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While Christmas is nearly a month in the rearview mirror, I can’t help sharing a Christmas story printed in the most recent newsletter of St. Thaddaeus’ Episcopal Church.

A Chattanooga pastor who was godlike to several generations of churchgoers, college students and religious officials across the country is remembered in a new authorized biography for his evangelistic bent and his single-mindedness.

Church of God, 126 Garner Road, Decherd, Tenn., today, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch included), theme: “God Provides True Treasures,” 931-224-6659.

The anticipated $2.5 million sale of radio station WDYN by Tennessee Temple University to Charlotte, N.C.-based Bible Broadcasting Network will allow the school to increase its reach, according to president Danny Lovett.

Six students from Lee University participated in a summer archaeology field school at the site of Fort Armistead, a Cherokee removal fort in Cherokee National Forest near Coker Creek, Tenn.

Guilty by Association will present a CD release party tonight at Fireside Lounge, 4021 Hixson Pike.

All services are Sunday unless otherwise noted. The deadline for submitting items for use in the following Saturday’s paper is close of business on Wednesday. A complete listing of area congregations may be found at www.timesfreepress.com.

The religion calendar is a community bulletin board listing names and addresses of area religious congregations and their principal weekly service times. Service times and places can and do change without notice. Please consult individual congregations for exact times on a specific week.

Tradition of faith

Blacks say historical importance of churches has fueled present religiosity

Kevin L. Adams, senior pastor of historically black Olivet Baptist Church, said he didn’t have much of a choice growing up. When his mother headed for church, he said, everybody in the house went along.

All ser vices are Sunday unless otherwise noted. A complete listings of area congregations, ser vice times, phone numbers and Web sites may be found at www.timesfreepress.com.

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