• Faith Silver Circle, a ministry of Faith Worship Center, organizes a bench raffle. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased through [email protected] If you are purchasing tickets through Venmo, please call the church at (706) 695-6866 and leave a message for Joanie Calabretta and your phone number will be put on your tickets. You can also purchase tickets from Mary Weaver at (706) 260-0344 or Joanie Calabretta at (706) 889-9931 and they will schedule a time to meet. You can also send a check to the Faith Worship Center, PO Box 638, Chatsworth, GA, 30705. The draw will take place on Saturday, September 10 at the Faith Worship Center, 189 Hyden Tyler Road in Chatsworth. There will also be a free movie night and hot dogs and concessions will be sold. Everyone is invited.
• Five Springs United Methodist Church (2823 Five Springs Road) celebrates Homecoming on Sunday, September 18 at 10:30 a.m. Les Connell, a former pastor of the church, is the guest speaker. A covered flat lunch follows the service. Everyone is invited.
• The pantry at Five Springs United Methodist Church (2823 Five Springs Road) is open the first and third Tuesdays of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and serves in the Trading Room.
• The Hopewell Baptist Church The family celebrates and honors its Pastor Windell Smith and First Lady Cynthia Smith for their dedicated service for 17 years on Sunday, September 17. Special guests for the 11 a.m. services are Bishop William Simpson and the family of Bridging the Gap Church. Special guests for the 3 p.m. services are Pastor Kenneth Brown and the family of Galilee Baptist Church of Cedartown. A convivial meal will be served after morning services. The church is at 3527 Airport Road. Everyone is invited to attend this special occasion.
• Riverbend Christ Church opens a charity house every Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for neighborhood residents in need. Individuals can choose from a variety of clothing, footwear, household items and more for free. The ministry is in the White House next to the church building at 2218 S. Riverbend Road.
• St. Mark’s Episcopal Church901 W. Emery St., offers several Christian educational opportunities and events:
– Holy Eucharist and Devotion for Royal Oaks residents are Thursdays at 10:15 a.m.
— Bible study led by Reverend Rick Tiff is Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
— Services of the Holy Eucharist are on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
— Sunday school is held at 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. in the parish hall.
— “Strength In Stillness: A Service of Prayer and Meditation” is Sundays at 4 p.m.
– For weekly online Christian education classes, visit St. Mark’s Facebook page or YouTube at St. Mark’s Episcopal Dalton Ga Vlogs.
• The Varnell United Methodist Church the pantry hosts a drive-thru every first and third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
• Baptist of Whitfield “Awesome Preaching in August” concludes Tuesday at 7 p.m. with guest preacher Kenny Kuykendall, pastor of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Lawrenceville. In addition, Calhoun’s Philadelphia Baptist Christian School Choir provides the special singing. This 65-voice choir is made up of students in grades one through twelve under the direction of Pastor Tim McCulley and school administrator Will Allen. Whitfield Baptist is at 2134 Dug Gap Road. Pastor Wayne Cofield invites everyone. A daycare is available.