Operation Christmas Child Project At First Christian Church An Ongoing Success

Saturday, November 09, 2013

More than 110 families enjoyed a traditional luncheon of turkey and all the trimmings on Sunday, at First Christian Church before settling down to enjoy a packing party to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Members and guests worked through the afternoon to pack approximately 200 boxes for children who might not otherwise receive a gift at Christmas.

Celebrating 20 years in 2013, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief organization sponsors Operation Christmas Child to “demonstrate God’s love to hurting children in a tangible way by partnering with churches worldwide to deliver gift-filled shoeboxes and the good news of Jesus Christ.”

First Christian Church will serve as a relay center for Operation Christmas child. Other churches and groups in the Chattanooga area will drop off their shoeboxes at First Christian Church, which will be open several hours each day from Nov. 18-25. The church will be open for drop offs during these dates and times:

·         Nov. 18: 1:30-4 p.m.

·         Nov. 19: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

·         Nov. 20: 2:30-5 p.m.

·         Nov 21, 22 and 23: 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

·         Nov. 24: 12-3 p.m.

·         Nov. 25: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Following the final collections on Nov. 25, volunteers will transport the all shoeboxes to Red Bank Baptist Church, the Chattanooga area drop off center.

First Christian Church is at 650 McCallie Ave. 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 423 267-4506 for more information.


Antioch Missionary Baptist Hosts 29th Pastoral Anniversary Banquet

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church will host a 29th Pastoral Anniversary Banquet Celebration in honor of Reverend Gerry W. Davis and First Lady Chandra Davis. The Theme will be "A Pastor with a Heart to Serve" based on 2 Chronicles 31:21. Gospel Artist Benita Washington will be featured as well. The celebration will take place on Saturday, August 23, at 7 p.m. in the ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: It's 'All About Me!' - Or Is It?

The other day I saw a news report declaring 2014, “The Year of the ‘Selfie’” – the fascination so many people have developed for taking photos of themselves in different settings with their smartphones. Sure, it’s fun to go to a nice place on vacation and take a “selfie” in front of some well-known sight, but people these days are going to extraordinary lengths to put themselves ... (click for more)

23-Year-Old Stabbed To Death Early Sunday Morning

A man was stabbed to death in Chattanooga early Sunday morning. At approximately 2:48 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2525 6 th  Avenue Court for a person stabbed.  Officers located a 23-year-old suffering from a stab wound to his chest.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injury.  The victim’s information ... (click for more)

Man, 21, Arrested In Hidden Camera Case

An arrest has been made in a case in which a hidden camera was apparently placed in several local restrooms. Chattanooga Police last Sunday, received from a citizen a hidden camera that apparently had been placed by an unknown suspect in the men’s restroom at the Chattanooga Billiards Club downtown.  The footage from the camera was reviewed by Investigators with the ... (click for more)

An Open Letter To Tennesseans

We are incredibly fortunate to live in a state in which companies worldwide are clamoring to establish a presence. Many attribute it to our pro-business culture, well-prepared workforce, low tax environment, right-to-work policies, and engaged citizenry.  That is why the announcement by Volkswagen to build its midsize sports utility vehicle and establish the South’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Our’ American Minute

William J. Federer is one of the leading historians in the United States and every morning I am among thousands of people who get an entertaining email from him called the “American Minute.” I adore it because Bill takes a significant event in American history that happened long ago – but he remembers on the very anniversary of when it occurred. A great example is that last Thursday ... (click for more)