February 23, 2013

Area church news and events

• Antioch Baptist Church’s 3rd Annual Wild Game Banquet is today at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Jordan Family and the Providence Ministry Men’s Choir will sing Sunday at 5 p.m. The church is at 1205 Antioch Drive in Dalton. Pastor Donald Cantrell invites everyone.

• Bethel AME Church, established in 1868, will host its 145th church anniversary on Sunday beginning at noon with Presiding Elder David Rhone as speaker. Pastor Erma Raymond and the congregation invite the public. The church is at 620 Spring St. Dinner will be served.

• 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.

• A singing to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church in Dalton. Featured groups are The Greesons of Chickamauga and the Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church Choir. The church is at 2550 S. Dalton Bypass.

• Fellowship Bible Church (www.FellowshipBibleChurch.info) will offer an eight-week course from The Way of the Master during the Sunday school hour (9:15 to 10:10 a.m.) beginning Sunday. Child care is provided. The church is at 2044 Dug Gap Road in Dalton. The phone number is (706) 278-6269.

• First Kids indoor spring soccer has started registration for ages 4-9 at the First Baptist Family Life Center. Cost is $20 for ages 4-5 and $35 for ages 6-9. Shorts and socks can be ordered for an additional $10 if needed.

• Sally Burran leads a discussion on religious paintings depicting the life, death and resurrection of Christ in a special Lenten series at First Presbyterian Church each Sunday through Easter. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. followed by fellowship time at 10 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. The congregation of First Presbyterian Church meets Sundays at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 S. Tibbs Road.

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