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Religion

  • Carrollton Methodist welcomes new pastor

    Carrollton United Methodist Church recently welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Drew Oakley.

    Oakley, 26, is a native of Milton, graduating from Trimble County High School in 2003. He received a degree in architecture from the University of Kentucky shortly after accepting his call to the ministry.

  • This summer may be very hot, but it can be worse…

    In this month of July we have been through a very hot summer here in Carrollton. And almost everywhere in the United States, the weather stations have advised us to be careful when we go outside, to have water handy and to have functioning air conditioning units in our cars to be prepared for the hotter days.

    This reminds me that as Christians we have to be like the weather stations, informing and warning the people that if their ways of living do not change and they keep doing whatever they want they are heading to a very hot place, “Hell.”

  • Pearl of great price buried deep in time of ‘me first’

    Solomon was dreaming about his new ministry as king of God’s people Israel. King David, his father, had been a most worthy leader, and Solomon wanted so much to follow in his father’s footsteps and govern well.

    This young king understood the awesome privilege and responsibility he was facing (1 Kings 3:5-9).

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Carroll County: Why we do what we do

    Plans are under way for our second walkathon, 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 24 at county park to support the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Carrollton. Our second full school year is nearly upon us, and we look forward to the new mentoring friendships on the way.

    During our most recent planning meeting, a handful of board members started talking about why we serve as mentors and leaders in this effort to bring more quality adults into the lives of children. We came up with 10 solid reasons. Maybe they will influence you to come alongside us in this effort.

  • Church hosts conference for deaf
  • Small groups provide guidance, camaraderie, encouragement

    I really anticipate early Saturday mornings. I know that the following awaits me: good coffee, great conversations about life and the Bible, and deep friendships that encourage me as a husband, father and friend.

    No matter how long we gather together over coffee, I walk away strengthened, encouraged and challenged in my own life; for this, I am grateful.

    I am appreciative of what my friends can bring to the table on a Saturday morning, and I hope that the feeling is mutual.

  • Vacation Bible school set

    Carrollton Christian Church holds 2011 Vacation Bible School 6-8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 11-15 The theme is “Inside Out and Upside Down Main Street, where Jesus makes a difference every day.” Pre-school through sixth grade (minimum age 4 years old) are invited and asked to bring a friend. Vacation bible school is a collaborative effort of Carrollton Christian, St. John the Evangelist Catholic and United Methodist churches. For more information please call (502) 732-5708.

  • Don’t carve hurt in stone, let it blow away in sands

  • IN GOD'S HOUSE

    I spent several hours last week preparing my Bible study lessons on the Book of Genesis. It is amazing to compare the story of creation to life as it is today.

    The study on creation helped me, more and more, to see life of God in every one and in every thing. I see the vibration of God’s life everywhere.

    These days, all of us enjoy the sunrise and sunset.

  • CHURCH NEWS

    Ghent Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible school from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, to Wednesday, June 29, for children ages 5-11.

    This year’s theme is “Rev it Up — Full Throttle for God.”