Antioch Baptist Church hosts an end of the year community yard sale on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Everyone is invited to 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 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 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.

• 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.

Fellowship Baptist Church has a Homecoming service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 3323 Crider Road in Rocky Face. Everyone is invited.

Hopewell Baptist Church celebrates Pastor Windell and first lady Cynthia Smith's 14 years of pastoral service on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The 11 a.m. guest is Minister Calvin Watters of Bethesda Baptist Church in Plainville. The 3 p.m. guests are Pastor Melanie Prather and the New Covenant Deliverance Church family. A fellowship meal will be served after the morning worship service. Everyone is invited. The church is at 3527 Airport Road. Contact Minister Shannon Ray at (706) 483-3862 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.

The Rev. Ronnie Nix holds a Holy Ghost tent revival Sunday through Sept. 20 next to the North Georgia Fairgrounds at 7 nightly. Everyone is invited.

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.

• Since 1901 Smyrna Baptist Church has been ministering to residents in south Murray County. The congregation will celebrate its 118th anniversary with Homecoming services on Sunday, Sept. 15, but a number of special things are going on during the month. On Sunday, the Rev. Kenny Wells comes "home" to bring the morning message. Wells grew up at Smyrna and now is an associate pastor in Macon. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. on Homecoming Sunday. The service will open with favorite songs spanning several decades and remarks from the Rev. Bob Bagley and Pastor Andrew Bowen centered around the theme "Smyrna," "Baptist," "Church." The traditional Homecoming meal is planned for after the service. All members, former members and pastors, and prospective members are invited. Smyrna hosts Hope for the Hungry on Monday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Smyrna hosts the Murray County Singing Convention at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. Members of the congregation support associational mission programs and this year will be prayer walking at Pleasant Valley Innovative Academy in Eton each week. For more information, call (706) 695-5815 or visit the church website. The church is on Smyrna Church Road south of Chatsworth.

• Champions Sunday is Sunday at 10:55 a.m. at Spring Place Baptist Church. The special guest is Tim Worley, who played college football at the University of Georgia and for the Steelers and Bears in the NFL. Church officials say Worley is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ who has a "powerful message about life beyond the football field." Everyone is invited. The church is at 441 Highway 225 South in Chatsworth.

• A workshop on "Immigrants in Our Backyard" is on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Themes will be "a theological perspective, legal aspects, a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) experience and immigrants beyond our borders." The workshop is organized by the North Georgia Conference. The church is at 901 Veterans Drive in Dalton.

• 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 has free coats, jackets and various outerwear items, both new and used, available for children on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until they are gone at the church at 1474 Mineral Springs Road. Parents are asked to accompany children/students for fitting so there is no waste.

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