Spring Missions Luncheon April 7 At First Baptist Downtown

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The spring missions luncheon at First Baptist Church, 401 Gateway Ave., will be Monday, April 7, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Don and Janet Pittman, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel to the Middle East, will be guest speakers. This is a church-wide mission event for all men and women. Tickets, $7, are available Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

The April First Friends Luncheon will be Thursday, April 3, at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. The program will be presented by Ethan McGrath, pianist.

The cost is $6. Make reservations by Sunday, March 30, at 423-648-2543 or frances@fbcchattanooga.org.

Dr. Thomas Quisenberry will speak this Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service on the topic, "They Didn't Ask for Evian," with text from Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:4-26. Youth Movie Night will be Sunday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The movie will be "Frozen."

Middle Valley To Hold 70th Anniversary Celebration This Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God, located at 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announced that a 70th Anniversary Celebration will be held at  10:30 a.m.  this  Sunday .  MVCOG organized on Nov. 1, 1946 at its current location and has continually ministered to the community for seventy years.  The Celebration will begin at  10:30 a.m.  with the ... (click for more)

Red Bank UMC Has Trunk Or Treat Event

Red Bank United Methodist Church, 2800 Dayton Blvd. will host Trunk or Treat on Sunday from 4-6 p.m.  "Trunk or Treat is a safe, fun-filled evening including games and candy for kids. You and your family will have a great time," officials said. This is a free event for children of all ages. Activities will include free trick or treating from trunk to trunk, face paintings, ... (click for more)

2 Witnesses To A Murder Refuse To Testify At Jury Trial

Two men who prosecutors say witnessed a murder in Hixson on Jan. 31, 2014, on Wednesday refused to tell their story to a jury. Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman ordered Andrew Biro and Jacob Tyler "T.Y." Keel to answer questions from prosecutor Lance Pope, but they both refused. Biro had said during testimony in General Sessions Court that Christopher Levi Parker threatened ... (click for more)

PETA And Humane Educational Society Offer Reward For Torture-Killing Of Dog After Envelope Mailed From Chattanooga

An envelope postmarked from Chattanooga and containing a photo of a dog strung between two trees arrived at PETA's office in Virginia Tuesday, along with the severed ear of a dog. PETA members are offering a reward of $5,000-and the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga has added another $1,000-for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible ... (click for more)

Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Saving A Life & More

About 40 years ago I was at an afternoon football practice when one of those who was also watching from the fence was bitten by a bumble bee or yellow jacket or whatever it was and almost died from anaphylactic shock. Luckily an athletic trainer had an EpiPen, jammed it into the man’s thigh and it is believed to have saved the victim’s life. For years I kept an EpiPen on the top ... (click for more)