Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

August 16th, 2014 by Staff Reports in Life Entertainment


• Messy Church; interactive worship experience for families, come casual and bring a towel because you might get wet; 7-9:30 p.m. tonight, Aug. 23; Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 Westview Drive NE, Cleveland, Tenn.; free meal, door prizes, crafts and games; 472-6231 or

• Aglow Dream Symposium with James Goll, Laura Smith and Robin Hardin; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. today; Cumberland University, Labry Hall, Lebanon, Tenn.; $30, includes lunch; make checks to: M.E. McFadden, 6 Hale Court, Lebanon, TN 37087

• "Bloom Where You Are Planted" Luncheon; 11 a.m. today; One Accord Community Church, 343 Sweetland Drive; includes guest speaker Deanna Plummer of Maria Creek Chapel, music by Peggy Roark, presentation of "Women at the Well" drama; to attend contact 645-3836.

• Yard Sale to raise money for missionary family in Peru, Christ Chapel in Ringgold, Ga., and the Care Mission in LaFayette, Ga.; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 23; Woodstation United Methodist Church, 13198 Alabama Highway, Ringgold. 706-965-3360.

• Speaking in Tongues: Hebrew class, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 3; Brainerd Baptist Church BX Crosspointe A, 300 Brookfield Ave.; taught by Reggie Lisemby of Christian Ministry to Israel; $25; register online at; 866-477-2358.


• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 7 p.m. today; New Bethel Baptist Church, 2476 Dunbar Road, Ringgold, Ga.; also 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Ogden Baptist Church, 2844 Ogden Road, Dayton, Tenn.; 6 p.m. CDT Sunday; Brockdell Church of God, 10327 Brockdell Road, Pikeville, Tenn.; 775-2806.

• Donnie Sumner; 11 a.m. Sunday; Boynton Baptist Church, 4093 Boynton Drive, Ringgold, Ga.; everyone welcome; 706-952-1551.

• inSpirit Men's Chorus; 4 p.m. Sunday; St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah; 238-7708.

• Dana Russell; 6:30 p.m. Thursday; East Ridge Christian Church, 1514 Rebecca Drive; 423-645-6282 or


• The Rev. David Carter, who has been parochial administrator of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, has been named rector of the church; Monsignor George Schmidt, longtime pastor of the basilica, retired in November and is now pastor emeritus.

• The Rev. Mike Nolan and the Rev. Joseph Thomas have been named pastor and parochial vicar, respectively, of St. Therese of Lisieux in Cleveland, Tenn. the Rev. Manuel Perez has become pastor of St. Stephen Church, the Rev. Tom Moser has become pastor of St. Catherine Laboure in Copperhill, Tenn., and the Rev. Tony Budnick will become chaplain and faculty member at Notre Dame High School this month and be a part-time associate pastor at St. Peter and Paul Basilica; Monsignor Xavier Mankel and the Rev. Joseph Brando, both of whom have served area churches, have retired.

• Thad Kay has been hired as pastor of First Baptist Church of Chickamauga, the Rev. Michael Smith has resigned as pastor of New Harvest Baptist Church in LaFayette, Ga., and become pastor of Dry Valley Baptist in Rossville.