Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs

May 24th, 2019 by Lisa Denton in Life Entertainment


* St. Paul AME Church: 2514 Williams St. "Super Training University," 6-8 p.m. Wednesday through June 1. Includes arts, crafts and snacks.



* Christian Karaoke Coffeehouse: Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy is reviving the Karaoke Coffeehouse from years ago with CKC, returning 5-8 p.m. Saturday (and future fourth Saturdays). Bring soundtracks and be prepared to sing. Small donation will be taken at the door from anyone older than 10. Concessions will be available.

* Youth choir: Living Proof, the youth choir of First Baptist Church of Dickson, Tenn., performs at 6 p.m. June 2 at First Baptist Church of Etowah, Tenn., 824 Washington Ave. Other churches' youth groups are especially invited. 423-263-2214.

* 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,



* 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 or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.



* Men's Prayer Breakfast: Held 8-10 a.m. first Saturdays (next June 1) at Grace Baptist Tabernacle, 2551 Tunnel Blvd. Includes biblical message by a guest speaker and free home-cooked breakfast. 423-622-2565.

* Women in Ministry events: Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 1115 N. Moore Road, plans a women's tea and fashion show noon-2 p.m. Saturday. 423-510-9684.

* Homecoming: New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road, will celebrate 31 years of ministry with a visit by the Jordan Family Band during worship services at 10:30 a.m. June 2. A nursery is provided. The church also has prayer time at 9 a.m. and Sunday School from 9:50 to 10:20 a.m. Lunch will follow at 12:30 p.m. Information: Archie Layne, 423-505-9266.

* Church and pastor anniversaries: Grace Baptist Tabernacle, 2551 Tunnel Blvd., will celebrate Pastor Jeffrey A. Carter's third anniversary and church's 39th anniversary at 11 a.m. June 2. 423-622-2565.

* Homecoming: New Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 2311 Bliss Ave., will celebrate its 67th anniversary with homecoming services led by the pastor, Bishop James M. Scott, at 4 p.m. June 2. All past congregants are encouraged to attend. 423-629-2649.

* Sewanee summit: Invite Welcome Connect, a ministry of the Beecken Center of the School of Theology of the University of the South, will host its fourth national summit June 12-14 in Sewanee, Tenn. Invite Welcome Connect is a ministry that helps churches transform through evangelism, hospitality and belonging. Registration information at

* Not Alone, a support group for family and friends of a loved one who is incarcerated, meets at 11 a.m. Saturday (and other fourth Saturdays) at LaFayette Presbyterian Church, 107 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Refreshments and child care are provided.

* 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.

* First Sunday fellowship: Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy, 3927 Webb Road, will serve a fellowship meal following each first Sunday service (next June 2). Sunday School starts at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. 423-903-3652.

* Marriage message: Covenant Keypers, a Chattanooga-based marriage and women's ministry, has begun a campaign for "Taking the Biblical Message of Marriage to the Next Generation." To host a presentation or contribute a tax-exempt gift, visit or call 423-870-0071.

* 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

* 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: Brainerd Baptist Church has 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 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 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, especially of men's clothes, are appreciated. 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,

* 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 (next is June 4) at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church, 1733 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Presented by PruittHealth Hospice. Free. For more information, call 706-602-9546.

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