Church Briefs

Published 12:03 pm Thursday, October 12, 2023

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First Christian
First Christian Church, Elizabethton, has worship at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. The sermons and Sunday School lessons correlate with each other in the present study, which is in the Bible book of Titus.
Wednesday night Bible study is at 6 p.m.
October 15 at 6 p.m. there will be a benefit concert at First Christian for Kids Against Hunger. The concert will feature Carson Peters and Iron Mountain. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be received for Kids Against Hunger.
First Christian also has a food pantry. Persons needing a food box can call the church office at 423-542-5651 to make an appointment.
First Christian is located at 513 Hattie Ave.

First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton will have both an online and live worship service Sunday at the 11 a.m. service.
The pastor, the Rev. Dr. Brian Wyatt, will present the sermon “Mission and Money” based on Luke 4: 16-21 and Matthew 11: 2-6.
Meditation is Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Forum is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
The church is located at 119 West F St.

Loaves & Fishes Ministry
A holiday craft show will be held this weekend at the American Legion for the Loaves & Fishes Ministry. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Vendors interested in setting up a table can do so for $10 a day. Only crafts can be sold – no yard sale items.
If interested in setting up a table, call 423-895-0658.

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Immanuel Baptist
Immanuel Baptist Church will have a fall festival Saturday, Oct. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kiwanis Park, located across from the church at the intersection of West G Street and Carter Blvd.
There will be food trucks, family fun, and live music.

Carter Christian
Carter Christian Church will have a craft fair Oct. 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
The craft fair is sponsored by the Ladies Aide of the church and will feature holiday and home decor, arts and crafts, canned goods, green beans, relish, honey, homemade spring rolls, and sweets.
The church is located at 1765 Highway 91. The public is invited.

First Free Will
Homecoming will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
Services will begin at 10:45 a.m. and will feature Phillips & Bank singing group.
Following the service, lunch will be served in the fellowship hall.
The Rev. Nathan Jennings is pastor.
Also, a fall bazaar will be held at the church Oct. 28 from 9:30 to 4 p.m.
Featured will be jewelry, crafts, quilted items, crocheted items, honey and wax items, Amish soap, jewelry, apple butter, and much more.
Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m and will consist of soupbeans, cornbread, slaw, onion, a cookie and drink.
The bazaar is sponsored by the ROSE Ministry and Women of Joy.
The church is located at 706 First St.

Grace Baptist
Grace Baptist Church will celebrate its 82nd anniversary at a special service Sunday, Oct. 22.
The guest speaker for the combined worship service at 10 a.m. will be Joe Sorah, former pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, who is now a team leader for Harvest Field & Compassion Ministry Specialist with the Tennessee Baptist Convention.
Sunday School will be at 9 a.m.
Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following the 10 a.m. service.
The Rev. Travis Tyler is pastor.

Preaching Conference
Tommy and John Thomas Oaks will be featured at the Preaching Conference sponsored by the Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship. The preaching conference will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at Southside Christian Church.
While John Thomas is the musician, Tommy is the preacher. Preacher Tommy grew up in the Valley Forge community and in addition to John Thomas has a second son, Jason. He graduated from Johnson Bible College, Emmanuel School of Religion. ETSU, and the University of Tennessee. His studies at Johnson and Emmanuel emphasized Bible and Practical Ministries and his studies at ETSU and UT focused on English, Education, and Storytelling. He was the first person in the world to graduate with a Master’s degree in storytelling.
He has been preaching for over fifty years, and has had a variety of experiences in the ministry, including youth ministry, pulpit preacher, campus ministry, and for years he has been a full time traveling evangelist (30+ and countin’!).
As a minister, he has served in a nationwide ministry including revivals, retreats, rallies, conventions, seminars and workshops. His preaching is characterized by the use of stories, and an emphasis on living out one’s faith on a daily basis, especially in one’s family.
Everyone is invited, especially members of Carter County and area Christian churches.

Dungan Chapel
Dungan Chapel Baptist Church will have a Bible conference Saturday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m.
The theme of the conference is “What Is The Gospel.”
Speakers will be Dr. Kenneth Jordan and the Rev. Teddy Lewis.
There will be special music and refreshments during the break after the first session.
The Rev. Teddy Lewis is pastor.

Hampton Christian
Hampton Christian Church will have a fall festival Saturday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be live music, baked goods, Christmas crafts, Rada products, hayrides, face painting, and hotdogs, nachos, and drinks.
The public is invited.