Memory Sunday Chattanooga Supports Those Facing Alzheimer's

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Sunday Chattanooga, on June 11, is a hybrid of a national campaign called Memory Sunday.  The purpose of this one day event allows congregations serving the African American community to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s, dementias, and caregiving.  Of the more than five million people living with Alzheimer’s and dementias in the United States, African Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias than other races.  

"There is no better time and no better place for our community to learn about Alzheimer’s than in the church,” said Dr. Ternae Jordan Sr., senior pastor of Mount Canaan Baptist Church.  Located on Highway 58, Mount Canaan is hosting its official Memory Sunday Chattanooga event during the 10 a.m. worship service.  The congregation will get information during the service, as well as receive additional information about community resources from information tables.

"At Mount Canaan, we have many members whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer’s, so we know the challenges that families face” said Christin McWhorter, Mount Canaan’s Health and Wellness co-leader. “We want to stand with and support families who are dealing with this disease and remind them that God’s grace will carry them through. Mt Canaan will also resume our caregiver support group to help families connect with resources and with other families who are on a similar journey." 

“Along with Mount Canaan and approximately 10 other churches in Chattanooga, we are successfully localizing this national movement," said Christopher-Charles Chaney, pastor of Kingdom International Ministries, and the lead organizer for the Memory Sunday Chattanooga Campaign.  "Our local campaign will deliberately create awareness for what is a growing public health crisis among African Americans living in Chattanooga."

Participating congregations will receive free access to the Memory Sunday toolkit, promotional materials, program implementation ideas, and a local representative to assist with future education opportunities.  To sign up a church or faith-based organization for Memory Sunday Chattanooga, register at www.balmingilead.org, contact Mr. Chaney at 781-1555 or email ChaneySpeaks@gmail.com.

 



Russell Nelson Called As 17th President Of Church Of Latter-Day Saints

President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has been called as the 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He succeeds President Thomas S. Monson who passed away on Jan. 2, 2018.  When the president of the Church passes away, succession in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints happens “in an orderly way that ... (click for more)

Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church Seeking A Pastor

The Greater Faith Temple Missionary Baptist Church is seeking a new pastor. Church officials said. "We are prayerfully seeking a pastor who is called by God and equipped to effectively preach and teach the Word of God. We seek a Baptist Biblical leader who will teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. The candidate must be equipped to provide Bible based training and committed ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy In Officer-Involved Shooting At Lakesite

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in the Lakesite area on Friday morning.   Authorities said it happened around 9:35 a.m. near the 1900 block of Wilkes Avenue.   Deputies were called on "an unwanted party."   There was a confrontation with deputies and a man at the mobile home was shot.   ... (click for more)

EPB Video As Percentage Of Fiber Customers Going Down, But That's Fine With Management

With more and more video customers turning to streaming options, EPB's video is dropping as a percentage of overall fiber customers. But that's fine with EPB management, knowing that all that video streaming needs a wide fiber pipeline to go through. EPB is positioned with the best "gig" service. Greg Eaves, chief financial officer, said 65 percent of EPB fiber customers now ... (click for more)

DACA Or Amnesty To Become The Majority?

As we have the political drama that we see in D.C. let’s be honest about what DACA is all about. We understand as the liberal policies of abortion, dependency on the government and an anti-American globalist / progressive agenda that many have come to realize these policies no longer represent their core beliefs and have left a certain party. Without an influx of new dependency ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

It is said that a 15-year-old in Minnesota, where just like the rest of the United States prayer in schools is prohibited, was tasked with writing an essay. He turned in his paper and, as it was returned with an A-plus, it is only fitting that something this clever should begin this week’s edition of The  Saturday  Funnies. Those who enjoy the Funnies understand that ... (click for more)