Faith Briefs – Saturday April 20
› Hamilton Family YMCA: 7430 Shallowford Road. Eggstravaganza, co-sponsored by Radiant Church, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Includes games, arts and crafts and inflatables. Hunt begins at 11:30 a.m. 423-899-1721.
› Mars Theatre: 117 N. Chattanooga St., Ringgold, Ga. Back Alley Productions presents “The Life of Christ,” a biblical drama detailing the final days of Christ’s life, from his early ministry to his crucifixion and resurrection, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $16 general, $13 senior/student. 706-621-2870, wwwbapshows.com.
› Northside Presbyterian Church: 923 Mississippi Ave. Easter egg hunt on playground near church parking lot at 10 a.m. Saturday.
› Middle Cross Baptist Church: 4009 Norcross Road, Hixson. Easter egg hunt, face painting, free hot dogs and music, 5:30 p.m. today. Easter services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, with Sunday School at 10 a.m. 423-877-5742, http://themiddlecrossbaptistchurch.org.
› Anglican Church of the Redeemer: 104 McBrien Road. The Great Vigil of Easter, 7 p.m. today (with Kids Praise, 7-8 p.m.). Resurrection Sunday service, 10:30 a.m., with dinner and egg hunt following. 423-892 1101.
› Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy: 3927 Webb Road. New Life Easter Revival services led by evangelist Orvel Hisell of Kentucky, 7 p.m. today and Sunday. 423-903-3652.
› Chattanooga National Cemetery: 1200 Bailey Ave. The Salvation Army of Chattanooga Easter sunrise service, 7:02 a.m. Sunday, rain or shine. Music by Jericho Brass Band and special guests. Maj. Mark Smith, area commander, will deliver the message. 423-756-1023, csarmy.org.
› Chattanooga Memorial Park: 501 Memorial Drive (Red Bank duck pond). Chattanooga’s longest consecutive running Easter sunrise service, presented by Chattanooga Funeral Home, includes refreshments, dove release and message by Northside Presbyterian Church’s pastor, Dr. Paul Rader, 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Followed by Easter brunch at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. at Northside Presbyterian, 923 Mississippi Ave.
› Hamilton Memorial Gardens: 5351 Highway 153, Hixson. Easter sunrise service presented by Chattanooga Funeral Home at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, with Dr. David McNabb, executive director of Teen Challenge, as speaker. Service includes refreshments and dove release.
› Red Bank City Park: 3801 Redding Road (by tennis courts). Community Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, with breakfast provided. Sanctuary worship follows at 10:30 a.m. at Red Bank United Methodist Church, 3800 Dayton Blvd. 423-877-2881.
› Stringer’s Ridge scenic overlook: Sunrise Communion service, 8 a.m. Sunday; parking available on Spears Avenue (30-minute hike) or off High Ridge Drive (15-minute hike). Sanctuary service follows at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church, 650 McCallie Ave., with music by Chattanooga Youth Orchestra Brass Quartet and Easter egg hunt following .
› Easter at Coolidge Park: 200 River St. For the 11th year, Stuart Heights Baptist Church sponsors community egg hunt for 100,000 eggs at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by worship service, with portable baptistry available, at 10 a.m., led by church Worship Choir and Band. http://easteratcoolidge.com.
› A cappella singing: Tiftonia Church of Christ, 159 Brown’s Ferry Road, has scheduled a cappella congregational singing 6-7 p.m. April 21 (and another May 19). Finger foods will be served afterward. Free. 423-800-2858.
› “C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert”: Fellowship for Performing Arts presents nationally touring production about the religious conversion from atheism by the British writer at 4 p.m. April 27 at the Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St. Tickets are $41-$61 ($30 for patrons 30 or younger; ID required). Purchase at box office, 709 Broad St.; at 423-757-5588 or www.tivolichattanooga.com. Groups of 10+, call 1-888-294-1733 or email Groupsales@fpatheatre.com.
› Spring sale: Fairview United Methodist Church, 2112 McFarland Ave., Rossville, will have its 33rd annual spring sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, rain or shine. The sale will include household and flea market items, clothing and toys. Proceeds benefit local missions and The Cottage. 423-488-4860, 706-866-4194.
› Nature of Grief series: Hospice of Chattanooga will present a grief support and information series Tuesdays in April at McMinn Senior Activity Center, 205 McMinn Ave., Athens, Tenn. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. but are structured so that late arrivals are welcome. Each session addresses a different topic: April 23, “Giving Self Permission To Mourn — Reactions to Grief (stress, guilt, anger)”; and April 30, “Continuing Bonds Activity — Surviving the Holidays, Grieving and Growing.” 423-892-4289.
› Gospel meeting: Minister B.J. Clarke will offer “Seven Timely Lessons From the Word of God” next week at Greens Lake Road Church of Christ, 1209 Greens Lake Road. Programs start at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday .
› Spring revival: Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 E. Third St., will be in revival Wednesday through Friday, with services at 6:15 nightly. The theme is “ENGAGE (Executing Now God’s Agenda of the Gospel and Evangelism).” Guest lecturer is the Rev. Delvin Atchison, senior pastor of Westside Baptist Church of Lewisville, Texas. Guest preacher is Claybon Lea, senior pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist in Fairfield/ Suisun City, Calif. 423-629-6115, www.orchard knob.org.
› Women’s conference: “Wise Intersections: Why Women Need Each Other” will be the theme of the spring women’s conference April 26-27 at Hixson Presbyterian Church, 1500 Jackson Mill Road. Sophie Hudson, author of “Giddy Up Eunice” and “Southern Stories of Faith, Family and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon,” will be the speaker. Cost is $45 for both days, which includes lunch on Saturday. Child care is provided. 423-875-0616, www.hixsonpres.org/womensconference.
› Church centennial: Tyner Church of Christ, 6620 Bonny Oaks Drive, will celebrate its 100th anniversary homecoming and Family & Friends Day on April 28. The schedule includes a worship service with guest speaker Robert Hall at 10 a.m., Bible study with John Cupp at 11:05 a.m., lunch at noon and singing at 1:30 p.m. 423-892-1555.
› Family Movie Night: First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, 2645 LaFayette Road, will show the inspirational movie “A Dog’s Purpose” at 5 p.m. April 28. Popcorn and soft drinks available. Free admission; donations encouraged. 706-866-0232.
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