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  • Blessed Sacrament CCW fall bazaar Oct. 12

    Sally Peterka shows off some of the items to be available during Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church’s annual fall bazaar.

    The bazaar, a project of the church’s Council of Catholic Women, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 in the church hall at 535 Margrave Drive, Harriman.

    Attic treasures, holiday crafts, home-baked goods and a silent auction, which Peterka chairs, are planned.

    The bazaar is the CCW’s biggest fundraiser. Proceeds go toward providing assistance to parish and community programs.

  • Blessing of the Animals Oct. 6 at St. Andrew’s

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman will open its doors and grounds to the public next month for its fourth annual Blessing of the Animals.

    The event will start at 2 p.m. Oct. 6 in the church at 190 Circle Drive in the West Hills area.

    St. Andrew’s is joining churches across the country and around the world in this custom.

    “It is a simple tradition, but it brings comfort to many,” said the Rev. Harry Howard, priest in charge at St. Andrew’s.

  • Harriman’s Darden to be guest minister at Swan Pond

    Swan Pond United Methodist Church, Harriman, will present Jim Darden as guest minister, with church service beginning at 10 a.m. Sept.
    22.

    He will deliver the message through song and music.

    Darden has been on the program with names such as The Cathedrals, Oak Ridge Boys, Florida Boys and The Statesmen.

    Now at home in Harriman, he has recorded five CDs and a video and has traveled to most states and Canada.

    A love offering will be taken during the service to support J.D. Ministries.

  • Dudley Evans Singers Reunion set

    The 24th annual Dudley Evans Singers reunion this weekend at Roane County Park, Midtown, will include a number of area favorite groups for the two-day event.

    Music starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 includes The Freemans from Nashville.

    Music starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 21 includes Heirline from Chattanooga.

    The Evans Family will perform and host the weekend event.

    Other guest singers include Crimson River, Gracesong, Chattanooga’s The Southland Quartet, Dave Raby and others.

  • Event a tribute to a tender, kind friend and protector

    For the fourth consecutive year, all pets and their owners will be welcomed to a special event on Oct. 6 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Harriman, where they will be offered God’s blessing.

    “Marking the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we will celebrate our pets and reaffirm our role as caretakers of God’s creatures and creation,” said the Rev. Harry Howard, who will preside at the service. “All pets and their caretakers from every denomination are invited.”

  • Midnight Cry to give concert next week in Oliver Springs

    Midnight Cry Southern Gospel Ministry will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 in Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.

    Midnight Cry consists of Greg Day, Stan Shuman and David Walker.

    Day, one of the founders of Midnight Cry, is a singer and songwriter.

    In 1986, he and his brother, Chuck, wrote “Midnight Cry,” now one of the most-recorded songs in gospel music.

    Shuman, also a Midnight Cry founder and songwriter, has performed at the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry and made television appearances.

  • 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.