Youth And Family Dinner At Church Of Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A youth and families dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, in Talbird Hall at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 211 Franklin Road, Lookout Mountain. The church will provide fried chicken and drinks and those attending are to bring a favorite side dish. The program will be about youth scheduling for the spring and summer.

The Rev. Janice Robbins will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services.

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