August 9, 2013

Area church news and events


DALTON — • 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.

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