published Saturday, June 30th, 2012

Chattanooga area faith news and events


Walker County Civic Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga.; 7 p.m. Saturday, July 7; gospel concert benefit for Walker County accident victim Jeremy Blakemore features The Greesons, The Jeff Hullender Family and The Heritage Quartet; love offering will be received; 423-779-2456.

Patriotic celebrations

• Abba's House, 5208 Hixson Pike, Hixson; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; "All American Day" celebration features patriotic music by The Zadok Choir and message by evangelist and Bible prophecy expert Perry Stone; 877-6462 or

• Brainerd Presbyterian Church, 1624 Jenkins Road; 6:30 p.m. Sunday; concert of sacred and patriotic music by Sgt. K.C. Armstrong, bass vocalist with the United States Army Chorus, Washington, D.C., and accompanist David Carnes; free but love offering will be taken; 899-2424.

• Middle Valley Church of God, 1703 Thrasher Pike, Hixson; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; "Celebration of Our Freedom" service includes address by retired Navy chaplain Bobby Williams, honoring of USS Indianapolis survivor Louis H. Erwin, patriotic music and presentation to veterans (lunch follows); 843-1539.


Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood St., Chickamauga, Ga.; 7:30 p.m. Friday; gospel concert by The McKameys; free but love offering will be taken; 706-375-5760 or

Vacation Bible schools

• East Brainerd Baptist Church, 1047 Graysville Road; 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 9-13; ages 3-rising sixth graders; theme: "Sonrise National Park"; 892-4253.

• First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road; 6-8:30 p.m. July 9-13; ages 4-12; theme: "Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid!"; email

• Lookout Valley Baptist Church, 23 Lilac Ave.; 6-8:45 p.m. July 8-12; ages 4-fifth grade; theme: "Amazing Wonders"; 825-5335.

• One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Drive, Red Bank; 6-8:30 p.m. July 8-12; ages preschool-adults; theme: "Amazing Wonders"; 875-8377 or oneaccord

• Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Drive; 5:30-8 p.m. July 11-13; ages 3-11; 698-5682.

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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