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.
In 1909, a Presbyterian pastor and evangelist penned these words: One day when heaven was filled with His praises, One day when sin was as black as could be, Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin— Dwelt among men, my example is He! Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; Buried, He carried my sins far away; Rising, He justified freely forever: One day He’s coming—O glorious day! This is the first verse and refrain of the classic hymn “One Day” by J. Wilbur Chapman. In our hymnals today, the song usually has five verses that cumulatively proclaim the gospel. Each verse is an exposition of one line of the chorus. The song poetically tells the entire story of Christ’s glorious pre-existence, humble birth, perfect life, sacrificial death, powerful resurrection, and promised Second Coming. In 2009, the contemporary Christian band Casting Crowns released a new version of this song. It became a hit single on Christian radio and even made it to the top of the charts on some secular stations. Here’s Mark Hall explaining what’s so special about this song and why the band felt it needed to be reintroduced to the church. We have chosen
Johnston City churches will come together at our church Sunday night, January 28 for a community singing. The service begins at 6:00 and we will serve refreshments (finger foods or easy-to-prepare potluck dishes) afterward. An offering will be received for the assistance ministry of the Johnston City Ministerial Alliance.