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Religion

  • Creatures great and small to be blessed in service

    A line of pets will begin forming at 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, for the fifth annual Blessing of the Animals.

    Everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses – four legs, two legs, feathered or scaled – all creatures are welcome.

    Light refreshments will be served for all the pets and their caretakers.

    This favorite traditional ceremony may be traced back to the fourth century when animals were first allowed into the church to be blessed.

  • The Chase raises funds for infant loss awareness

    Registration for “The Chase,” a 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk to raise money for infant loss awareness, will be at 8 a.m. Sept. 27 at Fort Southwest Point Recreational Park, Kingston.

    This is Grace Community Church’s second annual race, which raises awareness and funds for sudden infant death syndrome.

    The race is in loving memory of Chase Austin Ruffner.

    Chase, infant son of church members Isaiah and Brittany Ruffner, lost his life to sudden infant death syndrome.

  • Silver anniversary of Miller’s ordination

    Redeemer Lutheran Church, Midtown, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of Pastor Michael Miller’s ordination into the ministry.

    The celebration on Sept. 7 includes, from left, the Rev. Steven Scov, the Rev. Robert Pfaff, the Rev. Roger Paavola, Miller and the Rev. Bill Couch.

    The church is at 1658 Roane State Hwy.

  • New Midway fish fry to benefit youth missions

    The youth of New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a fish fry on Sept. 27 in the church’s family life center on New Midway Road.

    The church’s youth are planning to go on a number of missions trips this year, and the proceeds from the fish fry will go toward the cost of those trips.

    The fish fry will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Tickets for all-you-can-eat crappie and catfish, with all sides, are $11 per person.

    They are available from any New Midway Baptist member, or they may be purchased at the door.

  • OS First Baptist welcoming back former pastors

    Oliver Springs First Baptist Church is welcoming back two of its former pastors for upcoming services.

    The Rev. Charles Parker, senior pastor from 1986-95, will conduct services on Sept. 12.

    Former pastor Tony Rutherford, who served the Oliver Springs congregation from April 1996 to November 2002, will be the guest speaker for services on Sept. 21.

    The church is at 206 Roane St.

    Parker left Oliver Springs First Baptist to become senior pastor at Jacksboro First Baptist, where he served until 2002.

  • Griffith new Dyllis pastor

    James Griffith has accepted the call to lead the ministry of Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, as pastor.

    Griffith, a native of Morgan County, began his pastoral duties the church on Aug. 17.

    He is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, holding a Master of Divinity in Christian ministry degree.

    He also holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

    Prior to his duties at Dyllis Baptist Church, Griffith served as associate pastor of Eubank Baptist Church in Eubank, Ky.

  • Folk Mountain Gospel artists to be at church

    Folk Mountain Gospel artists Don and Donna Mohl will make a return visit to Roane Community Adventist Church at 7 p.m. Sept. 17.

    The Mohls use folk mountain music and heart-warming stories to encourage and inspire.

    Their unique style of music blends biblical and traditional instruments, such as hammered dulcimer, bowed psaltery, zither, mountain dulcimer, mandolin and guitar with their voices.

    CDs, DVDs and handcrafted biblical musical instruments will be available for sale after the program.

  • Caney Ford Baptist marks special anniversaries

    Caney Ford Baptist Church, Midtown, is celebrating its 143rd homecoming anniversary and the 60th anniversary of its current building.

    Former members and friends are welcome to the celebration service at 11 a.m. Sept. 14. Former pastor Rev. Mark McCoig will be speaking.

    McCoig is among 28 pastors who have served the church. The Rev. Taylor Phelps is current pastor.

    Caney Ford Baptist Church was organized in April 1870. Laymen of the church preached until a pastor was called in March 1871.

  • Capps retiring from Rockwood church

    Rockwood Baptist Tabernacle Church will have a farewell potluck dinner at noon Sept. 7 for Preacher Lewis Capps, seen here on his 40th ministerial anniversary with his wife Wanda, and Roane County Road Superintendent Dennis Ferguson.

    Capps is retiring after 41 years with the church at 427 Tedder St.

  • Luminary starts new Bible ministry

    Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, will begin a new ministry built around food and a love for the stories of the Bible.

    The church’s new regular Wednesday program starts on Sept. 10.

    It has two goals, Pastor Chuck Griffin said. First: to ensure anyone needing a good meal can have one, regardless of ability to pay. And afterward: to provide a basic understanding of what the Bible says about God’s work in the world.

    “We want to provide nourishment for both the body and the soul,” he added.