Francis Chan’s Crazy Love Bible Study
(for ages 13-18)
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Bancroft Bible Camp
Contact Brett at (423) 367-2550 with questions. Dinner provided.

Haggai’s Prophecy Craft, Bake, and Yard Sale
September 23,24 – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Community Church, 6320 Old Jonesboro Rd, Bristol TN
(between Goose Pimple Junction and the Country Club of Bristol)
Featuring Antiques, Collectibles, Housewares and so much more including discontinued, hard-to-find items! Wide selection of Autumn and Holiday gifts and decor! (get a jump-start on your Secret Pals and Stocking Stuffers!!) Plus scrumptious homemade baked goods and delectable canned delicacies! For more information, visit communitychurchatbristol.org

National Award-Winning Artist Shellem Cline in Concert
Saturday, September 24, 6:30 pm
Shadrack Campground, 2537 Volunteer Pkwy, Bristol, TN
While there is no fee for the event, a love offering to help with Cline will be accepted.
The event will be located outdoors and the public is encouraged to bring a lawn chair for
a night of Christian music and comedy under the stars.
For more information, call the office at (276) 669-6950.

Fall Folk Arts Festival
September 24,25
Exchange Place Living History Farm, Kingsport, TN
 For more information, you may call Exchange Place at 423-288-6071,write to email@exchangeplace.info, or visit our website at http://exchangeplace.info

Hawkins County Children’s Christmas Program Toy Run
Saturday, September 24, 12:45 pm
 Christmas for the Children has served the needy children of Hawkins County through Of One Accord Ministry for the past 26 years.  The season has started for the last 15 of those years with a kickoff Toy Run. If you are a motorcycle or old car enthusiast, we invite you to join us for the Toy Run. Cyclists meet at Big Lots in Rogersville at noon or in the Church Hill Shopping Center in Church Hill at 12:45. The ride will conclude in the Rogersville City Park where you will receive a complimentary meal, lots of great music, and a chance to win lots of door-prizes. For More Information call Jennifer at 272-072

Cry Out! Revive Our Hearts Simulcast Prayer Event
Friday, September 23, 7:000 pm
Women across this nation and around the world will be gathering to cry out to God in prayer—
and you can take part in this momentous prayer movement.
This is a free, ladies prayer event hosted locally by
Boones Creek Bible Church, 1528 Old Gray Station Rd, Johnson City, TN.
The event is open to all ladies in the Tri-Cities area.
For more information, visit our Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/912826265529644

Light & Lively Music with Tim Landis (bass) and Joy A. Smith (organ)
Sunday, September 25, 3:00 pm
Central Presbyterian Church, 301 Euclid Ave, Bristol
**a benefit for the organ restoration of St. Columbia Episcopal Church; a $10 donation is suggested**

6th Annual “No Child Left Unfed” Benefit Car Show
Saturday, September 24, 12:00 noon
**music, concessions, door prizes, and more**
Latture Field, Abingdon, VA
To register, call 276-628-4692

Revival with Evangelist Jason Roe
September 25-28, 6:30 pm
Weaver Union Church, 132 Peoples Rd, Bristol, TN 37620

US Dept of Agriculture Begins Oral Rabies Vaccine Drops
September 26-October 22
Various counties around Tennessee
For more information on ORV, please visit http://www.tn.gov/health/article/racoons-and-rabies

Serving Orphans Worldwide Golf Tournament
Friday, September 30
  Blackthorn Country Club in Jonesborough, TN. Local companies and individuals from the Tri-Cities region are coming together to bring awareness and raise funds for 45 orphanages on 5 continents.  For more information on our upcoming golf tournament or to get involved in the work of Serving Oprhans Worldwide, contact Jenny Wallace at Jenny@soworldwide.org and visit SOWW.org.

*FREE* Fall Festival (rain or shine!)
Saturday, October 1, 3:00-5:00 pm
inflatables, games, prizes, face painting, cakewalk, food (hotdogs, chili, chips, drinks, dessert)
Westminster Presbyterian, 2343 Knob Creek Rd, Johnson CIty
423-283-4643

 October 2016 Special Events and Workshops
Many from which to choose. Check their website or call for more information:
www.sycamoreshoalstn.org
www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals
www.facebook.com/sycamoreshoals
www.friendsofsycamoreshoals.org
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 jennifer.bauer@tn.gov 


“Bring Your Bible to School Day”
Thursday, October 6
Bring Your Bible to School Day is a student-led event that empowers kids and teens to take their Bibles to school as a visual way to spread hope and celebrate religious freedom.

A Serving of History: Foodways on an Antebellum East Tennessee Farm
Saturday, October 8, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exchange Place, 4812 Orebank Rd, Kingposrt, TN
This event will promote Exchange Place’s mission of interpreting mid-nineteenth century history
and serve as a fundraiser for the Junior Apprentice youth program.
The event, sponsored by the Eden’s Ridge Hearth Cookery Society.
For more information, call Exchange Place at 423-288-6071, write to email@exchangeplace.info, or visit our website at http://exchangeplace.info

A Prophesy Conference – “Great Expectations: Eschatology and Optimism
Friday, October 14, 7:00 pm & Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bridwell Heights Presbyterian Church, 108 Bridwell Heights Rd, Kingsport, TN 37664
Conference will feature Gary Demar from American Vision (americanvision.org).
A free lunch will be provided to all conference attendees on Saturday.
Phone: 423-323-2569

Gunnings Baptist Church Fall Revival with Rev. Dana Williams
October 14-16
199 Shipley Ferry Rd, Blountville, TN · (423) 323-4595

Squire Parsons in Concert
Sunday, October 16, 6:00 pm
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Abingdon, VA (off of I-81 at Exit 19)

Kneel Down for Christ 2016
Thursday, October 20
 This is an international prayer event for youth between the ages of 12-21 being sponsored by Warrior Arise Ministries (www.warriorarise.com). The event is an opportunity for youth from around the world to come together and pray the Lord’s Prayer in small group settings the morning of October 20, 2016 before 9 am, all time zones. Youth, as well as Youth Pastors, can register as an individual or small group at www.warriorarise.com.

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

The Autism Society of East Tennessee’s fully-featured autism directory
Asdhub.org 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 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


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 karen.fox@wellmont.org

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 10campbellssing@gmail.com

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

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 www.chcckpt.org.

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 haleywherry@firstpriority.org.

Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Small Miracles needs leaders, sidewalkers, program support, and barn help. Volunteers needed for entire sessions or one a hour a month. Please contact Linda McBride at 423-349-1111 for more information.

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”