Signal Mountain UMC Pastor Participates In Local Authors Book Sale

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Dr. J.N. Howard, pastor of the Signal Mountain United Methodist Church will participate in the “Local Authors” Book Sale at East Gate Town Center from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.  

Dr. Howard, a native Chattanoogan, has written a book titled Fire in the Mountains: A Story of Spiritual Awakening.

While serving in the coal mining area in Southwestern Virginia at the Breaks of the Cumberland Mountains, Rev. Howard witnessed and participated in a unique spiritual awakening, which is the subject of his book.

Copies of his book will be available for sale at this event which is part of the Friends of the Library Book Sale. 

Rev. Howard was an honor graduate of Chattanooga Central High School, and earned a B.A. from Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA, and a Master of Divinity from Emory University, Atlanta. He was honored with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Emory & Henry College. He has served churches in Cleveland and Chattanooga, as well as Southwestern Virginia. He presently resides with his wife, Ella, in Marion County. 


Planetshakers To Perform At Lee’s U-Church Oct. 6

Lee University U-Church will welcome Planetshakers as the next guest in its fall series on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.  Following the trend of modern worship bands, Planetshakers features a large group of vocalists that lead worship at their church when not doing annual tours to the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and other locations. Under the ... (click for more)

"Is It Time To Hit The Reset Button?" Is Sunday's Topic At Middle Valley

Middle Valley Church of God announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, 'Is It Time To Hit The Reset Button? '  in the  10:30 a.m.  service  this  Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 .  This is part of a sermon series titled 'God Is Working With Us.'  This new sermon series will develop the reality that the Holy ... (click for more)

Naked Man Involved In Collision On Highway 111 Taken Into Custody

A naked man who was involved in a wreck on Highway 111 late Friday morning is facing numerous charges. At approximately 11:40 a.m., Hamilton County Sheriff deputies started to receive numerous reports that a vehicle was driving erratically on U.S. Highway 111 and that the driver was stopping his vehicle and at one point got out of his vehicle in a naked state. According to ... (click for more)

City Council Incumbents Anderson, Gilbert, Freeman, Hakeem Pick Up Papers Seeking Re-Election

Four City Council incumbents have picked up papers for the March 7 city election. The latest getting qualifying petitions are Russell Gilbert in District 5, Chris Anderson in District 7 and Yusuf Hakeem in District 9. Moses Freeman in District 8 picked up earlier. Anthony Byrd is a possible challenger. Former District 7 Councilman Manny Rico has already qualified. Others ... (click for more)

Chattanooga's Citizens Are The Best

Today, when I finished my shift, my wife and I had a rare kid-free time where she and I could enjoy a nice quiet dinner. So, when I left my extra job and she left her job, we met at a neat local place in St. Elmo. She and I had been looking forward to and planning this dinner all day. You see, between my work with the city of Chattanooga, my many hours of extra jobs, and our responsibilities ... (click for more)

My Garden In October

Just when you thought the weather would never break, the heat was on low this morning as Tide and I stepped from the house to study our October garden. Falling leaves and the dog’s dirty tennis balls aside, let’s praise the Lord that, as a new month dawns, we are still blessed with orchids and onions galore. The dog asks that I include the fact October is National Pet Adoption month ... (click for more)