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Church news, Nov. 29-Dec. 6


Valley Forge FWB
The Eighth Annual Free Will Baptist Family Ministries Concert with the Primitive Quartet will be held Friday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. at Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church
This is a free concert. Pastor Randy Johnson invites the public to attend.

First Free Will
Anthony Edgmond, missionary to Spain, will give an update on his ministry at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, Dec. 1, at First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
At the evening service at 6 p.m., gospel singer Archie Watkins will present a concert.
A former member of the Inspirations, Watkins was chosen as Favorite Male Singer three times and Favorite Tenor on four occasions. He was inducted in the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
Pastor Nathan Jennings invites the public to attend.

Unaka Baptist
The children of Unaka Baptist Church will present “Birthday of a King,” Sunday, Dec. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. under the direction of Terry Cole and Nora Peters. Unaka Baptist is located at 1598 Highway 91, Elizabethton. The Rev. Walker Roberson is pastor.
For more information, call 474-2224.

Upper Gap Creek FWB
Upper Gap Creek Freewill Baptist Church, 1380 Dry Creek Road, Elizabethton, will host gospel soloist Russell Bennett of Kingsport on Sunday, Dec. 1. Bennett will provide a Christmas song and worship service for the Sunday morning service at 11 a.m .The church will hold its annual Candlelighting Service and hanging of the greens at 6 p.m. Sunday to open the church to its Christmas Season. The Rev. Dale Blevins, pastor, invites the public to attend.


New Liberty FWB
The Rev. Nick Colbaugh will be preaching his first Christmas message at New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church since accepting the call to preach earlier this year on Sunday, Dec. 1, during the 11 a.m. worship service. Wes and Mandy Greer will be providing special Christmas music selections prior to Rev. Nick’s message.
Also, the New Liberty Kids will be visiting the nursing homes in Elizabethton following the Sunday morning services to visit with the residents and sing Christmas music.
During the 6 p.m. evening worship service, the New Liberty Quartet will be providing special Christmas music selections.
The Rev. Ray Colbaugh invites everyone to come out and participate in all these special services and activities as the church kicks off the Christmas season to celebrate Christ’s birth. The church is located at 113 Peters Hollow Road near the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Valley Forge Christian
Valley Forge Christian Church will hold its Christmas youth program, titled “Company is Coming,” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.
Following the program, a “Taste of the Season” will offer finger foods and fellowship.
Pastor David Siebenaler welcomes all to attend. For more information, call 957-9181.

Gospel Christmas Concert
Russell Bennett of Kingsport and Brian Burchfield of Surgoinsville will be appearing in a Gospel Christmas Concert on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. The concert will be held at the Kingsport Renaissance Center located at 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport. There is no admission charge, however, a freewill love offering will be collected.
For more information, call Russell at 773-6927 .

First Christian
Dr. LeRoy Lawson, Christian Ministries, DMIN Director at Emmanuel Christian Seminary, will bring the morning message Sunday, Dec. 1, at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Janet Stuart, Worship Leader, will bring a message in music.
Sunday is Friendly Fund Sunday and a special offering will be taken. This offering helps members of our church family when they lose a loved one.
Monday at 10 a.m., the Ladies Bible Study group will continue their study of Revelation in the Fidelis Classroom. Bible study classes will be held for all ages at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
FCC Circle meetings will be held Thursday. Contact the church office if you would like to attend. The Elders meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the conference room. On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Men’s Breakfast will be held in the fellowship hall. A suggested donation of $4 will help cover the cost.
For more information about First Christian Church and its services, call the church office at 542-5651.

Church of Jesus
The Church of Jesus will continue Sunday, Dec. 1, with its 61st Anniversary Service. On Sunday at 10 a.m. John Lanier will be singing and preaching. The Benton Family and Brian Burchfield will be appearing at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The church is located at 808 W. Main St., Johnson City.
For more information, call Pastor George Hall at 341-5393.

First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton welcomes the public to Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m.
It’s the first Sunday of Advent. It is also World AIDS day. The Rev. Dr. Donald Steele will lead the worship service, which will include prayers and readings to commemorate both events, as well as the dedication of the Sanctuary Christmas tree. Friends and members are encouraged to bring a family ornament to display through Advent.
Adult Forum and Sunday School will be held at 9:45 a.m. The History Channel is running a series on religion. Episode one is entitled “Lost in Translation,” and it addresses textual criticism of the Bible as seen through the lens of various scholars, including Elaine Pagels, Bart Erhmann and Reza Aslan. Please join the discussion of this interesting documentary. First Presbyterian is located at 119 W. F St. The Rev. John Shuck is pastor.
For more information, call the church at 543-7737.

First United Methodist
On the first Sunday of Advent, First United Methodist Church, 325 East E St., Elizabethton, will feature the sermon, “Advent Hope,” based on Isaiah 2:1-5 during Sunday’s 10 a.m. worship service. Sunday School for all ages immediately follows the worship service.
The Men’s Prayer Group meets on Sundays at 9 a.m. in Room 108. The Sunday Evening Bible Study on Acts meets at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. UMY (9th-12th) meets on Sundays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the youth house. The G2’s (5th-8th) meet on Tuesdays from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the youth house. The Coolagers (K-4th) meet on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. The Wednesday evening service meets at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The Rev. Raymond Amos is the pastor and Debbie Fields is the Minister to Children and Youth. A nursery is provided. For more information, call 543-3505.



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