Church Briefs

Published 9:45 am Friday, September 14, 2018

Prayer Tabernacle
Homecoming will be observed Sunday at Prayer Tabernacle, 105 Phillips St., Johnson City.
The service will begin at 10 a.m. with Evangelist Gary Morefield preaching. Special singing will be presented by Mike Presnell.
A noteburning will also be held and dinner will be served following the service.
The pastor is Mack A. Presnell, who invites everyone to attend the special service.
For more information call 773-4416.

Upper Gap Creek
The Rev. Ed Moser will be the guest minister Sunday at the Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church, 1380 Dry Creek Road. He will preach at both the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.
The Rev. Dale Blevins, pastor, invites the public to attend.

CCCMF meeting
The Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at Carter Christian Church, located on Highway 91, Stoney Creek.
Joshua Giddings will be guest speaker for the meeting, which will feature a time of fellowship following the preaching and worship service.
For more information call 542-8437 or 213-5559.

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First United Methodist
“I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” is the sermon theme for Sunday morning worship Sept. 16 at First United Methodist Church of Elizabethton. The scripture text is Mark 8: 27-38.
The service begins at 9:55 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 11:20 a.m.
The 4:12 Junior High Student Ministries will meet Sunday from 4:12 to 5:25 p.m. and the Senior High Student Ministries will meet from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.
The Coolagers will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Also, Life Lessons will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.
The Rev. Raymond W. 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 or check out the church website at:

Keenburg Free Will
Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church will have homecoming Sept. 23, beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. R.L. Poole as guest speaker. Special music will be presented by Kayla Storie.
Following the service a covered dish meal will be enjoyed.
The Rev. Gene Fleenor, pastor, invites the public to attend.

First Christian
Minister Michael Klaus will present the sermon at the Sunday morning service Sept. 16 at First Christian Church, Elizabethton. Dr. David Mills will lead the worship. The service will begin at 9:45 a.m.
The communion meditation will be given by Dr. Jim Pearson and Gary White will read scripture. Special music will be presented by Gene Estep.
Bible school classes will meet at 11 a.m.
The evening service is at 6 p.m. with the minister speaking.
The Tuesday morning prayer group led by John Smith will meet at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. That evening the Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship will meet at Carter Christian Church.
The Wednesday evening Bible Study begins at 6 p.m., followed by choir practice.
For more information about First Christian and its service call the church office at 542-5651.

Moore’s Chapel
Moore’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will observe homecoming Sunday at the morning service.
Sacred Journey will present special singing at the 10 a.m. service and the Rev. Kenneth Grindstaff will preach at the 11 a.m. service after which lunch will be served.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The Rev. Richard Blevins is pastor.

Unaka Baptist
An All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry will be held this evening at the Unaka Baptist Church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The cost is $10.
Everyone is invited.

Oakland Avenue
Revival will be held at the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, 2823 Oakland Ave., Johnson City, Sept. 30 through Oct. 5.
The guest evangelist for the Sept. 30 service is Greg Lentz. The service will begin at 10:45 a.m. A homecoming meal will follow the morning service.
Guest evangelist for the Oct. 1-5 services will be Dr. Ralph Sexton. Services will begin at 7 p.m.
The Rev. Roy Yelton is senior pastor and Charles Biggs is assistant pastor.

New Life Christian
New Life Christian Church, Elizabethton, will sponsor a night of prayer and praise Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. at the T.A. Dugger Junior High School Auditorium.
Featured singers will include Bobby McGhee and family, Joel Crisp, and No Name But His.
Admission is free and everyone is invited.

Elk Park Christian
The public is invited to attend “Unleashed: Leaving the Chains of Addiction Behind” Sunday at 6 p.m. at Elk Park Christian Church.
The service will feature Recovery Soldiers Ministers, which will also be featured at services Sept. 17 and 19 at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian
Hymn singing and reflections on our musical heritage will be presented by Pastor Dr. Bryan Wyatt at the Sunday service at First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton. The service begins at 11 a.m.
An Education Hour will be held at 9:45 a.m.
Other opportunities for the week include Meditation at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the 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.

Rock Springs Baptist
Revival will be held at the Rock Springs Baptist Church, Highway 167, Butler, Sept. 17-21 with the Rev. Dean Presnell as evangelist. Presnell is pastor of the True Gospel Baptist Church, Gap Creek.
Special singing will be featured nightly and will include the Danny Cooke Family, Monday; the Stevie Guinn Family, Tuesday; Josh Jones Family, Thursday, and a surprise group Friday.
Danny Cooke, pastor at Rock Springs, invites the public to attend.
For directions call 440-6022 or 440-4785.

Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, will celebrate their Sixth Annual Night of Praise Sunday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m.
This worship service is solely dedicated to allow church members to express their sacrifice of musical praise with vocal and instrumental numbers. The great variety of musical styles and talents makes for a wonderful evening of praise. The public is cordially invited to attend.
For further information, contact Scott Reynolds at 423-542-5183. Scott Fisher and Matthew Fisher serve as the church’s ministers.