published Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Faith Briefs: Halloween alternatives

Assistance

Greater Faith Temple Missionary, 652 E. 10th St.; 8 a.m. today; flea market giveaway; 756-0495.

Family

Sheila M. Jennings Recreation Center, 1201 Poplar St.; noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5; Kingdom Harvest Church hosts community "Blessed To Be a Blessing Thanksgiving Jam" featuring food, door prizes, contemporary Christian music (including recording artist T-Ran Gilbert, singer Phyllicia McCastle, rapper Big Mike Mic and mime dancer Jamaal Reynolds) and spiritual messages; free; 394-4222.

Halloween alternatives

Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road; 4-7 p.m. today; Trunk or Treat features food, games, candy, costume contests, inflatables and petting zoo (children must be accompanied by an adult); free; 698-6951.

Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike; 6-8 p.m. today; Trunk or Treat; 332-3243.

First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 433 Oak Street (Oak Street Center); 4-7 p.m. Sunday; community fall festival features children's activities, inflatables, chili dinner, costume contest; free; 756-2021.

Grace United Methodist Church, 9833 Hixson Pike, Soddy-Daisy; 1-5 p.m. today; fall festival features cake walk, bake sale and kids crafts; 842-5872.

Hickory Valley Christian Church, Shallowford Road at Lee Highway (Bi-Lo parking lot); 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday; fall festival, "Takin' It to the Streets," features games, inflatable obstacle course, candy, prizes and live music; free; 892-4270.

Oakwood Baptist Church, 4501 Bonny Oaks Drive; 6-10 p.m. today and Sunday; Judgement House; suggested $3 donation; 892-6414.

Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood St., Chickamauga, Ga.; 6:30-8 p.m. Monday; 20th annual Harvest Happening features football toss, treasure hunts, duck pond, inflatables, music and ministries information; 706-375-5760 or www.oakwoodbc.org.

Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church, 1734 E. Third St.; 4-6 p.m. today; Trunk or Treat features hot dog dinner, arts and crafts, games, inflatables, face-painting and door prizes; children requested not to wear costumes; free; 629-6115 or www.orchardknob.org.

Ridgedale, 1831 Hickory Valley Road; 3-6 p.m. Sunday; community Pumpkin Patch Festival; free; 499-0994.

Temple of Faith Deliverance Church of God in Christ, 2139 E. 27th St.; 5-8 p.m. Sunday; Hallelujah Festival features games, candy, food and other activities; free; 635-4144.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 5001 Hixson Pike, Hixson; 5-8 p.m. today; Trunk or Treat Fall Festival; 870-1236.

Music

Coppinger Cove Baptist Church, 1359 Coppinger Cove Road, Sequatchie, Tenn.; 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6; gospel concert by Bonita Eileen; free; 423-883-4384 or www.bonitaeileen.com.

Recreation

Highland Park Commons, 2000 Union Ave.; 4 p.m. Friday; grand opening/dedication of coalition-completed recreation area, plus treats, inflatables and soccer equipment donation.

Women's event

Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road; 10:30 a.m. Friday (10 a.m. registration); Church Women United meet for World Community Day.

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