Lee University School Of Music And School Of Religion Present “Lessons & Carols”

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Lee University School of Music and School of Religion will jointly present “Lessons & Carols” on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lee University Chapel. The program will consist of nine scriptural readings relating to the birth of Christ, interspersed with appropriate Christmas carols. 

Musical selections will be performed by the Lee University Chorale, conducted by Dean of the School of Music William R. Green. Chorale will also lead congregational singing of traditional carols.

Readings will include scripture texts relating to the birth of Jesus, as well as prayers and texts either written or selected by Dean of the School of Religion Terry Cross. The selections will be read by faculty and staff members from the School of Religion. 

“Lessons & Carols combines the Word of God with music,” Green said. “The two mediums partner to tell the story of Christ.”

Musical highlights of the program include traditional Christmas favorites such as “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “The First Noel,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “O Come O Come Emmanuel,” as well as Chorale’s performances of “Estampie Natalis” and “The Shepherd’s Farewell” and organ performances by Matthew Krepps, associate professor of chemistry. 

“This evening is not a concert so much as it is a collaboration of text, both read and sung,” Green said. “Every person in attendance has the opportunity to participate in the singing and receive the teaching.”

Admission is free of charge and the event is not ticketed, but seating is limited. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. For more information, contact the School of Music at 614-8240 or music@leeuniversity.edu.

Steve Ellison: The Money In The Hand

In the middle of Proverbs chapter 17 there is an odd little question.  Verse 16 asks,  “Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom?”  (NIV) The NASU asks it a different way,  “Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, when he has no sense?”    I look around and I see vast amounts of resources ... (click for more)

Greater Tucker Baptist Offers Financial Workshop April 29

Greater Tucker Baptist Church will present a financial workshop on Saturday, April 29 from 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Presenters are Cheryl Key-John P. Franklin, Amanda Jelks-Jelks Law Firm, Funeral Planning Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning, Bethany Gardner and Barbara Turner-Chappell-Regions Bank Financial Services. (click for more)

Erlanger Has Surge In Revenue; Admissions Up Over 12%

Erlanger Health System reported substantial growth in revenue and effective cost management for the third quarter. Net income from operations of $8.5 million exceeded prior year by $7 million and also exceeded budget by $1.3 million.    The health system had an 8.8 percent increase in total net revenue. Officials said the quarter generated strong EBITDA (e arnings ... (click for more)

Trenton, Ga., Woman Gets Workhouse Time, Lengthy Supervised Probation In Hit-And-Run Death Of Man On Moped

A Trenton, Ga. woman was given a four-year sentence following a lengthy hearing in the December 2012 hit-and-run death of a man in St. Elmo. Betty Mundy will serve 11 months and 29 days of the sentence in the workhouse and then be under a lengthy supervised probation, Judge Barry Steelman said.  She was charged in the death of 56-year-old David Joe Bruce. She pleaded ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: New Orleans Slaps History

It was balmy and relatively quiet on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans. The flowers of spring were in full flush on Canal Street and, as darkness began to cloak the city, no one was aware that a cadre of police snipers was quietly setting up in a hotel parking garage across from the Liberty Place monument. Shortly after 1 a.m. yesterday morning, a number of large trucks rumbled past ... (click for more)