Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

September 23rd, 2017 by Lisa Denton in Life Entertainment


-Gospel singing: Church members perform 6-8 p.m. today at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road in Hixson. 423-877-5742,

-Nativity Rising Artists: Southern Adventist University student Michelle Nieb will play Baroque works for oboe in monthly series recognizing rising artists, 10:30-11:45 a.m. Sunday at Church of the Nativity Episcopal Church, 1201 Cross St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Child care provided. 706-866-9773.

-NSU Men's Chorus: Professor Michael Rorex, Chattanooga native, will direct a concert of religious music by the Men's Chorus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., during homecoming services at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Valley Memorial Baptist Church, 614 Browns Ferry Road, Lookout Valley. Rorex has a bachelor's degree in voice performance from UTC and a master's degree in vocal performance from Indiana University's School of Music. He has taught voice and conducted the Men's Chorus for 22 years. Twelve vocalists from the 64-member ensemble will be visiting Sunday, singing spirituals and contemporary music ranging from "Deep River" to "You Raise Me Up." 423-821-5499.


-Rummage sale: Presented by Women's Ministry of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today (enter off back parking lot). Funds 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) today from 11 a.m. until the food is gone. Proceeds go to youth and children's departments. 432-332-3243.

-Fall sale: Fairview United Methodist Church, 2112 McFarland Ave., Rossville, will hold its 40th annual fall sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 30 (rain or shine). Proceeds benefit local missions. 423-488-4860, 706-866-4194.


-"Confessions of a Pentecostal Buddhist": Seattle-based poet Daniel Edward Moore reads from newest collection, which explores his intense struggle with his Christian upbringing and finding his current peace through poetry and Buddhism, followed by Q&A, 8-10 p.m. today. $10 general admission, $5 college students; $10 for copies of "Confessions," with autograph signing after show. 423-624-5347,

-Revival: Clingan Ridge Baptist Church, 2412 Georgetown Road NW in Cleveland, Tenn., has scheduled its fall celebration revival. Sunday services start at 6 p.m., all other nights at 7 p.m. Guest pastors and choirs each night will be: Sunday, Randy Bell of Lupton Drive Baptist in Hixson and the Clingan Ridge Choir; Monday, Eric Stitts of Bayside Baptist in Harrison and Bayside Baptist Choir; Tuesday, Dr. Tony Crisp of Eastanallee Baptist in Riceville, Tenn., and Clingan Ridge Choir; Wednesday, Brian Branam of Liberty Baptist in Dalton, Ga., and Liberty Baptist Choir, featuring Chris McDaniel, formerly of Confederate Railroad; Thursday, Mike Xline of Brittsville Baptist in Cleveland, Tenn., and Clingan Ridge Choir. 423-472-3511.

-Missionary speaker: Elijah Soritau, missionary to Romania, will speak at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road.

-Faith trends: Brooke Hempell, senior vice president overseeing the Barna Group's research on faith and culture, will speak to pastors and ministry leaders at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the BX at Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave., on recent trends, including a new study on generosity and the spiritual climate of Chattanooga, which research suggests is the most "Bible-minded" market in America and the most evangelical. Barna has spent 30 years strategically tracking the role of faith in America, and a recent study analyzes differing attitudes about giving across generations. Free admission. 423-803-4304.

-Movies in the Park at Dark: Bridge Christian Church presents the latest "Star Wars" blockbuster in sixth annual family movie series at Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road, at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30. Free admission. Concessions available. Bring your own seating. Movies will be canceled in case of inclement weather.

-Iconography lecture: Sister Eliseea Papaciot, internationally known iconographer and Romanian Orthodox nun, will speak about her calling as an icon writer and discuss the spirituality of praying with icons in a talk at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. Reception follows at 7 p.m. 423-266-8195.

-Grief support: A free, hospice-led grief support group will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church, 1733 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 706-602-0765.

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