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Religion

  • 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.  

  • Constitution seminar Saturday

    A seminar, “Our Constitution: A Godly Design for Government,” will be presented Nov. 3 in Grace Community Church at 438 W. Race St., Kingston.

    The countywide seminar on the U.S. Constitution will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

    It will be taught by Ray Morgan, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and ROTC instructor.

    Morgan, an avid student of the U.S. Founding
    Fathers, developed this course on the Constitution as part of the ROTC curriculum at Charleston Southern University.

  • Prayer service, balloon release for drug abuse

    Those who have suffered from drug abuse, as well as those who give thanks that the negative effects of drug abuse haven’t entered into their lives are encouraged to join family and friends of Clayton Smith and the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition for a special prayer and “Say No to Drugs” balloon release.

    The ninth annual event starts at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Smith’s gravesite at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

  • Church pianist remembered with a special scholarship

    A scholarship in memory of Marie Guinn, former pianist of Liberty Baptist Church, Lawnville Road, Kingston, will be helping a church member attend college.

    Family members said Isaac Allen, a youth at the church Guinn devotedly attended, was selected. The youth is one of six children in his family.

    The family of Guinn, who passed away Aug. 19, 2011, wanted to honor her memory in some way, and decided to do a scholarship.

  • Annual campaign gives to needy kids

    It’s time once again to fill shoe boxes with small gifts to be collected and sent all around the world to needy children.

    Roane County’s collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 12-18.

    Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian relief and evangelism organization run by Franklin Graham.

    Missionary Bob Pierce began the program in 1970, and Graham took it over in 1978.

  • 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