religious

 

Centering Prayer support group

     Everyone is invited to Taylor’s Creek Greenway in Estill Springs on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. for a refreshing time in God’s presence along the picturesque, gurgling banks of Taylor’s Creek. Centering prayer is the silent prayer of the heart, resting in God’s presence beyond words. Enjoy two sits of prayer with a nature walk in between. Newcomers to centering prayer and all denominations are welcome. Call or text Laura Ellen Truelove at 615-881-2492 for info.

Zen Buddhist meditation & study

     Tullahoma Sangha, a Zen Buddhist meditation and study group, meets each Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Tullahoma.  The service will consist of zazen (meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and a short lesson and discussion.   Newcomers are welcome; please call ahead for a short orientation at 5:45 p.m.  The church is located at 3536 New Manchester Hwy. in Tullahoma.  Info., 931-588-8935.

May 18

Food distribution

     Christ the King Anglican Church, 1231 Cumberland St. in Decherd, will distribute food/groceries to those in need in the community on a first come first serve basis beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Distribution is in association with Feed America First.

Artist to create Portrait of Christ in clay

 Everyone is invited to share in a free, spiritually uplifting experience as artist Tracy Sugg sculpts a Portrait of Christ in clay as viewers watch and learn Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Sewanee, 770 St. Mary’s Lane in Sewanee.  Sugg will create a unique sculpture of Jesus Christ in real-time accompanied by inspirational music. The event will be followed by a reception with light refreshments. Because of generous underwriting by an anonymous donor, the Portrait of Christ is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. Reserve a seat by calling 800-728-1659 or go to www.stmaryssewanee.org/events/a-portrait-of-christ-a-special-event/.

Gospel singing

     Gospel singing Saturday, 6-8 p.m. at Hardee’s in Winchester featuring The Old Time Christians.

May 19

Homecoming

     Everyone is invited to homecoming at Farris Chapel United Methodist Church Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. followed by service at 11 a.m. featuring Pastor Ross Peterson. Lunch and singing with The Sims Family will follow. The church is located on Rowe Gap Road, Hwy. 16 in Winchester.

Homecoming

     Everyone is invited to annual homecoming service Sunday starting at 10:30 a.m. at Harrison Chapel Church, 254 Otter Falls Road, Sewanee. Dinner will follow. There will be no Sunday school or evening service.

Unitarian Universalist

     Unitarian Universalist Church of Tullahoma’s speaker this Sunday at 10 a.m. will be Anita Teague and Laurel Stone from the Tennessee Child Care Network.  The service will be followed by refreshments and a discussion period.  The church is located at 3536 New Manchester Hwy in Tullahoma.  www.tullahomauu.org.

May 20

Wings of Hope Widow’s Ministry

     All area widows are invited to the Wings of Hope Widow’s Ministry meeting Monday. Meet at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church on Jefferson Street, just off the Square in Winchester. Wear red, white and blue for a visit to area nursing homes to sing. Following the singing, the group will meet at a local restaurant for a Dutch treat supper.  

May 25

Gospel singing

     Gospel singing May 25, 6-8 p.m. at Hardee’s in Winchester featuring Lee Edwards and Friends.

June 10-13

VBS

     All students entering kindergarten through those who have completed fifth grade are invited to Estill Springs and Harris Chapel United Methodist churches’ “Mighty Fortress Vacation Bible School” June 10-13. It will be located at Estill Springs United Methodist Church, 215 Eastbrook Road. Times are June 10 from 9 a.m. to noon; June 11-12 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday will be a special fun day with lots of games and activities. Lunch will be served all four days. Reserve your spot by calling 931-649-5561 or 931-636-7338.

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