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  • Church news | March 15, 2018

    Stations of the Cross at St. John’s Church

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 505 Fifth St. in Carrollton, invites everyone to attend Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (Spanish) during Lent.

    There will also be a noon Mass during the month of March.

    Calvary Full Gospel hosts Eckart March 18

    Evangelist Matthew Eckart will be speaking at Calvary Full Gospel Church, 39 Mattrick St., Prestonville, Ky. on Sunday March 18, at 10 a.m.

  • Where was God during the recent flood?

    1 Corinthians 12:12-31

  • Church news | March 8, 2018

    Reconciliation Service, guest speaker March 12

    St. John Catholic Church, 505 Fifth St. in Carrollton, invites everyone to attend a Reconciliation Service Monday, March 12, following the 6 p.m. Mass. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Msgr. William F. Cleves, past president of Thomas More College in Edgewood, Ky. and current pastor of Holy Spirit Church in Newport, Ky.

    Everyone also is invited to attend Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m. or in Spanish at 7:30 p.m. during Lent. There will still be the noon Mass during March.

  • Hope in the night, light in the darkness

    Several years ago I began a column: “The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the ‘week from hell.’

    “We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad. We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.

    “Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness. We scowled. We sulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.

    “It was one B-A-D week.”

    That could be said of the past several weeks, locally and globally.

  • ‘Be like Hur’

    This past Valentine’s Day, the newspaper ran a story I wrote about Harry and Charlotte Austin who have been sweethearts since Charlotte was 10 and Harry was 11.

    They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

    I’ve written about them before -- they sit behind me in church on Saturday nights.

    For the past five or so years Charlotte has had dementia, and in 2015 she had a stroke that affected her left side.

  • Church news | Feb. 22, 2018

    Church security training class Feb. 22

    Carrollton Police Department will host a second church security training class Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carrollton city hall, 750 Clay St.

  • Church news | Feb. 15, 2018

    Soup supper Friday, Feb. 16, at Relevant

    Relevant Apostolic Church, 2505 Highland Ave., Carrollton, will host its annual Spring Soup Supper Friday, Feb. 16, from 4-7:30 p.m.

    The soups that will be served are taco, vegetable beef, chili, potato, cream of broccoli, chicken noodle and bean soup. Assorted sandwiches, chips, desserts and drinks also will be served.

    Pastor Rusty Bennett welcomes everyone. Donations accepted.

     

    Couples retreat at Carrollton Christian

  • A word of warning about words

    No matter how many times we remind ourselves that “words can never hurt me,” we know better. We are careful about words, forbid certain words, and help people recover from certain words, because words obviously hurt us. Why else would people use them against their enemies? Why else do we fire people for using certain words? Why do we still remember most of the unkind words used against us? No, words work. And Jesus suggests in Matthew 5:21-26 that they work so well we should guard against them with the same energy we guard against the commandment against murder.

  • Beware of the blue truck

    Mildred was the town gossip and self-appointed monitor of the town’s morals. She kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several people obviously did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

    She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new resident, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old blue pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told George and others, that everyone seeing it there would know exactly what he was doing.

  • Church security class Feb. 22

    Carrollton Police Department will host a second church security training class Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carrollton city hall, 750 Clay St.

    Since the first church security training, there have been several requests by churches who were unable to attend for additional classes, organizer Chaplain Tim Polley said. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell will supply the information that church leadership and church security teams need to improve the security and safety of its houses of worship.