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Religion

  • Cooperative Ministries to mark 20th anniversary in September

    Roane County Cooperative Ministries will observe its 20th anniversary of assisting neighbors in need with a special celebration next week.

    The celebration will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1658 Roane State Hwy., Midtown.

    The nondenominational organization was born from an idea of the Rev. Richard Hettrick, pastor of Kingston’s Bethel Presbyterian Church in the early 1990s.

  • Dyllis Baptist marks anniversary, homecoming

    Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 129th anniversary with its homecoming on Sept. 11.

    Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., with worship service beginning at 11.

    Pastor Scott Kennedy will deliver the message. A basket lunch will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.

    The church is at 530 Dyllis Road.

  • Women's conference set in Kingston

    Kingston First Baptist Church’s women’s ministry is making plans for “In His Steps,” a fall women’s conference to take place on Oct. 8.

    Rachel Lovingood of Hendersonville will be the guest speaker for the conference, which begins with 8:30 a.m. registration in the church atrium on Kentucky Street.

  • 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.