Thrivent Builds With Habitat For Humanity To Benefit From Thrivent Financial With Benefit Concert

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Members from the Southeast Tennessee/Northwest Georgia Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans are hosting a benefit concert to help Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga, to raise funds to build a home this summer to provide affordable, decent housing for a family in need in our community. The activity will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts School Auditorium, 1301 Dallas Road in North Chattanooga. 

The concert features the band “More Like Me” composed of Thrivent members, the three Roberts brothers, 14, who play bass, guitar, drums, write original material, and sing lead and harmony vocals in a pop/rock style. The band produced their first CD last year and has played at venues in Nashville and Chattanooga, including Chattanooga’s popular 2012 Nightfall Concert Series.

Special guests include Makala and the Man Band and Doc Holladay.

Makala can be found on usual Sunday mornings at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church leading its praise worship band.  Her band will be playing Christian/Pop songs.

Doc Holladay is not an ordinary eye doctor. While maintaining a full time optometry practice, he has also become one of the most talked about and in demand new songwriters in Nashville.  Voted as one of the top three singer/songwriters in the 2012 Nashville Scene, he can regularly be found working with some of the world’s best hit songwriters, rising country and pop stars, and members of legendary rock groups. He will be performing a few songs with More Like Me that he has written with them.

Everyone in the surrounding community is invited to come to the concert and help support the benefit.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, or $25 per family. They can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling the event chairperson, Elaine Burns at 423 236-4660.

Through its chapter programs, Thrivent Financial members come together in service to help their communities and congregations. Members are able to use Thrivent Financial dollars to add to the funds raised at an activity or to purchase materials for service projects, while energizing other members and volunteers to provide help that otherwise would not be available.

“This project is just one example of the real difference we’re making in people’s lives,” said Ms. Burns. 

All Thrivent Financial members belong to a local organization—most often a chapter—that provides a way for them to give back to their communities, congregations and causes they care about through charitable activities, as well as connect with one another for social and educational events.

Anyone can join in volunteer and educational activities hosted by Thrivent Financial. To connect with the Southeast Tennessee/Northwesst Georgia Chapter of Thrivent Financial, call President, Allen Stephens at 423 596-5266 or  To find other area Thrivent chapters, visit the chapter locator at or call 800 236-3736.



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