Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

March 24th, 2018 by Lisa Denton in Life Entertainment


-Sound to Plate: Mizpah Congregation, 923 McCallie Ave., hosts a free classical music chamber concert to benefit Chattanooga Area Food Bank 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday. 423-414-2525.

-Lenten concert: The Roueche Chorale and Orchestra will present "Colors of Grace" by Joseph Martin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. Free admission. 423-855-2981,

-Bringing Anya Home: Concert benefiting Alan and Nicole Parker, who are adopting an orphan girl from Ukraine, is 7 p.m. March 31 at Collegedale Community Church, 9305 Four Corners Place. Performers include Steve Darmody, Eryca Nelson, Martin Young, Naomi Jackson, inSpirit Men's Chorus, Benjamin Jenkins (of King's Heralds Quartet), One Little Light (Sarah Tullock), Matthew Kimbley and Ethan McGrath. Free admission; all donations go to adoption fund. 423-883-9212.

-Bob Bennett: The singer, songwriter and master guitarist, an influential figure in the early days of contemporary Christian music, will present an acoustic concert at 6 p.m. April 7 in the Student Worship Center at Abba's House, 5208 Hixson Pike. Mark Kelly Hall and Dana Harding also will perform. Admission is a suggested $10 donation per person, $25 per family.


-Breathe: A Prayer Retreat for Men: Designed to give men (18 and older) an opportunity for spiritual rest and renewal through guided and individual times of prayer, 8:30 a.m.-noon today at Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd., Suite 200, Red Bank. $15; includes breakfast. To register, visit

-Bible Conference: The three-day event continues with programs at 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at Bible Baptist Church, 1966 Northpoint Blvd. in Hixson. Featured are Dr. Steven Maldoff as guest speaker and missionaries Thomas Harmon from Tanzania and Mark Harmon from the Middle East.

-GriefShare Workshop: Ongoing series of weekly seminars and support groups at Hixson First Baptist Church meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays through April 24. Meetings include video seminars with experts, focused discussions and personal study and reflection. $20 fee. Download a participant form at, or pick one up at the church, 5800 Grubb Road. Call 423-877-2467 for information.

-Taking Faith Outdoors: Bass fishing legend Jimmy Houston will be the special guest for a Field, Woods and Water outreach 5-9 p.m. April 6 at First Baptist Church of Cleveland, 1275 Stuart Road NE. The event includes a Cajun meal, 50 talk-and-teach tables related to the outdoors, photo-ops with a world-record buck and thousands of dollars of giveaways, including rifles and fishing rods. Tickets, $15, must be purchased in advance at the church, online at or by phone at 423-709-9100.

-Plant giveaway: Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Old Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy, plans its seventh annual Plant Giveaway, a community outreach project, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7. The variety includes flowers, herbs, ornamentals, a few vegetables and some flower seeds. The first three plants are free, and five additional plants may be selected for $2 per plant. Early arrivals may contribute $10 to the church for first choice of plants. Donations of plants or flower pots are appreciated. Contact: Bill Haley, 423-326-9248.


-Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike. Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m.-noon today for three age groups (birth-prekindergarten, kindergarten-grade 2, grades 3-5). Preceded at 10 a.m. by games, crafts, light snacks and devotional on the true meaning of Easter in the Activity Center (behind main building).

-Union Fork Baptist Church, 350 Lee Pike in Soddy-Daisy. Easter egg hunt, with lunch served, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today (rain date March 31). There are 16 prize eggs, and every child will go home with something. Contact:

-Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, Hixson. Free Spring Event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, includes an egg hunt (bring your own basket), music, finger foods and Doodlin' Daphne's Facepainting. 423-877-5742,

-First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. March 25: Palm Sunday/passion service at 11 a.m., including Scripture readings, music and reflection on Holy Week events; Holy Week taize service at 5 p.m., a contemplative program of songs, silence and Scripture. 423-698-2556.

-Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 104 McBrien Road. March 25: Palm Sunday, 10:30 a.m. service only; includes blessing and procession of palms and dramatic reading of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. March 26-27: Matins, with readings, 7:30 a.m. (earlier time). March 28: Holy Communion, 7:30 a.m. March 29: Maundy Thursday, Matins, 7:30 a.m.; Holy Communion with foot-washing and stripping of the alter, 6:30 p.m. March 30: Good Friday, Matins, 7:30 a.m.; church open for worship 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with Stations of the Cross at 11:15 a.m., Good Friday service (read) including procession and voluntary veneration of the big wooden cross, sermon on Jesus' words from the cross, no Communion; special reading and prayers at 2 p.m.; Stations of the Cross at 2:45 p.m.; evening prayer service with reflections on the burial of Christ at 6:30 p.m. March 31: Holy Saturday, Easter vigil service, 7:30 p.m. April 1: Easter Sunday, 10:30 a.m. service only. Easter egg hunt following. No Sunday School or Coffee & Conversation.

-Fairview United Methodist Church, 3901 Hamill Road, Hixson. March 25: Easter musical, "Grace Wins," 6 p.m., with refreshments to follow. March 29: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 6 p.m. April 1: Easter celebration worship, 11 a.m.

-St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain. March 25: Palm Sunday services, 8 and 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. March 29: Maundy Thursday liturgy, 6:30 p.m. March 30: Good Friday Stations of the Cross, noon; liturgy, 6:30 p.m. March 31: Holy Saturday Easter vigil, 7:30 p.m. April 1: Easter services, 8 and 10:30 a.m.

-Soddy-Daisy Veterans Park, 9000 Dayton Pike. Freedom Church's second annual Hunt in the Park, a free hunt with 10,000 Easter eggs for children 10 and younger, 11 a.m. March 31. Event begins with crafts, games and free lunch before the hunt at noon. There will be sign-in tables to assure child safety. 423-332-0050.

-Soddy United Methodist Church, 255 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy. Annual Easter egg hunt, with refreshments and prizes, for children fifth-grade and younger, 2-4 p.m. March 31.

-St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, Ooltewah. Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. with breakfast following. Easter service, 10 a.m., with egg hunt following. 423-238-7708,,

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