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  • Church news - Sept. 19, 2012

    Eighth annual youth conference is Sept. 22

    The Open Door Baptist Church, 1476 Highway 36 East in Carrollton will hold their 8th Annual Youth Conference on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. Dr. Dennis Corle will the the guest speaker. Corle is editor/publisher of Revival Fires and president of Revival Fires Baptist College. He travels all over the United States and Canada preaching God’s work.  Pastor Jerry Ison invites all youth to attend. Food, games and preaching will be provided.

    Hymn sing to be held Sept. 23 in Sanders

  • Obstacles, trials can offer lessons in life, making each person stronger

    James 1:2  “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.”

  • Sept. 29 event is more than a walk; funds help program match a child with a mentor

    Sept. 29 is the date for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carrollton Walk-a-Thon. We’ll meet at 9 a.m. at the county park and walk for as long or as little as inspiration will carry us.

    Of course, the core of a “walk” is walkers, and we certainly seek those. Envelopes are available at the Big Brothers Big sisters office at First Baptist Church. Please consider joining us for the fund raising event.

    What, you ask, is the money for?

  • Hopewell Church hosts homecoming

    Hopewell Community Church on Locust Road in Carroll County is having their annual homecoming celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9.

    Join the congregation for Bible study at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m., followed by an afternoon of fellowship and music. The public is invited to attend.

  • Sometimes, there really is truth in advertising

    I came across a story in which a fifth-grade teacher asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about what God is like.

    Psalm 8:2 says “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.”

    Below are some of the results of what the children wrote. Let these truths about God speak to your life and silence anything you are battling today:

     

  • Choose a relationship with Jesus and have the ‘best part’

    Life is full of choices. We choose daily different directions and options – everything from the color of the shirt we will wear to what we will eat for dinner.

    Everything in life is a choice, and everything we do is based on a decision. As we grow older, we sense the importance of making the right decisions. God gives us an open-book test; this life comes with an instruction manual called the Bible.

  • Church news - Aug. 29, 2012

    Hopewell church hosts annual homecoming

    Hopewell Community Church on Locust Road in Carroll County is having their annual homecoming celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9.

    Join the congregation for Bible study at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m., followed by an afternoon of fellowship and music.

    Everyone is invited.

    Trimble Hymn Sing at Hickory Grove UM

    The next Trimble County Hymn Sing is 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church, 363 Morton Ridge Road, Bedford.

  • No need to have fear; Belief in Jesus removes death’s ‘victory, sting’

    When people ask me what I do at my job at the newspaper, specifically what topics I write about, I tell them the shorthand version: old people, dead people and God.

    Actually, I cover a lot more than that, but those three — old people, dead people and God — are the three areas that seem to fall to me. This past week I wrote stories about four people who had died, and only one of them I would consider old.

    Of those four people, I attended three memorial services. As I write this, I have two services to attend in the coming week.

  • Church news - Aug. 22, 2012

    Stahl, Helm to perform at Worthville Baptist

    Keyboardist/vocalist Dave Stahl and saxophonist Freddy Helm will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Worthville Baptist Church.

    The duo has entertained throughout the state for three years, performing regularly at  Kentucky State Parks, as well as community events, corporate events, conventions and the Scottsburg Jamboree.

    A love offering will be received. The public is invited to attend.    

    Ghent church hosts Family Fun Fest

  • First Apostolic hosting multi-family yard sale

    First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street, in Carrollton is holding a multifamily church yard sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Thursday, Aug. 16, and starting at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17.

    For sale will be clothes, small appliances, knick knacks, furniture, and more – all good quality.