The Vision in Stanleytown, Virginia, will be open for music and fellowship on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

The Kingsport Music Club will hold its annual Young Artists Recital and Senior Award Competition on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Church Circle. Open to middle and high school students who participate in an established music program within the immediate vicinity of Kingsport. First place will receive $300, and second place will receive $150. Call 423-247-8470.


First Presbyterian Church, 100 W. Church Circle, Kingsport, will hold worship services at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday with Dr. Mike Shelton preaching. For more information visit the church website at

Speers Ferry Church will have Gary Gilliam preaching and Braden Gilliam singing at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church will have Aaron Edens preaching at the morning service Sunday and The Edens Family singing at the evening service.

Clinch Valley Church in Eidson will have morning and evening services Sunday with Pastor Darrell Thacker preaching.

Singers for Jesus and Sounds of Praise will sing and Rev. James Galliher will preach Sunday at 6 p.m. at Duncansville Christian Church, Brumley Gap Road, Abingdon, Virginia.

Jack McCracken will preach at Durham’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday at 6:30 p.m.


Reservoir Road Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. Dixie (Linda) Dixon will sing, and Lauren Maynard will be the violinist. Pastor Gene Mullins will preach.

Solomon’s Temple Missionary Baptist Church, located at 7659 Lone Star Road, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 8, with Dr. Tim Perry preaching and Heavenly Reflections singing. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall.

Manville Church, 5450 Manville Road, Gate City, Virginia, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. A covered dish dinner will follow the service.

Cedar Chapel Church will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Aug. 22. Services will start at 10 a.m., and dinner will follow. There will not be an evening service that night.


Bible Way Baptist Church in Kingsport is hosting a homecoming revival with Don McCann on Aug. 15-18. The revival will begin with a homecoming service on Sunday, Aug. 15, and go through Wednesday evening, Aug. 18. (No Sunday evening service.) Special singing Monday evening by McCann’s daughters and Tuesday evening by The Victory Voices. For more information visit


Pierson decoration will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Travis Pierson preaching.


Rogersville First United Methodist Church, 110 Colonial Road, will have a one-day vacation Bible school Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme is “The Armor of God.” Lunch will be served. For more information call the church at 423-272-7311.


Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City is throwing parties at four local parks on Saturday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 7. There will be free food, live music, games, inflatables for the kids, and more. Parties will be held July 31 at Willow Springs Park from 5 to 8 p.m., July 31 at Civitan Park from 5 to 8 p.m., Aug. 7 at Carver Park from 5 to 8 p.m., and Aug. 7 at Rotary Park from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information visit

LampLight Theatre in downtown Kingsport will host Family Game Night on Saturday at 7 p.m. Audience members will be selected to participate in some of their favorite game shows. See if you can make a match with our celebrity panelists in The Match Game. Watch as families go head to head in Family Feud. Watch in anticipation as competitors try to beat the clock as they have a Minute to Win it! Try your luck and see if you can win big in Let’s Make a Deal! A variety of games will be played with opportunities to win prizes. Admission is $12 for adults, $7 for students, and free for children 5 and under. Seniors and groups get a discount. Doors will open one hour before the show. Audience members will put their names into a drawing if they wish to participate in the games. Audience members can choose to only be spectators if they wish. For reservations and more information contact the LampLight box office at 423-343-1766 or visit online.

Cornerstone Church in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, will celebrate its 19th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 14, behind the church on the stage and on the grounds. Sixteen singing groups from around the region will be featured. There will

be hotdogs, children’s activities and prizes. The event will begin at 1 p.m.

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