Jeff Slaughter, known for writing worship anthems, LifeWay Christian Stores vacation Bible school curriculum and VBS songs that have sung by an estimated 46 million children, will sign copies of his new book, "It's All True: Walking by Faith in a Funky World," today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at LifeWay, 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. He will be appearing with co-author Randy Winton, minister to students at First Baptist, Brewton, Ala., a former minister to students at Oakwood Baptist Church in Chattanooga and a former sports writer for the Chattanooga Free Press.
• Grace Presbyterian Church, 2107 Threadmill Road; 6 p.m. Sunday; concert including songs, dance and musical instruments by Young Africans group; free but offering will be taken; 706-226-6344.
• Upper Shady Grove Church, Ole Niles Ferry Road, Greenback, Tenn.; 6 p.m. Sunday; gospel concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; free; 421-4269.
• First Church of the Nazarene, 5455 North Terrace; 7 p.m. Friday; gospel concert featuring soloists Marcellus Scott and Rhonda Frye; refreshments follow; 693-5134.
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 ...