St. Mary’s Parish, one of the oldest Catholic churches in the region, will be celebrating a major milestone after finally paying off their mortgage for their current house of worship, which currently has a registered membership of 1400 families after the congregation’s humble beginnings more than 110 years ago.
After Saturday’s violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protestors in Charlottesville left 32-year-old anti-racist activist Heather Heyer dead, there is a strong sense of polarization throughout the country. Because of this strong sense of divide, local Pastor Mike Cummings held a night of prayer at Greater Love Church Thursday evening.
ELIZABETHTON — Following a tradition that began in 2015, five Stoney Creek churches came together on Sunday, the day before the new school year started, to pray for the children, staff and everyone involved with each local school.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. Its leaders say they’re more frightened now after an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers.
Area United Methodists will worship together Sunday through Wednesday, Aug. 6-9, for the 198th consecutive year during a camp meeting in Sulphur Springs.
BERLIN — A German court has ruled that local authorities are entitled to prevent a group calling itself the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster from advertising its “noodle Masses” at the entrance to an eastern town.
SPINDALE, N.C. — When Andre Oliveira answered the call to leave his Word of Faith Fellowship congregation in Brazil to move to the mother church in North Carolina at the age of 18, his passport and money were confiscated by church leaders — for safekeeping, he said he was told.
Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 S. Roan St., will host The Raleigh Ringers in concert on Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m.
VATICAN CITY — Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis’ top advisers, took a leave of absence as the Vatican’s financial czar on Thursday to fight multiple criminal charges in his native Australia that allege he committed sexual assault years ago.
ELIZABETHTON — Did you ever hear about the group of Mormons in Roan Mountain that traces its lineage back more than 132 years? If you are intrigued, you can learn more about it in a presentation tonight by the historian who uncovered this
Updated Jun 28, 2017 at 10:12 PM
Sherri Duncan is a writer of historical fiction, but she may never write a happier ending than the final chapter of her 45-year real-life struggle to know her birth father. It was an ending that happened just last week in the courtroom of Carter County Chancery Court.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. But opponents say the ruling is far from an endorsement of the use of public money for religious schools.
Central Christian Church, 106 Main and Fox Sts., Jonesborough, will offer “Strategic Resume Writing,” a free community program on Thursday June 22, at 6 p.m.
Over his past two years as executive director of Good Samaritan Ministries, the local community has come to know Aaron Murphy as a dedicated young minister with a passion for service to the the homeless and poor.
KINGSPORT — The Triumphant Quartet will be in concert along with Young Song on Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at Ross N. Robinson Middle School, 1517 Jesse St. off Memorial Boulevard. Doors will open at 6.