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Religion

  • Mount Pisgah Academy aims to Feed the Need

    Oliver Springs’ Mount Pisgah Christian Academy is combining efforts to feed the hungry and raise money for the school.

    “It is a project where the kids get financial sponsors for them to actually pack food,” said Mount Pisgah Assistant Principal Kendra Walls about the Feed the Need program.

    The goal is to get 10,000 meals.

    “They are pretty excited,” said educator Megan Burnham about the students.

  • Cates tapped for Kingdom Worker Crash

    Dara Cates of Rockwood has been selected by Christ in Youth to be part of the Kingdom Worker Crash.

    Christ in Youth amplifies the call on students’ lives to become Kingdom workers through trips, events and resources. It was on one of the trips that Cates, a Rockwood High School senior, was challenged by a call.

    She was one of 20 chosen from more than 49,000 students who attended Christ in Youth events in 2013.

  • Indepth talk on Israel slated

    Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will present “Israel: A Light to the World in a Dangerous Neighborhood,” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church at 1085 Tri County Blvd.

    Elliot Chodoff and Arlene Bridges Samuels will be the key speakers.

    Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists.

  • Indepth talk on Israel slated

    Beech Park Baptist Church, Oliver Springs, will present “Israel: A Light to the World in a Dangerous Neighborhood,” beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the church at 1085 Tri County Blvd.

    Elliot Chodoff and Arlene Bridges Samuels will be the key speakers.

    Chodoff is a political and military analyst specializing in Middle East conflict and the global war on terrorists.

  • Salvation Bell heading to Roane for courthouse rally

    Since his election as executive director/treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention in 2010, Randy C. Davis has crisscrossed the state hundreds of times.

    And 2014 will be no different — except he will be traveling to all 95 Tennessee counties during the next 12 months to lead prayer rallies in or on the steps of each courthouse.

    One of the first of these rallies will be at the Roane County Courthouse in Kingston.

  • New cross-generational ministry kicks off at Bethel Presbyterian

    Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kingston, welcomes Will Purushotham as the new full-time director of Christian Formation.

    “As the congregation sought to provide Christian education opportunities for all ages, we realized that becoming persons of faith is not just about education in separated age groups but about formation in cross-generational ministry experiences,” said Bethel Pastor Wendy Neff.

  • Holston Gases gives to association’s food pantry

    James Gibson of Holston Gases in Harriman donated $500 to the Rockwood Ministerial Association’s food pantry for Christmas.

    Gibson said Holston Gases encourages other Roane County businesses to support area food pantries.

  • Roane gives 1,500 boxes to Operation Christmas Child

    Roane Countians are making a difference in the lives of more than 1,500 needy children this Christmas with gift-filled shoeboxes.

    Through Operation Christmas Child, Roane County volunteers prepared more than 1,500 shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

    Although the area collection of the gifts is finished, the shoeboxes’ journey to children has only begun, said a release from Samaritans Purse, which oversees Operation Christian Child.

  • New at North Rockwood

    The Rev. Michael Turner of Georgia has been elected as new pastor of North Rockwood Baptist Church.

    His first Sunday in the pulpit was Nov. 16.

    He and his wife, Arah, have an 18-month-old daughter, Layla.

    Turner succeeds the Rev. Ben Whittenbarger, who retired in August after 30 years as North Rockwood Baptist pastor.

    The church is at 1300 N. Gateway Ave.

  • Service to help those with losses

    Kingston United Methodist Church will have “A Service of Light in the Midst of Darkness,” a special service for those who have experienced loss in the past year.

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

    “For many of us, Christmas is a difficult time of the year,” said Sue Lynn Johnson, the church’s minister of congregational care. “It is a time focused on family times, remembering both persons and events that have been part of our lives in the in the past.”