Religious Happenings

March 14

 Food distribution

Food distribution will take place Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at Morton Memorial Church in Monteagle. Every month, the food ministry at Morton Memorial Church provides almost 14,000 pounds of food to 150-200 families who are challenged by food insecurity.  This service is made possible in large part by support from the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club’s Hunger Walk and relies on almost 50 volunteers – church and community. If you would like to volunteer to help, arrive at the Fellowship Center by 8:15 am and be sure to park across Highway 41 in the field beside the car wash to free up parking for the families receiving food.

Gospel singing

Gospel singing Saturday at 6 p.m. at Hardee’s, 1600 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester, featuring the Old Time Singers.

March 15

Morton Memorial UMC

Pastor Jodi McCullah welcomes all to services Sunday at 11 a.m. at Morton Memorial United Methodist Church, 322 W. Main St. in Monteagle.

Unitarian Universalist

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tullahoma’s speaker this Sunday at 10 a.m. will be Rabbi Rami Shapiro speaking on “Blessing as an Act of Resistance: How to Be a Hidden Saint.”

Burning Bush

The members and Pastor, General Overseer Elder Lee R Brannon III invite everyone to celebrate the 81st church anniversary Sunday  at Burning Bush Original Church of God, 80 Burning Bush Lane, Belvidere. Sunday school, 10 a.m., worship, 11:30 a.m. with guest speaker Pastor Paul Lovan and congregation from Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Only one service will be held. Lunch follows.

March 16

Wings of Hope

All widows are invited to the Wings of Hope Widows Ministry popcorn and movie program Monday at 1 p.m. at Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 200 Second Ave. NW, Winchester. For more information, visit

March 17

Prayer & Communion

Winchester First United Methodist Church will hold prayer and communion services every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays at noon during lent season.

March 18, 25 & April 1, 8

Lenten services

Community noon Lenten services are held each Wednesday at noon March 18, March 25, April 1 and April 8 at Winchester First United Methodist Church. Rev. Wanda Spencer with Winchester FUMC will lead the service on March 18; Rev. Dr. Judith Fikejs with Trinity Episcopal Church, March 25; Rev. Ross Peterson with Farris Chapel UMC, April 1; and Rev. Dr. Michael Clark with Winchester CP Church, April 8.

March 21

Gospel singing

Gospel singing March 21 at 6 p.m. at Hardee’s, located at 1600 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester, featuring the Old Time Christians.

March 22


Pastor Bruce Shockley invites everyone to a singing March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Huntland Missionary Baptist Church, 306 Alabama St., Huntland. The Alabama Crossmen will sing followed by a fellowship meal.

March 22-25


Pastor John Gipson and members of the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church invite everyone to spring revival services Sunday through Wednesday, March 22-25 at 7 p.m. with messenger Bro. Dwight Duckworth.

March 22-26

Gospel meeting

The Cowan church of Christ will host a gospel meeting March 22-26 with Ron Gilbert doing the preaching. Sunday bible study will be at 9:30 a.m. with worship at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weekday services are at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

March 28

Gospel singing

Gospel singing March 28 at 6 p.m. at Hardee’s, located at 1600 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester, featuring Brian Smotherman and Friends.

April 9

Maundy Thursday service

Everyone is invited to Maundy Thursday service April 9 at 6 p.m. at St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church, 105 E. England St., in Cowan. Rev. Richard Morgan will speak.

April 10

Good Friday service

Everyone is invited to Good Friday service April 10 at noon at St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church, 105 E. England St., Cowan.

April 11

Community Easter egg hunt

Everyone is invited to a community Easter egg hunt April 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at Elk River Missionary Baptist Church, 87 Crestview Dr., Winchester. Four big golden egg prizes will be available along with a coloring contest, food and drinks. It is sponsored by Sharing Grace CDC. Info, 931-636-7938.

April 12

Easter sunrise Service

Everyone is invited to Easter sunrise service April 12 at 6:30 a.m. at Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. The speaker will be Rev. Jerry Jochem.

Easter sunrise service

Everyone is invited to Easter sunrise service April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Goshen Cemetery, 1262 Williams Cove Road between Cowan and Winchester.