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» Lookout Baptist Church: 8645 Highway 193 (in the High Point community of Walker County). "The Incredible Race," for children in kindergarten through elementary school, 6-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
» Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church: 1800 N. Chamberlain Ave. "Obey the Word of God," for ages 5-17, Monday through Friday. Registration at 5:30 p.m., opening assembly at 6:05 p.m., classes at 6:30 nightly. To register in advance, call 423-698-0337, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Thursday.
» Keith Baptist Church: 1573 Keith Road, Tunnel Hill, Georgia. "Roar! Life Is Wild — God Is Good," 6-8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Church is on Facebook or call 706-450-0963 for more information.
» New Haven Baptist Church: 1058 Graysville Road. "God's Farm," for ages 3 through fifth grade, opens with Family Night at 5 p.m. July 21, then meets 5:45-8 p.m. July 22-24. Church is on Facebook or call Abby O'Rear, 423-316-4869.
» Anglican Church of the Redeemer: 104 McBrien Road. "Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey To Share the Truth," 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 22-25. Register to participate or volunteer at https://vbspro.events/p/events/acotrvbs2019. 423-892-1101.
» Citizens of Glory: This family of "musicianaries" from California will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. The group consists of eight brothers and sisters who play instruments and sing. Learn more at citizensofglory.com.
» Big Daddy Weave: Dove Award-winning contemporary Christian band, with special guests Jonathan Chu on violin and Becca Bradley on cello, will be in concert at Redemption to the Nations Church, 1908 Bailey Ave., at 7 p.m. Sunday. $15-$75. Ticket link at www.bigdaddyweave.com.
» Nanci Crewe Summer Concert Series: Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, has launched a free concert series Sundays in July in memory of the church's former organist/choirmaster who was an active arts advocate throughout the community. The schedule includes Christine and Darrin Hassevoort in "Great Songs of Faith" program on Sunday, Sara Snider Schone and Friends in "Opera Goes to Church" on July 21 and singer/pianist Van Smith on July 28. Performances serve as the music portion of the 11 a.m. Sunday service. 423-886-2330.
» 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.
» Beat the heat campaign: The Salvation Army is distributing free box fans and water to low-income individuals and families affected by the heat. The Day Center, 800 McCallie Ave., is also open for the homeless, with a hydration station available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. any day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. 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 donate online at www.csarmy.org or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
» Revival: Friendship Baptist Church of Hixson, 1005 Gadd Road, will host a summer revival Sunday through Friday. Evangelist Brent Carr will preach, and the Carr Family will sing. Services start at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
» Faithfully Fashionable: Christian stylist Donna Roland presents this seminar to teach women how to honor God by what they wear, with tips on best colors, dressing for body type, accessorizing for frame size and finding clothing to match personality and lifestyle. Sponsored by Women of Worth, the event is 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, with snacks at 8:45 a.m., in the Youth Center at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Tickets are $15 and available weekdays in the church office. 423-892-9363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
» 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.
» Women's seminar: Covenant Keypers, a Chattanooga-based marriage and women's ministry, will host a women's seminar on "What Every Woman Ought To Know About the Truth" 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 20 at Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 E. Third St. Drs. Clarence and Brenda Shuler will be keynote speakers. Breakout sessions will focus on topics for preteens, teens, adults and widows. Breakfast will be served 7:45-8:30 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded. www.covenantkeypers.org, 423-870-0071.
» Special Needs Family Conference: Cerebrum Connections, a free one-day conference on the importance of advocacy and engagement for special-needs families, is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20 at Hillside Baptist Church, 6311 Dayton Blvd., Hixson. It will be led by Pastor and Mrs. Steve Cape whose oldest daughter, Heather Cape, has multiple health issues. Information on Facebook at Cerebrum Connections or A Song in the Storm; or call 423-847-6557 or 423-242-8340.
» 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.
» Grief and Loss Art Expression Group: Weekly class, meeting 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at Hart Gallery, 110 E. Main St., uses art as a tool for dealing with grief and loss. Cost is $25 per session, payable on arrival. RSVP, with at least 24 hours notice, at www.eventbrite.com.
» 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.
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