New Bible Study Begins At St. John United Methodist

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Journey Sunday School class at St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive, will be starting a new study, "10 Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them," by Will Davis Jr., will begin Jan. 26. The study unmasks commonly believed myths about our relationship with God and shows readers how to replace this pervasive theology of failure with the truth of how Jesus really feels about them. The class will have a breakfast Jan. 19 to hand out books. Contact Tom or Peggy Moyer at 423 843-3220 to reserve a copy  of the book.

The Dames, a group ministry that reaches out to all women who are divorced, widowed or single, will meet Thursday, Jan. 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Chophouse on Gunbarrel Road. Make your reservations by contacting Judith Reich at 423 903-0513 or the church office at 423 892-2257.

On Sunday, Dr. Kenneth LaDuke will continue his sermon series on "A New You For a New Year" with "A New You, What It Takes to Really Change," with text from Romans 12:1-12. Services are at 9 and 11 a.m., with Sunday School at 10 a.m. On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., a series on Christian Spirituality will continue. The topic Jan. 22 will be "The Human Quest for Spirituality: Is Spirituality An Attitude?"

Chattanooga Minister Headed To Missouri To Stand With People Of Ferguson

The Rev. Brian Merritt, is headed to Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday, answering a call “on the members and congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA), over 90 percent of whom are white, to stand with the people of Ferguson and 'witness against and strive against' systemic, institutionalized racial injustice.” The Rev. Landon Whitsitt, executive and stated clerk of the Synod of Mid-America, ... (click for more)

Last Days Sermon Series Continues At Middle Valley Church Of God

Middle Valley Church of God, 1703 Thrasher Pike, Hixson, announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, "Judgment Can Be Harsh" in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday.   This sermon is part of a special series of sermons based on the Biblical report of Jesus that the Last Days would be preceded by events like Noah's day.  Pastor McClure will lead the ... (click for more)

Boy, 16, To Face Murder Charges In Criminal Court On Triple Lookout Valley Slayings

A Lookout Valley youth who was 15 at the time of his alleged involvement in a massacre in the valley will stand trial as an adult. Jacob Allison, who is now 16, was taken by the sheriff's office to the Hamilton County Jail after a transfer hearing in Juvenile Court on Friday morning. Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw said under state law he has jurisdiction over rehabilitation ... (click for more)

Justin Wilkins Selected As Deputy Chief Of Staff For Mayor Berke

Native Chattanoogan Justin Wilkins will serve as Mayor Andy Berke's deputy chief of staff, it was announced Friday. Mr. Wilkins has spent the last several years serving as the Tennessee state director for multiple advocacy and electoral organizations, including Organizing for America and Organizing for Action. Prior to that, he worked as project manager at Profit Plans LLC ... (click for more)

Mackey Should Be Thankful For The State Troopers On Highway 153

This is in response to a statement made by Warren Mackey at the commission meeting.  His question was to the mayor regarding the state troopers writing tickets on Highway 153, saying they were on a rampage.   It is apparent that Mr. Mackey doesn’t travel this highway.  His only concern was that the ticket money was going into state funds and not into county funds. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s ‘Pay It Forward’

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, this at a Starbucks coffee store located at 2186 Tyrone Blvd. in St. Petersburg, Fla.,  an unidentified woman who was first in line at the drive-through window, politely told the drive-through window clerk she would like to “pay it forward.” The clerk checked the next order – it was a caramel macchiato – and the first customer paid for both her ... (click for more)