New Studies Begin Sunday at Hixson United Methodist

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Several new studies at Hixson United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Hixson Pike, will begin on Sunday. "Living 24/6 in a 24/7 World," facilitated by Jim Lewis, Adult Ministry director, will begin in the Fellowshi9p Hall at 9:45 a.m. Recognize the dangers of busyness and develop a simple plan to adopt a more restful, balanced life.

Finding Your Place at Hixson UMC? is a six-week class called "Common Ground." The new class begins Sunday at 5 p.m. 

A Tuesday Morning Women's Group new study will begin Tuesday, called "The Patriarch." Contact June Stewart at 842-2733 for information.

"Becoming Myself: Embracing God's Dream of You," facilitated by Cathy Shell, will begin Wednesday.

The Children's Ministry will have a Winter Back to School Party for ages two years through fifth grade and their families on Sunday, from 5 to 7 p.m.An evening of family fun with inflatables, crafts, photo booth and fellowship. All families are encouraged to bring a pot luck item. The Children's Ministry will provide the drinks and paper goods.


Steve Ellison: The Main Thing

We seem to have forgotten to keep the main thing in focus.  It seems to me that the most important command we have been given is found in Matthew 28:18-20 "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Is Happiness God’s Desire For Us?

From time to time we hear people say things like, “I know God wants me to be happy.” Some TV preachers make similar statements, declaring with broad smiles that since we’re God’s children, He wants us to be happy, frequently interpreted to mean we can have and do anything we want. But is happiness really God’s primary goal and desire for us? This came to mind while reading ... (click for more)

County Commission Told To Fully Fund County Schools Improvement Request Would Take 28 1/2-Cent Property Tax Increase; 78 School Personnel Would Be Added

County Mayor Jim Coppinger told members of the County Commission at a budget workshop on Tuesday that it would take a 28 1/2-cent property tax increase to fully fund the county school budget request. The county schools are asking for $24,218,919 in new money for a focus on workforce readiness, literacy and low-performing schools. County Mayor Coppinger did not say whether ... (click for more)

Expansion By Developers Of McCallie Commons Would Raze 3 Old Houses On Oak Street

Developers of the McCallie Commons student housing at McCallie and Central are wanting to expand the project, but it would involve tearing down three old homes on Oak Street. The proposal from developer David Hudson would be an expansion of the four-story apartment building and separate parking garage with 300 parking spaces proposed that was approved earlier. The original ... (click for more)

Marvelous News From Central High School

To Roy Exum:     With all the recent news of major dysfunctions within our educational system, I thought I might alert you to something better. About a year ago you ventured up Highway 58 to Central High School to represent your late grandfather, Roy McDonald, as he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus during the annual Senior Day festivities. I sort of expected ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Yes, A Social Experiment

JoeySalads, his screen name, is widely known for his funny pranks except for the fact he calls them “social experiments.” So while we are still on the transgender-restroom issue, our boy JoeySalads got a transgender friend to approve his attire before he tried his luck at entering women’s restrooms. I don’t think you’ll be real surprised at what really happened in this video. Click ... (click for more)