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Church Briefs for Friday, October 19, 2012


Beck Mountain Baptist

Beck Mountain Baptist Church, 2797 Siam Road, Elizabethton, will be holding a Family Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 until 4 p.m.

The free festival will include games, petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, a “bouncy house,” corn hole tournament, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks and much more. Everyone is invited to attend. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

In case of rain, the event will be cancelled. For more information, call 543-6199 or 543-4359.

The Rev. Ronnie Campbell is pastor.


Lynn Valley Baptist

Lynn Valley Baptist Church, 1367 Broad St., will have “Fall for Jesus Is Here” Saturday, Oct. 28, from noon to 3 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.

The Rev. Dennis Wilson is pastor. For more information, call 543-6171.


St. Elizabeth’s Catholic

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 510 West C St., will have their annual craft sale Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call Lilo Duncan at 335-5809.


Full Gospel Tabernacle

The Full Gospel Tabernacle, 1684 Weaver Branch Road, Piney Flats, will have a gospel singing featuring three local groups. The free singing will be Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 434-3135.


Valley Forge UMC

Valley Forge United Methodist Women’s Annual Harvest Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items available for purchase will include crafts, quilted items, gift baskets, baked items, canned goods, jam and jellies, chowchow, green beans and pinto beans. Hot dogs and trimmings will be available from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. Proceeds will be used to benefit local charities and several community outreach projects the church participates in.

The church is located at 3974 Highway 19-E.


First United Methodist

“Shout Out and Say, Jesus” will be the theme of the Sunday morning sermon at First United Methodist Church. The scripture text is Mark 10: 46-52.

The congregation is encouraged to wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The service will begin at 10 a.m. after which a brief fellowship time will be held.

Sunday School will begin at 11:20 a.m. The Men’s Prayer Group will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 108.

At the 6 p.m. service Sunday, a special program will be presented by young women from Teen Challenge, a nonprofit, faith-based drug and alcohol recovery program.

UMY will meet Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the youth house.

The Abiding Love Bible Study will resume Nov. 13.

The G2s will meet Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the youth house. The Coolagers will meet Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

The Wednesday evening prayer and worship service will be held at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

First United Methodist is located at 325 East E St. The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor and Debbie Fields is minister to children and youth.

For more information, call 543-3505.


Fork Mountain

Homecoming and Old-Fashioned Day will be held Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church.

Services will begin at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served following the worship service.

The Rev. Charlie Trivette is pastor.

For more information, call 725-3529 or 725-3677.


Piney Flats First Baptist

Gospel pianist and recording artist Gordon Mote of the Gaither Vocal Band will be in concert Nov. 1 at Piney Flats First Baptist Church from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Appearing with Gordon will be 10 Bucs Worth from ETSU and 10 Times A Lady along with Carson Peters.

Tickets, which are $10, are available by calling 538-8304 and 782-6127.


First Christian

Women of Worth at First Christian Church will have a breakfast Saturday, Oct. 27, in the church fellowship hall.

Minister Brent Nidiffer will “Reaffirm the Leadership” of the church Sunday at the 9:45 a.m. worship service as the congregation begins a new church year.

Also, Sunday is Pantry Sunday, and everyone is asked to bring staple goods for the church pantry to share with those in need in the community.

The choir will meet at 4:15 p.m. Sunday to practice the Christmas cantata.

Evening worship will be held at 6 p.m. with classes for youth and children.

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

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

Circles, which will meet Thursday, include the Sunrise Circle at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Virginia Laws; the Volunteer Circle at 2 p.m. in the Winsome Classroom at the church; the Ann Jett Circle will have their annual Thanksgiving meal at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall; and the Esther Circle will meet at 7 p.m. in the church parlor.

For more information about First Christian and its programs, call 542-5651.


Valley Forge FWB

Robin Montgomery and family will be singing at the 8:45 a.m. worship service Sunday at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church. The Praise Choir will sing at the 10:45 a.m. service.

The pastor, the Rev. Randy Johnson, will be preaching at both worship services.

A youth service will be held at 6 p.m. with the youth choir, praise band and Josh Carr leading the service.


Borderview Christian

Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, will host a gospel concert Sunday at 6 p.m. featuring Steve Sifford.

Sifford, who resides in Nashville, grew up in music and ministry and was educated at Southwest Baptist College. From 1992 to 2011, he was master of ceremonies and featured vocalist at the Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The concert is open to the public.

Ministers at Borderview Christian are Kirk Langston and Andrew Norman.


First Baptist

Treat Street will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Elizabethton First Baptist Church from 4 to 6 p.m.

There will be free hot dogs, candy and games.

The church is located at 212 East F St.

Pleasant Beach

Pleasant Beach Baptist Church due to Halloween falling on Wednesday will move its Wednesday night service to Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Teens for Christ and the Master Club will also meet Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.


Riverside Community

Whispering Heart will be featured in a singing Saturday at 6 p.m. at Riverside Community Church of Jesus, located on Patterson Road off the Pleasant Beach Road.

The pastor is the Rev. Ben Johnson.

Everyone is invited. For more information, call 440-1224.


Memorial Presbyterian

“Daniel’s Prayer” will be the theme for the message at the 10:45 a.m. worship hour Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Memorial Presbyterian Church. The scripture text is Daniel 9: 1-19.

The worship team and chancel choir will lead the congregational singing.

A nursery, Children’s Small Talk and Kidz Parize Service are provided for children.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial Presbyterian is located at 100 E. F St.

The Rev. Dwight Basham serves as pastor.

For more information about the church and its activities, call the church office at 543-2711 or visit www.memorialpresbyterianpca.org


First Presbyterian

“Be Not Afraid of the Dark” is the theme of the morning worship service Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. The service will begin at 11 a.m.

Adult Forum and Sunday School will be held at 10:45 a.m.

At noon, costumed youth will receive offerings for the annual UNICEF Halloween Collection.

A Gratitude Dinner will be held at 12:15 p.m. to cap the 2012 Stewardship Pledge Campaign. The theme for the year’s stewardship program is “Pay It Forward.”

Pastor John Shuck’s guests on the Religion for Life radio program at 2 p.on WETS will be Debbie Shields, Kathy Haga and Ellie Novak-Scoffield, hospital chaplains for Mountain States Health Alliance.

At 6:30 p.m. will be the Samhain Celebration and Dances of Universal Peace in the Martin Hall to honor and celebrate family, friends and pets who have died.

There will be solemn dances to open the circle, followed by the traditional Silent Supper, which will be potluck. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos and to write messages to their loved ones.


Trinity Baptist

The Principles, a bluegrass gospel group, will sing Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church.

Dr. James Richardson, pastor, invites the public to attend.


Southside FWB

Southside Free Will Baptist Church, 224 Jack Bradley Road, will have a community fall festival Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The public is invited.


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