Church Briefs

Published 8:08 am Friday, May 2, 2014

Roan Mountain
First Baptist
A retirement celebration for Pastor Garry Edwards will be held at First Baptist Church of Roan Mountain Sunday, May 4, beginning at 3 p.m.
The celebration is being given by his son and daughter, Brett and Sherry.
In addition to Roan Mountain First, Edwards has served as pastor at Little Milligan Baptist, Beck Mountain, Unicoi, New Salem Baptist in Limestone, and Thomas Village Baptist in Duffield, Va..
His home church is Sinking Creek Baptist Church.
The public is invited to attend and help Pastor Edwards and his wife, Sarah, celebrate the beginning of his golden years.
First Christian
The Men’s Ministry of First Christian Church of Elizabethton will have its monthly breakfast Saturday at 8 a.m. at the church. A donation of $4 is requested.
Also, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. members are invited to Camp ACC in Unicoi to help with Spring Work Day.
Sunday morning, graduates at First Christian will be honored at the morning worship service, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Graduates include Alex Shnepel from Elizabethton High School and Rebecca White, who will receive her master’s degree in nursing from St. Xavier University in Chicago, Ill., in August.
Interim minister John Smith will present the message “The Steward God Loves” based on scripture from II Corinthians 9.
Lorrie Case will present special music.
The message at the Sunday evening service will be titled “Why Is This Happening to Me?” based on scripture from Gen. 25.
A graduation celebration for the youth will be held at the home of Tim and Janie Broyles.
The Ladies Bible Study group will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the Fidelis Classroom. The group is studying the Beatitudes.
Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Morning Prayer will be held in the sanctuary.
The Wednesday evening Bible study on I Timothy will begin at 6 p.m.
Thursday at 6:30 p.m., the All Daughters Banquet will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
For more information about First Christian and its ministries, contact the church at 542-5651.
Union Hill
The youth of Union Hill FreeWill Baptist Church will have a yard sale today and Saturday in the church fellowship hall.
The sale will open at 7 a.m.
All proceed will benefit the youth group.
Watauga Point U-M
The Ladies Fellowship of Watauga Point United Methodist Church will have a rummage sale in the church fellowship hall Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. until noon.
Also available will be smoked pork loin sandwiches as well as home-baked goods, fresh baked cookies and popcorn.
The church is located at Gap Creek Road and West G. St.
First Free Will
The Joyaires will present special singing Sunday at the evening service at First Free Will Baptist Church of Elizabethton.
The service will begin at 6 p.m.
The Rev. Nathan Jennings is pastor.
Elk Park Christian
His Mercies will be in concert Sunday, May 4, at 6 p.m. at Elk Park Christian Church.
The public is invited.
The church is located at 220 Old Mill Road, Elk Park, N.C.
Valley Forge
The Valley Forge Christian Church Relay for Life Team will host a bean supper Saturday, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
The cost is $5 for ages 10 and up and $3 for those under 10. Carryouts are available.
A brief service to honor and remember those who have been touched by cancer will be held in the church sanctuary at 4:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited.
Sims Hill
Revival will be held May 4-7 at the Sims Hill Christian Church, 206 Sims Hill Road.
The Sunday morning worship service will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a fellowship dinner.
The Sunday evening service will be at 6 p.m. Services Monday through Wednesday will be at 7 p.m.
The evangelist will be Randal Johnson, minister at East Side Christian Church. Special singing will be presented at each service.
Brent Jones, minister at Sims Hill, invites the public to attend.
Valley Forge U-M
Valley Forge United Methodist Church, Highway 19E, will have its its annual ACTS Group yard sale Satuday, May 3, beginning at 8 a.m
The proceeds from the sale will go toward buying coats and shoes for needy children this fall at Valley Forge, Hampton, and Little Milligan Elementary Schools.
Fairview Baptist
Dr. Gerald Stow, former president and treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, will be the guest preacher at Fairview Baptist Church in Watauga on Sunday, May 4.
The service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Fairview Baptist is located at 585 Watauga Road.
Dr. Kenneth Jordan is pastor.
For more information, call 543-4137.
Keystone Free Will
Revival will begin Sunday at Keystone Free Will Baptist Church, 110 Bettie St., Johnson City.
The service Sunday will begin at 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.
The guest speakers will be the Rev. Greg Whitehead and the Rev. Dean Presnell.
Special singing will be presented at each service.
The Rev. Terry Jones is pastor. For more information call (423) 342-8544.
Elk Mills Baptist
A song service will be held Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at Elk Mills Baptist Church.
Singing will be Jim Perry and his wife.
Everyone is invited.
Willow Springs
Young Song will present special singing at the evening service Sunday, May 4, at Willow Springs Baptist Church.
The service will begin at 6 p.m., and everyone is welcome.
The Rev. Albert Bentley is interim pastor. For more information call 474-2176.
First United
The sermon “By Grace You Are Here: By Faith You Must Go” will be presented Sunday at the morning worship service at First United Methodist Church. The sermon text is Gen. 12: 1-4.
The service will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a special fellowship time to honor Debbie Fields, the church’s minister to children and youth. It will be a time to thank you and well wishes for Debbie.
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 be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
The Wednesday evening service will be held at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor.
For more information call the church at 543-3505.
New Zion Faith Center
New Zion Faith Center, 1904 Jamestown Rd., Johnson City, will celebrate “Women’s Day” at services Sunday, May 4.
The morning service will begin at 11 a.m. and the afternoon service a 3 p.m.
The pastor, the Rev. Ernest E. Widby Sr., invites the public to attend.

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