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?"

Eastdale Village Community UMC Gives Produce To Community

The Eastdale Neighborhood Association will share and provide free produce to feed the community on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Eastdale Village Community United Methodist Church at 1403 Tunnel Boulevard. If it rains, the event will be held in the fellowship hall. (click for more)

Steve Ellison: Proper Response To A Sermon

Firsts in the Scripture ought to capture our attention.  We should pay close attention to those things occurring first in the Biblical record.  Acts 2 records the first sermon after the coming of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, Peter’s message to those present in the upper room constituted the first sermon to the newly birthed Church.  Peter focused on the evidences ... (click for more)

Sources Say Domestic Incident Involving Mayor's Aide Came After Husband Confronted Her And Mayor Behind Restaurant; Berke Says Charge "Absolutely False"; Fletcher Says Gave Shelter To Lacie Stone; Case Handled Like Any Other

A domestic disorder involving a top female aide to Mayor Andy Berke was sparked after her husband recently confronted the aide and the mayor in a parked car behind a Mexican restaurant, several sources said.   Mayor Andy Berke said late Tuesday night, "Last weekend a member of my senior staff was the victim of a domestic assault involving her husband. Upon being arrested ... (click for more)

Attorney For Bobby Stone Hits Berke, Fletcher For Commenting On Pending Case

The attorney for Bobby Stone on Wednesday said it was "fundamentally wrong" for Mayor Andy Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher to comment on the case in which Mr. Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, Berke advisor Lacie Stone. Attorney Lee Davis said the comments were unfair and "a disservice to the court." Mayor Berke denied any inappropriate contact ... (click for more)

Case Handled Like Any Other?

It is interesting that Chief Fletcher would deem the handling of the Mayor's encounter as typical or normal. Is the Chief asking the public to believe that all misdemeanor domestic violence arrests include a 4-hour taped interrogation, and delayed reporting after a visit to the Chief’s house. Of course, we believe that Chief Fletcher. April Eidson (click for more)

Roy Exum: Christian Schools Bully, Too

Earlier this week, after I shared a story about bullying written by a very brave mother, it opened a floodgate of emails from parents and students who have been forced to endure such madness in our elementary, junior and senior high schools. Discipline is the No. 1 problem in our schools. Because of it, or because of a lack of it, no wonder our children cannot achieve all that ... (click for more)