Church Briefs for Friday, July 20, 201210:53 am | July 20, 2012
First United Methodist
“The Potter and the Clay” will be the theme of the sermon at Sunday morning worship on July 22 at Elizabethton First United Methodist Church. The scripture text is Jeremiah 18: 1-11. The service will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a brief fellowship time.
Sunday School for all ages begins at 11:20 a.m. The Men’s Prayer Group will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 108.
The Sunday evening Bible study on the book of Revelation will meet at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
The Abiding Love Bible Study will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the fellowship hall.
Vacation Bible School, Stories for Jesus, for ages kindergarten through fifth grade will begin Sunday at 5:45 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. A snack supper will be included.
First United Methodist is located at 325 East E St. Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor and Miss Debbie Fields is the minister of Children and Youth.
For more information, call 543-3505.
East River Park
Minister Barry Pettit will begin a new sermon series on Sunday, July 22, at the East River Park Christian Church. The series subject is titled Kaleo. The message Sunday is titled “Called to Care.”The morning worship service will begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:45 a.m. The Men’s Class will meet in the Little Lambs Day Care Center.
All those involved with Harvest of Talents will meet at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The youth will play dodgeball at 6:30 p.m. at East Tennessee Christian Home Academy.
Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m. with three Bible study classes scheduled for adults. There will also be classes for children nursery age through fifth grade. Youth will meet with their sponsors.
East River Park Christian Church is located at 1207 Broad St. For more information about East River Park and its services, visit the church website at wwwerpcc.org or call the church office at 542-8783.
Minister Brent Nidiffer will present the second sermon in the series “USEFUL” on Sunday at First Christian Church at the 9:45 a.m. worship service. The sermon series is based on the book of Philemon and this Sunday’s sermon is titled “Useful Connections.”
Morning prayer will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. The 30 minutes of prayer time is spent in prayer and reflection on scripture.
Bible study for all ages will be held on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
First Christian Church is located at 513 Hattie Ave. For more information about First Christian and its services, call the church office at 542-5651.
Hampton Deliverance Church of God
Hampton Deliverance Church of God, located at 401 First Ave., Hampton, will have a cookout fundraiser on Saturday, July 21, at 1 p.m. Tickets will be $60.
The public is invited to attend and enjoy the food, fun and fellowship along with gospel singing.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Johnson City, will feature the sermon “The Return” at morning worship services Sunday, July 22. The sermon text is Jeremiah 23: 1-6. Services will begin 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.
First Church of God
First Church of God, 609 N. Lynn Ave., will celebrate Friends Day Sunday, July 22. Greater Glory Singers will be present to lead the celebration, after which lunch will be served.
Fairview Free Will
Homecoming will be held Sunday, July 22, at Fairview Free Will Baptist Church. Special singing will be provided.
Rev. Gary Whitehead is pastor. For more information, call 725-4468.
Homecoming will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the McGill Presbyterian Church, Roan Mountain. Sunday School will be held at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m., followed by lunch.
Rev. Martin Christian is pastor. For more information, call 772-4296 or 772-4118.
Vacation Bible School will be held July 24-27 at the Hunter Memorial Baptist Church, located at 599 Highway 91.
The theme of the Bible school will be “A World Without God.” Classes will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.
Registration will be held on July 22 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Hampton First Baptist
Family Fun Week will be sponsored by Hampton First Baptist Church during the week of July 23-27 in the field behind the Hampton General Dollar. Activities will begin each evening at 7 o’clock.
Monday will be “Start Spreadin’ the News” night and will feature Greater Glory in concert and performances by the church’s God Rods Team. There will be games and ice cream sundaes for everyone.
Tuesday will be “More” Night with featured music by Art Gibson and the Servant’s Hands Puppet Ministry, as well as popcorn for everyone.
Wednesday is “Christmas In July” night and will feature Christmas crafts, a sing-a-long, snow cones and Christmas games.
Thursday is “All Star” Night. There will be music by Gospel Two, inflatables, games, bingo, and nachos and cheese.
Friday is “God And Country” Night, and special recognition will be given to all veterans present. The Browns Chapel Choir will sing and there will be a cookout with hotdogs.
True Gospel FWB
A gospel singing will be held Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the True Gospel Free Will Baptist Church, McAuther St., Johnson City.
Everyone is welcome.
Elizabethton Church of Christ
Vacation Bible School will be held at the Elizabethton Church of Christ July 23-27 with classes each evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme of the VBS is “All Aboard the Kingdom Express.”
There will be classes for all ages. Adult classes will begin at 7 p.m.
For more information, call 542-5131.
Elk River Baptist
Homecoming will be held Sunday, July 29, at Elk River Baptist Church, Butler. Services will begin at 10 a.m. with music presented by Fredia Wagner and Greta Odom. The message will be presented at 11 a.m. by Steve Dugger.
Charles Cable is the pastor. For more information, call 768-2121.
Roan Street Church of God
Vacation Bible School will be held July 23-27 with classes each evening from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The theme of the VBS is “Babylon: Daniel In Captivity.” Classes will be provided for children ages 4 to 12. An adult discussion group will also be a part of the Bible school.
For more information, call 292-2292.