“The Power Of Generosity: God’s Generous Presence” Is Message At First Christian Church

Thursday, January 10, 2013

“The Power of Generosity: God’s Generous Presence” is the message presented by Pastor Paul Rebelo on Sunday, beginning at 10:45 a.m. 

This Sunday is also “Installation Sunday” when a new slate of officers, deacons and elders will be officially installed into their positions for 2013. Assistive listening devices are available to worshipers with hearing loss during the service. Real-time captioning also is offered on many Sundays. Visitors are always welcome.

Regular outreach activities this week include NA meetings, Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; and Tai Chi on Friday at 11 a.m. The monthly meeting of Adults with Autism meets at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 17.

Volunteer opportunities for service include Habitat for Humanity on Jan. 12; Brown Academy after school assistance on Jan. 15; and volunteering at the Community Kitchen on Jan. 18, from 9-11:45 a.m.

First Christian Church is at 650 McCallie Avenue. Its unique motto is a “Church of Service, Not Lip Service.” Visit Firstchristian-chat.com, like us on Facebook, or call the church office at 267-4506 for more information.


Scenic City Women's Network July Marketplace Luncheon Is July 23

The Scenic City Women's Network July Marketplace Luncheon featuring Barbara Woods will be Thursday, July 23, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Mrs. Woods will share from Word of God about what a woman of faith looks like.  A woman of faith comes in all shapes, sizes and colors.   Barbara Woods is a woman of God who believes and teaches the Word of God.  She ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Zen Group And Unitarian Universalist Church Offer Free Buddhism And Zen Classes

The Chattanooga Zen Group, in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Church, will offer a series of three free classes as an “Introduction to Buddhism and Zen.” Each class will be self-contained, so that a student can attend one, two, or all three and each will include instruction in the basics of “zazen,” which is Zen-style meditation. It is not necessary to be able to sit ... (click for more)

City Council Members Call For Definition Of Gender Expression; Public Comments

A potential non-discrimination ordinance for same-sex city employees continued as a point of contention in a city council meeting on Tuesday as some called for further definitions about “gender expression and identity,” and posed questions about how the ordinance may limit the freedom of religious residents or affect individual privacy in public restrooms. The ordinance ... (click for more)

Prosecutors Take New Charge Against Doggart To Knoxville Grand Jury

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday obtained an indictment from a federal Grand Jury in Knoxville on a new charge against a Signal Mountain man charged with making threats against a Muslim settlement in New York. The case will remain in Chattanooga, however. RoVanita Gupta, the head of the Civil Rights Division, and Bill Killian, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District ... (click for more)

Why Chattanooga Should Stop Granting Apartment Complex PILOTs - And Response

A new report indicates why Chattanooga and Hamilton County officials do not need to extend PILOTs to apartment complex developers. Demand is high, therefore developers will continue to build to meet the demand without PILOTs. What is truly needed in the Chattanooga metroplex is low-income affordable housing. “Homeownership Drops to Lowest Level in Decades” ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Gun Control? Accuracy!

When President Barack Obama responded to the tragic killing of nine people who were worshiping at their beloved Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., last month, he immediately blamed the gun, saying, “We don't have all the facts, but we do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hand on ... (click for more)