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.

• Enjoy an evening of live music at the Coffee House Songwriter night at Common Ground Coffee Shop at ChristChurch Presbyterian on Monday at 6:30 p.m. There will be stories and songs from Tristan Gentry, Jason Hundley and Jon Mullins. The church is at 510 S. Tibbs Road. For more information, call the church office at (706) 529-2911.

• 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.

Hopewell Baptist Church celebrates its annual Family and Friends Day program on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The 11 a.m. guest is Pastor Erma Raymond of Dalton. The 3 p.m. guests are from Hopewell family chosen to take a pastoral position at their current church: Patricia Gross, Grace Fellowship; Pastor Wade Broome, Piney Grove, Chatsworth; Pastor James Washington Jr., Friendship Baptist, Calhoun; along with their congregation. Refreshments will be served after the morning worship service. Pastor Windell L. Smith invites the community to be a part of this special celebration. The church is at 3527 Airport Road. Contact Smith at (706) 537-6647 for more information.

• 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.

House of Prayer holds vacation Bible School today through Sunday nightly from 6 to 8. The theme is “Farm, Fresh, Faith: God’s Faithfulness to Joseph.” The church is at 626 Jinkins Road in Chatsworth. For more information, contact Holly Bullock at (706) 581-6930.

Liberty Baptist Church observes Pastor Charles D. Catchings’ third anniversary on Sunday. Minister Ben Phillips is the 11 a.m. guest speaker. The Rev. Randy Livsey and The Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Cartersville are the 3:30 p.m. guests. The Pastor’s Aide Committee invites everyone. The church is at 504 Pentz St.

• The New Harvest Church of Ministries celebrates its 88th Homecoming on Sunday. Pastor Bishop Nicky Paul Starling gives the 10:30 Sunday morning message. Guests at 2:30 p.m. are the Rev. Ronald Tucker and the Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church of Chattanooga. Dinner will be served from 12:45 until 2:15 p.m. Revival is Thursday and Friday, Aug. 15-16, at 7 each night. The guest is Chief Apostle William McPhaul, the president of Bible Institutes of America and pastor of New Beginnings Church of Radford, North Carolina. Everyone is invited.

New Hope Baptist Church celebrates its 148th Homecoming and church anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 18. 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 Aug. 19-21. 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.

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, Aug. 18. 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

• 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.

• 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.

• On Tuesday, Whitfield Baptist Church continues “Awesome Preaching in August." Every Tuesday night in August the church has a special guest preacher and special singing. This Tuesday the guest preacher is Joe Arthur from Jonesboro and The Morrison Sisters from Resaca 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. Pastor Wayne Cofield invites everyone.

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