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Religion

  • Aglow plans special event in September

    “Unity of the Body of Christ: Oneness of Sound Through God’s People in Roane County” is the theme of the special worship, testimony, vision and ministry planned by Harriman Lighthouse of Aglow International next month.

    The event will start at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in Grande Vista Bay Clubhouse, Rockwood. Visit www.tennesseelandandlakes.com for driving directions.

  • Glen Alice church celebrating 119 years

    Members of Glen Alice Christian Church, Rockwood, will celebrate the church’s 119th anniversary on Aug. 28 with guest speakers and musicians in morning and afternoon worship services.

    Rick Bean, academic dean at Johnson University, will speak during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. A time of fellowship will precede the service at 10 a.m.

    A special fellowship meal will be provided after the morning worship service.

    Special afternoon music will be provided by Wade Sims, Forest Robbins, and The Dudley Evans family.

  • St. Mary’s choir observing 48th anniversary

    The Gospel Chorus of St. Mary’s Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 48th choir anniversary with a special event at 6 p.m. Aug. 13.

    The church is at 1038 Trenton St.

  • Bethel Baptist celebrating milestones

    It’s a year of celebrations for Bethel Baptist Church in Harriman.

    The church marks its 66th anniversary in 2011.

    Congregation members are also proud to recognize Pastor John Underwood’s 25 years of service this year.

    Underwood and his wife, Judy, began serving Bethel Baptist Church in 1986.

    “Since then, the Lord has abundantly blessed [the] church and its endeavors,” said Bethel member Gary Noe.

  • ‘I think God was very good to us’: Kingston United Methodist rebuilding to be done in October

    Change is in the air at Kingston United Methodist Church.

    After fire engulfed the sanctuary April 30, church leaders and members have been coordinating details in the rebuilding process.

    Rebuilding is estimated to be completed in October (“It could be sooner or later – I don’t know,” Pastor John Anderson said), and the church’s insurance coverage has taken care of all the more than $1 million in damage.

    “I think God was very good to us,” pastor John Anderson said.

  • Gospel Singers Reunion marks silver anniversary

    For the 25th year in row, The Dudley Evans
    Family’s annual Gospel Singers Reunion will once again fill the air around Roane County Park with sounds of Southern, Bluegrass and contemporary gospel music.

    This year’s event begins at 3 p.m. July 9 at the park.

    Admission is free, but those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to area food banks to help feed the area’s needy.

  • Redeemed to sing Sunday in Rockwood church

    Redeemed, a group from Hobe Sound Bible College in Florida, will sing at 6:30 p.m. July 10 in Rockwood Bible Methodist Church at 1002 S. Gateway Ave.

    Members of the group include, from left, soprano Jacinda Finney, tenor Sherman Rouch, alto Katrina Crouse and pianist Martha Fiskeaux.

  • Help for Haiti: North Rockwood Baptist mission works in earthquake-devastated area

    Eight people from North Rockwood Baptist Church recently returned from a two-week mission trip to Haiti.

    They went to Haiti as part of Voice of Children USA, a non-profit group home-based in Knoxville that has supported schools, churches and orphans in Haiti for more than 25 years.

    D.J. Allen, Josh Boles, Tony Davis, Shelby Fugate, Nick Hutchcraft, Daniel Morgan, Tracy Shelton, Diana Whaley and Monica Fugate were the North Rockwood representatives on the trip.

  • Bethel Presbyterian honors Blue Star Veterans

    Veterans Jack Muecke, left, and Joe Zirkle are among present and former military personnel recently honored by Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston.

    The church had a special acknowledgement for Blue Star veterans from World War II.

    A fabric hanging was made by the Ladies Aid Society following World War II to honor the Bethel veterans. The special piece includes the names of 21 heroes, including one woman, Irene Miles, a distant cousin of Edith Miles. Irene Miles was a driver for Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in France.

  • Former Roane family leading Calif. church

    The John Quedzuweit family will present the 11 a.m. Sabbath service June 25 in Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church on Patton Lane.

    The Quedzuweits — John, Cathy and Emma — formerly lived in Roane County, where John was maintenance manager at Rockwood Care and Rehabilitation Center, now known as The Bridge at Rockwood.

    The family moved to Sacramento, Calif., in 2005 to attend the Amazing Facts College of Evangelism. Quedzuweit now pastors a newly planted church there.