Men's Event Is March 9 At Christ United Methodist Church

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A one-day event for men, "Men Stepping Up," will be held in the Youth Center at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 

DVD-based messages will be presented by nationally renowned ministry leaders combined with group interacton and personal reflection. Topics will include defining manhood, living courageously, building a life of faith and stepping up to lead. The cost is $5 and lunch will be provided. Sign up at the information desk Sunday or online. For more information contact Tim Maddox at maddox.tim@hotmail.com or 615 300-0123. 

A First Monday midday prayer service during Lent will begin on Monday, from 12-1 p.m. in the chapel. The focus will be Coming Home.

A new five-week Food For Thought Women's Group will begin on Wednesday, at 8:30 a.m. in Room M-6. For more information, contact Becvk Hall.

The alternative Lenten worship service on Sunday at 7 p.m. will be "Southern Gospel."


Scenic City Women's Network July Marketplace Luncheon Is July 23

The Scenic City Women's Network July Marketplace Luncheon featuring Barbara Woods will be Thursday, July 23, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Mrs. Woods will share from Word of God about what a woman of faith looks like.  A woman of faith comes in all shapes, sizes and colors.   Barbara Woods is a woman of God who believes and teaches the Word of God.  She ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Zen Group And Unitarian Universalist Church Offer Free Buddhism And Zen Classes

The Chattanooga Zen Group, in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Church, will offer a series of three free classes as an “Introduction to Buddhism and Zen.” Each class will be self-contained, so that a student can attend one, two, or all three and each will include instruction in the basics of “zazen,” which is Zen-style meditation. It is not necessary to be able to sit ... (click for more)

City Council Members Call For Definition Of Gender Expression; Public Comments

A potential non-discrimination ordinance for same-sex city employees continued as a point of contention in a city council meeting on Tuesday as some called for further definitions about “gender expression and identity,” and posed questions about how the ordinance may limit the freedom of religious residents or affect individual privacy in public restrooms. The ordinance ... (click for more)

Prosecutors Take New Charge Against Doggart To Knoxville Grand Jury

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday obtained an indictment from a federal Grand Jury in Knoxville on a new charge against a Signal Mountain man charged with making threats against a Muslim settlement in New York. The case will remain in Chattanooga, however. RoVanita Gupta, the head of the Civil Rights Division, and Bill Killian, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District ... (click for more)

Why Chattanooga Should Stop Granting Apartment Complex PILOTs - And Response

A new report indicates why Chattanooga and Hamilton County officials do not need to extend PILOTs to apartment complex developers. Demand is high, therefore developers will continue to build to meet the demand without PILOTs. What is truly needed in the Chattanooga metroplex is low-income affordable housing. “Homeownership Drops to Lowest Level in Decades” ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Twenty-One, The Wolf

Carl Safina, who is a modern-day genius when it comes to animals and nature, entered my world earlier this week when I read a story he had written about a wolf. Twenty-one, as the wolf was known by his tag number in Yellowstone National Park, was surely the greatest wolf that ever lived. He was legendary in that he never lost a fight when other wolves would challenge his territory ... (click for more)