Church news

bex-2018-03-22-church-events-logo-275pxArea churches have announced the following special events. To add yours to this listing, email carolyn.bahm@journalinc.com with “Church Events” in the subject line; deadline is noon Friday preceding the week of desired publication. Also see our listings for other types of events, including calendar of events (general interest).

Heritage Baptist Church hires new pastor

Richard Sevilla, a senior pursuing a master of divinity degree at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., was hired before graduation as a pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Cordova.

Germantown Presbyterian to offer organ and flute concert

Dr. Alex Benford is teaming with special guest and Memphis native Dr. Brittney Patterson to present an organ and flute concert at Germantown Presbyterian Church. The concert will be at 7 p.m. May 10 in the GPC sanctuary, and it is free and open to the public.

Benford and Patterson began playing together five years ago as doctoral students at the University of Alabama, and their musical collaboration bears the marks of their friendship: Historically informed, fun, warm and whimsical.

The program will include works by J. S. Bach, Johann Ludwig Krebs, William Grant Still, Louis Vierne and Naji Hakim, with a nod to George Gershwin.

The church is at 2363 S. Germantown Road, Germantown. For more information, visit germantownpres.org or call (901) 754-5195.

Recurring events

Walking Bible study: Noon each Wednesday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel on the first floor of Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis. Lead by Pastor Byron Fitchpatric. Wear walking shoes.

Chapel and contemplative break: Noon every Thursday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel on the first floor of Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis.

Jummah prayer: 1 p.m. every Friday in the Church Health Meditation Chapel on the first floor of Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis.