published Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Faith Briefs

Easter egg hunts

• Rock Spring United Methodist Church, 3477 Peavine Road and Highway 95, Rock Spring, Ga.; 2 p.m. today; egg hunt by age groups through age 11 (plus crafts and snacks); 706-764-1404.

• Imagination Station, 4910 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale; 2 p.m. Sunday; Easter egg hunt for children ages 1-12 hosted by Collegedale Police Department; concessions available; proceeds benefit Collegedale Police Department Reserve program; 396-3135.

• Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4320 Bennett Road (East Ridge High School football field); 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30 (babies to pre-kindergarten), 11 a.m. (kindergarten through sixth grade); 624-6073.

• Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road; 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30 (breakfast included).

• Soddy United Methodist Church, 255 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy; 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30.

• Coolidge Park, River Street; 9 a.m. Sunday, March 31 (sponsored by Stuart Heights Baptist Church).

• St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike; 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31 (preceded by 9 a.m. brunch).

• St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 900 Clingan Ridge Road, NW, Cleveland, Tenn.; following 9:30 a.m. Mass, Sunday, March 31.

• East Ridge United Methodist Church, 1601 Prater Road; 9:45 a.m. Sunday, March 31.

• St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road; following 10 a.m. service, Sunday, March 31.

Enrichment

• Second Missionary Baptist Church, 2305 E. Third St.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday; "Project Success" is series of presentations for youth in middle school and high school, including field trips and health fair; free but registration required; 488-4643.

Good Friday services

• St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, noon and 7 p.m. (preceded by Stations of the Cross at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.).

• Church of the Nativity, 1201 Cross St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., noon.

• East Ridge United Methodist Church, 1601 Prater Road, noon (followed by free lunch).

• St. Michael's Charismatic Episcopal Church, 2330 Hickory Valley Road, noon.

• St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike, noon and 6 p.m.

• St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace, noon and 6 p.m.

• St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain, noon (Stations of the Cross) and 7 p.m.

• Salvation Army, 1019 N. Moore Road, 6 p.m.

• Salvation Army, 2140 E. 28th St., 6 p.m.

• Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road; 6:30 p.m.

• Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14950 Rhea County Highway, Evensville, Tenn., 7 p.m.

• Salvation Army 614 Corps, 800 McCallie Ave., 7 p.m.

• Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, 7 p.m.

• Brainerd Hills Baptist Church, 6611 E. Brainerd Road, 7:30 p.m.

Lenten events

• Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road; 7 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday; dramatic musical, "Bow the Knee"; tickets free; 892-0444, ext. 21.

• St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace; 8:45 a.m. Sunday; children's donkey rides precede Palm Sunday service; 877-2428.

• Salvation Army (East Lake), 2140 E. 28th St.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday (including lunch) and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 31 (graduation); Easter vacation Bible school for ages 6-12, with theme "A Journey With Jesus"; 305-6207.

• Salvation Army 614 Corps, 800 McCallie Ave.; 6:30 p.m. Monday; Seder meal; $5; reservations, www.facebook.com/TSAChattanooga614/events; 308-7715.

• Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Drive; 7 p.m. Tuesday; cantata "Colors of Grace" by the Roueché Chorale and Orchestra; free; 855-2981, 624-2606 or www.therouechechorale.org.

• St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Seder meal presentation led by WRCB-TV host Jed Mescon; $5 (reservations required); 877-2428.

• Salvation Army (East Lake), 2140 E. 28th St.; 6 p.m. Wednesday; Seder meal; free; 698-4484.

• St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 900 Clingan Ridge Road, NW, Cleveland, Tenn.; 10 a.m. Friday; fifth annual Living Stations of the Cross features some 40 parishioners and costumes from Colombia; free; 505-1632 or 322-5636.

• Hamilton Family YMCA, 7430 Shallowford Road; 4-8 p.m. Friday; Easter festival offers Easter bunny appearance, bouncy house, age-themed activities, Chick-fil-A food (for purchase) and 5:30 p.m. "Hunt To Can Hunger" age-group hunts for combined 12,000 eggs, with goal to raise 1,200 pounds of nonperishable food for Salvation Army; HuntToCanHunger.com.

  • Faith Family Chattanooga Church, 5952 Brainerd Road; 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, March 30, and 10 a.m. Sunday, March 31; dramatic production, "What If Jesus Said No"; free; 499-4924.

• Warren Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 501 N. Market St.; 7 p.m. Friday; "Preaching the Seven Last Saying of Jesus Christ on the Cross," features seven local pastors speaking seven minutes each; 267-4992.

• Soddy United Methodist Church, 255 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy; 11 a.m. Sunday, March 31; cantata, "It Is Finished"; 332-1148.

Maundy Thursday services

• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave., 6:15 p.m. (preceded by 5:15 p.m. dinner).

• Northminister Presbyterian, 4791 Hal Drive, 6 p.m.

• Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Drive, 6 p.m. (preceded by Seder meal).

• St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike, 6 p.m.

• St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace, 6 p.m.

• Church of the Nativity, 1201 Cross St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 6:30 p.m.

• Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road; 6:30 p.m. (preceded by 5:45 p.m. dinner).

• Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14950 Rhea County Highway, Evensville, Tenn., 7 p.m.

• St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, 7 p.m. (meal follows).

• St. Michael's Charismatic Episcopal Church, 2330 Hickory Valley Road, 7 p.m. (includes meal).

• St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 900 Clingan Ridge Road, NW, Cleveland, Tenn., 7 p.m.

• St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain, 7 p.m.

• Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St., 7 p.m.

• Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road; 7 p.m. (living Last Supper reenactment).

Music

• Christ Episcopal Church, 663 Douglas St.; 7:30 p.m. today; European tour homecoming concert by the UTC Chamber Singers; free; 425-4601 or www.utc.edu/Academic/Music/Events.php.

• East View Baptist Church, 2083 No Pone Road NW, Cleveland, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also, 6 p.m. Sunday, Short Creek Baptist Church, County Road 50, Decatur, Tenn.

• Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 2000 Jackson St.; 5 p.m. Sunday; concert by Chattanooga Gospel Orchestra; 629-5341.

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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