Brainerd Baptist Has Several Upcoming Activities

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Women on Mission will meet together in Room 209 on Tuesday, February 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Brainerd Baptist Church, 300 Brookfield Ave. Jim Robertson will speak on his recent mission opportunity in West Africa where there are three teams being deployed in the next few months. The mission project for this month will be an offering to buy glasses for children in Uganda. Lunch will be served for $5.

Kevin and Laura Baggett will speak about what God has been doing in Argentina, on Friday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in the BX Loft. There will be a time of prayer for Kevin and Laura, their family, and the work in Buenos Aires. Anyone who has been to Argentina, plans to go to Argentina, or is interested in the work there is encouraged to attend and bring their family. Dates will be announced for future teams.

Saints Alive, Adults 62 plus, will meet Thursday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m., for the monthly meeting in the BX Loft. Dana Perry, a tax consultant from the firm Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, will be the speaker. Lunch will be catered for $6 per person.


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)