Church Briefs

Published 8:37 am Friday, April 3, 2020

First Christian minister calls for daily prayer time
Michael Klaus, minister of First Christian Church, Elizabethton, has called for a community prayer time at 4 p.m. daily from April 1-30. The prayer time, first instituted at his church, is designed to bring the community together during a time of unified prayer. Klaus asks that the community pray for four specific things every day: (1) our country, (2) our county, (3) our city, and (4) our churches.
“Each day at 4 p.m. we will take a moment to stop and pray. We encourage the churches of Elizabethton and Carter County to band together to pray in light of the coronavirus pandemic. If churches and their members can’t pray, then, who can?” Klaus asked.
“Each day at 4 p.m. we ask that each person in the community stop for a time of prayer, to say, ‘God we still need you in our country, our county, our city, and in churches.’ We ask other churches to please join us,” the minister said.
Roan Street Free Will
Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church has cancelled its services until further notice due to the coronavirus.
Members, if a need should arise, should contact a member of the church board.
Hunter First Baptist
All normally scheduled on-campus programs and services at Hunter First Baptist Church are cancelled until further notice.
However, a message is live-streamed each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on the Hunterfbc Facebook page.
Calvary Baptist
Calvary Baptist Church will have a worship service Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Stateline Drive-In. This will be the third Sunday that the church has had services at the drive-in.
There is space for 182 cars. Everyone is asked to stay in their car throughout the service.
Bathrooms are closed.
First Presbyterian
Emmanuel Seminary student Amber Athron will preach a sermon Sunday for virtual worship at First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton.
Her sermon is entitled “Ancient Rituals and Modern Rationality.”
Youth Forum and Meditation gathering will meet online this week.
All in-person events are currently cancelled.
First Presbyterian is located at 119 W. F St.
Bluff City UM
Beginning Sunday, April 5, you are invited to “drive in” worship at Bluff City United Methodist Church, located at 468 Cedar Street in Bluff City. Worship time is every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. During this pandemic, we will shift our worship service outdoors and we will still maintain social distancing. Cars should park in every other parking space. No one will have to leave their vehicle. You can pull in, roll down your windows, listen to encouraging music, a message and return home safely.
You can also live-stream our service by visiting or visit our website at

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