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Religion

  • Church Calendar: Aug. 31-Sept. 9

    FRIDAY, AUG. 31
    • Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have an open house and neighborhood block party from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church at 429 W. Rockwood St. Food, games, prizes and Christian fellowship are among the attractions; those attending will have opportunities to visit the city’s oldest church and hear about the Presbyterian denomination.

  • New pastor leads Clymersville church

    Chad Morrison is the new pastor at Clymersville Baptist Church in Rockwood.

    His first Sunday in the pulpit was July 29.

    “This is my first pastorate. It’s exciting, but I’m very nervous,” he said.

    Morrison, 29, comes to Rockwood from Louisville in Blount County.

    He and his wife Melissa have a son, Levi, 3.

    Over the past nine years, Morrison has served as youth and family pastor at three different churches in Maryville and Kingston.

  • Play tackles Christian hypocrisy

    An original Christian drama will tackle the issues of Christians who live one way Sunday and a completely different life the rest of the week.

    “Mistaken Identity” is a drama written and produced by a Roane County production, DouHar, created as a result of a partnership between childhood friends,  Mary Alice Douglass and Alicia Harris.

    It will be presented at Jamieson Community Development Center on Margrave Drive, Harriman, at 6 p.m. Sept. 1. A $5 donation will be taken at the door.

  • 'Pastors retire; preachers don't': Kelley, 86, still sharing God’s Word in Rockwood

    Exactly 45 years after his first sermon at Clymersville Baptist, members of Charles Kelley’s congregation gathered to wish him a happy 86th birthday and recognize four decades of service to the Rockwood church.

    Kelley preached his first sermon there on Aug. 13, 1967, when Clymersville was a mission of Rockwood First Baptist Church. Back then, there were nine members in the congregation. Today, Clymersville Baptist has around 300 members.

  • Harper devoted to Little Leaf

    By Julia Hopper Daniel, For Roane Newspapers
    Mamie Louise Harper was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Oliver Springs, and died Oct. 8, 1990, while on a visit for the funeral of her sister, Josephine, in Los Angeles.

    She was the daughter of the late Minnie Mae Crozier and William Julian Hopper Sr. She spelled her last name as “Harper,” instead of Hopper, along with her brother Samuel.

    Harper left her mark on society through her work in the church, the community, and the education system.

  • ONE rallies youths from 22 area churches
  • VBS fun at Central Baptist
  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Central Baptist
    “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the vacation Bible school theme at Central Baptist Church, Kingston. Classes for ages 3 (potty trained) up to teens will be offered July 23-27 and will begin with supper at 5:30 p.m.; worship and activities will follow from 6 to 8:45 in the church at 245 Bailey Road. Call 919-5115 to preregister.

    Rockwood Church of Christ

  • Fifty flags celebrate U.S. pride

    Shiloh Baptist Church, Kingston, displays 50 flags in its Fourth of July display at the church at 4242 Decatur Hwy.

    Flags in honor and memory of veterans and Armed Forces members currently serving were also on display in the special holiday showing of patriotism.

    “Members and friends of the church contributed to make this display possible,” church member Cindy Jones said.

    “We are proud to honor our military and thank God for the women and men who serve for our freedom.”

  • Vacation Bible School 2012

    Central Baptist
    “Amazing Wonders Aviation” is the vacation Bible school theme at Central Baptist Church, Kingston. Classes for ages 3 (potty trained) up to teens will be offered July 23-27 and will begin with supper at 5:30 p.m.; worship and activities will follow from 6 to 8:45 in the church at 245 Bailey Road. Call 919-5115 to preregister.

    Laurel Bluff Baptist