• Rejoice: It’s good for the soul

    During Advent, one of the first Christmas carols we sing at my church is “O Come O Come Emmanuel.”

    It’s a melancholy song of Israel’s lament, of their crying out to God for relief from bondage and slavery, begging God to come and free them.

    But then the chorus goes: “Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.”

    Rejoice -- to feel and/or show great joy or delight.

  • Church news | Dec. 6, 2018

    Hymn sing Dec. 6

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing will be hosted by the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Campbellsburg, Thursday, Dec. 6, located at 9255 Main St, in Campbellsburg. Everyone is invited.

    Bible Reading Marathon returns

    The KY 120 United Bible Reading Marathon, sponsored by the Kentucky Prayer Focus and hosted by 120 counties of Kentucky, will begin at midnight, Jan. 1, and last until approximately 6 p.m., Jan. 4, 2019, at the Carrollton courthouse square.

  • The genuine peace of true Christmas

    The height of irony is that Christmas, the birth of the Prince of Peace, is full of busyness, exhaustion and stress. People in a rush to celebrate the birth of this Prince seem to be missing the point.

    Most who were originally anticipating the birth of the Prince of Peace missed the point, too. In the days of Caesar Augustus, when Joseph, Mary and their donkey were on their way to Bethlehem, God’s chosen people were waiting for a savior that would squash their enemies. Then there would be peace on earth.

  • Love and let love
  • Church News | Nov. 29, 2018

    Community cantata at Milton UMC Dec. 2

    Milton United Methodist Church will be hosting a community cantata, “Let Earth Receive Her King!” at 7 p.m. Dec. 2. All are invited to attend. Participating churches are Milton Baptist, Mt. Carmel Methodist, Bedford United Methodist, Corn Creek Baptist and Milton United Methodist.  We are located at 11100 US Hwy 421N in Milton.

    Arts Board sponsors church Christmas concert Dec. 7

  • Hungry? Come to God’s table

    Whenever my husband and I travel the 70 miles to eat the best pizza ever, we always make sure not to eat breakfast because we want to be good and hungry so it will be worth the trip.

    Barry gets two slices with green peppers, onions and mushrooms and I get one slice of Florentine pizza -- creamy ricotta cheese and spinach.

    As we eat, we close our eyes and smile, maybe sigh, because this is The. Best. Pizza. Ever.

    Not everyone loves pizza, but every human being is hungry, and the desire for food and to be fed is amazingly powerful.

  • Something to read before dinner

    Thanksgiving is such a wonderful celebration but not just because it gives us the opportunity to enjoy a day off of work, time with of our loved ones, and good food. Thanksgiving also gives us the opportunity to reflect on the many things in our lives for which we are thankful. It is a day that invites us to stop and be grateful for what we have been given.

  • Church News | Nov. 22, 2018

    Revival Nov. 24 at Milton United Methodist

    Milton United Methodist Church, 11100 Hwy. 421 North in Milton, will be holding a revival with Bro. Dan Fredrick, 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, with refreshments following. At 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, there will be a pitch-in following an evening service at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

  • Church News | Nov. 15, 2018

    Community Thanksgiving Service

    The area churches of Milton will host a Community Thanksgiving Service on 

    Sunday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Milton United Methodist 

    Church, 11100 Hwy. 421 N.

    The guest preacher will be Drew Oakley, 

    who grew up in Milton and is the former pastor of Carrollton United Methodist Church.

    As part of the service, area First Responders will be 

    honored and expressions of thanks shared with them. Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

  • When you pray

    Let me tell you a story about prayer. When I was 12, I looked up in the sky to the stars and heaven and asked God for a pony. Within a year my father had gotten a partner and bought a Hack Pony which is a pony that pulls and shows a two-wheel cart. You may have seen this at a fair. Of course, I was excited that my prayer had been answered.

    Over the next few years, I realized God does have a sense of humor. I never got to ride or show the pony. I only got to walk and feed it.