Church Briefs

Published 8:14 am Friday, September 21, 2018

Upper Gap Creek
The Faithful Two will present special music Sunday at the 11 a.m. service at Upper Gap Creek Free Will Baptist Church.
A love offering will be received.
Sunday School is at 10 a.m.
The church is located at 1380 Dry Creek Road, and the public is invited.
The Rev. Dale Blevins is pastor.

Church of Jesus
The Paul Family from Buchanan, Ga., will sing Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Church of Jesus, 809 W. Main St., Johnson City.
The pastor, the Rev. George Hall, and the congregation invite the public to attend. For more information call 845-0211.

First Christian
Minister Michael Klaus will begin a new sermon series “Jesus Speaks” Sunday at the morning service at First Christian Church, Elizabethton. The series is based on Rev. 2 and 3, and centers on Jesus speaking to the churches. Sunday’s sermon is titled “Smyrna: No Fear,” based on Rev. 2: 8-11.
The service begins at 9:45 a.m. with Dr. David Mills leading worship. The communion meditation will be given by James Hughes and David Hutton will read scripture. Cara Hutton will present special music.
Bible school classes will be held at 11 a.m.
The evening service is at 6 p.m. with Minister Klaus speaking.
The Tuesday morning prayer group led by John Smith will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the sanctuary.
The Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer service will be at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary.
For more information about First Christian and its services, call the church office at 542-5651.

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Oakland Avenue
Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 30, at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, Johnson City. The morning service will begin at 10:45 a.m. and will feature special singing and a message by Evangelist Greg Lentz.
A homecoming meal will follow the service. There will be no evening service.
Revival services will be held Oct. 1-5 at 7 p.m. each day. The evangelist will be Dr. Ralph Sexton.
Oakland Avenue Baptist is located at 2823 E. Oakland Ave. The pastor is Roy Yelton.
Everyone is invited.

Morgan Branch
Homecoming will be held Sunday at Morgan Branch Free will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain.
The worship service will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature special music by Sacred Journey. Dinner will follow the service.
The Rev. Bob Campbell, pastor, invites the public to attend.

Roan Street Free Will
Homecoming will be observed Sunday at Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church, 820 N. Roan St.
Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. with special singing by the Knight Family at 10:30 a.m.
Former pastor, Greg Largent, will preach at the morning service after which lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. There will be no evening service.
The pastor, Tim Gouge, invites all former members and the public to attend.
For more information call the church at 543-2549.

Unaka Baptist
The Brotherhood at Unaka Baptist Church will host a country style breakfast Sunday from 7 to 10 a.m.
The menu will include biscuits, gravy, eggs, two kinds of sausage, bacon and hash brown potatoes. Other items are available on request.
The cost is $7 with proceeds going to the church building fund.
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the food and fellowship.

Phillippi Baptist
Phillippi Baptist Church will celebrate the 14th anniversary of the pastor, the Rev. Joseph Hollifield’s ministry at the church, Sunday at the morning service.
The service will begin at 10:45 a.m. and will feature the Rev. C. Danny Johnson as guest speaker.
The public is invited to attend.

Little Doe Free Will
Homecoming will be celebrated Sept. 30 at Little Doe Free Will Baptist Church, Simerly Creek Road.
Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and the worship service at 11 a.m. Special singing will be presented at the worship service by the Little Doe Youth Choir of the 1970s.
Following the morning service a homecoming meal will be served.
There will be no evening service.
The pastor, the Rev. Shane Waters, and the congregation invite the public to attend.

CC Singspiration
The area singspiration sponsored by the Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship will be held on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. at First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Ave.
This singspiration promises to be on a grand scale as the theme is the second coming of Christ, with great congregational singing and special music provided by participating congregations. John H. Smith will be worship planner and leader, with Mary Smith and Scott Reynolds providing accompaniment.
The public is cordially invited to attend.

First Presbyterian.
The Rev. Dr. Brian Wyatt, pastor, will reflect on hymn singing and our musical heritage at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton.
An Education Hour for all ages will be held at 9:45 a.m.
Other opportunities for the week include Meditation at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the Thursdays for Jesus Reading Group from 10:20 a.m. to noon Thursday. The group is presently reading “The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels” by Jon Meacham.
Yoga is Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.
First Presbyterian is located at 119 W. F St.

Keenburg Free Will
Keenburg Free Will Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, 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 will be enjoyed.
The Rev. Gene Fleenor, pastor, invites the public to attend.

Borderview Christian
Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, will celebrate its Sixth Annual Night of Praise Sunday at 6 p.m.
The service is solely dedicated to allowing church members to express their sacrifice of musical praise with vocal and instrumental numbers.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information contact Scott Reynolds at 542-5183.
Scott Fisher and Matthew Fisher serve as the church’s ministers.