September 8th , 2011 16:14 pm Leave a comment

Church Briefs – September 8th, 2011


Elk Park Christian


Southern Accent will be in concert on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Elk Park Christian Church. The church is located on Old Highway 19-E in Elk Park, N.C. Everyone is invited.


Sinking Creek Baptist


Homecoming will be celebrated at Sinking Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 4.


The East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Band will perform at the 11 a.m. morning worship service.


The homecoming meal will be served at the pavilion following the service. Everyone is welcome.


Pastor is Reece Harris. For more information, call 928-3222.


Cherokee FWB


A benefit singing will be held Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Cherokee Community Free Will Baptist Church, located on Bill Bennett Road in Johnson City.


The singing will be for John and Norma Montgomery of the Montgomery Family Singers to help defray medical expenses.


Featured groups will include the Brotherhood Quartet of Elizabethton and the Danny Cook Family from Roan Mountain.


A special invitation is extended to all the many friends of The Montgomery Family, who have sung in this area for many years.


For more information, call 543-2232.


Hopson’s Chapel FWB


Hopson’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, Tiger Creek, will hold homecoming services on Sunday, Sept. 4.


The Melody Trio will sing at 11 a.m.


A covered dish dinner will be served after the morning service.


Pastor is Bob Campbell. For more information, call 772-3686.


Biltmore Baptist


Biltmore Baptist Church will offer a course titled “Kitchen Table Economics: The Ham & Egg Approach to Personal Finances/The Chicken is Involved but the Hog is Committed.”


In this course, participants will learn how to sort out all the choices as they make decisions for their financial future.


The course will also examine whether faith is the source for why people spend, how they save, where they invest and what they earn.


Some sound advice — you can’t out-earn bad habits!


If these questions are of interest, feel free to join the course to discover some answers.


The sessions will be led by Dave Sandora and will begin Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The church is located at 1181 old Bristol Highway across the street from Isaacs Pools. Rev. Bill Davis is pastor.


Trinity Baptist


Dr. Benny Carper of The Bright Spot Hour in Greenville, S.C., will be the evangelist for a revival Sept. 4-7 at the Trinity Baptist Church, located at 458 West Doe Ave. Services Sunday will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Lunch will be served following the morning worship service.


Services Monday through Wednesday will be at 7 p.m. Special singing will be presented at each service. Chosen Harmony from Bristol will sing at the 2 p.m. service Sunday; Headed Home from Elizabethton will sing Monday; Tim Hughes & Family will sing Tuesday; and Cody Palmer will sing Wednesday.


Dr. James Richardson, pastor, invites the public to attend. For more information call either 474-2304 or 213-7622.


Sugar Hollow FWB


Sugar Hollow Free Will Baptist Church, located at 125 Sugar Hollow Road in Roan Mountain, will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Sept. 4. The Rev. John Stocton will preach.


Special singing will also be presented.


Everyone is invited to attend.


For more information, call 547-9038. Rev. James Hill is pastor.


Happy Valley Baptist


Happy Valley Baptist Church, located at 2118A Forsyth Drive, will host a block party for all ages Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be refreshments, music and games.


The public is invited to attend. Rev. John Perkins is pastor.


First Presbyterian


Adult Forum and Sunday School at First Presbyterian Church will begin at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Members of the Adult Forum will continue viewing and discussing the theme “Saving Jesus Redux: The Wisdom Tradition.”


Communion will be served at morning worship at 11 a.m. The theme of the sermon will be “Why Search for Wisdom” based on Ecclesiastes 8:1, 8:16-9:3a, 9:17-18, 9:7.


Rev. John Shuck is pastor of the church, located at 119 West F St.


First United Methodist


The theme of the Sunday morning sermon at First United Methodist Church is “The Gospel In One Word,” based on Romans 13:8-14. Morning worship begins at 10 a.m. followed by a brief fellowship time. 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 and the Sunday Evening Bible Study will meet at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


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


The church is located at 325 East E St. The pastor is Raymond Amos. For more information, call 543-3505.


Gap Creek Christian


Gap Creek Christian Church, located at 1840 Gap Creek Road, will have a community Labor Day Celebration on Sunday. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by an outside evening service with special music at 7:30 p.m.


The movie Soul Surfer will be shown outdoors at 8:15 p.m. All activities will be moved inside if the weather is bad.


The public is invited to attend.


Phillippi Baptist


Phillippi Baptist Church will have its annual Women’s Day on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 3:30 p.m.


The topic will be “Women on Missions” and the guest speaker will be Minister Dorothy Vaught. There will also be special singing.


The chairpersons for Women’s Day are Denise Hagler and Shirley Collie.


The public is invited.


Rev. Joseph Hollifield is the pastor.


Bethlehem Lutheran


Worship services Sunday at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Johnson City, will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. The theme for the services is “A Massive Manhunt” with the sermon text being Matthew 18:1-20. Bible study will be held at 9:15 a.m.


Communion will be served at both worship services.


Interpreted services for the deaf are available on the second and fourth Sundays at the 10:45 a.m. service.


Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor of the church, which is located at 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City.


The Gathering


The Gathering at Elizabethton continues its march to a Sept. 18 launch with the topic of the Sunday service being “Telling Our Story — Is There A Need for Elizabethton to Know?”


“If anyone is looking to begin anew, now would be the time to learn more about the plans this new ministry has for our community,” said Pastor Bryan Smith.


Smith said Sunday’s topic will address the myths and misconceptions Christians may have about reaching those “we care about most and what they really want to know.”


The new congregation will meet at 10 a.m. at the Elizabethton Recreation Center, 300 W. Mill St. For more information go to: or text: etownhope to 90210.


Lighthouse Bible


Revival will begin Monday, Sept. 5, at the Lighthouse Bible Church in Blountville with Rev. Bob McCurry from Buladeen, N.C., preaching. Services will be held at 7 p.m. Special singing will be featured.


Singing Sunday will be the Truth Faith Quartet; the Shaffer Family on Tuesday; Pearcy Brothers on Wednesday; the Sounds of Victory on Thursday; and the Lee Smith Singers on Friday.


Rev. Orville Rogers will be preaching on Wednesday.


For more information, call the pastor, Rev. Earnest Steffey, at 279-0144.


Watauga Valley FWB


Watauga Valley Freewill Baptist Church, Highway 91, Stoney Creek, announces its weekly events.


The Golden Group of Watauga Valley FWB will meet Thursday, Sept. 8. The Golden Group Choir, led by Junior Campbell, will begin singing at 11 a.m. Well-known singer Dale Williams will be presenting special music and all area churches are invited. A meal will be served.


The Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the church fellowship hall.


The Rev. Bill Greer is pastor.


Rockhold UMC


Rockhold United Methodist Church in Bluff City will host “Singing on the River” on the church lawn on Friday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m.


This is a community event to raise money for the church Food Pantry, which helps many families in this area needing a helping hand during this time of slow economics. The church also helps others with some of this money for other Mission Projects. Admission is free, but a donation of a non-perishable item for the Food Pantry is most graciously welcomed.


The event will include a Hot Dog Supper for the price of a donation of your choice.


Performing during the evening will be the Rockhold Fiddlers, Anchors in Christ, Royal Vision, Greater Glory and Chosen Harmony.


Mark Sept. 10 on the calendar now so you won’t miss all the fun, fellowship and the feeling of giving to those less fortunate. Bring a lawn chair if you do not want to sit in a folding chair under the shed.


Pastor for the church is William Wells.


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