Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

March 10th, 2018 by Lisa Denton in Life Entertainment


-Benefit singing: Fire & Stone Ministry, Jeff Greer and Greg Finch will sing at 5 p.m. today in the monthly fundraiser benefiting the renovation of Lee's Chapel Community Church, 3253 Catoosa Parkway in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. Until repairs are made, the congregation will meet for services at 2 p.m. Sundays in the fellowship hall.

-Nativity Rising Artists: Church of the Nativity Episcopal Church, 1201 Cross St. in Fort Oglethorpe, features award-winning violinist Bethany Thornton, 21, in its monthly Rising Artists series, performing during the Sunday worship service, 10:15-11:45 a.m. There also will be a mini concert by organist/music director Kristopher Schwinn. A reception will follow. Child care is provided. 706-866-9773.

-Live recording: The Hullender Family records a live CD, with guest emcee Ken Hicks, 6 p.m. March 17.

-Fox Family Quartet: The Southern gospel group sings at the 11 a.m. service March 18 at Signal Mountain Church of God, 517 Timberlinks Drive. Lunch follows. 423-267-0837.

-Paul Byrom: The Irish tenor of Celtic Thunder fame stops at Red Bank Presbyterian Church, 115 Morrison Springs Road, on his "10 Years On" U.S. tour at 7:30 p.m. March 20. $35 general admission, $45 with post-show meet-and-greet. 423-870-4864.

-Lenten concert: The Roueche Chorale and Orchestra will present "Colors of Grace" by Joseph Martin at 7 p.m. March 27 at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Free admission. 423-855-2981,


-Rhythms Retreats: "Lectio Divina — Encountering God in Scripture," next in a series exploring spiritual practices to cultivate intimacy with Christ, nourish the soul and transform your life, is set for 9 a.m.-noon today at Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd., Suite 200, Red Bank. Led by Micki Ann Harris, ChattHOP's spiritual formation director, the free sessions are offered second Saturdays. To register, visit

-Men's Day: New Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 139 E. 25th St., will celebrate this annual event at 11 a.m. Sunday with Minister Norman Freeman.

-Chattanooga Aglow Lighthouse: President Genendal Fratantuono will be guest speaker for an Aglow meeting at 10 a.m. March 17 at Mighty Warriors Church, 7510 Lee Highway. She'll give her final message before returning to her home state of Mississippi. 423-698-1764, 423-697-9866.

-Plant-Based Cooking School: Battlefield Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 96 Hillman Lane, Ringgold, Ga., offers free, plant-based cooking seminars 6-8:30 p.m. on third Tuesdays. Participants will be able to taste food prepared by the health ministries staff and share recipes in efforts to reverse Type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure and lose weight. There will be a drawing for a cookbook each night. 706-463-1415,

-Young at Heart Game Day: Bring a favorite board game or card game for YAH Game Day, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22 at Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike. Also bring a potluck dish based on your last name — A-G, soup; H-M, salad; N-S, bread or rolls; T-Z, dessert — plus the recipe to be included in a YAH cookbook.

-Networking luncheon: The Scenic City Women's Network Marketplace Luncheon will be March 22 at the Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. Networking will start at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon and program run from noon to 1 p.m. Featured speaker is Kay Horner, executive director of Awakening America Alliance and The Helper Connection and national coordinator for the Cry Out America Prayer Initiative. Cost is $20. Reservation deadline is noon March 20., 423-698-6262.

-Bible Conference: The fifth annual event, March 23-25, at Bible Baptist Church, 1966 Northpoint Blvd. in Hixson, features Dr. Steven Maldoff as guest speaker and missionaries Thomas Harmon from Tanzania and Mark Harmon from the Middle East.

-Breathe: A Prayer Retreat for Men: Designed to give men (18 and older) an opportunity for spiritual rest and renewal through guided and individual times of prayer, 8:30 a.m.-noon March 24 at Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd., Suite 200, Red Bank. $15; includes breakfast. To register, visit

-Catholic Women's Convention: The Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a convention at Chattanooga's St. Stephen Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway, April 12-14. Early bird registration ends March 17. For more information, go to or call Arlene Webb at 423-598-2977.

-Siskin Museum of Religious Artifacts: Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at Siskin Children's Institute, 1101 Carter St. The facility is home to more than 400 religious pieces (247 Judaic and 140 Christian), ranging from the 16th to 20th century. Other religions and philosophies represented include Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confucianism. 423-648-1700,

-Kidz on the Rock: Groups for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade meet at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays as well as 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at White Oak Baptist Church, 301 Memorial Drive in Red Bank.

-Awana Clubs: Groups for children age 3 through sixth grade meet 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. 423-892-1916.


-SonRise Resurrection Pageant: Free tickets for this annual pageant portraying Christ's last days will be distributed at 7 a.m. Monday near the food court at Hamilton Place. Typically, all 7,000 tickets are given away within 90 minutes. The 1-mile, handicap-accessible walk-through event re-creates six interactive scenes from the Bible with 500 costumed cast members, live animals and dramatic sets. The event will be presented by Southern Adventist University and Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists on March 31 with groups departing at 8:30 a.m., then every half hour until 2:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but are required for everyone 7 and older. No more than seven tickets will be given to any family, regardless of the church or group they represent. The person picking up tickets must be at least 16 years old. For more information, call 423-396-2134.

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