published Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Faith Briefs

Benefit

• Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St.; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15; 70th anniversary celebration of AMG International, a Chattanooga-based evangelical mission and relief agency, features author, radio commentator and 2012 National Prayer Breakfast speaker Eric Metaxas; $30 per person or $250 per table; www.amg international.org/70th or 894-6060, ext. 245.

Divorce

• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. (Prigmore Room); 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 14; divorce recovery support group offers topics for encouragement and information; 756-2021.

Enrichment

• Chattanooga House of Prayer, 1604 Carter St.; Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15; Restoration of Innocence seminar, hosted by Aglow International and led by Dr. Bill Sudduth of Righteous Acts Ministries, Colorado Springs, Colo., seeks to set men and women free from physical, sexual and verbal trauma and wounds that were spoken or done to them; $75 (includes lunch and reference manual); reservations deadline Wednesday; 296-1631 or 332-9715.

• Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road; 6:30 p.m. Thursday; encouragement/inspiration event for Chattanooga area senior caregivers features address by author Lori Hogan; free; 888-296-2411, ext. 3, or email sally@alberscommunications.com.

• Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road; beginning 6 p.m. Wednesday; beginning conversational Spanish class offers emphases on verb conjugation and sentence structure, plus culture of Spain; free; 892-0444.

Finances

• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. (Seminar Room); 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 14; Financial Peace University classes offer small-group discussions to encourage financial accountability and discipleship; 756-2021.

Health

• Chattanooga North River Seventh-day Adventist Church, 503 N. Market St. (Warren Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church); 6-8 p.m. Monday; Engine 2 Diet & Kitchen Rescue Seminar offers light vegan supper and description of diet that is intended to lower cholesterol, reduce disease risk, increase physical fitness and drop weight; free; www.northriversda.org.

• Stoney Point Baptist Church, 9129 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; health fare offers breast screening, blood glucose and blood pressure checks, TennCare information, nutritional information, legal advice, massage therapist, blood donations and other vendors; 332-5444.

Music

• Apison Baptist Church, 11127 Old East Brainerd Road; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Fall Festival features music by the BondServant Quartet and Hope Rising, plus food and activities for children and adults; free; 236-4291.

• Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Road, Pikeville, Tenn.; 5 p.m. Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam at Lee Station Baptist Church cookout; 775-2806.

• Family Worship Center, Highway 30 West, Dayton, Tenn.; 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15; gospel concert by Sonlife and Three 4 Jesus; 332-5981.

• Mount Herman Baptist Church, 2373 Hog Jowl Road, Chickamauga, Ga.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; bluegrass gospel concert by the multi award-nominated Marksmen Quartet; 706-539-1012 or www.marksmenquartet.com.

• Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6:30 p.m. Friday; weekly singing features The Park City Quartet and Joy Harvey & Persuaded; 706-891-5683.

Prayer

• Chattanooga House of Prayer, 1604 Carter St. (parking lot); 6 p.m. Thursday; prayer session led by Campus Christians college ministry prior to University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's first home football game (T-shirts available for additional prayer commitment); 402-0344 or email utccampus christians@gmail.com.

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