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PERFORMANCES

* Christian Karaoke Coffeehouse: Next in the 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 donations will be taken at the door from anyone older than 10. Concessions available. 423-902-3652.

* Cody McCarver: The gospel singer formerly with country band Confederate Railroad will sing before the pastor's message at 11 a.m. Sunday at Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy, 3927 Webb Road. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. A spaghetti dinner will follow the service. McCarver will return Sunday, Oct. 13, for a full concert in the 6 p.m. service. 423-903-3652.

* Jericho Brass: The British-style brass band presents "A Salute to America" at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Selvidge St., Dalton, Ga. The program features patriotic favorites, marches, popular tunes, hymns and sacred selections. $12 adults, $8 students, free for children under 12. Limited seating. Reserve tickets at www.deoclinic.org.

* U-Church: Lee University's atypical worship series will feature Grammy-nominated gospel artist Travis Green at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Conn Center on the Cleveland, Tenn., 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.

* Glory Encounter: Gospel singers Taron Berry, Benita Jones and Jonathan Nelson will join Lee University's Evangelistic Singers in concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Admission is free, but registration is required on www.eventbrite.com. 423-614-8240.

 

FUNDRAISERS

* Fall sale: The second round of the 42nd annual fall sale is 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2112 McFarland Ave., Rossville. Includes clothes, toys, household items and Christmas decor. Proceeds benefit local missions. 423-488-4860, 706-866-4194.

* Flea market/bake sale: The John United Methodist Women will host a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Christian Activity Center, 3921 Murray Hills Drive. Items will include furniture, adult and children's clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, toys, household and kitchen goods, books, electronics, linens and holiday decor. Proceeds go toward mission work of the United Methodist Women.

* Craft Market & Quilt Show: Saturday is the final day to shop vendors with handmade crafts and baked goods, plus eight Young Entrepreneur booths and Quilt of Valor presentations to veterans, in the gymnasium at Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Breakfast and lunch available. Free admission and parking. Part of church's Live2Serve ministries. www.morrishillbaptist.org.

* Hopefest: Hope Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2000 Twin Cedars Road, Chickamauga, Ga., hosts this festival focusing on community service 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Live music by Jennifer Daniels, Stringer's Ridge and Fox Mountain Express. Includes games, horse rides, face painting, pumpkin painting and bounce houses. Silent auction benefits Sunkissed Acres Horse Rescue. Sales of pumpkins and family photos benefit Bethany Christian Services. Nonprofit organizations may inquire about booth space at 404-668-7502. Vendors welcome, but crafts won't be the primary focus. www.hopefestga.org.

* Strike Out Homelessness: Sponsors and teams are needed for this bowling fundraiser set for 2-4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Spare Time Hixson, 5530 Hixson Pike. Proceeds benefit Exodus Ministries, a faith-based mission that addresses the root causes of homelessness and helps families and individuals transition to permanent housing. Cost is $200 for teams of five; sponsorship levels vary. Sign up at bowlforexodus.eventbrite.com.

 

PROGRAMS, EVENTS

* Homecoming: Greens Lake Road Church of Christ, 1209 Greens Lake Road, will celebrate its 60th annual homecoming Sunday with guest speaker David Hayes Prophater. Morning worship starts at 9:30 a.m., Bible class at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m.

* Missions Week: Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., will explore the theme of "New Horizon in Missions" with two prominent speakers Tuesday. Lee alumnus Bruce Deel, senior pastor of The Mission Church and founder and CEO of City of Refuge in Atlanta, will speak at 10:45 a.m. in Conn Center. Mario Mendoza, a five-time USA Trail national champion and pastor of Father's House Church of God, will speak at 10:45 a.m. in Dixon Center. See the full schedule for Oct. 7-11 at www.leeuniversity.edu/missions-week.

* Adversity talk: Cecil C. Williams III will offer inspiration from his life story in a Chattery program, "How To Overcome and Deal With Adversity," at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Chattanooga WorkSpace, 302 W. Sixth St. The Chattanooga native was diagnosed in 2004 with cerebellar ataxia, a disease that has weakened his limbs and motor skills and left him with a permanent physical disability. He credits his strong faith in God for giving him the courage to try new adventures, including rock climbing, kayaking, sailing, adaptive cycling and adaptive water skiing. Tickets are $15. www.thechattery.org. 423-521-2643.

* Giveaway: Second Missionary Baptist Church, 2305 E. Third St., will have a churchwide giveaway of a wide array of items from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12. To make a donation, call the church at 423-624-9097.

* Chili cook-off: Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 N. Chamberlain Ave., will host a chili cook-off 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Entry forms are available at the church; no entry fee. Admission for sampling is $5.

* Pastor anniversary: Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 4100 Highland Ave., will mark the 11th anniversary of Pastor Glenn P. Taylor in services at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 with Pastor E.L. Granderson of New St. Mark Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. The day's colors are navy and silver, and a $100 love offering is requested of each adult member.

* World Missions Conference: First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, 554 McCallie Ave., hosts 68th annual event with 23 international partners from 11 countries, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 13; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 14; 6:30-7:30 a.m. Oct. 15; 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 16. Includes Family Mission Fest with UpTown Big Band and bounce houses for kids, women's lunch and seminar, men's breakfast, Mission Vision for children in pre-K through fifth grade and events for youth. Free. 423-267-1206, www.fpccworldmissions.com/conference.

* Billy Graham exhibit: Trek Thru Truth, the Bible museum being developed in Cleveland, Tenn., will open the Museum of the Bible traveling exhibit "Billy Graham: Pilgrim Preacher" Oct. 13 at Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway. Hours will be noon-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Suggested donation of $5 per person, maximum $20 per family. www.trekthrutruth.com, 423-665-9229.

* Let's Talk About Hospice: Welcome Home of Chattanooga, which provides end-of-life care to those in need, partners with The Chattery for a free discussion to dispel myths about hospice care and explore how to support someone who has been told they are dying. From 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga, 3224 Navajo Drive. www.welcomehomeofchattanooga.org.

* Breast cancer awareness: The Nursing Ministry at Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd., will host several events for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Oct. 18: The Memorial mammogram coach will be on-site; no insurance required for screening; call 423-495-4040 for appointment. Oct. 19: Gospel concert at 5 p.m. with several groups performing; free, but an offering will be taken for MaryEllen Locher Breast Center. Oct. 20: Wear pink to church.

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