Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

February 2nd, 2013 by Clint Cooper in Life Entertainment


• Ooltewah Baptist Church, 5514 Main St.; 11:30 a.m. Thursday; quarterly luncheon meeting of Hamilton County Baptist Ministries Assistants Association features theme of "Love Isn't Love Until You Give It Away" (Donate Life Tennessee); free for newcomers of any denomination but meal $6 and dues $5 for others; reservations deadline 2 p.m. Monday; 267-3794, email or visit

• St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 5:15-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 20-March 20; 40th annual Thorne Sparkman School of Religion, including weekly organ meditation (5:15 p.m.), Holy Eucharist (5:30 p.m.), presenter book sales (5:45 p.m.), dinner (5:45 p.m., with reservation), speaker presentation (7 p.m.), questions (8 p.m.) and presenter book sales (8:15 p.m.); speaker list: Feb. 20, Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Random House Publications executive editor; Feb. 27, Amy Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University Divinity School New Testament and Jewish studies professor; March 6, the Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, author and University of the South School of Theology dean; March 13, the Rt. Rev. Frank T. Griswold, author and retiring presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; March 20, Andrew Exum, Middle East scholar and The Center for a New American Security senior fellow; $35 for all five presentations ($10 each at door), $7 per meal ($3 children); 266-8195 or


• Abba's House, 5208 Hixson Pike (Awaken Worship Center); 7 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9; middle school choir/fourth- through sixth-grade choir presentation of "The Little Mermaid Jr."; Friday tickets, $5 ($10 at door), and available at church bookstore/cafe or online at; Feb. 9 dinner theater tickets, $15 adults/$8 children ages 10-under, and available by calling 877-6462, ext. 249.


• Free To Worship Revival Center, 9966 Lowell Road, Soddy-Daisy; 7 p.m. Friday; Feeding Anointed Temples (F.A.T.) monthly class offered to help participants break chains of addiction (drugs, alcohol, food, approval, etc.) and align the body with God's word; 650-9172 or

• Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive NE (fellowship hall); 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11; "Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease" offers presentation by Dr. Mike Hollie, plant-based dinner and tools for restoring health and inspiration in first of monthly series; 315-1950 or


• Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road; 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9; worship concert by gospel recording artist/Morning Song Music Group President/Chief Executive Officer Steve Darmody; free but offering received; free CD available with World Vision child sponsorship; 893-5105 or

• Collegedale Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4995 Swinyar Drive; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9; Southern gospel concert featuring Dayspring men's trio and His Voice; free; 396-5464.