Church Briefs

Published 8:47 am Friday, March 2, 2018

First United Methodist
The Third Sunday in Lent will be observed March 4 at First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton. The Rev. Raymond W. Amos, Sr. will have the message “Nothing Between My Soul And My Savior” at the 9:55 a.m. worship service. The scripture text is John 2: 13-22.
Sunday School begins at 11:20 a.m.
The Junior High 4:12 Student Ministries will meet Sunday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the 4:12 Ministries House and the Senior High Ministries from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. The Coolagers will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Coolagers Hut.
The Wednesday evening Lenten Bible Study will be at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary.
For more information about First United Methodist and its ministries call the church office at 543-3505 or check out the church website at

Brown’s Chapel
Brown’s Chapel, Elizabethton, will host today’s meeting of the Johnson City District of Church Women United and its celebration of World Day of Prayer. The meeting will begin with a salad luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Church Women United is a group of women from all church denominations, which supports such organizations as The River, Safe Passage, the Press Christmas Box, and Salvation Army Angel Trees in both Elizabethton and Johnson City. The group also presents a high school senior each year with a scholarship.
The meeting is free. For more information about the organization call Terry Bailey at 202-0027.
Brown’s Chapel is located at 407 Church St.

Oak Street
Oak Street Baptist Church will host a visit of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile March 12 from 1:30 to 6 p.m.
March is observed annually as Red Cross Month, a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.
The Red Cross depends on blood donor heroes across the nation to collect enough blood to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals nationwide. Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those who rely on blood products.
A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
You may make an appointment to give blood by calling 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting

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Pleasant Beach
Pleasant Beach Baptist Church will observe Old Fashioned Heritage Day Sunday, when Pastor Emeritus Bobby Stout will be honored for his faithfulness in pastoring for 43 years (1969-2012).
Special music will be presented by Tawana Holland, Greg Ruston, and the church choir. Rev. Stout will preach at the morning service, which begins at 11 a.m.
Following the service a fellowship meal will be enjoyed.
The Rev. Mark Fowler, pastor, and the congregation invite the public to attend.

Long Hollow
The monthly singing at Long Hollow Missionary Baptist Church, Valley Forge, will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. Featured will be the Sacred Journey Quartet.
Everyone is invited.

First Presbyterian
Dr. William Kirkwood will preach Sunday at morning worship at First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton. His message is titled “Across the Table.” The service begins at 11 a.m.
An Education Hour will be at 9:45 a.m.
The church will host a St. Paddy’s Day Lunch on Friday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include homemade Irish beef stew, cornbread, dessert, a Pepsi product and tea. You can drive through and pick up meals (call-in required); eat in, or have it delivered to your work (call-in required).
The meal cost is $7. Begin reserving meals Monday, March 5, by calling 542-0180. The event benefits The Shepherd’s Inn Safe House/Emergency Shelter for Women and Children of Carter County/Elizabethton.
Other opportunities of the week include Meditation Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Thursdays with Jesus Reading Group from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday; and yoga Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.
First Presbyterian is located at 119 W. F St.