Antioch Baptist Church hosts an end of the year community yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 7 a.m. to noon. Everyone is invited to come and sell their items at one of the church's free tables. There will also be a car show, and a free lunch will be served to everyone at noon.

Antioch Baptist Church hosts the sixth annual Gaither Style Choir Singing on Sunday, Sept. 8., from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a mass choir of various singing groups, individual singers and combined church choirs. Participating are Linda Autry (pianist); John Bowman of God’s Not Dead; Homeland Baptist Choir; Tim Moxley of Shady Grove; Wesley Noland and The Providence Bluegrass Trio; North Georgia Baptist Church; Poplar Springs Baptist Choir; Dan Sluder; Janice Steelmon; and Toby Westmoreland and The Mount Carmel Trio. The event emcee is Randy Kendrick, choir director at Antioch Baptist Church.

Bethel AME Church invites the public to its Hour of Power Bible studies on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. followed by Bible study at 6:30 p.m. The church is at 620 Spring St.

• Awana classes begin at Concord Baptist Church in Cohutta on Wednesday at 7 p.m. "Awana is a worldwide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18," according to The church is at 1054 Hopewell Road. For more information or to register, call (706) 694-8618. Transportation is available. The Ignite Youth Group for middle and high school students also meets each Wednesday night. Feel free to attend anytime.

• Do you like to sing and have fellowship with other senior adults? Then the place for you is with the Sounds of Joy. The Sounds of Joy is a senior adult interdenominational singing group sponsored by Dalton First United Methodist Church. The group normally presents four programs a year at various nursing homes and adult care facilities in Dalton and Whitfield County. Rehearsal is each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for one hour in the music suite of Dalton First United Methodist Church. If you like to sing (you don’t have to be good, only enjoy singing), contact Elizabeth at (706) 278-8494.

• The New Horizon meeting at the First Baptist Church of Dalton is Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. The charge is $8 and will be collected at the door. The entertainment is Spatial Effects. Spatial Effects is comprised of Earl Brackin, Tom Brown, David Crawford, Phil Paris, John Pitts and Tim Witt. Please make your reservation by Friday, Aug. 23, by calling the church office at (706) 278-2911.

Free Hope Baptist Church celebrates its 144th anniversary on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. There will be spiritual singing, gospel preaching, a baptism and a supper featuring Southern home cooking. Everyone is invited.

Hopewell Baptist Church has had to cancel its Family and Friends Day program scheduled for Sunday. It will be rescheduled.

• The Hopewell Baptist Church food bank is open on the second Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call (706) 226-5987. The church is at 3527 Airport Road.

New Hope Baptist Church celebrates its 148th Homecoming and church anniversary on Sunday. The Rev. George Beavers and the Oak Hill Baptist Church family are the 2:30 p.m. guests. Everyone is invited. The church is at 900 Roan St.

New Hope Baptist Church hosts a Spiritual Renewal Revival Monday through Wednesday. Steve A. Caudle, the pastor of Greater Second Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, is the guest preacher. Everyone is invited. The church is at 900 Roan St.

Riverbend Church of Christ opens a benevolent house each Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for area residents in need. Individuals can choose from a variety of clothing, shoes, household items and more at no charge. The ministry is in the white house beside the church building at 2218 S. Riverbend Road. To donate items, drop them off during operating hours or leave them on the front porch. Tax receipts are available.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church hosts its Women's Conference 2019 on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme is "I Am Every Woman: Letting Go of the Past and Embracing the Future, Spiritually, Mentally and Physically." Speakers are Jillian Jackson and Kristy Printup. Attendees are encouraged to wear hats and sundresses. Brunch will be served. The church is at 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Smyrna Baptist Church, on Smyrna Church Road south of Chatsworth, hosts Chris Smith, known as the “One-Man Quartet,” at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Pastor Andrew Bowen invites everyone. Smith, who lives in Benton, Tennessee, once sang with The Inspirations and will be accompanied by his son Samuel as instrumentalist. For more information, call (706) 695-5815 or visit

• Christians Under Construction, described as a practical, biblical discussion of Christian living, meets each Friday at 7 p.m. at True Gospel Holiness Church. The facilitator is Elder Randell O’Neal. The church is at 109 S. Henderson St.

• The Women of Destiny Conference is Aug. 30-31 at True Gospel Pentecostal Church. The Friday speaker is Co-Pastor Renae McCluskey from Glorious New Jerusalem Church in Rome, at 7:30 p.m. The Saturday morning speaker is Pastor Melanie Prather from New Covenant Deliverance Temple in Dalton. The church is at 109 Henderson St. Everyone is invited.

• On Tuesday, Whitfield Baptist Church continues “Awesome Preaching in August.” Each Tuesday night in August the church has a special guest preacher and special singing. This Tuesday the guest preacher is Pastor Mike McDaniel from Lexington, North Carolina. The Greer Family from Marietta will provide the special singing. The service begins at 7 p.m. and a nursery will be provided. Whitfield Baptist is at 2134 Dug Gap Road. The pastor, Wayne Cofield, invites everyone.

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