• New Monumental Baptist Church, 901 Woodmore Lane; 7 p.m. Friday; black history observance, "Take a Walk Down Memory Lane," features addresses by the Rev. Ronald Harris of Second Missionary Baptist Church ("From the City Dump to City Hall and Beyond") and Virgil J. Caldwell, pastor emeritus of New Monumental Baptist Church ("From the Out House to the White House"), and entertainment by The Creative Underground Singers; reception follows; 899-2881, 344-5521 or www.newmonumental.org.
• Joseph Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2613 Wood Ave.; 11 a.m. Sunday; Founders Day service, "Acts of Faith: Blessings Fulfilled," commemorates original AME bishop and civil rights pioneer Richard Allen and the denomination's first congregants with a message by the Rev. Anthony Carter; 629-2000.
• The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3067 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; Emergency Preparedness Fair features information on, among other things, bread-making, food storage, water purification, beans/legumes, wills, financial planning, CPR, emergency planning, interviewing skills and gardening, plus blood drive (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), discussion on emergency preparedness by U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., (10:50 a.m.), class on emergency weather by WRCB-TV 3 meteorologist Nick Austin (11 a.m.) and panel discussion, "Lessons From Past Tornadoes" (1 p.m.), led by state Rep. Mike Carter, R-Ooltewah; all ages; www.facebook.com/EmergencyPreparednessFairChattanooga.
• New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1326 N. Moore Road; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; First Things First-led class, "Work Smart, Live Well," offers skills for job interviews, job applications, resume writing, successful dressing, job conflict and workplace dos and don'ts; free (lunch and child supervision offered); 267-5383 or www.firstthings.org.
• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. (Room 101-Prigmore Room); 6 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Wednesday; Financial Peace University/Dave Ramsey video workshops series facilitated by Matt Black; free on Wednesday, but $90 if completing course; 756-2021 or www.daveramsey.com/fpu/home.
• First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave.; noon Sunday, Feb. 24; Week of Compassion community fundraising luncheon features the Rev. Thaddeus Allen, regional minister of the Disciples of Christ denomination; reservations needed by Monday; 267-4506, www.Firstchristian-chat.com or www.weekofcompassion.org.
• One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Drive, Red Bank; 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; AWANA benefit concert features Soul Point and The Testimony Quartet; free but nonperishable food items requested and love offering collected; www.oneaccordcommunitychurch.org.
• University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University Center, Raccoon Mountain Room; 5 p.m. Wednesday; LeRoy Martin Distinguished Lecture Series on Religion and Politics presentation, "The Coming of Global Christianity," led by Philip Jenkins of Baylor University; free; 425-4334.
• Clear Creek Church of Christ, 5612 Hixson Pike; 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 27-April 3; First Things First-led video class, "The Art of Marriage: Getting to the Heart of God's Design," facilitated by George Clark; free but reservation needed by Wednesday; 877-6232 or http://firstthings.org.
• Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway (chapel), Lookout Mountain, Ga.; 11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; the Rev. Kevin DeYoung, author, blogger and senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Mich., speaks on the role of the local church in cultivating healthy marriages in a marriage, family and community conference; free to public; 706-820-1560 or www.covenant.edu.
• Cloud Springs Baptist Church, 210 Cloud Springs Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; 10:45 a.m. Sunday; concert by The Greesons; 706-866-0164.
• Covenant Baptist Church, 5502 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank; 6 p.m. Sunday; singing features The Heritage Quartet; free; 842-5034.
• Oakwood Community Church, 3927 Webb Road; 6 p.m. Sunday; gospel singing features Dana Russell of Rossville, Ga., and others; 903-3692.
• Chattanooga Baha'i Faith Center, 2405 Hamill Road, Hixson; 6 p.m. Thursday; ongoing women's interfaith study group open to community; 505-4262 or 599-0153.
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 ...