Fairway United Methodist
Fairway United Methodist Church in Jonesborough will host Vacation Bible School from June 3 to June 8.
The theme will be “Adventures on Promise Island.” The class is open for students in pre-school through eighth grade. Closing program will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 8.
Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the Bible program, arts, music and refreshments.
The church is located at 878 Highway 81N in Jonesborough.
The Crystal River Boys will sing at the 6 p.m. service on Sunday at the Trinity Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
Dr. James Richardson is pastor.
Boones Creek Christian
Phil Cross with Sacred Harmony will present an evening of gospel music on Sunday, May 27, at Boones Creek Christian Church. There will be choral backup from three area church choirs. The service will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Boones Creek Christian Church is located at 305 Christian Church Road, Gray. For more information, call 213-8478.
“The Helper Has Come” is the theme of the morning message Sunday, May 27, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The scripture text is John 15: 26-27; 16: 4b-15. Worship services 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., Johnson City. Rev. Steven Harmon is the pastor.
Today through Sunday, the youth of First Christian Church are attending their annual spring retreat, a time of reflection as well as study and growth. Josh and Carole Ringly are ministers to the youth.
On Sunday morning, May 27, at the 9:45 a.m. worship service, members of the First Christian Church family, who have passed away during the past year, will be remembered. Pictures will be placed in the sanctuary of Dr. Micheal Carter, Bea Robinson, Leona Knapp, William “Bill” Johnson and Dean Vines.
Brent Nidiffer, minister, will bring the morning message after which Sunday School for all ages will be held.
From 2 to 4 p.m. there will be a baby shower in the church parlor for Eric and Rachel Dunlap.
At 5:45 p.m., First Place 4 Health will meet in the Willing Workers Classroom. Evening service and classes for all children and youth will be held at 6 p.m.
The church offices will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day.
Morning prayer will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the sanctuary.
Wednesday, the children who earned the reward for scripture memorization from the SPARK class will spend the day at Splash Country. Instructors for the class are Janice Pearson, Juanita Nidiffer, Kim Haney and Rebecca White.
At 7 p.m., Bible study classes will be held for all ages.
For more information about First Christian Church activities, call the church office at 542-5651.
First United Methodist
The sermon “The Wonderful Works of God” based on Acts 2: 1-21 will be featured Sunday at First United Methodist Church at morning worship at 9:50 a.m.
Rev. Raymond Amos, Pastor, said, “Not only is this Memorial Day weekend, but Pentecost Sunday as well. Let us celebrate with joy the life-giving breath of the Holy Spirit that enables us to do the wonderful works of God, the greatest of which is sacrificial love.”
A brief fellowship time will immediately follow the worship service. Sunday School for all ages 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. on Tuesday in the fellowship hall.
First United Methodist is located at 325 East E St. For more information, call the church at 543-3505.
Upper Gap Creek
The group “Hollow Ground” will sing Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 1380 Dry Creek Road.
Rev. Dale Blevins is pastor.
“In My Days” is the theme for the message for the morning worship service Sunday at Memorial Presbyterian Church (PCA). The scripture text is Isaiah 39. The guest minister will be Rev. Steve Baker.
The worship team will lead the congregation in singing modern worship songs.
A nursery, Children’s Small Talk and Kidz Praize Time are provided during the worship service.
Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m.
Memorial Presbyterian is located at 100 East F St. Rev. Dwight Basham is pastor. For more information, call the church at 543-2711 or visit www.memorialpresbyterianpca.org
First Presbyterian Church will celebrate Pentecost Sunday, May 27, at the 11 a.m. service when communion will be observed and new members welcomed.
The message theme will be “Pentecost And The Powers That Be.”
“The miracle on Pentecost on Sunday was not the tongues of fire. It was not everyone speaking and hearing in their own language. The miracle happened afterward,” commented Rev. John Shuck. He noted Acts 4: 44-45: “All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need.”
“Now that would be a miracle,” Shuck said.
At noon, a new member reception will be held in Martin Hall.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, Dances of Universal Peace will meet in Martin Hall.
Calvary Baptist Church will have its church-wide picnic on Sunday, May 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Riverside Pavilion behind the Twins baseball field. Church members are asked to bring a covered dish or two, lawn chairs and yard games. The church will provide meat, bread and drinks.
Rev. Bob Polk, former director of missions for the Watauga Association of Baptists, will speak at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday.
The church office will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.
Dr. Joe Sorah is pastor.
Oak Street Baptist
Vacation Bible School at Oak Street Baptist Church will be held June 10-13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The VBS theme is “Adventures on Promise Island.”
On Friday, June 8, the church will host a City-Wide Truth Conference at 7 p.m. Music will be presented by the church’s praise team and the message will be given by Evangelist Manny Mill.
Rev. Bruce Hendrich is pastor.