Blended Families Discussion Begins At Christ United Methodist

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Beginning Wednesday at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Roger Medlin will lead a 4-week discussion group from 6 to 7 p.m. in room M-3 using the book "Beyond the Brady Bunch: Hope and Help for Blended Families".  All the unique problems faced with "blended" families will be covered. Please sign-up in the atrium or email Roger atrogerdmedlin@gmail.com so that books can be ordered.

Christ Church is hosting a Pancake Breakfast supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Saturday, from 8 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 and children under 5 eat free. Please come and support our church families, the Griffis' and the Bouts, for this cause. Cheri Bout (423-488-2906) and Jessica Griffis (770-490-9455) have tickets.

Want to succeed at work without sidetracking your faith and family? Join us for the launch of a brand new CUMC ministry for business women on Tuesday, April 8, 11:30 a.m., at the Sheraton Read House. Free parking. Lunch will be ordered from the Porter’s menu. Sign-up by Friday, April 4. Space is limited to 35. Contact Suzanne Biddle shbiddle@yahoo.com) or Cathy Turner education@christplace.org) for more information.

Our men's ministries are teaming with the Chattanooga Men's Ministry Network to host the regional Men’s "Iron Sharpens Iron" Conference here at Christ Church on Saturday, April 5.  Keynote speakers include former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp and Robert Amaya, who played Javier in the movie "Courageous!" Fourteen workshops, exhibits, worship music by Willie Kitchens, and no travel required! Register Now at www.ironsharpensiron.net and enter promo code "grouprate" for the discount rate.

The Ladies Supper Club will be meeting Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at The Chop House on Gunbarrel Rd. Please call Ann Boleman to make a reservation at 423-855-8701. The Ladies Supper Club was formed to encourage single women who are age 50+ to make and build strong friendships. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. Reservations are required each month.



"Alive And Thriving, Not Just Surviving" Series Continues Sunday At Middle Valley COG

Middle Valley Church of God announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic "Who, What, Why, When"  in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday.  This sermon is part of a sermon series titled "Alive and Thriving, Not Just Surviving."  This series focuses attention to the need of the church to be alive and thriving.  Pastor McClure will lead the church ... (click for more)

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church Hosts Jazz Vespers On Jan. 28

For the 11th time, a Jazz Vespers service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church.   The service features vocals by Kathy Tugman with the David Walters Trio playing secular tunes that take on a different meaning in the context of a winter’s vespers service. Sue Ann Reinisch will join in, playing flute on “Sentimentale” from Claude Bolling’s ... (click for more)

City Council Balks At Approving New $600,000, Two-Year Contract To Father To The Fatherless For VRI Program

The City Council on Tuesday night declined to approve a two-year $600,000 contract with a local non-profit group for the city's Violence Reduction Initiative. Father to the Fatherless previously had the contract and was seeking an extension. Kerry Hayes of the mayor's office asked for a one-week delay, saying the office wanted to make sure that all concerns of the council ... (click for more)

City's Top Traffic Reconstruction Expert: "Man, This Truck Just Creamed A Dozen Cars"

The Chattanooga Police Department's top traffic reconstruction expert testified Tuesday that when he first viewed the scene of an horrific crash at the Ooltewah exit he thought "Man, this truck just creamed a dozen cars." Officer Joe Warren told a jury from Nashville that, according to his calculations, Benjamin Scott Brewer was traveling at 81-82 miles per hour when he struck ... (click for more)

Dismal Educator Teaching At UTC - And Response

Roy Exum,  People are talking about the inability of UTC to turn out high quality teachers. Well, should any university be expected to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse? We all know how our school system students fail miserably on national scholastic aptitude tests as a whole.  Forget Tcap tests, those are teacher tests not meant for measuring student progress, but ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Man’s Need To ‘Jaw’

On the first day of every month, I’ve gotten into the habit of taking a stroll in “my garden.” I mix up the “orchids” (good stuff) and “onions” (bad stuff) that has idled in my brain from the month before and most people seem to like it. I know I do. One of the “onions” for this January read like this: “AN ONION to the disappointing realization Chattanooga no longer has Bill Kilbride ... (click for more)