• The Antioch Baptist Church Teens host a cornhole tournament at Antioch Baptist Church on Saturday, July 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $40 per team (teams of two people only). Participants are asked to bring their boards. First, second and third places will receive cash prizes. All money raised will benefit Antioch Baptist youth. Concessions will be available. The tournament will be held rain or shine. For more information, call (404) 786-3170. The church is at 1205 Antioch Drive in Dalton.

Antioch Baptist Church has vacation Bible school July 22-26 from 7 to 9 p.m. for ages 3-17. The theme is "In the Wild! Amazing Encounters with Jesus!" For information or a ride, call (706) 278-1305. The church is at 1205 Antioch Drive in Dalton.

Bethel AME Church invites the public to its Hour of Power Bible studies on Wednesday at noon. There will also be Wednesday evening Bible studies at 6. The church is at 620 Spring St. in Dalton.

Calvary Baptist Church has vacation Bible school July 14-19 from 6 to 9 nightly. It is open to children ages 3 through grade 12. The theme is "In the Wild." Adults may participate in Bible study. For more information, call (706) 618-8438 or visit calvarydalton.com.

• 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.

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church will observe its 131st Homecoming and Church Anniversary on Sunday, July 14. Minister Tom Hall will be the 11 a.m. speaker, and Jerry L. Jones and the Mountain Ridge Baptist Church will be the 3 p.m. guests. On Monday, July 15, the church's five-night Power Revival will begin with various speakers each night beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited. The church is at 504 Pentz St.

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will host its annual vacation Bible school July 8-12 from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme is "ROAR, Life is Wild, God is Good." Children will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play games and experience Bible adventures. A light supper will be served. The church is at 2701 Cleveland Highway in Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-3141.

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.

• 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.

Valley Brook Church of God holds a school backpack giveaway on Saturday, July 20, in the parking lot between Walgreens and Bruster's Real Ice Cream on Dug Gap Road. Church members will hand out school backpacks filled with supplies and other items to school-aged children from low-income families. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until all of the backpacks are gone.

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