Signal Mountain Presbyterian Has Several Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Men’s Ministry at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd., will present a ping-pong tournament for men ages 22 and up Saturday, March 15, at 5 p.m. in the Warehouse. You will enjoy fun competition, fellowship and food.The tournament is limited to the first 64 entrants, so please sign up quickly by contacting Christie Wildman – first come, first served. Even if you don’t play ping-pong, please come to watch, heckle, and eat some barbeque. 

LEGACY: A concert of sacred music honoring Dr. William E. and Mrs. Jakie Dudley, celebrating 25 years of ministry, will beSunday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. There will be a dinner in Dudley Hall at 5 p.m. Join the Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church family as we reflect on 25 years of life and ministry and pay tribute to the legacy of faith Senior Pastor Dr. Bill Dudley leaves as he retires this year. The concert will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir, Westminster Singers, and Orchestra and will feature sacred favorites and meaningful anthems in the life of the church. 

Reservations are required for the dinner and must be made by Monday, March 10. The meal is FREE but reservations are still required. Reservations may be made by calling the church at 886-2190 or emailing Mary Jo Levy. The concert is free and childcare is provided. For more information, contact the Music Ministry Department. 

A March Madness Youth Auction will be Wednesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m., with dinner shortly after. There will be a themed dinner, silent auction, entertainment and a live auction,\. Make reservations for dinner with the church office at 886-2190. 

At the 8:15 and 10:40 worship services Sunday, March 9, the Rev. Margaret Ferguson will preach.


Steve Ellison: My Country

As I write on July 4 th /Independence Day, I wonder about myself and my fellow countrymen.  We seem ready to declare any kind of behavior as acceptable, even worthy of celebration.  For decades, we have turned a blind eye toward adultery, unethical business practices, fornication, mistreatment of the weak, pornography, failure to discipline children, no-fault divorce, ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Confessions Of An Unapologetic Flag-Waver

Is patriotism dead? On life support, perhaps? In some ways it would appear to be. Protesters burn American flags for various reasons – or non-reasons – and many pundits view that as their right to free speech. Immigrants from other nations benefit from living in the U.S.A., but show disrespect for American traditions. On the West Coast, Muslim residents of a housing complex ... (click for more)

Muslim Advocacy Group Questions House Arrest For Signal Mountain Man Charged In Threats Against Muslim Village In New York

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Saturday questioned the release of a Signal Mountain man who admitted to planning what it called "a Charleston-style terror attack" on a Muslim community in New York. CAIR also called for stepped up protection for the community targeted in the plot. Judge ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Tydings Is A Winner

One week from tomorrow the most important educator in the future of our community will start work as the new president of Chattanooga State. While I am normally cynical of beard-strokers and foundation-hungry dreamers who have little or no concept of the real world, I am convinced Flora Tydings will become the best thing to happen in our community in years. A grandmother with ... (click for more)