Christ • Community • Commitment
Connect is a contemporary, multigenerational worship service that meets Sabbath at 9:00 a.m. at the Collegedale Academy Elementary School Gymnasium. 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
To receive Connect’s weekly newsletter email Tammy Overstreet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect is broadcast live each Sabbath at 9am on our Facebook Group Page and also soon coming to 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, Health Check Teams) 423.244.1010
Tammy Overstreet (Communication) 407.506.3166
Eliza Delaughter (Prayer, Social Coordinator) 423.438.7271
Jeff Lemon (Outreach Coordinator) 423.432.7085
Jason Churchwell (Connect's Treasurer) 678.938.4840
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 Tammy Overstreet at this email address: email@example.com
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 program is a small group between 2-4 people that visit with homeless camps in the area to visit, witness, and provide some snacks, supplies or even a meal. This program also involves volunteers preparing a warm meal ahead of time so that those visiting the camp can provide a meal.
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.
This program is coordinated by the post collegiate team but involves volunteers that meet with homeless near and around the Community Kitchen in downtown Chattanooga on 11thstreet.
Those volunteering help to take fruit, desserts or other snacks and spend time engaging with the homeless, sharing encouragement and often praying / witnessing with them.
This program is coordinate by the post collegiate team and involves volunteers making cards of encouragement and God’s promises and then handing them out to those walking / visiting Coolidge Park in downtown Chattanooga.
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
This program involves a group of 8-10 individuals that help members of the community that need assistance with cleaning up their home or property. These projects may vary from month to month. Please click on the sign up to see the details for this month’s project.
Peace Camp is a ministry to Muslim refugee children. It is similar to a VBS type program with a Bible story, craft, and games. It is targeted towards children ages 4-12 and is held monthly at the Collegedale Church. We welcome any ages to come help and families with children in this age group can come help and let their kids be a part of the program. We are seeking to make friends with these families and teach them more about God. There is a training video that must be watched beforehand, so you MUST contact Carrie Churchwell prior to coming to help as there are some requirements to follow to best minister to our Muslim friends.