• The United Methodist Day of Discipleship for the denomination's Chattanooga District will be Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road. The Rev. David Graves, superintendent of the denomination's Kingsport District and former pastor at Ooltewah UMC, will preach at the 2:30 p.m. worship service. Breakout sessions at 3:15 p.m. include "Leading Vital Congregations," led by Graves; "Inviting and Inspiring Worship," led by Caroline Merrill, director of music and worship at Long's Chapel UMC, Waynesville, N.C.; "Nurture Through Small Groups," led by Devry Goghlan, groups coordinator at Cove UMC, Huntsville, Ala.; and "SPRC Member Training," led by the Rev. Mike Hubble, superintendent of the denomination's Chattanooga District, for members of congregational staff parish relations committees. Following the breakout groups, participants will help prepare 10,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now. For information, call the district office at 629-0333.
• Standifer Gap Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8310 Standifer Gap Road; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 12; discussion of lifestyle choices and preventive health by Dr. Zeno Charles-Marcel of Wildwood Lifestyle Center & Hospital (with free vegetarian potluck meal in between sessions); 892-6013.
• The Rev. Andy Cornett has been appointed as associate pastor for youth and family ministry at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, 612 James Blvd.; Glenn Roberts is now pastor at Cassandra Baptist Church, 1371 W. Cove Road, Chickamauga; Dwayne Boudreaux has resigned as pastor at Chattanooga Valley Baptist Church, 90 Nick A Jack Lane, to become director of missions for the Augusta Baptist Association.; the Rev. Eddie Frye is now pastor of Mountain View Baptist Church, 30 Meacham Road, in Rossville. ... Richard Byers has become interim pastor at Sulpher Springs Baptist Church, County Road 889, Valley Head, Ala. ... Brent Jennings, former minister of music at Fellowship Baptist Church, 210 Thomas Ave., Chickamauga, has become minister of music at Harbor Lights Baptist Church, 600 Crane St., in LaFayette.r
Clint Cooper is the faith editor and a staff writer for the Times Free Press Life section. He also has been an assistant sports editor and Metro staff writer for the newspaper. Prior to the merger between the Chattanooga Free Press and Chattanooga Times in 1999, he was sports news editor for the Chattanooga Free Press, where he was in charge of the day-to-day content of the section and the section’s design. Before becoming sports ...