published Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Faith Briefs


Hamilton County Baptist Association, 6625 Lee Highway (chapel of Tennessee Baptist Children's Home); 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday; Hamilton County Baptist Association annual tax seminar, led by Deborah Taylor of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, for ministers, financial secretaries, treasurers, finance and personnel committee members, volunteer workers, preparers of 941, W-2 and payroll checks and other interested administrative staff members; continuing education credits for CPAs available; free; 267-3794 or www.baptist


Rossville Baptist Tabernacle, 101 Hooker Road, Rossville, Ga.; 6-10 p.m. Friday; Christmas Market women's ministry fundraiser offers items such as Scentsy, Avon, Pampered Chef, Celebrating Home, Dove Chocolates, Advocare, Grace Adele and Jewels4God; with live Christmas music and refreshments; 706-866-0581.


• Pine Eden Baptist Church, 976 Genesis Road, Crossville, Tenn.; 6 p.m. CST today; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also at Mercy Baptist Church, Highway 68, Grandview, Tenn., 5 p.m. Sunday; and Victory Faith Baptist Church, 1253 King Edward Ave. SE, Cleveland, Tenn., 7 p.m. Wednesday.

• Tyner Academy Auditorium, 6836 Tyner Road; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9; concert features Aradhna, a band that fuses traditional Indian devotional music with spiritual themes and presented in the Hindi, Bihari, Bhojpuri, Nepali and Braj Basha languages, but translated to English; free; 892-0444 or music.


• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CST Thursday; Advent Day of Reflection led by Sister Eileen Gallagher; $30, includes lunch; 40-hour retreat also available Wednesday-Friday; 256-734-8302.

Women's event

• Greater New Home Baptist Church, 1001 McCallie Ave.; 10:30 a.m. Friday (10 a.m. registration); monthly meeting/Christmas program) of Church Women United, with gifts for Community Kitchen received.

about Clint Cooper...

Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...

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