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  • Dudley Evans Singers Reunion set

    The 24th annual Dudley Evans Singers reunion this weekend at Roane County Park, Midtown, will include a number of area favorite groups for the two-day event.

    Music starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 includes The Freemans from Nashville.

    Music starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 includes Heirline from Chattanooga.

    The Evans Family will perform and host the weekend event.

    Other guest singers include Crimson River, Gracesong, Chattanooga’s The Southland Quartet, Dave Raby and others.

  • Event a tribute to a tender, kind friend and protector

    For the fourth consecutive year, all pets and their owners will be welcomed to a special event on Oct. 6 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman, where they will be offered God’s blessing.

    “Marking the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we will celebrate our pets and reaffirm our role as caretakers of God’s creatures and creation,” said the Rev. Harry Howard, who will preside at the service. “All pets and their caretakers from every denomination are invited.”

  • Midnight Cry to give concert next week in Oliver Springs

    Midnight Cry Southern Gospel Ministry will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 in Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    Midnight Cry consists of Greg Day, Stan Shuman and David Walker.

    Day, one of the founders of Midnight Cry, is a singer and songwriter.

    In 1986, he and his brother, Chuck, wrote “Midnight Cry,” now one of the most-recorded songs in gospel music.

    Shuman, also a Midnight Cry founder and songwriter, has performed at the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry and made television appearances.

  • Haskell Cooley Family to sing in Harriman

    The Haskell Cooley Family will present “A Time for Refreshing” at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Childs Memorial Baptist Church, Harriman.

    The night of gospel music will include Haskell Cooley, singer and former pianist for the Cathedral Quartet, and his wife, JoLee, a bass player and singer.

    The church is at 402 Childs Road.

  • Sept. 15 is Back to Church Sunday

    Victory Baptist Church of Kingston is among 20,000 churches nationwide participating in Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 15.

    The church will participate in the national movement of churches across America starting with a 10 a.m. service in the church at 2121 Kingston Hwy.

    National Back to Church Sunday is an initiative that is inviting America back to church.

    It seeks to reach out to people who once attended church, but don't any more and invite them to return for a special Sunday.

  • Dyllis Baptist Church marking 131 years

    Homecoming at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, on Sept. 15 will celebrate the church’s 131st year.

    The celebration will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship service will follow at 11, with the Rev. Charlie Dean bringing the message.

    A covered-dish luncheon will follow the service.

    Longtime church member Bonita Irwin recalls that the church was known as Prospect Baptist Church until 1954.

    “The church voted to change the name to Dyllis Baptist Church,” she said.

  • Gospel singing to boost reunion

    A gospel music benefit for 24th annual Dudley Evans Family Singers Reunion will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 in Walnut Hill Baptist Church at 106 Birch St., Harriman.

    The Evans Family, Southland Quartet, Crimson River, Gracesong and Dave Raby will be featured.

    The Singers Reunion, which typically helps benefit community services, will be Sept. 20-21 at Roane County Park, Midtown.

    Friday’s event will feature The Freemans of Nashville, with Heirline of Chattanooga headlining on Saturday.

  • Acting minister to speak at homecoming

    “Are You Covered?” from Psalms 91:3-4 will be the theme of Sevier Drive Church of Christ’s 2013 homecoming.

    The homecoming service will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive, Harriman.

    Dinner will be served after the evening worship service.

    The church’s acting minister, Bro. Glynn Whitaker, will be the speaker.

    Whitaker, the youngest of nine children, was born in Suffolk, Va., to Arthur and Alma Whitaker.

  • Grace Church’s 5K raising money for SIDS research

    October is Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Kingston’s Grace Community Church is hosting “The Chase,” a 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk to raise money for infant loss awareness.

    The Oct. 19 race at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston, 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.

  • Fall Into His Arms conference slated

    Morrison Hill Christian Church, Kingston, will be the site of the first Fall into His Arms Women’s Conference.

    Organizers call it “The first of its kind in Roane County.” It will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 and from 9 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 in the church at 106 Morrison Hill Circle.

    The conference is organized by Brenda Wright, a Bible teacher at Morrison Hill Christian Church.