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Religion

  • Spotlight on New Hope Primitive Baptist Church
  • Beech Park marking pastor anniversary

    Beech Park Baptist Church in Oliver Springs will honor its pastor and his family at 6 p.m. Jan. 15.

    The Rev. Robbie Leach has served as senior pastor for the last 10 years.

    The celebration is open to church members, friends and the community.

    A reception will follow after a time of acknowledgment and appreciation in the sanctuary.

  • Cooper to conduct winter revival at Oliver Springs B&B

    A four-day winter revival will be Jan. 15-18 in the Windmill Inn Bed and Breakfast in Oliver Springs.

    Russ Cooper of Vonore will be guest speaker for the services, which begin at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

    There will be special music each night, including Julia Smith, Sonya Craze and Tiffany Martin.

    Casual attire is appropriate.

    The Windmill B&B is at 606 Butler Miller Mill Road, just west of the Dollar General Store in Oliver Springs.  

  • New pastor in Midtown

    Midtown Church of God has named Jesse H. Youngblood as its new pastor.

    Youngblood said he and his wife, Melissa, “are committed to growing a fellowship of believers to become spiritually balanced in the Word, Worship and the Holy Spirit's power for living everyday lives.”

    Services begin at 11 a.m. each Sunday, and Younblood said plans are to begin Sunday night services in the near future.

    The church is at 565 Keylon Drive.

  • Billy Hodges bringing solo act to Kingston’s Shiloh Baptist

    Well-known gospel tenor Billy Hodges will sing this weekend in Shiloh Baptist Church.

    Hodges, formerly with the Kingdom Heirs, the Dixie Echoes and the Florida Boys, will sing beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 in the church at 4242 Decatur Hwy.

    “I am excited about the opportunities that God has given me,” said Hodges, a native of rural West Tennessee who plans to present his solo act in select venues during 2012.

  • Church Calendar

    SATURDAY, JAN. 7
    • Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, will have a tai chi class at 9 a.m. in the church at 203 S. Kentucky St. A photography club will meet at 10. Call 376-6340 or visit www.bethelpcusa.org for details.

    SUNDAY, JAN. 8
    • Billy Hodges will sing at 6 p.m. in Shiloh Baptist Church at 4242 Decatur Hwy., Kingston.

  • Canon to help St. Andrew's mark event

    “The First Sunday After the Epiphany – The Baptism of our Lord” will be celebrated in a special way at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman on Jan. 8.

    The Rev. Canon Stephen Askew, canon to the ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, will be the celebrant at the 10 a.m. Eucharist.

    Jan. 6 is the Feast of the Epiphany, is one of the oldest of the Christian feasts. It commemorates the Three Kings’ journey to Bethlehem with their gifts.  

  • Roane Choral group sings for Young at Heart

    A Roane Choral Society ensemble presented a Christmas music program to Kingston First Baptist Church’s Young at Heart during its December meeting.

    Members of the ensemble are, front row from left, Karen Seiber, Margaret Poole, Beverly Allison, Carol Brown, Nancy Beth Gerberding, Pat Estes, Judy Bailey; middle row, Peggy Shepherd, Debi Foley, Ranell Lane, Margie Wadlington, accompanist Debbie Underwood; and back row, George Wadlington, Phil Walsh, Tim Stout, Ken McGarvey, Dave Eicher, and Director Eugene Hattaway.

  • Photographer to share works and testimony Sunday

    Renowned photographer Bill Fortney will present his art and testimony at 6 p.m. Dec. 11 in Morrison Hill Christian Church, Kingston.

    Fortney worked as a professional photographer for many years and now is a self-described “very serious amateur.” He works for Nikon as a professional services tech representative and has worked at space shuttle launches, air races, air shows, The PGA Masters and Championships, NASCAR races, the Kentucky Derby and the Breeder’s Cup.

  • Bethel Presbyterian gives back to the community

    The Rev. Wendy Neff, center, pastor of Kingston’s Bethel Presbyterian Church, presents proceeds from the church’s annual fall festival to Sharon Pinner, representing Hands of Mercy of Roane County, and Brent Sigmon, accepting for CASA of the Ninth Judicial District.