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PERFORMANCES

* Dixie Melody Boys, members of the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame, will perform at Edgewood Baptist Church, 3604 Ringgold Road in East Ridge, at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. A love offering will be received. www.edgewoodbaptchurch.com.

* Violin concert: A Concert for the Heart, featuring Jaime Jorge, the Collegedale Academy String Orchestra and students of Hope Through Music will start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Moore Road. Admission is free, but donations to Hope Through Music will be accepted.

* The Kingdom Heirs will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road. Special guests will be The Hullender Family. An offering will be received. Contact: Robby Jackson, 423-316-3718.

* U-Church: Lee University will welcome the worship band Housefires for the opening of the spring U-Church series at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, in Conn Center on the Cleveland, Tennessee, campus. Housefires originated at Grace Midtown Church in Atlanta in 2014. Free and nonticketed. Seating is first come, first served. Child-care information: jillbarnett@leeuniversity.edu. U-Church information: jlane@leeuniversity.edu.

* 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.

 

PROGRAMS, EVENTS

* Retreat series: Chattanooga House of Prayer will hold its next Rhythms Retreat for those yearning to nurture their souls and cultivate a deeper intimacy with Christ, 9 a.m.-noon at 3912 Dayton Blvd. in Red Bank. This month's topic is "Lectio Divina & Prayer: Encountering God in Scripture." Cost $18. Register at www.chatthop.org, or email mickiann@chatthop.org.

* Worship Night: The Union Chattanooga will hold its first Worship Night of 2020 from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at The Camp House, 149 E. M.L. King Blvd. For the first time since its launch in 2016, Worship Night will be led by a mass choir from Chattanooga and Cleveland, with Roberta Bishop, minister of music at First United Methodist of Cleveland, directing. The evening includes worship leaders and praise teams from across the area. Child care is provided. 925-234-6847, www.theunionchattanooga.com.

* "The Four Loves" study: The Christian Study Center of Chattanooga will hold a five-week study and discussion of C.S. Lewis' book "The Four Loves" at Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 104 McBrien Road, meeting 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 13, 20, 27 and March 5 and 12. The series precedes the annual C.S. Lewis Lecture at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on March 19. Event details on Facebook or www.chattanoogastudycenter.org.

* Grief support: Forward will start a new seven-week session 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the parlor at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. The ecumenical group is open to anyone who has lost a spouse, no matter how recent or long ago, to find mutual support for going forward. There is no charge to participate. To join, call Cindy Ruff at 423-756-2021.

* Jubilee at Friendship Baptist Church of Hixson, 1005 Gadd Road, will be Feb. 16-21. Sunday services start at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the Rev. T.D. Burgess preaching. Monday through Friday services start at 7 p.m. Sammy Burgess will preach Monday and Tuesday, and evangelist Brent Carr will preach Wednesday through Friday.

* Men's Day events: Stanley United Methodist Church, 501 Dodson Ave., will have Men's Day Prayer Breakfast 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, with Daryl Walsh as guest speaker. Men's Day services are Sunday, Feb. 23, with the Rev. Ronald Harris as guest speaker.

* Virginia Scott Sweet Heart Day will be celebrated at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 2311 Bliss Ave. She is the wife of Bishop James Scott, who has been pastor for 61 years. Guest speaker is Dr. Sheryl Randolph of Destiny Church of Chattanooga.

* Health event: The Health/Nursing Ministry at Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd., will host a Go Red - Love Your Heart event, focusing on heart disease and stroke prevention, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, in the Kingdom Center. Featured speakers are Dr. Robert C. McKoy, a cardiologist; Terrell Stevens, who survived a heart attack; and Carrie Lightfoot, who survived a stroke. Shirley Gordon, author of "Miss Shirley's Southern Cooking, will give a healthy foods demonstration. Wear red to show support.

* Church security seminar: Magen 2020: A Gathering of Guardians is set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, at Westwood Baptist Church, 4001 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, Tennessee. (Magen is Hebrew for guardian, protector, shield.) Guest speakers include representatives of the FBI, ATF, Tennessee's Office of Homeland Security and local law enforcement. Topics for discussion will include child custody issues and how to secure a house of worship. Walk-up registration will be available, but early registration is requested via email to magen12020@gmail.com. If registering a group, including all names and contact information. Cost is $2 per person, with a $5 maximum for groups with a church identification letter. Email or call with questions, 423-584-3969.

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