Church/Local Organizations
CHURCH AND COMMUNITY EVENTS


Kingdom Chronicles: Standing Strong in the Battle of Truth
July 21-August 1
Day Camp (ages 5-12) and Overnight Camp (ages 7-12)
A new session begins each Monday (registration required)
Bancroft Bible Camp
141 Bancroft Private Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 288-4532

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area presents History at Home
with Seasonal Interpretive Ranger Tanner Wells
The Historic John and Landon Carter Mansion, Broad St Ext at 1031 Broad St, Elizabethton, TN
Wednesday, July 23
2:00 pm/Carter Mansion TourJoin Tanner at the oldest frame house in Tennessee for a look inside this elegant frontier home, and hear the stories of the Carter family who built it.
Thursday, July 24
10:30 pm/Creek Critter Walk – Join Tanner in the Visitor Center, before heading out for a cool and refreshing walk through the waterways of the Watauga River and discover the different creatures that call it home! Be prepared to get wet and muddy: please bring old clothes, shoes, and a towel to dry off afterward.
2:00 pm/Carter Mansion Tour – Join Tanner at the oldest frame house in Tennessee for a look inside this elegant frontier home, and hear the stories of the Carter family who built it.
Friday, July 25
10:30 am – noon/The Talbots – Visit with Tanner inside the reproduction Talbot family home to learn about Matthew Talbot II and his wife Mary. Discover the life and struggles of a family who would prove instrumental to the Watauga colony.
2:00 pm/Carter Mansion Tour – Join Tanner at the oldest frame house in Tennessee for a look inside this elegant frontier home, and hear the stories of the Carter family who built it.
3:30 pm/Flint and Steel Fire Starting - Meet Tanner on the Balcony of the Visitor Center to learn how settlers made fire during the 18th century, fire starting the frontier way.
Saturday, July 26
10:00 am – noon/Frontier Life – Meet Tanner inside the Talbot house for a living history tour and demonstration of 18th century frontier life. Discover what it took to survive on a frontier settlement. Learn about how log cabins were built, what crops were grown, what clothing and equipment were worn and carried.
2:00 pm/Carter Mansion Tour – Join Tanner at the oldest frame house in Tennessee for a look inside this elegant frontier home, and hear the stories of the Carter family who built it.
Sunday, July 27
2:00 pm/Carter Mansion Tour – Join Tanner at the oldest frame house in Tennessee for a look inside this elegant frontier home, and hear the stories of the Carter family who built it.
3:30 pm/Musket Demonstration – Swing by the Visitor Center and explore with Tanner the ‘Brown Bess,’ the might behind the Infantry of the British Empire in the Revolutionary War. Discover how a Flintlock musket is loaded and fired. Firing demonstration will be held on the balcony of the Visitor Center.
(423) 545-5808 for more information.

VBS at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church
“Adventure Bible Camp”
July 21-25, 6:30-8:30 pm
197 Suncrest St, Gray, TN
Transportation available in certain areas. Call 423-477-3311 for more information.

The Gospel Effect:
How the gospel transforms both us and our culture with Don Schanzenbach.
July 24 – The Gospel Does More than You Think
August 28 – Power of the Gospel Today & Forever
September 25 – How Can We “Obey” the Gospel?
October 23 – A Heart of Faith Can Change the  WorldBristol Public Library, J. Henry Kegley Meeting Room, 701 Goode St, Bristol, VA, 6:40 – 7:30 pm
Cost – Free – Sponsored by Mission to Restore America

10th Annual Sonshine Kidfest Back-to-School Block Party
Saturday, July 26, 11:00 am-3:30 pm
Anderson Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Bristol, TN
For Bristol kids K-5th. Activities will include free food, free haircuts, Bible stories, games, inflatables, and more! In addition, the first 400 kids ages K – 5th grade to register will get a free backpack and be entered in a drawing to win some great prizes! (Sponsored by First Christian Church, Grace Point Church, Harvest Worship Center, and Higher Ground Fellowship.) (423) 764-6832

 Brenda Braswell in Concert
Saturday, July 26, 5:00 pm (meal for purchase at 4:00 pm)
Cross Anchor Community Center, 421 Old Baileyton Rd, Greeneville, TN
 No admission price, but love offering will be taken.

Russell Bennett in Concert
Sunday, July 27, 7:00 pm
Piney Flats First Baptist, 100 Cherry St, Piney Flats, TN
All are welcome!

The Lee Valley Music Barn presents an evening of bluegrass gospel music
Friday, August 1, 7:00 pm
500 Lee Valley Rd, Whitesburg, TN
Featured guests will be The Beaver Dam Boys from Chadbourn, NC. There is no charge for admission and there will be food and door prizes.
Call (423) 235-6152 for information.

Back-To-School Blast!
Saturday, August 2, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Free school supplies, lunch, inflatables, and games
Calvary Bible Church, 19872 Benhams Rd, Bristol, VA 24202
(276) 341-5750

Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 2, shot-gun start at 8:00 am
Greenway Creek Golf Course, 36012 Lee Hwy, Glade Spring, VA
All proceeds from the tournament will go to support the work of the Washington County (Virginia) Habitat for Humanity.
(276) 258-5469

 “Hear Me Roar!”
August 8, 7:00-9:00 pm
Creation Kingdom Zoo, 1642 Snowflake Rd, Gate City, VA
“Hear me Roar!” is designed to be both a fundraiser and awareness event for Waiting to Hear. It is open to the public. Admission is only $10 at the gate. Together we can bring sound to children the world labels as deaf.  We prefer to think they are simply “waiting to hear.”
(276) 494-4138

3rd Annual Singing in Anderson Park
Saturday, August 9, 4:00-6:00 pm
Anderson Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Bristol, TN
The Faithful II, Dan Henderson, and other local gospel musicians will be singing.
Free concert, but a love offering will be taken.
kathyjimryals@facebook.com or (281) 338-6669
Bring your own lawn chair!

Special Gospel Meeting
Featuring The Billy Sampson Family and C. T. Townsend
Sunday, August 10, 10:30 am and 6:30 pm
Monday, August 11 – Wednesday, August 13, 7:00 pm
Calvary Bible Church, 19872 Benhams Rd, Bristol, VA
(423) 341-5750

Elizabethton Tent Crusade
August 11-15, 7:00 pm
Bible Baptist Church
1215 Broad Street Ext, Elizabethton, TN
Pastor Roy Yelton (423) 676-4735
Pastor Frank Osborne at (423) 557-5699

3rd Annual Tri-Cities Greek Fest
Saturday, August 16, 11:00 am-9:00 pm (rain or shine)
Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 150 Elizabeth Ann Cir, Bluff City, TN
info@christthesaviororthodox.org facebook.com/TriCitiesGreekFest
ChristTheSaviorOrthodox.org
(888) 537-0087

Selah in Concert
Thursday, August 28, 7:00 pm
Kingsport Civic Auditorium,1550 Ft Henry Dr, Kingsport, TN
Tickets ($10) on sale at Lifeway (in Johnson City and Kingsport)
Presented by Kingsport Seventh-Day Adventist Church with proceeds going to Hope House.
(423) 956-0614

2014 FRIENDS Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome
Saturday, September 2
ETSU Soccer Warm-up Field
(423) 773-3622 or robindmoeck@gmail.com for more information

Remote Area Medical (RAM) Jonesville, VA Health Care Outreach

September 13 and 14, Lee County Airport, Jonesville, VA

Services offered will include vision, medical, and dental. These services will be provided for the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, and those who cannot afford to pay. ALL services are FREE of charge. Lee County RAM is in need of volunteers, church and civic organizations, dentists, and donations to help make this event successful. Contact Dr. Teresa Gardner at (276) 328-8850 with questions.


Volunteer Opportunities


August is “Tree Check” Month
Help Stop the Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle
Since the day the Asian longhorned beetle appeared, thousands of our nation’s hardwood trees have been lost. Once this pest infests a tree, there is no cure. What you can do is look for and report it before it has the chance to destroy more trees. So take 10 minutes to check your trees for the beetle, and any sign of the damage it causes, especially in August, when the beetle is most likely to be seen. Then report any sightings at AsianLonghornedBeetle.com. The best line of defense against this devastating pest is you.

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 www.ramvolunteers.org.

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.
423-247-1161


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