Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

July 13th, 2013 by Clint Cooper in Life Entertainment


• GraceWorks Church, 6445 Lee Highway; 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday; Advancing the Battle dinner conference for men who are or want to be disciple makers, with message by Steve Casbon, national director of field ministry support at CBMC, plus testimony, commissioning ceremony and breakout sessions; $20 with meal or $10 without; 893-8885.


• Lebanon Baptist Church, 1411 Old Parksville Road NE, Cleveland, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; free; 421-4269; also, Manilla Chapel Church, 1041 Highway 39, Engelwood, Tenn., 6 p.m. Sunday, and Freedom Tribe Ministry, 5929 Old Dixie Highway, Dayton, Tenn., 7 p.m. Thursday.

Service camps

• Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga/Chattanooga First Church of the Nazarene, South Terrace Road; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2; concurrent Philanthropy Camp for rising first- through sixth-graders and Camp Tikkun Olam for rising seventh- through ninth-graders, both regardless of religious affiliation; $120 for first camper and $100 for additional sibling; snacks provided but campers bring own lunch; 493-0270, ext. 10, email

Vacation Bible schools

• One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Drive; Sunday-Thursday; preschool-adults; theme: "Colossal Coaster World"; bus service available; 875-8377 or

• Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 66 Westbrook Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 6:15-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; ages 4-fifth grade; theme: "VBS Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey"; 706-935-3031 or

• New Salem Baptist Church, 9806 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; 6-9 p.m. Sunday-Friday; ages 3-adults; theme: "Colossal Coaster World"; registration, 842-3078 or email

• East Ridge United Methodist Church, 1601 Prater Road; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; ages kindergarten-fifth grade; 892-8451 or

• Greater Community Church of Chattanooga, 1817 E. Third St.; 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 364-3043.

• Lookout Baptist Church, 8645 Highway 193, High Point, Ga.; 6-9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-3:40 p.m. Saturday, July 20; ages 4-sixth grade; theme: "Kingdom Chronicles"; transportation available; 706-93l-2356.

• Fairview Baptist Church, 108 Jenkins Road, Rossville, Ga.; 6-8:30 p.m. July 22-25; 706-866-5744.

• East Chattanooga Church of God, 4872 Jersey Pike; 7-9 p.m. July 31-Aug. 3, and 10:45 a.m. Aug. 4 (family festival); ages 3-sixth grade; theme: "God Trek"; 894-7526 or

• Rock Spring United Methodist Church, 3477 Peavine Road, Rock Spring, Ga.; 5:15-8 p.m. Aug. 1-2 and 4-8 p.m. Aug. 3; meals included; ages preschool-fifth grade; theme: "SonWest Roundup"; 919-491-6600 or email

Women's event

• Morning Pointe, 5501 Old Hixson Pike; 10 a.m. Saturday, July 20; meeting of Chattanooga Aglow Lighthouse features minister, author and TV host Robin Hardin speaking on male/female reconciliation; free but lunch $5; reservations, 332-9715 or 899-4809.

- Compiled by staff writer Clint Cooper