Dodgeball Teams Forming At Christ United Methodist

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Dodgeball is Back at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road. We will begin our season on Feb. 9 from 2:00-4:30 in the Gym. This is open to all youth and adults.

Teams of seven will compete for the title over the course of a seven-week season. You can form a team, or just show up and join one. For more information, contact Alex Ford at or 423 544-4540.

Women, join us for Dressing for the Seasons of your Life on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m to 2 p. m. in the Commons. Certified Christian image consultant Donna Roland will be showing us ways to Discover your best colors, Dress your body shape, and Design your closet.

A salad luncheon provided by the ladies of Christ UMC will be served. Tickets are $15 and will go on sale January 26 at the church information desks on Sundays and in the church office during the week.

Christ Church is starting a new ministry – Run for God - a couch to 5K ministry that incorporates Bible study, fellowship and small group training.

The group, which will begin meeting in March, is in need of leaders and support volunteers to help organize and implement the program. If you would be interested in helping with the Run for God ministry or would like more information, please contact Darren Lewis at or 423 645-3386.

The Do Drop In Class, especially designed for newcomers to Sunday School, will begin a new study Sunday, Feb. 23, at 8:30 in M-1. How can you know, love, and serve God in a life-changing way? This three-part course helps you to answer that question. You will learn 15 core traits of a deeply committed Christian. Contact Judy Driggans for more information 485-9042.

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Bob Tamasy: Renewing The Great American Spectacle

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General Motors To Invest $185 Million In Engine Plant, Build New Cadillac SRX In Spring Hill

General Motors will invest $185 million to make small gas engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing complex, officials said Wednesday.  GM also identified the next-generation Cadillac SRX as a future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill. “We want to congratulate GM on this important investment in its future in Spring Hill and Middle Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam ... (click for more)

Reception Honors County's 2nd-Longest Serving Employee

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Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

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Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)