• Senior Showchoir in Kingston on Aug. 1

    The 60-member Senior Showchoir of Bristol, Va., will be in Kingston for the upcoming Young at Heart meeting.

    The meeting starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 in Kingston First Baptist Church’s family life center.

    The church is at 215 N. Kentucky St.

    Senior groups from other churches have been invited to attend this special program and performance.

  • Youths have lots of midweek fun at Trenton Street

    Harriman’s Trenton Street Baptist Church attracts droves of young people to Wednesday night services.

    In fact, the trickle of young people starts well before the 6 p.m. dinner.

    “Most of our kids walk from Harriman High School,” said Angie Boswell, wife of Trenton Street’s Pastor Tim Boswell.

    The youth center opens at 3:30 on Wednesdays as a venue for youngsters to play games, basketball, volleyball and other activities.

    Church activities are divided by age and begin at 6:30.

  • Garden grants to be available

    Each year Roane County Cooperative Ministries encourages the community to grow a vegetable garden and provides assistance to those who need it.

    “A vegetable garden not only provides fresh, nutritious produce for our tables, but they can also save you money, provide some exercise and provides an activity to enjoy with your children,” said John Leitnaker, Roane County Cooperative Ministries director.

    Volunteers will be available to provide garden grants beginning April 4.

  • Series to help deal with end-of-life discussions, decisions

    Kingston United Methodist Church will kick off “What Every Family Needs To Know,” a four-part series addressing important conversations that all families must have, on April 3.

    The series will follow the church’s 10:30 a.m. Sunday service biweekly through May 15 in the church at 212 W. Church St.

  • Dyllis Baptist to begin revival

    Dyllis Baptist Church, Harriman, will have a three-day revival beginning April 11.

    Services will begin at 7 p.m. daily, with the Rev. Willie Gallaher preaching.

    Gallaher is pastor of St. Mary’s Baptist Church in Harriman.

    Free supper will be provided at 6 p.m. each day in the church at 530 Dyllis Road.

    Special music is planned daily.

    Members of Dyllis Baptist Church will sing Monday evening, April 11.

  • Church Calendar: April 3-24

    • Benchmark Church, Oliver Springs, will have James Hatton, formerly of Mark 209, as musical guest beginning at 10 a.m. The church is at 961 E. Tri County Blvd.

  • Observe Holy Week with Rockwood Ministerial

    The public is welcome to join the Rockwood Ministerial Association for its annual Holy Week luncheons.

    The luncheons, which support the Association’s food pantry, will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 21-25 in the fellowship hall of Rockwood First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in downtown Rockwood.

    The suggested donation is $5 per meal. Area churches provide the meals for the community.

  • Distinguished Citizenship Awards reset

    The Roane County Distinguished Citizenship Awards program has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. March 12 in Bazeltown Baptist Church, Harriman.

    The ceremony, originally scheduled in January, was postponed due to inclement weather.

    This awards program annually recognizes a select group of Roane County residents for exemplary community service, said the Rev. Joseph Weaver, chairman of Roane County Church Alliance.

    Mary Alice Douglass, human resources manager for URS/CH2M Oak Ridge LLC, will be the guest speaker.

  • Church Calendar

    MONDAY, FEB. 29
    • North Rockwood Baptist Church will have a five-day revival through Friday. Services will begin at 7 p.m. daily, with Bro. Chris Kitchen as evangelist. The church is at 1300 N. Gateway Ave.


  • Sugar Grove Valley Baptist Church


    GOOSE LINDSAY/Roane Newspapers
    Sugar Grove Valley Baptist Church, Harriman, is a quaint little facility tucked away at 2838 Sugar Grove Valley Road. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m.; Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The congregation also meets for services at 7 p.m. Wednesday.