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  • Church News | June 11, 2015

    VBS at English Baptist

    English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy. 389 in English, will hold Vacation Bible School from Monday through Friday, June 15-19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All are welcome.

    Worthville Christian hosts yard sale

  • Peace and war

    Peace is fleeting these days. We can hardly count on two days in a row without heartbreaking reporting of conflict and death. The next you know we’ll be reading about vipers invading our playgrounds.

    Actually, that is a good sign.

    As the prophet Isaiah tells it, there is an age of peace coming, and one of the signs of this age is the absence of age-old conflicts and fears. Like snakes.

  • Church News | June 4, 2015

    English Baptist holds yard sale June 4-6

    English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy 389 in English is holding a yard sale from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. June 4-6.

    Community giveaway at Sanders Baptist

    Sanders Baptist Church will hold its annual community giveaway this Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Items will include clothing and housewares and all is free.  Donations will be accepted toward the mission programs at the church.

  • Decisions, decisions

    A young man had been promoted to an important position in his company. He’d never dreamed he’d be in such a position, much less at such a young age. So he went to see the venerable old timer in the company, and said, “Sir, I was wondering if you could give me some advice.”

    The old timer came back with just two words: “Right decisions!”

  • Let God guide you on your next step in life’s journey

    As we approach the season of graduation, I pause to reflect on when I graduated high school. Fourty-three years ago I walked across the stage and received a high school diploma from Owen County High School.

    At the age of 18, I thought I knew what I would be doing for the rest of my life. As high school and college graduates who have completed “required classes” begin to step into the next place in our lives, we often stop and question if it is right.

  • Deaf conference June 11

    Open Door Baptist Church, 1476 Hwy. 36 East, Carrollton, will host the 11th annual Deaf Conference June 6-7. 

    The event begins at 5 p.m. June 6, with a cookout, followed by services at 6 p.m. On Sunday, June 7, Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. and church service at 11 a.m., followed by food and fellowship. Guest speakers are Mike and Candy Bader, pictured.

  • Writer looks to writings, lyrics for miscellaneous musings, random scribbles

    Once again, after going through my column ideas folder of scribbled notes on church bulletins, saved emails and starts of columns I haven’t finished, I’m turning these random bits of miscellany into today’s column.

    I hope some of these thoughts will be helpful to someone reading this.

    • “How could a thorn ever be grace?” That’s from a song, “Strong,” that I heard at a church recently. Thorns hurt, and I was hurting that day.

  • Church News | May 14, 2015

    Ghent Baptist Church celebrates 215 years of worship May 17

    Ghent Baptist Church will celebrate 215 years of worship on Sunday, May 17. Service begins at 10:50 a.m. followed by a fellowship lunch.

    The celebration will include special music, a presentation of the anniversary cookbooks, dedication of the church family quilt and a special presentation reflecting the church’s 215 years of loving God and loving people.

  • In dedication to mothers

    Last Sunday, May 10, we celebrated Mother’s Day. One day out of the year, we have this beautiful opportunity to give back to the people who have given us so much: our moms. We love them (at times, maybe not so much) and as we get older, sometimes, we become them. Whether she carried you inside of her for nine months or is a non-blood related woman who has loved you like her own, most people can identify a person who they can be thankful for on this holiday.

  • Methodist church celebrates 225th anniversary at Masterson House

     On May 17, members of the Carrollton United Methodist Church are returning to where it all began in honor of the 225th anniversary of the congregation. In 1790, Methodists began meeting in the home of Richard and Sarah Masterson for worship. Little did they know that their gatherings would continue unbroken for more than two centuries. In celebration, the church’s May 17 Sunday service will be held outdoors at the Masterson House at 10:45 a.m.