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  • Vacation Bible school at English Baptist Church to have a New York theme

    English Baptist Church will be the site of the “Big Apple Adventure.” Amid the exciting sights and sounds of the city, youngsters will learn that they can connect faith and life through a relationship with Jesus.

    The program is Vacation Bible school at English Baptist Church. Children age four through grade seven are welcome. The program 6-8:30 p.m. June 26-30.

    In the one-week adventure, kids will visit worship at Times Square, Bible study at Battery Park, music backstage, playground 1017 and the crafts district.

  • Church news - June 8, 2011

    Apostolic church sets Vacation Bible school

    Calvary Apostolic Church, 1103 Eighth St. in Carrollton hosts Vacation Bible School for children ages 3-13 from 5-7:30 p.m. June 13-15. The theme is Feasting on the Word of God. For more information, call (502)-732-5808

    Hymn sing planned at Whites Run Baptist

  • Family Worship collects donations to assist in Joplin, Mo. disaster relief

    The Family Worship Center in Carrollton is spearheading a relief effort in support of those affected by the recent tornado in Joplin, Mo.

    Currently, many of the residents of Joplin are without electricity and water, so many of the items being sent (canned goods, boxed foods, etc.) are currently unusable.

    Those wishing to support the relief efforts may donate the following items:

    •Gift cards from Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target or Walmart

    •Bottled water and protein bars

  • Draw from deep within to replenish the human soul

    In his book, “The Kingdom Within,” John Sanford tells about a well at an old farmhouse in New Hampshire where his family spent their summers. For many years, the house did not have modern plumbing or electricity; all the water came from the well outside the front door. The water was unusually clear and cool, and the well never ran dry, even during the hottest summers when other families had to haul water from a nearby lake.

  • Passages help to answer questions about the Bible

    You might ask yourself the question: Is the Bible the book for me? Well I can honestly tell you, the Bible is the book that God has left for every human being, from the youngest to the oldest. It is an invaluable book; it can transform the life of everyone. God’s advice is timeless and is what He desires for humanity.

    How would my life be if I followed God’s Word:

    • I would understand that there is a trial after death. Hebrews 9:27

    •I would obey the commands of God. Psalms 119:60

  • Easter ‘alleluia’ resonates until feast of Pentecost

    Have you seen the large wooden cross in our churchyard on Fifth Street? I watch people staring at the draped cross as they walk or drive by.

    Some people in the community have asked me why that “white rag” is hanging on the cross. Once in a while, young people rearrange the cloth just for fun.

    Periodically, I wash and iron the cloth because the wind and rain and birds take their toll on it. I am so happy that it is not being ignored.

  • ‘Intentional’ conversations with kids can help them process tough issues

    A few weeks ago, severe storms and tornadoes ravaged Alabama. Many people lost their lives; many more lost their homes and more. 

    It was a story that, like the Japanese earthquake, became so up-close and transparent with the aid of technology. Because of the instant access to details, videos, and nearness of current events today, teenagers and children have the potential to be instantly exposed to the same information that adults once had to wait for once every 24 hours on the 6 o’clock news. 

  • Men appeal for leniency as we honor our mothers

    Dear Mothers,

    As usual, this Mother’s Day we offer confession and ask for leniency.

    The “we” of this confession are men. You may have heard of us.

    We are usually referred to as he or him, Adam, son, husband, dad, brother, chap, mate, or, among friends, baron. We are those persons most likely to wear the same clothes two days in a row and then expect you to wash those clothes. We are the people of whom a T-shirt was once made: “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” Remember us now?

  • Quakers plan new worship services

    Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends,” will be  meeting for unprogrammed worship every Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. beginning May 7 at the Port Royal Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road (State Hwy. 193), Port Royal. This informal group is under the guidance of the Lexington Friends Meeting. For information, contact Betsy Packard at dogbydob123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • To recognize Jesus, simply open the eyes to see him

    There is a story about a king who decided to set aside a special day to honor his greatest subject. When the big day arrived, there was a large gathering in the palace courtyard.

    Four finalists were brought forward, and from these four, the king would select the winner. The first person presented was a wealthy philanthropist. The king was told that this man was highly deserving of the honor because of his humanitarian efforts. He had given much of his wealth to the poor.