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.

Steve Ellison: When Your Pot Runs Dry

Jesus made His first public appearance and performed His first miracle at a wedding.  John 2:2 tells us that He showed up there because He was invited.  Jesus ought to be invited to every wedding, keeping in mind that it is up to the creature to conform his ideas of marriage to those of the Creator.  With that in mind, Jesus should be a welcomed guest at every wedding.  ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Forgiveness - The Gift You Give Yourself

The response by some family members and friends of the victims of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, along with members of the congregation, has heartened many, confused some, and confounded others. One day after the shooter (whom I won’t name, since he’s already gotten enough notoriety) killed nine men and women, despite sitting among them for about an hour ... (click for more)

Thousands Line Route For Funeral Procession Of Sailor Slain In Chattanooga Shooting; Wife Sings Song At Funeral She Was Singing When They Met

Thousands of people waving flags and signs again lined the streets and highways of Chattanooga for the second of two local funerals for military personnel slain by a gunman on July 16. And at the funeral service for Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Smith, his wife, Angie, sang the song she was singing the first time they met. She said she was singing "You say it best when ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Man Who Declared He Was "An Innocent Man" On Child Pornography Charges Gets Conviction, 24-Year Sentence Overturned

The Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the conviction of a Chattanooga man who claimed at his trial and sentencing that he was wrongfully convicted by a jury of possession and distribution of child pornography. James Paul Lowe had been sentenced in May to serve 24 years in federal prison. After the sentencing, he had bid his family goodbye and told them to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Strong

The hearts, minds and prayers of Tennesseans, and of the entire nation, have been turned toward Chattanooga this month.  We are sickened and saddened by the senseless tragedy, and we grieve for the families of the five service members who were killed, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire “Skip” K. Wells, Staff Sgt. David A. Wyatt and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Could Obama Win Again?

When President Barack Obama spoke to the African Union yesterday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, he made a pretty brash statement: “I actually think I’m a pretty good president,” he told the African leaders. “I think if I ran, I could win. But I can’t.” While everyone is entitled to their opinion, I don’t think that’s true. Obviously, term limits keep Obama from running, but as I sit ... (click for more)