Organ Anniversary Concert Planned For First-Centenary UMC

Wednesday, January 8, 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.

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