First Christian Church Collects Many Items To Help The Needy

Saturday, August 10, 2013
First Christian Church members collected items for Family Promise Baskets.
First Christian Church members collected items for Family Promise Baskets.

Members of First Christian Church donated laundry baskets, cleaning supplies and basic necessities for families transitioning into their own homes from the Family Promise program. Donated items that were collected for several weeks went home with Lorraine Hipp, Gail Ford, Louise Russell and Betty Woomer to be transformed into beautiful “Welcome Home” baskets for families. Accepting the baskets on behalf of Family Promise were Kathie Fulgham, Chuck & Julia Martin.

This Sunday is the last day to collect bottled water and box fans for The Salvation Army whose supply has been depleted due to recent disasters and emergencies. Please leave items at the Donation Center in the church lobby. Members also are asked to reserve a FUNdraising seat for the upcoming 10th Annual Purse Auction to benefit the Salvation Army on Sept. 19. Call 267-4506 for details.

Pastor Paul Rebelo will present a message entitled “Two Kinds of People” this Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Persons with hearing loss also can enjoy the service using assistive listening devices this weekend.

Volunteers are needed to help distribute packets, manage the registration table, parking and obstacles, overall set up and clean up during the Habitat for Humanity Mud Run on Aug. 17 at Greenway Farms beginning at 8:30 a.m.

First Christian Church is located at 650 McCallie Avenue. Call the church office at 267-4506 for more information.


Church Of God Prophecy International Has Sale To Benefit Ukrainian War Refuges

With thousands of lives being affected by war in Ukraine, the employees of the Church of God of Prophecy International Offices felt compelled to do their part to provide funds for feeding and sheltering displaced church members. As a result, a benevolence sale will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the White Wing Publishing House on Keith Street. All funds raised will ... (click for more)

Jericho Brass Christmas Concert And Cookie Fellowship At Signal Mountain Baptist

The Jericho Brass, under the direction of Frank Hale, will perform a concert of Christmas music at the Signal Mountain Baptist Church, 939 Ridgeway Ave. at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7. During the evening the band will feature Dr. Robert Pendergast on Euphonium performing Philip Sparks' "Pantomime" and Cindy Solfest-Wallace from Camp House will type out Leroy Anderson's "The ... (click for more)

Bradley County Police Investigating Shooting; Victim Dies

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Georgetown Road. The Sheriff's Office said Sunday night that the victim had died. The victim's name has not yet been released.  A BCSO officer was waved down at the intersection of 25 th Street and Peerless Road by the driver of a vehicle who told the officer a gunshot victim ... (click for more)

Police Seek Lookout Mountain Man, 73, Missing Since Friday

The Dade County Sheriff's Department is looking for Freddie Wooten, 73. Mr. Wooten was driving a 2002 Ford Windstar minivan with the license plate number, THM1418. He was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and navy pants. Anyone who has seen Mr. Wooten, or has information regarding the case, is asked to contact the Dade County Sheriff's Office at 706 657-3233. (click for more)

Don't Be Quick To Discard Common Core

Let's not be too quick to discard Common Core. A recent article in the Tennessean on  Sunday detailed Common Core successes the Kingsport, Tennessee school system.  I encourage you to read it.  The article also noted that Tennessee was recently ranked as one of the fastest improving states in education after implementing portions of the Common Core curriculum ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Tubman Goat-Roping

Every spring there comes a bright day on the ranch when the straw-boss decrees a goat-roping should take place. What really happens is the veteran cowboys arm the greenhorns with some lariats late in the afternoon and take them to the pen that holds some Billy goats. This is before they get into bigger beasts -- horses and cattle – yet what appears to be easy most certainly is not. ... (click for more)