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  • Church news | Feb. 15, 2018

    Soup supper Friday, Feb. 16, at Relevant

    Relevant Apostolic Church, 2505 Highland Ave., Carrollton, will host its annual Spring Soup Supper Friday, Feb. 16, from 4-7:30 p.m.

    The soups that will be served are taco, vegetable beef, chili, potato, cream of broccoli, chicken noodle and bean soup. Assorted sandwiches, chips, desserts and drinks also will be served.

    Pastor Rusty Bennett welcomes everyone. Donations accepted.

     

    Couples retreat at Carrollton Christian

  • A word of warning about words

    No matter how many times we remind ourselves that “words can never hurt me,” we know better. We are careful about words, forbid certain words, and help people recover from certain words, because words obviously hurt us. Why else would people use them against their enemies? Why else do we fire people for using certain words? Why do we still remember most of the unkind words used against us? No, words work. And Jesus suggests in Matthew 5:21-26 that they work so well we should guard against them with the same energy we guard against the commandment against murder.

  • Beware of the blue truck

    Mildred was the town gossip and self-appointed monitor of the town’s morals. She kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several people obviously did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

    She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new resident, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old blue pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told George and others, that everyone seeing it there would know exactly what he was doing.

  • Church security class Feb. 22

    Carrollton Police Department will host a second church security training class Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carrollton city hall, 750 Clay St.

    Since the first church security training, there have been several requests by churches who were unable to attend for additional classes, organizer Chaplain Tim Polley said. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell will supply the information that church leadership and church security teams need to improve the security and safety of its houses of worship.

  • St. John’s holds Ash Wednesday services

    St. John the Evangelist will hold Ash Wednesday services on Feb. 14, at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (bilingual).

  • Crossing a border

    Although we live in a country where we are sometimes divided by politics, theories, and even perceptions of right and wrong, we still have 48 states in one location, plus Hawaii and Alaska added. We have the opportunity to go from state to state by simply driving on through. State roads, interstates and even county two-lane highways have a sign entering and leaving whatever state that you are in.

    Now, what does that have to do with our lives?

  • It’s a wonderful life

    If you were to have an experience like George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, what would you discover to be the real meaning and purpose of your life on planet Earth.

    Living a life of purpose reflects who you are deep inside, your beliefs, values and passion for living. It is about following your heart and doing what you love to do with passion and purpose.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 25, 2018

    Thursday, Jan. 25

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. at Collide Meeting Center, 1208 Highland Ave.

  • Gospel concert Jan. 27

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford will offer a free concert by gospel singer, Mark Bishop, 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27. All are invited. Free admission, love offering will be accepted. For more information please call Pastor Bobby Wade (502) 255-7510.

  • Behold, the Lamb of God

    John the Baptist said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”(JN 1:35-42)