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PERFORMANCES

* Christian Karaoke Coffeehouse: This first Saturday series meets 5-8 p.m. Saturday, August 31 at Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy, 3927 Webb Road. Bring soundtracks and be prepared to sing. A small donation will be taken at the door from anyone older than 10. Concessions will be available.

* U-Church: Lee University's atypical worship series will open with Tauren Wells at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Conn Center on the Cleveland, Tennessee, campus. U-Church is free and nonticketed. Seating is first-come, first-served. For information, contact Joyce Lane at jlane@leeuniversity.edu or 423-614-8347. For child care, email jillbarnett@leeuniversity.edu.

* 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 at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Free. For more information: 423-266-1766, http://northsidepresbyterian.org.

 

FUNDRAISERS

* Free barbecue: Union Gospel Mission will offer a free Labor Day barbecue from 2-5 p.m. (or until the food runs out) Monday at Hamilton Village Shopping Center, 2020 Gunbarrel Road (in front of Maple Street Biscuit Co.). The meal includes pulled pork or chicken barbecue, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, dessert and drink. Donations will be accepted. 423-752-4998, www.theuniongospelmission.org.

* Trek Thru Truth gala: The second annual gala to raise funds for Trek Thru Truth, a Bible-based children's museum under development in Cleveland, Tennessee, is set for 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7, at the Church of God of Prophecy Ministry Training Center, 3720 Keith St. NW in Cleveland. To check on ticket availability, call 423-665-9229 or go to www.trekthrutruth.com.

* Fundraiser breakfast: LifeSpring community Health, a faith-based pediatric clinic in Chattanooga's Glenwood community, will host its eighth annual fundraiser breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Sept. 20 at the clinic, 2507 McCallie Ave. Guests can tour the medical practice, hear music by East Lake Expression Engine students and learn how LifeSpring meets the health and social needs of the community. There is no charge to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged by Sept. 10 at lifespringcommunityhealth.org/breakfast or 423-444-0938.

 

PROGRAMS, EVENTS

* Fall revival: The Rev. Dr. Charles F. Lomax Jr., senior pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Alcoa, Tennessee, will lead the fall revival next week at Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 1115 N. Moore Road. Services start at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

* Hydration volunteers: Starting in September, Modern Hippie, a community-service organization for youth, will need volunteers 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays to distribute water bottles, fresh water and nutrition to those in need as part of its Stay Hydrated campaign. Volunteers will meet at Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd. Updates will be announced via social media: @modernhippie.us on Instagram and @modernhippieUS on Twitter. For more information, email contact.modernhippie@gmail.com or go to www.modernhippie.us.

* 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.

* Back-to-School Bash: Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, hosts this all-ages celebration with free food, outdoor games and door prizes 5-8 p.m. Wednesday. 423-400-7924.

* Lesson & Lunch: Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy, 3927 Webb Road, hosts this program every Wednesday. The pastor's wife, Teresa Lee, leads the lesson at 11 a.m., and lunch follows at noon. 423-903-3652.

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

* Grounded Kids Ministries: Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, will begin Grounded Kids Ministries on Wednesday. The ministry for ages 3-12 is held 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday (during the school year). Snacks are served at 6:20 p.m. 423-877-5742, themiddlecrossbaptistchurch.org.

* Chattanooga Tea Party will host David Barton, nationally recognized author, speaker and founder of WallBuilders, 6-9 p.m. Friday at Stuart Heights Baptist Church's Hixson campus, 1505 Cloverdale Drive. The theme is "One Nation Under God." WallBuilders is a national pro-family organization that emphasizes moral, religious and constitutional heritage with a goal of exerting influence in government policy. There is no cost to attend, but donations will be received to help defray costs. www.chattanoogateaparty.com, www.wallbuilders,com.

* Ladies Night of Prayer: 6 p.m. Friday (and other first Fridays) at Grace Baptist Tabernacle, 2551 Tunnel Blvd., 423-622-2565.

* Men's Prayer Breakfast: Held 8-10 a.m. Sept. 7 (and other first Saturdays) at Grace Baptist Tabernacle, 2551 Tunnel Blvd. Includes biblical message by a guest speaker and free home-cooked breakfast. 423-622-2565.

* Stephen Ministry: First Presbyterian Church, 554 McCallie Ave., has opened registration for an introductory Stephen Ministry workshop, to train laypeople to provide one-on-one Christian care to hurting people, to be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m Sept. 7. Admission fee is $15 per person, $50 per congregation (four or more). To register, call 314-428-2600 or visit www.stephenministry.org/workshop.

* Civil discourse: St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain, will host a forum on civil discourse in schools at 6 p.m. Sept. 8. The specific topic grew out of a series of forums in 2018 on the broad topic of civil discourse. Students and educators will offer discussion and take questions from the audience. 423-886-2281.

* Revival: New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road, will hold revival Sept. 8-11. Services start at 6 p.m. that Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Bud Stiltner will preach each evening. Singers are The Greesons on Sunday, The Hullender Family on Monday and The Morrison Sisters on Tuesday and Wednesday. 423-316-3718.

 

ONGOING

* It's Not My Fault Project: SNAP of Tennessee (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) has launched a new initiative to raise awareness of clergy sexual abuse by having victims tell their stories at HopeChronicles.org. Anonymity is guaranteed unless the victim requests otherwise. The website RemembertheSurvivors.com also has information on the abuse crisis in Tennessee.

* Free food pantry: Brainerd Baptist Church's community food pantry is available through the 2-1-1 ministry, part of a nationwide network that connects people in need of assistance with essential community services just by dialing 2-1-1. Food (and diaper) donations may be brought to the welcome desk at Brainerd Crossroads (the BX), 4011 Austin St. See the list of requests at www.brainerdbaptist.org/foodpantry. Questions? Call 423-624-2606.

* Free food pantry: St. Thaddaeus' Episcopal Church, 4300 Locksley Lane, has a free food pantry, open 2-4 p.m. every Saturday. Those in need are asked to fill out a form stating their income to receive a bag of food. 423-892-2377.

* 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, especially of men's clothing. Contact: R. Ludy at 423-933-6314.

* 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, oumclive.org/recovery.

* 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, brainerdbaptist.org/celebrate-recovery.

* 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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