December 31st, 2011 in Life Entertainment

New Year's Eve

  • Avondale Church of Christ, 1107 Dodson Ave.; 9 p.m.-midnight today; service featuring speakers Kyle Hedrick of Mountain Creek, John Taylor of East Third Street, Michael Ludy of Shepherd and Eric Garner of Avondale churches of Christ; 698-5814.

  • Brittsville Baptist Church, 2650 Brittsville Road; 6 p.m. today; combined service with Counsil Baptist Church, with message by the Rev. Keith Watson (refreshments follow); 472-5177.

  • Friendship Primitive Baptist Church, 4325 Grand Ave.; 10 p.m. today; celebration features music by recording artist T-Ran Gilbert and church choir and message by Bishop William C. Simpson III of Kingdom Harvest Church, Cleveland, Tenn.; 394-4222.

  • Good Hope Baptist, 2601 Armstrong Ferry Road, Decatur, Tenn.; 8 p.m. today; gospel concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806.

  • Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 652 E. 10th St.; 9 p.m. today; breakthrough service; 756-0495.

  • Hamlett Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 2510 Coward St.; 10:30 a.m. today; Watch Night service features message by the Rev. John Thornton of New Mount Zion Baptist Church, followed by breakfast; 267-6013.

  • Mount Calvary, 5181 Highway 58; 10 a.m. today; Watch Night service; 894-4822 or 894-9371.

  • One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Drive, Red Bank; 7 p.m. today; gospel concert by Ray, Andrew and Hunter Williams and message by evangelist Hunter Williams; free but love offering taken for missions to Scotland; 875-8377.

  • Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 7-10 p.m. today; gospel concert features Scenicland Quartet, Brothers in Hymn Quartet, Scenic City Quartet, Willow Creek Quartet, Harmony Gold Quartet and The Bobo Family; refreshments available; 706-891-5683.

  • St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2514 Williams St.; 10 p.m.; 267-6869.

New Year's Day

  • St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2514 Williams St.; 10 a.m.; 267-6869.

Suicide prevention

  • Contact of Chattanooga, 6221 Vance Road; 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7; suicide prevention class for Contact telephone workers and general public; free; 899-5719 or email

-- Compiled by staff writer Clint Cooper