' Let's Sing From Memory: Free social gatherings 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, are 1-2:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays (Nov. 6 and 20) at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Free. For more information: 423-266-1766,

' Gospel concert: Tribute Quartet and The Hullender Family will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cloud Springs Baptist Church, 210 Cloud Springs Road, Fort Oglethorpe. No ticket is required. A love offering will be received.

' Harvest Hymn Festival: Annual community concert of choral and congregational singing is at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain. A mass choir will feature singers from St. Timothy's, Signal Crest United Methodist, Signal Mountain Presbyterian, Signal Mountain United Methodist and The Point Church at Signal. Free admission. 423-886-2281.


' Fall Festival: New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road, will offer breakfast and lunch, corn hole tournament, a yard sale in the gym, craft vendors, face painting, moon balloons, a Bible Express train ride for kids and other activities from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. All profits support projects for youth. Contact: Leah Pitts, 423-255-5994.

' Christmas Market: First Baptist Church of Lakeview, 10 Hudson St. in Rossville, Ga., will hold a Christmas Market 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 to raise funds for Haitian missions. The day includes crafts, door prizes, silent auction and concessions such as doughnuts, hot dogs, chips and drinks. Information: 423-488-2711.

' Bake sale/silent auction: Wauhatchie United Methodist Church, 3401 Cummings Highway, will host a bake sale and silent auction 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 to raise funds for an upcoming Night To Shine event for individuals with special needs.


' Pop-Up Church: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church on Signal Mountain will host its second Pop-Up Church, an experiment of its Living Local: Joining God guiding team, 5-7 p.m. Saturday on the Ascension Living Alexian Village lawn, 437 Alexian Way. Participants are invited to bring a side dish to share; Alexian will provide chicken.

' Church anniversary: New Salem Baptist Church, 9806 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, celebrates 85 years of ministry at 10:45 a.m. Sunday with Dr. Dennis Culbreth as special guest. Lunch will follow in the Unity Building.

' Shelter open house: St. Matthew's Men's Shelter at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St., will celebrate 25 years of providing shelter for homeless men with an open house 1-3 p.m. Sunday. The church's Chapel Art Gallery will debut its winter show with the same extended hours. A portion of proceeds from the gallery support the shelter.

' 2 Peter study: Precept Ministries International, 7324 Noah Reid Road, hosts a six-day 2 Peter fall study program, themed "How To Be Kept From Falling" and focused on being wary of false teachers, starting at 9 a.m. Monday. Registration fee is $180, with a minimum $75 deposit required to register. Meal and housing options also are available. 1-800-763-8280,

' Rhythms Retreats: "A Rule of Life — Cultivating Your Own Sacred Rhythms," last in a free monthly series exploring spiritual practices to cultivate intimacy with Christ and transform your life, is set for 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 10 at Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd., Suite 200, Red Bank. It is led by Micki Ann Harris, ChattHOP's spiritual formation director. To register, visit

' Free Food & Movie Night: This community event is presented at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 by Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Road, Ringgold, Georgia. 706-450-0963.

' Men's Day: The Ark Church, 2200 Rawlings St. (formerly First Baptist of Lookout Mountain), will celebrate Men's Day at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 with a service featuring the Rev. Kenneth Emanuel of Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, as guest speaker. 423-771-7182.

' Festive Feasting: This vegetarian holiday cooking class will be presented 6-8 p.m. Nov. 12 by the Dinner With the Doctor Health Committee at Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive East. Cooking demos will produce healthful, plant-based dishes to sample. Door prizes and recipe packets will be given out. Cost is $5. Registration closes Nov. 11. Call 423-430-9695.

' 2nd Wednesdays at Second: Members and guests gather 6-7:15 p.m. second Wednesdays (Nov. 14) at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St., for a community meal and short program combining fun and faith. Meal cost is $6 per person, which includes drink and dessert. Parking is free after 6 p.m. in the lot off West Seventh St. behind the church. Enter through the back door.

' Fall revival: Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Road in Ringgold, Georgia, hosts a five-night revival Nov. 14-18 with Jimmy McClure, pastor of North Georgia Baptist Church, preaching and Sacrifice singing. Services start at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-17 and 11 a.m. Nov. 18. 706-450-0963.

' SCWN after-hours: Scenic City Women's Network will host a "Fabulous '50s Christmas" after-hours event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Heritage Landing clubhouse, 1100 Heritage Landing Drive. Attire of the era is suggested for a night that includes photos with "Elvis" in a 1952 Mercury, '50s music by a DJ and Christmas music by the Sweet Adelines. Tickets are $20. Register by Nov. 13 at

' Chonda Pierce: The Christian comedian will perform 7-10 p.m. Nov. 16 at Abba's House, 5208 Hixson Pike. Special guest is Karyn Williams. Tickets are $27 general admission, $49.50 VIP, which includes early entry, meet-and-greet, merchandise discount; ticket discounts for groups of 10 or more. Find the link to purchase at

' Community Thanksgiving: Chattanooga Area Young People's Department of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will sponsor its 19th annual Thanksgiving community dinner at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at St. Paul AME Church, 2514 Williams St. Nonperishables will be collected 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays at the church (no government commodities) so that needy families may receive food baskets (names are being sought). Information: Ramona Pratt, 423-421-4688.

' Gratefull Chattanooga: Causeway hosts this rebranded citywide Thanksgiving potluck (formerly One Table) 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the Monday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 19, in the 200 block of East M.L. King Boulevard in front of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Free to eat, but bring a potluck offering in a disposable dish if you can. Volunteers needed for setup, food service and cleanup, or sponsor a plate ($10), chair ($25), dish ($50) or table ($100).

' 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.

' Divorce support: A new DivorceCare support group has started at Hope Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian Church, corner of Twin Cedars Road and Highway 27 in Chickamauga, Georgia. The group meets 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays in 13-week sessions. Each session stands alone, so participants can pick up any sessions they miss during the next cycle. 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. Cost is $15. For more information, go to Or call 423-264-8983 or 706-996-4802.

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

' 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.

' Women's Bible study: "The Shepherd With Me," a study of Psalm 23 prepared by Jennifer Rothschild, is held 6:30-7:30 Wednesday nights at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. 423-892-1916.

' 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.

' Awana Clubs: Groups for children age 3 through sixth grade meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. 423-892-1916.

' 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.

' 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,

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