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This week's church announcements

Calvary Baptist opens clothes closet
Calvary Baptist Church now has a clothes closet ministry. It will be open to the public on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. If you are or know of anyone in need, please come visit us on Tuesday nights in our Life Center. They are located at 1324 Cold Springs Road in Mountain City.

First Freewill Baptist to run church vans
First Freewill Baptist Church is running their church vans on Wednesdays and Sundays. If you would like to attend any services, please contact Vance Henderson at 727-7970. If no answer, please leave a message with name, address and phone number.

Neighbor to Neighbor Ministry needs help
Clean, usable medical equipment is In demand.  Wheelchairs, Shower chairs, Hospital bed, etc.  Please donate hour medical
Equipment.  We pass it on to a neighbor in need. Please contact:  Church Office – 727-7061 Harry Cunningham, 727-5441 or Cell 534-5626; Junior Maze – 727-4925 or 440-2351.

Pine Grove Baptist to host Dr. Ben Carper 
Dr. Ben Carper, an Evangelist and the Director of The Bright Spot Hour international radio broadcast, will be at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 936 Big Dry Run Road, Mountain City, Nov. 9th – 12th. The Sunday services will be at 11am and 2pm. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. 

Is your child signed up for CBM?
Make sure your child joins over 900 Johnson County students as they participate in Children Bible Ministries’ Released Time Education Program (CBM Time). Since 1952, Preacher Hinkle taught Bible stories in our Johnson County schools, for over 35 years. Under the current interpretation of our Constitution, teaching the Bible on government property is prohibited. But in 1994, the Johnson County School Board approved the Released Time Education Program (RTEP).
Through RTEP, Children’s Bible Ministries (CBM) provides interdenominational Bible chapels for our children and youth during school hours, off campus, with parental permission. Johnson County is one of four counties in East Tennessee sponsoring Released Time Education with over 3,500 students enrolled.
CBM’s community ministry provides Bible chapels for all five elementary schools and the Middle School, grades 1-8. Last year, over 900 students participated in Johnson County. Chapels are held in churches of four different denominations with volunteers from twice that many denominations.
Why Released Time? God tells us in Deuteronomy 11 to teach the children when we sit in the house, walk along the road, when we lie down and rise up, all the time. In obedience to Him, we need to be teaching our children about Him.
What? Teaching Biblical values through Bible stories from the Old Testament. This we will be learning about the life of Joseph.
Who? Over 900 Johnson County students, grades 1-8 When? A one hour Bible chapel (CBM Time) each month, October through April.
What will they do? Memorize Bible verses and hear an exciting Bible story. They will also have an opportunity to learn from Mailbox Bible Lessons. The boys and girls learn that God can be a significant part of their lives.

First Freewill Baptist to hold benefit dinner
First Freewill Baptist Church will hold a benefit dinner in the fellowship hall on November 15th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Fish or chicken, potato salad, slaw, hushpuppies, dessert and drink will be served. The cost is $7.00 per meal. Tickets may be purchased in advance. All proceeds go to Andy and Jennifer Mille Smart and Baby Drew.

Seventh-Day Adventist health program
Seventh-day Adventists have a hospital and health institute at Wildwood, Georgia. Many people go there for relief of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Many times these diagnoses can be reversed through a change in diet and lifestyle. Last year about twelve students from Wildwood came to Mountain City and presented the program “Goodbye, Diabetes” at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Cold Springs Road. A lot of good information and help was gained by those in attendance.
This year international students will be back from Wildwood College of Health Evangelism, on Thanksgiving weekend, November 28-29, to present another health program. Friday night, 6 p.m., they will discuss high blood pressure, the silent killer. Why is it so dangerous? How can you treat it? Can you prevent it? On Saturday at 3:30 p.m. , they will have a special presentation on how to boost your immune system. There are many dangerous viruses out there. What can you do to be better prepared for health epidemics? Can you treat the common cold naturally? This will be followed by a special holiday cooking class, with free samples.

Mountain City Baptist revival services
Pastor Joseph Griffis and the members of Mountain City Baptist Church invite the community to be a part of their special revival services which will be held on November 16-19. The services on Sunday morning will begin at 11:00 am and Sunday evening service will be at 6:00 pm. Monday night thru Wednesday night, the services will begin at 7:00 pm. Brother Ted Alexander from Goshen, Ohio will be the guest speaker at each service, and he and his family will be providing the special music. Brother Alexander has traveled across America as an evangelist faithfully preaching God’s Word. He is also the director of the Baptist Heritage Revival Society. If you have any questions about the services or need transportation, contact the church at 727-8742.