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Religion

  • Little Leaf Baptist to be a part of OS Old Town tour

    Little Leaf Baptist Church will participate in the Tour of the Old Town in Oliver Springs on Oct. 19.

    The Oliver Springs Historical Society’s walking tour will start on Main Street, where people of the community will portray those of the town’s past to tell their stories.

    Julia Hopper Daniel from Little Leaf Baptist Church will play the part of Adeline Staples, her great-great-grandmother who was born into slavery in 1845.

  • Church Calendar: Oct. 19-Nov. 3

    FRIDAY, OCT. 19
    • Rockwood United Methodist Church will have its two day Christmas bazaar in the church at 801 N. Kingston Ave. Bazaar hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and start at 9 a.m. Saturday. A potato soup/chili meal on Friday is available for $6. Handmade items and baked goods are among the sale items offered during the bazaar; a couple of auctions are also planned. Call 354-0753 for details.

    SATURDAY, OCT. 20

  • St. Andrew’s project aims to give kids a smile

    “Hoping to give a child a smile when that child really doesn’t have much to smile about” is how Dianne Beha described a recent outreach project of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman.

    “Filling their little arms with a warm stuffed animal gives hope and love to them when it is needed,” added Beha, president of the church’s Episcopal Churchwomen.

    Hundreds of stuffed animals — ranging from whimsical to hand stitched — were purchased and brought to the church over several weeks.

  • Oak Ridge church selling to developers

    The 250-member congregation of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church voted last week to accept the offer by developers Blanchard and Calhoun to sell the church.  

    This clears the way to include the church property in a planned retail development at Illinois Avenue and Oak Ridge Turnpike.

    “The voting that occurred following the Sunday worship service was conducted in accordance with the bylaws of the church,” said David Savoie, president of the Board of Trustees.

  • Church Calendar: Sept. 30-Oct. 7

    SUNDAY, SEPT. 30
    • The adult Bible class of Roane Church of Christ, Kingston, will study “God’s Glory” at 9:30 a.m. The worship service sermon, “The Bible Doctrine of Authority,” will be delivered at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 1204 S. Kentucky St.

    MONDAY, OCT. 1
    • Edgewood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a two-day youth revival with Evangelist Greg Locke. Services begin at 7 p.m. daily through Oct. 2. The church is at 750 Gallaher Road.

  • St. Andrew’s to bless animals for 3rd year

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman will join other churches across the country and around the world on Oct. 6 in the custom of the Blessing of the Animals.

    This is the third annual celebration for St. Andrew’s and will be open to the public. A line of pets — everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses — will begin forming at 2 p.m. at the church at 180 Circle Drive.

  • Hard-Fighting Soldier: Harriman’s Barksdale receives special honor

    Those who know Carrie Barksdale would never argue that she’s part of Jesus Christ’s army of Christians who live to spread His gospel.

    Now it’s official: the Harriman woman was cited earlier this month with the Hard-Fighting Soldier Award during this month’s 2012 Tennessee State Lectureship banquet in Gatlinburg.

    “The pay may not be much,” she told the audience when she was given the honor, “but the retirement is out of this world.”

  • Evans Family’s Gospel Music Reunion slated

    The Evans Family of Rockwood will again host its 26th annual Gospel Singers Reunion this weekend at Roane County Park.

    The singing will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22.

    Dudley Evans said this year’s singing features several outstanding regional gospel trios and quartets that will fill the park with great sounds of inspirational songs for all gospel music lovers.

  • See You at the Pole youth rally set for next week

    Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a See You at the Pole youth rally starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the church at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd.

    Jamey Ragle, evangelist and comedian, will conduct the rally. The Tennessee Temple Slammers and Tennessee Temple Praise and Worship Band will also perform.

    For more than three decades, Ragle has motivated, inspired, encouraged and created hilarity around the world.

  • Church Calendar: Sept. 22-Oct. 28

    SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
    • The 190th annual session of the Hiwassee Primitive Baptist Association will begin at 9 a.m. in New Hope Primitive Baptist Church at 1010 New Hope Road, Rockwood. All-day preaching is planned.

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