Church Experience #44 – November 20, 2011
Christ United Methodist Church – Chattanooga, TN
Shame On Who?
I drive by Christ United Methodist Church fairly often these days when I am visiting my parents who live nearby in East Brainerd. I paid particular attention to a major addition that went on this year (which of course included the union protesters holding the “Shame On You” sign…now a Chattanooga staple) because it brought back memories of when Christ United Methodist was first constructed on the current property at the corner of Morris Hill and East Brainerd. I was a kid at the time and have some great memories of playing with some of the other boys in the church when it was first launched. Since then it has grown into a megachurch approaching 4,000 members. The last time I attended there, the sanctuary served double duty as a gymnasium with retractable basketball goals and stackable chairs that could be cleared out of the way for recreation. I was pretty sure that would no longer be the case, and the outside of the building (especially the new addition) looked to be more for appearance than functionality like the original design. I was curious to see all of the renovations and to find out what the church had grown into over the years, so I decided to drop in for one of my ChurchSurfer visits. Here’s how it went…
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