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.

Midnight Cry To Perform At New Life Baptist Church On July 2

Midnight  Cry will be at  New Life Baptist Church, 10415 Hamby Road, Soddy Daisy, on  Sunday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m . All three members are songwriters. Stan Shuman has written over 100 songs, including “Somebody Touched Heaven For Me,” and had cuts by The Kingsmen, Gold City, and the Dixie Melody Boys. David Walker has written two charting Southern Gospel ... (click for more)

Eric Youngblood: The Pain Of Falling Apart, Noon-Day Demons, And The Help Of Spiritual Endorphins

“Grace is not opposed to effort but to earning…. Apart from Christ we can do nothing, so if we do nothing, we can be sure it is apart from him.” These clarifying, and now famous, words from Dallas Willard are recalibrating to us on the days when we find ourselves confused about the relationship between faith, works, and grace.  Are they unrelated neighbors living ... (click for more)

Smith Denies He Told Young To Shoot Holsey In North Chattanooga Drug Deal That Cost A Life; Asks Jury To Spare Him Life Sentence

Briston "B.J." Smith told a Criminal Court jury on Friday afternoon that he never ordered Adram "A.B." Young to shot Charles "Chas" Holsey in a North Chattanooga drug deal that cost a life. Smith, who was 18 at the time and is now 20, asked the jury not to put him behind bars for life. The state is seeking a life sentence (51 years) on a first-degree felony murder charge. ... (click for more)

12 "Johns" Arrested In Multi-Agency Prostitution Sting Operation In East Ridge, Including Doctor, Teacher

A joint operation was conducted on Wednesday by the East Ridge Police Department in cooperation with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, Chattanooga Police Department, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to combat human trafficking and prostitution complaints within the city of East Ridge. The operation was conducted over a two-day period when online advertisements ... (click for more)

Exempt Volunteer Fire Departments From Procurement Policies - And Response

The Hamilton County Commission just grouped a bunch of departments together in an attempt to reign in the CVB. I haven't spoken to any commissioners, but I truly believe it was unknowingly. By mandating that all non profits that receive 25 percent of their revenue follow county procurement policies, they might as well have padlocked all local volunteer fire departments. We expect ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

I am constantly amazed by the many emails that I receive every day. Quite curiously, I get a heavier load than I would ever have thought because the big search engines on the Internet send my Chattanoogan.com stories far and wide. Even the local ones on the Chattanooga area bring comments and I am deeply flattered. I try to read them and lament I haven’t the time to respond the ... (click for more)