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Religion

  • 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.

  • Church Calendar: Oct. 31-Nov. 8

    FRIDAY, OCT. 31
    • 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 more information.

  • Headlocks on Hunger wrestling to help food pantry

    Mid-South Wrestling Association returns to Harriman next month, with part of its proceeds going to the M-14 Ministry, which serves the hungry in the Harriman area.

    Doors open for the Nov. 1 show at 6:30 p.m., with bell time at 7:45 p.m. in Harriman American Legion Hall at 624 Morgan St.

    In addition to a championship matchup, the Headlocks on Hunger event will feature a super junior heavyweight tournament.

    Tickets are $8. Children 4 and younger are admitted free.

  • Pelfreys headline Gospel Singers Reunion

    The Pelfreys of Chattanooga — headed by former Gold City lead vocalist Jerry Pelfrey — will be the guest featured group for the 25th annual Dudley Evans Gospel Singers Reunion.

    The silver anniversary event will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 11 at Roane County Park shed 2, Midtown.

    Victorious, with members Evans, Johnny Hamilton, Doug and Susie Johnson, will be the host group.

    A number of area singers and groups will also be involved with the singing.

  • Former youth minister to lead OS First Baptist service Oct. 12

    Oliver Springs First Baptist Church will welcome the Rev. Blair Waddell to lead its morning worship service on Oct. 12.

    Waddell is a former Oliver Springs First Baptist youth minister.

    He’s among the visiting former church leaders who have been conducting services in the absence of a full-time pastor.

    Waddell led a thriving youth group during his tenure in Oliver Springs.

    He started studies for his master’s degree while on staff at Oliver Springs First Baptist.

  • Kingston native Wright singing in hometown

    Singer-songwriter and Kingston native Woody Wright will make a couple of appearances in his hometown in October.

    Wright is a featured artist with the “Gaither Homecoming” series and a gospel recording artist.

    He will be the guest speaker as he revisits some of his school teachers at the Oct. 10 Roane County Retired Teachers luncheon in Kingston Community Center.

    The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m.

    On Oct. 13, Wright will be the guest artist for Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart luncheon.

  • Blessed Sacrament CCW ready for fall bazaar

    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church parishioners, from left, Renee O’Toole, Mariann D’Alessandro and Barbara Ricker are among the community members who participated in last year’s Council of Catholic Women’s annual fall bazaar.

    This year’s bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 11 in the church hall at 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman.

    Attic treasures, holiday crafts, home-baked goods are among this year’s offerings; a silent auction is also planned.

    The bazaar is the CCW’s biggest fundraising event.

  • Campbell principal’s widow key speaker on ending violence

    The Women’s Interfaith Dialogue of Oak Ridge will present a community forum featuring Jo Bruce, director of the Oak Ridge Schools Family Resource Center.

    Bruce, whose husband was a Campbell County High School principal killed in a 2005 school shooting, will speak on “Breaking the Cycle of Violence.”

    The forum, free and open to the public, will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 in the fellowship Hall of Grace Covenant Church’s Trinity Center at 320 Robertsville Road.

  • Heaven Bound to sing

    Heaven Bound of Navarre, Fla., will be the featured guest performers at the monthly Fourth Saturday Singing in the City.

    The gospel duo of Randy and Patty Simmons will sing at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Rockwood Event Center.

    Victorious Ministries will have Southern gospel music and refreshments in a dinner-style setting for this month’s event.

    Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.

    Victorious will also have other local talent singing on the stage.

    Call Dudley Evans at 245-8152 for details.