terry Bailey.

Everyone is welcome.


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