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: Proper Response To A Sermon

Firsts in the Scripture ought to capture our attention.  We should pay close attention to those things occurring first in the Biblical record.  Acts 2 records the first sermon after the coming of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, Peter’s message to those present in the upper room constituted the first sermon to the newly birthed Church.  Peter focused on the evidences ... (click for more)

Cross Of Christ Lutheran Hosts Summertime Free Family Movie Nights

Cross of Christ Lutheran Church will host a Summertime Free Family Friendly Movie Night “Under the Stars”. The church is located at 3204 Hixson Pike, Chattanooga. Attendees will need to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs, but free popcorn will be provided.  Movies start at sunset the 3rd Saturday of every month through August, starting May 21.  Rain date ... (click for more)

Settlement May Be Close In Government's $1.8 Billion Case Against Cleveland, Tn.-Based Life Care Centers Of America

A settlement may be close in the federal government's massive False Claims Act case against Cleveland, Tn.-based Life Care Centers of America. Attorneys have asked Chattanooga Federal Judge Sandy Mattice to put a 30-day hold on depositions, saying a settlement is in the works. Judge Mattice granted the motion. The government says claims in the case amount to $1.8 billion. ... (click for more)

Erlanger Projecting $15.2 Million Profit In Aggressive "Growth Budget"

Erlanger Health Systems is projecting a $15.2 million profit in an aggressive "growth budget" for the upcoming fiscal year. President Kevin Spiegel, who has led the public hospital to a succession of profitable years, said the projections are based on a TennCare waiver being renewed once again. He said if it is not renewed, then the hospital will have to completely rework the ... (click for more)

Late-Night Harassment By The Signal Mountain Police - And Response (8)

I am writing about the misconduct of the Signal Mountain Police Department. This is a repetitive civil rights problem, systemic within their department, with no hint of remorse or regret or a notion to change, though they have been confronted numerous times.   I live on Signal Mountain. In the last few months, I have been pulled over three times while I was driving three ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hot Rod’s Catfish Dinner

It could well be the best part of playing a prank is in the delicious moments until your “fish” takes the hook. So yesterday afternoon, as I tried repeatedly to talk to a man I haven’t spoken to in 27 years, rather than leave my name I popped off the Happy Birthday song in a snappy, loud way and then ended it with a simple, “Call me,” adding my number. John “Hot Rod” Talley spent ... (click for more)