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Religion

  • Church Calendar: May 4-11

    SATURDAY, MAY 4
    • New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a free spring fling from 1 to 4 p.m. with food and games for all ages. A basketball game between the church’s youth and adults begins at 4:30 p.m. The church is at 240 New Midway Road.

    • Mossy Grove Baptist Church will have a truck and car show. Call 423-346-6367 or 423-346-6117 for details. The church is at 347 Mossy Grove Road in Morgan County, just outside Harriman.

  • Elvis tribute shows to help stock food pantry

    Courts of Praise Church, Harriman, will have some king-sized help to raise money and food donations for its food pantry with Memories of Elvis this weekend.

    Rick Hammond will present two shows that pay tribute to Elvis Presley, known as The King of Rock’n’Roll.

    His Memories of Elvis begins at 7 p.m. May 3 in the Princess Theatre. Doors open at 6:30; admission is $10 per person or $5 with donation of canned food items.

  • Courthouse to be National Day of Prayer locale

    Parson’s Rest Ministries, Rockwood, will lead a public National Day Prayer event at noon May 2 on the front steps of the Roane County Courthouse, Kingston.

    Call John Mann at 354-8913 for details.

    Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 2 in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer.

    This year’s theme, “Pray for America,” is based on Matthew 12:21 — “In His name the nations will put their hope.”

  • Church Calendar: April 27-May 5

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27
    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a gospel singing starting at 7 p.m. Featured singers include Roy Freels, Hallelujah Praise and the Praise Him youth choir. The church is on Windrock Road. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

    • Harriman First Presbyterian Church will have a fundraising Deacons Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at the church at 601 Clinton St.

  • Day of Prayer observance set in Harriman

    As the nation struggles with various issues, U.S. citizens are preparing to exercise their freedom to gather, worship and pray.

    Millions will answer the call to prayer on May 2 in observance of the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer.

    Organized events will be held in thousands of public venues, including Harriman, where intercession will be made for America and its leadership.

    The Harriman observance will begin at noon at the Temperance Building on Roane Street.

  • Lots going on at Alpha House

    Alpha House Inc., a faith-based transitional home for women leaving incarceration, had its first volunteer training in Providence House, Oak Ridge.

    Prior to the training, an architectural conceptual drawing for a permanent structure for the ministry was unveiled.

    A capital campaign to fund construction will be initiated in the near future.

    The ministry is also planning to open its “Alpha BitZ” Thrift Store on May 1 at 5110 Harriman Hwy. (Hwy. 62) in the former Morrow Furniture Store building.

  • Church Calendar: April 13-27

    SATURDAY, APRIL 13
    • Emory Gap Missionary Baptist Church, Harriman, will have a free clothing giveaway for most sizes from noon to 3 p.m. at the church at 120 Poland Drive.

    • Sevier Street Seventh-day Adventist Church’s youth concert, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed. The concert will be rescheduled in May. The church is at 950 Sevier Ave., Harriman.

  • Ava Barber to be in Kingston

    Ava Barber, a featured performer on “The Lawrence Welk Show,” will be the guest performer next week during the meeting of Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart.

    The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. April 1 in the church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St.

    The program is open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert for the meal afterward.

  • Church Calendar: March 29-April 1

    FRIDAY, MARCH 29
    • Swan Pond United Methodist Church, Harriman, will present its annual Good Friday “service of darkness” beginning at 6 p.m. The Rev. Brenda Poole will conduct the service. The church is at 1317 Swan Pond Road. Call Pool at 660-2102 for details.

    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a Good Friday worship service beginning at 7 p.m. “Crossings” is the message. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road West. Call 376-2990 for details.

  • Bethel helps others for Lenten season

    By Wendy Neff, For Roane Newspapers
    I came to Bethel Presbyterian Church as pastor nearly two years ago, in the middle of Lent.

    The church was somewhat still in transition, having just had an interim pastor, and so Lenten practices were minimal.

    Last year, we went back to previous practices of a special Lenten Bible study and Save Our Saturday mission events.