published Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Faith Briefs


• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave.; 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22; Forward, eight-session ecumenical support group for those who have recently or not so recently lost a spouse; free; 756-2021.


• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 4 p.m. Sunday; St. Paul’s Artist Series concert offers “Scenes from a Gallery” by American composer Craig Phillips for flute, violin and organ (based on five paintings and one sculpture), plus other works, and features organist Keith Reas, Sheri Peck on violin and Janet Hale on flute; reception follows; $10 adults, $5 students; 266-8195 or 266-8195.

• Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave.; 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23; concert by composer and soloist Lynn Petras, storyteller and harpist Beverly Inman-Ebel and harpists Brenda Thoroseen and Jane Jolley, all of the Chattanooga Harp Ensemble; free but proceeds benefit Jan Pennington Gray Harp Fund, which provides support, education and inspiration for harpists; 706-866-3410.

Women’s event

• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 7 p.m. Thursday; community event for women of all walks of life offers music, games, giveaways, food and storytelling featuring South African singer/songwriter Ilonka Deaton; child care available with advance request; $10 (includes gift bag) or $20 (includes meet-and-greet and CD); 266-8195 or 602-5663 or email

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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