New Handbell Basics Course Beginning At Tyner UMC

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A handbell basics course will begin at Tyner United Methodist Church, 6805 Standifer Gap Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. This will be an opportunity to see and feel how to play handbells and to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to ring. These sessions will be for beginners and for those who want to improve their skills. If interested or for more information see Chris Bean of Susan Kennedy.

A  kickoff for spring Wednesday night classes will be Feb.

 5 at 5:30 p.m. Bring soup or chili to share. Grilled cheese sandwiches and soup fixings will be provided. Food will be served at 5:45. Wear your ugliest sweater. Cookie decorating and other activities are planned for children.

The TOTS will meet Thursday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 a.m. in Wesley Hall in celebration of Valentine's Day. The program will be "Puppy Love" presented by Cindy Miller and Ramona Nichols who work with Goodwill Assistancc Dog Academy. Come and learn more about this important community resource with assistance dogs. Bring a friend and a covered dish to share following the program.

The Hearts and Flowers annual luncheon will be Sunday, Feb. 9, following a combined worship service in the sanctuary. The program is sponsored by the Women's Ministry with donations to the mission budget gratefully accepted.

4th Annual Keyboards At Christmas Offered At Brainerd Baptist Church

The fourth annual Keyboards At Christmas will be offered on  Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.  and  Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. at the  Brainerd Baptist Church sanctuary. Using six grand pianos, a pipe organ, and more than a  dozen pianists, Keyboards at Christmas is a celebration  of the birth of Christ featuring traditional sacred Christmas  ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Caffeine, Coffee Cups And Christmas

So, here we are on the cusp of the Christmas season, and Starbucks is providing coffee cups in traditional red and green, but with nary a snowflake, reindeer, snowman, Santa Claus or Christmas tree. A stark red cup featuring nothing but the famous Starbucks logo in green. We all knew that in these days of “happy holidays,” this famous purveyor of all things espresso and latte ... (click for more)

Monica McMillon, 37, Shot And Killed In Alton Park On Tuesday Night; 2 Shot On Holtzclaw Avenue

Monica McMillon, 37, was shot and killed in Alton Park on Tuesday night. Then several hours later, two people were shot on Holtzclaw Avenue. The Chattanooga Police responded to the 3800 block of Highland Ave. on the report of a shooting. Once on scene police located one victim inside a residence. She  was struck by gunfire and  succumbed to her injuries on ... (click for more)

Judge Denies Motion By Walker County To Delay Closing Of Hutcheson Hospital

A bankruptcy judge in Atlanta on Tuesday denied a motion by Walker County, Ga., is asking a delay in closing Hutcheson Medical Center and laying off employees. Judge Paul Bonapfel said he appreciated the position of Walker County, but he said he would not interfere with the business decision made by the trustees appointed to operate the Fort Oglethorpe hospital. He also said ... (click for more)

A Thankful List

David Jeremiah said it best, that we have a tendency to concentrate on the things we don’t have rather than what God has already blessed us with.  Perhaps, he said, it is because there is not enough parchment available in this world to record all God’s bountiful blessings should we try to list them. This Thanksgiving let us gather our family close to us, whisper a prayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote DesJarlais Out!

There are two good bills in both the Senate and the House of Representatives right now that are directly aimed at the sadistic villains who derive some sick pleasure out of torturing helpless Tennessee Walking Horses. They call it “soring,” where caustic materials are lathered into a horse’s forelegs and then wrapped in plastic so they’ll cook. Sometimes they use nails or screws ... (click for more)