* Retreat series: Chattanooga House of Prayer is offering a six-month Rhythm Retreats series for those yearning to nurture their soul and cultivate a deeper intimacy with Christ, starting Saturday, Jan. 11, with "Longing for More Silence & Solitude: An Invitation to Spiritual Transformation." Sessions are 9 a.m.-noon at 3912 Dayton Blvd. in Red Bank. Later topics are: "Lectio Divina & Prayer: Encountering God in Scripture," Feb. 8; "Honoring the Body: Flesh and Blood Spirituality," March 14; "The Examen & Discernment: Bringing My Whole Self to God," April 18; "Sabbath: Establishing Rhythms of Work and Rest," May 16; and "A Rule of Life: Cultivating Your Own Sacred Rhythm," June 13. Participants are encouraged to attend all six retreats, but each can stand alone. Cost of each session is $18. Register at, or email

* An Evening With Craig & Debby Tyndall: The Chattanooga entertainers, also known as His Call Gospel Singers, will perform for Positive Christian Singles at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. An optional dinner starts at 6 p.m. for $8. Reserve at

* Chattanooga Singing Circle: The Center for Mindful Living, 400 E. Main St., Suite 150, hosts a community singing session to promote peace, with songs taught by repetitive call-and-response method, 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. $10 suggested donation; free for children under 13.

* Entertainment lineup: See a Christian entertainment calendar that lists gospel concerts and singings in the area at



* Bible exhibit: Southern Adventist University opens "From Script to Scripture: The History of the Bible" on Wednesday, Jan. 15. The more than 80 books and works of art to be displayed include a leaf from the first Bible ever printed in North America and a Breeches Bible brought over on the Mayflower. The free exhibit is housed in the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum on the Collegedale campus. Parking is available at 4881 Taylor Circle.

* Bible study for young singles: First-Centenary United Methodist Church will begin a five-week Bible study for young singles, called Overcomer, on Friday, Jan. 17. Classes meet 5:30-7 p.m. at the Downtown YMCA Conference Room, 301 W. Sixth St. Nonmembers are welcome. Free child care is available. Parking is free but limited., 423-756-2021.



* Southern Adventist University students, employees and alumni will continue a tradition of honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through service to the community on Monday, Jan. 20. More than 1,000 participants will serve local organizations and community members, in partnership with 45 organizations. New this year will be a lineup of volunteer student musical groups performing at Erlanger's Medical Mall. M.L. King Service Day lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1-800-SOUTHERN.

* Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, will host a series of events commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. For more information: 423-614-8353,

- Monday, Jan 20: "Resistance, Lament and Praise: The History and Practice of African-American Protest Music," a lecture with live music and discussion by associate professors Dr. Mary McCampbell and Dr. Ruth Wienk, 7 p.m. in Johnson Lecture Hall, Humanities Building.

- Tuesday, Jan. 21: Mo Huggins, pastor of Stevens Creek Church in Augusta, Georgia, speaks at chapel service, 10:40 a.m.; showing of the 2018 documentary "King in the Wilderness," 7 p.m. in Rose Lecture Hall, Helen DeVos College of Education, followed by conversation about the ways history impact us today, led by Chattanooga racial-justice advocate Donivan Brown and assistant professor Dr. Richard Moy.

- Wednesday, Jan. 22: First Black Student Union meeting of the semester, open to all, 7-8 p.m., Room 207, Humanities Center.

- Thursday, Jan. 23: Panel discussion, "Bridging Our Parallel Lives: Lee University and College Hill Community," led by associate professor Dr. Arlie Tagayuna, 7 p.m. in Johnson Lecture Hall, Humanities Building.

- Friday, Jan. 24: "Help Me Be Sensitive" session hosted by Student Leadership Council, 7 p.m. in Johnson Lecture Hall, Humanities Building.

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