Church Briefs for Friday, July 13, 2012

10:54 am | July 13, 2012

East Side Baptist

Fun and food will be available on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. as East Side Baptist Church, 1509 Siam Road, Elizabethton, hosts its Family Fun Day.

The event will offer picnic-style food, fellowship, inflatables and games for the children. Water games will be provided and children attending are asked to bring a towel.

On Sunday, Bible study will begin at 9:45 a.m. The sermon series from the Book of Ruth will continue during the 11 a.m. worship service.

The Rev. Jeremy Rhoton is the pastor. For information, call 542-5921.


Christian Men’s Fellowship

“The Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship will meet Tuesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at West Side Christian Church in Elizabethton. David Slayton will be the guest speaker. After the worship and preaching service, there will be a time of fellowship.

For more information, call 542-2313 or 542-8437.


Elk Park Christian

Barbara Lowman will be presented in concert at the Elk Park Christian Church on Sunday, July 15, at 5 p.m.

Lowman is a new musical artist from Morganton, N.C., who has recorded a new single, “Child of God.”

A veteran of the U.S. Army, Lowman is a member of the Country Gospel Music Association.

The public is invited to attend.


Bethlehem Lutheran

“Into Exile” will be the theme for morning worship Sunday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Johnson City. The sermon text is Amos 7: 7-15. Morning worship 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 pastor.


Freedom Fellowship

The Crystal River Boys will sing at Freedom Fellowship on Saturday at 6 p.m. The church is located on Old Stoney Creek Road.

The public is invited to attend.


Hunter Memorial

Vacation Bible School will be held July 24-27 at Hunter Memorial Baptist Church with classes daily from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be classes for ages five years to 12th grade.

Registration will be held on Sunday, July 22, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The church is located at 599 Highway 91. For more information, call the pastor, Doug Hartley, at 291-9004.


Simerly Creek Believer’s Fellowship

Revival will be held July 22-26 at the Simerly Creek Believer’s Fellowship Church. Services will be held nightly at 7 o’clock.

Featured will be singing and preaching. Speakers will be: Rev. Greg Whitehead on Sunday; Rev. Brandon Young on Monday; Rev. Terry Jones on Tuesday; Rev. Barry Shepherd in Wednesday; and Rev. Carl Grindstaff on Thursday.

The church is located at 806 Simerly Creek Road, Hampton. Jim Holtsclaw is pastor.


Unaka Baptist

The Baptist Men of Unaka Baptist Church will have their monthly breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. A $6 donation is appreciated.

In addition, the WMU will have a bake sale and yard sale to raise funds to help with medical expenses for a church member undergoing cancer treatments. Items for sale will include antique knives, housewares, clothing for both children and adults, toys, books, and freshly-made fruitcakes by Tom McCloud.

For more information, call 474-2224.

Rev. Walker Roberson is pastor.


Willow Springs Baptist

Willow Springs Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School July 16-20.

This year’s VBS theme is “Amazing Wonders.” Classes will be held each day from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Tammy Keller is VBS director. Pastor is Doug Hardin.

For more information, call 474-3066.


Watauga Point U-M

Vacation Bible School will be held July 15-18 at the Watauga Point United Methodist Church. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. daily except on July 18, when the session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and end with a youth-led service. The theme of the Bible School is “Fishing On A Mission With Jesus.”

The pastor is Rev. Estel Williams. For more information, call 542-0614.


God’s House

Gospel singing will be held Saturday, July 14, at 7 p.m. at God’s House Full Gospel Church, 1206 Old Stateline Road. The service will begin at 7 p.m. and feature Freddie the Go Band.

For more information, call Pastor Jerry Davis at 753-4821.


Redeemer Lutheran

Deacon candidates Richard Shambaugh and Thomas Spence, both of Elizabethton, will be officially certified and commissioned as Deacons in The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod on Sunday, July 15, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 234 W. F St., Elizabethton.

President Ken Lampe of the Mid-South District (Tennessee, Arkansas and parts of Kentucky and Virginia) will be present for this special occasion.

The Commissioning Service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday. A reception will follow. This is the first time in the 75-year history of Redeemer Lutheran Church that any members of the congregation have been certified as Deacons in the LC-MS.


Blevins Chapel

A youth rally will be held Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m. at Blevins Chapel Baptist Church, Roan Mountain.

Special singing by the Windom Baptist Church will be featured. Guest speaker will be Rev. Sherrel Nave.

Several churches will be participating. After the service refreshments will be served.

Persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Rev. David Montgomery is pastor. For more information, call 725-2639.


Elizabethton Church of the Nazarene

The Elizabethton Church of the Nazarene will hold Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, July 16-20.

The VBS theme is “Under the Sea.” Classes will meet each evening starting at 5:50 p.m.

The church is located at W. “I” St., Elizabethton.

Pastor is Kenley Knight. For more information, call 542-5152.


Freedom Fellowship

Pastor John Hammett with Freedom Fellowship Church invites the public to “Psalms of Praise,” an event offering three nights of gospel singing.

Performing at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20, will be Melissa Hall and The Principles.

Performing at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, will be New Laurel Creek Boys and The Crystal River Boys.

Concluding the concert series at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, will be 11th Hour from Monroe, La.

The church is located at 194 Old Stoney Creek Road, Elizabethton.

For more information, call 768-3735 or 342-7977.


Roan Street Church of God

Vacation Bible School will be held July 23-27 at the Roan Street Church of God, with classes from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The theme will be “Babylon – Daniel In Captivity.”

There will be classes for ages 4-12, and an adult discussion group.

For more information, call Kristi Dickerson at 297-2292.


First Presbyterian

Dr. Rebecca Nunley will be guest speaker for the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.

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

The Science and Spirit Study Group will meet in Martin Hall at 7 p.m. The group is reading and discussing selections from “Fingerprints of God; The Search for the Science of Spirituality” by Barbara Bradley Hagerty.

Rev. John Shuck is pastor.


First Christian

Minister Brent Nidiffer will begin the sermon series entitled “USEFUL” at the morning worship service Sunday. The series will be based on the New Testament book of Phlemon and gives thought to how we can be Useless and Useful. The title of Sunday’s sermon is “Useful Lives.”

Sunday School classes for all ages will follow the morning worship service at 11 a.m. The evening service will be held at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary with classes for children and youth in their classrooms.

On Tuesday at 7 p.m. the Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship will meet at West Side Christian Church with David Slayton speaking.

Bible Study classes for all ages will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m.


First United Methodist

The sermon “Overcoming Discouragement” will be featured at the morning worship service Sunday at First United Methodist Church. The scripture text is Matthew 11: 2-11.

A brief fellowship time will immediately follow the worship service after which Sunday School for all ages will begin at 11:20 am. The Men’s Prayer Group will meet on Sunday at 9 a.m. in Room in 108.

The Sunday evening Bible study on the book of Revelations will be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The Abiding Love Bible Study will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays in the fellowship hall.

Rev. Raymond Amos is the pastor and Miss Debbie Fields is minister of Children and Youth.

For more information, call 543-3505.


Memorial Presbyterian

“God’s Mission for His Church” will be the theme for the message at the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday at Memorial Presbyterian Church. The scripture text is Acts 11: 1-18.

The Chancel Choir will sing “Blessed Assurance” arranged by Mary Kay Beall and the worship team will lead the congregation in singing modern worship songs.

A nursery, Children’s Small Talk, and Kidz Praize are provided during the morning worship.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m.

Memorial Presbyterian Church is located at 100 East F St., Elizabethton. Rev. Dwight Basham is pastor. For more information, call the church office at 543-2711 or visit


Oak Grove Christian

The Maggie Kyte Circle of Oak Grove Christian Church will host a clothing give-away on Saturday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Good, used clothing of all sizes will be available free of charge to anyone in the community in need of garments.

The church is located at the corner of Powder Branch and Jim Elliott Road. Call 543-6334 for more information.


Harmony Baptist

The Believers will sing at Harmony Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 15.

The church is located at 130 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton.


Milligan Free Will

Milligan Free Will Baptist Church, located at 1471 Milligan Highway, will have a special song service Sunday at 6 p.m. Featured will be the Norton Family. For more information, call 929-9344 and 725-2936.


Central Christian

Law & Grace will be presented in concert Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Community Christian Church, 137 Hopson Road, Johnson City.

Law & Grace are a Southern Gospel group comprised mostly of members of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Dept.

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