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 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 or Cathy Turner 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 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.

4th Annual Keyboards At Christmas Offered At Brainerd Baptist Church

The fourth annual Keyboards At Christmas will be offered on  Dec. 12, at 3 p.m.  and  Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. at the  Brainerd Baptist Church sanctuary. Using six grand pianos, a pipe organ, and more than a  dozen pianists, Keyboards at Christmas is a celebration  of the birth of Christ featuring traditional sacred Christmas  ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Caffeine, Coffee Cups And Christmas

So, here we are on the cusp of the Christmas season, and Starbucks is providing coffee cups in traditional red and green, but with nary a snowflake, reindeer, snowman, Santa Claus or Christmas tree. A stark red cup featuring nothing but the famous Starbucks logo in green. We all knew that in these days of “happy holidays,” this famous purveyor of all things espresso and latte ... (click for more)

Monica McMillon, 37, Shot And Killed In Alton Park On Tuesday Night

Monica McMillon, 37, was shot and killed in Alton Park on Tuesday night. The Chattanooga Police responded to the 3800 block of Highland Ave. on the report of a shooting. Once on scene police located one victim inside a residence. She  was struck by gunfire and  succumbed to her injuries on scene.   No suspect information is available at ... (click for more)

Judge Denies Motion By Walker County To Delay Closing Of Hutcheson Hospital

A bankruptcy judge in Atlanta on Tuesday denied a motion by Walker County, Ga., is asking a delay in closing Hutcheson Medical Center and laying off employees. Judge Paul Bonapfel said he appreciated the position of Walker County, but he said he would not interfere with the business decision made by the trustees appointed to operate the Fort Oglethorpe hospital. He also said ... (click for more)

A Thankful List

David Jeremiah said it best, that we have a tendency to concentrate on the things we don’t have rather than what God has already blessed us with.  Perhaps, he said, it is because there is not enough parchment available in this world to record all God’s bountiful blessings should we try to list them. This Thanksgiving let us gather our family close to us, whisper a prayer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote DesJarlais Out!

There are two good bills in both the Senate and the House of Representatives right now that are directly aimed at the sadistic villains who derive some sick pleasure out of torturing helpless Tennessee Walking Horses. They call it “soring,” where caustic materials are lathered into a horse’s forelegs and then wrapped in plastic so they’ll cook. Sometimes they use nails or screws ... (click for more)