Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

June 1st, 2013 by Clint Cooper in Life Entertainment


• Dalton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 S. Tibbs Road, Dalton, Ga.; 12:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday-Saturday, June 9-15; 12:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16; 75-minute tours offered for "Messiah's Mansion," life-sized replica of Old Testament tabernacle; free; 706-226-2166.


• Pine Hill Baptist Church, 12626 Highway 41, Tunnel Hill, Ga.; 10 a.m. Sunday; Hoyt Williams Family featured guests for 67th annual Homecoming; 706-965-3993.

• Delray Baptist Church, 784 Steele Road, Rossville, Ga.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 45th anniversary Homecoming features Southern gospel concert by the Diplomats of Carrollton, Ga.; potluck dinner follows; 706-866-9810.

• Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St.; 10:45 a.m. Sunday; concert by Chattanooga Boys Choir features "Ave Maria," "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen," "Amazing Grace" and other pieces; 266-2828.

• Piney Grove Community Church, 316 Burger Branch Road, Etowah, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806.

• St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 4 p.m. Sunday; choral evensong features works by Herbert Howells and Abbie Betinis; reception follows; free but offering benefits victims of Oklahoma tornado; 266-8195.

• Pond Hill Baptist Church, 437 County Road 271, Niota, Tenn., 6 p.m. Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam.

• St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 320 Broad St., Cleveland, Tenn.; 7:30 p.m. Monday; concert of choral music from the United States and United Kingdom, "Atlantic Crossings," by new Tennessee Chamber Chorus; tickets,; also at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 6:30 p.m. Thursday; organ concert by Annie Laver, adjunct instructor in organ literature and keyboard technique at Eastman School of Music; reception follows; $10 suggested donation ($5 students); 266-8195.

• First Church of the Nazarene, 2325 Chattanooga Road, Dalton, Ga.; 11 a.m. Sunday, June 9; gospel concert by Buddy Liles, longtime bass singer with The Florida Boys; free but love offering received; 706-278-8428.


• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; Tuesday-Thursday; workshop, "Hand-Crafted: A 'Card-Camp' Retreat," led by Sister Therese Haydel and Diane Haydel; $225, includes private room, meals, supplies, or $200 for shared room, meals, supplies; 256-734-8302 or email

Vacation Bible Schools

• Cedar Bill Baptist Church, 60 Dyer Bridge Place, Ringgold, Ga.; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; ages 4-sixth grade and adults; theme: "SonQuest Rainforest"; 706-858-0976 or

• Union Fork Baptist Church, 350 Lee Pike, Soddy-Daisy; 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; ages 3-sixth grade; theme: "Colossal Coaster World"; 332-4883.

• Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood St., Chickamauga, Ga.; 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 9-13; all ages; theme: "Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth"; 706-375-5760 or

• Spring Creek Road Baptist Church, 1312 Spring Creek Road; 6-8:30 p.m. June 9-13; ages kindergarten-fifth grade; theme: "Kingdom Chronicles"; 894-0700.

• Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mountain; 9 a.m.-noon June 10-13; ages kindergarten-fifth grade; theme: "Marketplace: Christ the King"; 886-2190 or

• Church of the Good Shepherd, 211 Franklin Road, Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; June 10-14; 821-1583.

• Dalton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 S. Tibbs Road, Dalton, Ga.; 6:30 p.m. June 10-14; children to adults; free but preregistration requested; 706-226-2166.

• McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5440 McDonald Road; 9 a.m.-noon June 10-14; ages 5-12; theme: "Tell It on the Mountain"; 316-8134 or register at

• Soddy United Methodist Church, 255 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy; 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-14; ages 3-fifth grade; theme: "Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God!"; 331-3960.

• Hixson First Baptist Church, 5800 Grubb Road; 9 a.m.-noon June 17-20; ages 4-fifth grade; theme: "Colossal Coaster World"; 877-2467.

• Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 17-20; ages kindergarten-fifth grade; theme: "Colossal Coaster World"; 886-2330.

• Avondale Church of Christ, 1107 Dodson Ave.; 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 17-21; theme: "Five-Ring Circus of Faith"; 698-5814 or

• First Baptist Church, 2645 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 23-27; ages 4-fifth grade; theme: "Kingdom Chronicles"; registration, 706-866-0232 or

• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave.; 6-8 p.m. June 24-27; ages pre-kindergarten-fourth grade; theme: "Everything Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together!"; registration,

Women's event

• Free to Worship Revival Center, 9966 Lovell Road, Soddy-Daisy; 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; annual community Youth Xplosion, with games, fellowship and speakers Christy Fisher on Wednesday, Amanda Johnson on Thursday and T.J. Tallent on Friday; 650-9889.

• Baptist Church, 4001 Hughes Ave.; 10:30 a.m. Friday (registration, 10 a.m.); Church Women United meeting, with guest speaking on Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.