published Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

FAITH BRIEFS

Divorce recovery

Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road (Room M-2); 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 12; program, "The GPS of Divorce," geared for people who have been divorced for two years or less or who are in the process of getting a divorce, led by clinical pastoral therapist/marital and family therapist Dr. James L. Philpott; child care available upon request; 892-9363 or www.christplace.org.

Drama

Kingdom Center, 730 M.L King Jr. Blvd.; 4 p.m. Sunday; presentation of play, "It's Me, O Lord," by Ladies Fellowship Ministry of Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church; suggested donation $10 adults, $5 children; 756-0495.

Enrichment

Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road; 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11; Wendy Brown, president of board of directors of Women at Risk International of Cleveland, Tenn., speaks on human trafficking in the area; 499-0994.

Marriage

Brainerd Presbyterian Church, 1624 Jenkins Road; 6:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning March 7; video/discussion series "The Art of Marriage" led by George and Becky Clark of First Things First; free; 899-2424 or www.bpcepc.org/Site/The_Art_of_Marriage.html.

Music

  • Old Country Church, 32 Kimball Cove Road, Kimball, Tenn.; 6 p.m. CST today; gospel concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; also, 11 a.m. Sunday, Antioch Baptist Church, 989 Antioch Road, Vonore, Tenn., and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, New Bethel Baptist Church, 231 Pennsylvania Ave., Etowah, Tenn.; 775-2806.

  • Red Bank Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 115 Morrison Springs Road; 10:50 a.m. Sunday; concert by The Renaissance Choir of Bethel University; 877-1383.

  • Trenton United Methodist, 12500 N. Main St., Trenton, Ga.; 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10; benefit concert for Tri-State Food Pantry by The Jericho Brass; free but offering benefits ecumenical food pantry serving Dade County, Ga., and Bryant and Higdon communities in Alabama; 706-657-6170.

  • UTC's McKenzie Arena, 720 E. Fourth St.; 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10; Gaither Homecoming gospel concert features seven-time Grammy winner Bill Gaither, the Gaither Vocal Band, The Martins, The Isaacs, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, Gordon Mote and Kevin Williams; $19.50-$72.50; www.gaither.com or 266-6627.

Retreat

  • Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CST Wednesday; Lenten Desert Day offers time of silence and solitude to attune participants to God's life stirrings (with longer retreat available mid-afternoon Tuesday-mid-morning Thursday); $30 (includes lunch) or $100 (for longer retreat including lodging and meals); 256-734-8302 or email retreats@shmon.org.

Seniors

Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive; noon Sunday, March 11; 55+ Club meeting includes vegetarian potluck lunch and program featuring Grassharpers bluegrass gospel band; freewill offering taken; 591-4779 (for first-time guests to RSVP).

Women's event

Country Place Restaurant, 7320 Shallowford Road; noon Thursday; monthly luncheon of Chattanooga Women's Connection features representative from Honey Baked Ham and inspirational message from Clara Whitehurst; $12; free child care if requested with registration; 867-5019.

Lenten worship

  • St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road; 5 p.m. Sundays through April 1; Lenten gathering includes service of Celtic evening liturgy and soup supper; 238-7708.

  • St. Thaddaeus' Episcopal Church, 4300 Locksley Lane; 6 p.m. Tuesdays through April 3; Holy Eucharist/soup and salad supper/program, "Walking the Wilderness," led by the Rev. David Hackett; 892-2377.

Youth

Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 914 Park Ave.; 6 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 10; youth conference, "Taking the Shackles Off," features speakers plus praise and worship, poetry reading, spiritual dances, gospel singing, workshops, fashion show, snacks and lunch; free; 505-2613.

-- Compiled by Clint Cooper

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