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Religion

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.