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Religion

  • 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.  

  • Church Calendar

    SUNDAY, NOV. 28
    • New Midway Baptist Church, Kingston, will have a revival through Nov. 30. The Rev. Ronnie Owens will be guest evangelist for the services. A Sunday singing with Steve Hess and Southern Salvation is planned for 6 p.m. The church is at 240 New Midway Road.

    MONDAY, NOV. 29

  • St. Andrew's to begin Advent observation

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman, will begin observing Advent on Nov. 28.

    The congregation will join a large number of Christians — including Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Roman Catholics and Episcopal/Anglicans — in observing the beginning of the church year with the season of Advent.

    The word Advent comes from the Latin “adventus,” which means coming.

  • Still time to pack a box for Operation Christmas Child

    Christmas is arriving early in Roane County, with Kingston First Baptist Church again serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child for festively wrapped shoe boxes full of gifts.

    Through Operation Christmas Child, one of the world’s largest Christmas projects, Roane County residents are helping send shoe box gifts this year to more than 8 million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.  

  • Nance to pastor Friendly Welcome Baptist