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Religion

  • 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
  • St. Andrew's to mark All Saints' Day

    All Saints’ Day will be celebrated beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 7 in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Harriman.

    The Rev. Joseph Pinner will be in charge.

    “All Saints’ Day is kind of like a Christian Memorial Day or Presidents’ Day,” Pinner said. “It is a day to celebrate both the lives of the great heroes of the Christian faith as well as to honor all those who have died and gone before us into the presence of the Lord.”

  • Clayton's Lesson prayer, balloon release Nov. 7

    Those who have suffered from the negative effects of drug abuse — as well as those who have given thanks that the negative effects of drug abuse haven’t entered into their life — are welcome to join family and friends of Clayton Smith and Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition for a special prayer and balloon release.

    The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Smith’s gravesite at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The gravesite is at the bottom left side of the evergreen cross that can be seen from Bethel Valley Road in Oak Ridge.

  • Church Calendar

    FRIDAY, OCT. 29
    • Bradbury United Methodist Church, Kingston, will have its annual fall festival through Oct. 30. Festivities are planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily; breakfast and lunch will be served both days. Yard-sale items, baked goods, fried apple pies and jellies will be sold. The church is at 3506 Buttermilk Road West. Call the church office at 376-2990 for details.

    SATURDAY, OCT. 30

  • Methodist cookbook available

    Kingston United Methodist Church has published a new cookbook with more than 400 recipes.

    “These make wonderful gifts for those special people on your gift list, as well as yourself,” said church member Sharon Price.

    Books are $15 each and  may be purchased by calling the church office at 376-6337.

  • Methodist cookbook available

    Kingston United Methodist Church has published a new cookbook with more than 400 recipes.

    “These make wonderful gifts for those special people on your gift list, as well as yourself,” said church member Sharon Price.

    Books are $15 each and  may be purchased by calling the church office at 376-6337.

  • Need pews? They're free

    Sevier Drive Church of Christ, Harriman, is giving away church pews.

    Call 882-7659 for details.

    The church is at 1014 Sevier Drive.

  • Blessed Sacrament taking Christmas basket applications

    Blessed Sacrament Church in Harriman will be taking applications for Christmas Baskets. Families/adults, needing assistance are asked to bring some form of identification and proof of income.
    Applications will be accepted at Blessed Sacrament’s church office on Margrave Dr. in Harriman on the folowing dates: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon, 5 p.m. to 7; Wednesday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to noon; and Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    Call the church office at 882-9838 for details.

  • Churches gear up for Christmas basket programs

    Kingston area churches have started the annual process  to make sure Roane County families in need have a merrier Christmas.

    Kingston United Methodist Church started taking applications earlier this week for its Christmas basket program.

    Kingston First Baptist Church will start its application process next week for families seeking assistance from the church’s Chrstmas food basket and angel tree programs.