First Christian Church Gathers Welcome Home Baskets For Family Promise

Sunday, July 28, 2013

First Christian Church has been gathering items for “Welcome Home Baskets” to present to families from Family Promise of Chattanooga who have graduated and are transitioning to a new home of their own. The Family Promise mission is to help families with children achieve and sustain independence through community partnerships.  

FCC is one of 51 area congregations that volunteer with Family Promise to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers are always needed, for more information call the church office at 267-4506. Sunday is the final day to contribute items for the baskets. The final push is to provide toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags. Donations may be left in the church lobby Donation Center.

Regular outreach activities this week include NA meetings, Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Tuesdays at 7 p.m. With school beginning next month it is time once again to ready the Brown Bucks Store for students who attend Brown Academy. The children trade in “bucks” they have earned at school for all sorts of items. Also needed are volunteers to help with the after-school program on Tuesday afternoons. Call 267-4506 for information.

FCC plans to participate in the Habitat for Humanity Mud Run on Aug. 17 and is need of additional volunteers to form a team representing the church.

First Christian Church is at 650 McCallie Ave.  Their motto is a “Church of Service, Not Lip Service.” Visit Firstchristian-chat.com, like them on Facebook, or call the church office at 267-4506 for more information.



Eric Youngblood: Hungry, Stuck, And Alone

Like Gilligan, you were on an enchanted cruise, only in the South Pacific. Ominous skies turned the sea angry and your small vessel capsized, but fortunately, near a lovely island. You eventually make it to land with a profound sense of relief. But all your provisions have been pilfered by the ocean and water has short-circuited all your communications equipment. You are hungry, ... (click for more)

Local Husband/Wife Duo Spread #GoodNews With Uplifting Video Shot In Chattanooga

Husband and wife duo Carlous and Janelle share music Video for their song "Good News," released from their debut album, “ Jesus Christ .” The video can be viewed at  https://www.facebook.com /CarlousandJanelle/videos/1320 573674656972/ The video was filmed in downtown Chattanooga and the message is resonating locally and worldwide. The video has been viewed more than 15,000 ... (click for more)

Body Of McCallie Student Jackson Standefer Recovered In Colorado River

The body of a McCallie School student who was swept away in a creek in the Grand Canyon was recovered on Friday. The Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center said it was notified by a commercial river trip that they located a body on the Colorado River at River Mile 152. Park rangers responded and recovered the body, which was transported to the rim by helicopter and ... (click for more)

Juan Lopez, 19, Seriously Injured In "Car Surfing" Accident

Juan Lopez, 19, was seriously injured in a "car surfing" accident in Whitfield County. The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office responded on Thursday at approximately 9:34 p.m., to a serious injury incident in a subdivision off Cleveland Highway. Upon arriving on Beulah Drive, the responding officer found Miguel Gomez sitting in the middle of the road holding Mr. Lopez, who ... (click for more)

White Coat Syndrome And The Medical System - And Response (2)

Today I wish to share what I am feeling as a patient in our medical system. I am too old to put on airs at this point, and this is too pervasive of a problem for me to contain.   As I enter my AARP years, I am faced with so many medical encounters that evoke all kinds of uncomfortable feelings. I dread physician’s appointments riddled with government regulatory hypocrisy, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: County Commissioners Not Getting Bang For Their School Bucks

The Hamilton County School Board passed a balanced budget to present to the County Commission at a Special Called Meeting on Thursday night. They also attached a prioritized list of $24.5 million in critical needs for the County Commission to consider that will never see the light of day. The long and short of it is easy to see -- the County Commissioners have had enough. It ... (click for more)