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HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVES

Saturday

* Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 104 McBrien Road. Trunk or Treat, with candy and a bounce house, 4-6 p.m. 423-892-1101, www.redeemerchattanooga.org.

* Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 822 Belvoir Ave. Trunk or Treat, 7 p.m. www.gslcflock.org.

* New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road. Hot dogs, face painting and games, 5-6 p.m., followed by Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m.

* Old Rugged Cross Baptist Church, 8900 Bill Reed Road, Ooltewah. Trunk or Treat with food and other activities, 2-4 p.m. (rescheduled from last Saturday due to rain). Text 423-309-1004 for more information.

Sunday

* Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. Trunk or Treat, 6-7 p.m. 423-892-1916.

Wednesday

* Chattanooga Fire and Police Training Center, 3200 Amnicola Highway. Halloween "House" Party with trick-or-treating, costume contest, pumpkin painting, games and other activities, 6-8 p.m. Plus information on finding, buying and safeguarding a home. Presented by Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, Keller Williams, Olivet Baptist Church and the Chattanooga Red Cross. Free.

Thursday

* Grace United Methodist Church, 9833 Hixson Pike. Treats, inflatables and hot drinks, 6-7:30 p.m.

* Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, Hixson. Trunk or Treat, with free candy, chili, hot dogs and drinks, 6 p.m. 423-877-5742, themiddlecrossbaptistchurch.com.

* Peavine Baptist Church, 1089 Peavine Road, Rock Spring Ga. Activities 6:30-8:30 p.m. 706-375-4721, www.peavine.org.

 

CHRISTMAS PREP

* Angel Trees: The Salvation Army is accepting registration weekdays through Friday for its Christmas outreach programs. Qualified participants (low-income seniors 60 and older or children 12 or younger from families at or below the poverty line) may register for clothing, toys and other items that are listed on Christmas trees in shopping malls and chosen for purchases by shoppers. An appointment is required to register. In Chattanooga, go to csarmy.org; in Cleveland, call 423-308-3467. For answers to questions about documentation, check the website or call 423-757-1023. Volunteers also are needed as bell ringers and to man the Angel Tree tables.

 

PERFORMANCES

* Broadway Spectacular: Music Department of First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave., presents second annual event, featuring a medley of Broadway hits and a barbecue dinner, 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall. Halloween costumes are welcome (no masks). Tickets: $15 one, $25 two; pay at the door or online at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds go into the church general fund. 423-268-4506.

* "The Scribe": Acclaimed vocalist Paul Pitts will present this dramatic musical performance, depicting the life of Christ from the point of view of a centurion soldier, at 11 a.m. CDT Sunday at Altamont Baptist Church, 1440 Main St., Altamont, Tenn. www.paulpitts.com.

* Cumberland at 4: First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road, hosts concerts at 4 p.m. Sundays through early December, many featuring the recently refurbished Ruffatti-Allen organ, the largest of its kind in the Southeast, with 138 ranks of sound. This Sunday's guest is organist Jim Frye. Free admission. www.firstcumberland.com.

* Christian Karaoke Coffeehouse: Next in the monthly series at Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy, 3927 Webb Road, is 6-9 p.m. Nov. 2 Bring soundtracks and be prepared to sing. A 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: 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. Nov. 2 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 www.CollegedaleCommunity.com.

* 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. Nov. 7 at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Tickets: $27-$200. 423-493-0288.

 

FUNDRAISERS

* Yard sale: The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary has rescheduled its nonprofit yard sale for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the DAV building, 619 Memorial Drive, Red Bank.

* Christmas Market: Set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview First Baptist Church, 10 Hudson St., Rossville, the sale includes Christmas crafts and gifts, holiday baked goods and candies, door prizes and concessions. Vendor rental fees go to church mission projects.

 

PROGRAMS, EVENTS

* Mothers retreat: Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd., Suite 200, Red Bank, will host Pause: A Prayer Retreat for Moms 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. The morning is designed for spiritual rest and renewal with guided and individual times of prayer. The $20 fee includes breakfast. Child care is available for a nominal fee. Register with mickiann@chatthop.org. or at www.chatthop.org.

* Women's Day, workshop: Pilgrim Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 1726 Church Road, will hold a workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday led by Elder Sandra Bramlett of Olivet Baptist Church. Donations appreciated. The Women's Day celebration will be at 11 a.m. Sunday with Minister Dorothy Graves of Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church as guest speaker. Soloist will be Pat White of New Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church.

* Ministry appreciation: Hamilton Baptist Church, 1928 Hamill Road, Hixson, will recognize Jimmy and Patricia Partain for their music ministry at 10 a.m. Sunday. A basket will be available for cards or notes of appreciation. Lunch will follow the service.

* Church Women United, a fellowship open to all women, will celebrate World Community Day on Friday at Harrison United Methodist Church, 5621 Highway 58. The theme is "The Time Is Now! Resolve To Love." Registration and fellowship start at 10 a.m. and the program at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments follow.

* Ladies Night of Prayer: Monthly gathering is at 6 p.m. Friday at Grace Baptist Tabernacle, 2551 Tunnel Blvd. 423-622-2565.

* Men's Prayer Breakfast: Monthly gathering is 8-10 a.m. Nov. 2 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. Nov. 2; choice of workshop at 10 a.m.; potluck lunch to follow. Free but registration required: activities@earthcareonline.org; 706-278-3979; https://earthcareonline.org.fall-workshop.html.

* One Day: Silverdale Baptist Church presents a group worship combining all four of its campuses and the community at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at McKenzie Arena, 720 E. Fourth St. Liberty University's David Nasser will be featured. Each child will receive a swag bag. sbconeday.com.

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

* "Religion and the Civil War": Registration closes Nov. 3 for a workshop to be offered Nov. 9 by the Community of St. Mary in Sewanee, Tenn. 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 of McCallie School in Chattanooga. $50 fee includes lunch. Register at www.stmarys-conventsewanee.org/offerings/events. 931-598-0046.

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