"Extravagant Generosity" Is Sunday's Topic At Brainerd UMC

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dr. Dennis Flaugher will speak on :"Extravagant Generosity" this Sunday, at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services. His text will be II Cornithians 8:7-15. The Wednesday Bible Study at 6 p.m. in the Library Oct. 30 through Nov. 20 will be from the book of Ruth. The topic Oct. 30 is "Poverty and Plenty."


Free Christmas Dinner Offered Wednesday

The Union Gospel Mission and Mustard Tree Ministries will be providing a free Christmas dinner at Miller Park on Wednesday. Dinner will be served around 1 p.m.   Traditional Christmas dinner will include ham, green bean casserole, corn, potatoes, rolls and dessert.    For more information contact Jon Rector 356-0177. (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: The Crèche And The Cross

This time of year we often see the so-called “manger scene,” also termed the Nativity or crèche, in homes, stores with holiday decorations, and on public display where protests of militant freedom-from-religion types have not prevailed. Churches stage a “live Nativity,” complete with baaing sheep, mooing cows, even camels. It’s become an integral part of the Christmas tradition. ... (click for more)

3 Members Of Family Suffer Minor Injuries In Propane Gas Explosion At House In Hixson

Three members of a family were injured in a propane gas explosion at a house in Hixson on Sunday afternoon. At 2:45 p.m. , neighbors living on Crabtree Road heard a loud explosion.  A 911 call was made by the homeowner reporting a gas explosion at 1714 Crabtree Road. The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived reporting heavy smoke. Firefighters ... (click for more)

Police Say Hixson Woman In Body Armor Fires At 2 Vehicles; Points Gun At Motorists, Officer

Police said a woman dressed in body armor was finally taken into custody on Friday afternoon after she fired at two vehicles and pointed her gun at other motorists as well as a police officer. At approximately 3:52 p.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 1300 Cloverdale Dr. for shots fired. O fficers located two victims who said they were at a stop sign when ... (click for more)

Our Government Is Not Broken

A recent Fox News poll indicated two thirds of Americans think their government is broken. That's not good for America because in reality our form and system of government has generally worked very well. Even recently, our system of government has produced some very good results.   Consider some of the following:  1. Winding down long expensive wars in Afghanistan ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Silliness And Wisdom

Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is a noted astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s Museum of Natural History, wandered into “a black hole” or sorts on Christmas Day when he sent some clever tweets that caused quite a ruckus. He has about 2.8 million followers so how do you think the first one went over? “QUESTION: This year, what do all the world’s Muslims and ... (click for more)