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Church news, Sept. 27-Oct. 4


Zion Baptist
Zion Baptist Church, 1982 Gap Creek Road, will have Fall Jubilee Services Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 with Dr. Ronnie Owens.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
A special morning service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Jamie Ferguson preaching. Lunch will be served following the service.
Special singing will be presented at each service and a nursery will be provided.
For more information, call the church office at 547-0180 or visit the church website at
Dr. D. Alan King is pastor.

Borderview Christian
Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, will celebrate “A Night of Praise” Sunday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m.
The worship service will be entirely musical with solos, trios, quartets and instrumentals featuring the talents of the Christians worshipping at Borderview.
Andrew Norman is the associate minister and Ken Overdorf is serving as interim minister.
The public is invited to attend the service.

First Christian
Brent Nidiffer, minister, will bring the message at morning worship Sunday at First Christian Church of Elizabethton. Special music will be presented by Ardith Sheffield.
The service will begin at 9:45 a.m. after which Sunday School will be held.
Evening worship will be held at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary while the youth will meet in the Loft.
The Ladies Bible Study group will meet Monday at 10 a.m., and will continue its study of an Introduction to Revelation.
Mid Morning Prayer will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary.
Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall for adults. Children and youth will meet in their classrooms.
Choir practice will resume for fall immediately following the evening study.
For more information about First Christian and its activities, call the church office at 542-5651.

Sunset Free Will
Sunset Free Will Baptist Church will have a barbecue dinner Saturday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. to offset the cost of its current construction.
The dinner will include a barbecue sandwich, slaw or potato salad, chips, dessert and a drink. Carryouts will also be available. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12.
The church congregation will also be making apple butter and will have it available to purchase for $10 a quart and $5 for a pint.
The church is located at 6676 Highway 19E between Hampton and Roan Mountain.
For more information, call the pastor, the Rev. Terry Richardson, at 725-2196.

East Side FWB
Young Song will provide special singing Sunday, Sept. 29, at the 6 p.m. worship service.
The Rev. Justin Deaton, pastor, invites the public to attend.

First Presbyterian
“Who Is Jesus” will be the theme for the morning worship service at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton. The message will explore what Jesus says about himself, who he is from the point of view according to Thomas. “Some of what the Gospel of Thomas says about Jesus is consistent with what is found in the other gospels. What is interesting is what is absent,” says Pastor John Shuck.
Shuck adds that in the book of Thomas Jesus did not die for sins, rise on the third day or ascend to Heaven. “He doesn’t demand obedience, but a diligent search. He doesn’t demand rules, but a way of life. Thus, he resonates with many seeks today,” Shuck writes.
Adult Forum and Sunday School will begin at 9:45 a.m.
First Presbyterian is located at 119 W. F St. For more information, call the church at 543-7737.

Little Doe FWB
Homecoming will be observed Sunday, Sept. 29, at Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church, Simerly Creek Road.
Following the morning service lunch will be served in the Christian Life Center.
The Rev. Shane Waters is pastor.
For more information, call 957-9613.

Sinking Creek Baptist
The Singing Duggers will present an evening of music Sunday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
Judgment House will begin Oct. 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. Judgment House will be open Oct. 12, 19 nand 26.
The church is located at 2313 Elizabethton Highway.
Keith Weatherly is serving as interim pastor.

East Side Christian
Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 29, at East Side Christian Church. Services will begin at 10 a.m. with Minister Ernie Depew Jr. preaching. III Day Resurrection will provide special singing at the morning service and at a special song service at 2 p.m.
Randle Johnson serves the church as minister. For more information, call 930-5876.

Union Baptist
The Fifth Sunday Night Song Service at Union Baptist Church will be held Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.
Featured will be The Principles.
Union Baptist is located at 1411 Highway 321 in Hampton. The pastor, the Rev. Danny Bright, invites the public to attend.

Bethlehem Lutheran
“Contentment” is the theme of the sermon for morning worship Sunday, Sept. 29, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City. The sermon text is I Timothy 6: 6-19.
Morning worship will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Communion will be served at both services.
Interpreted services for the deaf are available the second and fourth Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service.
The Rev. Steven Harmon is pastor.
For more information, call the church at 926-5261.

Simerly Creek
Believers Fellowship
Homecoming will be observed Sunday, Sept. 29, at Simerly Creek Believers Fellowship Church, 806 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton.
Sunday School will be held at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Terry Jones preaching at the 11 a.m. worship service. There will also be special singing.
Lunch will be served in the new fellowship hall following the worship service.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information, contact the pastor, the Rev. Jim Holtsclaw, at 895-1873.

First United Methodist
“The Story of A Rich Pawn” will be the topic of the sermon at morning worship Sunday, Sept. 22, at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton. The sermon text is Luke 16: 19-31.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a brief fellowship time. Sunday School 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 Acts will be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
UMY will meet Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the youth house.
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 service will be held at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
First United Methodist Church is located at 325 E. E St.
The Rev. Raymond Amos is the pastor and Debbie Fields is minister to children and youth. For more information, call the church at 543-3505.

Beck Mountain Baptist
Sally Berry and Haley Stiltner will present special music for the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday, Sept. 29, at Beck Mountain Baptist Church.
The Rev. Ronnie Campbell is pastor. The public is invited to attend.
Upper Gap Creek FWB
Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 1380 Dry Creek Road, will observe Friend and Family Day Sunday, Sept. 29, with services beginning at 10 a.m.
Special singing will be provided at 11 a.m. by Leonard and Joyce Price Repass. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall at the conclusion of the morning service.
There will be no evening service.
The Rev. Dale Blevins is pastor.

Moore’s Chapel FWB
Moore’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, Stoney Creek, will have Youth Sunday Sept. 29.
The guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Nick Colbaugh.
Talent Night will be observed at the evening service.
The Rev. Greg Largent is pastor.

Crabtree FWB
Revival will begin Monday, Sept. 30, at Crabtree Free Will Baptist Church, Hogum Hollow Road, Roan Mountain.
Services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Roger Laws from Burnsville, N.C., as speaker. Special singing will be featured at each service.
The pastor, the Rev. B.F. McKinney Jr., invites the public to attend.
For more information, call 725-3788.

Phillippi Baptist
The Comiiles, a retired teachers group at Phillippi Baptist Church, will have its annual scholarship fundraiser Sunday at 4 p.m.
Area choirs and singing groups will be featured in an “Autumn Sing Of Nation.”
Monday at 6 p.m., the church will have its annual Harvest Celebration featuring dinner and worship. There will also be door prizes.
The guest speaker will be Christine Scurry.
The service is sponsored by the Anna Breedlove Missionary Circle.
Phillippi Baptist is located on Horace Leftwich Lane.

Cobbs Creek Baptist
Cobbs Creek Baptist Church, Butler, will have a coffee and dessert fundraiser for the church youth on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Donations will be received for the dessert.

Trinity Baptist
Law and Grace from Sullivan County will present special singing Sunday at 6 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Elizabethton.
Dr. James Richardson is pastor.


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