-Light of Unity Festival: The Baha'i Faith, which teaches the oneness of humanity and the oneness of religion, plans several events to celebrate the Light of Unity Festival in September and October, beginning with music by Luke Slott at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Chattanooga Baha'i Center, 2405 Hamill Road.

-Big Church Night Out: Newsboys, Sidewalk Prophets, Blanca, 7eventh Time Down and other contemporary Christian artists in concert, 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave.; doors open at 6 p.m. $27 reserved, $47 premium and $102 VIP. 423-757-5580,

-Gospel singing: Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road in Hixson, will showcase the musical talents of its members in a gospel singing from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 23 in the church vestibule. 423-877-5742,

-Nativity Rising Artists: Michelle Nieb, who is pursuing a double major in music education and mathematics at Southern Adventist University, will play Baroque works for oboe in church's monthly series recognizing rising artists during the morning worship service, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Sept. 24. Admission is free. Child care is provided. 706-866-9773.

-David Phelps: Former Gaither Vocal Band singer stops on his Journey of Faith Tour, in support of new album "Hymnal: A Journey of Faith Through Hymns," 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Collegedale Community Church, 9305 Four Corners Place in Collegedale. Dayspring Trio and Emmanuel Quartet will open the show. Tickets are $25 and $35. Reserve at 423-396-5464 or


-Fall bazaar: Harmony Baptist Church, 3910 Youngstown Road, will host a Ladies Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. today. The indoor sale will include arts and crafts, homemade jewelry and products from vendors such as Pampered Chef, Tupperware and Sensi. Lunch will be available. Admission is free. Proceeds will support the Ladies Fellowship Missionaries' Virtue Conference in May. 423-629-9660.

-Community barbecue: Keith Baptist Church will present a free community barbecue at McConnell Park, 41 Catoosa Parkway in Ringgold, Ga., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Entertainment at the inaugural event will be provided by Dana Russell, illusionist Jaden Maxwell, Willow Creek Quartet and others. Donations will be received for the Tiger Creek Elementary Mobile Food Pantry. For more information, call Jeff Greer at 423-400-8761.

-Rummage sale: The Women's Ministry of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road, will hold a rummage sale of household items and other merchandise from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 (enter off back parking lot). Funds will go toward various church mission projects. 423-698-2556.

-Drive-thru BBQ: Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, will sell barbecue plates ($10) and sandwiches ($5) Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. until the food is gone. The youth and children's departments will split the proceeds for upcoming events, including Resurrection and a mission trip to Henderson Settlement. 432-332-3243.


-Grief support: Forward, an ecumenical group offering mutual support through shared experiences for those who have lost a spouse, will begin new sessions today in the parlor at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. The group will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for eight sessions. There is no cost to attend. 423-765-2021.

-Maker Fest Fun Day: Middle Valley Church of God, 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, will present a Maker Fest Fun Day 1-3 p.m. today in the church's Family Life Center. Kids will move through a variety of stations, each focusing on a different project or ability, reminding them that they are uniquely created by God. The afternoon includes hands-on experiences, crafts and snacks. For more information, call 423-843-1539.

-Aglow meeting: Chattanooga Aglow Lighthouse will meet at 1 p.m. today at LifeCare, 5798 Hixson Homeplace. Guest speaker is the Rev. Beckey Jones, who trained in the prophetic, deliverance and healing ministry at Christian International. Worship is with Glory of Zion Ministries. Snacks will be served. 423-697-9866, 423-698-1764.

-Homecoming: Temple Baptist Church, 3204 Clio Ave., will celebrate its 78th homecoming Sunday. The Whisnants from Morganton, N.C., will sing at the 10 a.m. service, with lunch to follow. There will be no afternoon or evening service. For more information, call 423-622-1913.

-Church anniversary: Destiny Church of Chattanooga, 3801 Brainerd Road, celebrates six years of ministry during 11 a.m. service Sunday. 423-553-5009.

-Back to Church Sunday: Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Road in Tunnel Hill, Ga., will celebrate Back to Church Sunday this Sunday with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. 423-400-8761.

-Pastor appreciation: Warren Chapel AME Church, 501 N. Market St., will honor the pastor, the Rev. Pedro K. Basden, and his wife, the Rev. Beryl Basden, with an appreciation service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Guest preacher will be Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, commanding general of the Army's Regional Health Command-Atlantic.

-Revival: New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road, will be in revival next week. Larry Underwood, former pastor of Liberty Baptist Church of Chickamauga, Ga., will deliver the message at 10:50 a.m. Sunday, as well as nightly at 7 Monday through Wednesday. The Diplomats will offer their musical ministry at the 6 p.m. Sunday service and at 6:45 other nights of the revival. A nursery is available. 423-316-3718.

-Pro-life banquet: Women's Enrichment Center, a faith-based, nonprofit pregnancy resource center serving families in Northwest Georgia, will welcome abortion survivor Claire Culwell as keynote speaker for its annual banquet, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stage 123, 123 W. Gordon St. in Dalton. Tickets are $35 per individual, $250 for table of eight. For tickets, email or call 706-278-1050.

-International Day of Peace: The United Nations International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, will be celebrated locally in Coolidge Park from 3 to 7 p.m. Called Paths to Peace, the event will include an introduction to mindfulness practices, labyrinth walks, yoga, Qigong, art, dance, prayer and meditation. Bishop Kevin Adams, senior pastor at Olivet Baptist Church, will be featured, along with the Chattanooga Choral Society for the Preservation of African American Song. The evening will conclude with poetry readings, a demonstration of Tibetan singing bowls and an intergenerational dance. For more information, go to

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