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


- A Flute and Organ Fantasia, featuring Rebecca Davis (flute) and Kristopher Schwinn (organ) performing works by Mozart, Donjon, Vivaldi and Krebs, 10:30 a.m. Sunday as part of the Rising Artists series at Church of the Nativity Episcopal Church, 1201 Cross St. in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Concert takes place during morning worship. Child care is provided. 706-866-9773.

- Chattanooga Bach Choir Cantata Series continues with music by J.S. Bach for choir and solo instruments, 4 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church Episcopal, 663 Douglas St. Selections include Cantata BWV 86, which translates to "Truly, Truly, I Say to You," Suite No. 4, featuring cellist Isaiah Pennington, and Organ Prelude BWV 658, which translates to "I Will Not Forsake the Lord." Guest soloists are alto Rachel Walls, tenor Mark Laseter and bass Zachary James Cavan, with accompaniment by organist Karla Fowkes. $15 suggested donation; free for students. Reception to follow.

- Crystle Elam, gospel singer performs 10 a.m. CDT Sunday at Bible Baptist Church, 360 Wells St., Monteagle, Tenn., and 11 a.m. CDT May 28 at Calvary Baptist Church, 107 Birch Ave., South Pittsburg, Tenn. 423-400-3843,

- Gospel Night, 5:50-10 p.m. Friday on three stages in downtown Ringgold, Ga., preceding the next day's 1890s Day festival. On the courthouse lawn: 5:50 p.m. Aimee Garner-Wilson; 6 p.m. Heritage Quartet; 6:25 p.m. Appointed Quartet; 6:50 p.m. The Greesons; 7:15 p.m. Testimony Quartet; 7:45 p.m. Hullender Family; 8:15 p.m. Jordan Family Band; 8:45 p.m. BondServants. At Cleveland Street: 6 p.m. Jesse Conner; 6:20 p.m. Masterpeace Quartet; 6:50 p.m. Aimee Garner-Wilson; 7:10 p.m. 2x2 Quartet; 7:40 p.m. Dana Russell; 8 p.m. Emmaus Road. At Tennessee Street: 6 p.m. Anthony Quails; 6:30 p.m. Cody Harris and Ben Strawn; 7:15 p.m. Eleventh Hour Worship; 8:15 p.m. Summer Shyvonne.

- 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,


- Rummage sale: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 27 at First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, 2645 LaFayette Road. Merchandise includes furniture, household items, appliances, linens, electronics, yard tools, handbags, clothing and shoes. Baked goods, hot dogs, chips and drinks available for purchase. Proceeds support missions and other outreach efforts. 706-866-0232.

- Cookbooks: Last 20 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

- PEED kidney testing: Chattanooga-area AME churches partnering with Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area and Nephrology Associates for free screening exams in Providing Education & Early Detection Program, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today in the Warren Chapel AME Church gymnasium, 501 N. Market St.Includes blood pressure, height, weight and urine test, followed by consultation with kidney specialist. Also participating are Allen Temple, Bethel, Joseph Chapel, Quinn Chapel, St. James and St. Paul AME churches. 423-267-4992.

- Founder's Day, 11 a.m. Sunday at Wesley Chapel Christian Church, 1813 Wilson St. Also Youth Day, 11 a.m. June 25. 423-698-7578.

- Bible Conference and Revival at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 E. Third St. Mini-courses for all ages, including topics specific to ministers, deacons and trustees, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday plus "Real Talk for Boys" and "Real Talk for Girls," interactive classes for ages 9-18 offering biblical resolutions to issues such as sexual struggles, relationships and faith, and "Kids for Christ" for ages 3-8. Revival services follow at 7 each night. Youth Explosion, a talent showcase featuring spoken word, singing, praise dancing and instrumental music, 6 p.m. Friday. Free registration. Free nursery. Register on-site or in advance at or 423-629-6115.

- Big Hat Tea Party: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 27 at Windstone Golf Clubhouse, 9230 Windstone Drive, Ringgold, Ga. Annual dress-up luncheon by Women of Worth from New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on Wilcox Boulevard. $20 adults, $10 ages 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. 423-697-7000.

- Family Fun Day Carnival, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3 at Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike. Includes carnival games, jump house, face painting, hot dogs, snow cones, cotton candy and Pastor's Plunge dunk tank ($1 for three chances). 423-332-3243,

- Women's Ministry Luncheon, an annual event at First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, 2645 LaFayette Road, will feature Julie Baumgardner, president and chief executive officer of First Things First, as keynote speaker, 11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m. June 3. Her topic is "Be Still and Know." Event includes lunch from Scenic City Catering and music by Greg Smith and Lions of Steel. Tickets are $15. To purchase, call the church office at 706-866-0232 or call or text Laura Jones at 423-605-1816.

- Homecoming: New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road (off East Brainerd Road), celebrates 29 years of ministry June 4. Prayer time at 9 a.m., Sunday School at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m., with Southern gospel trio 11th Hour (Amber Eppinette, Candice Jordan and Justin Morphis). Nursery provided. Lunch follows at 12:30 p.m. Contact: Brandon Crowe, 423-618-3722.

Children's ministries

- The Ministry Center, 2829 Hamill Road, Hixson. Kidsfest 2017: Stay Anchored, featuring food, fun, praise and worship, 6-8 p.m. May 31-June 2. Register at 423-877-5171.

- St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain. Vacation Bible School, "Summer Treasure Seekers," 9 a.m.-noon June 5-9, with family picnic and water play on last day. For ages 4 through third grade. Register at 423-886-2281.

- Church of the Good Shepherd, 211 Franklin Road, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Vacation Bible School, June 5-9. 423-821-1583,

- Spring Creek Road Baptist Church, 1312 Spring Creek Road. Vacation Bible School, "Operation Arctic," 6-8:30 p.m. June 11-15. 423-894-0700,

- 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,

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