Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

July 20th, 2013 by Clint Cooper in Life Entertainment


• Powerline Ministry, Crab Orchard, Tenn.; 5 p.m. CDT today; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; free; 421-4269; also, Cottonport Church of God, 335 Hilltop Church Road, Decatur, Tenn., 11 a.m. Sunday, and New Martin Church of God, 2263 Myers Road, Pikeville, Tenn., 5 p.m. CDT Sunday.

• Abba's House, 5208 Hixson Pike; 6 p.m. Sunday; concert by and meet-and-greet reception with The Sonlife Quartet; free; 877-6462.

• First Baptist Church of Chattanooga, 506 E. Eighth St.; 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27; "A Summer Recital of Songs and Arias," including work by Brahms, Wolf, Duparc, Poulenc, Mozart, Bernstein and Roland Carter, by soprano LeTara Lee and pianist Marcia Smith; free but contributions accepted; 265-3229.

• Church at Liberty Square, 2001 Liberty Square Drive, Cartersville, Tenn.; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27; concert by Jeneal Johnson; $10 ($15 at door); 404-437-5258.


• New Home Baptist Church, 3019 County Road 61, Pisgah, Ala.; 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday; service of recognition for 62-year ministry of Chattanooga evangelist Bill Stafford, with message by Phil Hoskins, pastor of Higher Ground Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tenn., and music by Gaither Homecoming artist Allison Speer; 256-451-3992.

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

• Lookout Baptist Church, 8645 Highway 193, High Point, Ga.; 10 a.m.-3:40 p.m. today; ages 4-sixth grade; theme: "Kingdom Chronicles"; transportation available; 706-93l-2356.

• Collegedale Community Church, 4995 Swinyar Drive; 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday; ages 2-4 (parent attendance required) and ages 5-10;

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

• Hixson Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6424 Hixson Pike; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; children (VBS) and parents (parenting) classes; theme: "Group Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth"; 386-5451.

• 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