Church Briefs for Friday, September 21, 2012

9:17 am | September 21, 2012

Morgan Branch

Homecoming will be celebrated at Morgan Branch Freewill Baptist Church in Roan Mountain Sunday, Sept. 23.

Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and the morning service at 11 a.m.

The Melody Trio will sing, and Jerry Cannon will preach.

A dinner will be served after the service.

For more information, call 772-3210.


New Liberty FWB

The Rev. Sherrill Nave will preach Sunday, Sept. 23, during both the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services at New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church.

The church is located at 113 Peters Hollow Road near the Stoney Creek Volunteer Fire Department.

Pastor Ray Colbaugh invites everyone to attend.


God’s House Full Gospel Church

Revival will be held Sept. 24-28 at God’s House Full Gospel Church, 1206 Stateline Road.

Services will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature the Rev. James Bennett as guest speaker.

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


Harvest Baptist

A new and exciting program for children, 3 years old through sixth grade, will begin Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Harvest Baptist Church, 309 E. F St. The kick-off for the Master’s Club will be held at 6 p.m.

The Master’s Club will consist of book time, Bible time, award time and game time, and is designed to help children memorize scriptures and to grow in the Christian faith.

The program will be held each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Families interested in having their children participate in the program are asked to call Harvest Baptist Church at 543-3303 or 895-2776.

Dale Greenwell is pastor of the church and Linda Proffitt is director of the program.


Carter Christian

Carter Christian Church will celebrate its 77th anniversary with a homecoming service Sunday, Sept. 23, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

There will not be any Sunday school.

Daryl W. Cox will be the speaker. Special music will be presented by Steven and Tanika Hardin and Unity.

Following the worship service there will be a covered dish dinner.

There will be no services that evening.

Tom Caraway is the minister.

For more information, call 474-2488 or visit the church website at


First United Methodist

“The Turning Point” will be the theme of Sunday morning’s sermon at First United Methodist Church. The scripture text is Genesis 32: 22-31.

The worship 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 will meet at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

UMY (grades nine through 12) will meet Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the youth house. The G2’s (grades five through eight) will meet Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. in the youth house and the Coolagers (kindergartner through fourth grade) will meet Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.

The Wednesday evening prayer and worship service will meet at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor and Debbie Fields is the minister of children and youth.

First United Methodist is located at 325 E. F St., Elizabethton. For more information, call 543-3505.


Braemar Baptist

Braemar Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Sept. 23.

Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. with Pastor Wayne Carter bringing the homecoming message. Special singing will also be presented.

Following the service, lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.

Everyone is invited. For more information, call 725-3564.


Heartland Fellowship

Heartland Fellowship will have its annual fall bazaar Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Available will be baked goods, arts and crafts, and yard sale items. There will also be a silent auction as well as free items.

Proceeds will go to the Ladies of Heart Ministry.

Rain date is Sept. 29.

Heartland Fellowship is located at 211 Heartland Way at the top of the hill just off Minton Hollow Road.


First Christian

Minister Brent Nidiffer will share more reasons “Why We Should Go To Church” at the 9:45 a.m. worship hour Sunday, Sept. 23, at First Christian Church in Elizabethton.

It will also be Pantry Sunday, and members are encouraged to bring a breakfast item for the church pantry.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, the Carter County Christian Churches Rally Choir will practice in the church sanctuary for its presentation at the CCCC Family Fellowship, which will be held Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at First Christian Church.

The Ladies Bible Study Group will meet Monday at 10 a.m. in the Fidelis Classroom. Patsy Tadlock is the group leader.

The weekly morning prayer time led by Minister Brent Nidiffer will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary.

See You At the Pole Day will be held Wednesday morning, and parents are encouraged to join their children at the flagpole of their respective school for prayer before the school day begins.

Bible study classes for all ages will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice, led by Gene Estep, will be held at 8 p.m.

For more information about First Christian and its services, call the church office at 542-5651.


Caldwell Springs Baptist

Homecoming will be celebrated at Caldwell Springs Baptist Church, 1509 Blue Springs Road, Elizabethton, Sunday, Sept. 23.

Andy Wilson will bring the message for the morning service.A covered dish dinner will follow in the fellowship hall.

No evening services will be held.

For more information, call 474-3316.


Fork Mountain FWB

By Way of the Cross will sing Sunday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Fork Mountain Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain.

The Rev. Charlie Trivette is pastor.

For more information, call 725-3529 or 725-3677.


Grace Baptist

10 Bucsworth and 10 Times A Lady, vocal ensemble groups from East Tennessee State University, will present special music Sunday, Sept. 23, at Grace Baptist Church.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. A love offering will be received, which will go to the ETSU Choral Scholarship Fund.

Grace Baptist Church is located at 1114 Broad St.

The Rev. Dean Smith is serving as interim pastor.


East River Park

Minister Barry Pettit at East River Park Christian Church will continue the sermon series “Perspective” on Sunday, Sept. 23. His subject will be “Seeing From A Different Perspective.”

Morning worship will begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes will meet at 9:45 a.m.

Wednesday services will begin at 7 p.m. with adult Bible study and classes for nursery age through fifth grade. Youth groups will also meet.

Monday night, the youth and their sponsors will play dodgeball at East Tennessee Christian Home Academy from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, several ladies in the Women’s Ministry will travel to Gatlinburg for a three-day retreat.

More information about East River Park and its ministries can be obtained by calling the church office at 542-8782 or visit the website:


Memorial Presbyterian

“In the Lion’s Den” will be the theme for the message at Sunday morning’s worship service at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 100 E. F St., Elizabethton. The scripture text is Daniel 6: 1-10.

The worship service will begin at 10:45 a.m. and will also include a nursery, Children’s Small Talk and Kidz Praize for children.

Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m.

The Rev. Dwight Basham is pastor.

For more information, call the church office at 543-2711 or visit


Valley Forge Free Will

Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Church is now having two morning services, beginning at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school is held between the two services from 9:45 to 10:35 a.m.

Dale Williams will be singing at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday, Sept. 23, and the adult choir will be singing at the second service.

The 7th Annual Free Will Baptist Family Ministries Concert will be held at the church Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Featured will be the Primitive Quartet and the Praise Choir.

A love offering will be received.

Also, the senior adults of the church will make applebutter Saturday, Sept. 29, at the church fellowship hall. They are asked to gather at the church at 6 a.m.


Oak Street Baptist

Women on Mission at Oak Street Baptist Church will sponsor a soup lunch fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Christian Activity Center.

Lunch will consist of soup, crackers or cornbread, dessert and drink. A donation of $5 is requested. All funds will go toward a new roof at the church.

Carry-outs will be available.


First Presbyterian

The Peacemaking Team of First Presbyterian Church will celebrate the Autumn Equinox in Martin Hall at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. There will be a short circle ritual followed by a potluck supper. Members are encouraged to bring an autumn vegetable such as pumpkins, squash, pomegranates, etc. to the altar.

At 7 p.m. the Dances of Universal Peace will be held. International Peace Day and the new season will be celebrated with Rebecca Nunley and guest musicians.


Phillippi Baptist

The Anna Breedlove Missionary Ministry of Phillippi Baptist Church will have its annual Harvest Dinner and Celebration Monday, Sept. 24, beginning at 6 p.m. The theme of the celebration will be “Fruit of the Spirit — Precious, Priceless, and Powerful.”

The Harvest Dinner, a longtime tradition at the church, will feature not only a meal, but three guest speakers. The speakers will include Mrs. Janet Charleston of Friendship Baptist Church, Johnson City; Mrs. Patricia Johnson of Thankful Baptist Church, Johnson City; and Mrs. Yvonne Holifield, wife of Phillippi’s pastor, the Rev. Joseph Holifield.

Betty Jo McFarland is president of the Anna Breedlove Missionary Ministry.


Keystone Free Will

Homecoming will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, at Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, 110 Bettie St., Johnson City.

The service will begin at 10 a.m. with the Majestic Heights singing.

Homecoming will have a ’50s and ’60s theme, and there will be several special activities throughout the day.

Lunch will be served following the morning service.

There will be no evening service.

The Rev. Terry Jones is pastor.

For more information, call 342-8544.


Roan Street FWB

The Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, Sept. 23.

Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., and at 10:30 a.m. the Evangelaires will sing. The Rev. Greg Largent, a former pastor, will preach at the morning service, after which dinner will be served.

The church is located at 820 N. Roan St.

The Rev. Tim Gouge is pastor

For more information, call 512-2375.


Hampton First Baptist

The Joyful Noise, a contemporary praise band, will be in concert Sunday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. at Hampton First Baptist Church.

Dress is casual, and everyone is invited.

Hampton First Baptist is located at 407 First Ave., Hampton.

For more information, call Pastor Mike Hyder at 895-2918.

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