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 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.

4th Annual Keyboards At Christmas Offered At Brainerd Baptist Church

The fourth annual Keyboards At Christmas will be offered on  Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.  and  Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. at the  Brainerd Baptist Church sanctuary. Using six grand pianos, a pipe organ, and more than a  dozen pianists, Keyboards at Christmas is a celebration  of the birth of Christ featuring traditional sacred Christmas  ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Caffeine, Coffee Cups And Christmas

So, here we are on the cusp of the Christmas season, and Starbucks is providing coffee cups in traditional red and green, but with nary a snowflake, reindeer, snowman, Santa Claus or Christmas tree. A stark red cup featuring nothing but the famous Starbucks logo in green. We all knew that in these days of “happy holidays,” this famous purveyor of all things espresso and latte ... (click for more)

Man Shot And Killed In Alton Park On Tuesday Night

A man was shot and killed in Alton Park on Tuesday night. The incident happened in the 3800 block of Highland Avenue. Chattanooga Police initially said they had no suspects. Police chaplains were on the scene to try to comfort the grieving family. The incident happened around 6 p.m.  (click for more)

Judge Denies Motion By Walker County To Delay Closing Of Hutcheson Hospital

A bankruptcy judge in Atlanta on Tuesday denied a motion by Walker County, Ga., is asking a delay in closing Hutcheson Medical Center and laying off employees. Judge Paul Bonapfel said he appreciated the position of Walker County, but he said he would not interfere with the business decision made by the trustees appointed to operate the Fort Oglethorpe hospital. He also said ... (click for more)

A Thankful List

David Jeremiah said it best, that we have a tendency to concentrate on the things we don’t have rather than what God has already blessed us with.  Perhaps, he said, it is because there is not enough parchment available in this world to record all God’s bountiful blessings should we try to list them. This Thanksgiving let us gather our family close to us, whisper a prayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Don’t Mess With ‘Skunk’

One year ago today riots broke out anew in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury refused to indict Darren Wilson, a white 28-year-old police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old, Michael Brown. The altercation took place on Aug. 9, and video cameras later showed the black teenager robbing a store and assaulting the shopkeeper. After the unarmed Brown was shot, for ... (click for more)