World Thank Day At First-Centenary United Methodist

Thursday, November 8, 2012

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 foodrsvp@fcumc.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.


United Methodist Men Hold Several Events This Weekend

United Methodist Men will hold several events this weekend:  UMM prayer breakfast will be  Saturday , at 9  a.m.  with James Warren Cross as the speaker.  During  Sunday 's 11 a.m. service,  the Hon. Rev. Judge John McClarty will preach on "Break Every Chain".  The weekend will culminate at  5 p.m.  on  Sunday ... (click for more)

St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Holds Youth And Young Adult Day This Sunday

St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Youth and Young Adult Day Ministry on  June 14 during the 11 a.m.  worship service.  The guest speaker will be Minister Ron Jones of Abba’s House and the guest soloist will be Zapouria and Sharon Wadley.  The college and high school graduates along with other youth will be recognized for their accomplishments ... (click for more)

EPB Seeks 3.5% Rate Increase; First Since 2011

EPB on Friday morning asked its board of directors to consider a 3.5 percent rate increase to monthly electric power charges for customers, effective July 1. The board is set to vote on the measure in June. For residential customers who use 1,000 kWh of electric power in a month, this adjustment will reflect an increase of about $3.50 on their monthly bills. The 3.5 percent ... (click for more)

New CARTA Service To Enterprise South Industrial Park Has "Medium" Success So Far

CARTA officials said its new bus service from downtown to the Enterprise South Industrial Park is meeting with "medium" success thus far. Lisa Maragnano, executive director, said there have been 313 riders on the routes that began at the first of the month. That includes 241 getting aboard downtown in the early morning and 72 riding from Enterprise South in the afternoon. ... (click for more)

Don't Make A Mockery Of Memorial Day

We're told Memorial Day is the day to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in order that we, as Americans and others around the world, might live free, unshackled (invisible or otherwise) and without oppression. But how is that so when so many in America continue to be denied those freedoms? Others whose family and friends made the ultimate sacrifice? Their surviving families ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Chincoteague Mourns ‘Dude’

In the span of a person’s life, there are some things that simply can’t be explained to be totally understood. And of all the spectacles I have ever personally witnessed, one of the best is that day in late July when they “pen the ponies” at Chincoteague Island, Va. I’m serious. Over 50,000 people watch every year as volunteer “Saltwater Cowboys” swim the wild ponies to the mainland ... (click for more)