Dr. Chris Dover Leads "Ministering With A New Generation:" At Hixson United Methodist

Thursday, August 8, 2013

"Ministering With A New Generation," crafting our next chapter together, will beheld on the Wednesdays in August at Hixson United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Hixson Pike. The Rev. Dr.  Chris Dover will present important insights about how the church can continue to faithfully and effectively live its mission in a changing world. Dinner, registration required, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall (adults, $7, children, $5) with the program beginning at 6:15 p.m., with childcare provided. The topic Aug. 14 will be "Chicken Little, Super Hero: Is the Sky Really Falling?"

Dr. Dover is a professor at Tennessee Wesleyan College, serving as chaplain, director of Church Vocations and Church Relations representative. He holds a master's degree in Christian Education and of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Sewanee University of the South School of Theology. He has served more than 20 years in the Virginia and Holston Conferences of the United Methodist Church.

A Women's Day Out Event will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon in the CLC. "Sister's of Strength" is sponsored by the Women's Ministry with brunch and music by several different women's ensembles. Cathy Shell will speak. All women are invited to the free event. Registration will be at the church on Aug. 11 and 18.


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