Church/Local Organizations

Kingdom Chronicles: Standing Strong in the Battle of Truth
July 28-August 1
Day Camp (ages 5-12) and Overnight Camp (ages 7-12; registration required)
Bancroft Bible Camp
141 Bancroft Private Dr, Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 288-4532

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.

Civil War Camp at the Carter Mansion
Friday, August 1, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday, August 2, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, 1651 West Elk Ave, Elizabethton, TN
Come join Civil War soldiers at the Carter Mansion for this 5th annual, two-day event!  The highlight of the event will include demonstrations of a Civil War cannon! Kids are invited to participate on Saturday for a good old-fashioned rubber-band musket shoot and receive a special prize for attending!  Experience both local and regional history in an educational setting where visitors can see different uniforms worn and a variety of equipment used by both Union and Confederate interpreters. Witness daily aspects of camp life such as recruit training, military medicine, and traditional camp music. Tours of the Carter Mansion will also be given highlighting the Civil War history associated with the house and the surrounding community.
10:00 – Camp Opens
11:00 – Cannon & Musket Demonstration
12:00 – Open Camp
1:00 – Cannon & Musket Demonstration
2:00 – Carter Mansion Tour
4:00 – Cannon Demonstration – Camp Closes
9:00 – Camp Opens
10:00 -  Kid’s Rubber Band Musket Shoot
11:00 – Cannon & Musket Demonstration
12:00 – Open Camp
1:00 – Cannon & Musket Demonstration
2:00 – Carter Mansion Tour
4:00 – Cannon Demonstration – Camp Closes
(423) 543-5808

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. 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
(888) 537-0087

Triumphant Quartet in Concert – back by popular demand!
Sunday, August 17, 6:30 pm
Antioch Baptist Church, 1016 Old Airport Rd, Bristol, VA (beside Bojangles, just off Exit 7)

Watauga River Revival with Ralph Sexton
August 18-29, 7:00 pm
Bible Baptist Church, 1215 Broad St, Elizabethton

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

The Gospel Effect:
How the gospel transforms both us and our culture with Don Schanzenbach.
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  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

2014 FRIENDS Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome
Saturday, September 2
ETSU Soccer Warm-up Field
(423) 773-3622 or 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 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

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.

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