Church Briefs

Published 2:40 pm Thursday, October 19, 2023

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Poplar Grove Baptist

The Foundations will sing Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service at Poplar Grove Baptist Church.

The church is located at 2891 Highway 91.

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The public is invited.


First Presbyterian

The Rev. Diana Moore will be the guest speaker for the Sunday morning service at First Presbyterian Church. She will present the sermon “God’s Crayons” based on Psalm 139 and Matthew 18: 10-14.

The service, which is also online, will be at 11 a.m.

Adult Forum will meet at 9:45 a.m., both online and in person.

Coming next Saturday, Oct. 28, Dr. Travis Williams, Professor of Religion at Tusculum University, will present a program on the Dead Sea Scrolls. These rare manuscripts were found in a cave along the Dead Sea between Israel and Jordan. Dr. Williams has written about the scrolls for various publications and co-edited a second book on the topic this year, “The Dead Sea Scrolls in Ancient Media Culture.”
The presentation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is free, but participants are asked to register in advance before Oct. 27.

First Presbyterian is located at 119 West F St.

The Rev. Brian Wyatt is pastor.


Southside Christian

A preaching conference sponsored by the Carter County Christian Men’s Fellowship and featuring Tommy and John Thomas Oaks will be present Sunday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at Southside Christian Church.

It is a family event, and kids are encouraged to come.

Those attending will be refreshed spiritually with the musical talents of John Thomas and the preaching talents of Tommy.

The public is invited.


Roan Street Free Will

The Rev. Jerry Stout will preach Sunday at the 11 a.m. service at Roan Street Free Will Baptist Church. He will also preach at the 6 p.m. service.

Everyone is invited.


First Christian

First Christian Church, Elizabethton, will have worship at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Tuesday, Oct. 24, the Carter County Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at First Christian Church at 5:30 p.m. for fellowship, encouragement, and laughter.

First Christian has a food pantry. Persons needing a food box are asked to call the church office at 542-5651 to make an appointment.

The church is located at 513 Hattie Ave.


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, 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 soup beans, cornbread, slaw, onion, a cookie, and a drink.

The bazaar is sponsored by the ROSE Ministry and the 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.

The guest speaker for the combined worship service at 10 a.m. will be Joe Sorah, former pastor at Calvary Baptist, 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.


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.


Blue Springs Christian

Blue Springs Christian Church will have Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church parking lot. If the weather is bad, the event will be moved inside the church fellowship hall.

There will be games and hayrides along with other activities for children as well as lots of candy.

The church is located in the Blue Springs Community, and everyone is welcome.