Program Offered For New Members At Brainerd United Methodist

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"A Disciple's Path," a four-week class for all new members in 2012 at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, will be at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday.

The Rev. Linda McDaniel will speak at the 9 and 11 a.m. sanctuary worship services on Sunday on "Ensured  By Love," with John 2:1-11 as text. Dr. Dennis Flaugher will speak in the Oasis service in fellowship hall at 9 a.m.


Daisy UMC Hosts Daisy Fun Day May 16

Daisy United Methodist Church is hosting Daisy Fun Day on May 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be arts, crafts, carnival games, blowups, face painting, food, music and more. This is a free event . Daisy UMC is located at 9508 Dayton Pike Blvd., Soddy Daisy. For more information, call 423-322-3243. (click for more)

A Life Of Praise

Churches of all denominations, all over the United States, have difficulty retaining those who come and profess faith in Christ.  A person who comes to faith in Christ is a “new creation” having been born again.  This new Christian is not born fully developed and spiritually mature. Just before ascending to heaven, Jesus gave us a command: make disciples by baptizing and ... (click for more)

Ganns/Falling Water School Way Over Budget

The final figure for the new Ganns/Falling Water School is way over budget, county officials said Wednesday. However, the County Commission voted to proceed on the $29,414,000 project. Gary Waters of the county schools said his estimate had been $25 million and he was surprised at the amount of the school bid that was awarded to Rentenbach Constructors. He said in lean times ... (click for more)

Hutcherson Says Erlanger Board To Be More Transparent; Dinner Meetings To Be Open

Erlanger Board Finance Chairman Donnie Hutcherson said the board plans to be more transparent. He said Erlanger's legal staff will review topics that might be covered in a closed meeting. He stated, "This will be based on a very conservative interpretation of applicable statutes and other guidance; therefore, more items will be discussed in open session." Mr. Hutcherson also ... (click for more)

The Swat Heard 'Round The World

If one can reach Toya Graham, the lady who whipped her boy and brought  him home from a life of crime in Baltimore, I want to give her a  nomination for my Bill of Rights Award.  This was a beautiful move and one which I call The Swat Heard 'Round the World.  Mind you, if it had been a white lady whipping her child to save her child from crime, she would ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Anti-Semitism Is Now Here

To those of the Jewish faith, the celebration of Passover every year is one of freedom. The sacred holidays, held in early April, commemorate the Exodus out of Egypt when Moses led the tribe of Israel from slavery to freedom. I believe it is one of the greatest stories in the Bible. On the other hand, the Jewish people of today are hardly free. Globally, anti-Semitic attacks in ... (click for more)