Pastor McClure Continues Series On "Why Do We Need The Cross?"

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Pastor Mitch McClure of Middle Valley Church of God will speak on the topic, "Not Forty Days Of Purpose, But Forty Days Of Preaching" in the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.  This will be a continuation of the sermon series called 'Why Do We Need The Cross?'  This series deals with the chain of events that leads up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 
Pastor Mitch McClure will lead the church in a time of Bible reading, prayer, and worship at 6:30 p.m.  this Sunday.  The church is participating in READ 2014 which includes all participants reading through the entirety of the Bible in 2014.  READ 2014 is a denominational program of the Church of God.
 

Each Wednesday at 7 p.m. classes are made available for all age groupings.  At the present time, Pastor Mitch McClure is leading the congregation in a Bible study on Heaven.  A portion of the study will involve reviewing 'The Story Of Heaven' by Max Lucado. 

On Tuesday, May 13, Senior Adult Pastor Craig Paul will lead a Senior Adult Gathering at 10:30 a.m.  in the church Family Life Center.  This gathering will include a Bible study, prayer, exercise, and a special speaker.  

The community is invited to participate in all services of Middle Valley Church of God.

Children's AWANA Ministry Starts At Middle Cross Baptist

Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, Hixson, has begun its Awana ministry for children ages 3-17. The Awana program is each Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Van service is provided by contacting Pastor Ed Gravett at 423-877-5742 . "Awana offers a fun, proven approach for early evangelism and discipleship. Scripture-based programs and exciting games attract families, ... (click for more)

Sunday Is 125th Anniversary Of St. Elmo Presbyterian Church

Rev. Tim Tinsley of First Presbyterian Church on McCallie Ave. will be the guest preacher.  "First Presbyterian gave the seed money to start construction 127 years ago," church officials said. Morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Anniversary lunch will follow an anniversary photo of everyone in attendance at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration. (click for more)

Bradley, 24, Charged In Death Of Boy, 3; Child Had Numerous Injuries After Left With Boyfriend; Mother Was In Workhouse

Justin Dale Bradley has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of a three-year-old child, who was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday and later died. Police said Dakota James Arndt had numerous injuries over his body. Authorities said Bradley, 24, is the boyfriend of the child's mother, Brianna Kwekel, who was in the Workhouse at the time. Ms. Kwekel was serving 48 ... (click for more)

Helen Burns Sharp Asks Recovery Of Legal Fees In Successful Black Creek TIF Lawsuit

Helen Burns Sharp, citizen activist who sued to try to stop a $9 million Black Creek Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and won, is seeking to have her legal expenses paid by the city and the developers. Ms. Sharp said in a court filing that her legal bills to attorney John Konvalinka are $74,427 thus far. Chancellor Frank Brown ruled in favor of Ms. Sharp, saying the Sunshine ... (click for more)

Decimating The Chattanooga Public Library

Corinne Hill claims that the library is just undergoing a normal weeding process for eliminating books.  She has bragged that she's responsible for the elimination of over 100,000 books - with more to go. "Normal" weeding is not rampant throwing away.  Yes, books go to the Friends for their sale - where they get $2 for a $75 book and thousands wind up being recycled ... (click for more)

The Many Lessons I Learned From Helen McDonald Exum

Helen McDonald Exum was my friend and mentor. As I think of her passing I can only imagine the celebration that is happening in heaven as the news of her arrival is being told. I am sure that there is a party that not only has she organized but that there is not a detail that has been left to chance. I am sure that it is the grandest of events, for you see, she has been planing ... (click for more)