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Religion

  • St. Andrew’s collecting stuffed animals Sunday

    Parishioners and guests at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, are asked to bring a new stuffed animal — with the tags still attached — to the 10 a.m. service on Mother’s Day, May 13.

    These toys will be brought forward for a blessing and then sent to area law-enforcement agencies to be used as needed.

  • Little Leaf Baptist to mark storied past at Sunday’s 122nd homecoming

    By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers

    Little Leaf Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will observe its 122nd church homecoming on May 6.

    Elder Kenneth Lewis, associate minister of Little Leaf, will be the morning speaker. The afternoon speaker will be the Rev. William Caldwell from Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Clinton.

    Little Leaf is at 228 E. Tri County Blvd.

    The history of Little Leaf Baptist Church has been compiled from living memories and faded records of days gone by.

  • Christian drug awareness youth rally today

    A Christian Drug Awareness Youth Rally will start at 6 p.m. April 27 in New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston.

    Guest speakers include Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton and individuals who have gone to Christian rehabilitation homes to fight their addictions.

    The event will include music, food and testimony.

    There will also be participation from Turning Point Ministries of Roane County and New Creations of El Centro, Calif.

    New Midway Baptist Church is at 240 New Midway Road.

  • Kingsway singing at Dyllis Baptist

    Kingsway, one of the area’s premier Southern gospel groups, will sing at 6 p.m. April 29 in Dyllis Baptist Church.

    The church is at 530 Dyllis Road in Harriman’s Dyllis community.

  • Courthouse venue for National Day of Prayer

    As American troops remain in harm’s way, the economy continues to waiver, and the upcoming elections approach, citizens of the United States are preparing to exercise their freedom to gather, worship and pray.

    Millions will answer the call to prayer on Thursday, May 3, in observance of the 61st annual National Day of Prayer.

    Roane County is among the sites for this year’s organized events.

  • Bishop to be at St. Andrew’s

    The Right Reverend George D. Young III, fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, will visit St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman at 4 p.m. April 22.

    This is a special visit for the purpose of offering the sacrament of Confirmation to Sarah Hooper, Lani Patterson, Mason Patterson, Bill White and Linda White.

    A reception welcoming the bishop and honoring the church’s new members will immediately follow.

  • Church Calendar: April 21-28

    SATURDAY, APRIL 21
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. The Christian Travelers and others will be featured. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

  • Couple’s years of service to the Lord honored

    James and Louise Evans of Rockwood will be honored in singing and celebration on April 21 for their more than 56 years of service to Greiver’s Chapel Baptist Church in the Ozone community.

    Their son, Dudley Evans, has planned the special occasion to start at 6 p.m. in the church.

    The Evans Family, an area gospel group consisting of Dudley Evans and his children, will host the singing. Special guest performances are planned by Johnny Hamilton, the Dave Raby Trio, James Brown Randy Kinkannon from Etowah and a special surprise group from Dayton.

  • Spotlight on Voice in the Wilderness Ministries
  • RSCC art show now under way

    Roane State Community College is exhibiting its annual Student Art Show in the O’Brien Art Gallery through April 26 on the main campus in Roane County.

    The open reception and awards ceremony will be at noon April 26 in the art gallery. Last year, nearly $3,000 in prizes and scholarships were awarded.

    This annual event is open to all Roane State student artists and is an opportunity for students to hone their skills and gain exhibition experience.