• Walker County Civic Center agricultural building, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga.; 2:30 p.m. Sunday; benefit concert for Austin Whitten of LaFayette, Ga., sponsored by Christ First Church and Steps2Hope; $8 benefit barbecue lunch available prior to concert; 706-861-2622.
• Heritage Point Baptist Church, 60 Dyer Bridge Place, Ringgold, Ga.; 6 p.m. Sunday; screening of movie "Home Run" (with popcorn and drinks); free; 706-858-0976.
• Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike; 3-6 p.m. Sunday; Fall Festival features chili cookoff, dessert bakeoff, chili dinner, children's games, inflatables, vendors, live music and costume parade; free; burks.org.
• First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 433 Oak St.; 4-7 p.m. Sunday; Fall Festival offers chili cookoff, blue ribbon dessert contest, chili dinners, inflatables, crafts and costume contest; free but dinner donations will benefit youth missions fund; 756-2021.
• Rock Spring United Methodist Church, Highway 95 and Peavine Road, Rock Spring, Ga.; 5-7 p.m. Sunday; Trunk or Treat event offers children's games and activities, clown, balloon animals, costume contest, hayride, chili booth and indoor trick or treating; free except for chili; 706-764-1404 or 910-545-6994.
• Calvary Memorial Baptist Church, 2 Harker Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; 5-7 p.m. Monday; community chili supper; free; 602-1819 or email email@example.com.
• Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy; 6 p.m. Wednesday; Trunk or Treat event; 332-3243.
• Soddy United Methodist, 255 Depot St., Soddy-Daisy; 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; Fall Festival features hot dog/chili supper, games, cake walk, bingo, prizes and other activities; 332-1148.
• LifeSpring Baptist Church, 1701 Hickory Valley Road; 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday; fall festival features games, inflatables, hot dogs and hayrides; free; 892-8469 or Life SpringBaptist.org.
• Middle Cross Baptist, 4009 Norcross Road; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday; children's fall festival offers games, candy and popcorn; www.themiddlecrossbaptistchurch.net.
• Patten Recreation Center, 3203 Kellys Ferry Road; 6-8 p.m. Thursday; Fall Festival sponsored by Lookout Valley Baptist Church; free; 825-5335.
• Walker Community Theatre, Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave.; 5 p.m. today; Worship and Ministry Network's second annual Zeta Gospel Music Awards; $25 adults, $7 children ages 6-12, free for children 5-under; 320-4220 or http://wmnzetaawards.com.
• Melville Baptist Church, 9067 Daisy Dallas Road, Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.; 11 a.m. Sunday; gospel concert by Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; free; 421-4269.
• St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St.; 4 p.m. Sunday; Music at St. Paul's Artist Series features organist Jason Farris, assistant university organist at Sewanee: The University of the South, playing works by Dupre, Back, Widor, Grigny and Dethier; reception follows; $10 adults, $5 students; 266-8195 or http://stpaulschatt.org.
• Maranatha Baptist Church, 1701 Hickory Valley Road, has changed its name to LifeSpring Baptist Church and also announced Iglesia Bautista de Chattanooga will begin to meet at the church.
• Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 3319 Hixson Pike; 10:30 a.m. Friday; 10 a.m. registration; monthly meeting of Church Women United celebrates World Community Day, with participants asked to bring canned food for Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
• Origin Church, 7638 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga.; 10 a.m. Sunday; 4-year-old church celebrates grand opening of permanent home; 706-406-4130 or www.theoriginchurch.com.
• Lee University, Conn Center, 1053 Church St. S.E., Cleveland, Tenn.; 7:30 p.m. Sunday; U-Church service for students, alumni and community features Christian singer, songwriter and recording artist Audrey Assad; free and child care available; 614-8347 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ...