St. Marks To Host Muslim Students From Georgetown University Over Thanksgiving

Monday, November 19, 2012

St. Marks Church, Northshore is looking forward to welcoming and hosting a group of Georgetown University students this Thanksgiving season.  

These students, members of the Georgetown Muslim Student Association, are traveling to the Chattanooga area to perform community service projects over their school's holiday break. Church officials said, "We are especially pleased that our St. Marks community and other area groups will share service, fellowship and meals  with these students.

"   

"In a time where mistrust and misinformation abound between religious groups, we are anxious to show Christian hospitality, spend time in meaningful conversation, and build positive relationships between our communities." 
 
Highlights:
 
 - The students will stay on site at St. Marks and participate in various service projects such as playground restoration and painting. 
 
 - Various families and groups are sponsoring meals to join with the students over a meal for meaningful conversations.
 
 - The students are participating in the Grateful Gobbler Walk on Thanksgiving.
 
-  An Interfaith Prayer service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. followed by lunch at St. Marks.
 
 - The students will participate in an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at Mizpah Temple on Friday evening.
 
-  On Sunday morning, a breakfast will be provided at St. Marks, prayer led by Rabbi Tepper from Mizpah with reflections shared by the students prior to their departure.

Fall Festival/Trunk Or Treat At Orchard Missionary Baptist

Orchard Knob Missionary Baptist Church,1734 East Third St., is hosting a fall festival and trunk or treat on Saturday from 1-4 p.m.  Ages 4-11 are welcome to come for fun, games, food, and candy. The event is free and they request no costumes, please. For more information, contact the church at 423-629-6115. -- (click for more)

Heritage Pointe Baptist Hosts Harvest Hangout Oct. 31

Heritage Pointe Baptist Church, located at 60 Dyer Bridge Place in Ringgold, will host a Harvest Hangout with a bonfire, hot dogs, hayride and trunk of treat on Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.   If you need more information please call  706/858-0976 . (click for more)

Additions And Improvements At Camp Jordan Arena Coming Soon

Additions and improvements are coming to Camp Jordan Arena in the near future. At the Thursday night meeting of the East Ridge city council, approval was given for buying new playground equipment. It will come from Gametime, a locally-based company. The VP of Marketing lives in East Ridge and made a proposal to set up the playground at Camp Jordan so his company could use it for ... (click for more)

Tribute Service For Luther Masingill Held At Historic Engel Stadium

It took a place as big as historic Engel Stadium for Chattanooga to say goodbye to their beloved Luther. Hundreds came Thursday afternoon to pay tribute to Luther Masingill who died early Monday morning after a radio career that spanned an amazing 74 years. It was clear from all who spoke that he was considered not only a radio personality, but also a role model. One after ... (click for more)

Not Everything Has Been Done To Save Hutcheson

I am a resident of Walker County and I have a personal belief that a hospital ranks equal to other basic services a community should offer (like police, fire, emergency services, school systems, government, etc.). I am not privy to all the management and financial conundrums concerning the feasibility of maintaining and growing Hutcheson, and as a private citizen I don’t believe ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Veterinarian’s Horse Sense

I suspect you’ve heard by now that a doctor in New York City, who volunteers with “Doctors Without Borders,” just got back from the African nation of Guinea on October 17 – last Friday – and on Thursday tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. Luckily, he came in actual contact with only a few people but he reportedly rode a subway, took a taxi, went on a three-mile run and ... (click for more)