Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

December 14th, 2013 by Clint Cooper in Life Entertainment

Advent/Christmas events

• Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road; 6:30-9 p.m. today; "Evening in Bethlehem" features live nativity scene with four-booth setup showing, among other things, a blacksmith shop and woodworker, and fire-lit streets; 499-9994.

• Faith Connection Church, 6857 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah; 10:30 a.m. Sundays, through Dec. 22; Christmas Around the World services; free; 933-6986 or

• International Board of Jewish Missions Headquarters Gartenhause Training Center, 1928 Hamill Road, Hixson; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Hamilton Baptist Church host for Shining Light Players production of play, "The End of Heaven"; free; 485-3580.

• First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave.; 6 p.m. Sunday; "Images of Christmas," concert of traditional carols by choir, organ and professional musicians and projected images of fine art; free; 265-2257 or

• Heritage Pointe Baptist Church, 60 Dyer Bridge Place Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6 p.m. Sunday; Christmas coffeehouse; free baked goods and drinks; 706-858-0976.

• St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 12:05 p.m. Wednesday; 66th annual Advent Concert Series features performance by Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Woodwind Quintet; free but offering taken ($6 soup lunch available afterward); 266-8195.

• Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14950 Rhea County Highway North, Evensville, Tenn.; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 18; Advent services; 775-4253.

• Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.; 7 p.m. Wednesday; musical "Christ is Come" with carols, Stuart Heights Baptist Church choir/orchestra journey through Bethlehem; free tickets at; 877-2643.

• Christ Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road.; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Christmas With the Metropolitan Bells concert; free but donations accepted; 899-3543, 535-3076 or 504-4679; also, at Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave., 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road; 3 p.m. Sunday; fifth annual "Messiah" Community Sing-Along, with open choral rehearsal 6 p.m. today; free but offering benefits local charities; 605-2468.

• Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd.; 6:30 p.m. Sunday; choir/bells/orchestra/Westminster Singers concert of selections from classical to contemporary to jazz, "Christmasfest 2013: How Great Our Joy!"; free and child care available; 886-2190 or

• Brooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 1543 Mercer St., Lupton City; 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22; program, "Breath of Heaven" (followed by dessert social); 877-1110.


• Parkway Baptist Temple, 65 Stuart Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; 6 p.m. Sunday; concert by Dove Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated group, The Martins; 706-866-0325 or 423-593-6699 or

• Union Springs Baptist Church, 523 Roberts Mill Road, Hixson, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; gospel concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; free; 421-4269; also, Victory Faith Baptist, 1253 King Edward Ave. S.E., Cleveland, Tenn., 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga., 6:30 p.m. Friday (with Marcelus Scott).