Today, 4:00 PM ET
Join us at the Beth tomorrow for free computer training hosted by TechTown Chattanooga! To rsvp please call (423) 362 - 7245.
October 19, 4:14 PM ET
If you’ve ever wanted to learn basic computer and internet skills, now’s your chance! Come to the Beth on October 23 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. for a Digital Literacy Training! This FREE event is sponsored by TechTown Chattanooga.
For more info or to RSVP call (423) 362-7245.
October 18, 2:40 PM ET
Looking to learn new ways to cook, save money on food, plan meals, eat well, and keep food safe?
Join us at the Beth on October 19 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. for the Eating Smart, Moving More class!
For more info call (423) 362-7245.
October 16, 12:02 PM ET
Giving Tuesday will be here before you know it! Help support the Beth by joining our #UnitedWeCan Campaign and by attending United We Dance on Tuesday, November 27 at The Granfalloon from 6 - 8 p.m.
Purchase your tickets here:
Thank you to our sponsor Praters Flooring for putting this video together! #givingtuesday #chagives #givewhereyoulive #thebeth #unitedwedance
October 11, 2:41 PM ET
Join us at the Beth on October 19 from 12:30 - 2 :30 p.m. for the Eating Smart Moving More cooking class! Participants will learn how to cook, save money on food, plan meals, eat well, and keep food safe. The class will also cover tips on how to stay active.
For more info call (423) 362-7245.
October 10, 5:38 PM ET
Want tips on how to save money? Join us at the Beth on October 18 from 7- 8 p.m. for Empower Chattanooga 's free workshop where you will learn new ways to reduce your utility bills. Attendees save on average 10% - 40% on their bills. Dinner will be provided. For more info visit or call 423-648-0963.
October 9, 3:35 PM ET
Interested in learning culinary skills, gardening, and canning? Come check out Lillie’s Table cooking class on October 17 from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. at the Beth! The cost is $45 per session. For more information contact Chef Barney R. May at (205) 203-3502.
October 8, 3:41 PM ET
Thank you Regions Bank for your donation of food and $400 for the Partnership Food Pantry provided by Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults at the Bethlehem Center. We appreciate your support!
October 5, 2:48 PM ET

October 3, 10:37 AM ET
Thank you Silverdale Baptist Church volunteers for weeding our garden beds and for putting new mulch around our playground areas. We truly appreciate it!
September 26, 1:11 PM ET
We still have some great pieces from our Art from the Heart 2.0 auction! If you weren’t able to attend, you can still purchase two paintings for $60 each or your best offer. We also have a Sportsbarn 2 month membership with two t-shirts (a $300 value) for $100. For more info or to purchase one of these items please call (423) 266-1384 ext. 6.
September 25, 5:05 PM ET
"...The Beth’s mission is to empower children and families to lead responsible lives by providing discipleship, education, and leadership development. Through my work with the Community Connection initiatives, I have seen first hand what happens when residents are empowered. They give back and they make our load lighter at the Beth. They come up with great ideas that serve the larger community, and quite frankly, they bring us joy when they walk in the building..."

Click below to read more of our new blog!
September 21, 3:46 PM ET
Congrats to our Eating Smart graduates! These ladies learned how to eat and cook well, meal plan, save money, and stay active during the Eating Smart and Moving More sessions provided by UT Extension - Healthy Families, Healthy Communities. We can't wait for the new sessions to start next month!
September 17, 4:13 PM ET
On Thursday, September 20 from 7- 8pm Empower Chattanooga will offer a free workshop at the Beth that will show you ways to reduce your utility bills. Attendees save on average 10% - 40% on their bills. Dinner will be provided. For more info visit or call 423-648-0963.
September 13, 3:55 PM ET
Check out this blog by Praters Flooring featuring the Beth! Thanks again, Praters for refurbishing our gym floor and for believing in our mission. #throwbackthursday #thebeth #shoutout
September 10, 4:06 PM ET
This Saturday, September 15th Rivers of Living Water Christian Center will host the Titus II Woman Lunch & Learn from 3-5 p.m. at the Beth.The discussion will be about having a vision and purpose for your life. For more information or to RSVP call (423) 362-7245.
September 4, 11:14 AM ET
Hi everyone! If you weren’t able to attend Art from the Heart 2.0, you can still purchase some of our auction items featured below. Each painting is $60 or your best offer. The Sportsbarn 2 month membership and t-shirts (a $300 value) are $100. For more info or to purchase one of these items please call (423) 266-1384 ext. 6.
August 30, 3:00 PM ET
Don't miss our latest blog, "The Heart of an Executive", about our Executive Director, Reginald Smith!
"...During his first year as Director, Reggie started the Bethlehem Leadership Unit. BLU is a program for Howard High School students which gives them a platform to share their ideas and solutions for community issues such as poverty, gang violence, and abuse..." Click below to read more.
August 29, 12:42 PM ET
Healthier Tennessee will host a meeting at the Beth for local residents to give input on how to make our community more active and provide access to fruits, vegetables, and more. Call (423) 362-7245 for more info.
Tell your friends!
Raquetta Dotley Karen Nichols Reginald Floyd Smith IIGloria Dubose Jennifer Hewitt Johnson Rose Mary Porter
August 28, 4:15 PM ET
Join us tomorrow for this awesome training with TechTown Chattanooga!
August 23, 4:21 PM ET
Here’s a #throwback to the Brother's of Kappa Iota and Eta Beta helping with the Bethelem Center's Nehemiah Project/Backpack Chattanooga Initiative. The goal of this event was to provide backpacks and school supplies for “Title 1" schools in Hamilton County, in which at least 90% of the students live in poverty. Over 6,500 backpacks were given. We were blessed and honored by the volunteers who lended a helping hand.
August 21, 4:34 PM ET
Join us for this training provided by TechTown Chattanooga!
August 17, 12:41 PM ET
Thank you to everyone who made Art from the Heart a success!
We couldn't have done it without you!
If you were not able to attend or have not had a chance to give, we still need your help! Every dollar you give will help us reach our $40,000 goal to support the Read to Lead academy.
Visit to make a donation or mail your check in to P.O. Box 2156 Chattanooga, TN 37409 with the gift designation “Art from the Heart 2.0”.

BMW of Chattanooga Cempa Community Care Altar'd State Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Pediatric Dentistry of Chattanooga Sportsbarn Laura Soler Grody Raquetta Dotley Debbie Boggs Jennifer Hewitt Johnson Rachel DeVore Morgan Reeves Reginald Floyd Smith Claire Overmyer
August 16, 1:54 PM ET
Tonight is Art from the Heart 2.0! Join us for this wonderful event where you can bid on beautiful paintings like this! Click below to buy your ticket or pay at the door. See you at 6 p.m. at the BMW of Chattanooga Showroom! (Painting by Ali Kay)

Bring your friends!
Oakwood Occasions News 12 Now WTVC-TV NewsChannel 9 News BIG 95.3 Debbie Boggs Reginald Floyd Smith II Laura Soler Grody Jennifer Hewitt Johnson Becky Hicks Claire Overmyer Raquetta Dotley Rachel DeVore Altar'd State Cempa Community Care Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Pediatric Dentistry of Chattanooga Sportsbarn
August 16, 1:00 PM ET
A silent and live art auction benefiting the Read to Lead Academy.

Our Wish List

Read to Lead Academy Needs:

  • Deodorant
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues
  • Pencils
  • Markers
  • Small dry erase boards/dry erase markers
  • Water bottles
  • Montessori Materials -Find here
  • White board with marker tray
  • Bookshelf and two bean bags
  • Cubbies
  • Tennis Balls for the chair legs
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Hand held musical instruments
  • Band-aids
  • Hot chips
  • Drink pouches
  • Cots
  • Paper towels
  • Facial tissue
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Board games
  • Sensory tools (fidgets, weighted blankets, gum, fidget cubes--NO fidget spinners!)

Funding for Rachel and Gracie to attend TBRI in Classrooms Training

Food Pantry Needs:

Peanut butter

Canned meats, fruits, vegetables & tomatoes

1 lb bags of rice or minute rice

Instant potatoes

Mac & cheese

Community Connection Needs:

Game prizes for adults

( journals, home decor, etc)

Digital Literacy Training
October 23 2018

Eating Smart Moving More
October 26 2018

Anchor of Hope Lunch & Learn
October 27 2018

Let's Play Bingo!
October 31 2018

Hallelujah Night
October 31 2018

Anchor of Hope Lunch & Learn
November 10 2018

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