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Religion

  • 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.

  • Bible prophecy series starts May 25

    In recent years, stories about Bible prophecies and ancient predictions have become headline news.
    Some say the world will end on May 21. Others claim the Earth will meet its end in
    2012.
    With all of this confusion, many people are wondering: Can we know the future? Is it possible to decode the vivid prophecies in the Bible?
    From May 25-28, Pastor John Bradshaw of “It Is Written Television” will use the Bible to explore these mysterious prophecies.

  • Kellytown plans Friends, Family Day

    Kellytown Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have its annual Friends and Family Day on May 22.
    This event is a time for gathering friends and family and meeting for a time of joy and gladness in the celebration of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
    Special music will be provided by The Miller Family of Oliver Springs.
    The Millers were all born
    and raised in the area and have been singing together for several years.  

  • Johnson, Barksdale counselors at conference

    Darlene Johnson and Carrie Barksdale represented Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman, during the 35th Tennessee State Youth Conference in Nashville.

    The Churches of Christ of Middle Tennessee was responsible for last month’s conference, which began at Strader Lane Church of Christ and concluded at Nashville’s Music City Sheraton.

    “What Message R U Sending,” from Matthew 5:14-16 and 1 Timothy 4:12, was the theme of the conference, which was attended by 1,200 youths and their parents.

  • Aid for Alabama effort under way

    Four Roane County churches are banding together in a communitywide effort to collect donations for Alabama tornado victims.

    The effort, Aid for Alabama, is seeking new and slightly used household items to replace those lost due to the April 27 tornadoes that struck the state.

    Volunteers from Kingston’s Victory Baptist Church, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, New Midway Baptist Church and Potters House Church of Midtown will collect all donations through May 25.

  • Braxton Chapel to give 4 scholarships

    Braxton Chapel AME Zion Church, Kingston, is taking applications for scholarships to be given to four high school and/or college students.

    Applications will be accepted through June 10. Scholarships will range from $500 to $1,000.

  • Rockwood church 140 years old

    Members of Rockwood First Presbyterian Church are gearing up to celebrate the church’s 140th anniversary.

    The anniversary of the city’s oldest-established church was officially in April, but the congregation is planing a formal homecoming celebration this summer to mark the church’s years of service to Jesus Christ.

    The church began shortly after the founding of Rockwood in 1867 when E. Riggs Forsythe, a Presbyterian layman, took it upon himself to organize a union Sunday school.

  • Kids Café in need of a freezer

    Rockwood Ministerial Association is asking for a donation of a freezer to store food for a new program with Second Harvest Food Bank.

    The program, Kids Café, offers free dinners to children from 5:30 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday in Rockwood Housing Authority’s community room at Evans Heights at 320 W. Carpenter St.

    Contact Rockwood Ministerial Association at 354-1750 for details.

  • National Day of Prayer is May 5

    The 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will be on May 5.

    In Roane County, the observance will be marked with a special gathering in prayer at noon at the Harriman Temperance Building.

    A Mighty Fortress is Our God, from Psalm 91:2, is this year’s theme.

    Millions of people are expected to gather in thousands of forums across America for this special event to pray for this nation.

  • St. Andrew's preparing for Holy Week

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, welcomes the public to its observance of Holy Week and the joyous feast of the Lord’s Resurrection — the most important feast of Christianity.

    “The week prior to Easter is observed by liturgical churches as the final time of preparation for Easter,” explained the Rev. Joseph Pinner, rector at St. Andrew’s.

    Maundy Thursday worship begins at 7 p.m. April 21. The Good Friday Liturgy will be read at noon and 7 p.m. April 22.