Christ United Methodist To Host Ugandan Nun Who Helps Former Captives Of Joseph Kony's Army

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, a CNN Hero whose humanitarian work with young women formerly held captive by warlord Joseph Kony, and featured in the book and documentary Sewing Hope, will speak at Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, on Friday, May 2, from 7-9 p.m. 

The free, interdenominational event includes a showing of the film narrated by Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker and a book signing with local author Nancy Henderson and co-author Reggie Whitten, founder of Pros for Africa, which supports Sister Rosemary’s school, Saint Monica Girls’ Tailoring Centre in Gulu, Uganda.  

About 250 young women, many of whom were raped, tortured and forced to kill their own family members as soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army, currently live on the school’s campus along with their children.

Copies of the book Sewing Hope (Dust Jacket Press, 2013) will be available, along with designer purses crafted from recycled pop tabs by the Ugandan students. All proceeds go to help the young women at Saint Monica’s.  

There will also be a discussion and book signing with Sister Rosemary; Nancy Henderson, local author of Sewing Hope; and Reggie Whitten, co-author and founder of Pros for Africa, on Thursday, May 1, from 6-8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Hamilton Place.

For more information about the event, see www.nancyhendersonwriter.com. To see a trailer of the documentary, go to www.sewinghope.com.


Rivermont Presbyterian Presents "Invitation To A Miracle" Christmas Cantata Dec. 18

The Chancel Choir of Rivermont Presbyterian Church, 3319 Hixson Pike, will present the Christmas cantata "Invitation to a Miracle" on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the 11 a.m. service. The service will feature the Chancel Choir and seasonal singers, as well as many guest musicians. "Come prepare your heart for the birth of the Christ-child in word and song," officials said.   ... (click for more)

Union Gospel Mission Has Community Christmas Dinner Dec. 23

The Union Gospel Mission of Chattanooga will host its Annual Community Christmas Dinner on Friday, Dec. 23, from 12-2 p.m. (or until the food runs out.) The event will be held at Miller Park, downtown Chattanooga, across from the main Post Office.  The Union Gospel Mission will be providing a free Christmas meal consisting of turkey, ham, potatoes, green beans, corn, ... (click for more)

County Schools Prepare To Set Priorities For Next Round Of School Building Funding

County school board members are gearing up to set priorities for the next round of new school construction in Hamilton County. Lee McDade, assistant superintendent, said officials may know by the spring how much money will be available to build new schools or add on to existing ones - or do a combination of both. Board member Rhonda Thurman said a proposal to build a new Chattanooga ... (click for more)

New Walker County Commissioner Whitfield To Move Public Meetings To Evenings And To Larger Venue; Will Also Be Listening Sessions

Walker County Sole Commissioner-Elect Shannon Whitfield said there will be a new arrangement for holding of public commissioner sessions when he takes place at the start of January. Current Commissioner Bebe Heiskell has held Thursday meetings at 3:30 p.m. from time to time in a conference room at her office near the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. Mr. Whitfield said those ... (click for more)

Roy Couldn't Possibly Be More Wrong - And Response (3)

Spreading false information isn't only harmful, as we've been made aware recently. The spread of false information can be outright dangerous.   Calling himself a Christian and all, Roy truly disappoints on so many levels with his recently opinion piece about black students attending predominately white schools being the cause of so much problems and grief at those schools. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Senseless Divide

If I could change one thing about the schools in Chattanooga, my wish would be that everybody could become good friends. I’m talking about the private schools versus the public schools. The rancor is so bad we hardly ever play in sports anymore and what the loathsome TSSAA has done in recent years to the out-numbered private schools is sinful. My dream would be that there would ... (click for more)