Join this biennial patriotic
musical celebrating our
July4th Independence


Singers for adult and children choirs and event

volunteers are needed!!!

Event kickoff party starts with a FREE breakfast
8:30AM April 21 at Kingsport Community Church
Across from Ft. Henry Mall on Memorial Blvd.
Visitors and Newcomers Cordially Invited

Choir practice starts April 21.

Performances at:

Eastman Toy F. Reid Employee Center

June 29 & 30

For Information or Enrollment Visit:

Liberty Celebration-Kingsport TN (on Facebook)

or 423-276- 1276

Upcoming Events

Prayer Gathering

April 22, 2018 – 7pm

University Parkway Baptist Church

219 University Parkway, Johnson City, TN  37604


April 27-29 – Tri-Cities Region Will Graham Celebration

Freedom Hall Civic Center – Johnson City

Will Graham will speak at each service. All seats are free on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday, 7:00pm

Moore Brothers Band

Aaron Shust

The Adoration Band


Saturday, 10:30am

KidzFest – The Greatest Journey


Saturday, 7:00pm

Student Night

April Taylor Barnes



Sunday, 4:00pm

Jennifer Trent

Ellie Holcomb

Aaron Shust

Chicken Barbecue at Bowmantown Ruritan

Saturday, April 21st 5PM – ???

For more than forty years Bowmantown Ruritan has barbecued chicken halves.
Meal includes Half chicken, baked beans,slaw, chips, beverage, and desert.


  • Mt Holston Baptist Church

April 22nd-27th

Meeting with Evangelist David Morris

Sunday 11 am and 6 pm and MondayFriday 7 pm.

  Church is on corner of Possum Creek Rd and Graybil Rd in bluff city, TN

  • North Kingsport Church of God

Sunday, April 15 through Tuesday, April 17

 Dr. Dennis McGuire, former General Overseer of the Church of God, will be ministering in the

11 AM Sunday service and the 7 PM Monday evening service.

Rev. Joel Arwood, Pastor of Purpose Church in Pigeon Forge, will minister in the

6:30 PM Sunday evening service and the 7 PM Tuesday evening service.

Pastor Tim Owen and the congregation invite everyone to attend these special revival services.

North Kingsport Church of God

2409 N John B Dennis Hwy,

Kingsport, TN


Brian Burchfield Singing


“Young Guns Revival”

Monday, April 16th – Friday, April 20th

Service begins at 7:00 PM

Prayer room will be held at 6:45 nightly

Preaching schedule to include:

Monday: Bro. Austin Peyton of Pipe Stem, WV

Tuesday & Wednesday evenings: Bro. Nathan Hobbs of Burlington, NC

Thursday evening will be 16 yr old preacher, and John Battle High School Junior, Bro. Noah Whitt

Friday evening: Bro. Matthew Hobbs of Burlington, NC

All under the age of 23, & all grounded solidly in the Word of God. Not a youth revival, but a youthful revival.

Come join us as these young men bring us the message that God has for young & old alike.

Valley View Missionary Baptist Church

14074 Rich Valley Road

Abingdon, VA

Pastor: Michael Canter

1st Annual Spring Krafty Kids Korner

Friday & Saturday April 20th & 21st

The Community Center of Abingdon

300 Senior Dr

Abingdon, Va

For additional information call: 276-628-3911

Sullivan County Red Back Church Hymnal Sing

Clay Hill Baptist Church

 Saturday, April 21, 5 p.m.

The church is located just off Hwy. 11W approx. 5 miles west of the Pinnacle Shopping Center.

Singing the 3rd Saturday of each month at 5:00PM, Clay Hill Baptist Church

Clay Hill Baptist Church

122 Hobbs Hollow Rd

Blountville, TN

For more information call, 423-323-4085

 40th annual Roan Mountain Spring Naturalists Rally

 Saturday through Sunday, April 27, 28 & 29, 2018

Highlands of the Roan and Roan Mountain State Park

– This event is presented by Friends of Roan Mountain.

  Spring Rally Director Larry McDaniel and the Board of Directors invite

you to join them for a weekend filled with a host of outdoor adventures!


The weekend schedule and contact information for additional information can be found below.


  FRIDAY APR 27 – Conference Center Activities

 5:30 pm Registration and Check-in

6:30 pm Buffet Dinner – requires reservation prepaid

by deadline of Tues. April 24.

7:30 pm Program: The Birds and Bees of Wildflowers

– Pollination Strategies of Flowers by Kris Light

9:00 pm

1. Night Sky Viewing 

 2. Moth Viewing 


6:30 am Early Birds Meet at park Visitors Center (water wheel).

8:30 am Field trips Unless otherwise noted, meet at the

field adjacent to the park Cabins entrance. Be prepared to

carpool as parking is limited at some destinations. On-site

registration is available at the field.

1. Birds of Roan Mountain  bring binoculars.

2. Jones Falls Hike 5 mi. round trip.

3. River & High Mountain Wildflowers 

4. Nature Hike Bingo! 

5. Birding for Beginners 

6. Reptiles & Amphibians 

7. Geology  hike to Grassy Ridge.

8. Centipedes and Millipedes

11 am at Conference Center

1. Fossil Casting 

ETSU Dept. of Geology, Geoscience Club, 11-1 pm

2. Live Birds of Prey by Bays Mt. Park, 11-1 pm

12 – 1 pm Conference Center:

1. Lunch Bag lunches with prepaid reservation

(deadline Tues April 24) or bring your own lunch and join us!

 2. 60 Years of Spring Rallies  slide show during lunch.

2 pm Conference Center

Program: History of the Roan Mt. State Park and its Funding

2 pm Field trips: Unless otherwise noted, meet at the

field adjacent to the park Cabins entrance. Be prepared to carpool.

1. Wildflowers and Nature 

2. Aquatic Insects as Water Quality Indicators 

3. Mosses and Liverworts

4. Wildflowers of the Blue Two Trail  easy 2mi hike.

5. Aquavitae roanensis, Spring Spirits of Roan Mountain 

6. Habitat Discovery 

7. Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants

8. Butterflies and Bugs

6:30 pm Buffet Dinner at Conference Center with

reservation prepaid by deadline of Tues. April 24.

7:30 pm Program: The Future of Appalachian

Salamanders: What the Past Tells Us – at Conference Center.

 9 pm Salamander Walk  from Conference Center.

9 pm Moth Viewing  outside Conference Center.

  Sunday, April 29

 8:30 am – Field Trips – Meet at the Field adjacent to the

Park Cabins entrance. Be prepared to carpool

1.     Birds of Hampton Creek Cove

2.     Ed Schell Memorial Hike:  Doe River Gorge – Wildflowers & Geology

All day hike, bring water, lunch,rain gear

2 pm – Field Trips – Meet at the field adjacent to the park cabins entrance

1.     Salamanders

2.     Insects


 5th Sunday Cowboy Church and Trail Ride

April 29th at 9:00AM

The trail riders of BBCC invite you to come with your horses loaded and trail lunch packed to join us.   We’ll gather at our usual meeting place next to the Newport National Guard Armory for a cowboy message. Afterward, we’ll head out to a trail head for a fellowship ride. Contact Pastor Sam Gerhardt, 423-237-8724, or, for more info.

 Greenwood National Day of Prayer Vigil
Thursday, May 3rd 6am-8pm

Greenwood United Methodist Church located at 645 Sam Doak St, Greeneville, TN will host an all-day prayer vigil on the National Day of Prayer, May 3, 2018. The sanctuary will be open to the public from 6am-8pm for those who wish to come in and pray. There will be interactive prayer stations and prayer guides, and guests can also write their prayer requests and place them on crosses so others will pray for them. All are welcome, regardless of faith tradition.
The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage. It has become an observance across the nation which unites Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic backgrounds in prayer. In addition to personal petitions, the National Day of Prayer encourages citizens to lift up our government, military, emergency personnel, media, businesses, educational institutions, churches, and family units in prayer. 
Whether you’ve never turned to prayer, or you pray daily, we welcome you to join us.
For more information contact Barbara Richard at 423-552-3284

Alzheimer’s Kickball Event

May 12th

TVA Credit Union Ball Park

Johnson City, TN

For additional information contact:

Alzheimer’s Tennessee

Northeast Tennessee Office

2319 Browns Mill Road, Suite D6, Johnson City, TN 37604

Phone: 423.330.4532

The Father’s Kingdom Christian  Center is presenting our third annual Christian Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Presents

“Over the Edge”.
We are back with another great experience of
Christian entertainment. You all packed the house
last year…help us do it even bigger and better this year!!

WHEN: Saturday, May 12, 2018
TIME: 6:00 pm
WHERE: V. O. Dobbins Center
Douglass Room
301 Louis Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
For more info, go to or call 423-723- 5272

The Holy Friendship Summit

May 18tn & 19th

This event, organized by many local community leaders in partnership with representatives from Duke University and Duke Divinity School, provides an opportunity for people of faith to learn about the opioid addiction crisis facing the region and the nation. The summit’s purpose is to bring together clinicians, clergy, educators, congregations and friends to share love, resources and guidance on how to respond to, interact with and care for people struggling with pain and addiction. Attendees will benefit from participating in multiple education tracts, discussing topics such as pain management, depression, anxiety, trauma, violence, incarceration, prevention and recovery. There will also be several panel discussions, plenary sessions, opportunities for fellowship and opening and closing worship services. For more information, please visit

Celebration Church

429 Shipley Ferry Road, Blountville

Northeast Tennessee Honor Flight

June 2nd from 12 noon to 12 midnight

Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tennessee
  1. Indoor Concert – Bluegrass/Gospel
  2. Outdoor Concert – Mostly Classic Rock
  3. Flea Market
  4. Car/Bike Show
  5. Veterans Corner
  6. Kids Corner

Providence Academy 2018 Christian Storytelling Concert

Saturday, August 25th

Featuring Recording Artist, Mac Powell of Third Day
with Opening Performance by Laura Story

 The concert will be held in the Providence Academy gymnasium.

 The doors open at 6:15 p.m., and the event starts at 7:00 p.m.

For additional information visit:

Bancroft Ministries Teen Bible Study

Thursdays Nights from 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Bancroft Gospel Ministry

Meet in Tilley Hall

141 Bancroft Pvt. Dr.

Kingsport, TN

For additional information contact: 423-288-4532 or

Sullivan County Red Back Church Hymnal Sing

Clay Hill Baptist Church

Singing the 3rd Saturday of each month at 5:00PM, Clay Hill Baptist Church

The church is located just off Hwy. 11W approx. 5 miles west of the Pinnacle Shopping Center.

Clay Hill Baptist Church

122 Hobbs Hollow Rd

Blountville, TN

For more information call, 423-323-4085

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

“Where Our Heritage Comes to Life!”

For a listing of this month’s Special Events and Workshops,
visit, click, or call:
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
1651 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(423) 543-5808

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

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 5
Blountville, TN 37617-0005
or “Connect with WHCB”