Faith Briefs – Saturday October 13, 2018
› Sunday Afternoon at Simpson: Concert series at Simpson United Methodist Church, 601 McFarland Ave.in Rossville, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, features men’s group inSpirit, directed by Gerald Peel. Free admission.
› Let’s Sing From Memory: Free social gathering for those affected by dementia to sing songs that may reconnect them to old memories, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. 423-266-1766, http://northsidepresbyterian.org.
› Hymn Sing: “Songs That Touch Our Hearts,” congregational-style singing from the Red Bank Hymnal (provided), 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in Lee University Chapel, Cleveland, Tennessee. Free, but tickets required due to limited seating. 423-614-8320.
› Fall Festival: Includes chili cook-off, hot dogs, s’mores, vendors, gift basket silent auction, face painting, petting zoo, cake walk, outdoor games, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Belvoir Christian Academy, 800 Belvoir Ave. Free food and admission. Proceeds benefit the school. 423-622-3755.
› Fall Festival: Free inflatables, petting zoo and food, 4-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Ashland Terrace Christian Church, 915 Ashland Terrace. Proceeds from Country Store go to Cambodian mission student scholarship fund.
› Free pancakes: Final free pancake breakfast of the season is 9-11:30 a.m. today at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike.
› Rhythms Retreats: “Sabbath — Establishing Rhythms of Work and Rest,” next in a series exploring spiritual practices to cultivate intimacy with Christ, 9 a.m.-noon today at Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd., Suite 200, Red Bank. Offered second Saturdays of most months. Register: www.chatthop.org/events-calendar.
› “Celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors”: The Health/ Nursing Ministry at Olivet Baptist Church, 740 E. M.L. King Blvd., hosts program at 11 a.m. today, with breast cancer survivor Elizabeth Cooper as special guest and music by The Surles Sisters. Free, but reservations requested; 423-266-8709. Also, all are invited to wear pink to Sunday worship.
› Civil discourse public forum: St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain, continues weekly forum on civil discourse at 6 p.m. Sunday with a panel discussion by local religious leaders. A final panel discussion on Oct. 21 will feature local elected leaders and candidates. Information: 423-886-2281, www.sttimssignal.com.
› Fall revival: New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road, holds a fall revival next week, with message by Pastor George Ashburn at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. Nightly musical guests are The Greesons, The Hullender Family, Rightpath Bluegrass and The Morrison Sisters. Nursery available. 423-316-3718.
› World Missions Conference: First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, 554 McCallie Ave., hosts “The Gospel in Our Postmodern World” Sunday through Wednesday. Featured speakers are Dr. Lloyd Kim, coordinator of Mission to the World, and the Rev. Ralph Cunnington, pastor of City Church Manchester (England). Events for all ages include outdoor Missions Fest with UpTown Big Band and Rib & Loin barbecue. http://fpccworldmissions.com/conference.
› Candlelight memorial service: For anyone who has ever experienced the loss of an infant during pregnancy or a baby’s death after birth, 6:15 p.m. Monday at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 4300 Locksley Lane. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Balloon release and reception will follow. Register at eventbrite.com to save time at door (ticket not required to enter). Resources: perinatal program at Hospice of Chattanooga, 423-892-4289; Moments To Share Infant Loss Support Group, 423-778-5149.
› Parenting class: International Children’s Care will partner with Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7450 Standifer Gap Road for a six-week Parenting the Love and Logic Way course designed for parents, teachers and youth workers to learn tried-and-true parenting skills. Meets 6:30-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays (Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6, 13, 27), with supper at 6 p.m. Kids of all ages welcome. Cost is $30 per family for one workbook, payable by cash or check at the first class. Previous year’s participants may attend for free with previous year’s workbook. Or attend any one night for free. Register: www.highesteducation.org, 423-893-5105.
› Plant-Based Cooking School: Battlefield Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 96 Hillman Lane, Ringgold, Georgia, offers free, plant-based cooking seminars 6-8:30 p.m. on third Tuesdays (next is Oct. 16). The health ministries staff will prepare food and share recipes. 706-463-1415, www.battlefieldadventist.org.
› Rest: A Retreat for Pastors: A free session designed to give give space and time for pastors’ hearts to be renewed through guided and individual prayer is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday at Chattanooga House of Prayer, 3912 Dayton Blvd., Suite 200, Red Bank. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
› Living Room Reset: Kirk Cameron and his wife, Chelsea, host “date night” for spouses to pray and worship together, with musical guest Matt Hammitt, 7-10 p.m. Thursday at Red Bank Baptist Church, 4000 Dayton Blvd. $50 VIP (includes first-choice seating and private Q&A and photo-op with the Camerons), $25 general, $20 group fourpack. 1-800-965-9324, email@example.com.
› Lee lecture: The president and co-founder of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, which focuses on issues of religion, race, justice and culture from a biblical perspective, will speak Thursday on “History as Activism: How Learning the Past Helps Us To Change the Present.” The free address by Jemar Tisby begins at 7 p.m. in the Helen Devos College of Education at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. It will address such topics as kneeling during the national anthem, the #MeToo Movement, Black Lives Matter and Confederate monuments. 423-614-8353.
› Women’s Conference: Precept Ministries International’s Fall Women’s Conference, “Enduring: Experience God’s Lovingkindness,” Oct. 19-21. Features Precept Ministries co-founder Kay Arthur, author Jan Silvious, Bible study leader Tommye Hammel and worship leader Babbie Mason.$210-$270. www.precept.org.
› Book signing: Author David M. Harrison signs copies of “Bill of Rights for the Hard of Hearing,” offering solutions to overcome the lack of hearing accessibility in the church and public venues, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 20 at Oakwood Baptist Church, 4501 Bonny Oaks Drive. Event is hearing accessible with an FM listening system or inductive loop for those with a T-switch in their hearing aid. Contact: 423-313-0304 (talk or text), 423-624-1669, firstname.lastname@example.org .
› SCWN networking luncheon: Scenic City Women’s Network’s next networking luncheon will start at noon Oct. 25, with networking at 11:30 a.m., at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. Jane Neall of Henegar Counseling Center will speak on “Finding God’s Unfathomable Riches in Relationships.” Cost is $20. RSVP by noon Oct. 23 at https://scwn.org.
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