Youth Help with Tornado Cleanup

By Pastor Geoff Starr Tornadoes devastated parts of the Southeast on April 12, 2020, over Easter weekend. As soon as we could get out of our own neighborhoods, we asked the youth of the Collegedale area to come and help clear the trees off people’s cars and houses. We had a good response with youth … Read more

How the East Lake Ministry Began

By Mary Anne Turner David and Mary Anne Turner are Sabbath School leaders at McDonald Road Church with a passion for outreach. Here, Mary Anne shares how their ministry in the East Lake Courts area of Chattanooga, Tenn., began. We have had people ask how our East Lake Courts ministry started. Here’s how it all … Read more

Creativity Flows at Wednesday Night Out

Many thanks to those who led out and everyone who participated in the six weeks of Wednesday Night Out. Attendees practiced painting, woodworking, and crocheting in addition to a meal and study groups. It was a great time of fun and fellowship together!

Rocky Railway VBS 2020

All aboard! Rocky Railway VBS is chugging through our church July 13-17, 2020. On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting in Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. Learn more, sign up to be a volunteer, and share information with friends:

Collegedale Academy First Graders Help Koalas

With a gentle nudge from God and a loose tie to their classroom theme, the first graders at Collegedale Academy raised $1500 for the koalas impacted by the wild fires in Australia. First grade teacher Mrs. Schepers uses a bear theme to create a fun and organized learning environment for her students, so the project … Read more

Using Your Talents for Others

Story & Photos by Janice Parker The ladies of McDonald Road Church under the leadership of Arlene Lewis, used their God-given talents to make hats, mittens, scarves, and scrubbies for their sisters and brothers of the East Lake Courts, so they could stay warm during the winter months. On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, several boxes … Read more

Wednesday Night Out

Wednesday Night Out Starts this Week! We’ll meet each Wednesday evening for the next 6 weeks (now through February 26) to share a meal and explore some fun topics together. Keep reading to find a topic that interests you. Topics: Prayer Meeting – Pastor Fred R. Fuller (Sanctuary) Authentic Manhood: A Man and His Design … Read more

Collegedale Academy: Upcoming Opportunities

The McDonald Road Church works very hard to support each ministry of our church body. As you know, Collegedale Academy is our K-12 educational and ministry partner; also known as a “constituent church.” We support Adventist Education in a variety of ways at the McDonald Road Church. Our hope is that you are able to … Read more

YiELD Ministry Disciples Youth in Collegedale

By Geoff Starr & Becky Brooks / Photo: Geoff Starr There’s something new happening for the youth in the Collegedale area. It’s called YiELD and it’s a way for youth to feel more connected community-wide and gain a stronger sense of how to be a disciple of Christ. “Our goal is to disciple the youth … Read more