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  • Ministry giving garden grants, help with training

    Now is the time to get ready to enjoy all those fresh vegetables out of the garden and to save money in the process.

    Now is also the time to get help doing it.

    Each year, beginning on April 1, Roane County Cooperative Ministry offers garden grants to help pay for starting a vegetable garden.

    This year, the Ministry is also teaming up with Roane County Agricultural Extension Agent Grant Palmer and the Master Gardeners to provide garden training on April 12.

    Garden grants provide up to $30 per family to low-income residents of Roane County.

  • Harriman’s annual Lenten lunch series ongoing each week

    Harriman Ministerial Association’s annual six-week Lunchtime Lenten Series is underway through the season in Harriman United Methodist Church.

    Community members are welcome to go to the church at Queen Avenue and Trenton Street at noon each Wednesday through April 16 for a brief worship service in the sanctuary.

    Various clergy will preach, and area choirs, ensembles and soloists — including an ensemble from the Roane County High School band — will present special music.

  • Church Calendar: March 14-April 20

    FRIDAY, MARCH 14
    • The Women’s Association of Rockwood First Presbyterian Church will have a two-day estate sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the church basement and fellowship hall. Items to be sold are from the estates of three families. The church is at 429 W. Rockwood St.

    SATURDAY, MARCH 22
    • Emory Gap Missionary Baptist Church, Harriman, will have a clothing giveaway for all ages from noon to 3 p.m. in the church at 120 Poland Drive.

  • Bethel festival helps agencies

    Bethel Presbyterian Church and the Kingston community came together to help humanitarian agencies.

    Proceeds from Bethel’s fourth annual fall festival were recently donated to Michael Dunn Center, Roane County Cooperative Ministries and Mid-East Community Action Agency’s senior nutrition program.

    Each agency was awarded $2,300.

    Bethel’s fall festival began with a fellowship breakfast and a youth-led yard sale. Attractions included a silent auction, a market of works from area artists, homemade crafts and baked goods.

  • Mount Pisgah Academy aims to Feed the Need

    Oliver Springs’ Mount Pisgah Christian Academy is combining efforts to feed the hungry and raise money for the school.

    “It is a project where the kids get financial sponsors for them to actually pack food,” said Mount Pisgah Assistant Principal Kendra Walls about the Feed the Need program.

    The goal is to get 10,000 meals.

    “They are pretty excited,” said educator Megan Burnham about the students.

  • Cates tapped for Kingdom Worker Crash

    Dara Cates of Rockwood has been selected by Christ in Youth to be part of the Kingdom Worker Crash.

    Christ in Youth amplifies the call on students’ lives to become Kingdom workers through trips, events and resources. It was on one of the trips that Cates, a Rockwood High School senior, was challenged by a call.

    She was one of 20 chosen from more than 49,000 students who attended Christ in Youth events in 2013.

  • Indepth talk on Israel slated

    Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will present “Israel: A Light to the World in a Dangerous Neighborhood,” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church at 1085 Tri County Blvd.

    Elliot Chodoff and Arlene Bridges Samuels will be the key speakers.

    Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists.

  • Indepth talk on Israel slated

    Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will present “Israel: A Light to the World in a Dangerous Neighborhood,” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church at 1085 Tri County Blvd.

    Elliot Chodoff and Arlene Bridges Samuels will be the key speakers.

    Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists.

  • Salvation Bell heading to Roane for courthouse rally

    Since his election as executive director/treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention in 2010, Randy C. Davis has crisscrossed the state hundreds of times.

    And 2014 will be no different — except he will be traveling to all 95 Tennessee counties during the next 12 months to lead prayer rallies in or on the steps of each courthouse.

    One of the first of these rallies will be at the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.

  • New cross-generational ministry kicks off at Bethel Presbyterian

    Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, welcomes Will Purushotham as the new full-time director of Christian Formation.

    “As the congregation sought to provide Christian education opportunities for all ages, we realized that becoming persons of faith is not just about education in separated age groups but about formation in cross-generational ministry experiences,” said Bethel Pastor Wendy Neff.