published Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Faith Briefs

Enrichment

• Mizpah Congregation, 923 McCallie Ave.; 9 a.m. today, Shabbat Weekend breakfast, Torah study, “What Makes Jewish Food Jewish,” and service led by Rabbi Moses A. Birnbaum of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, N.Y.; 6:30 p.m., lecture, “Was Pius XII Hitler’s Pope?” by Birnbaum, followed by dessert reception; free but reservations requested; 267-9771.

Finances

• Mizpah Congregation, 923 McCallie Ave.; 9 a.m. today, Shabbat Weekend breakfast, Torah study, “What Makes Jewish Food Jewish,” and service led by Rabbi Moses A. Birnbaum of the Jewish Center of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, N.Y.; 6:30 p.m., lecture, “Was Pius XII Hitler’s Pope?” by Birnbaum, followed by dessert reception; free but reservations requested; 267-9771.St. Luke United Methodist Church, 3210 Social Circle; 6:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 9; nine-week Financial Peace University video class led by Dave Ramsey and coordinated by Tim Gates offers instruction on eliminating debt, saving for the future and giving like never before; registration: www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/37979/class/235253; 877-6447.

Health

• Collegedale Community Church, 4995 Swinyar Drive (fellowship hall); 2:30-5 p.m. Sunday; hands-on workshop on canning, freezing and drying produce led by Inelda Hefferlin; 396-5464.

Music

• Unity Church of God, 3140 Fulbright Road, Cleveland, Tenn.; 6:30 p.m. today; concert by Virginia-based Skyline Boys Quartet; 479-5977.

• Freedom Church of God, Decatur, Tenn.; 7 p.m. today; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; free; 421-4269; also at Brittsville Baptist Church, 2650 Brittsville Road, Georgetown, Tenn., 11 a.m. Sunday, Turtletown Church of God of Prophecy, 962 Croft Chapel Road, Turtletown, Tenn., 6 p.m. Sunday, and New Liberty Baptist Church, 13746 Birchwood Pike, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

• Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road; 6 p.m. Sunday; concert by Virginia-based Skyline Boys; 877-5742, www.theskylineboys.com or www.themiddlecrossbaptistchurch.org.

• Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6 p.m. Friday; weekly singing features The Durham Family Quartet and Annette Hood; free; 706-891-5683.

• Nellie Head Memorial Baptist Church, Nellie Head Road, Tunnel Hill, Ga.; 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10; concert by The Hullender Family, The Jordan Family Band and The Greesons; 706-935-5236.

• New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road; 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17; Heritage Quartet will celebrate its fifth anniversary at a singing with guests The Hullender Family and Jay Parrack; 309-5469.

Retreat

• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11; retreat, “The Dream and Intimacy With God,” led by clinical psychologist/spiritual director Joseph Howell; $210 (including meals) for private room or $185 for shared room; 256-734-8302 or email retreats@shmon.org.

• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; Aug. 12-16 or Aug. 16-20; directed silent retreat led by Sisters Mary McGehee and Kathleen Gallas; $395 (including lodging, meals); 256-734-8302 or email retreats@shmon.org.

Volunteers

• Boyd-Buchanan School, 4650 Buccaneer Drive; Sept. 25-29; Feed My Starving Children and Covenant Values Foundation seeking 7,000 volunteers to assemble 1.5 million meals at second Change The World From Chattanooga MobilePack event in September; 702-7095, 596-1805 or www.changetheworldchattanooga.com.

Transitions

• The Rev. Robert Hartmans was recently installed as deacon at St. Timothy’s Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., on Signal Mountain.

• The Rev. James Powell was recently installed as pastor of Washington Park Baptist Church, 1823 Shepherd Road. Macedonia Baptist Church members were guests at the service.

• The Rev. Grant Stokes, deacon at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, was recently hired as assistant rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk, Va.

— Compiled by staff writer Clint Cooper

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