October 27, 2012

Area church news and events

• The Dan Sluder Trio will sing at Agape Baptist Church on Sunday at 5 p.m. The public is invited. The church is at 165 Bettis Road in Chatsworth.

• The Antioch Baptist Church fall festival will be today starting at 4 p.m. Bring your pre-carved pumpkins to enter in the pumpkin carving contest. Everyone is invited to join the church for the food, fun and fellowship. The church is at 1205 Antioch Drive in Dalton. Also, the youth are still selling pumpkins.

• Friends are welcome at the Calvary Baptist Church fellowship hall on the first Saturday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. You don’t have to be a member of the church to attend.

• ChristChurch Presbyterian holds its annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans service Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The theme for this year’s Kirkin’ is “Remembering our Heritage, Celebrating our Future” as ChristChurch celebrates its founding earlier this month. The pipers of the Chattanooga Pipe Band will provide special music during worship, and 40 individual clan tartans will be presented and blessed. If you have an article of clothing with your clan tartan, you are encouraged to wear it. Everyone is invited to worship and to celebrate in this special service with members of ChristChurch and also to stay for dinner on the grounds after the service. ChristChurch Presbyterian is at 510 S. Tibbs Road.

• Church Women United’s “World Community Day” Celebration will be Friday, Nov. 2, at 11:30 a.m. at True Gospel Pentecostal Church, 225 Henderson St. The offices of president and secretary will be elected and officers for 2013 will be installed at this celebration. Geraldine Pero, president, invites everyone.

• Eastside Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Bob Bagley, director of missions for the North Georgia Baptist Association. There will be no Sunday school, and worship service will begin at 11 a.m. A covered dish dinner will be served following the worship service. Evening services will not be held.

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