Church Briefs

Published 8:53 am Friday, November 24, 2017

First Christian
Minister Michael Klaus will preach at the morning worship service Sunday at First Christian Church. The service will begin at 9:45 a.m. and will feature scripture reading by Randy Tadlock. The communion meditation will be given by Gary White, and Janie Broyles will present special music.
Bible school classes will begin at 11 a.m.
The evening service is at 6 p.m. with the minister speaking. There will be classes for youth and children.
The Tuesday morning prayer service at 10 a.m. will be led by John Smith.
The Wednesday evening prayer service and Bible study is at 7 p.m. There are classes for all ages. Choir practice will follow.
For more information about the church and its ministries, call the church office at 542-5651.

First United Methodist
Christ the King Sunday will be celebrated Nov. 26 at First United Methodist Church. Each year we go from the hope of a king, to his birth and life, death and resurrection, his kingdom building and then we Crown Him Lord of All.
The pastor, Rev. Ray Amos, will present the message “Four Things that the King Wants You to Know” based on Ephesians 1:15-23.
The worship service begins at 9:55 a.m. Sunday School is at 11:20 a.m.
The annual Hanging of the Greens will be Sunday evening at the 6 p.m. service.
The Wednesday evening Life Lessons will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m.
The 4:12 Junior High Student Ministries will meet Sunday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the 4:12 Ministries House, and the Senior High group will meet from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.
The Coolagers will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Coolagers Hut.
First United Methodist Church is located at 325 E. E St.
For more information call the church office at 543-3505 or visit the church website at

Christmas Concert
The Elizabethton Choral Club will present its Christmas concert Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 1114 Broad St.
The group was organized in 1993 and is celebrating its 25th season. Led by Debbie Gouge, director, and Charles Dugger, accompanist, the choral club’s concert is a gift to the community.
This year’s repertoire will include songs, both traditional and new, and will boost the Christmas spirit.
Everyone is invited to attend.

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Church Security
The Carter County Sheriff’s Office will teach a class on church security Monday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
According to Sheriff Dexter Lunceford, the class will be geared toward church security in general and will last approximately two hours. It is available at no cost to anyone who may have an interest in how to improve security in your church.
Sheriff Lunceford said the department’s personnel is also available for scheduling specific consultations. “This is not the active shooter class that is being presented by Homeland Security,” he said.
Pleasant Beach Baptist Church is located at 108 Pleasant Beach Road (Watauga Road) in Elizabethton.

First Presbyterian
The pastor, the Rev. Dr. Bryan Wyatt, will present the message Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton. The worship service begins at 11 a.m.
An Education Hour for all ages is at 9:45 a.m.
Upcoming events which the congregation will be participating in include the Christmas Feast of Joy, for which tickets are now on sale. The Feast of Joy, now in its 19th year, is a benefit for the Shepherd’s Inn. Dinner will be prepared by Executive Chef Eric Hoglund. This year’s theme is “A Country Christmas with Carson Peters” from the Grand Ole Opry and Dollywood. Also, Jim and Cheri Miller will be playing! Tickets are $20 and the event is Monday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. For more information, call Linda at 423-543-1931.
The congregation is invited to the Barter Theater “White Christmas” Nov. 29 at One Acre Cafe Theater featuring an all-time favorite, “White Christmas”! Not only will you enjoy the food and entertainment of the evening, but also you will be supporting the mission of One Acre Café! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. To order tickets, call 423-483-0517.
First Presbyterian is located at 119 W. F St.

Church of Jesus
The Church of Jesus, 809 W. Main St., Johnson City, will celebrate its 65th anniversary Sunday. The church opened its doors at the present location Thanksgiving night in 1952 and has only had two pastors since its opening.
The church was founded by Cecil Swartz, Carrie Swartz and Hester Swanner.
Cecil Swartz served the church as pastor until his health prevented him from doing so. George Hall has served the church for the past 46 years.
The guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service Sunday is John Lanier from Kennedy, Ala.
The Benton Family from Kingsport will sing at the Sunday evening service at 6 p.m.
The public is invited to attend the services.