Area churches have announced the following special events. To add yours to this listing, email email@example.com with “Church Events” in the subject line. Also see our listings for other types of events, including calendar of events (general interest).
ARISE2Read training: 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at Bellevue Baptist Church, 2000 Appling Rd, Cordova. Volunteers will be trained to tutor children one hour a week (during school hours) in a simple sight word program called Team Read. Enter through West Lobby. Register at arise2read.org. Hosted by ARISE2Read, a partnership of evangelical churches and businesses with local school districts to strengthen second-grade students and enable them to enter third grade reading on grade level.
2018 One Less Orphan 5K: 8 a.m. Nov. 10, beginning and ending at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N. Germantown Pkwy., Bartlett. Sixth annual event will raise awareness of orphans’ needs in the Mid-South. Event benefits Safe Families for Children (a crisis support organization) and the Faith Orphan Ministry. Cost: $30 fee through Nov. 2. Registration: runsignup.com/Race/TN/Bartlett/1Orphan5K.
Faith’s Missions Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 in the gym of Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N. Germantown Pkwy., Bartlett. Featuring large variety of vendors. Proceeds support the Faith On Mission offering. Details: myfaithbaptist.org/upcoming-events.
Expungement Clinic: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 10 at Riverside Missionary Baptist Church (The River), 3560 S. 3rd St., Memphis. Designed to answer questions about criminal record expungements in Shelby County. Hosted by Just City and C.L.I.M.B. (a workforce and economic development program of Riverside). Details: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Amber Covington at (901) 646-1342. Also see justcity.org.
Mom Daughter Craft Night (A Night Under the Star): Nov. 30 at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N. Germantown Pkwy., Bartlett. Features creation of a Nativity scene and receiving an advent calendar to work through during the days before Christmas. Event time and details to be announced. Check for updates at myfaithbaptist.org/upcoming-events/.
Blood pressure screenings: Nov. 17 after the 4:30 p.m. Mass and Nov. 18 after 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. masses, in the Hospitality Room of St. Ann Catholic Church, 6529 Stage Road, Bartlett.
Young at Heart: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Trinity Hall, St. Ann Catholic Church, 6529 Stage Road, Bartlett. Featuring Uno night and a catered dinner (turkey and dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls and dessert) for $10. RSVP to Linda at (901) 377-3426 by Nov. 12.
Thanksgiving Feast & Clothes Giveaway: 10 a.m. Nov. 22 at Cathedral of Faith Community Church, 2212 Jackson Ave., Memphis. Volunteers welcome; donations accepted. Bring bags for clothes. Details: (901) 327-1616.
NAMI Memphis 4th Annual Prayer Breakfast: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis. Cost: tickets, $40; vendors, $75. Topic: “Bridging the Gap Between Stigma and Awareness,” presented by the Memphis office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Details: Contact Veronique Black at (901) 725-0305 or email@example.com.
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.