Church Briefs

Published 2:41 pm Thursday, December 2, 2021

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Borderview Christian
Borderview Christian Church, 1338 Bristol Highway, will present the Christmas musical “Christmas All Year Long” Sunday, Dec. 5, at the 10:45 a.m. service and again at 4 p.m.
The 22-voice choir along with soloists Nancy Villalba and Scott Fisher will sing both familiar and new Christmas works with video enhancement.
The choir is directed by Scott Reynolds and the church’s ministers are Scott Fisher and Sallie Biles.
The public is invited to attend the service.

New Liberty Free Will
New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church will kick off a month-long celebration of Christ’s birth this Sunday. At the 11 a.m. service, Alan Shepard and Tammie Cole will provide Christmas musical selections followed by a Christmas message from Pastor Emeritus the Rev. Ray Colbaugh.
The New Liberty Kids will provide a Talent Night singing songs and playing various musical instruments at the Sunday evening service.
Pastor Nick Colbaugh invites everyone to attend both services as the congregation celebrates Christmas.

Grace Baptist
The Grace Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will present the Christmas musical “I Call Him Lord” Sunday, Dec. 12, at the 9 a.m. service.
The Preschool and Children’s Choir will present “The Light Has Come” Sunday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m.
A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be presented at 5 p.m. Dec. 24. The service will feature carols, candlelight, the Lord’s Supper, and a message.
All are invited.

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Hopwood Christian
Hopwood Christian Church, Milligan College, is reviving its Annual Christmas Sale Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The sale will include handmade items, food, and more. Proceeds will go to the church building fund.
All are invited to attend.

Willow Springs
The Adult Choir of Willow Springs Baptist Church will present the cantata “What Christmas Really Means” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 12.
There will be a children’s program at the 6 p.m. service.
The church is located at 544 Willow Springs Road, and everyone is invited.
The Rev. Kenneth Jordan is pastor.

Valley Forge Free Will
A drive-thru nativity will be held in the parking lot around Valley Forge Free Will Baptist Sunday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Motorists will follow a lighted pathway through seven scenes of The Christmas Story.
Following the drive-thru, motorists and those inside the car will have the option to park and worship outdoors with the Valley Forge Praise Choir singing Christmas songs to celebrate the birth of of Jesus.
Valley Forge Free Will is located at 1503 Riverview Drive in Elizabethton. For more information go to

First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton, will have an in-person and online worship service Sunday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. The pastor, the Rev. Dr. Brian Wyatt, will present a sermon on Ezekiel 37.
Adult Forum, Wednesday Meditation, and Thursdays with Jesus will all meet online this week. Youth will meet in person.
The church is located at 119 W. F St.

First United Methodist
The Christmas cantata “Everlasting Light: The Promise of Christmas” will be presented at First United Methodist Church, Elizabethton, Sunday, Dec. 19.
The cantata will be presented at 10 a.m.
A Christmas Eve service is planned for 5 p.m. Dec. 24.
The Rev. Ray Amos is pastor.
The public is invited to attend.