* Christian Karaoke Coffeehouse: Next in this monthly series at Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy, 3927 Webb Road, is 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Bring soundtracks and be prepared to sing. Small donation will be taken at the door from anyone older than 10. Concessions will be available. 423-902-3652.

* A Night of Hope, Friendship & Joy: Longtime friends and singing evangelists Sandi Patty and Sheila Walsh will offer a message of inspiration taken from the hardest seasons of their lives at 7 p.m. Saturday at Collegedale Community Church, 9305 Four Corners Place. Tickets are $69 for VIP preferred seating, $39 for preferred seating, $34 for group preferred seating (10+), $29 general admission ($24 group general admission). Order by phone at 1-800-965-9324 or at

* Cumberland at 4: First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road, will host a performance by The King's Quire, a group of young professionals from the Chattanooga area, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

* Fundraiser concert: Hope Unlimited Ministries presents Babbie Mason and April Christina as musical guests for its annual fundraiser dinner and concert, set for 6:30-8:45 p.m. Thursday at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Tickets: $27-$200. Call 423-493-0288 to purchase.

* Community Harvest Hymn Festival: Signal Mountain Ministerial Association presents sixth annual event led by choirs of Signal Mountain Presbyterian, St. Timothy's Episcopal and Signal Crest United Methodist and Signal Mountain United Methodist churches, plus Signal Presbyterian's Youth Choir and Westminster Singers, 4-5:15 p.m. Nov. 10 at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd. Free admission; love offering accepted for Signal Mountain Social Services. 423-886-2190.

* 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,



* Cold Weather Shelter: The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers, blankets, coats, socks, undergarments and hand warmers as freezing temperatures create the need for an overnight emergency shelter. Drop off items at 800 McCallie Ave. To volunteer, call 423-756-1023 and ask for Lauren Russek. Mail monetary gifts to 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403; give online at; or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.



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

* EarthCare fall workshop: Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road, hosts two presentations by the Tennessee Aquarium: "Serve & Protect: A New Way To 'See' Food" and "Bringing Back the Natives: Reintroducing Lake Sturgeon in the Southeast." Meet-and-greet starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday; choice of workshop at 10 a.m.; potluck lunch to follow. Free but registration required:; 706-278-3979;

* Widows on the Move: The Crossing, 7501 Standifer Gap Road, hosts a Widow Women Living for Jesus conference 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Topics include handling grief, stopping identity theft, hospice services available and handling enemies. Free admission. 423-653-0489.

* One Day: Silverdale Baptist Church presents a group worship combining all four of its campuses and the community at 10 a.m. Sunday at McKenzie Arena, 720 E. Fourth St. Liberty University's David Nasser will be featured. Each child will receive a swag bag.

* Youth ministry honors: Kim and Ron VanHoozier, who have directed the Community Youth Program at Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy, 3927 Webb Road, for the past 16 years, will be recognized by the Governor's Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives during Sunday's 11 a.m. service. The Oakwood Voices choir will sing. All those attending will have a professional photo made as a gift. Sunday School starts at 10 a.m. 423-903-3652.

"Religion and the Civil War": Registration closes Sunday for a workshop to be offered by the Community of St. Mary, a convent in Sewanee, Tenn., 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. CST Nov. 9. Three sessions will explore how American Christianity inspired the abolitionist cause in the North; how Christianity was used by Southerners to defend slavery; and how Christianity advised soldiers, generals and the president. Facilitator is Chris Carpenter, history teacher and dean of student academics at McCallie School in Chattanooga. $50 fee includes lunch. Register at Questions? Email or call 931-598-0046.

* Azusa Lecture: Lee University's Dr. Lisa Stephenson will present the 14th annual Azusa Lecture, which celebrates the heritage of the Pentecostal movement, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the North Cleveland Church of God's Dixon Chapel, 335 11th St. NE, Cleveland. Her topic: "Unto the Least of These: Biblical and Theological Foundations for Benevolence." The Dixon Pentecostal Research Center will honor the Rev. Dave Lorency with the Spirit of Azusa Award for his lifelong leadership in benevolence ministries. A reception will follow. Admission is free. 423-614-8576.

* Grief support group: McMinn Senior Activity Center, 205 McMinn Ave., Athens, Tenn., hosts a free Nature of Grief Support Group 9-10 a.m. Tuesday. Information: Donna Rosado, 423-892-4289.

* Homecoming: Founding pastor Odell Broadway will lead homecoming services starting at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, Hixson. Lunch will follow in the Family Life Center. There will be no Sunday school or evening service. 423-877-5742,

* Holiday grief: Welcome Home of Chattanooga, which provides end-of-life care to those in need, partners with The Chattery for a program identifying ways to make it through the holidays after a loss, or to help others do so, 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive. Program will be led by Susan Latta, a longtime bereavement counselor. RSVP by emailing or by calling 423-355-5842.

* Foreign Policy Supper Club: B'nai Zion and the Jewish Federation of Chattanooga will co-host a program by Dr. Perry Brickman on the anti-Semitism in colleges and universities Nov. 18 at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Brickman's new book, "Extracted," details the rampant anti-Semitism at Emory University Dental School in the 1950s. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the program at 7 p.m. The program is free; dinner is $12. RSVP at

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