published Monday, January 13th, 2014

Faith Briefs

Men's events

GraceWorks Church, 6445 Lee Highway; 5:45-9 p.m. Thursday; "Advancing the Battle" dinner conference by Men's Ministry Network for men who want to be or are disciple-makers features catered dinner by Panera, program and message by Brett Clemmer, author and vice president of Man in the Mirror, testimonies and breakout sessions; 893-8885 or email


Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road N.E., Cullman, Ala.; 6 p.m. CST Jan. 17-noon meal Jan. 19; Introduction to Centering Prayer retreat offered in conjunction with Contemplative Outreach Birmingham; $210 per person, includes private room and meals; 256-734-8302 or email

Women's events

Chattanooga Baha'i Faith Center, 2405 Hamill Road; 10 a.m. Thursday and third Thursday of every month; ongoing women's interfaith study group, with study materials for growth in understanding about different faiths chosen by the group; 505-4262 or 599-0143.* Salvation Praise Retreat Center, 13280 New Highway 68, Tellico Plains, Tenn.; 3 p.m. Friday-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18; Chattanooga Women's Aglow winter retreat features praise and worship, Graham Cook DVDs, discussion and fellowship; $25 (includes food and lodging); reservations required by Tuesday; 899-4809.

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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