Church Briefs

Published 8:31 am Friday, September 6, 2019

Eastview Free Will
Eastview Free Will Baptist Church, 810 Canterbury Road, Johnson City, will celebrate homecoming Sunday at the 11 a.m. service.
The message will be presented by the Rev. Don Hobson, and special singing will be presented by Carl Fleenor.
Pastor Steve Dingus and the congregation invite the public to attend.

Willow Springs
Willow Springs Baptist Church will observe homecoming Sunday with services beginning at 10 a.m.
The pastor, the Rev. Kenneth Jordan, will preach, and at 11 a.m. special music will be presented by Sacred Harmony. A meal will follow in the fellowship hall.
There will be no evening service.
All former members and pastors are invited.

Lynn Valley Baptist
Lynn Valley Baptist Church will have their free clothing giveaway on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m.
The church is located at 1367 Broad St., Elizabethton.
For more information, call 543-6171.

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Poplar Grove
Poplar Grove Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday. Special music and worship will be provided by Sacred Journey at the 11 a.m. service.
A fellowship luncheon will follow.
Poplar Grove Baptist is located on Highway 91, Stoney Creek.
All members and former members are invited to the homecoming service.
The Rev. Eric Wright is pastor.

Elk Mills Christian
Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday at Elk Mills Christian Church. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. followed by preaching at 11 a.m.
A covered dish dinner will follow at 1 p.m. at Wayne Miller’s cabin.
For more information call 768-2411.
Glen Foster is minister.

Sims Hill Christian
Sims Hill Christian Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a catered dinner Oct. 19 in the fellowship hall. All former ministers and members are invited to attend.
Reminiscing will take place at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m.
Reservations are needed for the dinner since it is a catered event. If you plan to attend, please call by Sept. 30. Numbers and people to call are Linda Henry (423) 277-6733, or Christine Tipton (423) 341-5280.

St. John Free Will
Homecoming will be celebrated Sunday at St. John Free Will Baptist Church, Roan Mountain, with services beginning at 10 a.m.
Special singing will be featured and lunch will follow the morning service.
The pastor, the Rev. Richard Shepard, and the congregation invite all former pastors and members to attend.
For more information call 772-4746.

First Free Will
Dr. Greg Patten of Hello World Radio will be at First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton, Saturday, Sept. 7, and for both the morning and evening service Sunday.
A former news anchor for one of NBC’s most watched news affiliates, Patten was one of the country’s top DJs, who now pastors and presents the news from a conservative Christian point of view.
The service Saturday will begin at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Rev. Nathan Jennings is pastor.
The church is located at 706 First St.

First Presbyterian
A Jesus Seminar on the Road program titled “God, Process and Politics” will be held Sept. 20-21 at First Presbyterian Church, 119 West F St., Elizabethton.
The seminar is open to the public and examines new ways of approaching America’s current political polarization, the realities of advancing science, “fake news,” and religious confusion and conflict. Sessions are nondenominational and do not advocate a particular theological point of view. Registration is accepted online and at the door (credit cards accepted). Cost: $75 for the weekend; $20-$30 for individual sessions.
To learn more and to register online, go to
Also, the pastor, Dr. Brian Wyatt, can be contacted at (423) 741-5076.

Oak Grove Baptist
Oak Grove Baptist Church, Gray, will celebrate homecoming Sunday with services beginning at 10:30 a.m.
The church is celebrating its 87th anniversary.
The message will be presented by the Rev. Rodney Hale followed by lunch.
The church is located at 396 Oak Grove Road in Gray.
All former members are invited.

First United Methodist
The sermon “A Second Helping of Grace” based on John 21: 4-14, will be presented Sunday at First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, at morning worship. The service will begin at 9:55 a.m. Communion will also be observed.
Sunday School is at 11:20 a.m.
The 4:12 Junior High Student Ministries Group will meet Sunday from 4:12 to 5:25 p.m. and the Senior High Ministries Group will meet from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Coolagers will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Also, Wednesday Evening Life Lessons will be at 6 p.m.
First United Methodist is located at 325 E. E St.
The Rev. Raymond Amos, Sr. is pastor.
For more information about the church and its ministries, call the church office at 543-3505 or check out the church website at: