published Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Faith Briefs

Highland Park tabs Roberts

Dr. Jeremy Roberts, 28, a native of Atlanta who was raised in Dallas and Virginia Beach, Va., has been called as pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church, 1907 Bailey Ave.

This Sunday will be his first to serve the church, which had 1,103 members in 2010, according to the Hamilton County Baptist Association.

Roberts has served as adjunct professor at Criswell College of Dallas and at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. He also has served on staff with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.

He has pastored in Tennessee and Texas, as well as served as personal assistant and intern to leaders such as Dr. Jack Graham at Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, Texas; Dr. Ronnie Floyd at Cross Church, Springdale, Ark.; and Dr. Jay Strack, Student Leadership University, Orlando, Fla.

Roberts earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Liberty University.

He and his wife, the former Charity Hope Crisp, a Knoxville native, have one daughter, Autumn Faith, 1.

Divorce recovery

First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave., 6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 11-May 16; Divorce Recovery Ministry for persons separated or recently divorced offers sessions on variety of topics by six speakers; $25; optional dinner with reservation at 5:15 p.m.; 756-2021.

HOLY WEEK EVENTS

Caregivers

• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave.; noon Saturday; Silent Saturday Service for caregivers, care receivers and friends (lunch follows); lunch reservations, 756-2021, ext. 3123.

Drama

• Christian Worship Center, 120 Old Sweetwater Road, Whitwell, Tenn.; 7 p.m. CDT today; "The Third Day" is drama of resurrection of Jesus Christ; 423-304-6160 or 423-494-2642.

Egg Hunts

• Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, 10 a.m. today.

• Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Road, East Ridge, follows 10 a.m. service Sunday.

• Coolidge Park, noon Sunday (precedes 10 a.m. worship service).

• East Ridge High School, 4320 Bennett Road (football field), 10 a.m. today (ages pre-kindergarten-sixth grade).

• Northminster Presbyterian Church, 4791 Hal Drive, 11 a.m. today.

• Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Ave., noon Sunday.

• St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike, Hixson, 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

• St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace, 10 a.m. Sunday.

• Salvation Army, 2140 E. 28th St., 11 a.m. today.

• Salvation Army, 1019 N. Moore Road, 11 a.m. today.

• Soddy United Methodist Church, 255 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy, 2 p.m. today (ages preschool-fifth grade).

• Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, follows 10 a.m. breakfast today.

• Union Fork Baptist Church, 350 Lee Pike, Soddy-Daisy, 1:30 p.m. today (preceded by noon lunch).

Meal

• Middle Valley Church of God, 1703 Thrasher Pike, Hixson, 11 a.m. today.

Music

• Free Hope Baptist Church, 4176 Highway 76, Chatsworth, Ga.; 11 a.m. Sunday; cantata, "In the Presence of Jehovah"; 706-695-3717.

Sunrise services

• Brainerd Mission Cemetery, , 7:15 a.m. (led by The Cross Culture).

• Brittsville Baptist Church, 2650 Brittsville Road, 7 a.m. (breakfast follows).

• Chattanooga Memorial Park Cemetery, 501 Memorial Drive, 7:30 p.m.

• Chattanooga National Cemetery, 1200 Bailey Ave., 7:18 a.m.

• East Ridge United Methodist Church, 1601 Prater Road, 7:30 p.m.

• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave., 7:15 a.m.

• Hamilton Memorial Gardens, 5401 Highway 153, 7:30 a.m.

• Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road, 7 a.m. (breakfast follows).

• One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Ave., Red Bank, 7 a.m.

• Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Ave., 8 a.m. (breakfast follows).

• Red Bank Presbyterian Church, 4320 Dayton Blvd., 7 a.m. (community service).

• Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Highway 95 and Peavine Road, 7:18 a.m.

• St. Michael's Charismatic Episcopal Church, 2330 Hickory Valley Road, 6:15 a.m.

• Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, 7 a.m. (breakfast follows).

• Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 6314 East Brainerd Road, 7:30 a.m.

Music

• Church of God, 126 Garner Road, Alto, Tenn.; 6 p.m. today; singing features The Hinkle Family of Texas (food served afterwards); free but love offering received; 931-224-6659.

• Jubilee Baptist, 11811 Clift Mill Road, Soddy-Daisy; 11 a.m. Sunday; gospel concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also, Midway Baptist Church, 1119 Lee Pike, Soddy-Daisy, 6 p.m. Sunday; and Red Bank United Methodist, 3800 Dayton Blvd., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 E. Brainerd Road; 6:30 p.m. Friday; Nashville's Andrew Peterson and Eric Peters in benefit concert for underinsured/uninsured clients of Richmont Community Counseling Center; $20 adults, $15 students/children; 648-2436 or www.richmontccc.com.

• Philadelphia Baptist, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6:30 p.m. Friday; gospel concert by Sacrifice Quartet and David Crittenton; 706-891-5683.

Peace walk, vigil

• St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2514 Williams St.; 7 a.m./7 p.m. Saturday, April 14; the Rev. David Harrison Strong Stepping Against Violence 5K March/Walk (7 a.m.) & Memorial Vigil (at 7 p.m.); 267-6869 or http://stpaulamechatt.org.

Women

• Country Place Restaurant; 7320 Shallowford Road; noon Thursday; Chattanooga Women's Connection monthly luncheon meeting features spring flower tips and talk by Julie Morris on "Breaking Free of Vicious Cycles"; $12; reservations (free child care available if requested), 867-5019.

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