World Thank Day will be observed by the United Methodist Women at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., on Tuesday, meeting at 11 a.m. in the Oak Street Center. The theme will be "Testimony of Thankfulness," with Mrs. Lisa Black as speaker. Lunch, by reservation, is $7.50. Call Peggy Wilkerson at 875-6032 for reservations.
Dr. Verbie Prevost, Connor Professor of American Literature at UTC, will present a three-session series on Flannery O'Connor's short stories at Prime Time Wednesday. Dinner is at 5:15 p.m., and class at 6 p.m. The story for this session will be "Revelation." To make reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 756-2021, ext. 3123.
Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. sanctuary services on Sunday, on "A Pattern of Generosity," with Mark 12:38-44 as text. The Rev. Brian Davis will speak at 10:45 a.m. in The Vine on "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is," with Mark 10:17-24 as text.