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  • Big Emory Baptist Association making plans for Pigeon Forge youth conference

    Big Emory Baptist Association will continue a tradition of more than 30 years with its Draw the Line youth conference next month in Pigeon Forge.

    Worship, praise, skits, testimonies and black lights are planned for the conference, which will be March 22-23 in the Country Tonite Theatre, the latest venue for the Pigeon Forge event.

  • Church Calendar: Feb. 6-16

    FRIDAY, FEB. 8
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a large two-day rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road. Call 376-2990 for details.

  • Free tests, information at Feb. 18 health fair

    Luminary United Methodist Church, Ten Mile, will provide access to several medical specialists and health-related service providers during its annual Presidents Day health fair.

    The health fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 20. The church is at 3401 River Road.

    The University of Tennessee Breast Health Outreach Program will perform screening mammograms for both uninsured and insured women from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in its digital mammography mobile unit.

  • Bradbury church helps with Habitat need

    A group of 18 students from Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., stopped in Kingston on their way down to Birmingham, Ala., to spend a week building a Habitat for Humanity home, and they received a bit of Southern hospitality that they weren’t expecting.

    Jackie Keating, team leader and Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity Chapter president, asked if Roane County Habitat for Humanity would be willing to let the students use the organization’s office as an overnight camp during its 18-hour trip to Birmingham.

  • Church Calendar: Feb. 4-8, 2013

    MONDAY, FEB. 4
    • Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St. Social worker Kathy Parks will present the program on senior life plans. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish or dessert for the meal following the program.

    FRIDAY, FEB. 8

  • Bethel's fall fest a boost for area

    Bethel Presbyterian Church and the Kingston community have come together for the past three years to benefit area nonprofit organizations with the church’s annual fall festival.

    “This year’s receipts saw an increase of 20 percent over last year due to the great turnout from the community,” said Micki Anderson, one of the fall festival organizers.

    The most recent fall festival started with a fellowship breakfast and a youth-led yard sale.

  • Church Calendar: Dec. 30-Jan. 7

    SUNDAY, DEC. 30
    • New Midway Missionary Baptist Church, Kingston, will have its fifth Sunday night singing beginning at 6 p.m. The church is on New Midway Road.

    MONDAY, JAN. 7

    • Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the church’s family life center at 215 N. Kentucky St. Chuck and Diana Whaley will present the program on the Voice of Children-Haiti. Those attending are asked to bring soup, sandwiches or dessert for the meal following the program.

  • Church honored for proper U.S. flag display

    Members of Avery Trace Chapter NSDAR award Southwest Point Baptist Church Pastor Larry Bolden with a Certificate of Excellence for the Kingston church’s proper use, correct display and patriotic preservation of the U.S. flag with the display honoring veterans of American wars on Veterans Day.

    On hand for the presentation are, front row from left, Janice Black, Rosemary Alexander, Bolden, Avery Trace Regent Brenda Hall McDonald; second row, Annabelle Harvey, Shirley Smith; third row, Amanda Crumby; and back row, Jane McPherson.

  • St. Andrew's continue time-honored tradition

    The congregation of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman welcomes the public to its significant Roane County tradition: the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve celebrating the Nativity of Jesus.

    A musical interlude will begin at 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 24, followed by the Eucharist at 11.

    The Rev. Harry Howard, resident priest at St. Andrew’s, will, for the first time, offici-
    ate at the Christmas Eve service.   

    Robin Duff will be the featured soloist.

  • Christmas Eve Services

    • Glen Alice Christian Church, Rockwood, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight worship service at 8 p.m. The service will focus on Jesus Christ as “God among us” and is themed “O Come Emmanuel.” Open Communion will be offered to all who have submitted at Christian disciples. The church is at 1849 Spring City Hwy.

    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. The church is at 203 S. Kentucky St.