Grief Support Group For Widow/Widowers Is Saturday At First-Centenary

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Forward Grief Support Group for widows and widowers will meet for eight weeks beginning this Saturday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Parlor at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave. Share experiences and find ways to move forward after the death of a spouse. Contact Cindy Ruff at 756-2021 or 

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The Rev. Chris Black will speak at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. sanctuary services this Sunday, on "An Essential Part of the Ethic of Christ," with text from Matthew 5:38-48. The Rev. Brian Davis will lead the service at 10:45 in The Vine with "This Too Shall Pass," with text from II Cornithians 4:17-18.

The Lenten Journey Groups will be studying Adam Hamilton's book, "The Way." during the season of Lent. Travel with him as he retraces the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Using historical information, archaeological data, and stories of the faith, he follows in the footsteps of Jesus from his baptism to the temptations to the heart of his ministry, including the people he loved, the parables he taught, the enemies he made, and the healing he bought.

Small groups will be offered in homes and at the church for six weeks before Easter. The books are available for $12 in the church office. Sign up for a group this Sunday in The Vine lobby and the Level 2 lobby near the sanctuary side entrance. Classes begin March 9.


Extended Easter Sunday Service At Covenant Presbyterian

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"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)

Chattanooga Chamber Taps Bill Kilbride As Next CEO

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has tapped retiring Mohawk Industries executive Bill Kilbride as president-elect to succeed Ron Harr as president and CEO on a schedule to be announced later. According to Howard Levine, chairman of the chamber board, Mr. Harr will continue as CEO for several more months. “We were disappointed that health concerns have made it necessary ... (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)