published Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Faith Briefs

Ash Wednesday services

• Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Blvd., Soddy-Daisy, 6:30 p.m.

• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave., 12:05 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

• Pilgrim Congregational Church, 400 Glenwood Drive, 7 p.m.

• Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 14950 Rhea County Highway North, Evensville, Tenn., 7 p.m.

• St. Andrews Anglican Church, 2407 Fairmont Pike, Signal Mountain, 6 p.m.

• St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road, noon and 7 p.m.

• Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave., 6:30 p.m.

• Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., 6:30 p.m.

• Soddy United Methodist Church, 225 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy, 7 p.m.


• Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood St., Chickamauga, Ga.; 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; church-sponsored Northwest Georgia Sportsman’s Expo features wild-game dinner, gun raffle, hunting supplies, car/motorcycle show, inflatables, bluegrass gospel by Highpoint Bluegrass Band and speaker Jason Cruise, founder of Outdoor Ministry Network; $7 adults, $3 children 12 and under ($10 and $5 at door); 706-375-5760 or

Black history

• Pentecostal Theological Seminary, 900 Walker St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn.; Tuesday-Thursday; Black Ministries Awareness Celebration, “Strength to Love,” offers worship services and special guests; 478-7707.


• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. (parlor); beginning 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; eight-session, ecumenical small group Forward offers support for people who have lost a spouse recently or in years past; free; 756-2021.


• Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Ga.; Thursday-Saturday Feb. 16; lecture series, “Learning To Pray With African Christians: Ethnography, Theology and a World of Christianity,” by Mark Gornik, author and director of City Seminary of New York; schedule: 11 a.m. Thursday, chapel, “Learning to Pray with African Christians,” 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Brock Hall, “The Anthropology of Christianity,” 11 a.m. Friday, chapel, “Relearning Theology from African Churches,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, Brock Hall, “Perspectives and Practices of Ethnography,” 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Brock Hall, “Voices, Dreams, and Burning Bushes”; free; 706-820-1560 or


• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; Friday through noon meal Feb. 17; Lenten retreat led by David Foley, bishop emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham; $185 for shared room or $210 for private room (both including meals and lodging); 256-734-8302 or email


• Chamberlain Baptist Church, 4064 S. Access Road; 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17; gospel concert by Steve Hess and Southern Salvation; free but love offering received; 624-4323.

• Sale Creek United Methodist Church, 14909 Dayton Pike; 11 a.m. Sunday; gospel concert by The Supernals; free but love offering received; 423-240-3356.

• Union Missionary Baptist Church, 797 Hughes Lake Road, Cleveland, Tenn.; 6 p.m. Sunday; concert featuring Dallas Rogers, Restored Trio and Brothers in Hymn; free (and free food) but donations will fund mission trip; 479-2081.

Women’s event

• Out of the Blue Cafe, 3230 Brainerd Road; 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; Aglow Kingdom Community Lighthouse lunch meeting features message from Sarah Perry and worship ministry from mother-daughter dance team Rhonda Bonner and Candace Harris; reservations, 296-1631 or 899-4809.


• Conn Center, 150 11th St., Cleveland, Tenn.; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17; Lee alum Jonathan Ernstly Etienne is featured musical artist for nontraditional U-church service for students, alumni and community; free; 614-8347 or

about Clint Cooper...

Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...

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