DALTON — • 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.