Holy Week Services Announced By Grace Episcopal

Friday, April 11, 2014
Holy Week services following Palm Sunday, leading up to Easter at Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. are:
 
Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. – This liturgy commemorates Jesus’ commandment to love one another and includes the washing of feet and if followed by a night-long vigil.
 
Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. begins in the courtyard and moves through the grounds unless the weather sends it into the Nave. A meditative experience, the service follows Jesus’ journey to the cross.

 
Good Friday Liturgy,  April 18, 12:15 p.m., is solemn and quiet, centering around Jesus’ crucifixion.
 
Easter Vigil,  Saturday, April 19, 8 p.m., is a service which begins outdoors with the kindling of the new fire, which is carried into the darkened Nave. It's first part is a remembrance of the salvation history of God’s people, followed immediately by the first service of Easter. This liturgy will be followed (in true Grace style) with a champagne reception and potluck goodies. Please bring potluck goodies.

St. Martin Of Tours Episcopal Church Chattanooga Presents Ash Wednesday Services

The imposition of ashes will take place during two services presented at St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church (7547 East Brainerd Road, 37421) on  Wednesday, with a morning service at  10 a.m.  and an evening service including Taize meditation and music at  6 p.m. St. Martin will also be presenting an ongoing Lenten Series called “Growing a Rule ... (click for more)

Grief Support Group Offered At First-Centenary United Methodist Church

Forward is an ecumenical group which offers mutual support for those who have lost a spouse.  First-Centenary United Methodist Church will host a new small group, eight sessions in all, beginning Saturday, from 10-11:30 a.m., in the in the church parlor.  These groups offer space for the newly- and sometimes not so newly-bereaved to share experiences and begin to ... (click for more)

WWTA, Grimes, Clem Lambasted At Boyd Public Forum

Over 50 people turned out Tuesday night on a meeting called by County Commissioner Tim Boyd over issues with the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA), and many took turns lambasting the agency, director Cleveland Grimes and attorney Chris Clem. Commissioner Boyd said at the end of the hour and a half session at the East Ridge Community Center, "If less ... (click for more)

City Facing Millions In Catchup Costs For Fire And Police Pension Fund

City Council members were told Tuesday they are facing millions of dollars in catchup costs for the fire and police pension fund. Pension fund officials said the city will need to invest some $1.6 million per year more with the fund to keep up with the latest state requirement. Frank Hamilton said the fund has been at a level of about 60 percent of obligations, but that needs ... (click for more)

Rick Smith Should Not Be Paid To Leave

Taxpayers of Hamilton County should take note that a majority of the members of the school board are getting ready to give Rick Smith the buyout that he wants.  Do you agree that someone should be paid for taking the coward's way out?  Rick Smith should be fired for cause. Not paid to leave.   If you don't want the board members to pay him off, call or ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Grab The Reaching Hand

Three of Tennessee’s largest four cities are now searching for school superintendents. Jesse Register retired last June and, after botching the first attempt, Nashville city leaders are intensely helping the Board of Education in a search for the best candidate. In Knoxville and Chattanooga the superintendents have resigned, both under a cloud, and now the leaders of the ‘2.0’ initiative ... (click for more)