Church/Local Organizations

Traditional Arts Workshops
September – November
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 W Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN
Class sizes are limited, so please register early! To join one or more classes, you must register in advance and pre-pay.
Please call the park at (423) 543-5808 for more information.

2014 FRIENDS Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome
Saturday, September 20
ETSU Soccer Warm-up Field
(423) 773-3622 or for more information.

“I Renew” Day
Saturday, September 20, 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Main St, Clintwood, VA
Were you married in Clintwood or know someone that was? Have you heard stories from older generations of coming to Clintwood to be married? At one time, Clintwood was lovingly called the Marriage Capital of the world, and we plan to celebrate that. There will be a wedding officiant on sight to renew wedding vows, or if you are feeling in the spirit of the day, you can tie the knot. Enjoy live music, numerous food vendors (serving anything from smoked barbecue to donuts), craft vendors, free face painting, and even a magician! Take part in contests throughout the day including Karaoke, cornhole tournaments, cake walks, and much, much more. So come on out and help us celebrate a piece of our past.
(276) 926-6074

Home Coming at Lime Hill Freewill Baptist Church
Sunday, September 21, 10:30 am
20353 Lime Hill Rd, Bristol, VA
Rev. Danny Thompson guest speaker with singing and dinner on the ground.
Pastor Paul Collins and congregation welcome you

Abingdon Crooked Road Music Fest
Thursday, September 25 through Sunday, September 28
Heartwood, 1 Heartwood Cir, Abingdon, VA (just off Exit 14 on I-81)

The Gospel Effect:
How the gospel transforms both us and our culture with Don Schanzenbach.
September 25 – How Can We “Obey” the Gospel?
October 23 – A Heart of Faith Can Change the World
Bristol 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

Annual Courtney Cemetery Benefit Singing
Saturday, September 27, 7:00 pm
The Lee Valley Music Barn, 500 Lee Valley Rd, Whitesburg, TN
 Featured for this special event will be Harp Strings, Mountain Grace, The Brooks Family, and The English Family.
All donations will go for the maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery.
(423) 235-6152

Cooper’s 5K Race & 3K Walk
Sunday, September 28, noon – 5:00 pm
Warrior’s Path State Park, Kingsport, TN

The National Storytelling Festival
Friday, October 3 through Sunday, October 5
International Storytelling Center in downtown Jonesborough.

The Rochesters in Concert
Friday, October 3, 7:00 pm
The Lee Valley Music Barn, 500 Lee Valley Rd, Whitesburg, TN
(423) 235-6152

Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Old Fashion Sunday
Sunday, October 5, 10:30 am
1444 Bloomingdale Pk, Kingsport, TN
Special singing and message from Dr. Sammy Allen from Resaca, GA, followed by the Rich Man’s Dinner.
(423) 247-6511

River Bend Baptist Church Revival with Willie McLaurin
Sunday, October 5 , 10:00 (with music by No Name But His), 11:00 am & 7:00 pm
Monday, October 6, 7:00 pm (with music by The Faithful Two”
439 Pleasant Grove Rd, Bristol, TN
(423) 878-5000

Florida Boys in Concert
Sunday, October 5, 7:00 pm (Anthony Mangrum will open the concert at 6:30 pm)
Addilynn Memorial UMC, 3225 Avoca Rd, Bristol, TN
 This is a free event to the public (love offering will  be taken).  Everyone welcome.

Oasis of Kingsport Teen Putt-Putt Fundraiser
Thursday, October 30, 5:30 (registration); 6:00 (play)
Putt-Putt Golf Center, 346 W Stone Dr, Kingsport, TN
(423) 392-1137

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 open MondayFriday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. At the Oasis women can find peace, safety, happiness, and empowerment.  The Oasis understands the value of learning from, with, and through each other’s experiences. Women who sign up to participate at the Oasis are considered “guests.”  Guests can do 2 loads of laundry each day for just 25 cents per load which includes washing, drying, and all laundry products, free haircuts,  free hot showers with towels and toiletries provided. ffree WIFI and computer access for job searching and college applications. Classes and events designed to challenge and encourage self- sufficiency. Devotions are held daily where guests share their prayer concerns and praises. Best of all, women can come just to commune with other women. The Oasis is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information about the Oasis, please contact Dianne Scott, Executive Director at 423.392.1137

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WHCB 91.5 FM Church/Community News
PO Box 2061
Bristol, TN 37621-2061
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