August 9, 2013

Area church news and events

DALTON — • Antioch Baptist Church invites the public Sunday at 5 p.m. for singing with the Appointed Quartet from Tunnel Hill. The church is at 1205 Antioch Drive in Dalton.

• Registration has begun for Carpet Capital/First Baptist Fall Soccer for ages 4-9 and will continue until the league is full. Forms are available in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church. The cost is $60 for U6 (ages 4 and 5) and $80 for U8 and U10 (ages 6-9). Checks are payable to Carpet Capital Soccer. The fall season practices begin Aug. 19-26.

• There will be a homecoming service at City View Church of God at 3688 Chatsworth Highway in Dalton on Sunday at 11 a.m. Guest is soloist Bonita Eileen. Pastor Gerald Foster invites everyone.

• Fellowship Baptist Church of Rocky Face will host the music group Lakeside on Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service. The church is at 3323 Crider Road. Pastor Chuck Harmon and the FBC fellowship invite everyone.

• Free Hope Baptist Church, at 4176 Highway 76 in Chatsworth, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 18, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Dennis Self, pastor, will be the speaker. Singers will be the Dan Sluder Trio. A nursery will be provided. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall following the service. There will be no evening service. Self invites everyone. For more information, call (706) 695-3717. The church will hold revival Aug. 25-28. Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., with the remaining services at 7 p.m. Music will be provided each night. The guest speaker will be Ron E. Lynch of Life Out of Death Ministries ( Self invites everyone to the revival also. For more information, call (706) 695-3717.

• Gethsemane Baptist Church on Mitchell Bridge Road will be in revival Sunday through Friday. Times are Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday at 7:30 p.m. Keith Deal will be preaching nightly. Pastor Mitchell McDougle invites everyone.

• Gospel Light Tabernacle at 804 Sheridan Ave. in Dalton welcomes Greg Garner to its Sunday evening service. He will preach in the 6 p.m. service. Service times are Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., morning worship at 11 and evening worship at 6.

• There is gospel singing at 19 Melissa Court in Chatsworth starting at 7 p.m. every Friday. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (706) 271-2537.

• Greater St. James Overcoming Church of God celebrates its 82nd homecoming on Sunday at 2 p.m. Special guests are Stephen Thomas and Community Fellowship Church. Dinner will be served after the morning service. The revival is Tuesday through Thursday with the Rev. James Washington Jr., pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Calhoun. Services begin nightly at 7. Everyone is invited. 

• The Covenants will sing at Harmony Baptist Church on Lower Dawnville Road in Dalton on Sunday at 11 a.m. Pastor Billy Willis welcomes everybody.

• On Sunday, Aug. 18, Hopewell Baptist Church, on Airport Road, will celebrate Family and Friends Day. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Brother Greg Ludy, and the 3 p.m. guests will be Pastor Gerald Guinn and the Love Fellowship Church family of Chattanooga. Pastor Windell Smith invites everyone to a fellowship meal after the morning worship service.

• There will be homecoming services at Little Prospect Baptist Church on Sunday. There will be no Sunday school and services will start at 10:30 a.m. The Wilson Family singers will perform and lunch will follow in the fellowship hall. The church is on Highway 2, east of Prater’s Mill in Whitfield County. Pastor Johnny Payne invites everyone.

• The public is invited to join members and friends of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 24, for an evening of dinner and gospel music. Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30, with gospel music at 7. Tickets are $10 each for adults; $5 for children. The menu is grilled chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, salad and dessert (carryouts available). Gospel music is provided by three groups: Bond Servants, Four By Grace and The Hullenders. Proceeds will be used to cover expenses for the church’s Christmas program, “A Walk Through Bethlehem.” The evening of dinner and gospel music is a family event. Nursery provided. Tickets are available at the church during regular office hours. For more information, call (706) 673-4666.

• Mountain Ridge Baptist Church will celebrate its 145th church anniversary on Sunday with special guests Greater Friendly Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Fla. The Rev. Jarvis Bracy of Greater Friendly Baptist Church will be the morning speaker at 11. Dinner will be served immediately after the morning service. The church is at 1401 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Dalton.

• New Hope Baptist Church is sponsoring “The Good News” poetry slam and jazz cafe event on Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Creative Arts Guild. There will be live musical entertainment, dinner, “open mic” time and a dance floor. General admission is $15, admission for students with ID is $10. Pre-sale tickets are available; call Karla Scaife at (423) 331-3201.

• At New Life Baptist Church on Old Grade Road in Dalton, the vacation Bible school theme continues on Wednesday of each week in August at 7 p.m. as the cowboys and cowgirls “Round Up the Sin Gang.” Today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the clothes closet will be open. Anyone in need is welcome. On Sunday at 11 a.m., Brother Raymond English will preach, with Brother Joshua Spence preaching at the 5:30 p.m. service. On Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Ladies Missionary Fellowship will meet with Jean Bailey as speaker. On Wednesday at 7 p.m., Brother Matt Higdon will direct the service.

• Oliver’s Barn hosts a gospel singing every Friday at 6 p.m. The barn is at 2144 Waring Road in Dalton. For information or directions, call Christina Oliver at (706) 618-1807. There is no cost to attend. Everyone is welcome.

• Riverbend Church of Christ operates a benevolence house for the public of northwest Georgia. The church’s goal is to assist families in need by offering necessities such as clothing (men, women and children), shoes and household items. Services are free and available to anyone in need. It is in the small white house just south of the church building at 2218 S. Riverbend Road in Dalton. The house is open every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; other times must be by appointment. For more information, call Barbara Brooks at (706) 277-3719 or the church office at (706) 226-0819. All donations from the community are appreciated.

• Shining Light Baptist Church is having homecoming on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Welcome Valley Boys will sing and Pastor Allen Self will preach. The church is on the corner of Chestnut and Fifth Avenue in Chatsworth, near Regions bank.

• Sunday is second Sunday, back to school potluck and blessing of backpacks at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. During the 10 a.m. service the Rev. Pat Grace will bless the backpacks brought in by students. Also during the 10 a.m. service there will be an opportunity to help St. Mark’s preschool replace books that need to be replaced. If you have questions regarding the book drive you may call Ellen Andersen, director of St. Mark’s preschool, at (706) 278-8857. Back to school potluck will follow the 10 a.m. service in the parish hall. The community is invited to attend this service and all services at the church, which is at 901 W. Emery St. in Dalton.

• Jeff Stice, 6-time Southern Gospel Musician of the Year, will be in concert on Friday at 7 p.m. at Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church, 121 N. Varnell Road. An appreciation/love offering will be taken.

• Whitfield Baptist will continue its annual “Awesome Preaching in August” series this Tuesday with Terry Ellis, president of the Rock of Ages Prison Ministry headquartered in Cleveland, Tenn. Ellis is a member of Dogwood Valley Baptist Church in Tunnel Hill. The service begins at 7 p.m. There will be music and a nursery will be available. Pastor Wayne Cofield invites everyone. Whitfield Baptist is at 2134 Dug Gap Road, 2.5 miles south of Walnut Avenue.