Middle Valley Church Of God Celebrates Pastor And Family Appreciation Day On Sunday

Monday, September 24, 2012

The congregation of Middle Valley Church of God announced that it will celebrate "Pastor and Family Appreciation Day" on Sunday.  

The honorees will be Pastor and Mrs. Mitch McClure who have served the congregation since September 1997. Mr. McClure, the longest serving pastor at Middle Valley, is an ordained bishop in the Church of God serving in pastoral ministry for 35 years.  He has served congregations in Johnson City, Gray, Chattanooga, Clinton, and Knoxville, prior to being appointed to Middle Valley.  

In addition to his pastoral ministry, Mr. McClure has served on various denominational boards and committees.  A native of Cleveland, Mr. McClure is married to Sherri Parson originally from Mosinee, Wisconsin.  They have two adult children, Sara of Soddy Daisy and 2nd Lt. Jonathan McClure of Bagram, Afghanistan. 

Mr. McClure has served in a variety of capacities in the community including Treasurer of Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Board of Directors of the Partnership for Children and Families, former president of CACPC, former president of Loftis Middle School PTA, former chairman of Ganns Middle Valley Community Council, former senior chaplain with HCSO, and various other community organizations.  His ministry has focused on renewal of the church while ministering to the community.
 
The congregation invites the community to participate in this celebration which will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and will include a meal in the church Family Life Center after the service.  All are invited.
 
For additional information, please contact the church office at 423 843-1539.

Fall Festival/Trunk Or Treat At Orchard Missionary Baptist

Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church,1734 East Third St., is hosting a fall festival and trunk or treat on Saturday from 1-4 p.m.  Ages 4-11 are welcome to come for fun, games, food, and candy. The event is free and they request no costumes, please. For more information, contact the church at 423-629-6115. -- (click for more)

Heritage Pointe Baptist Hosts Harvest Hangout Oct. 31

Heritage Pointe Baptist Church, located at 60 Dyer Bridge Place in Ringgold, will host a Harvest Hangout with a bonfire, hot dogs, hayride and trunk of treat on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.   If you need more information please call  706/858-0976 . (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Tribute Service For Luther Masingill Held At Historic Engel Stadium

It took a place as big as historic Engel Stadium for Chattanooga to say goodbye to their beloved Luther. Hundreds came Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to Luther Masingill who died early Monday morning after a radio career that spanned an amazing 74 years. It was clear from all who spoke that he was considered not only a radio personality, but also a role model. One after ... (click for more)

Not Everything Has Been Done To Save Hutcheson

I am a resident of Walker County and I have a personal belief that a hospital ranks equal to other basic services a community should offer (like police, fire, emergency services, school systems, government, etc.). I am not privy to all the management and financial conundrums concerning the feasibility of maintaining and growing Hutcheson, and as a private citizen I don’t believe ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pete Carroll’s Philosophy

Pete Carroll, the head football coach of the Seattle Seahawks, has a deep belief that he can change people by simply listening to them and then making suggestions on how they can get what they really want. If the people Carroll who can influence win, Carroll wins, and remember his team won last year’s Super Bowl with his methods.   When asked for example, here is what ... (click for more)