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Religion

  • National Day of Prayer: Observances in Harriman, Kingston

    May 7 will be observed as 2015’s National Day of Prayer.

    “Millions of people all across America will gather to pray for our country,” said the Rev. Mason Goodman, who is organizing an observance in Harriman at the Temperance Building.

    “Everyone is welcome to join us at 12 noon as we pray for God to bless America,” he added.

    Another observance will take place at noon on the front steps of the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

  • Darmody to be in concert at Roane Community SDA

    A concert by award-winning baritone Steve Darmody will begin at 11 a.m. May 2 during the worship service at Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    The church is at 336 Patton Lane, between Harriman and Rockwood.

    “Steve’s award-winning voice has been called ‘the milk chocolate voice of gospel music’,” one of his representatives said.

    The public is welcome to attend the concert.

    No admission will be charged. An offering will be received.

  • Church Calendar: May 1-16

    MONDAY, MAY 1
    • The Women’s Association of Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have a two-day estate/rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the church basement at 429 W. Rockwood St.

    SATURDAY, MAY 2
    • Benchmark Church, Oliver Springs, will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. The church is at 961 E. Tri County Blvd.

  • West Hills Presbyterian marking 50 years

    By Jeff Jenkins • For Roane Newspapers

    West Hills Presbyterian Church, at 506 West Hills Drive in Harriman, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in April.

    A reunion celebration is planned for April 19, with a special worship service at 10:30 a.m. and catered reunion meal to follow.

    Former members and worshippers are invited to attend this special celebration.

    Contact the church at 882-6640 or harrimanpca@gmail.com for information and to RSVP.

  • Forgetting Easter a big lesson in remembrance

    By Chuck Griffin • For Roane Newspapers

    Several years ago, back when I could easily call myself a young adult, I awoke after sleeping in one Sunday morning and went about my usual routine.

    I ate a late breakfast, watched television on the couch and wandered through the day carrying out some other activities that must have been fairly mindless, as I cannot remember them now.

    It was only later in the day, prompted by an item on the evening news, that I discovered something.

    It was Easter Sunday.

  • Apply for yearly Garden Grants starting April 1

    Roane County Cooperative Ministries will continue its April 1 tradition next week by kicking off its Garden Grants program.

    The program helps pay for starting a vegetable garden. Grants can be used to cover the cost of seeds, plants and one bag of fertilizer.

  • Club’s Palm Sunday service in Rockwood

    Harriman Music Club’s annual community Palm Sunday service will start at 2:30 p.m. March 29 in Rockwood United Methodist Church.

    The church is at 801 N. Kingston Ave.

    “Vocal and instrumental soloists, ensembles and choirs from the community churches and schools will provide musical selections in remembrance of this day,” said Julianne Bailey, Harriman Music Club spokeswoman.

    “Please plan to attend this uplifting performance.”

    Harriman Music Club was founded more than 100 years ago.

  • Calvary’s Blend to sing

    Calvary’s Blend from Chattanooga will be this month’s special guests for Rockwood’s Singing in the City, hosted by Victorious.

    The free concert will start at 6 p.m. March 28 in Rockwood Event Center at 116 W. Rockwood St.

    The Roane County Travelers Band will perform some of Gospel music’s old-time favorites.

    Refreshments are available in the dinner-theater-style setting.

    Call Dudley Evans at 245-8152 for details.

  • Church mother trio cited for community impact

    Three women who are respected church mothers in their congregations were recently honored for their impact on their communities.

    Progressive Citizens of Roane County, a new entity in the area, selected Minnie Love, Lillian Eskridge and Alma Fletcher for Distinguished Citizen Awards and honored them at an event at Harriman’s Bazeltown Baptist Church.

    Love, known for her fighting spirit, was recognized with the Distinguished Citizen Award for determination.

  • St. Andrew’s kicking off Lent season

    Two events at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman will mark the beginning of preparation for the most important holy day of the Christian Year — Easter.

    On Tuesday, Feb. 17, an annual feast of pancakes will be served from 5 to 7 p.m.

    The following day, traditional Ash Wednesday services will be at noon and 7 p.m.