"One Month To Live" Kick-Off Study Offered At Signal Mountain Baptist

Friday, January 25, 2013

A kick-off gathering will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, at Signal Mountain Baptist Church, 939 Ridgeway Ave., for a church-wide small group study of the book, "One Month to Live." Soup and sandwiches will be provided. Individual small groups will meet once a week in February on various days and times so there will be an opportunity that will work for everyone. A closing joint group meeting will be Sunday, March 3, at 5 p.m. with pizza and salad. Youth and children's small groups will meet and a nursery will be provided at 5 p.m. each Sunday duing the six-week emphasis. Reservations are not needed Sunday, but a telephone call at 886-1244 would help plan.

Dr. Steven Wright will speak at the 11 a.m. worship service on "Can I Have a Little Salt With That Light?" with text from Matthew 5:13-16. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.



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