' 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. first and third Tuesdays (Sept. 4 and 18) at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Free. For more information: 423-266-1766,

' Joyful Praise: New Monumental Baptist Church, 901 Woodmore Lane, will celebrate its annual Missionary Ministry Celebration Day on Sept. 8 with Joyful Praise, featuring ministers who sing. The event starts at 5 p.m. in William Calvert Fellowship Hall. Donations are appreciated.


' Grace Market: Buyers and sellers are sought for this monthly community event, offering produce, crafts, yard-sale items and direct-sales merchandise, at Grace United Methodist Church, 9833 Hixson Pike in Soddy-Daisy. Hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. second Saturdays through September. The next (and last of the season) is Sept. 8. Reserve a vendor spot at

' Heat relief: The Salvation Army is seeking donations to help low-income families battle the summer heat. Monetary gifts for box fans and utility bill assistance should be marked "Beat the Heat" and mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403 or 437 Inman St., Cleveland, TN 37311. New boxed fans may be donated at either location as well. Monetary donations also are accepted online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. The Chattanooga location offers a hydration station with free water at 800 McCallie Ave., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. If you know someone who needs a box fan, call 423-305-6200.

' Lyerly cookbook: Lyerly United Methodist Church has copies of its third cookbook, "Feeding the Flock," available. To order, send $10, plus $3 shipping and handling, to Lyerly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA 30730. 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., still has copies of its latest cookbook, "Payne's Chapel Cooks." Proceeds will go into the church building fund. Cost is $12, plus $2 shipping/handling if mailed. To order, email or leave a message at 706-820-2095.


' 1 Peter Bible Study: Precept Ministries International, 7324 Noah Reid Road, looks at what the Bible has to say about suffering, trials and tribulations in a choice of self-guided Bible studies with resources available for purchase in campus Resource Center next week. Precept Upon Precept is an in-depth approach that takes about one hour per day; the streamlined In & Out version requires fewer hours of study time. Orientation is 9-10:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday or 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday. Kids ages 8-12 will study the book of Revelation in the Discover 4 Yourself series, Bible Prophecy for Kids. High school and middle school students will do 1 Peter In & Out. For more information, call 1-800-763-8280 or visit

' ZACOG General Assembly: Zion Assembly Church of God, an international ministry with 88,784 members worldwide, will convene its 15th annual General Assembly, an event to address "all matters of faith, government and discipline" before the entire body of the church, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at United Christian Church, 2200 Peerless Road in Cleveland, Tennessee. The theme is "Pressing Forward," according to Presiding Bishop Wade H. Phillips. Events continue daily through Sunday, Sept. 9. Services will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend. See the full schedule at

' Free pancakes: St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike, will host a free pancake breakfast, with sausage, coffee and juices, 9-11:30 a.m. on Sept. 8. Local vendors also will be set up at the St. Alban's Farmers Market.

' Rhythms Retreats: "Discernment — Recognizing and Responding to the Presence of God," next in a series exploring spiritual practices to cultivate intimacy with Christ, nourish the soul and transform your life, is set for 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 8 at Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd., Suite 200, Red Bank. Led by Micki Ann Harris, ChattHOP's spiritual formation director, the free sessions are offered most second Saturdays. To register, visit

' Patriot Day prayers: Scenic City Women's Network will join with the National Day of Prayer Task Force to present a Pray! Patriot Day 9/11 program at noon Sept. 11 at the Hamilton County Courthouse. City officials and community leaders will join to pray for the city, state and nation. In case of rain, events will move to Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. Preceding the program will be a prayer walk at 10:30 a.m. starting at the Seventh Street side of the courthouse. For more information, call 423-698-6262.

' Divorce support: A new DivorceCare support group is scheduled to start Sept. 11 at Hope Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian Church, corner of Twin Cedars Road and Highway 27 in Chickamauga, Georgia. The group will meet 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays for 13 weeks. DivorceCare is a network of 15,000-plus churches worldwide equipped to offer such support. The nondenominational program offers practical information and biblical teaching on how to recover from divorce or separation. Sessions deal with common concerns such as anger, depression, loneliness, financial survival and moving on. Cost is $15. Each session stands alone, so participants can pick up any sessions they miss during the next 13-week cycle. For more information, go to Or call 423-264-8983 or 706-996-4802.

' Homecoming: Temple Baptist Church, 3204 Clio Ave., will celebrate its 79th homecoming on Sept. 16 with Brian Free & Assurance singing at the 10:30 a.m. service. Lunch will follow. There will be no afternoon or evening service. For more information, call the church office, 423-622-1913.

' Celebration of Hope: Hope Unlimited Ministries, which equips single mothers with spiritual and educational tools to cultivate Christ-centered families, will host this annual event 3-7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Coolidge Park, 200 River St. Pastor Vincent Carr of Cartersville, Georgia, and Faith Ecklund of Nashville be the musical guests. The day also includes food, testimonies of encouragement from single parents, health booths and activities for kids. Admission is free. Information: Rita Carr, executive director, 432-493-0288.

' 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.

' 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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