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Religion

  • Douglass Family anniversary

    Harriman’s Douglass Family Singers will mark the group’s 54th anniversary with a special concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in Believers Voice of Deliverance Church at 306 Spencer Ave., Harriman.

    Darrell McFadden and the Disciples are the special guests.

    Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for 9 and younger, with proceeds helping to pay for special guest singers and benefiting the church.

  • Sevier Drive’s Ladies Inspiration Day focuses on retooling of modern women

    “Retooling the Christian Women in the 21st Century,” based on Ephesians 6:10-20, was the theme of the 38th annual Ladies Inspiration Day at Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    The morning began with registration and brunch.

    Armelia Williams of Chattanooga’s Shepherd Church of Christ was the guest speaker.

    She touched on numerous points that one can do to retool her Christian faith, including prayer, righteous walking, trust in one another, supplication and peace.

  • Edgewood Baptist honoring the Rev. Grant Carter

    Edgewood Independent Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a special service at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 24 to honor the 58-year ministry of the Rev. Grant R. Carter.

    The church is at 750 Gallaher Road.

    Born Aug. 27, 1926, in Temple, Ga., Carter moved to Harriman in 1948.

    There, he married Jean Hurst, and the couple had four children.

    He has four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Carter is a World War II veteran who served in the Philippines and Japan.

  • Rockwood community Thanksgiving service set

    Rockwood Ministerial Association’s annual Rockwood community Thanksgiving celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in Rockwood First Baptist Church at 309 N. Chamberlain Ave.

    A combined community choir from several churches, under the direction of Ben McNees, will provide music.

    Rockwood First Baptist Church Pastor Jim McCluskey will be the speaker.

  • Anglican bishop to visit St. Anthony’s on Nov. 19

    For the first time in its history, St. Anthony’s Anglican Church is preparing to welcome a presiding Anglican bishop for a visit.

    The Most Rev. Walter H. Grundorf, presiding bishop of the Anglican Province of America and bishop of the Diocese of the Eastern U.S., will attend a special Holy Eucharist service at 5 p.m. CST Nov. 19 at the church at 9828 Hwy. 70 East, Crab Orchard.

    The church serves Anglican parishioners in Roane, Cumberland, Rhea, Putnam and Morgan counties.

  • Operation Christmas Child shoebox collections set

    With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, Roane County individuals, families, churches and groups are working to make Christmas a reality for needy children around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

    Operation Christmas Child, one of the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, is ramping up as Roane County residents prepare to collect gift-filled shoeboxes during National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

  • Clayton’s Lesson prayer, balloon release set Nov. 10

    Those who have suffered from the negative effects of drug abuse — as well as those who have given thanks that the negative effects of drug abuse haven’t entered into their life — are welcome to join family and friends of Clayton Smith and Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition for a special prayer and balloon release.

    The event will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at Smith’s gravesite at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The gravesite is at the bottom left side of the evergreen cross that can be seen from Bethel Valley Road in Oak Ridge.

  • Those challenged by mental illness to be honored in service

    Grace Lutheran Church, Oak Ridge, will host a candle-lighting service at 5 p.m. Oct. 13 in  support of those challenged by mental illness, substance use disorders and other brain disorders.

    “The church is in a unique position to provide a community of support for those who are in pain,” said Pastor Steve Damos. “We can provide solace and faith, and be compassionate advocates for those seeking recovery and wholeness.”

    The service caps off the church’s first observance of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 6-12.

  • Kingston native Wright singing in hometown

     Singer-songwriter and Kingston native Woody Wright will make multiple appearances in the East Tennessee area this weekend.

    Wright is a featured artist with the “Gaither Homecoming” series and a gospel recording artist.

    He will be the guest speaker as he revisits some of his school teachers at the Oct. 11 Roane County Retired Teachers luncheon in Kingston Community Center.

    Wright will provide special music in Kingston First Baptist Church’s Sunday morning worship service on Oct. 13.

  • Christmas basket applications accepted starting Oct. 22

    For the second year, several churches in the Kingston and Harriman areas will work together in assisting families and individuals for Christmas.  

    Partner churches will work together taking applications for Christmas baskets for residents  of the Harriman and Kingston areas.

    The applications will then be divided according to each church’s ministry plan.

    Some will help with food and gifts; others offer gift assistance.