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Religion

  • 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.

  • Complaining, negativity addressed at annual Ladies Inspiration Day

    “Christian Women Negative Effects of Complaining,” based on Philippians 2:14-16, was the theme of the 36th annual Ladies Inspiration Day hosted by Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    Ira Booker of Bird Street Church of Christ, Shelbyville, was the guest speaker.

    She used several props, including oranges and plants, to demonstrate how one individual could view a situation differently and in a negative way from another.

  • Bishop to speak at Swan Pond church

    United Methodist Church Holston Conference Bishop James Swanson will be the guest speaker on Dec. 4 at Swan Pond United Methodist Church, Harriman.

    The worship service will begin at 10 a.m.

    “Swan Pond Methodist Church is excited about Bishop Swanson’s visit as the church continues its 185th  anniversary celebration this year,” church member Mike Hill said.

  • Kingston’s Jewhurst named St. Anthony’s senior warden

    Bryan Jewhurst of Kingston was elected senior warden for the newly established mission committee at St. Anthony’s Anglican Church, Crab Orchard.

    The election of the church’s governing body was on Nov. 13, shortly after St. Anthony’s was officially received as a mission of the Anglican Province of America.

    Bishop Walter Grundorf presided over the receiving during his recent annual visit to Holy Cross Anglican Church in Farragut, the sponsoring parish. He also received 10 members of St. Anthony’s into the APA.  

  • Operation Christmas Child collections set for Nov. 14-21

    While many Roane County families are busy with holiday activities, a group of area volunteers is focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids overseas.

    These families are participating in Operation Christmas Child, and volunteers working at Kingston First Baptist Church’s collection site are looking to collect 800 gifts for needy children this Christmas.