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.


Sunday Is 125th Anniversary Of St. Elmo Presbyterian Church

Rev. Tim Tinsley of First Presbyterian Church on McCallie Ave. will be the guest preacher.  "First Presbyterian gave the seed money to start construction 127 years ago," church officials said. Morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. Anniversary lunch will follow an anniversary photo of everyone in attendance at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration. (click for more)

The Boat Did Float And There Is Hope Is Topic Sunday At Middle Valley Church Of God

Middle Valley Church of God, 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announces that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic "The Boat Did Float And There Is Hope" in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday.   This sermon is part of a special series of sermons based on the Biblical report of Jesus that the Last Days would be preceded by events like Noah's day.  Pastor McClure ... (click for more)

School Board Unanimously Makes Cuts To Teacher Insurance; Spouses Can Only Stay On If They Have No Other Insurance

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to Increase the premium for spouses by $100 - a move officials said would save the schools from $2,040,000 to $3,040,000. Spouses will not continue to be covered if they have insurance available to them on their jobs. School officials said the 1,700 spouses on county school insurance last year had $10 million in claims. ... (click for more)

City Audit Hits Travel Abuses By Top Chattanooga Library Personnel; Report Forwarded To State On Possible Fraud

A report by Internal City Auditor Stan Sewell found travel abuses by top personnel of the Chattanooga Library. The auditor said he found possible instances of fraud and forwarded information to state officials in regard to "reported potential fraudulent activity" by Margaret Backus, Systems Administrator and Nathaniel Hill, Assistant Library Director. The report says, ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)