Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church

* * * Homecoming this Sunday, 9/21! Special music by The Foundations beginning at 10:00 a.m. * * *

Welcome to the Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church web site.


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Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church

 2313 Portland Avenue
Kingsport, TN  37660
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Schedule of Services:

Sunday Morning Worship:
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. (All Ages)
Children's Church - 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. (Nursery provided)

Sunday Evening Worship:
Evening Worship Service - 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday Night Service - 6:30 P.M.
(Adults and Kids Club)

(Click here for detailed weekly/monthly schedule)

Pastor Bob Lewis

Pastor Bob Lewis

If you are looking for a friendly, Bible-believing church in the Kingsport area, we would be excited to see you visiting in our services.  Please take a moment and sign our guestbook to let us know you visited us here on the web.  If you have questions or suggestions for the webmaster, you may send a private note through the guestbook.  Thank you so much for visiting our site.  Come back frequently!   


We are pleased to announced that the Foundations from Greeneville, TN, will be providing our special music for Homecoming this Sunday, September 21.  The special service will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a special time of music; then we will have our regular service with more music and preaching by Pastor Bob.  Following the service, we will have a pot-luck dinner.  There will be no Sunday school and no evening service.  Please be sure to attend and bring someone with you!  For more on the Foundations, visit their website at http://www.foundationsministries.com/

The pastor has invited all of our "older" men for breakfast with him at Hardees on Wednesday morning, September 24, and he's buying!  All of our men who are late 70s, early 80s, or beyond please plan to enjoy this time of fellowship.
The sermon from September 7, 2014, entitled "It Ain't Over," has now been added to our website.  We are trying out a new format for the sermons for the next few weeks.  To access this and the remaining sermons for this year, look under the "Selected Sermons 2014" menu and find the page "Sermons:  Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec."  The sermons will all be on one page in a playlist format.  To listen, just click on the title of the one you want to hear, and it should start playing automatically within a few seconds.  If you have problems listening with this new format, please send a message to the web administrator via our "Guestbook."  Thank you.
Our annual homecoming service is on September 21.  We will combine Sunday school and church that Sunday and begin at 10:00 a.m.  Following the service, we will have a coverd dish lunch.  There will be no evening service.  Be sure to invite all of your family and friends.

Update 9/12/2014:  The Providence Quartet had previously been scheduled to provide our special music for that day, but unfortuantly we have just been informed that the group has disbanded.  We are trying to find another group to sing for us and will have updated information soon.

Come on out to the Kingsport Town Center and support our ladies as they participate in the Community Bazaar on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Sept 11, 12, and 13.  They will be selling homemade sourdough bread, cakes, cookies, pickles, and crafts of all kinds.  All proceeds will go to their Missions Project for this year - Brian and Melissa Lewis at the 180 Church in Clarksville, TN.  (If you have donations for this project, please bring them to the Activities Building on Wednesday night before prayer meeting.)  Thank you for your donations and your support!
We have a special treat on Sunday evening, September 7.  For many years our church has been a consistent supporter of Family Ministries in Greeneville, TN; as a matter of fact, one of the top supporters.  Brother Derek Bell, Director of Development for Family Ministries, called sometime back and asked if he could stop by to just say "thank you" to our folks.  Brother Derek will be here that evening to do just that and to preach for us.  Come enjoy the service with us.
On Sunday evening, August 31, the majority of the church members voted to make the morning service time changes permanent.  Please join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. (classes for all ages) and for morning worship service at 10:30 a.m.  Sunday evening services will continue to begin at 6:00 p.m., and Wednesday evenings we will continue to meet at 6:30 p.m.
Last Sunday, 8/31, Pastor Bob preached an excellent sermon entitled "A Strategy for Spiritual Survival."  This is a serious sermon which will help us stay close to God as the state of the world is getting worse and worse.  It is now added to the "Selected Sermons 2014" section of our website.  Please listen and share this important message with friends and family.
On Saturday, September 6, we will be part of the Fall Fest held at Ketron Elementary School.  We will have a "Jump and Bump" inflatable that children will love.  Also, we will have our canopy set up and will be distributing free water and perhaps balloon animals.  We will need several people to help make this a success, including folks to place labels on the water bottles, to shuttle supplies from the church, to greet people at the booth, and someone to supervise the inflatable.  Please let the Pastor know if you can help.

Sunday, September 7, is "Grandparents Day."  At Fellowship FWB, the day has also been designated "Senior Saint Sunday.  The pastor will be putting an emphasis on the older folks in our congregation, as we are blessed with many who are retirement age and beyond.  This would be a great day for grandparents and grandchildren to attend services together!
The sermon from Sunday, August 10, entitled "Eternity's Biggest Surprise," is now available under the Selected Sermons 2014 menu.
Please plan to help our ladies prepare for the Community Bazaar, which will be at the Kingsport Town Center (Fort Henry Mall) on September 11, 12, and 13.  Any donations of crafts, needlework, canned goods, or baked goods will be appreciated!  All proceeds will be used for missions projects.  Thank you!
"Hokahey" is a word in the Sioux Native American language.  What does it mean, and how does it apply to Christianity?  To find out, listen to this sermon from July 27, now on our website under "Selected Sermons 2014."
Pastor Bob has been working for some time on a series from the book of Proverbs.  This is a difficult book to teach, but one of the most practical in the Bible.  Come and join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., beginning this week, as we plunge into subjects that affect all of our lives.  The book, among other things, discusses people and relationships, integrity, wealth, temptation, family, sexuality, financial wisdom, keys to happiness and peace, choices and consequences...  Well, you get the point!  You will grow spiritually if you join us for this series.
Both of the recent Sunday evening sermons on Biblical Principles of Money have now been added to the Selected Sermons 2014 section of our website.  These are very practical sermons which contain good advice on handling personal finances.  Feel free to share these with family and friends.
In August, we will begin a trial run of new service times on Sunday morning.  Beginning Sunday, August 3, our Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.  The evening service times are not changing; Sunday evening service will still begin at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday evening service at 6:30 p.m.

At the end of August, our membership will be voting on whether or not to make this time change permanent.
In honor of the memory of church planter Tim Osborn, the Tennessee Home Mission Board has established the "Osborn Memorial Fund."  Tim labored faithfully and successfully as a joint project worker for Tennessee and the National Home Mission Board in establishing a church in Oakland, Tennessee.

Tim leaves behind his wife, Robyn, and seven children, five of whom are still home.  Both the National Home Mission Board and the Tennessee State Board are helping in a significant way with the family's short term needs.  Proceeds from the memorial fund will be used to reduce the mortgage on Robyn's home to help her long term.

The Tennessee Board has issued a challenge for every church in our state to take an offering or send a gift of at least $1,000.00.  If that is not possible, any gift will be appreciated.  All gifts should be sent to the Tennessee State Association and designated to the "Osborn Memorial Fund."  All gifts can be sent to the address below:

  TN St. Assoc. of Free Will Baptists
  P. O. Box 58954
  Nashville, TN   37205

(The TN State Association encourages all who are concerned for the Osborn family to post the above news release on social media, through e-mail, church websites, etc., to help inform others of the goal.  Please post the entire news release exactly as it is given.  Your help and concern is appreciated.)

We at Fellowship FWB are participating in this and encourage all others to step up to this challenge.
Last Sunday, February 16, Pastor Bob presented a very special sermon on the subject of "Gay Rights and God's Word."  This sermon is now available here on our website under "Selected Sermons 2014."  Please listen and share.  In my (the web administrator's) personal opinion, every Christian should hear this sermon.

If you cannot listen to our sermons on your smartphone or tablet, you should be able to hear this sermon on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI490UDSFUY&feature=youtu.be
On Sunday, June 23, we are beginning classes for children's church during the 11:00 a.m. worship service.  The kids will be divided into two classes, based on age group.  Of couse, we will also still be having our regular Sunday school at 10:00.  Sunday morning will be an exciting time which will engage your children and help them learn about God's word.

There are many "elements" in the Bible which children need to understand - things such as obedience, kindness, trust, and salvation.  "Elements" presents these through exciting teaching, games, singing, skits, and competition.  It is a wonderful time, and we are excited about your children joining us this Sunday!
Lori Joyner will now be teaching the Kids' Club class on Wednesday night.  The children will be meeting in the basement of the church.  Please bring your children and grandchildren to the classes on Wednesday nights!
Don't forget to save those labels for Free Will Baptist Family Ministries.  Several labels can be redeemed by FWBFM, so please bring them to the church and place in the basket.  Thank you Marsha Mullins for collecting these labels and sending them in for us.
The ladies are collecting labels for Free Will Baptist Family Ministries.  UPC labels from many Campbell Brands products are worth points to help provide free items for education.  A list of eligible products was inserted in recent church bulletins.  You may place the labels in a basket in the foyer.  If you have questions or need a copy of the product list, please see Marsha Mullins.


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