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Religion

  • Just when a person thinks he’s alone, God rides up on a tractor to the rescue

    Years ago, we had a neighbor, Sandy, who moved into the house around the bend from ours.

    She and her husband and two kids moved to Florida from New Jersey where her husband had struggled with a drug addiction — and a girlfriend.

    They came to make a new start, which only lasted a few weeks. Sandy’s husband decided he wasn’t ready to give up his girlfriend and moved back to New Jersey.

  • ‘They may all be one’  

    In the Gospel of St. John 17:21 we read Jesus praying “That they may all be one.” This week is dedicated for a week of prayer for Christian Unity.

    Last Saturday, the ministerial association organized an ecumenical gathering at St. John Church hall. Breakfast and talk by former pastor of Methodist church, Shannon Boaz, expressed our Christian unity. She asked everyone in the group to share a few words of appreciation about others. She reminded us the letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians chapter 12 ‘One Body, Many Parts.’

  • It’s time to look at life and avoid complacency

    The Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard wrote a story about a wild duck. The wild duck was flying with his fellow comrades in the springtime northward across Europe. At one point during the flight the flock spotted a barnyard and decided to descend and rest. When they landed they immediately noticed the barnyard was occupied by a large number of tame ducks. The wild duck did not realize at the time that this chance encounter would change the course of his life. 

  • Church news - Jan. 11, 2012

    Ecumenical breakfast to be held Jan. 14 at St. John’s Catholic Church

    Jan. 18-25 is celebrated as the Week for Christian Unity.

    The Carroll County Ministerial Association is coordinating an ecumenical gathering.

    It includes breakfast in the parish hall at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m.

    The Rev. Chris White and his team will prepare the pancakes.

    The guest speaker is The Rev. Shannon Boaz, former pastor of the United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome.

  • A love of buildings shows they’re built for great things

    Last month my husband and I went to Charlotte, N.C., one of our favorite cities.

    We stayed uptown — which I would call downtown, but what do I know? — right in the middle of all the tall buildings and skyscrapers.

    I have a confession to make. I love buildings. I mean, I love, l-o-v-e buildings, like chocoholics love chocolate and pie-aholics love pie. Well, maybe not that much, but I love architecture and design, Gothic arches and flying buttresses.

  • Trimble Hymn Sing

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held the first Thursday each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held Thursday, Jan. 5 at Bedford United Methodist Church.

  • CAC’s live nativity
  • Church news - Dec. 21, 2011

    Communion service set for Dec. 24, 7 p.m.

    Carrollton United Methodist Church 310 Highland Avenue will hold its Christmas Eve Communion Service Saturday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

    Song service planned at Dean Memorial

    Dean Memorial United Methodist Church in Worthville invites everyone to join them in celebrating songs of the season being performed by local talent on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. 

    For additional information, contact Pastor Cecilia Murray at (502) 525-5664.

  • Dean Memorial holds special song service

    Dean Memorial United Methodist Church in Worthville invites the community to join them in celebrating songs of the season being performed by local talent on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.  For additional information, contact Pastor Cecilia Murray at (502) 525-5664.

  • ‘Take five’ to reflect on the real meaning of Christmas

    Saint Paul encourages us in 1 Thessalonians, “Rejoice always…for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    It takes conscious decision making to stay focused on this message as Christmas gallops toward us like a deer in headlights and the days get more and more hectic. When we are most preoccupied, most overwhelmed, most disheartened, it’s the perfect time to “take five.”