Francis Chan’s Crazy Love Bible Study
(for ages 13-18)
Thursdays through May 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Bancroft Bible Camp
Contact Brett at (423) 967-0377 with questions. Dinner provided.

King University Presents Health Workshops for Veterans
November 1, 10:00 am
Migraines and self care for them as well as symptoms
November 8, 10:00 am
Living wills, Power of Attorneys, Funeral Arrangements, Wishes
November 15, 10:00 am
C.P.R. Class
November 29, 10:00 am
King University Students and Instructors will be putting on a thank you party for everyone at the Chapter.
DAV Cabin, 630 Carden Hollow Rd, Bristol, TN
The King College students and instructor are very informative and will answer any questions you may have.
Hope to see you all here.  These workshops are enjoyable and extremely informative.

 2016 Special Events and Workshops at Sycamore Shoals
Including the Autumn Heritage Celebration:
Military Timeline, Colonial Harvest Home, Fibers and Art Show
November 5th & 6th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Many from which to choose. Check their website or call for more information:
To join one or more classes, you must register in advance by calling 423-543-5808 and pre-pay.
  If you would like to receive updated information throughout the year,
please send your email address to

Scary Stories at Fort Watauga
 Thursday, October 27, 7:30 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Elizabethton, TN

Fall Block Party
October 29, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
The Oasis Church, 1798 Old Gray Station Rd, Gray, TN
A fun and safe outing for the entire family. Inflatables, live music, puppet show, and more.
Free food such as hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and soft drinks.

Tommy Collins in Concert
Saturday, October 29, 5:00 pm
No admission for concert. Love offering will be taken for the group.
Cross Anchor is located at 421 Old Baileyton Road in Greeneville, TN.

Gunnings Baptist Church Hallelujah Night / Trunk or Treat
A Halloween alternative
Wednesday, October 26, 6:30-8:30 pm
199 Shipley Ferry Rd, Blountville, TN  (423) 323-4595

Bristol SDA Community Services Presents “Preventing & Reversing Diabetes Seminar”
November 4 (6:00 – 8:00 pm) & November 5 (2:30 -7:00 pm)
Kroger Grocery Seminar Room, 31 Midway St, Bristol, TN
Pre-register by calling Paull Dixon at 423-943-6767 or

Revival with Evangelist Greg Lentz
Saturday November 5, 6:00 pm  “Tri-Cities Youth Fellowship”
Sunday November 6, 10:45 am & 6:00 pm
Monday November 7 – Wednesday November 9, 7:00 pm
Oakland Avenue  Baptist Church, 2823 E Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN
 423.676.4735 or 423.306.5801

Free Health Fair
Thursday, November 10, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
245 Midway Medical Park, Bristol, TN
Open to the public. Everyone welcome whether you have insurance or not.
Pap smears, prostate exams, spirometry, EKG, hearing tests, cholesterol,
blood sugar, blood pressure, school, and sports physicals.

Oasis of Kingsport Open House
Sunday, November 13, 2:00-4:00 pm
Appetizers, beverages, tours, and information.
1009 E Sullivan St, Kingsport, TN

The Hoppers in Concert
Sunday, November 20, 6:00 -8:00 pm
Sunnyside Baptist Church, Kingsport, TN
For more information visit

The Autism Society of East Tennessee’s fully-featured autism directory has over 300 different autism-related listings for families and individuals to view, with more to be added over the coming months. There are many ways to search the directory, making ASDhub a simple and accessible site to use not only for those families and individuals affected by autism, but also for businesses who have an autism related service to provide.

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Remote Area Medical (RAM) Massive Health Care Outreaches
RAM is in need of volunteers, church and civic organizations, dentists, and donations to help make these events successful. To register as a volunteer please apply at

Trail Life USA
A new organization in the Tri-Cities seeking leaders and participants.

Most guys want exciting outdoor adventure with their friends. We’ve got that! Trips and travel? That, too. Camping. Check. Physical and mental challenge? Yep. And awards? Of course! Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character, and leadership program for young men. The K-12 program centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.

International Student Exchange
Seeking caring families to host international high school students.
(844) 556-6688

CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates)
Seeking volunteers to work with abused and neglected children.

The Oasis of Kingsport
The Oasis is a Christ-centered women’s day center where women are considered “guests.” Guests can do 2 loads of laundry (including the laundry products), get free haircuts,  take free hot showers with towels and toiletries provided, and utilize free WIFI and computer access for job searching and college applications. The Oasis is looking for volunteers. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Dianne Scott at (423) 392-1137.

Holston Valley Medical Center, Kingsport, TN
Holston Valley Medical Center has several volunteer opportunities: Main Lobby/Reception, CCU Waiting Area, Waterfall Lobby, Guest Services, Same Day Surgery, Outpatient Radiology, Beverage Cart, Mail/Magazine Delivery. Volunteers are also needed at Kingsport Hematology/Oncology and Johnson City Cancer Center. Hours vary. If interested, contact Karen Fox
at 423-224-6041 or email

Heavenly Homes (aka The Big Black Bus)
Heavenly Homes (aka The Big Black Bus) parks near Munsey Memorial Presbyterian in downtown Johnson City every Sunday morning at 8:30am. Bus Director, Tom Campbell, and volunteers provide a place to warm up, get a cup of hot coffee, a fresh doughnut, and other needed items such as winter wear, blankets and health and beauty aids. They also minister to the people one on one as well as have a time of worship and Bible study. If you know someone in need of hope or you would like to volunteer, please come or contact Tom Campbell, Assistant Pastor, The Vineyard

Welcomes volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, care technicians, and maintenance help.
(423) 256-2408 visit the web site

Welcomes volunteers to help with weekly food distributions, which take place at the church every Monday
from 8 – 11 a.m.,
and with monthly food deliveries, which are made every second Saturday and begin at 8:30 a.m. 
Canned food donations are also accepted.  For more information please visit

Lamp Light Theatre
Welcomes volunteers for parking attendants, ushers, and concession workers. Call (423) 348-7610

First Priority Blue Ridge
Welcomes volunteers for events such as concerts, Pledge 2 Purity and Campus Ministry Training.  If you wish to volunteer for these events, and/or want to be informed on what events are coming to our community, please email at

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center
 Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a non-profit, Christian based organization that is looking for volunteers to come and help out with our Holiday Session (October 10 – December 9, 2016) We serve over 60 participants each week, and cannot do it without the support and volunteer power provided by our local community! Volunteers are able to help with student lessons as a sidewalker or a horse leader. Volunteers can also help with the daily barn routine that includes feeding, grooming, and lots of horse snuggles. As we enter the holiday season, we want to invite everyone to come out and enjoy a day at the barn to see how Small Miracles is positively impacting all students and volunteers! For more Information or to set up your orientation, please contact us at 423-349-1111 and ask for Natalie Hopland or Linda McBride.

You may mail your church and community news to us (two weeks in advance, if possible) to:
 WHCB 91.5 FM Church/Community News
PO Box 2061
Bristol, TN 37621-2061
or “Connect with WHCB”