published Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Faith Briefs

Enrichment

Salem Baptist Church, 1448 Pleasant Grove Drive N.E., Dalton, Ga.; 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 4; Georgia Baptist Convention regional Sunday school training workshop; 770-936-5286.

Parish nursing

• Memorial Health Care System, 2525 deSales Ave.; Aug. 15, Aug. 22 and Aug. 29 (eight-hour day sessions) and Sept. 6, Sept. 20 and Oct. 4 (three-hour evening sessions), with commissioning service Oct. 9; Faith Community Nurse/Parish Nurse Class offered for registered nurses interested in providing a health ministry in their churches or synagogues; all six sessions mandatory to meet course requirements; application process/tuition deposit due Wednesday; 495-6163 or email connie_blake@memorial.org.

Music

• Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy; 6 p.m. Sunday; fifth Sunday singing featuring Mike Hixson and the Kindred Spirits Vocal Band (refreshments available for purchase); 332-3243.

• First Free Will Baptist Church, 625 Ely Road, Hixson; 6 p.m. Sunday; concert by Calvary's Blend; free; 802-0829.

• Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 652 E. 10th St.; 3 p.m. Sunday; musical program by Willie Eva Carter & Family; 756-5655.

• Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6:30 p.m. Friday; singing featuring The Celestials and the Stuart Family; 706-891-5683.

• Suck Creek Baptist Church, 2721 Suck Creek Road; 6 p.m. Sunday; concert by the Stuart Family; 886-1169.

Transitions

• Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood St., Chickamauga, Ga., has called the Rev. Allen Farris as senior pastor. ... Friendship Baptist Church, 1220 Bradley Ave., LaFayette, Ga., has called the Rev. Fred Pursley as pastor. ... New Harvest Baptist Church, Broomtown Road, LaFayette, Ga., has called the Rev. John Paul Parker as pastor. ... The Rev. Matthew Thelly has been appointed parochial vicar of St. Stephen Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway. ... Don MacLafferty, a member of the pastoral staff at Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive N.E., has accepted the position of senior pastor at the Clovis, Calif., Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he'll also work with the nearby Fresno Adventist Academy.

Vacation Bible schools

• Lookout Baptist Church, 8645 Highway 193, High Point, Ga.; 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Friday; grades kindergarten-sixth; theme: "Incredi-world Amazement Park -- A Thrill Ride Through God's Creation"; 706-931-2356.

• McFarland United Methodist Church, 101 E. Gordon Ave., Rossville, Ga.; 5:45-8:45 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday; ages 3-fifth grade; theme: "SonRise National Park"; 706-866-2981.

• Red Bank Presbyterian Church, 4320 Dayton Blvd.; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today; theme: "Awesome Adventure! Flying High on Faith"; ages kindergarten-fifth grade; 877-3414.

Worship

• Sand Mountain Bible Camp, 83 Bible Camp Lane, Trenton, Ga.; 5 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 10 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; camp meeting features preachers David Smith, James Jones, Terry Trivette and David Kelley and music by Greater Vision, the New Home Baptist Church Choir, Keith and Christa Ware, the Carl Partain Family and Tracy Trivette; free but meals/lodging $15 for week; 770-894-2356 or www.sm biblecamp.org.

Women's event

• Presbyterian Church, 1211 Boynton Drive; 7 p.m. Friday (6 p.m. registration); Church Women United meet to celebrate human rights.

Youth activity

• Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 N. Terrace Road, and First Church of the Nazarene, 5454 North Terrace Road; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; grades 1-6; Philanthropy Day Camp; $100; 493-0270, ext. 10, or www.jewishchattanooga.com.

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