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Religion

  • Church Calendar: Aug. 1-10

    FRIDAY, AUG. 1
    • Rockwood Church of God of Prophecy will have a two-day church rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church at 812 S. Kingston Ave.

  • Courts of Praise giving away backpacks

    Courts of Praise Church, Harriman, will give away backpacks and school supplies on Aug. 3 in the church at 215 Maple St., Harriman.

    A short service will kick off the event at 11 a.m. followed by the giveaway and fun activities for the youngsters.

    Free hot dogs and snacks will be available.

    Two hundred backpacks will be given away.

    Courts of Praise collaborated with Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Kingston, to provide the backpacks.

    A child must be present to receive a backpack.

    Call 335-3077 for details.

  • OR minister to conduct Sevier Drive gospel meet

    Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman, will have its gospel meeting Aug. 4-6.

    “What Excuse Do You Have?” based on Luke 14:15-24, will be the theme.

    Services will begin at 7 p.m. daily in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive.

    Bro. Charles Caruthers, minister of Scarboro Church of Christ, Oak Ridge, will conduct the meeting.

    A member of Scarboro Church of Christ for more than 38 years, Caruthers has served as the church’s pulpit minister since May 2010.

  • Inky Johnson, Vols QB headline event

    Orchard View Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a free community outreach and night of encouragement on July 27.

    The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Oliver Springs High School football field.

    Guest speaker will be University of Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman.

    Inky Johnson, a former UT player whose hopes of having an NFL career were ended with a paralyzing injury while he played for UT, will be the featured speaker.

    Johnson went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at UT.

  • Royal Priesthood leads Singing in the City

    The Royal Priesthood of Southeast Tennessee will be the featured group for Victorious’ Singing in the City on July 19 at Rockwood Event Center.

    Dudley Evans of Victorious described The Royal Priesthood as “an old-style Southern gospel music group” whose leader was formerly with the Kingsmen Quartet.

    Refreshments will be served, and a love offering will be taken for the group.

  • Griffin new Luminary UMC pastor

    Luminary United Methodist Church, along Watts Bar Lake a few miles south of Kingston, has welcomed a new pastor.

    The Rev. Chuck Griffin officially became the spiritual leader of the 350-member congregation on July 1. He previously served churches in Lexington, Ky., Jonesborough and Kingsport.

  • Cardiff VBS balloon launch

    Molly LaRue, above, keeps a tight grip on her balloon before Cardiff Baptist Church’s big balloon release last week to launch the church’s upcoming vacation Bible school.

    Each balloon released from the church at 2170 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood, has a special invitation and tag on it. Anyone who finds one of the balloons and returns it to the church during VBS will be eligible for a special prize, said VBS director Les LaRue.

    The VBS theme is Lifeway's Agency’s “D3.”

  • Vacation Bible School 2014

    New Mountain View Baptist
    “Gone Fishing: ‘Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men’ (Matthew 4:19)” is the theme of vacation Bible school at New Mountain View Baptist Church, Oliver Springs. Classes for all ages will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 14-18 in the church at 381 Mahoney Road; refreshments will be served. Call 435-5242 for details or transportation.

  • Church Calendar: July 13-19

    SUNDAY, JULY 13
    • St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate Pastor Jesse and Elfreda Williams for 35 years of spiritual leadership and faithful service. They will be honored during two services: the Rev. Gerald Marshall of Dayton, Ohio, will lead the 11 a.m. service; the Rev. Alvin Douglass of Anointed Praise and Worship Church will be in charge of the 3 p.m. service. The church is at 1038 Trenton St.

  • Fowler new to Rockwood Methodist

    Rockwood United Methodist Church welcomes the Rev. Bill Fowler to its pulpit.

    Appointed to the church by the Bishop and Cabinet of the Holston Annual Conference, Fowler assumed pastoral, preaching and administrative duties on July 1.

    Fowler will emphasize preaching, teaching, pastoring and church administration.

    “Hopefully, all of us will follow the Lord’s leadership as the Holy Spirit opens our eyes to possibilities for witness and service in the Kingdom of God through Rockwood UMC,” he said.