First-Centenary UMC Presents "Requiem" This Sunday

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Chancel Choir and 14-piece Chamber Orchestra at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., will present "Requiem" by John Leavitt as part of the 10:45 a.m. sanctuary worship service this Sunday. The choir presents this work as a message of hope and comfort in the middle of Lent, in anticipation of the joy of Christ's resurrection. The "Requiem," composed in 2000 does not employ the traditional Latin Requiem texts. Instead, John Leavitt selected Psalms 23, 27 and 47, Robert Lowry's hymn, "How Can I Keep From Singing", the ancient "Easter Carol", and the Celtic text, "Gaelic Blessing.
" The musical settings range from lyrical to rhythmic. Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak at the service, and at 8:30 a.m., on "The Enlightened Ones," with text from Ephesians 5:8-14. At the 10:45 service in The Vine,  the Rev.  Brian Davis will speak on "God Won't Take You Where His Grace Won't Sustain You."
 
The Oak Street Playhouse in the Flo Summitt  Theatre will present the comedy,  "Til Beth Do Us Part," April 16, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8:30 p.m. and April  27 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and groups of 10 or more and $5 for students. Make reservations by calling 756-2428 or oakstreetplayhouse@gmail.com.

St. Francis Of Assisi Episcopal Church Announces "Blessing Of Animals" This Sunday

St. Francis Day and the Blessing of Animals will be celebrated this Sunday from 1:30-4 p.m. at St. Francis Of Assisi Episcopal Church Campus, 7555 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road in Ooltewah.  Admission is f and all faiths are welcome. "Bring your pet and enjoy an afternoon at St. Francis.  Participate in the parade of animals, followed by a short liturgy in the Episcopal ... (click for more)

"Let's Have Some Church Chattanooga Style" Community Worship Service To Be Held Oct. 8

The public is invited to an evening of encouraging, praise, and worship on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Hawkinsville Missionary Baptist Church, 7463 Pinewood Dr.   The event, Chattanooga Coming Together To Have Some Church: "Let's Have Some Church Chattanooga Style" will feature Pastor Tim Careathers and Westside Choir, Pastor J. Anthony Taylor and Greater Community ... (click for more)

Boyd Questions Effectiveness Of Read 20 Program; Coppinger Defends It

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he questions the effectiveness of the Read 20 pre-K literacy program and wants the director to come before the County Commission to answer questions.   County Mayor Jim Coppinger defended the program, noting that it was the creation of former County Mayor Claude Ramsey.   Commissioner Boyd said the low literacy level hearing ... (click for more)

Corker Says Without Budget Reform, Washington Is “Laying A Huge Burden On Future Generations”

In remarks on the Senate floor  on Wednesday , Senator Bob Corker joined a number of colleagues to discuss the broken federal budget process.   “The processes that we have in place make it impossible for us to really deal with our country’s fiscal issues,” said Senator Corker. “Today is the perfect example of that: we pass a continuing resolution ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vin Scully’s Last Time

It is said that the opening paragraph of my favorite ode to baseball should be the centerpiece for the canon of sports literature. It was written by former commissioner Bart Giamatti in "The Green Fields of the Mind,” a most marvelous essay to the last day of the regular season in the major leagues. “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in ... (click for more)