Faith Briefs – Saturday, March 21


We are assuming that all performances, programs and events with audiences have been suspended for the time being.

Some of the churches are offering online services and you can find some of them at https://chattanoogaareachurches.com/worship-services/

We will try to keep you posted about any virtual happenings as we learn about them.

May God bless us all during this time of crisis.



› Hear Now Coffee Hour: David M. Harrison, director of Let My People Hear, leads this free meeting for people who struggle with hearing loss at 8 a.m. Saturdays in the fellowship hall at Ponders Funeral Home, 4203 Brainerd Road. The building is wheelchair-accessible and equipped with listening units for hearing accessibility. 423-624-1669, letmypeoplehear@yahoo.com.

› Men’s Prayer Breakfast: Monthly series continues 8-10 a.m. Saturdays, at Grace Baptist Tabernacle, 2551 Tunnel Blvd. Includes biblical message by a guest speaker and free home-cooked breakfast. 423-622-2565.

› Grief support group: McMinn Senior Activity Center, 205 McMinn Ave., Athens, Tenn., hosts a free Nature of Grief Support Group 9-10 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month. Next is: Feb. 4.  Information: Donna Rosado, 423-892-4289.

› Free food pantry: Brainerd Baptist Church’s community food pantry is available through the (dial) 2-1-1 ministry. Food (and diaper) donations may be brought to the welcome desk at Brainerd Crossroads (the BX), 4011 Austin St. See the list of requests at www.brainerdbaptist.org/foodpantry. Questions? Call 423-624-2606.

› Free food pantry: St. Thaddaeus’ Episcopal Church, 4300 Locksley Lane, has a free food pantry, open 2-4 p.m. every Saturday. Those in need are asked to fill out a form stating their income to receive a bag of food. 423-892-2377.

› Lesson & Lunch: Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy, 3927 Webb Road, hosts this program every Wednesday. The pastor’s wife, Teresa Lee, leads the lesson at 11 a.m., and lunch follows at noon. 423-903-3652.

› Community Clothes Closet: Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays at 1015 Laura St. across from Dodson Avenue Health Center. Free clothes and small household goods available; donations appreciated, especially of men’s clothing. Contact: R. Ludy at 423-933-6314.

› Grounded Kids Ministries: Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, offers this ministry for ages 3-12 6:30-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Snacks are served at 6:20 p.m. 423-877-5742, themiddle crossbaptistchurch.org.

› Kidz on the Rock: Groups for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade meet at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays as well as 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at White Oak Baptist Church, 301 Memorial Drive in Red Bank.

› AWANA Clubs: Groups for children age 3 through sixth grade meet 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Hickory Valley Baptist Church, 2320 Hickory Valley Road. 423-892-1916.

› Recovery, a Christ-centered 12-step program for anyone struggling with addictive issues, compulsive behaviors, loss and life challenges, meets each Thursday at Ooltewah United Methodist Church, 6131 Relocation Way. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., worship at 6:15 p.m., open share groups at 7:30 p.m. Child care provided. 423-238-9216, oumclive.org/recovery.

› Brainerd Celebrate Recovery, a 12-step Christ-centered recovery ministry that focuses on healing hurts, habits and addictions, meets every Thursday at Brainerd Baptist Church’s East Ridge campus, 1203 Blocker Lane. Dinner at 5:45 p.m., large group at 6:45 and small/open share groups following. Child care provided.423-313-8888, brainerdbaptist.org/celebrate-recovery.

› Self-restoration: Mount Adullam, a ministry offering refuge, restoration and recovery, holds classes at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at New Vision Ministries, 1441 Guthrie Drive, Cleveland, Tenn. For more information, call Pastor Roy Reynolds at 850-294-2051.

› 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, northsidepresbyterian.org


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