Welcome to the Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church web site.
Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church
2313 Portland Avenue
Kingsport, TN 37660
(Click here for map)
Schedule of Services:
Sunday Morning Worship:
Sunday School - 10:00 A.M. (All Ages)
Children's Church - 11:00 A.M.
Worship Service - 11:00 A.M. (Nursery is 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
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!
On Sunday, March 16, we are hoping to see a great crowd as we celebrate Friend and Family Day. We are asking everyone in our church family to bring someone with them for that service. Invite your kids, your grandkids, your nieces and nephews, your neighbors, and.... We want to see which family can have the most guests present! Pastor Bob has a special surprise for the family with the most guests that day.
Veteran missionary Donnie McDonald, will be preaching for us on Wednesday evening, March 12. The McDonalds have been serving in Japan but began a year of stateside assignment in July, 2013. Our church has been a long-time supporter of the McDonalds, so you will want to attend this service.
All ladies are invited to a fellowship and Bible study on Monday night, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Activities Building. Sister Brenda Lewis will be leading the Bible study, and the WAC will have their regular business meeting afterwards.
The WAC is making some changes. Their passion has always been missions, and that will continue to be the case. However, the format of the monthly meeting will be changing. They believe all ladies will enjoy it and will be excited to be involved. All the ladies of the church are encouraged to attend this Monday night and check out the new WAC.
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
As you are planning your spring, please keep the dates of April 4-6 open. This is when we have scheduled a weekend revival with Dr. David Crowe, the new Executive Director of our national FWB Home Missions Department. David is an awesome preacher, and you will not want to miss a service while he is here.
It may be cold outside, but the state FWB Spring Retreat is just around the corner! This year's retreat will be from March 10-12 and will again be held at MainStay Suites in Pigeon Forge. Brochures are available in the church lobby and in the bulletin board. The retreat is always a great time of fellowship, music, inspiration, and humor!
This year's special guests are Bob Thomas, Jr., and Joe Jones. Bob's passion for singing and preaching as a teenager led him to travel with southern gospel singing groups all across the U.S. He is now a full-time evangelist and travels the country conducting revivals, marriage conferences, retreats, youth camps, and seminars. His mixture of singing, preaching, and humor is sure to be enjoyed by everyone at the retreat.
Sixteen years ago, after a meaningful career as a speech and drama professor at Free Will Baptist Bible College (now Welch College), Joe Jones moved back to his native state of Alabama and became pastor of the church he and his wife attended as children. Past attendees of our retreat have begged Joe to return to Pigeon Forge and share more of his outstanding drama. Some of his stories are very serious and will hold an audience spellbound while God uses them to move people spiritually and emotionally. Others will have the audience spellbound with sidesplitting laughter.
Our church will register everyone who signs up and pays by next Sunday, January 12. A sign-up list is posted on the bulletin board. You may also register on your own by following the instructions in the brochure. Early Bird registration fee for double occupancy is $120 per person; the cost goes up $10 after March 1. However, you are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible, as the entire hotel was booked up last year. If an unforseen circumstance arises and you need to cancel, all money will be refunded if a 24-hour notice is given. The cost includes two nights lodging, taxes, a deluxe hot breakfast, registration fee, and refreshments.
More information, including rates for single, triple, and quad occupancy, can be found at http://tnfwb.org/spring-retreat/
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!
We need more helpers for the food committee. These are the ones who bring food on behalf of the church when there is a death within the church family. The committee is divided into groups, and the groups take turns with supplying food. If you can help, please see Joan Starnes.
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.
(For selected older news items and past activities, click "Archive" above.)