UMW General Meeting Rescheduled At First-Centenary

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The UMW General Meeting at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., has been rescheduled to Monday, at 11 a.m. The featured speaker will be Karen Adair, UMW treasurer for Holston Conference, who will speak on "What Does Our Money Do?" A covered dish luncheon will follow. 

Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak in the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. sanctuary services on Sunday, on "When God Cannot Be God," with text from I Corinthians 1:18-31. The Rev. Brian Davis will speak in The Vine service at 10:45 on "Cleanliness is Next to Godliness.


Prime Time Wednesday for February will provide four choices for classes at 6 p.m., with dinner, by reservation, at 5:15 p.m. Classes are: "A Case for the Psalms," Room OSC 101-102, led by the Rev. Brian Davis; "The Apocrypha," Hodge Room 123, led by the Rev. Keith Moore; "Becoming Tech Savvy," Prigmore Room  101, led by George Gannaway; and Christian Yoga continuing in Seminar Room 125. Make dinner reservations by 4 p.m. Monday with or 756-2021, ext 3123.

Global Leadership Summit At Abba's House Is Aug. 14-15

Leaders from business, government, education, churches, and the arts are among the faculty who will address Christian leaders at Willow Creek Association’s 2014 Global Leadership Summit, broadcast live via satellite from Willow Creek’s South Barrington, Il. location and hosted locally by Abba’s House in Hixson. On Aug. 14 and 15, more than 80,000 will gather at 310+ churches ... (click for more)

New Enon Baptist Hosts Back To School Revival, Annual Giveaway

New Enon Baptist Church will host a back to school revival with Pastor Andrew Bullard III delivering the message. Guest Choirs will be: Monday --­ New Monumental Choir, Tuesday­ -- Pastor Montgomery Choir, Wednesday – Ms. Cynthia Robinson & W.O.W. (Women of Worship). The public is invited to worship. Prayer, praise & workship begins at ­6:30 p.m. Revival begins at 7 ... (click for more)

EPB Files With FCC To Expand TV, Phone, Internet Offerings Outside Electric Service Area

 EPB announced Thursday that it has filed a petition to the FCC "in an effort to respond to neighboring communities’ requests for access to the company’s gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service." Officials said, "EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video programming and voice services using a fiber optic communications network that allows the company to deliver these ... (click for more)

Black Creek Developers Say They "Followed The Rules" On $9 Million TIF: To Continue Project

The developers of the Black Creek project at Aetna Mountain said Thursday they "complied precisely by the rules when we applied for and received approval of the TIF district." Doug Stein said the group plans to continue on with the project, which he said earlier would include the creation of a small town on a huge undeveloped tract on the mountain above Black Creek (formerly ... (click for more)

Cell Phones And Roundabouts

I read the article written by Chris Morgan about the use of cell phones in vehicles and the Chattanooga Roundabouts. Cell phone use in vehicles especially in crisis intersection situations is extremely dangerous. I also agree with his assessment about the roundabouts. One problem I see with roundabouts is that on the two-lane roundabouts where they are coming in from ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The NCAA’s “Division IV”

Jonathan Jensen and Brian Turner are two very smart guys. Not long ago the two sports researchers at Ohio State authored a story that appeared in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports that focused on the most successful college football teams in the country and, earlier this week, a writer named Ben Cohen broke it down in understandable terms for a fascinating Wall Street ... (click for more)