• Cohutta First Baptist Church, 103 King St., Cohutta, Ga.; begins Monday; Run for God Bible study offers parallels of faith and endurance while teaching participants on how to run a 5K, 10K or half marathon; 706-694-8321; also, Salem Baptist Church, 1448 Pleasant Grove Drive NE, Dalton, Ga., Tuesday, 706-259-7045; Grove Level Baptist Church, 2802 Cleveland Highway, Dalton, Ga., Wednesday, 706-259-8519; Holly Creek Baptist Church, 422 Holly Creek Cool Springs Road, Chatsworth, Ga., Wednesday, 706-695-8522; and Varnell United Methodist Church, 3485 Highway 2, Cohutta, Ga., Sunday, Jan. 12, 706-694-8023.
• Calvary Chapel, 3415 S. Broad St.; 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11; information/registration session for Dave Ramsey’s nine-week Financial Peace University classes; 752-0004.
• Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, 4586 Forsythia Way, Ooltewah; 8 a.m. Monday; interdenominational East Hamilton Ministerial Association welcomes new members to free monthly pastors gathering (breakfast $5); email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center, 916 Convent Road NE, Cullman, Ala.; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CST Saturday, Jan. 11; workshop/retreat on Gospel of Matthew led by Sister Elisabeth Meadows; $30 (includes lunch); 256-734-8302 or email email@example.com.
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 ...