Southwestern Baptist Church

“Follow The Star”

Walk-thru Outdoor Living Nativity

Friday December 13th  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday December 14th & 15th 6:00pm-9:00pm

Hot chocolate and cider will be provided.

Golf carts will be provided as well for handicap & those hard of walking.

Free nursery will be provided.  We will have kids crafts and activities.

“Follow The Star” will be held Rain or Shin.

Southwest Baptist Church

1112 Cherokee Road

Johnson City, TN

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Advent Services

December 4th, 11th & 18th 7:00pm

Each service will be preceded by an Advent Supper at 6:00pm

Children’s Christmas Program

December 15th 5:00pm

“The Symbols of Christmas”

Chili supper and Happy Birthday Jesus dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall after the program.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be held at 7:00pm & 11:00pm

Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion on December 25th at 10:45am

Multiple Grammy Award Winning Recording Artist, David Phelps Brings 
It Must Be Christmas Tour 
To Kingsport First Baptist Church On December 13
Nashville, TN – The unmistakable sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, David Phelps , will be featured in Kingsport, TN, on Friday, December 13, at the First Baptist Church, located at 200 West Church Circle. This exciting Christmas concert event will be just one stop on the exciting It Must Be Christmas Tour. This special music evening begins at 7:00pm.
This It Music Be Christmas event, presented by Carpenter’s Son Productions, is one of a dozen concerts Phelps and his musical entourage will perform throughout the Holiday Season. Many of the songs featured during this exciting evening are included on Phelps’ It Must Be Christmas recording, released last fall. The evening will also include exciting renditions of classics like Angels We Have Heard On High, Go Tell It On The Mountain and Sleigh Bells, along with Phelps’ new classics like Fall On Your Knees, Christmas Rush and Anthem of the Lord. Phelps performs each classic like they have never been performed before, leaving each listener saying, “it must be Christmas!”
The First Baptist Church in Kingsport, TN, will be the setting for this special evening of worship and Christmas celebration. Make plans to be a part of this It Must Be Christmas Tour stop.  Complete information may be obtained by visiting or
for additional information:

919-207-0472 or 919-894-1475


AdaptoPlay to Host Annual Breakfast with Santa for Children with Disabilities


KINGSPORT, Tenn. – On Saturday, December 14, at 10 a.m, AdaptoPlay will host their annual Breakfast with Santa for children with mobility differences.

The Breakfast with Santa will be held at the ETSU/ Eastman Valleybrook Campus, located at 122 Pickens Road, Kingsport, Tennessee. The event will run from 10 to 12 p.m.

Registration for the Breakfast with Santa is open to families now, please RSVP to allow for an approximate head count for resources. This event will include adapted games, crafts and food for children with mobility differences and their families.

“We are so excited for Breakfast with Santa, AdaptoPlay has had volunteers working hard adapting toys for kids with disabilities for this Christmas,” says AdaptoPlay representative Alex Nelson. “This event isn’t just special for the children…it’s special for the entire family.”

AdaptoPlay is a nonprofit organization that serves children with disabilities by providing adapting ride-on cars, switch adapted toys, recreational activities and an equipment locker.

For more information, contact AdaptoPlay at (423) 930-8114, or go online to To register for Breakfast with Santa , go to AdaptoPlay is located at ETSU/Eastman Valleybrook Campus, 122 Pickens Road, Kingsport, Tennessee.

Saint Paul’s Christmas Dinner, December 25

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Kingsport will host its annual Christmas Day dinner for anyone in the community wanting to enjoy a festive meal. Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings are provided by Ballad Health/Holston Valley Medical Center, and home-baked desserts are made by Saint Paul’s parishioners. The meal is served from 3 – 5 pm Dec. 25 in the church parish hall on the corner of Watauga St. and Ravine Rd.

There is no charge to attend. All are welcome.

Brian Burchfield Singing


  For More Information call 423-345-2776.

Sullivan County Red Back

Church Hymnal Sing


Clay Hill Baptist Church

122 Hobbs Hollow Rd., Blountville, TN.

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

For more information call: 423-612-3385

Haven of Rest Rescue Mission of Bristol, Inc.

624 Anderson St. Bristol, TN 37620 (423) 968-2011 E-Mail:

The Haven of Rest Rescue Mission is a 501 (c) 3 charitable non-profit organization. Member of the Bristol Chamber
of Commerce and the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. Financial books are audited and certified annually.

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

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”