Church events

Area churches have announced the following special events. To add yours to this listing, email with “Church Events” in the subject line. Also see our listings for other types of events, including calendar of events (general interest) and camps.

bex-2018-03-22-church-events-logo-275pxArea churches have announced the following special events. To add yours to this listing, email it to no later than noon Friday the week before desired publication, and put “church events” in the subject of the email. 

BE-longing, Connecting God’s Way: Now through Sept. 30 at Germantown Presbyterian Church, 2363 S. Germantown Road, Germantown. This message series aims to offer the meaning in God and God’s Word, which transcend today’s division, destruction and anxiety. See the first message online at Services: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays. Details: Visit or call (901) 754-5195.

CommUNITY Days: Sept. 1-3 and 8-9 at various times/locations in Memphis. More than 60 congregations across Shelby County will partner on projects to benefit the community and help make everyone better neighbors. Designed by MIFA as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations. Details:

New pastor’s first service: Sept. 2 at Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3427 Appling Road, Bartlett. The Rev. Dr. Jay Earheart-Brown, 57, will lead his first services for the church. He served on the faculty of Memphis Theological Seminary for 21 years, including serving as president for the past 13 and one-half years. Earheart-Brown said, “I am delighted to be returning to pastoral ministry and honored to serve such a warm, mission-minded church as Faith CPC.” Sunday Services: 8:45 a.m. (praise band led) and 11 a.m. (traditional), with Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. Details:

ACEs Summit, Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at The House Memphis Church, 3683 Austin Peay Highway, Memphis. Goal: Free education on trauma and trauma response for the “7Ps” in the community (parents, pastors, principals, police, politicians, proprietors and partners). Hosted by the church and Rotary-Family Youth Iniative in partnership with the University of Memphis School of Social Work and Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Details: Contact Pastor Charlie Caswell Jr. at or (901) 236-4604.

Women’s Bible Study Fellowship: 9:15 a.m. Sept. 12 at Faith Baptist Church, 3755 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett. Topic: “People of the Promised Land, Part 1,” the story of how God worked with His people from Joshua through Solomon. Children (infants through high-school age) are welcome; register children in advance. Registration or more info: Michele Turney at or (901) 830-0049.

Legacy Day: 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at MIFA headquarters, 910 Vance Ave., Memphis. Includes unveiling of a historical marker.

Metanoia House: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in Schaeffer Memorial Chapel, 7887 Poplar Ave., Germantown (on the grounds of Kingsway Christian Church, next to Whole Foods). This new confidential faith circle, announced by Epiphany Lutheran Church, is for those who struggle to cope with their own addiction or that of a loved one, friend or colleague. Group will meet twice monthly on Friday evenings. People of all faiths are welcome; designed for ages 18 and older. Event includes prayer, Scripture, poetry, music and sharing of concerns. “Metanoia” means “to turn around” in Greek.

MIFA’s 50th anniversary celebration: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Epiphany Community Garden, located at the corner of Wolf River Boulevard and Bray Station Road in Collierville. Event will focus on working in the charity garden. For five days in September, people of all faiths and backgrounds from more than 60 faith groups across Shelby County – including volunteers from the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), Epiphany Lutheran Church and St. Andrews Episcopal Chapel – will partner on more than 25 such shared projects to benefit and unify the community. Attendees can also build a mason bee house to take home, along with instructions on where to place the bee house in their own yard or garden for best results. Epiphany will provide bottled water and snacks to all volunteers. Attendees will also get cake and a free MIFA50 T-shirt.

Zoe Conference: Sept. 20-22 at the Life Church-Houston Levee, 650 Houston Hill Road, Eads. This event is designed to place value on women and create an environment where they can encounter God and grow in strength, friendship and purpose. Details:

Anxiety lecture (in Spanish only): 6-7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Community Room at Crosstown Concourse, Memphis. Presented by Dr. Elena Delavega, Ph.D., MSW, associate professor at the University of Memphis. Free event; recommended for adults only.

MLH Sunday: Sept. 30 in the Mid-South. As part of its Centennial Celebration, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare invites all congregations to celebrate MLH Sunday. Worship materials, bulletins and posters are available at

Golden Gala: 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at Hilton Memphis, 393 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis. Honors MIFA’s past and future in its 50th anniversary year. Features a seated dinner, live music and inspirational presentations. Details:

St. Ann Fall Fest: Oct. 19-20 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 6529 Stage Road, Bartlett. Featuring an Italian dinner, silent and live auction, golf tournament, corn hole tournament, car giveaway ($5 tickets), Oglesbyland (carnival rides and attractions) vendor fair, main stage entertainment, food truck fair, chili cook-off and the “Live on the Field with 5th Kind” concert. Benefits both the church and school. Details: