DivorceCare Divorce Support Group Begins Jan. 29

Friday, January 11, 2019

“It changed my life at a time when I thought my life was over.” That was just one positive comment from a participant in a DivorceCare Divorce Care Support Group. Locally, a new group is scheduled to start Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Hope Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Chickamauga. The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays for 13 sessions from 7–9 p.m.

DivorceCare is a network of 15,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer divorce support groups.  The program is nondenominational and features practical information and biblical teaching on how to recover from divorce or separation.

Sessions deal with common concerns such as anger, depression, loneliness, financial survival and how to move on with a healthy and productive life.

According to Rebecca Morton, one of the group leaders, “This program is based on the Bible, but “our goal is to offer healing resources that apply to all people.”

The format for each session is a video seminar followed by a group discussion led by individuals who have been divorced and gone through the healing process themselves. The cost for the entire course is $15.00 to cover the cost of the course workbook, but scholarships are available.  Each session stands alone, so participants can pick up any sessions that they miss during the next 13-week cycle.

Hope Fellowship EPC is located at the corner of Twin Cedars Road and Highway 27 in Chickamauga. For more information about DivorceCare go to www.divorcecare.org, and to learn more about the local sessions call 423 364-8983 or 706 996-4802.


"We Are Really Free Now" Is Sermon Topic At Middle Valley Church Of God On Sunday

Bob Tamasy: Blessings From Brokenness

Mike And PaMela Patton Speak At Metro Tab Church Sunday


Middle Valley Church of God at 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announced that Pastor Mitch McClure will lead a 'Celebration of the Victory in Jesus Christ' on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. The celebration ... (click for more)

Have you heard of Kintsugi? Also known as Kintsukuroi, which means “golden repair,” it’s a centuries-old Japanese art of restoring broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with precious metal, ... (click for more)

Metro Tab Church will have Pastor Mike Patton, its missions pastor, along with his wife, Pastor PaMela Patton, give a update on Honduras during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. The praise ... (click for more)


Church

"We Are Really Free Now" Is Sermon Topic At Middle Valley Church Of God On Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God at 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announced that Pastor Mitch McClure will lead a 'Celebration of the Victory in Jesus Christ' on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. The celebration will include a message, "We Are Really Free Now" by Pastor Mitch McClure. This celebration is a result of the victory brought to all believers through the life, death, burial, and resurrection ... (click for more)

Bob Tamasy: Blessings From Brokenness

Have you heard of Kintsugi? Also known as Kintsukuroi, which means “golden repair,” it’s a centuries-old Japanese art of restoring broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with precious metal, such as gold, silver or platinum. This process is founded in a philosophy that treats breakage and repair as part of the valued object’s history, rather than as something to be disguised. ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Commission Votes 5-4 Against 34-Cent Property Tax Increase For The Schools

The County Commission voted 5-4 on Wednesday morning against a 34-cent property tax increase for the county schools. Opposed were Greg Martin, Randy Fairbanks, Chester Bankston, Tim Boyd and Sabrena Smedley. In favor were Chip Baker, Katherlyn Geter, Warren Mackey and David Sharpe. County Attorney Rheubin Taylor said the action means that none of the budget is approved ... (click for more)

Fire Heavily Damages Vacant Hixson Home Early Wednesday Afternoon

A fire heavily damaged a Hixson home early Wednesday afternoon. At 1:20 p.m., a neighbor called 911 reporting a house fire at 1833 Bay Hill Dr. The Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting heavy fire on the front door and porch area. Firefighters entered the front and back side of the home to find heavy fire downstairs and heavy smoke ... (click for more)

Opinion

Thank You, Commissioners

I want to thank the five county commissioners who voted down the ridiculous property tax increase. Your votes reflected the wishes of the electorate – and that is exactly as it should be. The voting citizen is inundated by “promises” during pre-election campaigns. By casting our vote we select the candidate that will (we hope) best represent our best interests. Yes, there are always ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Hall Is (Still) Tired

About 10 years ago, Robert A. Hall, a five-time member of the Massachusetts State Legislature, wrote an essay on “Why I Am Tired.” In 2009 his story was on hundreds of others’ blogs – really made the rounds on the Internet – and thousands adored the Viet Nam veteran's candid assessment of what makes an ex-Marine grow weary. Again, this was written when he was 63. Now he’s ... (click for more)