• Chick-fil-A, 1137 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; 2-10 p.m. Friday; Spirit Night donations accepted for Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bibles for students, athletes and coaches in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade and Walker counties; $10 (student/athlete Bible), $15 (coach's Bible); 706-764-1954,


• Shiloh Community Church of the Nazarene, 6688 County Road 155, Higdon, Ala.; 3 p.m. EDT Sunday; dedication of new sanctuary, fellowship hall (rebuilt from April 27, 2011, tornado); 256-632-2382.


• Briarwood Church, 26 Ellis Springs Road, Ringgold, Ga.; 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11; "Living in the Glory Realm," conference on the supernatural and on freedom for those who feel they have to "qualify," by Kathie Walters; $30; or email Jim or Deborah Boyd at Asto


• Calvary Baptist Church, 305 County Park Road, Scottsboro, Ala.; 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday; Glory 2012/Scottsboro features performances by Christian comedian/singer Aaron Wilburn, Southern gospel trio Paid in Full, former Miss South Carolina Dawn Smith Jordan and concert pianist/host Frank Jones; $20 either performance, $17.50 groups; 256-259-0385 or 205-393-7020.

• Payne Cove Methodist Church, 174 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn.; 11 a.m. CDT Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also at Mount Calvary Apostolic Church, 117 Gum St., Monteagle, Tenn., 2 p.m. CDT Sunday, Monteagle Baptist Church, 239 First St., Monteagle, Tenn., 6 p.m. CDT.

• Philadelphia Baptist Church, 1065 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga.; Friday Night Sing features Jim Ricketts and Crystal Elam and The Keith & Carolyn Bobo Family; 706-891-5683.

• Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Drive; 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11; contemporary organ concert by Brad Bryan featuring big band, country, pop and gospel works (reception follows); free and child care available by reservation; 698-5682 or

• Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.; 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11; gospel music concert featuring the Grammy Award-nominated Triumphant Quartet, two-time Ovation Awards Musician of the Year The Collingsworth Family, and Testimony Quartet; Adults $16-$21, children 12-under free; 423-253-7900, 706-861-7675 or 423-757-5050.

• Warren Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 503 N. Market St.; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11; Jazz Brunch sponsored by the Women of Warren features music by Gerald Benton; $10; 267-4992.


• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT Monday, Aug. 13; retreat/workshop, "Full of Grace: Marian Imagery and Veneration Through the Centuries," introduces participants to the many ways Mary, the mother of Christ, has been portrayed, understood and venerated through the ages; $30 (includes lunch); pre-registration required; 256-734-8302 or

Women's event

• Country Place Restaurant, 7320 Shallowford Road; noon Thursday; Chattanooga Women's Connection monthly luncheon features health and wellness information from Lisa Nelson and the address "All I Need To Know I Learned in My Garden" by Kathy England; $12; child care available if requested at registration; reservations, 488-3129.