Chattanooga First

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Chatt 1st Events

Fasting and Prayer : 

The church family is invited to fast and pray in their homes the first Friday of each month. October 2 we will be praying for the outpouring of God’s spirit on our church, our families, our community, and our nation. Also, pray for a spiritual revival and miracles of reformation and conversion. Pray for our fall evangelistic meetings, and that people on Top 10 list will respond to your invitation to come with you.  Pray for the death of the Covid virus and for healing of our world. Pray for an end to violence and racism. Pray for wisdom for our world leaders to make right decisions. Pray for our country’s presidential election.  Pray for forgiveness of our sins and God’s mercy, so that peace will be restored to our world. Pray that God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Pray for Jesus' soon Return! Thank you for joining in heart and mind as a church to pray!

Prayer with Pastor Rusty: 

Please join us after church on October 3 for corporate prayer.  Meet Pastor Rusty and the pastors at the front of the sanctuary on the piano side at 12:30 p.m. 

Pathfinders Metal Collection Fundraiser

Thank you for all  your help!  Current amount raised: $300.00  Bring your metal of all kinds and place it in the marked bin by the fellowship hall.

If you cannot bring the metal to church, Steve is happy to come by and pick up your metal for you (loads of any size). Call Steve Kuhlman at 423-486-4412.

Samaritan Center: Volunteers needed

Are you looking for a service opportunity, a place to fellowship or just somewhere to go to get out of the house? The Samaritan Center is the place you are looking for. We need individuals or groups to help process clothing by checking clothing quality and hanging them. If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information, please call Bethany Hills at 423-238-7777 ext. 22 or email her at bethanyhills@thesamaritancenter.net. We hope to hear from you soon.
 

Adventurers and Pathfinders: 

Our Adventurers and Pathfinders have started their new year. Please call Harsha Cole at 256-868-0383 for more information about the Adventurer Club. For Pathfinder information call Michael Bates at 423-507-3364. They both have an exciting year planned for our young ones.

Adventurer meetings 6:30 - 8 p.m. every other Wednesday.

Pathfinder meetings: 6:30 - 8 p.m. every Wednesday.

IDentify 

Want to be with friends? To have a memorable Sabbath and get to know God better? Come and IDentify, Sabbath, September 19, 6 p.m at Chattanooga First for our Youth Vespers. Where young people connect with God and each other.

Chatt First Choir Practice

Choir Practice every Thursday, at 6:30 pm. We will be practicing in the fellowship hall. Come and bring a friend!

Evening Anthem Vespers

Evening Anthem vespers invites you to enjoy the musical talents of Martin Young on Sept. 26, at 6:30 pm, at the Chattanooga First Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Martin will be sharing many original compositions in his program, "Praise to the Lord."  Come and be blessed!

Volunteer Opportunities:  

If God has gifted you for service, there are a number of volunteer opportunities here at Chatt First! Some areas that need to be addressed are watering the plants, cleaning corners and cobwebs, washing windows, small repairs, painting etc. If you would like to contribute your time and talents in service for the Lord, please contact Pastor Rusty Williams at 678-778-1778.  There is always plenty to do.

Volunteers: Thank you to all of those who have come out to help with the upkeep of our church.  This is the House of the Lord and all the volunteer service, large and small, seen and unseen, known and unknown,  glorifies Him and makes the ministry of  Chattanooga First possible.

“The Search for Significance”

September 26. If you have been caught in the Performance Trap or Failure hurt so bad you don’t want to try again, you won’t want to miss Pastor Rusty’s sermon, The “Search for Significance”. Pray about someone you would like to invite to come to church at 8:30 or 10:45 a.m. 

 

Other Notifications

 

Kids Devotional Time: My Journey Through the Bible    

Begin your Journey today, and earn a special sticker at the completion of every monthly Bible reading!
 
Be sure to invite a friend along for the Journey.
 
No matter when your Journey begins or ends,
you will receive a special prize at the end of your Journey
(1-12 of either Old or New Testament)
https://myplacewithjesus.com/challenges/current-challenge

Our Church in Prayer

In 2020 we want to pray for each of our church members by name. This week please pray for members whose last name begins with SH - SI

Resources for the Homeless

Sun screen, bug spray, and deodorant are real needs for the Homeless.  You may bring these items and put them in the basket in the foyer of the church marked "Homeless". Because of Covid 19 we are not taking clothes to them at this time so do not bring any until we start passing out clothing again. We will be helping them again October 10.

FOOD PANTRY

Because of your faithfulness in keeping our food pantry stocked we are able to help families in need. We are always in need of more cans of fruit. If you know of anyone that needs help, please call Shirley Smith at 423-713-6667.

Marriage Retreat Registration Open

Don't miss this year's GCC marriage retreat, "Song of Songs: Love of a Lifetime!" Presenters will once again be Jorge & Evelyn Torres. The retreat will be held Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 at the beautiful Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge in Buford, GA. Registration is now open. Click here for more info or to reserve a spot for you and your sweetheart!

 

MESSIAH SING-ALONG

We are sad to announce that because of the restrictions of the coronavirus the Messiah Sing-Along has been canceled for December 2020.

 

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL HOMESCHOOL CLASSES

Chattanooga First has opened Middle/High School Homeschool classes every Tuesday and Thursday.  Please contact the following people for more information. Mrs. Monica Campbell, 423-366-5189, Health Lifestyle. Mr. Bruce Kuist, 423-240-1832, Band Instrument Lessons.  Mrs. Daphne Kent, 423-505-1273, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele Music Lessons.