Inquirers Class Begins Sunday At Signal Mountain Presbyterian

Thursday, January 30, 2014

An Inquirers Class will begin on Sunday, at 9:15 a.m. in the Session Room at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd. If you're looking for an informal time of fellowship and information-sharing about life in the Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church body and what being a Presbyterian looks like, join us for eight weeks. We'll take a look at the history of Presbyterianism as we learn about the history of our own church and ways you can use your own gifts to serve in this body of Christ. Contact Christie Wildman at 886-2190 or cwildman@sinalpres.org.

Join us in Dudley Hall on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. for Winterfest, a night of fun and fellowship for all ages with dinner and a talent show featuring our own church members. Dinner reservations may be made Sunday or online at signalpres.org/winterfest. The cost is $5 per adult, $2 per child. Reservation deadline is noon Feb. 3.

The Men's Ministry is hosting a new series that will launch on Tuesday, Feb. 11, and continue through March 18, from 6:15-7:30 a.m. in Dudley Hall. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Tom Patrick will speak on the passion to equip men for everyday life. RSVP to Christie Wildman at cwildman@signalpres.org or 423 886-2190.

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Thankful For The Vital Role Teachers Played In My Life

Re: Roy Exum: Teachers Day Tomorrow Roy, I am especially appreciative of your poignant column written in tribute to teachers.  It made me tear up, as I have encountered both as a student and a career educator-- teachers like the second-grade teacher who said, "I wish you were my little girl" and teachers like Mrs. Poindexter.   My teachers have played such a vital ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The DA’s Cold-Case Quest

It is clearly a job nobody can do for over an hour or two, but Neal Pinkston, working in hand with precise professionals from the county’s auditing department, is intent on doing the right thing. As I watched a revolving team of four people at a time open and study envelopes of autopsy photographs on Tuesday, the scene would have made a fascinating television documentary. But ... (click for more)