Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

July 12th, 2018 by Lisa Denton in Life Entertainment


' 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. 423-266-1766,

' Healing Festival: Collegedale Community Church, 9305 Four Corners Place, hosts this second annual event by violinist Jaime Jorge to raise funds for Healing Music Inc., which provides violin lessons for inner-city children in Chattanooga. The schedule features The Isaacs, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday ($15 in advance, $20 at door; $30/$40 VIP); a 20-Year Celebration concert by Message of Mercy, 7-8:30 p.m. Friday (free); The Freedom Singers, 3-4:30 p.m. July 21 (free general admission, $10 VIP) and Legacy, 7:30-9 p.m. July 21 ($10 in advance, $15 at door; $20/$30 VIP). VIP tickets grant early access for a meet-and-greet with each band., 423-488-4800.

' Gospel singings: Gospel singer Crystle Elam has two appearances in Cleveland, Tennessee, on July 22. She will sing at Hampton Drive Baptist Church, 1940 Hampton Drive SE, at 11 a.m. and at Bradley County Healthcare, 2910 Peerless Road NW, at 4 p.m.

' Jesus Culture concert: Kim Walker-Smith brings her summer On My Side Tour to City Church Chattanooga, 7122 Lee Highway, at 7 p.m. July 24, with special guests Urban Rescue. $39.50 deluxe, $24.50 general admission, $19.50 (each) friends and family four-pack. 855-484-1991, www.premierproductions.

' Biblical women: The Rev. Sherry Cothran, a former rock singer turned pastor and author, will present Prophets, Warriors, Healers & Heroes: Untamed Women of the Bible, a concert and storytelling event, at 7:30 p.m. July 27 at Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. $15 adults, $10 students.

' Poet Voices in concert: Poet Voices, the Phil Cross-led gospel quartet that has reunited after a 15-year break, will perform at 6 p.m. July 28 in the Ringgold High School auditorium, 29 Tiger Trail in Ringgold, Georgia. Special guests are Appointed Quartet and The Hullender Family. $10 in advance, $12.50 at the door. 423-718-4682.

' Fifth Sunday singing: Glorybound Quartet will perform for the fifth Sunday singing at Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Road, Tunnel Hill, Georgia, at 11 a.m. July 29. A love offering will be received. Lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. 706-450-0963.


' 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. today (and remaining second Saturdays through September).

' 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.


' World Changers: Some 550 middle school and high school students from across America are in Chattanooga for another week to work on World Changers service projects, such as painting houses, putting on siding or constructing wheelchair ramps, to meet the needs of the community. World Changers is an initiative of the Southern Baptist Convention's LifeWay Christian Resources based in Nashville. The students' time in Chattanooga is part of a larger effort in 40 cities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

' 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. today (and remaining second Saturdays through October). Local vendors also will be set up at the St. Alban's Farmers Market.

' Rhythms Retreats: "The Examen — Bringing My Whole Self to 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 today 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.

' Plant-Based Cooking School: Battlefield Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 96 Hillman Lane, Ringgold, Ga., offers a free, plant-based cooking seminar 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays (and other third Tuesdays). Participants will be able to taste food prepared the health ministries staff and share healthful recipes. 706-463-1415,

' Meditation retreat: The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development in Sewanee, Tennessee, will present a three-day Calm and Clear Meditation, focusing on the development of calm-abiding (quiescence), Friday through July 22, led by Arthur Giacalone, a clinical/consulting psychologist in private practice in California. The program is appropriate for new and experienced practitioners of meditation. Cost, which includes all programming, meals and lodging, is $365 for a single in St. Mary's Hall, $465 in Anna House. For reservations, call 931-598-5342, email or go online to

' Lung screenings: The Health/Nursing Ministry of Olivet Nation, 4872 Jersey Pike, will sponsor a stop by the CHI Memorial Breathe Easy Mobile Lung Coach 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 21. The CT lung scan, to look for signs of lung cancer, is especially recommended for anyone 50 or older; a current smoker; a former smoker who quit within the past 15 years; or anyone who has been exposed to cancer-causing agents such as asbestos, diesel fumes, radon, coal or smoke soot. Call 423-495-LUNG (5864) to schedule an appointment.

' Lunch & Learn: Rivers of Living Water Christian Center hosts another session in its Titus II series for empowering women 2-4 p.m. July 21 at Bethlehem Center, 200 W. 36th St. This month's topic is "Relationships & Soul Ties." Children are welcome., 423-551-2801.

' Movie Under the Stars: Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike, will show "Peter Rabbit" at 7 p.m. July 21. There will be inflatables, popcorn and other snacks, games and giveaways. Admission is free.

' Pastor appreciation: Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church, 7463 Pinewood Drive, will honor senior pastor Dr. Bobby L. Hampton Sr. and his wife, Patricia T. Hampton, for 34 years of service at 10 a.m. July 22.

' Visiting educator: Matthew Groves, a young educator whose work helps bridge scientific and religious communities, will speak during an all-church Sunday School class 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 22 at First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. 423-267-4506.

' Networking luncheon: Scenic City Women's Network, meant to encourage, equip and energize Christian working women, will welcome Margaret Ferguson, associate pastor of Signal Mountain Presbyterian, for its next monthly meeting, scheduled noon-1 p.m. July 26 at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. Her message will be "God's Unfathomable Riches." Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20. Reservations are due by noon July 24 at


' Red Bank United Methodist Church, 3800 Dayton Blvd., plans "An Incredible Journey" for Vacation Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. 423-877-2881.

' Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, will have a kickoff party for Vacation Bible School, including games, a slide, bounce house and hot dogs, 5-8 p.m. Sunday. "Camp Moose on the Loose," for ages 4-13, continues 6-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, with Bible study, crafts, games and snacks. Register in person or in advance at 423-877-5742.

' Lookout Baptist Church, 8645 Highway 193, in the High Point community of Walker County, will have Vacation Bible School for ages 5 through sixth grade from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

' New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road, will present "Game On" Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for children 2 years to fifth grade and adults. Family Night is Friday with awards, food, inflatable, free balloon figures and Bible Express train ride. 423-544-6299.

' Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Road in the Ringgold/Tunnel Hill, Georgia, area will present "Game On" Vacation Bible School, 5:30-8:30 Monday through Friday. Classes are available for kindergarten through sixth-graders and adults. Snacks will be provided. For more information, call 706-450-0963.

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