Religious Happenings

Feb. 16

Morton Memorial UMC

Pastor Jodi McCullah welcomes everyone to services on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Morton Memorial United Methodist Church, 322 W. Main St. in Monteagle. Coffee will be served at 10:30 a.m. A well-staffed nursery is available.

Unitarian Universalist

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tullahoma’s speaker this Sunday at 10 a.m. will be Doug Traversa with a topic of “You are your own best teacher.” Refreshments and a discussion period follow.  The church is located at 3536 New Manchester Hwy. in Tullahoma.

Feb. 15

Gospel singing

Everyone is invited to a gospel singing Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Huntland Community Center in Huntland featuring the Kent Smith Family, Sims Family and Gardners.

Gospel singing

Gospel singing at Hardee’s, located at 1600 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester, Saturday from 6-8 p.m. featuring Glory Echoes.

Feb. 15-16

Church anniversary

Wesley Heights United Methodist Church will celebrate their 60th anniversary Saturday and Sunday. A potluck dinner will be held Feb. 15 starting at 5 p.m. at the church, located at 2101 E. Lincoln St. in Tullahoma. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. followed by worship at 10:50 a.m. with special guest Rev. John P. Williams of Nashville delivering the message. He was the church’s pastor from 1980 to 1983. A celebration luncheon follows. Pastor Rev. Shebbie Shields welcomes guests, friends and former members.

Feb. 17

Wings of Hope

All widows are invited to the Wings of Hope Widow’s Ministry lunch and learn featuring a presentation by Helen Tinnerman on “How to Budget your Money” Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 213 First Ave. NW, Winchester. Lunch will be provided ($3 suggested donation). A widow is any woman who has lost the protection and provision of her husband through death, divorce, desertion or imprisonment. For more information, visit

Feb. 19

Tullahoma Sangha

Tullahoma Sangha, a Zen Buddhist meditation and study group, meets each Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Tullahoma, 3536 New Manchester Hwy., Tullahoma.  The service will consist of zazen (meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and a short lesson and discussion.   Newcomers are welcome to call ahead at 931-588-9835 for a short orientation at 5:45 p.m. 

Feb. 20

Pastors’ summit

Area pastors, deacons and church leaders are urged to attend a pastors’ summit on Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Rain Teen Center, 1910 Sharp Springs Road, Winchester. Lunch will be provided. Topics include One Voice, a collaboration between faith-based organizations working together for the benefit of Franklin County. The goal is to create a network of support and to gain a better understanding of the services currently provided in the community and identify gaps that need to be closed. Pastors will leave with a greater understanding of the community needs and services offered and how their churches can network in meeting the needs of their congregations and community. To register, call 931-967-7825 or send an email to

Feb. 22

Black History Month Celebration

The community is invited to a Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 22 starting at 5 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 132 Walnut St., Cowan. Join in the festivities honoring local trailblazers and enjoy food, prizes and lots of freebie fun. For more information, call 931-636-4854.

Grocery distribution

In association with Feed America First, Christ the King Anglican Church, located at 1231 Cumberland St., Decherd,  will distribute groceries to those in need in the community on Feb. 22 starting at 9 a.m.  Items will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Gospel singing

Gospel singing at Hardee’s, located at 1600 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. featuring Brian Smotherman and Blood Line.

Feb. 24-28


Revival services will be held Feb. 24-28 at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 112 Sipes St., Winchester. Brother Randy Sutherland is the guest preacher with special singing nightly. Pastor John Westerfield invites everyone.

Feb. 24, March 2 and March 9

Free diabetes-prevention program

Morton Memorial United Methodist Church will host “East Well, Be Well,” a free diabetes-prevention program sponsored by the University of the South with Dr. Karen Gilson, a certified diabetes educator. The first session will be from 5:30-7 p.m. on Feb. 24 and will continue on March 2 and March 9. Dinner and snacks are included. All are invited. Come if you are diabetic, pre-diabetic, have a family member who is diabetic or want to learn.

Feb. 29

Gospel singing

Gospel singing at Hardee’s, located at 1600 Dinah Shore Blvd., Winchester, Feb. 29 from 6-8 p.m. featuring Greg Finch and Friends.