• Thankful Baptist Church, 980 Orchard Knob Ave.; 10 a.m.-noon today; community school supplies giveaway; 698-8190 or 313-478-0060.
• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave.; 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19; concert by Zambian Vocal Group, a male a capella quartet originally from Zambia and now based in Texas; free but freewill offering benefits school bearing the group's name in Lusaka, Zambia; 629-4661.
• Palmer First Freewill Baptist Church, 211 Rock Ave., Palmer, Tenn.; 6:30 p.m. CDT today; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also at Brockdell Church of God, 10353 Brockdell Road, Brockdell, Tenn., 6 p.m. CDT Sunday.
• Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; Friday Night Sing features the Heritage Quartet and Diana Withrow; 706-891-5683.
• Sequoyah Church of God, 2007 Frankie Lane, Soddy-Daisy; 6 p.m. Thursday; singing features the Jamersons; 332-3834.
• Bethlehem-Wiley United Methodist Church, 504 Lookout St.; 5 p.m. Sunday; concert surrounding release of CD "In the Spirit" by clarinetist Booker T. Scruggs features gospel performances by Scruggs and accompanists Danny Sample and the Mount Maria Choir; free but proceeds from CD sales benefit the church youth group; www.bookertscruggs.com.
• Hamilton County Baptist Association, 6625 Lee Highway (campus of Tennessee Baptist Children's Home); 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, or Saturday, Aug. 25; reading (9 a.m.-noon) and math (12:30-3 p.m.) tutoring training for parents, grandparents and other adults willing to be homework assistants for children and youth; free but reservations requested; 267-3794 or email email@example.com.
• Hamilton County Baptist Association, 6625 Lee Highway (chapel on campus of Tennessee Baptist Children's Home); 5-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 25; instruction in teaching English as a second language (no experience necessary, but all three sessions required for certification); free for Hamilton County Baptist Association volunteers but registration requested; 267-3794.
• Candies Creek Baptist Church, 4001 Georgetown Road N.W., Cleveland, Tenn.; 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18; "Seminar on Homosexuality: Responding with Biblical Truth & Compassion," biblical guidance for people with unwanted same-sex attraction, their families, friends and church leaders offered by Chris Delaney, president of Joseph's Coat Ministries; free but registration required (dinner provided); 838-0446 or www.josephscoatministries.com.
• Chattanooga House of Prayer, 1604 Carter St.; 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 18; Spiritual Spa offers worship, prayer, Holy Communion and "fresh encounter with God"; free (lunch provided with reservation); 296-1631 or 332-9715.