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PERFORMANCES

* Memorial concert: MidSouth Symphonic Band and Red Bank United Methodist Church will honor Red Bank Vice Mayor Terry Pope, who died June 22, with a memorial concert at 2 p.m. today at Red Bank UMC, 3800 Dayton Blvd. Pope was active in the church and lead trumpet player in the MidSouth band. Free admission; donations requested for the church food bank. www.midsouthsymphonicband.com.

* Voci Virili: The professional men's vocal ensemble will perform "From the Sanctuary to the Stage" at 7 p.m. today at LaFayette Presbyterian Church, 107 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga. Selections will include sacred choral music, music from Broadway shows and opera. Free admission. Reception follows.

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

* InSpirit: The men's choral group will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road, as part of the weekly concert series Cumberland at 4. Selections will include early spirituals, early American tunes and hymn arrangements. Free admission.

* Sunday Afternoon at Simpson: The Harr and Peel families will perform vocal and instrumental music at 3 p.m. Oct. 20 for this concert series at Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave., Rossville. Free admission.

* Chattanooga Singing Circle: Center for Mindful Living, 400 E. Main St., Suite 150, hosts a community singing session to promote peace with self, others and world around you, with songs taught by repetitive call-and-response method, 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 20. $10 suggested donation; free for children under 13. www.centermindfulliving.org.

* Chattanooga Bach Choir: Cantata series opens with J.S. Bach's "Herr Christ, Der Einge Gottesohn (Lord Christ, the Only Son of God)" at 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Christ Church Episcopal, 663 Douglas St. Tickets are $20 (free for students); $60 for series subscription of four concerts. www.chattanoogabachchoir.org.

* 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, http://northsidepresbyterian.org.

 

FUNDRAISERS

* Strike Out Homelessness: Bowling fundraiser is 2-4 p.m. today at Spare Time Hixson, 5530 Hixson Pike. Proceeds benefit Exodus Ministries, a 12-month, faith-based, holistic mission that addresses the root causes of homelessness and helps families and individuals transition to permanent housing. bowlforexodus.eventbrite.com.

* Art reception: Broad Stroke Artists and Jumpst/Art will host a meet-the-artists reception 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave. Sales of works from "Broads Go to the Dogs" will benefit McKamey Animal Center. 423-267-4506, 703-402-9862.

 

PROGRAMS, EVENTS

* Chili cook-off: Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 N. Chamberlain Ave., will host a chili cook-off 4-6:30 p.m. today. 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. Sunday 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. Sunday; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday; 6:30-7:30 a.m. Tuesday; 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. 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" at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bradley Square Mall, 200 Paul Huff Parkway. Regular hours are 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: $5 per person, maximum $20 per family. www.trekthrutruth.com, 423-665-9229.

* International peacemaker: Monique Misenga of the Democratic Republic of Congo will present a short program about her work helping women lift themselves out of extreme poverty through education and income-generating projects at 6 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 7301 Shallowford Road. Her topic will include how to end violence against women, particularly sexual violence used as a weapon of war.

* First Baptist Church, Lakeview, 10 Hudson St., has announced the following Wednesday ministries: AIMM (All Inclusive Men's Ministry) with Bible study and brief Scripture discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Sweet Hour of Prayer for Women, 6-7:15 p.m.; Joyful Noise Club, for children 4 years old through fifth grade, and Youth Gatherings for grades 6-12, with food, games and interactive worship, 6 p.m.

* 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 discussion to dispel myths about hospice care and explore how to support someone who has been told they are dying, 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga, 3224 Navajo Drive. Free but registration requested. 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. Friday: 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 Greater Emmanuel Apostolic, New United and Olivet Baptist churches, featuring several local artists; free but an offering will be taken for MaryEllen Locher Breast Center. Oct. 20: Wear pink to church.

* Men and Women's Day will be observed Oct. 20 at Wesley Chapel Christian Community Church, 1813 Wilson St. The guest speaker at 11 a.m. will be Janice Hall. Guests at 3 p.m. will be Pastor Mark Garrett and Christ Community Church.

* Community block party: Hickory Valley Christian Church hosts free event 5-8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Food City, 6951 Lee Highway. Includes live music, games, food, inflatables and candy. 423-892-4270.

 

TRUNK OR TREAT

* Old Rugged Cross Baptist Church, 8900 Bill Road Road, Ooltewah. Includes food and other activities, 2-4 p.m. Oct. 19. Text 423-309-1004 for more information.

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