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Religion

  • Spotlight on Central Baptist Church
  • Churches partner for youth rallies

    More than 15 churches in Roane and Anderson counties are having monthly youth rallies with an average attendance of more than 250 youths.

    The nondenominational youth rallies began in June and include music from praise and worship bands, addresses by pastors and youth pastors and, according to Travis Harmon, youth pastor at Harriman’s Big Emory Baptist Church, “some of the most intense group building games our area has seen.”

  • Spotlight on Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
  • 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.