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Religion

  • Young named Episcopal bishop for ET diocese

    The Rev. George D. Young III of Fernandina Beach, Fla., was elected on Feb. 12 as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.  

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman is one of more than 50  churches comprising this diocese.

    Young, 55, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Fernandina Beach, was elected on the eighth ballot out of a field of five nominees.

    He received 107 votes of 142 cast in the lay order and 59 of 84 cast in the clergy order.

  • Church Calendar

    SUNDAY, FEB. 13
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have a special veterans celebration during the 11 a.m. service. Veterans will be honored; Col. Mike Charles will be the guest speaker. Special music is planned. A lunch will be served after the program. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road West. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    MONDAY, FEB. 14

  • Christian life-skills workshop planned at Roane SDA

    Award-winning author Lee Gugliotto is coming to Roane County to present a Christian life-skills 101 workshop.

    The workshop will be Feb. 11-16 in Roane Community Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    Sessions will begin at 7 p.m. daily in the church at 336 Patton Lane. Call 354-3410 for details.

    The workshop is designed to train people to develop a more dynamic relationship with Christ through inductive Bible study, deep personal prayer and by showing others how it’s done through biblical homes and home Bible fellowships.

  • Freeman to be guest speaker at Beech Park

    Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will have a special service with Evangelist Ken Freeman on Jan. 23.

    The service will begin at 11 a.m. in the church at 1085 E. Tri County Blvd.

    Freeman will also lead a youth event at 6:30 p.m.

    With an ability to connect to people of any age group, culture or background, Freeman has a passion to bring people to know Christ and to make a deeper, more intimate, commitment to Him.

  • RMC seeks guidance from area clergy

    Roane Medical Center, Harriman, will seek the direction of spiritual care leaders of Roane County during a spiritual care forum on Feb. 5.

    “We are always looking for ways to better meet the spiritual needs of our patients and staff, as this is an important component to the patient care provided at the hospital,” said Jim Gann, president and chief administrative officer of Roane Medical Center.

  • Church Calendar

    SATURDAY, JAN. 15
    • Dogwood Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a singing at 7 p.m. The Melodys of Georgia will be featured. The church is on Dogwood Valley Road.

    WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19

  • Former Harriman pastor to be honored

    The Rev. Ralph Nance will be honored in Morgan County this weekend for his 40 years in the ministry.

    A reception in his honor is planned from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2 in Meadowview Baptist Church.

    The reception is open to the public.

    Nance pastored Grace Baptist Church in Harriman for a number of years.

    He announced his call to the ministry on Jan. 3, 1971, in Shady Grove Baptist Church.

    In his 40 years, Nance has pastored churches in Roane, Morgan and Fentress counties.

  • Workshop covers financial, tax issues relevant to clergy, church

    Area clergy, ministers, church personnel and their advisers are welcome to attend an upcoming free seminar on financial and tax issues.

    The seminar will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 10 in Tennessee Tech University’s Multipurpose Room at Roaden University Center, Cookeville.  

     Matters covered will include tax issues facing ministers and churches, best practices for handling ministry-related expenses, determining and documenting housing allowances of ministers, and new reporting requirements due to recent health care reform.   

  • 25 churches show at Ladies Inspiration Day

    “Christian Women Listening and Doing” (James 1:19-26) was the theme of the 35th annual Ladies Inspiration Day hosted by Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman.

    Chris Amos of Concord Church of Christ, Knoxville, was the guest speaker. A registered dietitian for 20 years, she is presently clinical dietitian for Roane Medical Center, Harriman.

    Women from Georgia to upper East Tennessee attended. Twenty-five churches were represented.

  • Kingston United Methodist plans service for those suffering from loss

    Christmas can be a painful time for some.

    It may be the first Christmas without loved family members who have recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult.

    Kingston United Methodist Church hopes to reach out to such individuals with a special Service of Light in the Midst of Darkness.

    The service will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 in the church sanctuary at 212 W. Church St., Kingston.