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Otterbein United Methodist Church, 120 E. Chilhowie Ave., Johnson City: “Children of the Father” will be the worship service sermon on Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday school will immediately follow the service at 10:15 a.m. The church welcomes everyone and practices social distancing and the use of masks.

Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., Johnson City: The message for Sunday shrine services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. will be “The Choices We Make.” On-site services will be held as follows: mixed service at 9:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, traditional service at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, open house service in the Melting Pot at 11:00 a.m. and contemporary service at the Christian Life Center at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. the school is available on site for all ages at 10 a.m. Live streaming of services (excluding the Melting Pot) can be seen on Munsey’s Facebook page at, the church’s website at and at Munsey Church on YouTube and Instagram.

Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, 197 Suncrest Street, Gray: Bible study for all ages will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Morning service will be at 11 a.m. and evening service at 6:30 p.m. The Wednesday service, which includes the Patch Club for grades one through five and a program for teens, will be at 7 p.m. The daycare is available for all services. All services and Sunday School will also be available online. Buses will run on Sunday mornings weather permitting. 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 will be held in the church beginning at 9:00 a.m. Drive-thru will be at 10:00 a.m. You may stay in your vehicle and listen Pastor Rich Murray delivering the word of God. on the radio station 91.9 FM or attend the service inside the sanctuary. The service can also be viewed at The church is located next to Winged Deer Park and we look forward to seeing you.

Liberty Fellowship Church, 1011 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City: “Bring the Book,” of Nehemiah 8:1, will be the message for Sunday worship at 11 a.m. The Fosters will provide the special music. Sunday school will start at 10 a.m. with children’s church at 11:15 a.m. Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. For the Wednesday evening prayer meeting and Bible study, we will begin with Habakkuk chapter 1. The service will begin at 6 a.m. Childcare provided for all services. Services can be viewed live on Liberty Fellowship’s Facebook page for those unable to attend. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 423-330-2247 or visit

First Christian Church, 200 E. Mountcastle Drive, Johnson City: The “Live The DNA” sermon series will continue on Sunday. Services will be held on campus at three locations – the Worship Center (masks optional) at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.; at the Christian Life Center (all COVID protections in place) at 9:45 a.m.; and via your car radio at 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Live Spanish translation will take place at the 11:15 a.m. service. Worship can be done online at 8:15 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at or watch Facebook Live at 9:45 a.m. at The services can also be viewed on Spectrum Channel 198 and Comcast Channel 4 from 8 a.m. to noon.

East Unaka Christian Church, 1201 E. Unaka Ave., Johnson City: A praise and worship service will be held Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Pre-service music will begin at 9:23 a.m. From the Gospel of John, Chapter 9:1-15, Dr. Wayne Emery will speak of “The Word (Jesus) upon eyes that shall not see.” Using FM 95.5, the service can be heard in the parking lot. The think tank will meet at 11 a.m. in room 206. The Revelation course will meet at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Commons.

First United Methodist Church, 900 Spring St., Johnson City: Pastor Jodie Ihfe’s sermon for Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. will be “Walking on Water.” The sermon is the fifth in the “Follow the Signs” series. To participate in online service, see the church’s website,, for a link. Sunday school will start at 9:15 a.m. Pastor Ihfe’s Women’s Bible Study will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday in person and virtually. At 5:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, a meal will kick off the evening’s events. Dinner reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday by calling the church office at 928-9222. The meal will be followed by a study of “The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life” by Adam Hamilton.

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 505 Bert Street, Johnson City: Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. This week’s sermon will be “The Need for Community,” from Ecclesiastes 4:1-12. We look forward to worshiping with you. Information, visit

Clark Street Baptist Church, 200 Clark St. Johnson City: The 11 a.m. Sunday service message will be “Humility through Christ” as the series of sermons from the Book of Philippians continue. The Sunday School Bible Study will meet at 9:45 a.m. The streaming series “The Chosen” is viewed Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Mike Anglin is Clark Street’s transitional pastor. For information, visit, the church’s Facebook page or Instagram.

First Presbyterian Church, 119 West F St., Elizabethton: Join us in person or online ( for Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Reverend Dr. Brian Wyatt will preach a sermon titled “Evolving Loving” on Job 4:1-11 and 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Adult Forum, Wednesday Meditation and Thursdays with Jesus will all come together online this week Young people will meet in person Details at

Downtown Christian Church, 335 E. Main St., Johnson City: Services will be held in the sanctuary at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. Jack Harris, Chief Minister, will bring the message “The Commandment That Holds Promise”, from Exodus 20:12. Deborah Knapp will provide special music. Stephen Moore, intergenerational minister, will lead the communion meditation. Dr. W. Edward Fine, associate minister, will lead the offering meditation. Immediately following worship, CDC’s annual Valentine’s Day luncheon will be held in the reception room. The Wednesday evening Bible study will meet at 6 p.m. and continue its study of Revelation. In February, CDC collects lightly worn coats, jackets and sweaters for a local mission. The services are available on Facebook and YouTube.

Mustard Seed Church, 305 Depot St., Jonesborough: The Coffee Fellowship will take place on Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Dining Hall. The religious service will begin at 10:30 a.m. You can attend indoors or outdoors by tuning your car stereo to 107.5 FM. The Wednesday evening prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held indoors only. All services are led by Pastor Jerry Powers.

Central Baptist Church, 300 N. Roan St., Johnson City: “In the Year of Drought” will be the sermon for all Sunday services. Traditional worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Contemporary Gathering worship will begin at 11 a.m. in the Community Hall. Sunday school will start at 9:30 a.m. The online worship experience and Sunday school lesson will be available on our church 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.

Special events

Gray United Methodist Church, 2108 Oak St., Gray: The church will provide a free drive-through meal for anyone in need on Thursday, February 17, from 6-7 p.m. The menu will include spaghetti, salad and dessert. If you have a need or just want to enjoy a meal, please come to church during these hours. Someone will welcome you and bring you the meals you need. Please feel free to bring a meal to someone else in need. The church is located near the Appalachian Fairgrounds. The church pantry is open every Monday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon for those in need of food.

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