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Religion

  • Golden milestone for St. Andrew’s

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will have a birthday party on Nov. 23.

    The church will celebrate its 50th year at its current site in West Hills at 190 Circle Drive.

    The celebration will follow the 10 a.m. church service.

    St. Andrew’s present structure was built in 1964 because the church’s former home had become too small for the needs of the parish.

    On June 28, 1964, the Right Rev. John Vander Horst, bishop of Tennessee dedicated the new block and stone building overlooking the city.

  • Barkley ordained with Rockwood’s River Gate Church

    The Rev. David M. Barkley was recently ordained with River Gate Church, Rockwood, where he has been pastor since 2011.

    Barkley attended Spring Arbor University, graduated from Caribbean College of the Bible, and previously pastored churches in Michigan, Knox and Morgan counties.

    He is a teacher of the Word, moving in the prophetic and five-fold ministry.

    He has served as evangelist and missionary to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Africa and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.

  • Rockwood Thanksgiving service Nov. 23

    Rockwood Ministerial Association will have its annual Rockwood Community Thanksgiving Celebration on Nov. 23.

    The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in Rockwood First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 328 W. Rockwood St.

    Special music will be provided.

    The speaker will be the Rev. Sam Reese, pastor of Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church. Several Rockwood ministers will participate.

    The offering will assist in the many Community Care Ministries of the Rockwood Ministerial Association.

  • Thanksgiving meal, singing on Victorious agenda

    Victorious, a gospel group that includes Dudley Evans, Doug and Susie Johnson and Johnny Hamilton, will sing during M-14’s Thanksgiving dinner at David Webb Riverfront Park in Harriman.

    Free dinner will be served by the ministry of Epic Church (formerly Courts of Praise) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 27.

    Victorious will sing at noon; Joe Seiber will preach.

    Free groceries will be distributed.

  • Church Calendar: Nov. 21-22

    FRIDAY, NOV. 21
    • Rockwood Ministerial Association will take applications for its annual Christmas food basket program from 10 a.m. to noon in the ministry’s food pantry at 223 N. Front Ave. The program serves residents in the Rockwood area. Applicants will need to have proper identification and documentation regarding total monthly income.

    SATURDAY NOV. 22
    • Courts of Praise Church, 215 Maple St., Harriman, will have a Christmas bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold.

  • Applications sought from Rockwoodians needing holiday help

    Rockwood Ministerial Association will begin accepting applications next week for its annual Christmas Food Basket Program.

    Sign-up periods will be from 10 a.m. to noon weekdays from Nov. 10-21 in the RMA Food Pantry at 223 N. Front Ave.

    Applications will be accepted for families in the Rockwood area.

    Applicants will need to have proper identifica-

    tion and documentation regarding total monthly income.

    More than 300 baskets will be packed beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19 in Rockwood First Christian Church at 328 W. Rockwood St.

  • Kingston First Baptist accepting applications for Christmas baskets

    Kingston First Baptist Church will accept applications for Christmas basket assistance for the Kingston and Harriman areas next week.

    Applications will be taken from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13, as well as from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 14.

    All applications will be accepted in Kingston First Baptist Church at 215 N. Kentucky St.

    Applicants must provide either photo identification or two forms of identification.

    They must also provide proof of address and proof of income.

  • ‘Just Say No’ balloon release Nov. 9

    Those who have suffered from the negative effects of drug abuse — as well as those who have given thanks that the negative effects of drug abuse haven’t entered into their life — are welcome to join family and friends of Clayton Smith and Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition for a special prayer and balloon release.

    The event will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at Smith’s gravesite at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The gravesite is at the bottom left side of the evergreen cross that can be seen from Bethel Valley Road in Oak Ridge.

  • Baines new Piney Grove pastor

    Piney Grove Baptist Church, Midtown, recently called Thomas Baines as its pastor.

    Baines, a native of Lebanon, is a 1965 graduate of Donelson High School.

    He graduated with an associate’s degree in 1971 from Cumberland Junior College in Lebanon.

    He received a bachelor’s degree in 1973 from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

    He served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68 and served in Vietnam in 1967.

    From 1973-80, Baines was a teacher and coach at Lebanon High School.

  • Grace Christian to take part in ‘I Stand Sunday’

    Grace Community Church, Kingston, will stand with churches in Houston on Nov. 2 to protect religious liberty.

    “We will be hosting a viewing of the live simulcast of the ‘I Stand Sunday’ event,” said Ralton Emory of the church.

    “This 90-minute simulcast is open to all, and we invite all who stand for religious liberty to join us that evening.”

    The simulcast will start at 7 p.m. in Grace Christian Church at 438 W. Race St.