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  • Caney Ford Baptist marks special anniversaries

    Caney Ford Baptist Church, Midtown, is celebrating its 143rd homecoming anniversary and the 60th anniversary of its current building.

    Former members and friends are welcome to the celebration service at 11 a.m. Sept. 14. Former pastor Rev. Mark McCoig will be speaking.

    McCoig is among 28 pastors who have served the church. The Rev. Taylor Phelps is current pastor.

    Caney Ford Baptist Church was organized in April 1870. Laymen of the church preached until a pastor was called in March 1871.

  • Folk Mountain Gospel artists to be at church

    Folk Mountain Gospel artists Don and Donna Mohl will make a return visit to Roane Community Adventist Church at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

    The Mohls use folk mountain music and heart-warming stories to encourage and inspire.

    Their unique style of music blends biblical and traditional instruments, such as hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, zither, mountain dulcimer, mandolin and guitar with their voices.

    CDs, DVDs and handcrafted biblical musical instruments will be available for sale after the program.

  • Griffith new Dyllis pastor

    James Griffith has accepted the call to lead the ministry of Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, as pastor.

    Griffith, a native of Morgan County, began his pastoral duties the church on Aug. 17.

    He is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, holding a Master of Divinity in Christian ministry degree.

    He also holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

    Prior to his duties at Dyllis Baptist Church, Griffith served as associate pastor of Eubank Baptist Church in Eubank, Ky.

  • OS First Baptist welcoming back former pastors

    Oliver Springs First Baptist Church is welcoming back two of its former pastors for upcoming services.

    The Rev. Charles Parker, senior pastor from 1986-95, will conduct services on Sept. 12.

    Former pastor Tony Rutherford, who served the Oliver Springs congregation from April 1996 to November 2002, will be the guest speaker for services on Sept. 21.

    The church is at 206 Roane St.

    Parker left Oliver Springs First Baptist to become senior pastor at Jacksboro First Baptist, where he served until 2002.

  • Church Calendar: Sept. 12-20

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 12
    • Kingston Church of Christ has its Sewing 4 Souls from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Members make clothes for needy children around the world. The church is at 303 N. Kentucky St.; rear parking is available off Loveliss Street. Call Evelyn Landis at 423-334-1490 or 423-507-4683 for details.

  • Dyllis Baptist homecoming marks 132nd year

    Homecoming at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, on Sept. 14 will celebrate the church’s 132nd year.

    Pastor James Griffin will bring the message at 11 a.m., with Sunday school starting at 10.

    A potluck luncheon will begin at noon in the church’s fellowship hall.

    Longtime church member Bonita Irwin recalls that the church was known as Prospect Baptist Church until the membership voted to change the name on Jan. 27, 1954.

    The church was established on Nov. 17, 1882.

  • Luminary starts new Bible ministry

    Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, will begin a new ministry built around food and a love for the stories of the Bible.

    The church’s new regular Wednesday program starts on Sept. 10.

    It has two goals, Pastor Chuck Griffin said. First: to ensure anyone needing a good meal can have one, regardless of ability to pay. And afterward: to provide a basic understanding of what the Bible says about God’s work in the world.

    “We want to provide nourishment for both the body and the soul,” he added.

  • Capps retiring from Rockwood church

    Rockwood Baptist Tabernacle Church will have a farewell potluck dinner at noon Sept. 7 for Preacher Lewis Capps, seen here on his 40th ministerial anniversary with his wife Wanda, and Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.

    Capps is retiring after 41 years with the church at 427 Tedder St.

  • Sevier Drive to have Sept. 7 homecoming

    Elder John Tucker of Avondale Church of Christ, Chattanooga, will deliver the homecoming message at Sevier

    Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    The service begins at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive.

    “Are You Watchful?” from Mark 13:33-37 is this year’s theme.

    Dinner will be served after the evening worship service.

    Tucker was born and raised in Chattanooga.

  • ‘Cruisin’ With Jesus’ car show set

    New Midway Baptist Church will have a “Cruisin’ With Jesus” car show this weekend.

    The show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 at the church at 240 New Midway Road, Kingston.

    There is no entry fee.

    Trophies will be awarded in all classes to owners of cars, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and tractors.

    Lunch will be available.

    Contact Steve Garrett at 387-4223 or Rod Garrett at 566-4320 for details.