» Gospel singings: Gospel singer Crystle Elam's schedule includes these appearances. March 17 at 10:45 a.m., Lebanon Valley Baptist Church, 632 Lebanon Valley Road, Cleveland; 6 p.m., Norman's Chapel, 4555 Back Valley Road, Dayton, Tenn. March 23 at 11 a.m., One Accord Community Church women's luncheon, 343 Sweetland Drive, Red Bank.

» Gospel singing: Michael Knight and the Redeemed will in concert at 11 a.m. Sunday at Signal Mountain Church of God, 517 Timberlinks Drive. Lunch will follow. 423-267-0837.

» U-Church: "Come to the Table: An Evening of Worship," service of music and Communion designed and led by students, with theme "This We Know," 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Conn Center at Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee. Free and nonticketed. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; first-come, first-served seating. Contact:, 423-614-8347. Child-care inquiries:

» King & Country: The two-time Grammy Award-winning duo has sold out its Sunday night "Burn the Ships" world tour stop at the Tivoli Theatre.

» A cappella singing: Tiftonia Church of Christ, 159 Brown's Ferry Road, has scheduled a cappella congregational singing 6-7 p.m. every third Sunday the next three months (March 17, April 21, May 19). Finger foods will be served afterward. Free. 423-800-2858.

» Jfest tickets: The third level of discounted Jfest tickets has sold out, leaving only one more level for discounts on advance purchases. Regularly priced tickets are $25 for the May 18 concert at the Tennessee Riverpark, featuring co-headliners Lecrae and Matthew West. While supplies last, early-bird tickets are available for $22. Purchase at

» 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,


» Pork butts: Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, is selling $50 tickets for Boston pork butts, smoked by church members, for pickup at 2 p.m. March 23. Approximate weight is 5 pounds; meat can be purchased whole or pulled. Proceeds support a summer mission trip to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Call 423-877-5742, or go online to or the church's Facebook page.


» Bible prophecy: Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church continues an evangelistic series, "Revelation Today," at 7:15 p.m. Saturday through Monday at Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland, Tennessee. (Section 215 near JCPenney). Main speaker is the new pastor Richie Halversen, an international speaker and church planter. 423-710-5828.

» Blood drive: Cub Scout Pack 3171 will hold a blood drive with the American Red Cross 2-7 p.m. Monday in the fellowship hall at Graysville (Georgia) United Methodist Church, 2331 Graysville Road. All donors will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag. Drop-ins are welcome, or schedule an appointment at (use sponsor code: Pack 3171).

» Ladies Bible study: "Steadfast Love," a video series based on Psalm 107 by Laura Chandler, will run Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. through April 10 at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. 423-892-1916.

» Virtual dementia tour: The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence, Collegedale, 9300 Messinger Lane, will host Right at Home's virtual dementia tour 2-4 p.m. Thursday. The simulation is meant to show family members the daily struggles of a dementia patient. RSVP to 423-396-4700.

» Homeless conference: Discounted early registration of $70 ends Thursday for the Chattanooga Regional Homeless Coalition's spring education conference, Solidarity: Opening Doors To End Homelessness Together, set for 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 554 McCallie Ave. Among other conference topics, Dr. Joe Savage of the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness will review the federal strategic plan to end homelessness. After Thursday, the cost is $80. Find the link to register at

» Family history: Boomers, Shakers and Beyond, a free community enrichment program for adults 50 and older that focuses on mind, body and spirit, will present "Climbing Your Family Tree" at 1 p.m. March 26 at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Gloria Smartt and Tom Tosh, who are responsible for the Family History Library at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chattanooga, will offer their expertise on using online databases and search tools.

» Stillness lecture: A free community talk on "The Healing Power of Stillness" will be offered at 7 p.m. March 26 at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 612 McCallie Ave. The free, one-hour talk focuses on finding a deep-seated calm that cannot be disrupted by fear or outward disturbance, using examples from the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. Child care and parking are provided. Livestream at 423-838-9131.

» SCWN luncheon: Scenic City Women's Network will hold its monthly Marketplace Luncheon at noon March 28 at the Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. This month's speaker is Kay Horner, executive director of the Awakening America Alliance and national coordinator for the Cry Out America Patriot Day 9/11 Prayer Initiative. Cost is $20. RSVP by March 26, at

» Free food pantry: Brainerd Baptist Church is opening a community food pantry that works within the church's 2-1-1 ministry, part of a nationwide network that connects people in need of assistance with essential community services 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 423-624-2606.

» ESL classes: Free training in English as a Second Language is offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Oakwood Baptist Church, 4501 Bonny Oaks Drive. 423-892-6414.

» 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 Anonymity is guaranteed unless the victim requests otherwise. The website also has information on the abuse crisis in Tennessee.

» Free food pantry: St. Thaddaeus' Episcopal Church, 4300 Locksley Lane, has begun 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, especially of men's clothes, appreciated. Contact: R. Ludy at 423-933-6314.

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