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Religion

  • Haskell Cooley Family to sing in Harriman

    The Haskell Cooley Family will present “A Time for Refreshing” at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 in Childs Memorial Baptist Church, Harriman.

    The night of gospel music will include Haskell Cooley, singer and former pianist for the Cathedral Quartet, and his wife, JoLee, a bass player and singer.

    The church is at 402 Childs Road.

  • Sept. 15 is Back to Church Sunday

    Victory Baptist Church of Kingston is among 20,000 churches nationwide participating in Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 15.

    The church will participate in the national movement of churches across America starting with a 10 a.m. service in the church at 2121 Kingston Hwy.

    National Back to Church Sunday is an initiative that is inviting America back to church.

    It seeks to reach out to people who once attended church, but don't any more and invite them to return for a special Sunday.

  • Dyllis Baptist Church marking 131 years

    Homecoming at Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, on Sept. 15 will celebrate the church’s 131st year.

    The celebration will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship service will follow at 11, with the Rev. Charlie Dean bringing the message.

    A covered-dish luncheon will follow the service.

    Longtime church member Bonita Irwin recalls that the church was known as Prospect Baptist Church until 1954.

    “The church voted to change the name to Dyllis Baptist Church,” she said.

  • Gospel singing to boost reunion

    A gospel music benefit for 24th annual Dudley Evans Family Singers Reunion will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 in Walnut Hill Baptist Church at 106 Birch St., Harriman.

    The Evans Family, Southland Quartet, Crimson River, Gracesong and Dave Raby will be featured.

    The Singers Reunion, which typically helps benefit community services, will be Sept. 20-21 at Roane County Park, Midtown.

    Friday’s event will feature The Freemans of Nashville, with Heirline of Chattanooga headlining on Saturday.

  • Acting minister to speak at homecoming

    “Are You Covered?” from Psalms 91:3-4 will be the theme of Sevier Drive Church of Christ’s 2013 homecoming.

    The homecoming service will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 8 in the church at 1014 Sevier Drive, Harriman.

    Dinner will be served after the evening worship service.

    The church’s acting minister, Bro. Glynn Whitaker, will be the speaker.

    Whitaker, the youngest of nine children, was born in Suffolk, Va., to Arthur and Alma Whitaker.

  • Grace Church’s 5K raising money for SIDS research

    October is Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Kingston’s Grace Community Church is hosting “The Chase,” a 5K race and 1-mile family fun walk to raise money for infant loss awareness.

    The Oct. 19 race at Fort Southwest Point, Kingston, is  in loving memory of Chase Austin Ruffner. Chase, infant son of church members Isaiah and Brittany Ruffner, lost his life to sudden infant death syndrome.

  • Fall Into His Arms conference slated

    Morrison Hill Christian Church, Kingston, will be the site of the first Fall into His Arms Women’s Conference.

    Organizers call it “The first of its kind in Roane County.” It will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 and from 9 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 in the church at 106 Morrison Hill Circle.

    The conference is organized by Brenda Wright, a Bible teacher at Morrison Hill Christian Church.

  • Singing to honor Harvey, help OS Historical Society

    The Oliver Springs Historical Society’s C.S. “Sonny” Harvey Memorial Gospel Singing will feature a number of area singers and groups.

    The singing, a tribute to the longtime Oliver Springs businessman and Historical Society supporter who died in January, will begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 in the former Beech Park activity building on Old Butler Road, Oliver Springs, adjacent to the Windmill Inn.

  • Church Calendar: Aug. 9-24

    FRIDAY, AUG. 9
    • Harriman Church of God will present Gospel recording artists The Shireys beginning at 7 p.m. The church is at 3106 Roane State Hwy., Midtown. Call 882-3249 or 882-0407 for more information.

    FRIDAY, AUG. 16

  • Red Cross seeks shelter-team churches

    The American Red Cross Tennessee Mountain Valley welcomes Roane County area churches to partner with them to become shelter teams.

    “The training will aid the Red Cross when shelters need to be opened quickly” said Mary Beth Birge, director of emergency services for the East Tennessee Region.

    The Red Cross recently partnered with six shelter-team churches in Blount County.  

    Red Cross instructors trained 38 people in those churches.