Organ Anniversary Concert Planned For First-Centenary UMC

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The 15th anniversary of the installation of the new console for the church's Schantz organ will be celebrated this Sunday at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 419 McCallie Ave. Aesook Lim will be the guest organist for the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.sanctuary worship services.  Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Walker Breland and David Patton will perform and the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra and soloist David Patton will present Camille Saint-Saens' Symphony No. 3 as part of the concert.
 
Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak  on "A Divine Teaching Moment," with text from Matthew 3:13-17 at this Sunday's sanctuary services. At 10:45 in The Vine, the Rev. Brian Davis will speak on "Everything Happens for a Reason," with text from  Romans 8:28-30.
 
Beginning this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. will be Disciple 1 and Disciple 2. The introductory for both studies will be at 2 p.m. Disciple 2 in Room 441 will be led  by Jessie Sims for those who have completed Disciple 1. Disciple 1 will be led by Jim Fuller in Room 345.
 
Prime Time Wednesday begins Jan. 15 with dinner by reservation. "Ministering With a New Generation" will be led by Dr. Chris Dover, a professor at Tennessee Wesleyan College.
 
A women's  Bible study led by  Barbara Berwanger open to new participants will begin Jan. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the church parlor. "Not a Fan" by Kyle Idleman is a study challenging people to grow from a fair-weather fan to a full-time follower of Christ.

Extended Easter Sunday Service At Covenant Presbyterian

The Easter Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8451 East Brainerd Road, will be an extended service with no other activities that day. A Seder service Thursday at the Colonnade in Ringgold, commemorates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, eaten together by Jewish families the first night of Passover. What the church will do Thursday night ... (click for more)

"Overcoming Your Fear Of Death" Topic Sunday At Second Presbyterian

During the month of April Dr. Perry McCallen is leading a sermon series, "Overcoming Your Fear," at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. His topic for Sunday at 11 a.m. will be "Overcoming Your Fear of Death," with text from Luke 24:1-12. A Maundy Thursday Service of Shadows Communion will be held at 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary. (click for more)

City Applies For $27 Million Federal Grant On $52 Million Wilcox Tunnel Project

The city is applying for a $27 million federal TIGER 6 grant for a $52 million complete reworking of the narrow Wilcox Tunnel through Missionary Ridge. The project would leave the current tunnel in place for westbound traffic with a single lane and build a new two-lane tunnel for eastbound traffic. There would be an emergency egress cross passage between the two. Final ... (click for more)

NAACP Recommends Staying Away From Planned Protest By Neo-Nazi Group

The president of the Chattanooga Chapter of the NAACP, urged local residents to stay away from a planned rally here by the Nationalist Socialist Movement in August. James R. Mapp said the group seeks to provoke incidents and said counter-protests could lead to problems. Mr. Mapp said, "On April 8th, 2014, reports surfaced throughout the Chattanooga-Hamilton County region that ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Why Jim Coppinger Excels

Jim Coppinger, who as the mayor of Hamilton County has understandably had to grow some thick skin, wants no part of the repulsive billboards now seen around town that ask, “Do you have gonorrhea?”  His Tuesday morning telephone call revealed he is just as disgusted as the rest of us who see them showing a picture of a forlorn African-American male. “You need to know the Hamilton ... (click for more)