published Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Faith Briefs


• Dalton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 S. Tibbs Road, Dalton, Ga.; 12:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 12:30-6 p.m. Sunday-Saturday, June 9-15; 12:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16; 75-minute tours offered for “Messiah’s Mansion,” life-sized replica of Old Testament tabernacle; free; 706-226-2166.


• Pine Hill Baptist Church, 12626 Highway 41, Tunnel Hill, Ga.; 10 a.m. Sunday; Hoyt Williams Family featured guests for 67th annual Homecoming; 706-965-3993.

• Delray Baptist Church, 784 Steele Road, Rossville, Ga.; 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 45th anniversary Homecoming features Southern gospel concert by the Diplomats of Carrollton, Ga.; potluck dinner follows; 706-866-9810.

• Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St.; 10:45 a.m. Sunday; concert by Chattanooga Boys Choir features “Ave Maria,” “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” “Amazing Grace” and other pieces; 266-2828.

• Piney Grove Community Church, 316 Burger Branch Road, Etowah, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; 775-2806.

• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 4 p.m. Sunday; choral evensong features works by Herbert Howells and Abbie Betinis; reception follows; free but offering benefits victims of Oklahoma tornado; 266-8195.

• Pond Hill Baptist Church, 437 County Road 271, Niota, Tenn., 6 p.m. Sunday; concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam.

• St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Broad St., Cleveland, Tenn.; 7:30 p.m. Monday; concert of choral music from the United States and United Kingdom, “Atlantic Crossings,” by new Tennessee Chamber Chorus; tickets,; also at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 630 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 6:30 p.m. Thursday; organ concert by Annie Laver, adjunct instructor in organ literature and keyboard technique at Eastman School of Music; reception follows; $10 suggested donation ($5 students); 266-8195.

• First Church of the Nazarene, 2325 Chattanooga Road, Dalton, Ga.; 11 a.m. Sunday, June 9; gospel concert by Buddy Liles, longtime bass singer with The Florida Boys; free but love offering received; 706-278-8428.


• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road, Cullman, Ala.; Tuesday-Thursday; workshop, “Hand-Crafted: A ‘Card-Camp’ Retreat,” led by Sister Therese Haydel and Diane Haydel; $225, includes private room, meals, supplies, or $200 for shared room, meals, supplies; 256-734-8302 or email

Vacation Bible Schools

• Cedar Bill Baptist Church, 60 Dyer Bridge Place, Ringgold, Ga.; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; ages 4-sixth grade and adults; theme: “SonQuest Rainforest”; 706-858-0976 or

• Union Fork Baptist Church, 350 Lee Pike, Soddy-Daisy; 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; ages 3-sixth grade; theme: “Colossal Coaster World”; 332-4883.

• Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood St., Chickamauga, Ga.; 6:15-8:30 p.m. June 9-13; all ages; theme: “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth”; 706-375-5760 or

• Spring Creek Road Baptist Church, 1312 Spring Creek Road; 6-8:30 p.m. June 9-13; ages kindergarten-fifth grade; theme: “Kingdom Chronicles”; 894-0700.

• Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., Signal Mountain; 9 a.m.-noon June 10-13; ages kindergarten-fifth grade; theme: “Marketplace: Christ the King”; 886-2190 or

• Church of the Good Shepherd, 211 Franklin Road, Lookout Mountain, Tenn.; June 10-14; 821-1583.

• Dalton Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 S. Tibbs Road, Dalton, Ga.; 6:30 p.m. June 10-14; children to adults; free but preregistration requested; 706-226-2166.

• McDonald Road Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5440 McDonald Road; 9 a.m.-noon June 10-14; ages 5-12; theme: “Tell It on the Mountain”; 316-8134 or register at

• Soddy United Methodist Church, 255 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy; 6-8:30 p.m. June 10-14; ages 3-fifth grade; theme: “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God!”; 331-3960.

• Hixson First Baptist Church, 5800 Grubb Road; 9 a.m.-noon June 17-20; ages 4-fifth grade; theme: “Colossal Coaster World”; 877-2467.

• Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 17-20; ages kindergarten-fifth grade; theme: “Colossal Coaster World”; 886-2330.

• Avondale Church of Christ, 1107 Dodson Ave.; 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 17-21; theme: “Five-Ring Circus of Faith”; 698-5814 or

• First Baptist Church, 2645 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 23-27; ages 4-fifth grade; theme: “Kingdom Chronicles”; registration, 706-866-0232 or

• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave.; 6-8 p.m. June 24-27; ages pre-kindergarten-fourth grade; theme: “Everything Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together!”; registration,

Women’s event

• Free to Worship Revival Center, 9966 Lovell Road, Soddy-Daisy; 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; annual community Youth Xplosion, with games, fellowship and speakers Christy Fisher on Wednesday, Amanda Johnson on Thursday and T.J. Tallent on Friday; 650-9889.

• Baptist Church, 4001 Hughes Ave.; 10:30 a.m. Friday (registration, 10 a.m.); Church Women United meeting, with guest speaking on Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.

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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