Blessing of animals
• Ringgold United Methodist Church, 7484 Nashville St. (Multi-purpose Room), Ringgold, Ga.; 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25; blessing of the animals service features animal-friendly acoustic band, message by pastor John Purrington and individual blessings (large pets should be leashed; small pets should be in crates or carriers); 706-935-4777.
• First Baptist Church, 506 E. Eighth St.; 5 p.m. Sunday; concert by Chattanooga Gospel Orchestra; free; 265-3229.
• Old Country Church, 6009 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Doyle, Tenn.; 7 p.m. CST today; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also at Canaan Baptist Church, 4318 13th Ave., Evensville, Tenn., 11 a.m. Sunday; Philadelphia Baptist, 1065 Pine Grove Road, 6 p.m. Sunday.
• St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25; Choral Arts presentation of highlights from Handel's "Messiah"; $15 adults, $5 students (with ID), free for children under age 12; 598-3274.
• Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave., Rossville, Ga.; 3 p.m. Sunday; Sunday Afternoons at Simpson concert features inSpirit, a men's community chorus; 423-488-4686.
• Zion Baptist Church, 405 Parksville Road, Benton, Tenn.; 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24; concert of funny to serious music, monologues, poems, sketches and mime by Trevor Thomas Drama Ministries; free but love offering taken; 423-716-2255 or www.trevorthomasdramaministries.com.