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We are urging our pastoral staff to work from home wherever possible. To contact the pastor on call, dial 423.236.7136.
Christ • Community • Commitment
Connect is a contemporary, multigenerational worship service that meets Sabbath at 9:00 a.m. at the
Goliath Wall during the summer/fall months and Collegedale Academy Elementary School Gymnasium when there is inclement weather and/or during the winter months. To view Connect's Webstream click here.
Michael Johns - 610.334.6214
Live Stream Coordinators
Travis King - 239.233.3207
Ashley Hoskins - 423.827.9859
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Connect is broadcast live each Sabbath at 9am on our Facebook Group Page and on YouTube.
Pastor Kris Eckenroth 484.663.0530
Pastor LeClare Litchfield 423 413 1908
Pastor Jason Foster (Worship) 423.432.7934
Bob Overstreet (Elder, Greeter Teams) 423.244.1010
Jenne Olivencia (Pastoral Care Team Leader) 407.463.6383
Ossie Olivencia (Pastoral Care Team Leader) 407.435.9263
Tammy Overstreet 407.506.3166
Paige Wilson (Communication) (434) 981-5297
DJ & Alicia Lippard (Social Coordinators)
Beck Hogan (Outreach Coordinator) 423.432.6880
James Loeffler (Connect's Treasurer) 734.624.9721
Prayer Pods are small groups that meet routinely either virtually or in person to pray together. Each Pod has a leader that helps to communicate prayer requests to the pod and also helps to organize times that the pod can pray together. We invite you to join a pod or to form your own. For help with finding a prayer pod to join or forming your own pod, contact Bobbi Stock at (719) 371-2624 or email@example.com.
Outreach programs are scheduled for the first Sabbath of each month (our Service Sabbath). Feel free to reach out to any of the program leaders if you are interested in volunteering for a specific program.
Also, If you are not already on the newsletter email list, the newsletter includes updates on some of the activities as well. To be added to the newsletter, just email Paige Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
This program provides meals to about 100 individuals that come through the Community Kitchen for lunch and also assists the Community Kitchen with other projects. This program is broken down into four parts:
Sack Lunches - (Appropriate for all ages) A group of about 6-8 meet from 8-9 am on Service Sabbath and make sack lunches that are taken to the Community Kitchen to hand out at lunch.
Meal Prep - (Must be 16 years or older) A group of about 4-6 meet from 9:30-11 am at the Community Kitchen on 11th Street downtown Chattanooga to prepare soup to go with the sack lunches.
Food Serving - (Must be 16 years or older) A group of about 4-6 assist with serving the sack lunches, hot soup and beverage to approximately 100 at the Community Kitchen from approximately 11:15 - 12:30.
Various Activities - (Appropriate for all ages) A group of 12-14 meet from 10:00 - 12:00 inside the Community Kitchen to assist with various projects. Such projects include sorting food, preparing meal bags, decorating areas of the center for visitors, etc. These projects vary from month-to-month.
This ministry involves assisting with various needs of the Chattanooga Food Bank (2009 Curtain Pole Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37406) to include warehouse help, food sorting and packing and occasional administrative assistance. Our church group will typically handle the shift from 8 am to 11 am on either the first or second Sabbath of each month (but please check the sign up times as this is subject to change). This ministry requires a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and all volunteers between the ages of 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult and complete a permission form.
This outreach is a food drive distribution, where people drive up behind the Collegedale Credit Union and we put bags of food in their car. Our volunteers give these people a survey to get more information about them, help transport bags to the cars, and compile more food bags if needed. There are two different shifts: 1:45pm-3:30pm and 3:30pm-5:00pm. We need around 4 people for each shift.
This program involves a collection of canned goods on Outreach Sabbath, typically this is collected at or near the Connect service and we encourage everyone to bring items to contribute.
This program typically does not require volunteers and it is coordinated by Pastor Kris Eckenroth.
A group of approximately 10 volunteers will work together to help pick up trash and debris along roads and other common areas to help keep our community beautiful. Areas will be chosen to maximize our impact while making sure it is a safe environment for our volunteers. However, all volunteers must be 14 years old or older. Safety equipment and supplies will be provided.
Home Clean up
Contact Jason Foster
call/text (423) 432-7934
Peace Camp is a ministry to Muslim refugee families. We will be doing monthly hikes with the refugee families making friends and teaching about the Creator. During the summer we will be holding a camp for kids ages 5-12 with worships, games, and crafts. We welcome any ages to come help. We are seeking to make friends with these families and teach them more about God. Please contact Carrie Churchwell if you would like to help to receive training before coming and to learn the locations each month.