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25 Years

Christ Covenant marks anniversary with homecoming, much reflection

Christ Covenant Church P.C.A. members surround and lay hands on the Rev. Seth Hammond, as he is installed as the church’s new senior pastor by founding pastor, the Rev. Jim Barnes (directly behind Barnes), during a church service in May 2017.
Reflection, fellowship and homecoming marked Visions Sunday celebration for Christ Covenant Church P.C.A., when its members celebrated its 25th anniversary Sunday, Aug. 18, with a service and luncheon at the church, 12915 Kingston Pike.

“It was an amazing experience, and it was a milestone event for sure,” said current lead pastor, the Rev. Seth Hammond.

“It was kind of like a homecoming,” said Teresa Pratt, Christ Covenant’s director of media and design.

“Yes, some people came back to celebrate with us,” Hammond added. “We wanted to celebrate big because God has done a lot of big things through His church and through His people.”

One of those who returned was founding pastor, the Rev. Jim Barnes, who in August 1994 was called by Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church to be a planter for Christ Covenant.

“There are no words to say how much I miss this church,” Barnes said during the service Aug. 18. “I’m sure I will never find another church like this.”

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‘I Love Ossoli’ Tea

held by the General Federated Women’s Club Ossoli Circle

From left, Robin Goddard, Ossoli President Janie Bitner, Lorna Matheny and Frances Hensley.
Historic Westwood at 3425 Kingston Pike was the setting for the General Federated Women’s Club Ossoli Circle “I Love Ossoli” Tea, held Monday, Aug. 12. Ossoli President and Farragut resident Janie Bitner presided over the event. Dozens of Ossoli members and their guests enjoyed tea, refreshments and entertainment provided by area musicians. “Each newly-elected president of Ossoli Circle selects a project for her administration,” Bitner said.

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Microchip is standard procedure

Q: My boyfriend and I adopted a kitten from the shelter. They gave her a microchip before we took her home. Is this standard procedure now? We plan to keep her inside.

~ P.W., Farragut



A: First, thank you for adopting! There are so many dogs and cats at our shelters that need a permanent home and family.

Yes, microchips are standard at many shelters now (assuming they are large enough and have the funding). The shelters closest to Farragut, Knox County and Loudon County both microchip dogs and cats before they leave the shelter.

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