"A Peculiar Vision" Is Sunday's Topic At First-Centenary UMC

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. sanctuary worship services this Sunday, at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., on "A Peculiar Vision," with text from Jeremiah 8:8-19:1. The Rev. Brian Davis will speak in The Vine at 10:45 on "The Gospel According to Duck Dynasty." 

Prime Time Wednesday begins with dinner from 5:15 to 6 p.m., by reservation. Cantad! Youth Ensemble is at 5:15, Children's Choirs at 6, Chancel Ringers, at 6, Adult Bible studies and classes at 6, children's programs at 6, youth at 6 and Chancel Choir at 7. 

Beginning Sept. 25 will be "Financial Peace University," taught by Matt Black in Room 101 Prigmore. The class will continue through Nov. 20. Continuing classes are "Intimacy with God led by the Rev. Duke Walker, executive director of the Chattanooga House of Prayer; "The Entitlement-Free Child: Raising Confident and Responsible Kids in a Me, Mine, Now Culture," led by Beverley Trobaugh, director of First-Centenary's Children's Enrichment Center; "Couch to 5K," meeting in the Oak Street Center lobby where Jeremy Christopher will lead on a run through downtown; "Who Was Jesus Really?," led by the Rev. Chris Black. 

A 35 year reunion of the Positive Christian Singles will be Sept. 27-29. Register online at firstcentury.com/35-year reunion. The Oak Street Playhouse will present "Hallelujah Girls" Sept. 27, 28 and Oct. 3, 4, 5 and 6. For reservations call 756-2428 or email oakstreetplayhouse@gmail.com


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