Step uP Chattanooga — Info Blog
Spring 2021 WORK LIFE CLASS: Sharing Life Stories — One class participant has drawn images to represent what she was feeling as each person shared their Life Story. She drew the sketch (below) for the Step uP Work Life Class Facilitator.
You can support us every time you buy Amazon. Write “Step uP Chattanooga” in the blank: “Or pick your own charitable organization” box. Link
WORK LIFE CLASS EVALS
What Step uP Second Semester Grads are saying about the Step uP Work Life classes:
“A foundation for life, advice on resumes, positive attitudes, and the importance of quality work.”
Please Support our Chattanooga Area Business Donors
THE ICE CREAM SHOW – Owned by Lynda E. Curtis – (Coffee Too! Click below)
WALMART COMMUNITY Grants Team NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET # 5143
WALMART COMMUNITY Grants Team NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET # 3619
Specialized in: Home Pet Sitting – Dog Walking – Pack Hikes (931)805-9355
We are humbly grateful to God and to our many supporters for the November 22nd event “Step uP and Overcome.” With approximately 50 Silverdale Detention Center female inmates attending the event as our guests, after speakers, music, and food, several inmates responded to an invitation to accept Jesus Christ as Savior.
More women stepped forward to express their desire to realign their lives with God’s plans and purposes through repentance and prayer. There were many tears and prayers and loving hugs.
The Step uP & Overcome Event was made possible through the permission of the Silverdale Reentry Director, Wendy Harris, the planning of Step uP Chattanooga Director, Stephanie Toombs, board members, and the allies serving in the Step up Silverdale Work Life Program (see articles below), plus twenty servant-hearted volunteers.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
- Shawanna Kendrick – Main Speaker
- Stephanie Graham & Susan Moss – Silverdale Baptist Musicians
- Shan Jones – Worship through Interpretive Dance
- Mark Habermas, Silverdale Baptist Pastor – Speaker, also providing communion items and sound equipment
- Hickory Valley Christian Church & City Church – Donation & Goody-Bag items
- Individuals Donating for expenses
We are very grateful to the many prayer partners, to the women volunteers attending who were integral in loving and serving and encouraging the inmates: Cheryl Alonge, Sharon Hahn, Betty Mealus, Christina Wilson, Rosemary Moffitt, Lori Wachtel, Olevia Dantzler, Margaret Jones, and Martha Langley.
Also for gentlemen volunteers who did the heavy lifting, set-up, takedown, and serve communion: Darryl Moffitt, Marvin Hahn, Peter Mealus, Don Hopkins, and Joe Toombs.
Step uP Silverdale Ally: Sharon
Why am I volunteering as an ally for the Step uP Silverdale Work Life participants? I felt this was where God wanted me. I want the women there to know how important they are to me and in God’s eyes. I want them to feel my love and the love of our Heavenly Father.
Over the years, I’ve served in short term missions – building churches and homes. I’ve been a church class leader and teacher. Also involved in Tres Dias and Cleansing Stream ministries, and I have taken a small group to Albania to hold a Ladies Conference.
Celebrating 61 years of marriage with my sweetheart and best friend, I’ve watched our family grow to some 30 loved ones. My prayer is that each one will know Christ and make Heaven their final home.
Step uP Silverdale Ally: Kathryn
Hi! I am so excited to be a part of Step Up Chattanooga! I own a medium-sized service business that I started ten years ago as a high schooler. It has since grown to serve 5 cities in two different states.
MORE GREAT NEWS!
Step uP Chattanooga’s Summer Graduates First Graduating Work Life Class
Silverdale Detention Center July 2019
Brandi M. – Emi S. – Kacy S.-Latoya S. -Lulu B. – Shainna F