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Religion

  • 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.

  • Health fair a tribute to trio

    Speights Chapel AME Zion Church, Rockwood, is making plans for its inaugural Davison, Inman and Hawkins Health Fair.

    The event, planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 in Rockwood Community Center at 710 N. Chamberlain Ave., will be in memory of Rob Davison, Deidre Inman and Mechelle Hawkins, said the Rev. Bea Thomas of Speights Chapel.

    She added that the health fair is planned for the benefit of families in the community.

  • Homecoming choir aims to set season tone

    A free concert in Harriman’s Princess Theater today, Nov. 30, aims to put people in the Christmas spirit.

    The concert, which starts at 7 p.m., will be given by a gospel homecoming choir from many churches in Roane and Morgan counties.

    A love offering will be accepted to support Hands of Mercy in Kingston and Storehouse Ministries of Wartburg.

  • Church Calendar: Nov. 24-Dec. 1

    SATURDAY, NOV. 24
    • Union Valley Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a gospel singing beginning at 7 p.m. Featured singers include Walking by Faith, Hallelujah Praise and the Praise Him Youth Choir. The church is on Windrock Road. Call Pastor Wayne Morgan at 435-4150 for details.

    • The Christmas Bazaar at Rockwood United Methodist Church will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with handmade gifts and crafts. The church is at 801 N. Kingston Ave. Call 354-0753 for details.

  • 200 years of worship at Post Oak Springs

    Post Oak Springs Christian Church has a rich history as a mother church for the denomination.

    The Rockwood church celebrated its 200th anniversary during homecoming services earlier this month. Spencer Garner, who was pastor 31 years from 1968-99 and is now a missionary, was guest speaker.

    The church’s history spans through conflict, new styles of worship, new church buildings and changing congregations.

  • Supplies sought for victims of hurricane

    Big Emory Baptist Association and Remote Area Medical are teaming up to fill a tractor-trailer with supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

    Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Nov. 25 at the trailer, which is parked at Big Emory Baptist Association’s office at 1216 Ruritan Road, Harriman.

    Items needed include blankets, paper towels, baby food and diapers, soups, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, toys and stuffed animals and coats.

    No water or clothing will be accepted.

  • Hardaway to speak at service

    New Century United Methodist Church, Harriman, will observe its 61st annual Women’s Day beginning at 11 a.m. Nov. 18.

    Joyce Eskridge Hardaway, formerly of Harriman, will be the speaker for the hour.

    Special music will be provided by Veree Kilby.  Lunch will be served after morning worship.  

    Hardaway, who now lives in Chattanooga, is president and CEO of Hardaway Consulting Services. She is also a partner in Kastle Instructional Recovery, a tutoring business.