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?"

Children's AWANA Ministry Starts At Middle Cross Baptist

Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, Hixson, has begun its Awana ministry for children ages 3-17. The Awana program is each Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Van service is provided by contacting Pastor Ed Gravett at 423-877-5742 . "Awana offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs and exciting games attract families, ... (click for more)

Covenant Hosts Panel By 3 Pastors Discussing Situation In Ferguson, Mo.

This Saturday, in conjunction with the  Leadership Development Resource Weekend  co-hosted by Covenant, a free panel discussion will be offered in Covenant’s chapel with three PCA pastors from St. Louis. These pastors will discuss the long-term response to racial inequality in Ferguson and beyond, as well as how the church has been affected by these events. The panel ... (click for more)

Bradley, 24, Charged In Death Of Boy, 3; Child Had Numerous Injuries After Left With Boyfriend; Mother Was In Workhouse

Justin Dale Bradley has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of a three-year-old child, who was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday and later died. Police said Dakota James Arndt had numerous injuries over his body. Authorities said Bradley, 24, is the boyfriend of the child's mother, Brianna Kwekel, who was in the Workhouse at the time. Ms. Kwekel was serving 48 ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)

Insurance Burden Should Not Fall On The Teachers

I have attended several Hamilton County School Board meetings over the past few months, including the recent special called meeting" to vote on teacher insurance changes. First, let me say I am very impressed with Superintendent Rick Smith and his staff at the Central Office.  Mr. Smith is a very dedicated public servant, working hard to provide services to our community ... (click for more)