Faith Briefs

Faith Briefs – Saturday August 18, 2018


› Gospel singing: Local artist Crystle Elam’s next appearances are: 11 a.m. today at Sale Creek Lions Club barbecue, 15222 Coppinger Road, Sale Creek; 9 a.m. Sunday at Goodwill Baptist Church, 5270 Trewhitt Road SE in Cleveland, Tenn.; 6 p.m. Sunday at Covenant Baptist Church, 249 Calhoun Road SE, Cleveland, Tenn.

› Let’s Sing From Memory: Free social gathering 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, is 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Free. For more information: 423-266-1766,

› Friends of Gold concert: This second annual event on Aug. 25 will feature Jay Parrack and Vocal Event, Jonathan Wilburn, Channing Eleton and the Hullender Family. Music starts at 6 p.m. at Memorial Baptist Tabernacle, 905 Hogan Road in Rossville. No ticket is required, but a love offering will be received. For more information, email

› Gospel concert: Sonlife Quartet will be in concert at 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at Signal Mountain Church of God, 517 Timberlinks Drive. Lunch will be provided after the free singing. For more information, call Marty Burke at 423-267-0837.

› Gospel benefit: The Hullender Family, McFarland Hill Baptist Choir and Rapha will sing 5-8 p.m. Aug. 26 at New Heights Baptist Church, 158 Ooltewah Ringgold Road. Proceeds will help the Solberg family with expenses for 3-year-old Axton, who is undergoing treatment for a softball-size malignant brain tumor. Barbecue dinner plates will be available for $5. To donate to the raffle and silent auction or to offer other help, contact Jennifer Catlett at 423-779-7501 or or Brian Wallisch at or 423-605-9109.


› Heat relief: The Salvation Army is seeking donations to help low-income families battle the summer heat. Monetary gifts for box fans and utility bill assistance should be marked “Beat the Heat” and mailed to 822 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37403 or 437 Inman St., Cleveland, TN 37311. New boxed fans may be donated at either location as well. Monetary donations also are accepted online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. The Chattanooga location offers a hydration station with free water at 800 McCallie Ave., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day that the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. If you know someone who needs a box fan, call 423-305-6200.

› Lyerly cookbook: Lyerly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA 30730, has copies of its third cookbook, “Feeding the Flock,” available. To order, send $10, plus $3 shipping and handling, to Lyerly United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA 30730. Call JoAnn Mitchell, 706-895-2636, for information on buying from a church member or a Chattooga County business.

› Payne’s Chapel cookbook: Payne’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Lookout Mountain, Ga., still has copies of its latest cookbook, “Payne’s Chapel Cooks.” Proceeds will go into the church building fund. Cost is $12, plus $2 shipping/ handling if mailed. To order, email or leave a message at 706-820-2095.


› Lunch & Learn: “Health and Wellness” is the topic of the next Titus II Woman gathering, set for 2-4 p.m. today at Bethlehem Community Center, 200 W. 38th St. Rivers of Living Water Christian Center is the host. Bring your Bible. Lunch will be served. Children are welcome. Call 423-266-1384 for more information.

› Church anniversary: Bible Baptist Church of Hixson, 1966 Northpoint Blvd., will hold its sixth anniversary celebration at 10 a.m. Sunday. For more information: www.

› Revelation ministry training: The Hamilton County Baptist Association’s Ministry Training Institute will teach on the Book of Revelation in its fall term, which starts Monday and continues through Oct. 12. The class is designed for ministry leaders, small group/Sunday School leaders, deacons and any disciple looking to grow in understanding of Scripture. Cost is $50. Register at or 423-267-3794.

› Plant-Based Cooking School: Battlefield Community Seventh-day Adventist Church, 96 Hillman Lane, Ringgold, Ga., offer a free, plantbased cooking seminar 6-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday (one in a series on third Tuesdays). Participants will be able to taste food prepared the health ministries staff and share recipes in efforts to improve health. There will be a drawing for a cookbook. 706-463-1415,

› Women’s luncheon: Scenic City Women’s Network will welcome Lynda Hawks, president of Hawks Property Management, as guest speaker for its August Marketplace Luncheon. The event is scheduled at noon Thursday at Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20. Reservations are requested by Tuesday. Call 423-698-6262 or go to

› Community Day: Keith Baptist Church of Ringgold, Ga, will host its second annual Keith Community Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Keith voting precinct, 2803 Keith Road. The event features free food, including barbecue, hot dogs and banana pudding, as well as prize giveaways and entertainment by illusionist Jaden Maxwell. For more information, visit the church’s Facebook page, or call 706-450-0963.

› Church picnic: Fairview United Methodist Church, 3901 Hamill Road in Hixson, will host a picnic at 5 p.m. Aug. 25 with a cookout (hamburgers and hot dogs), ice cream, games (including corn hole and croquet) and casual music (bring an instrument and join in). For more information: fairviewumchixsoncom..

› Film screening: Eastwood Church, 4300 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road in Ooltewah, presents a screening of “Tortured for Christ,” the story of Voice of the Martyrs founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 25. The $9 tickets includes a copy of Wurmbrand’s international best-seller of the same name, which relates the story of his imprisonment, torture and solitary confinement in Romania.

› Pastor anniversary: Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 1115 N. Moore Road, will celebrate the fourth anniversary of Pastor Gary Hathaway and his wife, Cathy Hathaway, starting at 10:45 a.m. Aug. 26. The morning speaker will be Pastor Floyd Whiteside. The afternoon speaker will be Pastor Kenneth F. Scaife and New Hope Baptist Church of Dalton, Ga. 423-510-9684.

› Habitat homeowners: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area, a faith-based nonprofit that builds homes for those in need, is accepting applications from families and individuals interested in becoming Habitat homeowners. To obtain a prequalifying questionnaire, visit or call 423-756-0507.

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