Public Service Announcement – ORV Baiting

The US DEPT of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services will be distributing oral rabies vaccine baits in portions of Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties to help prevent the spread of rabies. You may see a low flying aircraft distributing theses ORV baits from September 25th to October 25th. ORV baits are small white plastic packets and are coated in fish-meal crumbles. These baits should be left alone if possible. However, if found where children or pets play, they should be moved into a fence row, woodlot, ditch or other raccoon habitat. Remember to wears gloves if you have to move the bait. Any damages baits should be bagged and disposed into the trash. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly after skin contact with any ORV baits.

These baits are not harmful to pets, but if they eat the bait, you should avoid your pet’s saliva for 24 hours and wash any skin that may have been licked.

Any additional questions about ORV baits please call 1-866-487-3297


Cash Hollow Church

Thursday, October 19th – Sunday, October 22nd

Thursday, 10/19 Pastor James Cretsinger service starts at 7PM

Friday, 10/20 Joshua Scalf with Recovery Soldiers Ministry service starts at 7PM

Saturday, 10/21 Jeremy Burleson from Southside Freewill Baptist Church service starts at 6PM

Sunday Morning, 10/22 Evangelist, Roy Stines from Hickory, NC service starts at 11AM

Sunday Evening, 10/22 Pastor Greg Wagner from Unity Fellowship service starts at 6PM

Everyone Welcome

438 Cash Hollow Road     Johnson City, TN

Pastor: James Cretsinger

Second Baptist Church

Monday, October 23rd – Friday, October 27th at 7:00PM

Pastor Roy Yelton will be our Guest Preacher.
Second Baptist Church
1718 Hwy 81 South
Jonesborough, TN
Church: (423) 753 – 9487
Cell: (423) 676 – 2282

Cardwelltown Freewill Baptist Church

Monday, October 23rd – Friday, October 27th at 7PM

Guest speaker Brother Derek Cowan special singing nightly everyone welcome.

(Allison Gap Road is closed for bridge repair please call

Pastor Mark Baumgardner for alternate directions  276-780-4331)

Cardwellton Freewill Baptist Church

Saltville, VA

New Grace Baptist Church

October 29th -November 1st

Sunday 11:00AM & 6:00PM

Monday – Wednesday 7:00PM

Bro. Brian McBride

New Grace Baptist Church

3055 West State Street

Bristol , TN

 For more info: 423-652-2938 or visit:

Liberty Baptist Church

Sunday, December 3rd – Wednesday, December 6th

Sunday, 12/3 Services at 8:30 & 11:30AM and 7:00PM

Monday, 12/4 Pack A Pew Family Night service starts at 7PM

Tuesday, 12/5 Bring A Friend Night service starts at 7PM

Wednesday, 12/6 Youth Night service starts at 7PM

Brian Burchfield Singing’s

For more information call 423-345-2776

Sullivan County Red Back Church Hymnal Sing

Saturday, Oct. 21, 5 PM 

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, Bristol, TN.

Clay Hill Baptist Church

122 Hobbs Hollow Rd

Blountville, TN

For more information call, 423-323-4085

Fall chicken barbecue at Bowmantown Ruritan

Saturday, October 21st at 5:00PM

Enjoy 1/2 open pit barbecue chicken, baked beans, chips, bread and beverage at 5 P.M. To sell out?
Bowmantown Ruritan

1572 Barkley Rd.    Telford,Tn

2nd Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride

Black Wolf Harley-Davidson® and The Crisis Center

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Registration and lunch will start at Black Wolf HD® beginning at 1130 AM with lunch being served. Kickstands are up at 1:30 PM.

Pre-registration for Motorcycle riders is $20 (passenger riders $10) and includes a t-shirt, door prize ticket and lunch ticket.

After October 14, registration is $25 for Motorcycle riders (passenger riders $15) and includes a t-shirt (while they last) and a door prize ticket.

The route will be announced day of event.

 The ride culminates at Quaker Steak & Lube (downtown Bristol)

where there will be door prizes,50/50 drawings, music and a charity chicken dinner.

 The ride benefits The Crisis Center located in Bristol, VA.

For more information or to register, contact Scooter @ Black Wolf HD ® (276.644.9653)

or Lynn Darnell @ Bristol Crisis Center    (276.466.2218)

Freedom Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Homecoming

Sunday, October 22nd 11:00AM

Featuring the Reggie Sadler Family

and for the evening service at 6:30PM

the Tattered Saints from Lamplighter Theater

Preaching: Jacob Phillips

Freedom Fellowship Missionary Baptist

401 W. Sullivan Street

Kingsport, TN

Tri-Cities Region Will Graham Celebration

Thursday, October 26th, 6:30PM

Bring your ministry team & join leaders from across the area as we launch the Tri-Cities Region Celebration. We’ll enjoy fellowship over coffee & desert, pray for God to work mightily in our communities, & discuss ministry opportunities leading up to the Celebration, which will be held in April 2018.

Please RSVP at

Meadowview Conference Resort

1901 Meadowview Pkwy.

Kingsport, TN

The Landmarks Quartet Gospel Singing Service

Friday, October 27th at 7:00PM

The singing will benefit the Tilson Family’s unborn baby due the following week & scheduled

for emergency surgery at Vanderbilt Hospital immediately after birth.

Group members are Tenor Ernie Phillips from Asheville, NC
Lead Larry Pate from Unicoi
Baritone Ronnie Webb and
Bass Clarence Baily from Erwin

Chestoa Baptist Church

2178 Chestoa Pike

Erwin, TN

Carnival For Christ

Friday, October 27th 6PM – 9PM

 There will be over 25 games, prizes, food, a cake walk and treat bags.

 The event is open to the public and free of charge.

Warrensburg Baptist Church

Mohawk, TN

For More Info Contact: Pastor Roger Ball at 423-741-0408


Is It Over Or Is It Needed Now More Than Ever?

Friday Evening, October 27 to Saturday Afternoon, October 28

(Dinner and Lunch Included)

Speakers include:

Dr. Paul Elliott, President of TeachingTheWord Ministries

Dr. Mark Evans, Pastor of Hope Presbyterian Church

Mr. Thomas Juodaitis, President of The Trinity Foundation

Christian J. Pinto,  of Adullam Films

Cost: $55 per person / $100 per couple Dinner (Friday evening) & Lunch (Saturday afternoon) included.

Lodging not included

For more information call: 423-743-0199

Conference sponsored by The Trinity Foundation at :

The Holiday Inn

101 Springbrook Drive

Johnson City, TN

Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop –  First in East Tennessee

Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and refreshments will be available.

Waverly Road Presbyterian Church
1415 Waverly Road
Kingsport TN 37664

When you can’t do it all – whatever it is – you would love to have a team behind you who is trained to continue right where you had to quit. Churches struggle with how to provide the care that is needed after the emergency has passed. The pastors must move on to the next crisis. Friends try to help but without training. Acquaintances care, but feel no authority to offer anything.

Stephen Ministries, the St. Louis-based Christian training organization that has been providing congregations with training and resources for Christian care giving since 1975, is sponsoring it. Rev. Galen Dalrymple of north-central Georgia is presenting. They offer a system of lay caring ministry that enables a congregation’s leaders to equip members to provide one-to-one Christian care. More than 12,000 congregations of over 170 denominations have enrolled. Attending the conference does not create any obligations.
Since 2009, 21 members of Waverly Road Presbyterian Church have each taken 50 hours of training to become Stephen Ministers. Twelve of them are currently active. Some of those 12 are in Stephen Ministry relationships and meet weekly with Care Receivers. We prefer to call the Care Receivers’ needs “transitions” instead of “crises.” Transitions can be good or bad, major or minor, and all kinds can benefit from a caring, distinctly Christian, consistent presence. One of our Stephen Ministers recently said, “Stephen Ministry provides the opportunity for me to show God’s Love to a person experiencing challenging times. By listening, praying, and encouraging, we walk through this difficult time together.”
The workshop’s three sessions will cover:
• Ministering to Those Experiencing Grief
• An Introduction to Stephen Ministry
• How to Care in a Distinctively Christian Way
Who should attend?
• Pastors and church staff
• Lay leaders and decision makers
• Caregivers and care giving teams
What does it cost, who do I call with questions, and how can I register?
• $15 per person or a total of $50 for a group of four or more from the same congregation.
• Locally, call David Petke at 423.288.3454, email him at You can also contact Stephen Ministries at 314.428.2600.
• Register online at or call Stephen Ministries at 314.428.2600.


A Christian Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Saturday, October 28th at 6:00PM

“After Five” Attire

Tickets are $30 per person, or $35 at the door. Attendees should arrive at least 20 minutes before the event for check-in & seating.

Limited seating, so order tickets today at Or call 423-426-1044

Memorial Park Community Center

Dining Hall

610 Bert Street

Johnson City, TN 37660


Friday, November 3 at 7:00PM

Dust off your cowboy boots–a hoedown complete with music, food, and fun is being held to benefit Contact 211 of Northeast Tennessee on Friday, November 3, 2017.  The event is a “Downtown Hoedown” and will be held at the Social in downtown Kingsport.  Beginning at 7 pm, guests can enjoy a wonderful meal and dance to the live music of the Catalyst band.  Guests can also enjoy an auction with the opportunity to win some unique items. Tickets are $50. Dress is casual–jeans and cowboy boots welcome.

Hoedown tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling 423-530-6335 or emailing

Proceeds will go to support the services of Contact 211 of Northeast Tennessee serving the eight counties of Northeast Tennessee.

The Social is at 240 E. Main Street, Kingsport.

For more information, visit, or call 423-530-6335.

The Country Craft Guild

37th Annual Art & Craft Sale

Saturday, November 4th 9 AM – 3 PM

High quality locally made arts & crafts

Free admission

Chuck Mathena Center

2 Stafford Commons

Princeton, WV

 The BUNCH Stops Here


Always confirm dates.  These are subject to change without notice. 

10/22 Springfield, SC: First Baptist @ 11am
3406 Surrey Race Road
Info:  Info: (803) 308-6075,
10/22 St. Matthews, SC: Gethsamane Baptist @ 6pm
655 Hammond Cross Rd
Info: (803) 308-4662,
12/17: Alamo, TX: Winter Ranch RV Resort
600 FM 495
Info: (956) 783-4587,,

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”