Faith Briefs – Saturday June 8
› Joseph Habedank: Dove Award-nominated singer/ songwriter, formerly of The Perrys, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at New Haven Baptist Church, 1058 Graysville Road. The Hullender Family will be special guests. No ticket required; a love offering will be taken. 423-505-9266.
› Christian humorist: Best-selling author, speaker and podcaster Rob Bell, one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2011, will bring his An Introduction to Joy tour to Chattanooga’s Walker Theater, 399 McCallie Ave., at 8 p.m. Friday. Bell uses elements of comedy to explore deep areas of faith. Tickets are $35 and $75. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for show; 6 p.m. for preshow Q&A (premium tickets). tivolichattanooga.com, 423-757-5580.
› Christian Karaoke Coffeehouse: Oakwood Church of God of Prophecy hosts the next fourth Saturday singing 5-8 p.m. June 22. Bring soundtracks and be prepared to sing. Small donation will be taken at the door from anyone older than 10. Concessions will be available.
› 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.
› Rummage sale: First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe, 2645 LaFayette Road, concludes its annual rummage sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today. Merchandise includes furniture, household items, appliances, linens, electronics, yard tools, handbags, clothing and shoes. Baked goods, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds support church missions and outreach efforts. 706-866-0232.
› Cruise-in: Apison United Methodist Church is having a free cruise-in car and bike show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 29, at Apison Elementary School, 10433 East Brainerd Road. Dash plaques, Top 10 awards and a Best in Show trophy will be awarded. The day also will include a bounce house for kids, live music, silent auction, cornhole, door prizes, pizza and other concessions. Donations of cash and school supplies will be accepted for Apison Elementary School. 423-920-8485.
› Art exhibition: “The Artist’s Eye: A Celebration of Nature,” with more than 80 original works by 21 area artists, is on view at First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ, 650 McCallie Ave., through June 30. Firstchristian -chat.com, JumpStartArt.net.
› Film, conference: The Men’s Ministry of Greater Tucker Missionary Baptist Church, 1115 N. Moore Road, will present a Friends and Family Night movie, “Kingdom Men Rising,” at 6 p.m. today and a Men’s Discipleship Conference 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 29, with breakfast and lunch provided. Conference speakers will be local religious leaders involved in disciple making. 423-510-9684.
› Simple automotive repair: Orchard Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 951 N. Orchard Knob Ave., presents a free “Nuts & Bolts of Auto Repair” class, taught by Dale Walters of the Technology Department at Southern Adventist University, 2-4 p.m. Sunday.
› Boomers, Shakers and Beyond: Emily Long from Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disabilities addresses this group for ages 50-plus on ways to better communicate health concerns with your doctor, coordinate care and assistance, and make decisions about treatment 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. Free. 423-892-9363.
› SCWN luncheon: Scenic City Women’s Network’s June Marketplace Luncheon is scheduled June 27 at the Mountain City Club, 729 Chestnut St. The featured speaker is vocalist Deborah Gunn, community liaison and facilitator for First Things First and New Covenant Fellowship member. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m., and the program and luncheon at noon. Reservations are due by noon June 25. Cost is $20. RSVP online at scwn.org. Information: 423-698-6262, firstname.lastname@example.org.
› Bible classes: Faith Bible Institute, a nonprofit ministry with a satellite location in East Ridge, has opened registration for fall classes, which will meet 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 13-Dec. 3. Students study the Bible via DVD messages by Pastor John Yates. Participants may earn a three-year Bible college degree or audit. Cost is $139 for new students, $97 former students, $61 spouses. 423-802-3169; eastridgefaithbible email@example.com.
› 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.
› Grief and Loss Art Expression Group: Weekly class, meeting 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at Hart Gallery, 110 E. Main St., uses art as a tool for dealing with grief and loss. Cost is $25 per session, payable on arrival. RSVP, with at least 24 hours notice, at www.eventbrite.com.
› It’s Not My Fault Project: SNAP of Tennessee (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) has launched a new initiative to raise awareness of clergy sexual abuse by having victims tell their stories at HopeChronicles.org. Anonymity is guaranteed unless the victim requests otherwise. The website RemembertheSurvivors.com also has information on the abuse crisis in Tennessee.
› Free food pantry: Brainerd Baptist Church has a community food pantry. For assistance, dial 2-1-1 (within the city). 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 brainerdbaptist.org/foodpantry. 423-624-2606.
› Free food pantry: St. Thaddaeus’ Episcopal Church, 4300 Locksley Lane (off Murray Hills Drive in the Highway 58 area), 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.
› 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, especially of men’s clothes, appreciated. 423-933-6314.
› 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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
› Soddy United Methodist Church: 255 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy. Fun, games and refreshments for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
› North Georgia Worship Center: 23 Bishop Road, Wildwood, Ga. “SonTreasure Island,” with activities, prizes and food, 7 p.m. Wednesday through June 22 and 10:15 a.m. June 23. firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-820-9241.
› Middle Cross Baptist Church: 4009 Norcross Road. Bible stories, face painting, balloon animals, games, music, crafts, hot dogs and snacks for ages 4-14. Kickoff 5-7:30 p.m. June 23, then 6-7:30 p.m. June 24-27. Church is on Facebook or call 423-877-5742.
› Grace United Methodist Church: 9833 Hixson Pike, Soddy-Daisy. “To Mars and Beyond,” 6-8:30 p.m. June 24-28 for ages 3-12. Register at www.cokesburyvbs.com/graceumcsd19.
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