Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church

 * * * New time on Sunday mornings in August - 9:30 Sunday School and 10:30 Worship Service * * *

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 - 10:00 a.m. (All Ages)  (changing to 9:30 a.m. on August 3, 2014)
Children's Church - 11:00 a.m. (changing to 10:30 a.m. on August 3, 2014)
Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. (changing to 10:30 a.m. on August 3, 2014) (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

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 Saturday night, August 30, all of the men have been invited to Ed Phillips’ farm for a time of fellowship.  We will have a time of Bible study and prayer around the campfire beginning at 7:00 PM.  We are "keeping it simple" so we are not planning to cook a meal.  Please eat before arriving, but feel free to bring snacks along with you.  We will provide soft drinks, coffee, and hot chocolate.  For those who enjoy playing horseshoe we will have a little competition beginning at 6:00 PM.  Come and participate before our Bible study time, or just come early and watch.  For directions, please see this Sunday's bulletin, or ask Ed or Pastor Bob.
The sermon from Sunday, August 10, entitled "Eternity's Biggest Surprise," is now available under the Selected Sermons 2014 menu.
The 2-part sermon from August 3 (morning and evening services), entitled Stagnated Christians, has now been added to the Selected Sermons 2014 section of our website.
Attention all men!  A horseshoe tournament and campfire Bible study - how does that sound?  All men are invited to join us for a great time of fellowship on Saturday, August 30.  Details will be announced on Sunday the 24th.
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!
All ladies of the church are invited to a wedding shower for Robin and Jonathan on Thursday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Activities Building.  This will also be a time to welcome Robin and to give her a chance to get acquainted with the ladies of our church.  They will be married on September 13.  Since they don’t yet have a permanent residence, we are suggesting gift cards to Wal-Mart or Target.  Please bring a finger food to share.  Drinks will be furnished.  Come on out and help us welcome Robin!
"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.
Routine is a good thing; it provides stability.  Too much of it, though, becomes a "rut."  The pastor has challenged us recently to change our routine a little and keep things fresh.  We will especially try to do this on Sunday, August 10, when we celebrate "Surprise Sunday."  We will have several surprises for you, so mark the date on your calendar and come see what the surprises will be!
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.


(For selected older news items and past activities, click "Archive" above.)