March 15, 2:00 PM ET
We hope to see you tomorrow at the Titus II Women Lunch & Learn here at the Beth! The event starts at 3 pm and Rivers of Living Water Christian Center will provide a delicious meal followed by an inspiring message.
March 14, 3:11 PM ET
Thank you to everyone who came to the Breakfast of Champions this morning! We had a wonderful time celebrating the Alpha Circle - United Methodist Women.

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March 11, 4:36 PM ET
Have you RSVP'd for the Breakfast of Champions yet? There's still time! Register today and help us celebrate the Alpha Circle - United Methodist Women this Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 am.
March 6, 2:56 PM ET
Don't miss the FREE six-week class on how to prevent and manage chronic diseases at the Beth! The class starts tomorrow at 12pm and will be every Thursday.
Call (423) 362-7245 to Rsvp today!
March 4, 3:38 PM ET
Thank you Foodcity (St. Elmo location) for your donation of $2,000 in gift cards for our Partnership Food Pantry! (Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults)
We are thrilled to share your generosity with the Alton Park Community.
February 28, 4:20 PM ET
Say hello to our Star Student of the Month, Detorious!
Detorious is a spirited boy who always keeps the staff on their toes! He is helpful, determined, and dedicated to his work and friendships. In his free time he enjoys eating, playing, and laughing with his friends. Detorious’s teachers acknowledge his maturity and are so proud of him!
February 27, 1:43 PM ET
Check out our latest blog by our intern, Marie!

"...I was originally assigned to work with the middle schoolers, known as the Butterflies. I have a very close connection with each one of them. I’m aware of what they like, dislike, what intrigues them, and even the way they speak (because most times they like to speak in codes, lol). During my time with them, I have strongly bonded with one special girl in particular named Quinntazia..."

Click the link to read more!
February 19, 3:00 PM ET
Support the Beth this Saturday, February 23 from 11am -4pm at Barnes & Noble! (2100 Hamilton Pl Blvd.) Enjoy a book signing with local authors and story time and crafts for your children. A portion of all purchases (except for the Nook) will benefit our Read to Lead Academy! All you have to do is mention the Beth to your cashier. See you there!
February 15, 2:26 PM ET
Join us at the Beth this Monday, February 18 at 6pm for UTC's Medical Career Open House! Meet with instructors, learn about different career options, and more!
No high school diploma or GED required!
You can register for UTC's medical program at
Please call (423) 425-4344 for more information.
February 7, 1:07 PM ET
UTC will provide an open house on Feb. 18 at 6pm at the Beth for anyone interested in a medical career. Careers include phlebotomy, medical billing, pharmacy tech, and more!
You will also meet with instructors, learn about funding, and network with employers.
No high school diploma or GED required!

You can register at

Please call (423) 425-4344 for more info.
February 6, 4:40 PM ET
Join us on Saturday, Feb. 16 for our Titus II Woman Lunch & Learn as we watch the movie "War Room". Afterwards we'll discuss the importance of prayer and how it can benefit our lives. The event starts at 3pm. See you there!
February 4, 11:57 AM ET
Support the Beth on February 11 by enjoying a meal at Texas Roadhouse (Hixson location)from 4 - 8 pm! 10% of proceeds will benefit our programs for youth and adults. Show this flyer to your server the night of event in order for your meal to support the Beth!
January 29, 5:00 PM ET
Read our latest blog written by our social work intern, Grace!
"...Coming into this internship, I thought I knew what it meant to put myself in someone else’s shoes. Then I met a little girl named Jamariya. She lives near the Beth with her mom and siblings. If anyone has a reason to feel like a victim, it’s her. Jamariya comes from a single-parent, low-income household, and lives in a notoriously high-risk neighborhood for crime. However, after spending time in the Eggs classroom (our K - 1st graders), I realized that she is one of the best students in her class..."
January 28, 1:55 PM ET
Say hello to our newest Star Student, Shatorria!
Shatorria is a sweet girl who consistently makes the staff proud of her growth. She's always a helping hand to her teachers and it never goes unnoticed! In her free time, she enjoys eating, dancing, and talking to friends. We are so happy to have Shatorria with us at the Beth!
January 22, 1:16 PM ET
Thank you Baylor School, Girls Preparatory School, and McCallie School for spending time with our students for #MLKDayofService! You guys also did an awesome job organizing and setting up our reading rooms :) Are kiddos are going to enjoy them so much!
#MLK2019 #thebeth #GiveWhereYouLive #Volunteershoutout
January 21, 1:13 PM ET
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr.
January 17, 2:07 PM ET
The Titus II Woman Lunch & Learn will be at the Beth this Saturday, January 19! The topic is on how to better your faith and overall life. The event is from 3-5pm.
To RSVP please call (423) 362-7245.
January 8, 4:14 PM ET
Our favorite girl squad is back together again!❤️We’re so excited for another year of the Read to Lead Academy.😁
January 1, 12:21 PM ET
Happy New Year!
We wish you and your loved ones a year full of love and joy!
December 25, 12:19 PM ET
Merry Christmas! Enjoy this poem by our Beth staff member Jennifer Hewitt Johnson.

"Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas"
(Christmas festivities are good, but God is great. He is the One we celebrate!)

The tree is lit up and the stockings are hung.
Presents are wrapped and loved ones have come.
We anticipate all the fun times ahead—
The laughter, the games, and our bellies well-fed.
But let’s pause for a moment to reflect on this time.
There’s a much better reason for our faces to shine.
God sent His Son to the earth to dwell.
We know His name—Emmanuel.
Angels and shepherds proclaimed His birth.
All heaven declared the Savior’s great worth.
As the years passed, the story did unfold.
It was just as Isaiah the prophet foretold.
The Son grew in favor with God and man,
All to fulfill His Father’s plan.
He preached the Word. He healed the sick.
He loved all the people wherever He went.
Then when the time came, He died on sin’s tree—
This is the way He sets people free.
In heavenly power, He defeated the grave.
He rose again! His purpose? To save!
So let us remember this Christmas morn’:
To celebrate the babe, Christ Jesus, who was born.
December 20, 1:36 PM ET
Thank you Synovus for your donation to our Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults Food Pantry! We appreciate you helping us keep our pantry stocked for our community.
December 19, 11:08 AM ET
Congrats to the most recent Impact1 graduates!
It's been a pleasure for Impact1 and the Beth to work with Corey, Dennis, Montez, Javontae, Ralph and Shuntae (the first lady graduate!).
We're looking forward to 2019 and new opportunities. Class 19 begins on January 17!

For more info about joining Impact1 visit
December 18, 12:26 PM ET
Thank you The FEED co. Table & Tavern , 1885 Grill , and Tremont Tavern for supporting the Bethlehem Center! Because of your generosity we can continue our programs for youth and adults in South Chattanooga. #unitedwecan #makeadifference #sponsorshoutout
December 17, 2:55 PM ET
If you'd like to volunteer and help our Read to Lead students buy Christmas gifts for their loved ones, please preregister by emailing [email protected] Christmas shopping is this Thursday, Dec.20th at 10am at the Walmart in Tiftonia. (3550 Cummings Hwy). See you there!
December 14, 12:43 PM ET
Our latest blog by our Read to Lead after-school teacher, Ms. Keisha, is sure to make you smile! Check it out!

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)

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Join us for a FREE live simulcast of the Empowered to Connect Conference on April 5th & 6th at Hixson UMC!

The conference features Trust-Based Relational Intervention methods that were

 created to help better serve children from hard places.


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