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.

Rivermont Presbyterian Hosts Chuck Brodsky In Concert

Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 3319 Hixson Pike, will present Chuck Brodsky in concert on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. Chuck Brodsky hits the heart of folk music: honest, lean, and passionate. His work is laden with narrative, social commentary, humor, and personal experience.  Larry Groce, Mountain Stage (National Public Radio) said he was “one of the finest singer-songwriters ... (click for more)

"His Love, Our Hope" Series Continues Sunday At Middle Valley Church Of God

Middle Valley Church of God, 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, "Does God Really Love Me?" in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday.  This sermon is part of a special series of sermons based on the need for the church to be revived.  The series is titled, 'His Love, Our Hope.'  All are invited to participate.   ... (click for more)

Appeals Court Rules Against WWTA In Lawsuit Brought By Apartment Complex Over $8 Monthly Charges To Units

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an apartment complex that sued the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Authority (WWTA) over an $8 monthly charge per apartment unit for preparing private service laterals. The court overturned a granting of summary judgment in favor of WWTA by former Judge Jackie Bolton. The appeals court said American Heritage Apartments, ... (click for more)

1 Dies In House Fire In Rhea County

Rhea County Fire Department officials said one person died in an early-morning house fire on Saturday. The call came at about 6:30 a.m. The brick residence is on Fisher Road. S tate arson investigators were on their way. (click for more)

It's Time To Insure Tennessee - And Response

Tennessee has a problem.  What is the value of saving the lives of 1,000 Tennesseans each year? That is exactly what can be expected if 176,000 Tennesseans gain health insurance through Insure Tennessee. A New England Journal of Medicine study showed that expansion of Medicaid was associated with a 6% reduction in yearly mortality for people in the 34-65 age group. Statistically, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Boots, Idiots & Guns

As the month of February was born this morning, allow me to hurriedly share three leftovers that were still in last month’s basket: * * * A first-grade teacher had endured a long day and was helping her students bundle up for the trip home when one of the little boys asked for help getting on his boots. Soon she could see why. Even with her pulling, and him pushing, the ... (click for more)