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.

United Methodist Men Hold Several Events This Weekend

United Methodist Men will hold several events this weekend:  UMM prayer breakfast will be  Saturday , at 9  a.m.  with James Warren Cross as the speaker.  During  Sunday 's 11 a.m. service,  the Hon. Rev. Judge John McClarty will preach on "Break Every Chain".  The weekend will culminate at  5 p.m.  on  Sunday ... (click for more)

St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Holds Youth And Young Adult Day This Sunday

St. Elmo Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Youth and Young Adult Day Ministry on  June 14 during the 11 a.m.  worship service.  The guest speaker will be Minister Ron Jones of Abba’s House and the guest soloist will be Zapouria and Sharon Wadley.  The college and high school graduates along with other youth will be recognized for their accomplishments ... (click for more)

City Seeking Grant To Improve Signals At 32 Intersections

The city is seeking a $2 million federal grant to go along with $500,000 in city funds for a project to improve signals at 32 intersections. There would also be bike and pedestrian improvements. The routes include Brainerd Road, Lee Highway, Shallowford Road, Gunbarrel Road and Hamilton Place Boulevard. The application is for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant. (click for more)

Olympian Kristin Armstrong Sets Course Record; Talansky Is Men's Winner

Two-time Olympic goal medal winner Kristin Armstrong won the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championship in a record time at the Volkswagen course on Saturday morning. She finished the 19.2-mile course in 42 minutes, 8 seconds. The time trial victory assures the 41-year-old Armstrong of a spot as one of three American women to compete in the world championship time trial ... (click for more)

Shame On The Housing Authority - And Response

With Chattanooga and other cities around the nation struggling to find solutions to chronic homelessness it's cruel to evict families likely with children over a fight.   When you evict the adults you're also evicting any and all children in the household.  Intelligence would dictate looking for a root cause. Compassion would dictate looking for alternatives. Both ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Buy Ping Golf Clubs

As we set the charcoal, ice the drinks and prepare for Memorial Day, the first thing on my mind is to ask any golfers within my reach to consider buying and playing with Ping-brand golf clubs. Pings are made in America but there is a little something else you need to know, as told in an email I received earlier this week. I regret I do not know the author: * * * “On Monday, ... (click for more)