Pastoral anniversary celebrated
ANDERSON — The fifth pastoral anniversary of Rev. Anthony D. Harris and First Lady Joyce Harris of Rock Upon the Rock Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 8. The church is located at 303 E. 29th St.
The 11 a.m. service will feature Pastor Bryant Steans of Springfield Missionary Baptist Church of Rome, Ga. At the 3:30 p.m. service Pastor Tracy Streeter and Trinity Fellowship Church of Indianapolis will be the guests.
Theme for the day if "Being About Our Father's Business" Luke 2:49.
Blanchard in concert Sept. 8
ANDERSON — Michael Kelly Blanchard will give a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, in the Park Place Church of God sanctuary, 502 College Drive.
Tickets are on sale in the Welcome Center on Sundays and in the church office during the week. The cost for adults is $7; age 13 through college, $3; 12 years and under, no cost.
Blanchard, director of operations for Quail Ministries Inc., is a singer/songwriter/storyteller who travels nationally giving performances and retreats.
For more information, call the church office, 642-0216, or visit www.ppchog.org.
Labor Day church picnic set
ANDERSON — The Cumberland Gap Connection Bluegrass Band is back in Anderson for its 3rd annual Labor Day picnic.
Ovid Community Church, 793 E 600 S, Anderson, is hosting and invites the community to join them from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 for an afternoon of fun.
A variety of activities are included during this event such as a corn hole tournament for adults, flag football for adults and teens, three-legged races for everyone and a water balloon toss for parents and adults. Children will also get to enjoy water slides, a bounce house and kickball.
The afternoon event is designed to be interactive. Ovid Community Church invites participants to bring a guitar or a banjo or a mandolin and join the Bluegrass band jamming on the lawn.