Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

October 7th, 2017 by Lisa Denton in Life Entertainment


-David Phelps: 7 p.m. today at Collegedale Community Church, 9305 Four Corners Place in Collegedale. Former Gaither Vocal Band singer stops on his Journey of Faith Tour, in support of new album "Hymnal: A Journey of Faith Through Hymns," with Charlotte Ritchie, The Dayspring Trio and Emmanuel Quartet. $30 and $40. 423-396-5464,

-Gospel Music Express Showcase: today at Ringgold High School, 29 Tiger Trail, Ringgold, Ga. Twenty acts will perform in 15-minute intervals starting at 1 p.m. Awards show starts at 7 p.m. with performances by Redemption Quartet, The Blankenships, SingAkadamie Girls, Gary Cureton and Gary Winningham. $10. 706-280-0883.

-Russian Orthodox choral music: 7 p.m. Sunday at Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 214 E. Eighth St. Chattanooga Bach Choir joins with Voci Virili Men's Consort and Voice of Reason Women's Ensemble to present Sergei Rachmaninoff's "All-Night Vigil" for unaccompanied mixed choir, Op. 37, sung in the original Russian. The movements portray the mystery of the Creation, the Incarnation of Christ and the salvation of the Resurrection. $20 adults, free for students.

-Praise singing service: 11 a.m. Sunday at Fairview United Methodist Church, 3901 Hamill Road. Service will include congregational hymns, special music, solos and instrumental music.

-Light of Unity music: 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd. Eric Dozier presents "Change Is A Comin': A Musical Journey Through American Race Relations, co-presented by the Baha'i community.

-Songwriting workshop: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14. The Union, a music incubator at Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd. in Red Bank, will host a songwriting workshop for area worship leaders, led by Matthew Macaulay, director of worship and creative development. Free, but space is limited. Register:, 925-234-6847.

-Gospel singing: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, at White Oak United Methodist Church, 232 Lyndon Ave., featuring Mark Casey and Calvary's Blend. Refreshments at 5:30 p.m. 423-504-9283, 423-267-0837.

-Keith and Kristyn Getty: 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Gospel artists in "Facing a Task Unfinished" concert, celebrating 500th anniversary of Reformation, accompanied by combined choir from presenting churches: First Presbyterian, Covenant Presbyterian, North Shore Fellowship and Signal Mountain Presbyterian. $25 adults, $18 students with ID, $12 children 13 and younger. 423-757-5580,


-Yard sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Ringgold United Methodist Church, 7484 Nashville St. in Ringgold, Ga. Churchwide event to benefit summer mission trip. Sale includes furniture, clothes, toys, tools, household goods, home decor and Christmas items. 706-935-4777.

-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 or leave a message at 706-820-2095.


-Fall festival: 3-6 p.m. Sunday at Apison Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11421 Bates Road in Apison. Free community fall festival includes food, games, hay rides, crafts, apple cider press, pumpkin decorating, maze, prizes and relays. Nonperishable food items and cleaning supplies will be accepted for local food bank, Heaven's Bounty. 423-236-4926.

-World Missions Conference: "Our Sovereign God: Unfolding History to His End" is theme of 66th annual event Sunday through Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 554 McCallie Ave. Featured speakers are Hugh Palmer, rector of All Souls, Langham Place, London, chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II; and Matt Waldock, pastor of City Church Manchester in England. Mission partners from eight countries will speak in Sunday school classes. Events include Mission Vision for children and Missions Fest with barbecue and music. Free. 423-648-7906,

-Citywide Revival: The Clergy Koinonia of Greater Chattanooga will present the annual Citywide Revival Tuesday through Thursday with services starting at 6:30 nightly, at Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 1115 N. Moore Road. The theme is "Lifting Up Jesus." Guest messengers will be Presiding Elder J.R. Bridgeman, Dr. J.P. Trimble and Pastor Emeritus Paul A. McDaniel.

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

-Neighborhood Fireside Fellowship: 6-8 p.m. every Friday in October at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Weekly gathering around the fire pit. Bring lawn chairs, snacks and beverages. 423-266-1766.

-Autumn Blaze, Southwest-themed dinner, horse demonstrations, family activities and bonfire worship service, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Rhea County Saddle Club on Delaware Avenue in Dayton, Tenn. Event celebrates work of Blazing Hope Ranch, a faith-based nonprofit near Dayton, Tenn., working against human trafficking. RSVP head count on Facebook event page or to

-Women's symposium: Destiny Church of Chattanooga, 3801 Brainerd Road, presents Free To Be Me: Boldly Living Free, designed to help women break through generational myths to move beyond perceived imperfections, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 24. $20 early registration; $25 after Tuesday. 423-553-5009.

-Community Craft Sale/Flea Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Grace United Methodist Church, 9833 Hixson Pike, Soddy-Daisy. Crafters and treasure holders may register for space at

-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,

-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,

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