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Religion

  • Luminary’s ministries making a difference

    Three successful ministries at Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, are coordinating schedules so people with pressing needs can be better served.

    Thanks to generous donors, Luminary’s food and cloth-

    ing ministries are well stock-ed.

    The church’s clothes closet and food pantry are now open during the same time, from 9 a.m. to noon each Tuesday.

    Luminary also provides meals for the community from 6 to 7 p.m. nearly every Wednesday of the year.

  • Recording at next Singing in the City

    Victorious’ next monthly Singing in the City in Rockwood will include a special live DVD recording to commemorate the quartet’s first anniversary.

    The event will start at 6 p.m. June 27 in the Rockwood Event Center at 104 E. Rockwood St.

    Admission is free.

    A number of area soloists and singers will be featured.

    Special guests The Overhome Boys of Morristown will bring their full band to play and sing favorite Southern/country gospel songs.

    Bill Anderson of The REC will film the entire concert.

  • Vacation Bible School 2015

    Dyllis Baptist
    Classes for ages 3 through eighth grade will be available during vacation Bible school at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman. Classes will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. July 13-17 at the church at 530 Dyllis Road; a jump-start VBS cookout will begin at 5 p.m. July 12. “Journey Off the Map: Unknown to Us, Known to Him” is the theme.

  • Church Calendar: July 1-18

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
    • Kingston United Methodist Church’s Clothes Closet is now open extended hours on Wednesdays, from 4 to 8 p.m. The church and ministry are at 212 W. Church St.

    SATURDAY, JULY 4
    • Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, will have a Fourth of July picnic beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the church at 530 Dyllis Road. Barbecue, homemade ice cream and watermelon will be served; activities during the event will include cornhole, volleyball and basketball and other games.

  • White to lead Business Fellowship

    Chris White, director of the Freedom Ministry at Knoxville’s Fuse Church, will be the guest speaker during the next Christian Business Fellowship of Roane County meeting.

    The meeting will begin at 8 a.m. June 20 in Harriman Shoney’s.

    “Their greatest passion is to see people set free, raised up and operating in their gifts and callings in God,” said Dee Mann of Rockwood’s Healing Rooms and River Gate Church, in describing White and his wife, Deb.

  • Two a.m. services at New Midway

    New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, now has two Sunday morning services.

    The services begin at 8:45 and 11 a.m.

    The church is at 240 New Midway Road.

  • Vacation Bible School 2015

    Batley Baptist
    “To the Edge: Encounter the God of the Universe” is the vacation Bible school theme at Batley Baptist Church near Oliver Springs. A VBS kickoff cookout will be from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 20; classes will be from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 21-25 at the church at 670 Batley Road. Free dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. daily. Call 435-2400 for transportation, and visit www.BatleyChurch.org for details.

  • Church Calendar: June 13-July 18

    SATURDAY, JUNE 13
    • Christian Business Fellowship of Roane County, a new ministry open to all business people, will meet at 8 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at Harriman Shoney’s for breakfast, prayer and fellowship. Call David Barkley at 705-1903 for details.

  • Vacation Bible School 2015

    Harriman United Methodist
    “Outback Rock: Where Kids Venture into Solid Faith” is the vacation Bible school theme at Harriman United Methodist Church. Sessions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. June 17-19. The church is at 601 Queen Ave. Call 882-1353 to preregister or for details.

  • Church Calendar: June 6-13

    SATURDAY, JUNE 6
    • Horizon Yacht Club will have a Blessing of the Fleet service beginning at 10 a.m. at Blue Springs Marina, Ten Mile. Luminary United Methodist Church Pastor Chuck Griffin will be the service officiant.