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Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest Street, Gray: The Bible study for all ages will take place on Sunday at 10 a.m. Morning worship will begin at 11 a.m. and evening worship will be at 6 p.m. The Wednesday service, which includes the Patch Club for grades one through five and a teenager. program, start at 7 p.m. A daycare is available for all services. All services and Sunday School will also be available online. Buses will run on Sunday morning. For information, visit or call 423-477-3311. Radio station 96.3 FM will air the Sunday 11 a.m. service.

Mountain View Baptist Church, 4005 Bristol Highway, Johnson City: Sunday school services will be held in the church at 9 a.m. and drive-thru will begin at 10 a.m. You can stay in your vehicle and listen to Pastor Rich Murray deliver the word of God on 91.9 FM radio station or attend the service inside in the sanctuary. The service can also be viewed at The church is located next to Winged Deer Park.

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., Johnson City: “The Gardener” will be Associate Pastor Gary Ihfe’s sermon for Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. worship service, which will be held in person and will also be streamed live. The church’s website,, will provide a link to the virtual version. Sunday school will start at 9:15 a.m. On Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m., the Community Mission Food Distribution will take place at the Neighborhood Center, 210 W. Maple St. Pastor Jodie Ihfe’s Ladies Bible Study will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, in-person and virtually . At 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, evening activities will begin with a meal, followed at 6:30 p.m. by the conclusion of the study of Rob Fuquay’s book The God We Can Know: Exploring the Words of Jesus’ I Am “. Dinner reservations must be made by noon Tuesday by calling the church office at 928-9222.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 E. Chilhowie Ave., Johnson City: “Blessed Are Those Who Have Neither Seen Nor Believed” will be the sermon for Sunday’s 9 a.m. worship service. Sunday School will immediately follow the service at 10:15 a.m.

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark Street, Johnson City: The message for Sunday’s 11 a.m. worship service will be “The Lamb Has Triumphed.” Willie Lunsford will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided by Lucinda Steel. The Sunday School Bible Study will be at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship can be viewed via Facebook or YouTube. For information, visit or the church’s Facebook page.

Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City: The message to Munsey on Sunday will be “Do you believe” in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. The confirmation of seven young people will take place during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. sanctuary services. The service schedule includes the 9 a.m. mixed service in the sanctuary with Holy Communion, the traditional service at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, the Open House service at 11 a.m. in the Melting Pot and the contemporary service at 11 a.m. in the Center for Christian Life. . Sunday school will be available onsite for all ages at 10 a.m. The live stream of the services (excluding the Melting Pot) can be seen on Munsey’s Facebook page at and at and Munsey Church on Youtube and Instagram.

Mount Bethel Christian Church, 361 Clear Springs Road, Limestone: Minister Palma L. Bennett’s sermon for Sunday’s service at 10:25 a.m. will be “Easter Is Over, What Next?” The service will begin with a prayerful meditation with Reece Buckingham leading the congregation in joyful praise and fellowship. Special music will be performed by Tom Crowder. Sunday school will start at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday evening Bible study will be at 6 p.m. For information, visit the church’s Facebook page or

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert Street, Johnson City: Sunday school will start at 10 a.m. and the worship service will start at 11 a.m. This week’s sermon will be “Transformed by Christ,” from 2 Corinthians 5:14-15. Keystone will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Sunday, May 22 during the worship service followed by a meal. Information, visit

East Unaka Christian Church, 1201 E. Unaka Ave., Johnson City: East Unaka will have a praise and worship service on Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Pre-service music will begin at 9:23 a.m. From Chapter 21:1-14 of the Gospel of John, Dr. Wayne Emery will speak of “The Word (Jesus) on our failures”. By using FM 95.5, the service can be heard in the surrounding area. The think tank will meet at 11 a.m. in room 206. The revelation course will meet at 6 p.m. in the Commons. Information, visit

First Presbyterian Church, 119 W. F St., Elizabethton: Join First Presbyterian in person or online ( for Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Amber Athon will preach. The adult forum and the youth group will meet in person. You can also join the Adult Forum, Wednesday Meditation and Thursdays with Jesus online. Information, visit

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Liberty Fellowship Church, 1011 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City: Gene Deaton will be the guest speaker for Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Dan Foster will provide special music. Sunday school will start at 10 a.m. with children’s church at 11:15 a.m. Sunday evening service will start at 6 p.m. The Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study service will begin at 6 p.m. Child care will be provided for all services. Celebration Sunday will be May 15th and we will have special music from No Name But His. Services can be viewed live on Liberty Fellowship’s Facebook page for those unable to attend. For information, call 423-330-2247 or visit

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St., Johnson City: Downtown will have services in the sanctuary on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Senior Minister Jack Harris will deliver the message. Special music will be offered. Dr. W. Edward Fine, associate minister, will lead the communion meditation. Stephen Moore, intergenerational minister, will lead the offering meditation. The Wednesday evening Bible study will meet at 6 p.m. and continue its study of Revelation. The church will complete its collection of cereal, spaghetti sauce, dry pasta and canned vegetables for one of its local missions. The services will be available on Facebook and YouTube.

Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St., Johnson City: “Seek the right reward” will be the sermon for all Sunday services. Traditional services will begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, the contemporary worship The Gathering will begin at 11 a.m. in the community hall. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. The online worship experience and Sunday School lesson will be available on the church’s website, For more information on services, schedule changes and more, visit or call 926-7121 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Grace Baptist Church, 612 Collins Drive, Johnson City: “Remember” will be the subject of Reverend Michael Heath’s sermon on Sunday. The scripture will be taken from 1 Corinthians 11:23-25. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. preceded by Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Special events

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 760 Cumberland Avenue, Bristol, Virginia: Starting Saturday, April 23, at 4:30 p.m., Emmanuel will offer a series of organ music every Saturday during the Easter season. This series is a celebration of the centennial of Emmanuel’s current building as well as the recent renovation of its pipe organ by the RA Colby Company of Johnson City. Free entry.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church: 2211 E. Lakeview Drive, Johnson City: St. Mary’s will present The Choice Wine, a program for married or engaged Christian couples, beginning April 23 and continuing through June 25 from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. at St. Mary’s School Gymnasium. The program offers seven steps to a superabundant marriage that puts marital bliss within reach of every couple. By following these steps, couples can reduce the likelihood of divorce to virtually zero and increase the likelihood of having an overabundant marriage to nearly 4 in 5. For more information, call Diane Meyle at 561-308-9890 or email an email to [email protected]

Casi Full Gospel Church, 372 Cassi Road, Chuckey: Casi will host a country ham or chicken dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday, April 23. The meal will be served in the communion hall from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children age 10. and under. Take-out orders will be available by calling (423) 257-6713. For information, call (423) 335-0624.

Jesus Church, 809 W. Main St., Johnson City: Linda Gibson-Johnson, author of the song “Funeral Plans,” will sing at the church Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. For information, call (423) 773-6917.

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Jerry B. Hatch