published Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Faith Briefs


• The Salvation Army 614 Corps, 800 McCallie Ave. (ReCreate Café); 2 p.m. today; “Psalms of the City” arts festival features visual, musical and performance art inspired by the Psalms (with 7:30 p.m. concert by The Mailboxes and John Tibbs); 423-305-6208, 504-2157 or


• Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St.; 6 p.m. Thursday; 31st annual benefit dinner for Catholic Charities of East Tennessee honors the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Al Humbrecht, longtime pastor and former diocesan administrator, with messages by the Very Rev. Richard F. Stika, bishop of the Diocese of Knoxville, and the Rev. Ragan Schriver, executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee; $100; 267-1297.


• Bethel Baptist Church, 1450 Oakdale Highway, Harriman, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806; also, Calvary Baptist Church, 115 County Road 78, Riceville, Tenn., 6 p.m. Sunday.


• First Church of Christ, Scientist, 612 McCallie Ave.; 7:30 p.m. Thursday; lecture, “God’s Love Answers All Your Needs,” by Christian Science healing practitioner Ricardo Saldivar; free; (child care provided); 266-1331.


• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT Saturday, April 27; day of reflection on St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s spirituality of doing little things with great love, led by Sister Thérèse Haydel; $30 (includes lunch); registration required; 256-734-8302 or email


• Fairview Church of God, 1669 County Road 155, Flat Rock, Ala.; 10:30 a.m. CDT Sunday, April 28; retirement ceremony for Bishop O.A. Bethune and his wife, Evelyn, with Dr. Raymond Culpepper, state administrative bishop for the Alabama Church of God as speaker (covered-dish dinner and singing follow); or email

• Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 1200 Park City Road, Rossville, Ga.; the Rev. Randy Chestnutt resigned as pastor, his last day of ministry there was March 3.

Women’s event

• First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave.; noon Thursday; monthly Scenic City Women’s Network luncheon features address, “How To Be a Blessing to Others Even When Your Cookie Is Crumbling!,” by Donna Elle of WRCB-TV; reservation deadline noon Tuesday; 698-6262 or email


• Dade County Civic Center, 105 Price St., Trenton, Ga.; 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; Lookout Valley Baptist Association revival features messages by Mike Stone, lead pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Blackshear, Ga., and music by Seddon Baptist Church choir of Pell City, Ala., New Home Baptist Church choir of Pisgah, Ala., and an associational choir; 706-764-1941.

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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