New Sermon Series On "The Big Assumptions" Beginning At Christ United Methodist

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This summer, from May 26-Aug. 4, the pastor at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, will explore "The Big Assumptions" in worship. Over the years followers of Jesus have collected an array of unique words and phrases to describe biblical concepts and their experience with God and/or their view of the world. This sermon series will explore some of our key theological words, what they originally meant, and now they inform our faith as modern followers. 

A new Sunday School study, "Understanding the Will of God," comes out of sermons preached in London by Leslie Weatherhead during World War II. The six-week study will be led by Judy Driggans, beginning June 2. For information, contact Cathy Turner at 892-9363. 

Vacation Bible School will be Sunday, June 2 through Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m or Monday through Friday June 3-7from 9 a.m. to noon. The theme for either will be Kingdom Rock.


Steve Ellison: Self Is Always The Problem

The history of God’s people was a sad tale.  Their behavior continually cycled. But it seemed to always wind up worse than the previous cycle.  Soon after Solomon’s death, the nation split into two kingdoms.  Not long after the split, the idolatry of the northern kingdom (Israel) became so bad that God summoned a cruel nation (Assyria) to destroy them.  Not long ... (click for more)

Congressional Leaders Seek Release Of American Pastor Unjustly Detained In Turkey

Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees sent a letter signed by 78 members of Congress to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been unjustly detained in Turkey since October and denied regular and appropriate access to legal counsel and American consular services. ... (click for more)

2 Shot Tuesday Afternoon On Windsor Street

Chattanooga Police responded on Tuesday to the 2100 block of Windsor Street, on a report that two people had been shot.   Upon arrival, officers located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Their injuries are non-life threatening at this time. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by Hamilton County EMS.   Two suspects were reported to police. ... (click for more)

Erlanger Reports Dramatic Increase In Flu-Like Illnesses

The number of influenza-like illnesses treated at Erlanger Health System shows a dramatic increase compared to this time last year.  Erlanger reported treating 156 patients with flu like illnesses between Feb. 12 and 18 of this year. This represents a significant increase from the seven cases reported during the same week last year and 15 cases reported approximately a month ... (click for more)

Judge Doug Meyer Lived A Full Life Helping Many

I was sadden to learn of the death of Judge Doug Meyer.  Judge Meyer retired from the Criminal Court bench here in 2006.  Prior to that he had been the Chattanooga city judge for several years.  As a young attorney I tried many cases in front of Judge Meyer.  Also while I was awaiting my case to be tried, I would observe him on the bench.  Judge Meyer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Marshall’s 3% Folly

The National Health Interview Survey is believed to be the best gauge of health and behaviors in the United States. It is under the umbrella of the nation’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so first let me share that the figures I am going to present are directly attributed to what is the best source believed to be out there. I didn’t make these numbers up and I had nothing ... (click for more)