Faith Briefs: Faith-based music and events in the Chattanooga area

Faith Briefs: Faith-based music and events in the Chattanooga area

June 17th, 2017 by Lisa Denton in Life Entertainment


- Faith, Family & Freedom Sunday: Gospel great Sandi Patty performs patriotic anthems, American songbook classics and songs of faith and worship, accompanied by church's Zadok Choir & Orchestra, 7 p.m. June 25 at Abba's House, 5208 Hixson Pike. $75 VIP tickets, includes meet-and-greet at 5:15 p.m., free CD and first seating; $35 general admission, with early entry at 6 p.m.; $25 general admission, with entry at 6:30 p.m. 1-844-447-7664,


- Cars, trucks, crafts: Vendors wanted for Lyerly United Methodist Church's ninth annual Car & Truck Show and Craft Festival, set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Dowdy Park, corner of Highways 27 and 114 in Summerville, Ga. Sixty vendors registered; room for 20 more offering products, services and concessions, with $20 fee for 15-by-15 outdoor space. Day will include more than 50 antique vehicles, music by Joseph Crowe, 50/50 drawing, cake walk, door prizes and playground. For application, leave message for Judy Motes at 706-857-6008 or email

- Cookbooks: Last 15 available from Lyerly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA 30730. Send $10, plus $2 shipping and handling. Call JoAnn Mitchell, 706-895-2636, for information on buying from a church member or a Chattooga County business.

Programs, events

- Pre-Women's Day program, 1 p.m. today at Mount Peria Missionary Baptist Church, 341 Sparks St., Ringgold, Ga. Theme is "Women in the Bible." Women are asked to wear white; men's support is welcome.

- Marriage Seminar: Rick and Cindy Mercer will lead couples in a free marriage tune-up, using their experience as an example — they credit Cindy's persistent prayers with saving their marriage and bringing Rick out of a life of fast parties, alcohol, drugs and lust. Seminars 7-8 p.m. Friday (with refreshments), 11 a.m.-noon and 2:30-4 p.m. June 24 (with lunch). Space is limited. RSVP to 423-544-4382.

- Youth Day, 11 a.m. June 25 at Wesley Chapel Christian Community Church, 1813 Wilson St. 423-698-7578.

- 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,

Youth ministries

- Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. Vacation Bible School: "You Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made," 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday through July 19. Free supper, Bible teaching, games and crafts. 423-892-1916.

- Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Road, Ringgold, Ga. Vacation Bible School, "Galactic Starveyors: Searching the Visible — Discovering the Invisible" 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for all ages, nursery to adult. Barbecue on Friday. 423-400-8761.

- New Emmanual Missionary Baptist Church, 139 E. 25th St. Vacation Bible School, 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

- Lyerly United Methodist Church, 105 Oak Hill Road, Lyerly, Ga. Vacation Bible School, including Bible fun, music, science lab, crafts, games, hot dog lunch and snacks, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24. Open to children of all ages. For more information, call Martha Tudor, 706-895-2669.

- Hixson United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Hixson Pike. Vacation Bible School, "Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose," 9 a.m.-noon June 26-30. For ages 4 through fourth-grade graduates., 423-877-1246. Register at

- Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike. Vacation Bible School, "Galactic Starveyors: Discovering the God of the Universe," 6-8 p.m. July 17-24, with a family cookout on the last night. 423-332-3243,

- Camp Run Free, no-cost summer day camp incorporating horses, games and Bible lessons, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17-21 at Rhea County Fairgrounds in Evensville, Tenn. Hosted by Blazing Hope Ranch, a faith-based nonprofit working to combat human trafficking.

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