' Genesis Choir: Savannah United Methodist Church, 10520 Snow Hill Road in Ooltewah, will host the Genesis Choir, a youth choir (grades 6-12) from Duluth (Georgia) First United Methodist Church, during 10 a.m. worship June 10. 423-619-8850.

' Testimony Quartet: Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Road in Ringgold, Georgia, will host the Testimony Quartet for homecoming services at 11 a.m. June 10. A love offering will be received. A potluck 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. second Saturdays through September, starting June 9. Reserve a vendor spot at

' Lyerly festivals: Lyerly United Methodist Church seeks vendors for its 10th annual Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show and Craft Festival, set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. rain or shine Aug. 11 in Summerville, Ga. Booth rental is $20 for a 15- by 15-foot space. For a vendor application, call Judy Motes at 706-857-6008 or email Marie Hanna at

' 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.


' Women's luncheon: The annual Women's Ministry Luncheon at First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, 2445 LaFayette Road, is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today. Keynote speaker will be Christie Musso Bruce of Hope Knows Your Name Ministries. Aimee Garner Wilson will be the musical guest. Tickets are $15 and available through the church office at 706-866-0232 or Laura Jones at 423-605-1816.

' Grand opening: The Community Haven will celebrate its grand opening from noon to 4 p.m. today at 4025 Hughes Ave. next to Westside Baptist Church. The once-abandoned house will now be home to several community-based programs, including counseling, mentoring and tutoring services, programs to feed and clothe the community, disaster preparedness, a high school equivalency center, a community-forum television studio and a community garden and park. It also houses 10,000 Fearless' Chattanooga headquarters. Festivities include food, faith and family activities and live entertainment. Contact: Kevin Muhammad, 423-645-3712,

' Open house: Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, hosts an open-house worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday to welcome the community with a message, music and fellowship, showing its role in an international network of Methodist churches with "Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors." Questions? Contact Dr. Adam E. McKee III, or 423-698-6951.

' Homecoming: New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road, celebrates 30 years of ministry with homecoming services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, featuring the Jordan Family Band. Morning worship is preceded by prayer time at 9 a.m. and Sunday School from 9:50 to 10:20 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Information: Tim Rodgers, 423-718-8096.

' 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 the second Saturday of each month through October. Next is June 9. Local vendors also will be set up at the St. Alban's Farmers Market.

' Rhythms Retreats: "Honoring the Body — Flesh and Blood Spirituality," 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 June 9 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 second Saturdays of every month except April, August and December. To register, visit

' Memory Sunday: June 10 is a call to pastors to support this national Alzheimer's and caregiving awareness campaign for African-American congregations, whose populations are about twice as likely as elderly white Americans to have Alzheimer's or other dementias. Participating congregations receive free access to promotional materials. Register at Or contact Christopher Chaney, CEO of Chaney Speaks, a national family caregiving advocacy corporation based in Chattanooga, at 423-781-1555 or

' Youth Day: New Emmanuel Baptist Church, 139 E. 25th St., will celebrate annual Youth Day on June 10 with Minister Lurone Jennings II, lead pastor of Cross Cultural Ministries, as the 11 a.m. speaker.

' Homecoming: Union Spring Baptist Church, 5911 Levi Road, will celebrate homecoming June 10 with lunch following the service.


' Fairview Baptist Church: 6807 Snow Hill Road, Ooltewah. "Shipwrecked — Rescued by Jesus" is theme of Vacation Bible School set for 6:30-8:45 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 9:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. June 10. Open to ages 3 through kids who have completed fifth grade. 423-344-1006, 423-790-4357.

' White Oak Baptist Church: 310 Memorial Drive, Red Bank. "Maker Fun Factory" is the theme of Vacation Bible School, set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Open to pre-K through fifth grade. Sign up online at or call 423-877-8551.

' New Emmanuel Baptist Church: 139 E. 25th St. "Jesus Makes a Way Every Day" is theme of Vacation Bible School, starting at 6 p.m. Sunday through June 9.

' Signal Crest United Methodist Church: 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain. Vacation Bible School kicks off with Family Night, with games and a bicycle obstacle course, at 5 p.m. June 10. VBS continues for children in pre-K through rising fifth grade 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Thursday, June 11-14, with "Amped" as its theme. Register at Email Chrissy Gray, director of children's ministries, at

' New Hope Presbyterian Church: 7301 Shallowford Road. Vacation Bible School, for potty-trained preschoolers through sixth-graders, will be 10 a.m.-noon June 11-15. The theme, "Peace Lab," teaches biblical concepts of resolving conflicts and helping others. To register in advance, call 423-432-8866.

' Falling Water Baptist Church: 523 Roberts Mill Road. Vacation Bible School, for children ages 3 through sixth grade, runs 6-8:15 nightly, June 17-22. Activities include Bible study, music and crafts. Visit the church at or on Facebook.

' Silverdale Baptist Church: "It's Your Move" is theme of weeklong Quest camp June 18-21 at Silverdale's Bonny Oaks campus, 7236 Bonny Oaks Drive, teaching kids about the life of a child in the Bible. Includes activity tracks such as soccer, art, music and drama, plus daily snacks, worship time and Bible study. For kids who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. Meets 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. daily. Free to attend ($10 for optional T-shirt ordered at registration). Register at Questions? Call 423-892-2173.

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