First-Centenary Offers Two Christmas Eve Services

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"The Paradox of Blessedness" will be Dr. Doug Fairbanks' message at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. worship services Sunday, in the  sanctuary at First-Centenary United Methodist Church, 410 McCallie Ave.  His text will be Luke 1:39-55. At 10:45 in The Vine, the Rev. Brian Davis will speak on "Polar Express: Leaning to Believe," with Hebrews 11:1-3 as text. 

Christmas Eve services Monday will be at 5 and 11 p.

m. Music for the Christ Child will precede both services. At 4:45 p.m., Christmas carols and festive music will be presented by strings, piano and organ. At 10:30 p.m., the Chancel Choir, vocal and instrumental soloists will set the stage for the 11 p.m. communion service. Child care will be available during the 5 p.m. service.

Keith Baptist Church Announces Easter Weekend Events

Keith Baptist Church, 1573 Keith Road inTunnel Hill, will host a Good Friday bonfire service on Friday, March 30. Hamburgers, hotdogs and chili will be provided on Friday between 6-7:30 p.m. The Good Friday service will begin at sunset, which is projected around 8 p.m. On Saturday, March 31 starting at 6:30 p.m., they will have food, fellowship and worship around the bonfire.  The ... (click for more)

Middle Valley COG Continues "Moving Towards Victory" Series Sunday

Middle Valley Church of God announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, Once And For All, Always,  in the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.   This sermon is part of a sermon series titled Moving Towards Victory.  "This series focuses attention to the reality that God wants to provide victory in the life of each and every believer," officials said.  ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Says $4 Million Needed To Put SROs In All Hamilton County Schools

Sheriff Jim Hammond on Thursday night told members of the County School Board that $4 million is needed to provide School Resource Officers for all of the 79 schools. He said currently there are 31 SROs in 29 schools, leaving 50 uncovered. School Board member Rhonda Thurman said she believes the community could come together to provide the necessary funding. "It's something ... (click for more)

Judge Philyaw Denies He Did Not Reappoint Magistrate Because She Was Gay

Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw told a federal jury on Thursday that the fact Elizabeth Gentzler is openly gay had no part in his decision not to reappoint her as a magistrate. "Absolutely not. I have a lot of gay friends, family and acquaintances," he said. However, a court officer at Juvenile Court sided with Ms. Gentzler. Jimmie Cannon said, "Ninety-nine percent ... (click for more)

Avoid Underage Drinking And Other Prom Drama

My high school prom took a dramatic turn when two guys got their tuxedo jackets mixed up. One of them belonged to my date, who kindly offered to keep my wallet in his pocket. That’s the jacket another young man mistakenly grabbed off the back of a chair before heading to an underage drinking party that got shut down by police well after midnight—as kids scattered in every direction.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘In God We Trust …And Protecting Our School Children

On a day that the Tennessee Legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that would prominently display the words “In God We Trust” in every school building in the state, the Hamilton County School Board gave my boy Bad Little Johnny cause to get a magic market and scribble underneath, “but ‘Everybody Else Is Gonna’ Need A Pistol!’” Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, who was ... (click for more)