Bethel A.M.E. 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.

Bridging the Gap Ministries of Dalton Inc. celebrates its pastor Bishop William C. Simpson III during his fourth Pastor's Appreciation on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center, 213 N. Fredrick St. Pastor Jerry Jones of Mountain Ridge Baptist Church in Dalton is the guest speaker. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.

Central Church of Christ holds its annual yard sale on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the church's main building, 515 N. Tibbs Road. The congregation has assembled a large and varied list of items including furniture, toys, tools, clothing (for adults and children), ceramics and other household items. All money collected from the yard sale goes to the church's youth group for a special mission. Next summer, the youth group will travel to Orlando, Florida, to attend a special attraction called "Give Kids the World Village." Yard sale proceeds will go towards food, housing and travel costs.

• The United Methodist Men’s Fellowship of Chatsworth First United Methodist Church holds its annual chicken plate barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Cherokee and Fourth streets in Chatsworth. This year there will be the same great grilled chicken, same larger grills and same fast service. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The "super-secret special sauce" makes this chicken the "Best Grilled Chicken in Murray County," organizers say. The meal includes half a chicken, slaw, beans and bread for $7. Dine in or carry-out. Deliveries can be made for orders of six or more plates. Walk-ins are welcome. Call (706) 695-3211 for information or advanced tickets. Funds raised will be used for charitable works (Murray Community Christmas, Next Step, children’s homes, Salvation Army food closets, Saturday Sacks, United Way, etc.). "We are grateful for all of our community's support over the years. Thank you so much on behalf of the charities you support," the organizers said.

Cedar Valley Church hosts a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. There will be food trucks, vendors, live music, a petting zoo and bounce houses. The church is at 2744 Cleveland Highway.

• 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.

Holly Creek Baptist Church in Chatsworth welcomes Jon Albert with Grand Canyon Ministries on Sunday at 8:30 and 10:55 a.m. and 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Church officials say Albert will share a rich biblical perspective of the landscape and geology of the canyon and its creation. Everyone is welcome.

Holly Creek Baptist Church has its first meeting at its new location at Brown Bridge Ministry Center at 511 Dead End Road in Dalton on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

• 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.

• Homecoming is at Maranatha Baptist Church on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Brother Sam Dillard will bring the message. There will be special singing by The Wilson Family. Pastor Donald Young and the members of Maranatha Baptist Church give you a special invitation to worship with them. The church is at 3155 Highway 225 S. in Chatsworth.

Mountain Ridge Baptist Church celebrates the 15th pastoral anniversary of Jerry Jones on Sunday. At 11 a.m., Pastor Larry Ellington with The Sown Seed Baptist Church in Cartersville will speak. At 3 p.m., Pastor George Beavers with Oak Hill Baptist Church in Summerville will speak. Dinner will be served after the morning service. The public is invited. The church is at 1401 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

• Everyone is welcome to a Holy Ghost outpouring church service at the New Testament Church on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. Evangelist Evelyn Adams will be preaching from Faith Del Ministry. There will also be gospel singing. The church is at 1385 Dawnville Road in Dalton.

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 Baptist Church’s Youth Fall Festival is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with food, games for all ages and vendors. The church is at 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

• 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 Mary Coppage. The church is at 109 S. Henderson St.

• The Christian Women’s Auxiliary of True Gospel Pentecostal Church hosts its annual Prayer Brunch on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. The theme for this year’s program is “With His Stripes We Are Healed.” The guest speaker is Evangelist Mary Whitby of Ebenezer International Pentecostal Church in Macon, where her husband, Elder Walter Whitby, is the pastor. In connection with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there will be remembrance of those who have died, and support, encouragement and celebration for those who are currently in treatment and those who are survivors. The church is at 109 S. Henderson St. The pastor, Bishop Reuben Graham Sr., and Christian Women’s Auxiliary president, Minister Glenda Graham, welcome you to attend.

• The Tunnel Hill United Methodist Women host their annual Bazaar and Yard Sale on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. inside and outside of the Church Fellowship Hall at 121 N. Varnell Road. In addition to yard sale items and some baked goods, breakfast will be available for purchase from 7 to 9 a.m. and lunch (various soups and cornbread) will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tunnel Hill United Methodist Church hosts Trunk or Treat at Harry Griffin Park at 210 G. Vaughn Parkway on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. There will be decorated cars giving out candy. There will also be games, a hay ride, a photo booth and fun for all ages. For more information, call the church office at (706) 673-4022.

Whitfield Baptist Church has its annual Missions Revival on Sunday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. The guest preacher is Jim Roberts Sr. from Six Mile, South Carolina. After pastoring for more than 25 years in Six Mile, Roberts went into full-time missions work preaching around the country and overseas raising awareness to evangelize the world. There will also be many missionaries who will present their burden for the field that God has called them to go and minister. Missionaries that are going to Chile, Indonesia Peru, Taiwan and West Africa will present their burden, according to Pastor Wayne Cofield. The church is at 2134 Dug Gap Road and a nursery will be available for every service. Cofield invites everyone.

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