Connect

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.

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 Audio

Michael Johns - 610.334.6214

Live Stream Coordinators

Travis King - 239.233.3207

Seth Eckenroth

Hospitality/Potluck Meals

Ashley Hoskins - 423.827.9859

To receive Connect’s weekly newsletter email Tammy Overstreet at toverstreet@southern.edu

Connect is broadcast live each Sabbath at 9am on our Facebook Group Page and also soon coming to Youtube.

Leadership Team

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

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

Prayer Pods

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 bobbistock@gmail.com.

Service Sabbath

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:  toverstreet@southern.edu

Community

Kitchen

Contact Marlene Rasi 

mrasi@ecleris.com

call/text (786) 369-9832

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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:

  1. 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.  

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.  

Chattanooga Food Bank

Contact Nathan McKee 

nathantoddmckee@gmail.com

call/text (423) 619-3548

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This ministry involves assisting with various needs of the Chattanooga Food Bank to include warehouse help, food sorting and packing and occasional administrative assistance.  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.

Food

Distribution

Contact Becca Overstreet 

beccao@southern.edu

call/text (407) 415-7767

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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. 

Food Drive

Contact Kris Eckenroth 

kris@southern.edu

call/text (484) 663-0530

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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.

Community Clean Up
Team

Contact Johnnie Hoskins 

johhniehoskinsjr@gmail.com

call/text (423) 309-8032

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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

Contact Carrie Churchwell  

jchurchw@gmail.com

call/text (770) 608-7026

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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.