Heard any great bluegrass music lately? Have you ever heard the #1 Bluegrass band in America? When’s the last time you ate your fill of delicious, lovingly prepared, barbecued pork or smoked turkey? Have you taken the one you love out for a nice evening that included a great meal and an award-winning show and the price was whatever you could actually afford to give? This is what JCity Church is offering you. We’re the ones who had a booth at the Halloween Trail of Treats or Hometown Christmas in Johnston City and you probably met some of our great people and entered a drawing for one of our giveaways. In case you don’t remember, JCity Church is a Free Will Baptist congregation in Johnston City that works to put Christ and community first. This is your invitation to attend “A Night of BBQ and Bluegrass,” Saturday, February 16, with The Farm Hands, Bluegrass music’s 2018 Band of the Year. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm in the church auditorium, at the corner of Broadway and Monroe (609 Monroe) in Johnston City. Before the concert, we’ll serve an “all-you-can-eat” BBQ dinner from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the fellowship
Advisory Board To Meet Tuesday Night The Advisory Board (deacons, trustees, church officers, and program directors) will meet Tuesday night at 7:00. They will be working on a revision of the church budget for the coming year. See You At the Pole All middle school and high school students are encouraged to gather around the flag pole at their school this Wednesday morning at 7:00 pm as part of the national movement of student believers called “See You at the Pole.” Adults and younger children are encouraged to meet at the high school for a prayer gathering Tuesday evening at 6:30 to pray for our community, its schools, and our students. REACH Meets Again This Wednesday We have restarted our Wednesday night student ministry. Supper is served from 6:30-6:55 and worship and teaching begin at 7:00. We have groups for all ages including adults so we hope to see you there.
The churches in Johnston City will gather for another Fifth Sunday Night Sing and fellowship time, July 29, 6:00 pm at the First Christian Church, 505 E. Broadway, Johnston City. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall after the service. An offering will be received for the ongoing ministries of the Johnston City Ministerial Alliance.
Honoring Police, Fire, & EMTS on the National Day of Prayer The Second Annual First Responder Appreciation Banquet, sponsored by the Johnston City Ministerial Alliance on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (drop-in) will be held at JCity Church (Johnston City Free Will Baptist Church), 609 Monroe (Broadway & Monroe), Johnston City, Illinois. All local police officers (full-time, part-time, and auxiliary), fire fighters (city and county), and EMTs serving our community are invited to this complementary dinner. Immediate family members or significant others are also welcome to attend. We ask that participating personnel RSVP by calling or texting 618-983-5254. Participating churches in the Johnston City Ministerial Alliance will provide menu items and volunteers who will serve the meal. Local pastors will be on site and available to pray with first responders and their families and will gladly receive written prayer requests for continuing prayer needs. Keith Fletcher, the host church’s pastor, serves as a volunteer chaplain for the Johnston City Police Department. He is also treasurer of the JCMA. The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law