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Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 104 McBrien Road, will formally install the Rev. Philip Cole Hanner as its rector in services at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The Right Rev. Foley Beach, bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South, will preside. A reception will follow in the lobby.

Hanner celebrated his first service on July 8.

Hanner was born in Spain, has lived in Kansas, Chicago, Hawaii, Iceland and Japan, and graduated from high school in Virginia. He earned a degree in wildlife biology from Virginia Tech and his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He was previously assistant rector of St. John’s Anglican Church in Southampton, Pennsylvania.

He and his wife, Rebecca, have been married since 2009. They have two sons, Cole, 4 1/2, and Bram, 2 1/2.

For more information, call 423-892-1101.


' Gospel singing: Local artist Crystle Elam's next appearances are: 11 a.m. today at Sale Creek Lions Club barbecue, 15222 Coppinger Road, Sale Creek; 9 a.m. Sunday at Goodwill Baptist Church, 5270 Trewhitt Road SE in Cleveland, Tenn.; 6 p.m. Sunday at Covenant Baptist Church, 249 Calhoun Road SE, Cleveland, Tenn.

' Let's Sing From Memory: Free social gathering for those affected by Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, along with their caregivers, to sing old songs and hymns that may reconnect them to old memories, is 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Free. For more information: 423-266-1766,

' Friends of Gold concert: This second annual event on Aug. 25 will feature Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, Jonathan Wilburn, Channing Eleton and the Hullender Family. Music starts at 6 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Tabernacle, 905 Hogan Road in Rossville. No ticket is required, but a love offering will be received. For more information, email

' Gospel concert: Sonlife Quartet will be in concert at 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at Signal Mountain Church of God, 517 Timberlinks Drive. Lunch will be provided after the free singing. For more information, call Marty Burke at 423-267-0837.

' Gospel benefit: The Hullender Family, McFarland Hill Baptist Choir and Rapha will sing 5-8 p.m. Aug. 26 at New Heights Baptist Church, 158 Ooltewah Ringgold Road. Proceeds will help the Solberg family with expenses for 3-year-old Axton, who is undergoing treatment for a softball-size malignant brain tumor. Barbecue dinner plates will be available for $5. To donate to the raffle and silent auction or to offer other help, contact Jennifer Catlett at 423-779-7501 or or Brian Wallisch at or 423-605-9109.


' Lunch & Learn: "Health and Wellness" is the topic of the next Titus II Woman gathering, set for 2-4 p.m. today at Bethlehem Community Center, 200 W. 38th St. Rivers of Living Water Christian Center is the host. Bring your Bible. Lunch will be served. Children are welcome. Call 423-266-1384 for more information.

' Church anniversary: Bible Baptist Church of Hixson, 1966 Northpoint Blvd., will hold its sixth anniversary celebration at 10 a.m. Sunday. For more information:

' Revelation ministry training: The Hamilton County Baptist Association's Ministry Training Institute will teach on the Book of Revelation in its fall term, which starts Monday and continues through Oct. 12. The class is designed for ministry leaders, small group/Sunday School leaders, deacons and any disciple looking to grow in understanding of Scripture. Cost is $50. Register at or 423-267-3794.

' Plant-Based Cooking School: Battlefield Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 96 Hillman Lane, Ringgold, Ga., offer a free, plant-based cooking seminar 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday (one in a series on third Tuesdays). Participants will be able to taste food prepared the health ministries staff and share recipes in efforts to improve health. There will be a drawing for a cookbook. 706-463-1415,

' Women's luncheon: Scenic City Women's Network will welcome Lynda Hawks, president of Hawks Property Management, as guest speaker for its August Marketplace Luncheon. The event is scheduled at noon Thursday at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20. Reservations are requested by Tuesday. Call 423-698-6262 or go to

' Community Day: Keith Baptist Church of Ringgold, Ga, will host its second annual Keith Community Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Keith voting precinct, 2803 Keith Road. The event features free food, including barbecue, hot dogs and banana pudding, as well as prize giveaways and entertainment by illusionist Jaden Maxwell. For more information, visit the church's Facebook page, or call 706-450-0963.

' Church picnic: Fairview United Methodist Church, 3901 Hamill Road in Hixson, will host a picnic at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 with a cookout (hamburgers and hot dogs), ice cream, games (including corn hole and croquet) and casual music (bring an instrument and join in). For more information:

' Film screening: Eastwood Church, 4300 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road in Ooltewah, presents a screening of "Tortured for Christ," the story of Voice of the Martyrs founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25. The $9 tickets includes a copy of Wurmbrand's international best-seller of the same name, which relates the story of his imprisonment, torture and solitary confinement in Romania.

' Pastor anniversary: Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 1115 N. Moore Road, will celebrate the fourth anniversary of Pastor Gary Hathaway and his wife, Cathy Hathaway, starting at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 26. The morning speaker will be Pastor Floyd Whiteside. The afternoon speaker will be Pastor Kenneth F. Scaife and New Hope Baptist Church of Dalton, Ga. 423-510-9684.

' Habitat homeowners: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area, a faith-based nonprofit that builds homes for those in need, is accepting applications from families and individuals interested in becoming Habitat homeowners. To obtain a prequalifying questionnaire, visit or call 423-756-0507.

' Zen Group's new location: The Zen Group of Chattanooga meets 2-4 p.m. Sundays at a new location, 335 Crestway Drive (the Chattanooga Friends Meeting). The group offers zazen (Zen sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and newcomer instruction. No experience is necessary and no fee is required for attendance, although donations are welcome. The Sunday schedule offers three 25-minute periods of zazen, two five-minute periods of kinhin and book study of "Enlightenment Unfolds: Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen," edited by Kazuaki Tanashi. Individual dokusan (one-on-one instruction) and dharma talks are available online or in person at the Atlanta Soto Zen Center. For more information, visit or email Terri Rieth at

' Community Clothes Closet: Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays at 1015 Laura St. across from Dodson Avenue Health Center. Free clothes and small household goods available; donations appreciated. Contact: R. Ludy at 423-933-6314.

' Siskin Museum of Religious Artifacts: Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at Siskin Children's Institute, 1101 Carter St. The facility is home to more than 400 religious pieces (247 Judaic and 140 Christian), ranging from the 16th to 20th century. Other religions and philosophies represented include Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confucianism. 423-648-1700,

' Kidz on the Rock: Groups for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade meet at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays as well as 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at White Oak Baptist Church, 301 Memorial Drive in Red Bank.

' Exercise class: Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave., offers an exercise class focusing on strength, energy and balance 10:30-11:30 a.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Open to all ages and skill levels. $5 per class. 423-266-1766.

' 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,

' Brainerd Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Christ-centered recovery ministry that focuses on healing hurts, habits and addictions, meets every Thursday at Brainerd Baptist Church's East Ridge campus, 1203 Blocker Lane. Dinner at 5:45 p.m., large group at 6:45 and small/open share groups following. Child care provided. 423-313-8888,

' Grief support: 5 p.m. every first Tuesday at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church, 1733 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Presented by PruittHealth Hospice. Free. For more information, call 706-602-9546.

' Not Alone, a support group for family and friends of a loved one who is incarcerated, meets at 11 a.m. the fourth Saturday of each month at LaFayette Presbyterian Church, 107 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Refreshments and child care are provided.

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