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: The Importance Of Words

The first 11 verses of James chapter 3 tell of the power of the tongue.  Mostly they describe the wickedness and destructive power of our speech.  Sadly, these verses point out our inability to keep our tongues in check and the wretched consequences of our words.  These ideas were not original with James.  He was only reiterating what he had certainly heard from ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Resisting And Rejecting The 80:20 Rule

Have you heard of the so-called “80:20 Rule”? It’s the notion that in nearly every organization, about 80 percent of the work is done by 20 percent of the people. Meaning, of course, the other 80 percent of the folks perform only 20 percent of the work. I suppose some consider it their labor-saving strategy. Apparently this has been documented by statistical methodology, but ... (click for more)

Clara Edwards Gets 20-Year Sentence In Death Of Foster Child In Catoosa County

A Catoosa County woman on Monday was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison in connection with the death of a foster child. Clara Louise Edwards entered a guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter as a lesser included offense of felony murder before Judge Ralph Van Pelt. Ms.  Edwards was indicted in July of 2014 by the Catoosa County Grand Jury for malice murder, ... (click for more)

Cleveland City Council Unanimously Approves Contract For New City Manager; Fivas To Make $140,000

The Cleveland City Council has unanimously approved a contract with Joe Fivas  as the next city manager. The council also created a new position, assistant city manager/chief financial officer. It is now one of two assistant city manager positions. Assistant City Manager Melinda Carroll will continue her management role with the title of assistant city manager/operations. ... (click for more)

General Bell: Chattanooga Needs The Coolidge Medal Of Honor Heritage Center - And Response (3)

I'm pleased and indeed compelled to let you know a bit more about the exciting and most honorable "Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center" planned for Coolidge Park.     Here's what the Heritage Center will be:  It will be a fitting capstone for Chattanooga's Coolidge Park on Northshore in downtown Chattanooga.  While this exceptional Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Pat Summitt’s Dash

In 1996 a woman named Linda Ellis wrote one of life’s most beautiful poems. Called “The Dash,” its first two verses read like this: “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end. “He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, but he said what ... (click for more)