Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

November 24th, 2012 by Clint Cooper in Life Entertainment


• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 316 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; 6 p.m. Friday through noon meal Sunday, Dec. 2; Centering Prayer Retreat designed for those who have already attended an introductory retreat or workshop; $210 (includes private room, meals); 256-734-8302 or email


• Nonaburg House of Prayer, Highway 39 East, Englewood, Tenn.; 7 p.m. tonight; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also at Piney Grove Community Church, 316 Burger Brach Road, Englewood, Tenn., 11 a.m. Sunday; Land's Chapel Church, Burger Branch Road, Englewood, Tenn., 6 p.m. Sunday.

• Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road; 7 p.m. Tuesday; rehearsals for fourth annual "Messiah" Community Sing-Along on Dec. 16; participants should bring their own scores, but a few chorus books are available to loan; free; 605-2468.

• St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 12:05 p.m. Wednesday; 65th annual weekly Advent concert features father and daughter John and Janelle Ward on the organ and French horn, respectively ($6 lunch and/or Holy Eucharist follow); free but freewill offering welcome; 266-8195.

• First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave.; 7:30 p.m. Friday; choral performance features UTC's Chattanooga Singers and Chamber Singers and the Southwest Virginia Community College Chorus; free but donations support UTC's Glenn Draper Choral Scholarship; 425-4601 or

• Philadelphia Baptist, 1065 Pine Grove Road; 6:30 p.m. Friday; Scenicland Quartet and Rhett Outz guests for weekly Friday singing; 706-891-5683.

• St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2; Advent Lessons and Carols by church choir (reception follows); free; 266-8195.