"Advent: Less Hectic, More Holy" Continues On Sunday At Christ Episcopal

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

This Advent at Christ Episcopal Church, Douglas at McCallie, the Adult Forum will be discussing what Advent means to each of us. As life seems to get busier, louder and more insistent, it becomes increasingly important that we find ways to stop and breathe deeply. During Advent, we are going to use our time to talk about how we can simplify our holidays and focus on what the season is truly about. Come share your joys and frustrations about this special season and let's share ideas together for creating an Advent that is perhaps slightly less hectic and hopefully more holy.

 "Advent: Less Hectic, More Holy" will meet Sundays, Dec. 15 and 22, from 9:15 a.m. to 10ish in Fox Hall.


Ridgeview Baptist Celebrates 70th Anniversary On Sept. 13

Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6 North Moore Road in Chattanooga, will be observing their 70th Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 13.  Guest speaker will be former pastor and director of Strategic Planning for the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Dr. Gary Rickman. Other events will include a theatrical production of The Brainerd Mission Project, and a dedication honoring the late Rev. ... (click for more)

All Sons And Daughters To Open Lee’s Fall U-Church Series

Lee University’s fall U-Church series will offer another diverse line-up for this fall, providing students with the opportunity to worship together in an atypical chapel format. The line-up includes All Sons and Daughters this month, Unity Dance Troupe in October, and the student-led “An Evening of Worship” in November.  Opening the season on Sept. 13 will be All Sons and ... (click for more)

Trustee To Be Appointed To Oversee Hutcheson Medical Center Bankruptcy With Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

A trustee will be appointed to oversee the bankruptcy case of Hutcheson Medical Center with a focus on getting the financially-strapped Fort Oglethorpe hospital sold. The U.S. Trustee's Office had filed a motion asking that the bankruptcy be dissolved due to the debt rising to $6.3 million since the bankruptcy was filed last November. However, all parties finally agreed it was ... (click for more)

Civic, Political Leader Mai Bell Hurley Dies At 87

Civic and political leader Mai Bell Hurley has died at age 87. She was the first woman to serve on the Chattanooga City Council. Ms. Hurley was also a longtime advocate for the arts and a leader in United Way. She was a leader in Chattanooga Venture that led to the redevelopment of downtown and the riverfront.  She most recently served on the Library Board. ... (click for more)

Does The Signal Mountain Town Council Take Its Constituents As Fools?

You've got to hand it to the Signal Mountain Town Council. In their scheme to change the zoning on Signal Mountain from 1/2 an acre to 1/4 an acre they get more creative by the day in coming up with justifications for doing something a majority of their constituents are squarely against.   They started off by hiding behind a poor widow who had fallen on hard times. She had ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We Ain’t A Whirlygust

I have lived in and around the State of Tennessee my entire life and I have spent that last 50 years writing words in stories every day. I love clever words, words that fit perfectly in a sentence. I also like funny words, clever phrases and all sorts of “slang” words. This week the Slate website came out with “The United Slang of America” and, naturally, I was eager to see what ... (click for more)