Women's Ministry At St. John United Methodist

Thursday, August 15, 2013

"The Dames," a group ministry to single women at St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Dr., will meet Thursday, Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Olive Garden in Hamilton Place. Make reservations with Judy Reich at 423 903-0513 or 423 892-2257.

A new Thursday weekly adult Bible study will begin Sept. 5 at 10:30 a.m. led by Pastor Dallas Beck. The study will begin with the books of Judges and Ruth. There is a sign up sheet at the welcome desk at the church.


Steve Ellison: Red Letters

Long before “Red Letter Christianity” became a catch-phrase or a movement, I was uncomfortable with the concept of having some words of the Bible in a different color than others. To the best of my recollection, I first selected and purchased a Bible of my own using my own money was about 1973.  Then and ever since, I have avoided purchasing a Bible with “red letters”. It always ... (click for more)

Dynamic Church To Hold 5th Annual "Love Gives Wheels" Holiday Bike Drive

Dynamic Church will hold its fifth annual “Love Gives Wheels” holiday bike drive. The 36-hour event will be hosted at Walmart, 2020 Gunbarrel Road, from 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. The bikes will be given to economically disadvantaged children in the Chattanooga area as part of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.  Dynamic Church has ... (click for more)

Officer Who Was Shot Returned Fire; Is Recovering Well; Shooter Still On Loose

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday morning that the officer who was shot three times on Thursday is recovering well.   Chief Fletcher said the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest and one bullet hit the vest, which protected him during the shooting.  The officer was able to return fire, although Chief Fletcher would not comment on how many bullets ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Can’t Wait

It took the Hamilton County School board nine months before the group hired a search firm to find a new superintendent. But you mark my words – the Department of Education will undoubtedly implode if our leaders wait another nine months simply hoping for some type of mystical salvation. In the last week Signal Mountain leaders have all but given notice they will form their own district ... (click for more)