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Religion

  • 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.

  • Post office works to Stamp Out Hunger

    Workers at the Rockwood Post Office participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive last month to collect 4,000 food items for the Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry.

    They include, front row from left, Lesa Pelfrey, Ann Whitfield, Michelle Berrier, Kim Thompson; middle row, Tracy Mioduski, Debbie Hamby; and back row, Frank Stroh, Skip Edwards and Carey Spencer.

    This was the 19th year of the nationwide campaign.

  • Ten graduate from Rockwood First Baptist’s Preschool

    Rockwood First Baptist Church’s Preschool celebrated its 10th annual graduation ceremony last month with 10 children graduating.

    All 18 children in the program participated in the commencement activities.

  • Roschli, Thew receive CCW scholarships

    The Council of Catholic Women at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman, has awarded scholarships of $500 each to Alex Roschli and Elizabeth Thew.

    Both are children of Blessed Sacrament parishioners.

    Roschli, a 2011 Roane County High School graduate, graduated with a 4.02 grade-point average and was ranked sixth in his class of 196 graduates.

    A participant in the Gifted Program, he was a member of the school’s Beta and Republican clubs.

  • Bridge marks Day of Prayer

    The Bridge at Rockwood participated in a coordinated prayer event on May 5, joining millions of other Americans to recognize what has been designated as the National Day of Prayer.

    The Bridge at Rockwood was among the Signature Healthcare facilities that had a prayer service. Some released biodegradable balloons or carried out other symbolic acts. An event at Signature’s Louisville, Ky., headquarters was transmitted via live webcast.

  • McKameys plan Hometown Singing

    The McKameys, a premier East Tennessee family gospel-singing group from Clinton, will host their annual Hometown Singing on June 10-11 in Clinton Second Baptist Church.

    The Inspirations of Bryson City, N.C., will be the special guest at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

    Saturday’s special guest will be the Primitive Quartet of Candler, N.C. at 6 p.m.

    Reserved seating is $14; general admission is $12.

    Call 800-254-3047 or 865-457-3678 for information.

  • Faith Primitive marking 30th anniversary

    Faith Primitive Baptist Church, Harriman, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during its homecoming service on June 5.

    The church, on State Street, was founded on June 7, 1981 by the Rev. Walter C. Nichols (April 16, 1932-June 25, 1999). Homecoming will serve as a Founders Day commemoration and a celebration of Nichols’ life.

  • Chaplains add patient care to agendas

    Harriman’s Roane Medical Center will soon welcome 10 new chaplains and trained church volunteers to its volunteer, on-call program.

    The program is designed to provide comfort and spiritual guidance for patients and visitors.

    The hospital had a volunteer, on-call chaplain training session this week that included information on hospital policies and procedures, proper protocols for visiting a hospital patient, crisis intervention, and a panel discussion on religious diversity.