-Hymn sing: Little Brown Church, 3210 Spring Ave. on Signal Mountain, will host a Red Back Hymn Sing at 6 p.m. Sunday. Mountain Cove Bluegrass also will perform. For more information, call Mike Harvey at 423-886-1487.
-Benefit concert: Willie Kitchens & His Band will lead The Joyful Sounds Senior Community Choir in their annual benefit concert at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 in the main sanctuary of Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Kitchens is a former lead singer for the '60s supergroup The Impressions, and this choir performs hymns, gospel and contemporary pop tunes with an R&B/gospel sound. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken for the Snack Pack ministry. For more information, call 423-892-9363.
-Higher Ground Camp Meeting: The 20th annual nondenominational service of music and worship is scheduled Aug. 19 on the grounds of Epworth United Methodist Church, 585 Madola Road in Epworth, Ga. The event includes Martha Scanlan, who was featured on the "Cold Mountain" soundtrack, Leah Calvert and the Dappled Grays, Steven Darsey and the Meridian Chorale and writer/preacher Jason Byassee. Music begins at 3 p.m., service at 6 p.m. In case of rain, events move to adjacent Epworth School. Free admission; offering taken. www.meridianherald.org.
-Red Bank gospel singing: Scott Agee & Family and Witness for Him will be guest singers at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at White Oak United Methodist Church, 2232 Lyndon Ave. Refreshments are served at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Lane Funeral Home. 423-504-9283 or 423-267-0837.
-Noblemen Quartet: The monthly meeting of the Prime Timers at McFarland United Methodist Church, 101 E. Gordon Ave. in Rossville, will feature a concert by the Noblemen Quartet on Aug. 15. The evening begins with a covered-dish dinner at 6 p.m., followed by the Southern gospel act at 7 p.m.
-Cars, trucks, crafts: Eighty-two vendors are signed up for Lyerly United Methodist Church's ninth annual Car & Truck Show and Craft Festival, set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today, rain or shine, at Dowdy Park, corner of Highways 27 and 114 in Summerville, Ga. Registration for vehicles is 8 a.m.-noon, with awards at 3 p.m. Fee is $20 fee per vehicle. Craft and food vendor registration is also $20. Concessions include biscuits and gravy and doughnuts for breakfast, hot dogs, nachos, tacos, barbecue and alligator meat for lunch. Day will include music by Joseph Crowe, 50/50 drawing, cake walk, sales of the latest cookbook, door prizes and playground. For more information, call Judy Motes at 706-506-1334.
-Lyerly cookbook: Lyerly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA 30730, has published its third cookbook, "Feeding the Flock." To order, send $10, plus $3 shipping and handling. Call JoAnn Mitchell, 706-895-2636, for information on buying from a church member or a Chattooga County business.
-Payne's Chapel cookbook: Payne's Chapel United Methodist Church in Lookout Mountain, Ga., has a new cookbook, "Payne's Chapel Cooks," a collection of recipes from members. Proceeds will go into the church building fund. Cost is $12, plus $4 shipping/handling if mailed. To order, email email@example.com or leave a message at 706-820-2095.
-Pastoral anniversary: Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 E. Third St., will celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Rev. Carlos D. Williams and his wife, Joannie D. Williams, in services at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. 423-624-0950.
-Mortgage burning: The Rev. Dr. Eva M. Settles, pastor of St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7526 Standifer Gap Road, will preside over a mortgage burning celebration Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Hill will deliver the morning message at 11 a.m., and Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, presiding prelate of the 13th Episcopal District (Kentucky/Tennessee), will speak at the 3 p.m. service.
-Brenda Bryant Young Servant Benefit, a praise and worship celebration, is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3777 Wilcox Blvd. The benefit supports two of her favorite ministries: LifeLine Ministries, providing life skills development and faith-based counseling to poor and working-class families, and the Essie Wade Scholarship Fund, offering financial support to college-bound students.
-Church anniversary: Warren Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 501 N. Market St., will celebrate its 150th anniversary Aug. 19-20. The theme is "Rooted in Our Legacy, Moving to Our Destiny." An anniversary luncheon is scheduled that Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Downtown Marriott. Guest preacher will be Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, presiding prelate for the 13th Episcopal District (Kentucky/Tennessee). The guest preacher for the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service is Bishop Simeon Hall, senior pastor emeritus of New Covenant Baptist Church of Nassau, Bahamas. The Rev. Dr. Pedro K. Basden is Warren Chapel's senior pastor. For more information, call 423-267-4992.
-Women's Day: First Baptist Church, East Eighth Street, 506 E. Eighth St., will celebrate Women's Day at 11 a.m. Aug. 20. The theme is "God's Women Using Their Faith in Leadership," and the program will honor women in positions of leadership and authority in the community. Speaker will be the pastor, the Rev. William Terry Ladd III. For more information, call 423-265-3229.
-Homecoming: Minister Tim White of Chicago will be among the guests as Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church, 7463 Pinewood Drive, celebrates its 107th anniversary and homecoming the weekend of Aug. 26-27. That Saturday, White will perform in concert at 6 p.m., along with Pastor Corey Prather, Larry Hurston and Genuine, Olivet Baptist Church Choir and Darius Ware and Inspirational Praise Mass Choir. That Sunday, he will be the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. worship service. Dinner will follow. Dr. Bobby L. Hampton Sr. is senior pastor of the church, which serves the East Brainerd, Tyner and Bonny Oaks community.
-Homecoming: Southern gospel group Heirline, featuring Ernie, Linda, Eric and Landon Dawson, will be the special guest for homecoming services at 11 a.m. Aug. 27 at Signal Mountain Church of God, 517 Timberlinks Drive. The concert is free, and lunch will follow. For more information, call Marty Burke at 423-267-0837.
-Hear Now, a Christ-centered, nine-step weekly support class for people with hearing loss and their families, meets at 6:05 p.m. each Wednesday in the adult classroom on the ground floor at Oakwood Baptist Church, 4501 Bonny Oaks Drive. Presented by Let My People Hear founder David M. Harrison. Class is equipped with FM hearing devices and the Tele-coil loop system. 423-624-1669, LetMyPeopleHear.com.
-Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program for anyone struggling with addictive issues, compulsive behaviors, loss and life challenges, meets each Thursday at Ooltewah United Methodist Church, 6131 Relocation Way. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., worship at 6:15 p.m., open share groups at 7:30 p.m. Child care provided. 423-238-9216, oumclive.org/recovery.
-Not Alone, a support group for family and friends of a loved one who is incarcerated, meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at LaFayette Presbyterian Church, 107 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Refreshments and child care are provided.
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