Palm/Passion Sunday Opens Holy Week Activities At 1st Centenary United Methodist

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

At First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave., on Sunday, April 13, during Palm Sunday services in the 10:45 a.m. sanctuary and Vine services, children will process with palm branches. In the sanctuary, Palm/Passion Sunday music will be presented by Laurie Ziegler, flute and Heather Mariano, violin (8:30 a.m.) and the Chancel Choir (10:45 a.m.) Dr. Doug Fairbanks will speak at the sanctuary services on "Not So Fast," with text from Philippians 2:5-11. At the 10:45 Vine service, the Rev. Brian Davis will speak on "Are High Expectations Better Than No Expectations," with text from Matthew 21:1-11.

A Student Ministry event will be Sunday from 12-4 p.m. at Coolidge Park with an Easter Egg Hunt and Ultimate Frisbee.

On April 17, Maundy Thurday communion and Tenebrae service in the sanctuary at 6 p.m. Dr. Doug Fairbanks will preach, with music by the Chancel  Choir. Members of Cantad! Youth Ensemble will lead the Tenebrae portion of the service. Candles will be extinguished and the altar stripped of its paraments and decorations during reading of scripture. Make dinner reservations by 4 p.m. on Monday with barbarab@fcumc.org or 756-2021, ext. 3123.

On April 20, Sanctuary services will be at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., services in the Vine at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m.


Middle Valley Church Of God Hosts Chili Cook-Off This Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God will host a Chili Cook-Off this  Sunday,  beginning at  6:30 p.m.   This annual event is designed to raise funds for the church's Cusuna, Honduras Missions Project.  Middle Valley COG works with other churches to provide a feeding center, medical clinic, and churches for orphans and widows in Cusuna.  This Honduran ... (click for more)

"Let's Get Better Together" Is Sunday's Topic At Middle Valley

Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, 'Let's Get Better Together'  in the  10:30 a.m.  service this  Sunday.   This is part of a new sermon series titled 'Loving, Accepting, And Forgiving Will Work.'  This series of sermons will focus on the need of all Christians to examine relationships and discover ways in which they ... (click for more)

Underground Fire Closes Several Downtown Streets

An underground fire closed several downtown streets late Saturday afternoon. At approximately 5:20 p.m., the Chattanooga Fire Department responded to a reported fire in a man-hole at the corner of Chestnut Street and W. 8th Street. When fire companies arrived on the scene, they found black smoke coming from an underground electrical service line. The man-hole cover had been ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Who Was Shot In The Head In East Ridge Dies

Monserrate Ferrer, the 16 year old who was shot in East Ridge on Friday, has died. Investigators will meet early next week with the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office to discuss the case. The shooting that involved two juveniles was at the 4200 block of Bennett Road. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy in the bedroom with a single gunshot wound to the ... (click for more)

The City Failed To Watch The Chattanooga History Museum Dollars

The tell tale signs of the History Museum's folly have been evident for years. When I was a former member of City Council I interviewed Dr. Daryl Black, Ph.D. to determine if I should argue for or against the annual funding of his organization. His interview, the multi-year history of administrative non-performance (despite consistent repetitive funding), and a review of the organizational ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Vote ‘No’ On Vouchers

I fully believe that public education in Hamilton County is the single most important opportunity that challenges us today. Over the weekend the new website for the ‘Chattanooga 2.0’ initiative went up and every parent who has a child in our public system should make it “required reading.” You can find it at www.chatt2.org. Please sign up for updates because a lot of us need to ... (click for more)