Published 8:49 am Friday, July 21, 2017

CCCWF meeting
The Carter County Christian Women’s Fellowship will have Girls Night Out Friday, Aug. 4, at the First Christian Church in Elizabethton. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. with laughter to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is asked to bring their favorite salad for supper. There will be games, door prizes, a book exchange table, recipe exchange table, and lots of fun.
The group will also discuss service projects.
The meeting will take the place of the regular August retreat.
Everyone is invited.

First United Methodist
Pastor Ray Amos will deliver a sermon at morning worship Sunday at Elizabethton First United Methodist Church on what it means to be a joint heir with Christ.
Morning worship will begin at 9:55 a.m. Sunday School will begin at 11:20 a.m.
The Sunday evening Bible study will be at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall as will the Wednesday evening Life Lessons.
The 4:12 Student Ministries for Junior and Senior High students will be Sunday from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the 4:12 Ministries House. The Coolagers will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Hut.
The Rev. Raymond Amos is pastor.
First United Methodist is located at 325 E. E St. For more information about the church and its ministries, call the church office at 543-3505.

First Christian
The Sunday morning worship service July 23 at First Christian Church, Elizabethton, will begin at 9:45 a.m. with Minister Michael Klaus continuing his sermon series on the book of Esther.
Lorrie Case will have special music and Todd Maines will read scripture. The communion meditation will be given by Jeff Campbell.
Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m.
The evening service will begin at 6 p.m. and will be led by John Smith. The service will consist of singing and talent.
Also, Sunday the newly-formed mission team will leave for Pikeville, Ky., to work in that area for a week.
The Tuesday morning prayer service led by John Smith will be at 10 a.m.
The Wednesday evening prayer service and Bible study will begin at 6 p.m. with Minister Klaus speaking. Visitation teams will go out at 6 p.m.
For more information on the services and programs of First Christian Church, call the office at 542-5651.

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Upper Gap Creek
The Sounds of Victory will sing at the Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 1380 Dry Creek Road, at 11 a.m. A love offering will be received.
Troy Davis will preach at the 6 p.m. worship service.
The Rev. Dale Blevins is the pastor.

Hampton First
Fantastic Family Fun Days will begin Sunday at Hampton First Baptist Church and continue nightly at 6:30 through Wednesday.
All events will be held in the church field directly behind Hampton Dollar General Store.
Food will be free and different each night. Special music will be featured and will include The Fiddle Scene, Sunday; Generation eXcellent, Tuesday; Brown’s Chapel Choir, Tuesday; and Hampton First Baptist and others, Wednesday.
Generation eXcellent is a home schooled young adult choir from Ashe County, N.C., which will present a patriotic program and will honor veterans.
Bingo will be played Monday through Wednesday. Also, there will be a Kids Zone and Youth Zone, where there will be plenty of games and activities for children.
Inflatables will be featured on Wednesday evening. Also, there will be door prizes from local businesses each night.
Norman Markland is pastor. For more information call the church at 725-2661.

First Church of the Nazarene
“Operation Arctic” will be the theme of Vacation Bible School July 24-28 at the First Church of the Nazarene.
Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening.
The church is located at 200 W. I St.
The pastor is the Rev. Kenley Knight.
Transportation will be available.

Unaka Baptist
Unaka Baptist Church will have its monthly Brotherhood Breakfast Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. The cost is $7.
Proceeds will go to the church building project.
The Rev. Stephen Greene is pastor.

Happy Valley Baptist
Happy Valley Baptist Church, 2118 Forsythe St., will have Vacation Bible School July 29 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Bible School theme is “Campout Smore of Jesus.”
Featured will be crafts, Bible study, games, food, and lots of fun.
All children are invited to attend.

First Presbyterian
Dr. Robert William Lowry will preach Sunday at morning worship at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton. His message is entitled “Reconciliation & Forgiveness.”
An Education Hour for all ages and Chancel Choir Practice is at 9:45 a.m.
Other opportunities of the week include Meditation Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursday with Jesus Reading Group at 10 a.m.; and yoga Friday at 10 a.m.
The church is located at 119 W. F St.
The Rev. Dr. Bryan Wyatt is pastor and invites everyone to attend.

Union Hill
The Primitive Quartet will be in concert this evening at Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 125 Lane Hill Road between Peters Hollow Road and Liberty Hollow in the Stoney Creek community.
The Rev. Roger Haley is pastor. Everyone is invited to attend.

Elk River Baptist
Homecoming will be held July 30 at Elk River Baptist Church, Butler.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature special singing. Lunch will be served at noon.
The pastor, Larry Pearson, invites the public to attend.

Bethlehem Lutheran
“Inward Groaning” will be the theme of the sermon for Sunday morning worship July 23 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Johnson City. The sermon text is Rom. 8: 18-27.
Morning worship is 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 Sundays at the 10:45 a.m. service.
Bethlehem Lutheran is located at 201 E. Watauga Ave. The pastor is the Rev. Steven Harmon.
For more information call the church office at 926-5261.

Experience of Pentecost
Vacation Bible School will be held at the Experience of Pentecost Church, 376 Coal Chute Road, July 26-28.
Classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
There will be crafts, food, fun and prizes along with Bible studies.
For more information call (423) 895-1020.

Fifth Sunday Singspiration
The Fifth Sunday Singspiration, sponsored by the Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship, will be held at the Central Community Christian Church outdoor pavilion Sunday, July 30, at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 137 Hopson Road, Johnson City.
Todd Wolfe, Central’s senior minister, will be the worship leader for this great night of praise-filled worship, when area churches bring special music and the congregation sings to the Lord.
The public is cordially invited to attend.